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Flooding 2017 News

States of emergency lifted

Jun 12, 2017 / 3:18 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is lifting local states of emergency in the neighbourhoods and properties around three Oliver-area creeks. Due to...

Alerts rescinded by creek

Jun 12, 2017 / 12:18 pm

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has rescinded the following evacuation alerts for properties near the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna: From...

Guiding the Sicamous home

Jun 12, 2017 / 11:53 am

Pile driving crews are at work today around the historic SS Sicamous in Penticton, preparing for when Okanagan Lake finally drops. As the lake level comes down,...

'At mercy of the weather'

Jun 10, 2017 / 9:40 am

Okanagan Lake continues to fluctuate, dropping seven millimetres since Friday morning, but officials say we are “far from being in the clear.” The...

'It's a big ship to steer'

Jun 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

The man in charge of the levels of Okanagan Lake isn’t sure more data would have changed things this spring. The BC River Forecast Centre publishes a...

Orders lifted in Olalla

Jun 9, 2017 / 6:50 pm

Some people living in Olalla are being allowed to go home. Evacuation orders issued for five properties along 1st and 2nd streets on May 30 have been rescinded....

Evacuations rescinded

Jun 9, 2017 / 6:00 pm

UPDATE: 6 p.m. An evacuation order for 11 properties along Mill Road in Naramata has been lifted. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen made that...

Yacht club 'dodges a bullet'

Jun 9, 2017 / 5:44 pm

The Penticton Yacht Club came out of Thursday afternoon's wind storm unscathed, but work to prevent flooding at the location is ongoing. Fleet Captain Bruce...

$500 fines in closed parks

Jun 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Entering park areas closed due to flooding could land you a $500 fine. On Friday, the Regional District of Central Okanagan added another park closure affecting...

All hands on deck: mayor

Jun 9, 2017 / 2:08 pm

Peachland was hit hard by the storm Thursday, tearing up Highway 97 by Antlers Beach and pulling a large section of bladder dam into the lake. A retaining wall...

Amazing storm images

Jun 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

Mother Nature unleashed its fury on Antlers Beach in Peachland Thursday afternoon. And, as always, Castanet readers came through with some amazing images of the...

Flooding through the years

Jun 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

Flooding in Kelowna is nothing new. While the floods of 2017 will go down as some of the worst Kelowna has ever seen, historic floods covered much more of the...

Evac order on Mill Rd.

Jun 8, 2017 / 4:53 pm

UPDATE 4:50 p.m. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen says a total of 11 properties are being ordered evacuated along Mill Road in Naramata. Waves from...

Breaking beach barriers

Jun 8, 2017 / 4:49 pm

Mother Nature isn’t finished with Kelowna yet. Strong winds tore through the Central Okanagan Thursday afternoon, causing high waves. Many beaches faced...

Hwy rocked by waves

Jun 8, 2017 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Motorists at the scene report heavy machinery has been brought in and is attempting to stabilize the shoreline near Antlers Beach. Heavy rock...

Dam boss open to review

Jun 8, 2017 / 2:00 pm

While politicians and residents call for a review of how Okanagan Lake levels were handled this spring, the man who makes those decisions says it was going to...

Fixing flood-battered road

Jun 8, 2017 / 12:03 pm

Temporary measures are being put in place to maintain access to a North End Kelowna neighbourhood. Poplar Point Drive is reduced to single-lane, alternating...

Thunderstorms expected

Jun 8, 2017 / 10:20 am

Thunderstorms could be heading our way. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Vernon, the North Okanagan and the Shuswap. According to...

Crews preparing for wind

Jun 8, 2017 / 7:45 am

Emergency crews are out again today fortifying flood barriers in anticipation of some strong wind gusts later today. The forecast Thursday calls for south winds...

Is the worst over?

Jun 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Rain, and a lot of it, seems to be all that will significantly push up the level of Okanagan Lake from here on. Since Monday, the lake level has increased only...

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