Steve Arstad

Keremeos RCMP looking for owners of stolen goods

Successful raid recovers months' worth of stolen goods, some of which police have no record of theft

Sandy Diaz (left) has been a fierce advocate for foreign agricultural workers rights in the Similkameen for several years. Workers’ fear of retribution prevents many stories of abuse from coming to light. Diaz is shown here speaking with “Belonging in the South Similkameen”  researcher Susana Cazaj during a community picnic held on August 21.

Foreign agricultural workers program giving Canadian reputation a black eye

Tireless Similkameen workers' advocate Sandy Diaz says more oversight needed to correct abuses in the program

Sandy Diaz (left) has been a fierce advocate for foreign agricultural workers rights in the Similkameen for several years. Workers’ fear of retribution prevents many stories of abuse from coming to light. Diaz is shown here speaking with “Belonging in the South Similkameen”  researcher Susana Cazaj during a community picnic held on August 21.

Random thoughts on the end of summer

It’s with a heavy heart that I’m watching August wind down, and with it, for all intents and purposes, our summer season

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently awarded a contract to Lock-BLock Limited of Richmond

Work at slide area to get underway soon

Original plans for quick resolution to slide area dashed by further rockfall

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently awarded a contract to Lock-BLock Limited of Richmond
A Saddlehorn Drive residence went up in flame Thursday night in Kaleden.

Fire destroys Saddlehorn Drive residence

Members of the Kaleden and Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Departments fought a structure fire at 135 Saddlehorn Drive on Thursday morning.

A Saddlehorn Drive residence went up in flame Thursday night in Kaleden.

Directors discuss future of regional district headquarters

Regional district board members discussed the future of Regional District Okanagan Similkameen corporate headquarters

Three major fires burning in Regional District Okanagan Similkameen

Emergency Services Manager updated regional district board on wildfire status in the RDOS

Andy English and Jennifer Douglass look over two binders of research the two have discovered about Hedley's World War 1 veterans.

Hedley researchers rediscover Hedley’s rich First World War past

Hedley researchers discover a gold mine of information about community’s long lost First World War vets

Andy English and Jennifer Douglass look over two binders of research the two have discovered about Hedley's World War 1 veterans.
Bob Castleman is the first to use the new pumps at Twin Lakes Market. The business just completed extensive renovations to their fueling facilities.

Owners pumped about business changes

Ken and Heidi Horncastle saw the fruition of a 14 year plan for their business this week.

Bob Castleman is the first to use the new pumps at Twin Lakes Market. The business just completed extensive renovations to their fueling facilities.

Grant money supports local communities

Community safety, other Keremeos programs to receive boost through local government funding

Fortis provides timeline for switch to smart meters

Timeline would see Lower SImilkameen switch in 2015

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone

Safety concerns prompt Pedestrian pathway in Kaleden

Safety concerns behind community driven push for Lakehill Road walkway in Kaleden

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone
Blocking off the Burlington Northern rail trail bed has forced transients back into the village.

Itinerant campers have their say

Keremeos' annual summer transient population upset over petition that speaks against them

Blocking off the Burlington Northern rail trail bed has forced transients back into the village.
Pat Tracey was returning from Osoyoos

Major accident on Highway 3 closes highway on July 2; wildfire danger rising

Fire danger rising as weather heats up in the Lower Similkameen

Pat Tracey was returning from Osoyoos

Village responds to comments and ideas raised during business walk

The Village of Keremeos, in conjunction with Sim Country reviewed responses from local business following the April 29 business walk.

Canada Day celebrations got off to a musical start this morning with the mellow sounds of the Corner Turtles entertaining the Elks breakfast crowd at Memorial Park. Festivities continue later today at the Grist Mill.

Canada Day off to a fine start in Keremeos

Events run in Memorial Park until mid afternoon, then shift to the Grist Mill for the afternoon and evening

Canada Day celebrations got off to a musical start this morning with the mellow sounds of the Corner Turtles entertaining the Elks breakfast crowd at Memorial Park. Festivities continue later today at the Grist Mill.
Emma Rpberts was one of 34 SESS grads hounoured in a ceremony at the school on Thursday

Similkameen grads celebrate

Similkameen Elementary Secondary School graduates celebrate their graduation on Thursday, June 26

Emma Rpberts was one of 34 SESS grads hounoured in a ceremony at the school on Thursday
Transient vehicles parked at the end of Veterans Avenue

Transient issues on the rise again

Keremeos’ perennial issues with transients appears to be a topic of contention amongst village residents during recent weeks.

Transient vehicles parked at the end of Veterans Avenue
Keremeos firefighters work a large sawdust fire that broke out on the Clifton Ranch Thursday morning.

Fire breaks out in Clifton Ranch’s sawdust pile

Stubborn fire in animal bedding material likely caused by machinery

Keremeos firefighters work a large sawdust fire that broke out on the Clifton Ranch Thursday morning.
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bike riders for Cystic Fibrosis share hope and strength as they fight the disease

The riders have different reasons for putting themselves through paces, but all hope for a similar outcome - successful treatment or a cure.

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