Osoyoos

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace has brought together people from both sides of the border annually since 1983. (Photo: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace)

Annual ‘Walk For Peace’ coming to U.S.-Canada border crossing

The 39th edition of the walk will take place on May 8 between Osoyoos and Oroville, Wash.

 

The Town of Osoyoos has unveiled a story sign at its Gyro Park, in collaboration with the Osoyoos Literacy Table. (Photo: Town of Osoyoos)

New addition to Osoyoos’ Gyro Park will soon celebrate local culture and history

‘Osoyoos Story Walk’ was unveiled in collaboration with a local literacy organization

 

Borrowing of up to $110,000 was approved for the purchase of a new ice resurfacer for the Osoyoos Sun Bowl Arena. (Black Press file photo)

Borrowing approved for ice resurfacer at Osoyoos arena

Cost of equipment estimated at $170,000 with $110,000 in borrowing needed

 

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)

Osoyoos Museum gets over $7k boost after year-long fundraising campaign

The campaign was started to help the museum’s new location construct a second level

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)
Four different search and rescue teams worked together on Monday night to rescue a hiker who slipped on rocks near the Anarchist Mountain lookout off Highway 3. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Injured hiker spends night on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos

South Okanagan Search and Rescue teams help extract the hiker via helicopter Tuesday

Four different search and rescue teams worked together on Monday night to rescue a hiker who slipped on rocks near the Anarchist Mountain lookout off Highway 3. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Osoyoos Coyotes defeated the Summerland Steam 2-1 in overtime at the Summerland Arena on March 11. The game was the sixth in the best-of-seven playoff series between the two teams. The Coyotes will now face the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the next round of playoff action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Osoyoos Coyotes defeat Summerland Steam in six-game hockey playoff series

Final game in series was held March 11 in Summerland

The Osoyoos Coyotes defeated the Summerland Steam 2-1 in overtime at the Summerland Arena on March 11. The game was the sixth in the best-of-seven playoff series between the two teams. The Coyotes will now face the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the next round of playoff action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Osoyoos Coytes and the Summerland Steam are competing in a best-of-seven division final in the Bill Ohlhausen Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Osoyoos Coyotes and Summerland Steam images)

Summerland Steam, Osoyoos Coyotes to meet in hockey playoffs

Junior B teams vying for division final title

The Osoyoos Coytes and the Summerland Steam are competing in a best-of-seven division final in the Bill Ohlhausen Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Osoyoos Coyotes and Summerland Steam images)
The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)

Osoyoos-based organization ‘scrambling’ to find location for research boat

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society needs to find a safe and secure moorage from May to October

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)
Mountain Man Mike’s bus service started in 2019 after the owner, Mike Hathaway, participated in rideshare programs for 12 years in B.C. (Photo courtesy of Mike Hathaway)

Grassroots bus service offering free rides from Osoyoos to Kelowna

Travellers can ride for free from Feb. 15 to 28

Mountain Man Mike’s bus service started in 2019 after the owner, Mike Hathaway, participated in rideshare programs for 12 years in B.C. (Photo courtesy of Mike Hathaway)
About $9k was seized by the BC Highway Patrol between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 after a joint enforcement operation took place at a South Okanagan traffic stop. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

$9k seized at traffic stop during joint operation in the South Okanagan

Two RCMP units teamed up last week in an area that covered Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos and Penticton

About $9k was seized by the BC Highway Patrol between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 after a joint enforcement operation took place at a South Okanagan traffic stop. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
Meadowlark Nature Festival is the flagship event presented each year by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA). (Photo courtesy of Meadowlark Nature Festival)

Meadowlark Nature Festival gearing up for return to the South Okanagan

The event’s coordinator says preparation for the May festival has been delayed

Meadowlark Nature Festival is the flagship event presented each year by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA). (Photo courtesy of Meadowlark Nature Festival)
A design sketch from the Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan from 2018. (Town of Osoyoos)

Osoyoos looking at permanent pedestrian plaza

The town closed off a portion of 85th Street in May 2021

A design sketch from the Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan from 2018. (Town of Osoyoos)
Three care homes in the South Okanagan have declared COVID-19 outbreaks since Jan. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

3 care homes in the South Okanagan declare COVID-19 outbreaks

Confirmed cases have been reported at LTC facilities in Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos

Three care homes in the South Okanagan have declared COVID-19 outbreaks since Jan. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Extreme cold: Record-breaking temperatures recorded in the Okanagan

Summerland, Osoyoos and Penticton set new daily minimums on Monday (Dec. 27)

Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Town of Osoyoos announced that Friday that its child care expansion project is unable to proceed. (Imagination Station screengrab)

‘We are disappointed’: Osoyoos’ child care expansion project unable to proceed

The town received an $892,500 grant for the project in June of 2019

The Town of Osoyoos announced that Friday that its child care expansion project is unable to proceed. (Imagination Station screengrab)
After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)

Meadowlark Nature Festival returning to the South Okanagan May 2022

The festival has been on hiatus since 2019

After a two-year hiatus, the Meadowland Nature Festival is returning to the South Okanagan. (Photo courtesy of Lee McFadyen)
(Black Press file photo)

Police activity decreases in Oliver and Osoyoos

RCMP report for third quarter of 2021 shows fewer calls for service in South Okanagan communities

(Black Press file photo)
The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)

Sylix Okanagan nation, Oliver come together for anniversary celebrations

The Oliver & District Museum will open an exhibit for the One Hundred X One Hundred commemoration

The new exhibit will showcase artifacts and documents from the past hundred years. (Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives/Web)
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves to West Boundary as Nk’Mip wildfire expected to spread

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)