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Pickup destroyed by fire in Oliver deemed suspicious

Fire crews were called out just before 4 a.m. to a fully-engulfed fire in a pickup truck on Friday morning. Rob Graham from the Oliver Fire Department...

Rag caught in dryer at Oliver laundromat starts blaze

The Oliver Fire Department took down a fire in a laundromat Thursday night. Crews responded to smoke in the area in the 6000 block of Station Street...

Oliver firefighters douse brush fire above town

A grassfire that broke out just after 7 p.m. above the north Oliver sign is now contained. According to Oliver Fire Department spokesmen Rob Graham,...

Oliver council approves $400K loan for new fire truck

The Oliver Fire Department will be seeing a new truck coming their way. The town will be borrowing $400,000 to bring in a new pumper truck on a...

Town of Oliver reviewing bid for new fire truck and $400K loan to help supply it

Oliver Town Council will be discussing final approval for borrowing $400,000 to bring in a new pumper truck for the fire department on Tuesday...

Oliver homeowner tries to fight fire, house destroyed by blaze

A heavy structure fire destroyed a home in Oliver on Monday, despite the homeowner and the fire departments' best efforts to try to save it....

One person airlifted to hospital from fire in Oliver home

One person was sent to the hospital after a fire engulfed their home and left them with severe burns on Thursday afternoon. The Oliver Fire Department...

Oliver fire crews rescue dog, two people from wastewater treatment pond

Oliver fire crews assisted with an unusual rescue Friday morning after a dog and a man became trapped in a wastewater treatment pond at the public...

Grass fire sparked near Oliver Saturday afternoon

A grass fire in Oliver has been extinguished, after starting at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire, off Tucelnuit Dr north of the NkMip Canyon Desert...

Small brush fire near Oliver believed to be lightning-caused

UPDATE: 1:55 p.m. The Oliver Fire Department has successfully doused a small grass fire north of Oliver Wednesday. Media relations officer Rob...

Fire sparked in Okanagan Correctional Centre cell

Fire crews were called to the Okanagan Correctional Centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning to deal with flames inside a prison cell. Oliver...

Oliver fire crews trained for structure fires this week

The Oliver Fire Department undertook some hands-on training Friday. Crews lit up their mobile home training unit for one last big, intense training...

Oliver Volunteer Fire Department says 2019 was busiest ever

The Oliver Volunteer Fire Department is coming off its busiest year ever. Fire chief Bob Graham was before council Monday for a year-end report,...

'Great progress' made on Christie Mountain wildfire Wednesday

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. Cooler weather today is expected to help in the fight against the Christie Mountain wildfire burning at the southern edge of...

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department sees conditions change Saturday, warns community to stay away

UPDATED: 8:55 p.m. The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department shared a warning to residents out on evacuation orders on Saturday night. "Strong wind...

Oliver Fire Department battles blaze

Firefighters with the Oliver Fire Department battled a grass fire this morning, Friday, on Seacrest Road near Oliver. The call came in around 5:15...

Helicopter crashes down into Oliver vineyard, three people transported to hospital

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. Oliver RCMP commander Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth said three people were transported to hospital by BC Ambulance after the helicopter...

Oliver Fire Department suspended

The Oliver Fire Department has been suspended. The department as a whole will be facing consequences, including suspension, following the theft of...

Old farm building a total loss after it was engulfed in flames

The Oliver Fire Department says a building is a total loss after it went up in flames early Sunday. Crews were called to reports of a structure fire...

Oliver independent journalist slapped with impaired driving prohibition while covering scene of a drunk driver crash

An Oliver independent journalist and former town councillor was given a 90-day roadside prohibition Tuesday after showing up on the scene of another...

Emergency crews rescue person trapped under tractor in Oliver; RCMP say alcohol is a suspected factor

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. RCMP say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a tractor crash that left a man pinned under the vehicle Sunday night in Oliver....

Oliver, B.C. home sustains massive damage in fire

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a large home fire Wednesday evening. In a news release on Facebook, the department said they were called to...

Alleged arsonist caught on camera lighting Oliver pot shop on fire

A cannabis shop owner in Oliver is hoping someone can identify the arsonist who set fire to his store early Tuesday morning. The Oliver Fire...

Oliver resident seeking to put security cameras around town to help catch criminals

An Oliver resident is renewing his call for CCTV cameras to be placed around the town, following a recent string of arson attacks and property theft....

Oliver winemaker chased his dream to find the perfect piece of land to build his winery from the ground up

“Behind the Wine” is a new summer series taking you behind the scenes of the South Okanagan’s iconic wine industry. Watch for it on...

Highway 97 open after crash in the south end of Oliver

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. The crash has been cleared and traffic is moving in both directions. ORIGINAL: 12:20 p.m. Highway 97 is closed in both directions...

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issues evacuation order, alert for some properties due to Nk'Mip wildfire

UPDATE: 8:02 p.m. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued an evacuation order and an evacuation alert for several properties...

Crashes, choppers and canines: Oliver firefighters responded to nearly 100 more calls in 2021

The Oliver Fire Department saw an exceptionally busy year in 2021, responding to 303 calls, almost 100 more than the 208 calls they got in 2020. In a...

Oliver fruit stand ignites overnight, causes power outage

An old fruit stand on Highway 97 in Oliver went up in flames around midnight Friday morning, causing a brief power outage in the area. The Oliver Fire...

Oliver pharmacy gutted by bizarre arson attack, but still working to provide prescriptions to community

At 4:15 a.m. on May 15, Chris Pasin woke up to the phone call no business owner wants to get from his security company. "They told me that there...

Osoyoos Fire Department gets grant, new wildfire equipment

Good news for fire services in Osoyoos this week — the fire department was successful in getting a grant for $25,000 and partnered with WASP...

Vineyard crews fight fire

UPDATE 5:40 p.m. Vineyard workers north of Osoyoos assisted the Oliver fire department in knocking down a large brush fire on the Black Sage Bench....

Share the Spirit thanks the Oliver community for their generous support in helping provide gift hampers

Christmas is looking brighter for more than 120 children in Oliver thanks to the generosity of the community. On Saturday, volunteers delivered Share...

Oliver trailer fire Tuesday morning saw two residents escape, but dog succumb to injuries

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. Two residents of an Oliver mobile home escaped a fire Tuesday morning and were treated by paramedics, but unfortunately their dog...

Fire razes whole building

An "extremely hot" fire at a packinghouse in Oliver took all night to control and completely douse after starting early Friday morning. At...

Brush fire knocked down

Oliver fire crews responded to a brush fire on Black Sage Road Tuesday afternoon. Trees caught fire, and ambulance and RCMP were at the scene,...

3.5-hectare fire contained

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. The Oliver Fire Department says a fire that began early Saturday evening has been contained. The department posted to Facebook...

'Suspicious' overnight fire

A suspicious fire took place at an abandoned home in Oliver Tuesday night. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Oliver Fire Department crews responded to...

Brush fire in mop up

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. Fire crews are now in the mop-up stages of what was a six hectare fire just off McKinley Road on the Osoyoos Indian Band. The fire...

Brush fire from nearby burn

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Oliver Fire Department says the Friday afternoon grass fire was caused by embers from a nearby burn pile that spread into an oxbow. ...
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