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Bee burning torches shed

A shed burned to the ground in the Oliver area Thursday night after a resident attempted to burn a nearby bee or wasp nest that was in a pile of wood....

Firefighter training

Burning vehicles and downed power lines covered the field at Oliver Community Park, Saturday, but no one seemed too alarmed. The props were spread...

Firefighters spring training

The town of Oliver will host to the annual BC volunteer firefighters spring training seminar next week. More than 350 volunteer firefighters from...

Dramatic ice rescue

An Oliver-area teen was pulled from Tucelnuit Lake after falling through the ice, Thursday. The Oliver Fire Department was called in to assist B.C....

Firefighters help firefighters

Members of the Oliver Fire Department travelled to Midway Tuesday night to deliver a piece of equipment to fellow firefighters. The First Out wildfire...

Wear your support

Firefighters in Oliver will soon be raising funds for their counterparts in the Rock Creek area, who fought one of the Okanagan's biggest...

Shirts support firefighters

In the aftermath of the aggressive Rock Creek wildfire, the Oliver Fire Department is producing a charity T-shirt to assist fellow firefighters. The...

Inferno was hard to fight

An Oliver structure fire Monday was made more difficult to fight by the nature of the business and the age of the building. Alpha Truss was destroyed...

Fire dept. warns of fraudster

The Osoyoos Fire Department is warning the public of a potential scammer impersonating one of their members asking for money. Fire chief Ryan...

Movember drive thru breakfast

Oliver residents will be getting their first opportunity to drive through the local fire hall this weekend, and it's all for a good cause. The...

Veteran fire chief retiring

Brad Fossett, Fire Chief at the Willowbrook volunteer fire department, will be retiring from active duty at the end of the month. The 63-year-old...

Osoyoos structure fire

Two South Okanagan fire departments were called out to a structure fire early Saturday morning. Rob Graham, spokesman for the Oliver Fire Department,...

Fire on Hatfield Island

The Oliver Fire Department responded to the shores of Vaseux Lake late Friday afternoon, after a fire was reported on Hatfield Island. However, Rob...

Kelowna heritage home heavily damaged in Thursday night fire

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. The home significantly damaged Thursday night in a fire sits on Kelowna’s heritage registry. Known as the Jennens House, the...

Brush fire near Oliver

A brush fire began in the hills near Oliver Friday night. The Oliver Fire Department was called out around 10 p.m. Friday night for a brush fire near...

Loud bang, smoke in Oliver basement

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a report of a loud bang and smoke at a home on Merlot Avenue, Wednesday night. According to department...

Update: Highway 97 accident in Oliver

The Oliver RCMP has released an update on the collision that took place on Highway 97 near Vaseaux Lake on Wednesday, Dec. 11. According to their...

Oliver property subject of second fire

A fire completely destroyed a fifth wheel trailer on a rural property south of Oliver, early Friday, Firefighter and Oliver Fire Department spokesman...

Funeral held for boy burned in fire

Cody O'Connor was remembered as a bright, brave and cheerful boy at his funeral Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in...

Oliver upset with Kelowna fire dispatch

In two instances yesterday the Kelowna Fire Dispatch called the Oliver Fire Department when it was not necessary according to Danny Skaros. I...

Mobile home threatened by fire

Oliver firefighters responded to a tree fire next to a mobile home early Sunday morning. According to Rob Graham, a firefighter and spokesman for the...

Oliver brush fire

By Oliver Daily News Oliver fire crews were called out to a brush fire just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. It took the crews about 45 minutes to douse the...

Trailer fire south of Oliver

A large blaze broke out at a rural residence just south of Oliver Saturday morning. Fire crews were called out to the scene on 6 road just after 9...

Flames devour brush near Oliver

5:30 p.m. update: Hwy. 97 is open, alternating traffic on a single lane. The fire is under control and fire crews will remain onsite to mop-up and...

Crews battle Oliver forest fire

The Oliver Fire Department is on the scene of a forest fire on McKinney Road. The fire is burning just east of South Okanagan General Hospital....

Video update: Osoyoos business fire

Updated report from Castanet's Kelly Hayes Raw Video by Ken Myrberg A fire in Osoyoos on Sunday has destroyed several businesses and...

Oliver taxes going up 9% in advance of increased RCMP costs

For the third-straight year, property taxes in the Town of Oliver are going up nine per cent. The municipality has been ramping up its revenue in...

Bird bangers started fire

The Oliver RCMP says a fire at the Oliver United Church on Friday night was started by a group playing with “bird bangers.” Emergency...

Cigarette butt possible cause of fire

Nothing official, however, a small forest fire in the Oliver area Wednesday afternoon may have been caused by a discarded cigarette butt. The fire...

Pedestrian struck, power out, fire started

An Oliver senior left a long trail of debris after a spectacular collision Tuesday evening. RCMP say shortly after 5:30 p.m. on August 9 a westbound...

Oliver firefighters battle flashover blaze

Firefighters in Oliver encountered a very dangerous situation at a fire early Sunday morning. Oliver Fire Department spokesperson Spencer Tribbick...

Oliver crash injures two

A late model Ford pickup lost control and wound up off the road in a deep pit just off Highway 97, north of Oliver Thursday morning. The crash...

Fire chief re-appointed

Oliver fire chief Bob Graham has been re-appointed as head of the municipality's fire department for another three years. Town council approved...

Dump truck fire on Hwy 97

The Oliver Volunteer Fire Department quickly doused a dump truck fire Friday afternoon on Highway 97. Crews were called to the highway just south of...

Evacuations in Oliver

UPDATE 9 p.m. The Testalinden Creek fire is now estimated at 450 hectares in size. The blaze is burning aggressively due to open fuel and wind in the...

Crews douse brush fire

UPDATE 9:35 p.m. A full and rapid response from the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department brought the small brush fire under control relatively quickly....

Fire destroys Oliver home

A fire in Oliver left a family homeless on Father's Day. Firefighters were called to the rural home on River Road (99th Street) at 3 a.m. on June...

Hotel fire in Oliver a total loss

Details are still coming in, but firefighters confirm a major hotel fire happened in Oliver this morning. A spokesman with the Oliver Fire Department...

Crews hitting Vaseux Creek fire hard

Update: 9 p.m. Monday Fire crews are now mopping up the fire near Vaseux Creek, 9km north of Oliver. Ministry of Forests crews will monitor the fire...

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department celebrates its first hydrant

A previously out-of-use fire hydrant has been sent to help out a South Okanagan community, where there isn't a municipal or community water system...
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