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Wild horses spotted roaming along Highway 97 south of Penticton: DriveBC

DriveBC has updated its wildlife advisory between Pineview Drive and Sandhill Road

 

Second World War and Korean War Veteran Tony Elliott with the wreath for the Korean War veterans. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

‘It’s been exciting’: At 97, Keremeos veteran recalls fighting in two wars

Tony Elliott served in the Second World War and the Korean War

 

Donna Bartlett is the RDOS' Volunteer of the Month of November for her work over the last 12 years in Keremeos. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Keremeos volunteer recognized for 12 years of Similkameen ice rink support

Donna Bartlett helped start a society to improve access to the rink

 

Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)

Penticton brewery hosting movie nights in support of Apex skiers

A pair of B.C.-made, ski-themed movies will be played at Slackwater Brewing this month

Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)
Road conditions on Highway 97 at Highway 3A junction, just south of Kaleden on Friday morning, Nov. 4. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3A reopens following vehicle incident

Drivers can expect major delays in both directions

Road conditions on Highway 97 at Highway 3A junction, just south of Kaleden on Friday morning, Nov. 4. (DriveBC)
Being in a wheelchair didn’t Donna Biedler from participating in an autumn-time tradition last month in Keremeos. (Submitted)

Keremeos fruit stand helps make lifelong memories for Oliver woman in wheelchair

A wheelchair-accessible path was installed at The Bears Fruit Stand prior to pumpkin season

Being in a wheelchair didn’t Donna Biedler from participating in an autumn-time tradition last month in Keremeos. (Submitted)
The food security program for students at the Cawston Elementary School and Similkameen Elementary Secondary School is in need of sponsors.

Similkameen Starfish Pack program in need of sponsors

The program has grown from three supported students to 16 in three years

The food security program for students at the Cawston Elementary School and Similkameen Elementary Secondary School is in need of sponsors.
A semi-truck crashed into the Highway 3 barricade 41 kilometres west of Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Becka Melissa, Facebook)

Highway 3 reopens after semi-truck crashes through barricade west of Princeton

The incident closed the road for several hours this morning, according to DriveBC

A semi-truck crashed into the Highway 3 barricade 41 kilometres west of Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Becka Melissa, Facebook)
A horse in a field. (Marko Blazevic Unsplash)

Orphaned foal has attached to new mare, says owner of the Keremeos horses

The horses along Hwy 3 weren’t wild, but had crossed the river for first time

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A horse in a field. (Marko Blazevic Unsplash)
Keremeos resident Brian Schwemler is the winner of a $500k Lotto Max draw from Sept. 27. (Photo- BCLC)

Keremeos man plans a few vacations after $500K lotto win

Brian Schwemler purchased the half-a-million-dollar winning ticket from the Canco on Highway 3A

Keremeos resident Brian Schwemler is the winner of a $500k Lotto Max draw from Sept. 27. (Photo- BCLC)
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Open burning season in effect for the South Okanagan-Similkameen

Fire chiefs may choose to delay the start of the season, amid the drier than normal conditions

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These wild horses were spotted running along Highway 97 in Penticton in January 2022. Now a herd of horses, believed to be wild are hanging around Highway 3, west of Keremeos, with one of them being killed by a vehicle recently. (File photo)

Foal orphaned after wild horse hit and killed on Highway 3 in Keremeos

Residents worry for the foal and the rest of the herd coming close to the busy roadway

These wild horses were spotted running along Highway 97 in Penticton in January 2022. Now a herd of horses, believed to be wild are hanging around Highway 3, west of Keremeos, with one of them being killed by a vehicle recently. (File photo)
These wild horses were spotted running along Highway 97 in Penticton in January 2022. Now a herd of horses, believed to be wild are hanging around Highway 3, west of Keremeos, with one of them being killed by a vehicle recently. (File photo)

Update: Orphaned foal attaches to new mare after mom killed on Highway 3 in Keremeos

Owner of the horses said they aren’t wild and they are back home with reinforced fences

These wild horses were spotted running along Highway 97 in Penticton in January 2022. Now a herd of horses, believed to be wild are hanging around Highway 3, west of Keremeos, with one of them being killed by a vehicle recently. (File photo)
A look back at the Heather Lake wildfire on Sept. 6, 2022. Looking south from a helicopter in E.C. Manning Park. (Photo- BC Wildfire Service)

Planned ignitions to bring heavy smoke along Highway 3: BC Wildfire Service

If conditions are favourable, ignitions will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Oct. 1

A look back at the Heather Lake wildfire on Sept. 6, 2022. Looking south from a helicopter in E.C. Manning Park. (Photo- BC Wildfire Service)
Grist Mill served around 100 migrant workers a home-cooked traditional Mexican barbecue to say thank you for helping out in the Similkameen harvest this year. (Grist Mill)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill thanks seasonal workers for helping with the harvest

Grist Mill served up traditional Mexican food to offer gratitude to migrants who picked fruit

Grist Mill served around 100 migrant workers a home-cooked traditional Mexican barbecue to say thank you for helping out in the Similkameen harvest this year. (Grist Mill)
The Gardens at The Keremeos Grist Mill afford a great space for the Heritage Fall Fair happening Sunday, Sept. 25. (Submitted)

Zucchini races, apple pie eating contest at Heritage Fall Fair in Keremeos

Join in the family day with apples races down the river too at Grist Mill Sept. 25

The Gardens at The Keremeos Grist Mill afford a great space for the Heritage Fall Fair happening Sunday, Sept. 25. (Submitted)
The makeshift residence where two individuals wanted by police had set up, visible from Highway 3. A shootout with RCMP on Tuesday, Sept. 13 left one resident dead and another in the hospital. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)

Woman involved in Keremeos police shooting expected to survive

Man who allegedly pulled gun as RCMP serve warrants died and the woman was also shot

The makeshift residence where two individuals wanted by police had set up, visible from Highway 3. A shootout with RCMP on Tuesday, Sept. 13 left one resident dead and another in the hospital. (Andrea DeMeer - Princeton Spotlight)
The incident began to unfold on Highway 3, around 7:45 am Tuesday Sept. 23. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)

One dead, one injured, after police shooting in Keremeos

Man allegedly pulls gun as RCMP attempt to serve warrants

The incident began to unfold on Highway 3, around 7:45 am Tuesday Sept. 23. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)
Contestants in the 2019 Sizzle Fest hot pepper eating contest had to eat several hot pepper, seeds and all. This year’s festival takes place Sept. 24. (Review file photo)

Almost time for Sizzle Fest in Keremeos

Organizers still looking for more brave souls to take part in hot pepper eating contest Sept. 24

Contestants in the 2019 Sizzle Fest hot pepper eating contest had to eat several hot pepper, seeds and all. This year’s festival takes place Sept. 24. (Review file photo)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”