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Evacuation alert remains

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. An evacuation alert for more than 200 properties remains in effect around the Eagle Bluff Wildfire. In an update to the 2 a.m....

Furious at fire department

Oliver town council got an earful Monday from a group of residents outraged by the reinstatement of a volunteer firefighter after he entered a peace...

Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department asks for public's help in identifying theft suspect

The Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department is asking for help after an upsetting break-and-enter was attempted on their equipment Sunday morning....

Fire department suspensions too harsh?

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

Baby stable after icy crash

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. RCMP have disclosed that the dead passenger in an accident outside Osoyoos Friday morning was a 24-year-old man. A northbound...

Osoyoos fire department gets major boost

The Osoyoos Fire Department now has $25,000 worth of new equipment thanks to a successful grant application. A Union of BC Municipalities grant...

Fire crews protect Shrike subdivision as Nk'Mip fire conditions prove challenging

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. A new fire camp has been set up at Desert Park Equine Centre in Osoyoos for crews battling the forest fires in the region, including...

Home destroyed in blaze

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. Oliver Fire Department spokesperson Rob Graham confirms crews are still on scene at a structure fire off Wilson Mountain Road in...

Wildfire being held

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. The B.C. Wildfire Service says a total of six crew members attacked the Atsiklak Creek fire overnight. Two people are currently on...

Power has been restored to thousands of South Okanagan homes

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. Power has now been fully restored to the more than 3,000 homes in the South Okanagan, following the early morning outage. UPDATE:...

Firefighter passes suddenly

The Oliver Fire Department has announced the death of one of its members. “It is with heavy hearts the Oliver Fire Department announces the...

Massive blaze flattens barn

A barn south of Oliver was destroyed by fire early Thursday. The Oliver Fire Department was called to the property south of Greasewood Avenue around 3...

Gas line break repaired

A natural gas line break in Oliver led to a response by emergency crews Tuesday morning. The Oliver Fire Department requested shortly before 11 a.m....

Grass fires 'little bit strange'

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. Oliver Fire Department media officer Rob Graham said he was surprised by not one but two grass fires in the past week. "It is...

Head-on crash at 5 a.m.

Oliver fire crews responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision early Saturday morning near Leighton Crescent. The pair of cars had crashed...

Woman escapes flames

One woman is safe after fleeing flames in her Oliver home Tuesday evening. The Oliver Fire Department was called to reports of smoke and fire at a...

Pig, dog perish in car crash

A pig and a dog perished when a vehicle plunged into an oxbow north of Osoyoos on Friday afternoon. Crews responded to the accident on Road 22 at...

Truck with hay up in flames

Fire crews in Oliver doused a fire on the back of a truck that was carrying hay, Friday afternoon. The blaze happened at about 2 p.m. on McKinney Road...

Trailer burns down to frame

The Oliver Fire Department was called to a trailer fire early this morning on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve. Firefighters were called to 3890...

Firefighters serving breakfast

The Oliver Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual charity drive thru breakfast this Saturday. Residents are invited out to the fire hall...

Smoking water truck ditched

Emergency crews responded to a smoking water truck ditched in rural Oliver Saturday, which they believed had been stolen. The truck's brakes were...

Back-to-back river rescues

Crews in Oliver were busy on Friday evening with back-to-back rescues on the Okanagan River — first locating a missing man before bringing four...

Interesting promo tactic?

The Oliver Fire Department is hosting its bi-annual spring seminar in May, and this year they've shed some light on the course with an eccentric...

Snow falls, cars crash

Emergency crews have been busy in the South Okanagan Thursday as snow continues to blanket the region. A car left Highway 97 just south of Road 18 in...

Women rescued from river

The Oliver Fire Department rescued two female vacationers trapped in the Okanagan River Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Bob Graham said crews were...

Kamloops Fire Centre reminding Thompson-Okanagan residents to be cautious with fire usage this coming week

The BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to be careful with fire usage this weekend and into next week with continuing dry conditions being a...

Car goes up in flames

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a car fire on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve this morning. Fire crews were dispatched to McKinney and Black...

Van burns on roadside

The Oliver Fire Department had an early start to the day with a van fire this morning. Crews were called to Highway 97 and Road 1 at 4:45 a.m.,...

Two fires minutes apart

Fire crews in Oliver had a busy evening on Thursday, responding to a pair of unrelated calls about 15 minutes apart. The Oliver Fire Department...

Backyard catches ablaze

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at the rear of a home Thursday evening. Crews were called to the 1300 block of Fairview Rd....

Oliver Fire Grows Again

BC Forest Service News Release Issued 7:43 pm The fire adjacent to Camp McKinney road in Oliver has grown to an estimated 200 hectares. No structures...

Oliver Fire Evacuations

A forest fire just east of Oliver has prompted the voluntary evacuation of about 15 homes in the area. BC Forest Service spokesman Dale Bojahra...

Van flips off highway

A driver flipped their van off Highway 97 into an orchard just north of Oliver Saturday morning. The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 7 a.m....

Wildfire crews attend pair of South Okanagan fires Friday

B.C. Wildfire Service crews are at the scene of a small bushfire near Okanagan Falls. Witnesses say the blaze started on Allendale Lake Road at...

Nk'Mip Creek fire expected to grow with return of hot weather

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says 123 addresses remain on evacuation order on the eastern flank of the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire Monday...

Firefighters help firefighters

The Oliver Fire Department is holding a fundraiser to help the Loon Lake Fire Department build a new hall after it burned down in the Elephant Hill...

BC Wildfire at small wildfire near Osoyoos

BC Wildfire Service responded to two incidents in the South Okanagan this week, one a structure fire and one a wildfire still burning near Osoyoos. On...

New chief a familiar face

The town of Oliver has appointed a new fire chief. Bob Graham, who has been the town's deputy fire chief since 2011, takes the top position,...

Blaze guts building

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. According to the RCMP, it was an unoccupied outbuilding that burned on an Oliver property about 5:38 a.m., Thursday. The fire...

Gas pump knocked over

A gas station pump was knocked over by a vehicle at an Oliver Petro Canada station early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at 3:15 a.m. Rob...
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