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Flooding 2017 News

More flood barrier removal

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:15 am

More flood barriers along Mill Creek will be broken down today as the threat of flooding in those areas lessens. Laura Wilson, communications officer with the...

Flooding: will they sue?

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

As Okanagan Lake slowly starts to recede, rumours are beginning to swirl about the possibility of a class-action lawsuit over this spring's flooding crisis....

Don't replace that dock yet

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:37 pm

Don't be too eager to replace your dock. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations says property owners need to have provincial permits before rebuilding any...

How long till lake normal?

Jun 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Summer could be half over by the time Okanagan Lake is "back to normal." In a best-case scenario, the lake is expected to drop to its usual...

Lake continues slow fall

Jun 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

The level of Okanagan Lake continues its downward progression. As of 4:30 Tuesday morning, the lake level sat at 343.177 metres above sea level. That's a...

Give us back the beach

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The flooding crisis the Okanagan is enduring could give the province a chance to come to the aid of residents who feel they have been denied unfettered access...

Province will help cleanup

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is asking private property owners to hold off on tearing down sandbag walls, because the provincial government is...

Sandbags moved, for some

Jun 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

Redeployment of sandbags continued Monday in Kelowna, in areas upstream from creek banks and away from the lake. Crews removed sandbags in some areas east of...

Here comes the wind

Jun 16, 2017 / 6:11 pm

Winds were seen picking up by the Kelowna Yacht club around 6 p.m. on Friday night. Environment Canada's special weather statement, calling for more wind...

Some sandbags can go

Jun 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

As Okanagan Lake's rapid rise appears to have come to a halt, some residents can begin removing sandbags from their properties. Central Okanagan Emergency...

Overseas prayers for city

Jun 16, 2017 / 10:08 am

News of Kelowna's battle against rising waters has reached a seemingly unlikely locale. The Consulate General of the Solomon Islands, Ashwant Dwivedi, sent...

Flooding, erosion possible

Jun 15, 2017 / 9:07 am

Strong winds and accompanying waves could cause some flooding and shoreline erosion on lakes around the Okanagan today. A special weather statement for the...

Mars won't drain lake

Jun 15, 2017 / 5:45 am

Another day, another far-fetched (out of the box) way to get the level of Okanagan Lake down quickly. This one involves the Martin Mars water bomber. The iconic...

Can return home

Jun 14, 2017 / 2:56 pm

An evacuation alert has been lifted for a home in Lake Country. The Emergency Operation Centre said residents are able to go back to 3550 Woodsdale Rd. at...

Lake lowers, threat remains

Jun 14, 2017 / 8:00 am

The level of Okanagan Lake took a significant dip over the past 24 hours, but officials with the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre say the flood risk...

$6M for flood mitigation

Jun 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The bills keep climbing as the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre does all it can to fight back rising flood waters. To date, the EOC has requested...

Flooding: it's not over yet

Jun 13, 2017 / 12:11 pm

Crews are starting to remove sandbags and protective measures from some areas – but it does not mean flooding is finished. The Central Okanagan Emergency...

Lake takes another dip

Jun 13, 2017 / 7:30 am

The gradual recession of Okanagan lake continued again Tuesday. As of 4:25 Tuesday morning, the lake level sat at 343.234 metres above sea level. That's a...

Flood barriers tested again

Jun 13, 2017 / 5:58 am

Flood barriers were tested yet again Monday evening around Okanagan Lake as high winds whipped up waves. Waves could be seen crashing over barriers at...

Planning for the cleanup

Jun 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

While crews with the City of Penticton are still working to armour the waterfront of Okanagan Lake, preliminary planning is starting for the massive cleanup to...

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