Keremeos

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

 

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

 

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All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

 

Three local Indigenous artists, from left to right Chila Louis, Shianna Allison and Sharifa Mardsen, are working on installing a diversity focused mural on the side of the Cawston Community Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Cawston Community Hall gets colourful with Indigenous inclusive mural

Three local artists have been working on the mural over the last week

Three local Indigenous artists, from left to right Chila Louis, Shianna Allison and Sharifa Mardsen, are working on installing a diversity focused mural on the side of the Cawston Community Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

No more evacuation alerts for the Keremeos Creek wildfire

Some properties along Green Mountain and Marron Valley Road had been on alert since Aug. 17

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
The staff at Regency Southwood assisted with evacuating the Gotta Goat Farm on Aug. 4 from the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (Submitted)

Penticton retirement facility helps with Keremeos Creek wildfire farm evacuation

The staff at Regency Southwood were among those to answer the call for help

The staff at Regency Southwood assisted with evacuating the Gotta Goat Farm on Aug. 4 from the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (Submitted)
Max Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, spoke in Summerland on Aug. 18. The meeting was held at Summerland United Church. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

People’s Party leader makes stops in Okanagan

Max Bernier spoke to supporters in Summerland and Kelowna on Aug. 18

Max Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, spoke in Summerland on Aug. 18. The meeting was held at Summerland United Church. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)

No more properties are on evacuation order for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Evacuation orders for properties along Green Mountain and Sheep Creek Road rescinded, alerts lifted

Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)
Police in Vernon are warning the public about a text-messaging scam currently circulating in the community Friday, April 22, 2022. (File image)

TELUS plans outage for customers in the Keremeos area

Customers will be unable to make 911 calls

Police in Vernon are warning the public about a text-messaging scam currently circulating in the community Friday, April 22, 2022. (File image)
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

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

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)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)