Osoyoos

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie spoke to a large crowd of Penticton Rotarians about the path forward in truth and reconciliation and what he’d like to see to strengthen First Nation communities. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Louie speaks to Penticton Rotarians on Truth and Reconciliation

Clarence Louie spoke about injustices and the path forward to building their communities

 

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

 

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swimming not recommended at Osoyoos beach due to poor water quality

Town says Legion Beach contains high levels of E. coli bacteria

 

Vernon Jubilee Hospital staff continue to impress. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon hospital staff impress Osoyoos patient

Despite the stressors of the last 2.5 years, all provided exceptional care

Vernon Jubilee Hospital staff continue to impress. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
New video from Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society educates on the dangers of invasive mussels like the Zebra mussel. (Creative Commons photo)

Okanagan invasive species video builds mussel awareness

New Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society video warns of invasive mussels

New video from Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society educates on the dangers of invasive mussels like the Zebra mussel. (Creative Commons photo)
Osoyoos Lake. File photo

Man presumed drowned trying to rescue his dog on Osoyoos Lake

The 41-year-old Oliver man was last seen swimming with his dog on his back

Osoyoos Lake. File photo
Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted in connection to a Canada Day shooting on a beach in Osoyoos. Police are looking to see if he is linked to two shootings in Penticton including shooting at police June 28. (RCMP)

Suspected Canada Day shooter may be linked to 2 recent Penticton gun incidents: RCMP

Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous

Steven Gallagher, 29, is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted in connection to a Canada Day shooting on a beach in Osoyoos. Police are looking to see if he is linked to two shootings in Penticton including shooting at police June 28. (RCMP)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Spring gatherings bring pie-eating grins

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)

Osoyoos Fire Rescue bracing for potential early wildfire season

The department reported a slower start to 2022 than last year

The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)
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 helped 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)
A joint operation in the South Okanagan coordinated by the RCMP saw $9k seized from traffic violations and 55 issued tickets from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. (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

A joint operation in the South Okanagan coordinated by the RCMP saw $9k seized from traffic violations and 55 issued tickets from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
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 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)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

Hundreds of campers and Spirit Ridge Resort evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Inkaneep fire jumps to 1,100 ha

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
(Black Press file photo)

Osoyoos named one of Canada’s friendliest towns by Expedia

There were five other B.C. destinations in the top 20

(Black Press file photo)