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Tubers stranded on island

A pair of women were stranded on an island north of of Oliver in the Okanagan River, after losing their tubes in aggressive water. Oliver...

Two churches destroyed by fire on PIB, OIB reserves on National Indigenous Peoples Day

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel says his community's reaction to the suspicious fire that burned down Sacred Heart...

Noise in the night

UPDATE: 9:53 A.M. Barbara Mills and her husband were roused from their sleep by the loud noise. "It sounded like a big explosion, like...

Fire was human caused

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. At least one of the two fires sparked in the Southern Interior Friday is believed to be human caused. Nicole Bonnett with the BC...

Celebrating the grape

A festival that celebrates the grape harvest in the Okanagan is returning this weekend. The Oliver Festival of the Grape will take place, noon to 5...

Trash fire at Tickleberry's

An early-morning fire in the dumpster by Tickleberry's ice cream shop in Okanagan Falls was likely caused by an improperly discarded cigarette...

Hwy 97 car fire doused

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. Osoyoos Fire Chief Ryan McCaskill confirmed no one was hurt when a Toyota sedan burst into flames on the side of Highway 97 near...

Fire destroys whole home

A home in Osoyoos has been completely destroyed following a fire Tuesday morning believed to have been started by a torch-type lighter. At about...

New fire chief and more

The Town of Osoyoos is looking to hire a full-time fire chief under recommendations from an independent study on the town’s fire department....

Fire volunteer avoids trial

An Oliver volunteer firefighter avoided a criminal trial Wednesday by entering a peace bond related to a May 14, 2017 incident. Travis Bolenback, 35,...

Apology Accepted

The Oliver fire department has accepted Mike Hagel""s apology. Hagel, a former member of the department, has confessed to starting a series of grass...

Hikers trapped by fire

UPDATE: 6:50 p.m. A small wildfire has broken out on in a popular hiking destination north of Vancouver. Donna MacPherson, a fire information officer...

Fire fatality confirmed

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. The victim of the fire has been identified by neighbours as a long-time resident of the area, Wayne Rundle. ORIGINAL 10:35 a.m. The...

Fire hall looking for recruits

The OK Falls Fire Department is hosting an information session on Sunday to attract new recruits. Fire chief Rob Oliver said the entire volunteer fire...

Crews douse truck brake fire

The Osoyoos Fire Department made a quick stop this morning just west of the Main Street bridge. A tractor trailer hauling a double load of wood chips...

Two more new fire chiefs

Two newly appointed fire chiefs will take charge at the Okanagan Falls and Willowbrook volunteer fire departments. Patrick Lantz is the new fire chief...

Weekend Fires

We aren""t out of the fire season yet. It was a very busy weekend in the Penticton Fire Zone says Fire Information Officer Dale Bojarha. "We got a...

Wildfire near Oliver

UPDATE 10:20 a.m. The Willowbrook fire is now 82 hectares in size and 80 per cent contained, according to fire information officer Kayla Pepper. There...

Legion supporting fire boat

The Penticton legion is doing its part to help the fire department buy a new boat. The legion will host a big spaghetti dinner fundraiser and auction,...

Fire at barber shop

The owner of an Okanagan Falls barber shop was open for business after a fire burned an exterior wall of the shop early Wednesday. Daniel Markin said...

2 injured in Osoyoos house fire

Two people have been taken to hospital with serious burns after a structure fire broke out at a home in Osoyoos Friday morning. According to Glenn...

Fire clears seniors home

Residents of an Osoyoos retirement home will begin returning to their rooms today, following their evacuation Monday night because of a fire in the...

Busy day for fire departments

South Okanagan firefighters were on the go Wednesday, after heavy snow blanketed the region overnight on Tuesday. In Penticton, the fire department...

Fire destroys lakeside home

A large fire at the Inkaneep Point Resort in Osoyoos destroyed a lakefront cabin over the weekend. The Osoyoos Fire Department was alerted late...

Suspicious fire near Oliver

The Willowbrook Fire Department and Oliver RCMP responded to a rural residence fire on Orofino Road, near Oliver, at 10:26 a.m. on Wednesday. The...

Fire victim in court

12:20 p.m. update: Michael McWhinnie's court date for sentencing has been set for June 23. Original story 11 a.m.: A sentencing date for an...

House fire investigation in Oliver

The Oliver RCMP and Fire Department responded to a house fire, Monday, in the 4000 block of N'Kmip Road. The residence was vacant at the time of...

Oliver, Osoyoos crime stats reveal some upward trends

The South Okanagan RCMP’s top cop is continuing to lobby for additional officers in Penticton and Oliver as the two municipalities saw higher...

Oliver gas station destroyed by fire

The new EZ Fuel gas station just north of Oliver went up in flames Sunday morning. The Oliver Daily News is reporting the fire department was called...

Home destroyed by fire

By Oliver Daily News The Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department was called into action just after 8 p.m. Thursday after a home was reported on fire. ...

Update: Ok Falls fire '100% contained'

A one hectare grass fire which broke out Friday afternoon near Green Lake Road in Okanagan Falls is all but out. "It's totally...

Oliver's heroes

Isn’t it wonderful how great our volunteers are down here in the small, but spirited town of Oliver. As previously reported, there was a grass...

Fire deemed arson, teen in custody

An Osoyoos teen is in custody after Sunday's destructive fire, which destroyed two businesses. On May 1, at 8:30 a.m., the Osoyoos Fire...

Chimney failure causes fire in Oliver

An Oliver family is homeless after a fire in their home Wednesday morning. At 8 a.m., the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of a...

Penticton RCMP are investigating after two bodies were found off highway

Police are investigating after two bodies were found near Penticton Thursday. Investigators have now determined the deaths are suspicious. A road off...

Nk'Mip Creek wildfire may be facing increased wind activity

UPDATE: 8:40 p.m. Wind has picked up and shifted in the area of the Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire, according to volunteer firefighting crews on scene. BC...

Oliver home a total loss

A house in Oliver is a total loss. The fire department was called to 99th Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday. Fire Chief Dave Janzen says the...

Interim fire chief for Oliver

In the wake of the alleged beer theft in Oliver, an interim fire chief has been named. Dan Skaros will be the interim chief for the Oliver Volunteer...

Fire fighters face flames and ice

It was a battle with the elements for a South Okanagan fire department. Fire broke out at a workshop and garage on 91st Street in Oliver just after...

Fatal cliff jumping accident

UPDATE 5:15 p.m. RCMP have confirmed an 18-year-old Kelowna man is dead after jumping at a popular cliff jumping spot at the southeast end of Skaha...