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Motorcyclist injured

A motorcyclist was seriously injured July 3 in a collision in Osoyoos, according to the Osoyoos RCMP. The 56-year-old Osoyoos resident was travelling...

Wind wreaks havoc

A tornado-like wind that came in from multiple directions wreaked havoc in a tiny South Okanagan community, Monday afternoon. According to Willowbrook...

Council sucks limes

Penticton council and staff all had a sour face following Monday's meeting, but this time it was for a good reason. The council members were the...

Concern grows as fires burn

Two wildfires south of Penticton have burned up more than 160 hectares of timber. And, that is cause for concern at the Kamloops Fire Centre...

Head-on crash injures two

Update 9 a.m. - Two people were taken to hospital in Penticton following an early morning head-on collision on Hwy. 97 just outside OK Falls Thursday...

Hero: 'All in the line of duty'

Oliver Fire Chief Dan Skaros is used to battling blazes, but Wednesday was a particularly tough day. He was on his way to a meeting with the new...

A Storm drops in on students

A compact blue car lay on the ground a crumpled mess, after falling 25 metres from a crane at an Oliver school on Friday. The car drop was...

Province warns of wildfire danger

The provincial Wildfire Management Branch is fully prepared for the 2013 wildfire season, but BC residents need to be especially careful in the...

Firefighting mutual aid continues

In 2012, the Penticton Fire Department relied on the assistance of firefighters and equipment from Naramata, Summerland and Forestry to battle blazes...

Gas leak forces school evacutation

It was a late start to the school day for students at Rose Valley Elementary Friday morning when the smell of gas in four classrooms forced an...

Where to vote in the Okanagan

Saturday is General Election Day. On November 19 the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In Kelowna: A.S. Matheson Elementary School,...

RDOS offers Christmas tree disposal

Across the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen there are numerous locations to drop off your clean natural Christmas tree. Please remove all...

FD beer theft charges dropped

Theft charges against members of the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department have been deemed not in the public""s interest to proceed and were not approved...

RDOS Board highlights

The following are highlights from the RDOS Board meeting held Thursday, February 3, 2011. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Development Variance Permit Application...

Charges dropped against firefighters?

Theft charges against members of the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department have been deemed not in the public""s interest to proceed and were not approved...

Keremeos farmers fined for illegal burns

A pair of Keremeos farmers have been fined for illegal burns. One farmer was issued a $575 ticket under the Environmental Management Act while the...

Thomson report

One of my favorite companies to write about over the years has always been Ritchie Bros. the world famous auctioneers who started it all in Kelowna....

Rumours and things

Will we see any changes at Sun-Rype Products this year? We certainly have a lot of rumours floating around at the moment. I don’t think the changes...

Fire snuffed before it spread

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Okanagan Falls fire crews jumped on a grass fire on the side of Highway 97 Monday morning. Fire Chief Rob Oliver said they were...

Weather pattern heating up

Despite the recent rain, the Kelowna Fire Department is urging the public to be cautious while using campfires. Fire chief Rene Blanleil says even...

Many Grass Fires

It was an incredibly busy long weekend for volunteer firefighters in the South Okanagan. Dry conditions caused several grass fires in Oliver,...

Penticton fire bans

Due to high fire danger, a temporary fire ban has gone into effect for the South Okanagan. Effective at noon Friday, all open burning including...

Talladega Nights #1

WILL FERRELL""s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby raced into first place for the second week in a row last weekend, with take of 23 million...

Greater Victoria crews on front lines of Keremeos wildfire

It’s getting dark as Craig Ford and a group of Island firefighters head back to base camp in Oliver in the south Okanagan. They’ve just...

Osoyoos mayor aims to get community improvements done faster next year

Heading into 2023, Osoyoos Mayor Sue Mckortoff said she has plenty of goals for the town that she wants to see done well and done fast....

Fires in Western Canada creating own weather systems, experts say

A combination of intense heat and drought conditions is causing wildfires in Western Canada to generate their own weather systems, experts say....

The Backlog: Thousands of veterans with disabilities are waiting years for support

Nearly a dozen years ago, Micheal McNeil was hit with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The former combat engineer, who is now a...

Osoyoos shop in flames

UPDATE MON 9:15 a.m. Osoyoos Fire Chief Ryan McCaskill says the department was called to the East Indian Meat Shop at 10475 Highway 97 shortly after 8...

Cop facing murder charge

A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbour...

Cop on trial for murder

A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role video evidence plays in high-profile...

Cop was 'trigger happy'

A former Texas police officer accused of killing a black teenager was angry, out of control and "trigger happy" when he fired at a car full...

Christmas tree recycling

Residents are invited to recycle Christmas trees and burnt out Christmas lights at several locations throughout the Regional District of Okanagan...

Suspect arrested in shooting

A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours across...

Recycling Xmas trees for charity

There are many ways to recycle Christmas trees in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. All people have to do is remove all tinsel, fake...

New Outlook For Sears

Sears Canada have some plans in their long range business outlook for some changes, but the report last week on business was not as strong as they...
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