Keremeos

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department will be closing down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Cut to services at Keremeos health centre lab continue with staffing shortage

The facility is currently providing services to people who have an urgent notice from their doctor

 

Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Winter Wine Festival, comedy night in Penticton and a 50-year celebration at the art gallery

 

The 7th annual Winter Classic Hockey Tournament comes to the Apex Mountain Ski Resort from Jan. 20 to 22. The Vancouver Spirit Atom A1 took home the championship at 2020’s Apex Winter Classic, but the big winner was B.C. Children’s Hospital, received $42,000. (Contributed image)

7th annual Winter Classic returns to Apex Resort’s ice rink

In 2020, the hockey tournament raised more than $42,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

 

A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)

VIDEO: Cat survives boulder slamming into trailer during Keremeos rockslide

Over 25 residents remain evacuated after Jan. 16 Keremeos rockslide

A cat was inside this trailer when a fridge-sized boulder slammed into it during the rockslide near Keremeos on Jan. 16. With help from ALERT, the cat is back safe with its owner. (ALERT Facebook)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
Apex Mountain Resort’s skating loop is temporarily closed because of fallen trees. (Photo- Apex Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Apex Mountain skating loop closes due to large number of fallen trees

The resort says the loop will be closed for at least one week; night skating closed for even longer

Apex Mountain Resort’s skating loop is temporarily closed because of fallen trees. (Photo- Apex Mountain Resort/Facebook)
Two potential arrangements showing a range of amenities that could be added in the future to Kobau Park in Cawston. They are not exclusive plans, but instead are meant to provoke discussion and earn feedback before the final plan is designed. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

Cawston’s Kobau Park users have until Jan. 25 to provide feedback on future plans

The regional district is building a plan for potential upgrades and improvements

Two potential arrangements showing a range of amenities that could be added in the future to Kobau Park in Cawston. They are not exclusive plans, but instead are meant to provoke discussion and earn feedback before the final plan is designed. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
A look at Highway 3 east of Osoyoos on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:45 a.m. DriveBC is reporting patches of fog on the highway for 70 kilometres. (Photo- DriveBC)

Fog warning issued for Highway 3 between Keremeos and Osoyoos

DriveBC is reporting patches of fog for 70 kilometres on Saturday, Jan. 7

A look at Highway 3 east of Osoyoos on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11:45 a.m. DriveBC is reporting patches of fog on the highway for 70 kilometres. (Photo- DriveBC)
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Memory Cafes coming to Cawston and Keremeos

The cafes are a pilot program towards making more dementia-friendly communities

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Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
A fire erupted around midnight on 6th Street in Keremeos on Dec. 21. The battle was made more difficult due to the extreme cold and winds. (Keremeos Fire Department)

Midnight fire guts home in Keremeos

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation

A fire erupted around midnight on 6th Street in Keremeos on Dec. 21. The battle was made more difficult due to the extreme cold and winds. (Keremeos Fire Department)
The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department was closed down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7 due to staffing shortages. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos health centre lab services cut down due to staffing shortages

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s lab will be limited to the most important cases

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department was closed down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7 due to staffing shortages. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department was closed overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Keremeos joins voices with BC Rural Health Network

The network is working to represent rural communities and their issues with the government

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department was closed overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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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

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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

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

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)
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.
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