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Fire hydrant strike causes more brown water in Osoyoos

Residents of Osoyoos may experience brown water once again. On Friday, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant in town, causing a large discharge of water....

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...

South Okanagan fire departments send crews to assist in wildfire fights

South Okanagan Fire Departments that are not currently dealing with wildfires in their vicinity are supporting communities that are facing aggressive...

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...

BC Wildfire Service asking dirt bikers to keep out of active fire grounds at South Okanagan-Similkameen wildfires

BC Wildfire Service firefighters are requesting the public to keep out of active fire zones, as area restrictions and evacuation orders remain in...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Oliver golfer wins Canadian Professional Golfers' Association award

A South Okanagan golfer made waves at the Professional Golfers' Association of Canada awards this month. Brian McDonald of Fairview Mountain Golf...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Eagle Bluff wildfire to be monitored through the night, evac order, alerts remain

UPDATE: 9:06 p.m. The BC Wildlife Service says crews will be actioning the blaze overnight. "There will be an initial attack crew as well as two...

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...
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