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BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

 

In 2021, the BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters around the province. (Photo- BC SPCA)

‘Help is available’: Emergency assistance for pets amid Keremeos Creek Wildfire

BC SPCA cared for hundreds of animals impacted by wildfires in 2021

 

GottaGoat Farm on Penticton’s Green Mountain Road has evacuated its animals, amid wildfire concerns. (Photo- GottaGoat Facebook)

Apex area farm calls for help in evacuating animals amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Gotta Goat Farm on Green Mountain Road is currently evacuating all of its animals

 

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for a licence of occupation for a portion of the former Kettle Valley Railway between Faulder and Osprey Lake. (File photo)

Regional district seeks licence of occupation for rail trail properties

Application affects trail between Faulder and Osprey Lake

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for a licence of occupation for a portion of the former Kettle Valley Railway between Faulder and Osprey Lake. (File photo)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

UPDATE: Olalla under evacuation, Keremeos on alert due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

Fast-moving winds has over 170 properties under evacuation order as of 5 p.m.

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Some Penticton gas stations out of regular fuel

Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm have also experienced shortages this summer

(Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Penticton fire crews responded to an attic fire on Norton Street on Friday night, July 29. (Photo- Mike Biden, Twitter)

Penticton fire crews respond to attic fire

The cause of the Friday night fire is under investigation

Penticton fire crews responded to an attic fire on Norton Street on Friday night, July 29. (Photo- Mike Biden, Twitter)
The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)

2 men arrested after allegedly stealing car in Kelowna then fleeing to Midway

The two men evaded police after stealing a car in Kelowna and abandoning it in Midway

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Developers in the South Okanagan can expect permit delays amid staffing shortage

The regional district is currently operating with reduced staff

(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)

Injured climber rescued at popular Penticton climbing spot

The climber was taken to hospital after a fall at Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)
Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)

Injured climber rescued at popular Penticton climbing spot

The climber was taken to hospital after a fall at Skaha Bluffs

Penticton Search and Rescue responding to an injured climber near Skaha Bluffs on Thursday, July 21. (Photo- Randy Brown)
The proposed seven-unit, three-storey townhouse on Penticton’s Fairview Road. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Townhouse development in front of Penticton’s bike lane shot down by council

Location and access to Fairview property caused ‘significant concerns’ at public hearing

The proposed seven-unit, three-storey townhouse on Penticton’s Fairview Road. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Counc. Judy Sentes will not seek re-election in the Penticton municipal election this October. (City of Penticton Video)

Penticton councillor won’t seek re-election after 14 consecutive years in office

Judy Sentes is the first member of council to make an official notice about October’s election

Counc. Judy Sentes will not seek re-election in the Penticton municipal election this October. (City of Penticton Video)
Penticton council will consider the proposal for a three-storey townhouse development on July 19. (City of Penticton)

Penticton to consider 3-storey townhouse development near Government Street

Council will be prompted on July 19 to send the project to a public hearing

Penticton council will consider the proposal for a three-storey townhouse development on July 19. (City of Penticton)
Parts of Oliver’s Co-op Avenue will be closed starting on Monday, July 18. (Google Street View)

Road work will close busy Oliver intersection next week

Asphalt removal will fully close Co-op Avenue and Packinghouse Lane

Parts of Oliver’s Co-op Avenue will be closed starting on Monday, July 18. (Google Street View)
The old Shielings Motel was demolished in 2021 for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton to consider $50k investment for former Shielings Motel property

Staff say the investment will make grant opportunities more successful

The old Shielings Motel was demolished in 2021 for an eventual roundabout to reduce congestion between Skaha Lake Road and South Main Street. The city is also hoping to have affordable seniors housing there too. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
(File photo)

Prohibited and impaired driver involved in serious collision in Okanagan Falls

A passenger suffered serious injuries when the driver ran a stop sign July 10

(File photo)
(File photo)

Mounties urge Penticton residents to ensure house numbers can be seen from street

‘If you cannot quickly locate your house number, chances are neither can we’

(File photo)
Fairview Road and Green Mountain Road in Penticton on the Channel Parkway. (Google Street View)

Penticton’s most accident-prone intersection saw 125 crashes in 5 years: ICBC

Province-wide statistics from 2017 to 2021 have been released by the insurance company

Fairview Road and Green Mountain Road in Penticton on the Channel Parkway. (Google Street View)
The proposed 70-unit apartment building, set to be built on the 600-block of Eckhardt Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)

6-storey apartment at the North Gateway to Penticton set for public hearing

The proposed 70-unit building will also feature 2,600 sq ft of commercial space

The proposed 70-unit apartment building, set to be built on the 600-block of Eckhardt Avenue. (Photo- City of Penticton)