Keremeos

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
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Cooler temperatures calming Keremeos wildfire

Cooler temperatures are expected for a few days, but there’s a chance of thunderstorms

(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Concern over incoming weather as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows past 6,800 ha

Potential lightning, thunderstorms and erratic winds are being monitored into tomorrow

(BC Wildfire Service)
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

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
Smoke-filled skies as seen from Olalla, due to the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Communities rally in support of Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuees

Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 500 properties

Smoke-filled skies as seen from Olalla, due to the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
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

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

GottaGoat Farm on Penticton’s Green Mountain Road has evacuated its animals, amid wildfire concerns. (Photo- GottaGoat Facebook)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn off fuel. (BCWS)

Farleigh Lake and Marron Lake added to Keremeos Creek Wildfire evacuation alerts

The properties on the list are located to the north east of the fire

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn off fuel. (BCWS)
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)
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Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights South Okanagan wildfire to save their home

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights Keremeos Creek wildfire

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)

Long-awaited BC Housing project opens in Keremeos

Quail Crossing is the first of 3 set to open this year

The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)
Barb and Ken Hynek, right, donated their 120-year-old stove to lend extra authenticity to the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. Already the Grist Mill’s volunteers have been putting it to use. (Grist Mill and Gardens Facebook)

White Rock couple donates 120-year-old stove to Keremeos’ Grist Mill and Gardens

The couple felt the previous stove was a bit too new on their visit to the site

Barb and Ken Hynek, right, donated their 120-year-old stove to lend extra authenticity to the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. Already the Grist Mill’s volunteers have been putting it to use. (Grist Mill and Gardens Facebook)
The Penticton Speedway is hosting its King of the Hill Race on Saturday, June 18. (Western News file photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

High-intensity racing at the speedway and an annual Father’s Day party headline the weekend

The Penticton Speedway is hosting its King of the Hill Race on Saturday, June 18. (Western News file photo)
The Nature Trust of BC is looking to expand the protected area around the Keremeos Columns Provincial Park. (Nature Trust of B.C.)

Keremeos Columns protected area to grow ten-fold

The Nature Trust is adding 194 hectares of protection to the 20 hectare provincial park

The Nature Trust of BC is looking to expand the protected area around the Keremeos Columns Provincial Park. (Nature Trust of B.C.)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Canada’s lakes

Your morning start for Monday, June 6

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
The Similkameen Trail Society is hosting a Victoria Day bike ride this long weekend. (Contributed)

Similkameen Trail Society hosting Victoria Day ride

The bike ride will travel the new trail and starts at 4 p.m.

The Similkameen Trail Society is hosting a Victoria Day bike ride this long weekend. (Contributed)
One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)

Keremeos’ Grist Mill gearing up for packed summer season

An ‘insanely busy year’ is on the way for the heritage site

One of the new slab benches that have been installed in at the Grist Mill in Keremeos. (Grist Mill and Gardens photo)