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Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department calling for new recruits

Think you have what it takes to be a firefighter? The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department is looking for new recruits interested in joining a...

Fire destroys mobile home

Firefighters in Oliver spent Sunday evening battling a structure fire south of town. Crews were called to the area around Deadman Lake, near Highway...

Hot grease causes fire at pizza place

The kitchen at an Oliver pizza joint was the cause of a fire Saturday. The Oliver Fire Department responded to Almerio""s Pizza on 97th Street just...

Nk'Mip Creek wildfire grows north, shows 'aggressive' behaviour

UPDATE 9:41 p.m. The Oliver Fire Department has stated that a burn will be conducted by BCWFS to eliminate fuels in rough terrains. Smoke and flames...

Cars, tools damaged in fire

A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the South Okanagan has damaged a lot of tools. The Oliver fire department responded to a blaze at 89th Street just...

Fire Near Oliver

It wasn’t another grass fire, but it did require the assistance of the Oliver Fire Department. Oliver Fire Chief Dave Janzen says he sent five...

Grass fire cause unknown

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a grass fire that briefly raged out of control above an elementary school in Oliver...

Oliver Grass Fire

A grass fire broke out in Oliver Friday afternoon. Just a few minutes after noon, smoke was spotted next to the Vincor winery by Tuc-el-nuit Road....

Oliver Grass Fire

It took six units and nearly 50 men about six hours to contain a grass fire which broke out in Oliver Thursday afternoon. The fire started in a vacant...

Oliver Kitchen Fire

The Oliver Fire Department is warning people about leaving food unattended on stoves following a kitchen fire Monday night. Just before 10 p.m., fire...

Nk'Mip Creek still out of control as crews work to contain it

UPDATE: 5 p.m. The RDOS has lifted some evacuation orders related to the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. Eight properties identified within the...

Plenty of spooky and family-friendly activities available in South Okanagan this Halloween weekend

Happy Halloween weekend, South Okanagan! The trick-or-treating won't begin until Monday, but there is plenty of spooky fun to be had in the...

South Okanagan family business grateful for community support after break-in on the heels of arson

A local family-owned grocery store is grateful to the community for an outpouring support after a devastating long weekend break-in. Global Grocers,...

Three major South Okanagan-Similkameen wildfires remain out of control as of Monday

Three large wildfires continue to burn in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. Thomas Creek The Thomas Creek wildfire, located northeast of Okanagan Falls,...

Australian firefighters arriving in B.C. this week

More international help is arriving on the frontlines of wildfires across B.C. Thirty-four Australian firefighters are landing in Vancouver on Tuesday...

Many properties in RDOS lifted from evacuation alert near Nk'Mip Creek wildfire

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. The Nk'Mip Creek wildfire remains classified at out of control and sized at 16,005 hectares, no change from Thursday. ...

Evacuation rescinded

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m. The evacuation order for 188 homes near Osoyoos Friday night has been fully rescinded. The order was issued by the Osoyoos Indian...

South Okanagan-Similkameen major wildfires show no growth

The situation at the two remaining out-of-control wildfires in the South Okanagan-Similkameen continues to be positive for firefighters. Nk'Mip...

Nk'Mip Creek wildfire continues to be stalled thanks to help from Mother Nature

There continues to be good news from the Nk'MIp Creek wildfire northeast of Osoyoos. As cooler temperatures, higher humidity and some...

Fireworks could net big fine

UPDATE: 1 p.m. Coldstream Fire Chief Dave Sturgeon says his department was not called about a series of fireworks blasts reported last night. However,...

Burn pile escapes into grass

South Okanagan firefighters are urging care while carrying out open burning after another escaped fire this weekend. The Anarchist Mountain Fire...

Police chase ends in lake

UPDATE: 9 p.m. "On Thursday night, Oliver and Penticton officers were investigating a suspected stolen vehicle near Hwy 97 and Vaseaux Lake. Two...

The Jack Creek Wildfire now at 7.3 hectares

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. BC Wildfire crews continue to work on the estimated 7.3-hectare Jack Creek wildfire near Mt. Miller and the Trepanier area of the...

Town applauds fire department

The Tuc-El-Nuit Elementary school's gymnasium was packed with some 275 people Thursday night. The crowd gathered to hear the operational plans...

South Okanagan Secondary destroyed

An early morning fire at the South Okanagan Secondary School has reportedly engulfed much of the structure. Oliver Fire Department Retired Fire Chief...

Community outpouring for Cody

Funeral services have been scheduled for the 8-year-old boy who died after being pulled from his family's burning motorhome in Oliver. The...

Community remembers burn victim

Cody O' Conner was supposed to start third grade at Oliver Elementary School this fall. But instead his classmates are missing him and an entire...

Multi-vehicle crash stops traffic

RCMP in Oliver were on scene of this three vehicle crash that occurred around 1:15 p.m. yesterday in the 500 block of Fairview Road. The driver of...

Fatal single car crash

A single vehicle crashed off the road in Oliver Sunday morning near Highway 97 and Road 16, resulting in the death of the driver. Oliver fire chief...

Volunteer firefighter sacked

A volunteer firefighter in Oliver has been terminated, weeks after entering a peace bond related to an incident involving his female neighbour. Oliver...

Trapped in a crushed SUV

Raw video by Wendy Cassel One man is in hospital and his vehicle is a total loss after he crashed into a utility pole in Oliver. Around 3:30...

Neighbours help save home

Things could have turned out very differently for an Oliver family Friday night, if it wasn't for a co-ordinated effort by their neighbours and...

Oliver Fire Chief Cleared

Oliver’s fire chief could be back on the job as soon as Friday. Chief Dave Janzen has been cleared in the RCMP’s investigation of a series of...

Oliver Fire Suspicious

A fire which destroyed a home in Oliver earlier this month is now being treated as suspicious. The home, located on 93 Street, went up in flames...

Flood risk still 'imminent'

It’s been nearly seven months since a state of local emergency was first declared in the Sportsmens Bowl Road area north of Oliver due to spring...

Into a tree and into flames

A pair of 19 year-olds were lucky to escape without serious inujries after their vehicle burst into flames, Friday in Oliver, after a driver went off...

Trio rescued from river channel

A relaxing afternoon on the channel in Oliver turned into a dramatic rescue Saturday. Oliver Fire Department spokesperson Spencer Tribbick says they...

Okanagan sends its best to Maritimes

Helping others in times of disaster is a labour of love for Chief Larry Watkinson of the Penticton Fire Department. Watkinson was one of hundreds of...

7 rescued after river mishap

An afternoon of tubing down the Okanagan River turned ugly for seven teens Tuesday. According to Oliver Fire Department Public Relations Officer,...

Fire holding, hwy open

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. Highway 97 is back open north of OK Falls, after being closed for more than three hours due to the Green Lake Road wildfire. ...