Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Office in downtown Vernon destroyed

Source: Global Okanagan A large one storey commercial building in the 2600 block of 48th Avenue in Vernon has been destroyed by fire. The fire started around 6:30 Tuesday evening. Fire crews and police responded. RCMP blocked 48th Avenue in … Continue reading

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RDOS imposed fire ban

Due to the current condition of “high” fire danger rating in our regional area, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing a TEMPORARY FIRE BAN. Effective at noon on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 and until further notice, all open … Continue reading

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Major crime units look into ‘horrific assault’ in Oliver

On Wednesday June 17th, 2015 at 03:00 PM, a male was brought to the Okanagan Regional Hospital with serious injuries suffered as a result of an assault. The injures were substantial, requiring the patient be transferred to another Hospital for … Continue reading

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Making plans

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Off to Italy to meet Chief Louie

Three councillors and their families going to a war memorial in Europe. Clarence Louie flew out early for speaking engagements in other parts of the continent. Leona Baptiste, Sammy Jo Louie and Yvonne Weinert are joined by family members in … Continue reading

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Banned

KAMLOOPS – Effective at noon on Friday, July 3, 2015, all open fires – including campfires – will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified. This step … Continue reading

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Definitions

What is a Microburst? A microburst is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface. There are two … Continue reading

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The one you turn to

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Bee Banner – photograph by Linda Anderson

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Micro twister touches down in Willowbrook

Terrifying. Destruction. Wall of hail, rain and wind. It came over the Orofino ridge and hit the Willowbrook bowl with a vengeance Monday shortly before 4pm It twisted out many coniferous trees including the main landmark at the mail boxes. … Continue reading

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Willowbrook power outage continues

Trees down on houses, roads, lines down……. Still no power or water 6:36 am About 4pm Monday emergency crews in OK Falls and Willowbrook notified of power lines down on Green Lake Rd. ODN notified of no power in the … Continue reading

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Yvonne’s

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Westbridge fire highlighted on SO map

Red dots indicate fires being watched and worked on Flames indicates large area, evacuation notice etc. Westbridge Last updated: Monday, June 29, 2015 Location: Zamora, near Westbridge, 11 km North of Rock Creek Discovered: Sunday, June 28, 2015 Size: 26.0 … Continue reading

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Wednesday is a HOLIDAY!

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Class of ’52 celebrates at the Legion

63 years since graduation – 75 years since Grade One

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Hot day in Wenatchee

Source King 5 Updates on the Sleepy Hollow Fire: •24 homes destroyed, hundreds of residents evacuated •Embers also sparked a fire that destroyed three warehouses in downtown Wenatchee •Level 3 and 2 evacuations in place for many •Chelan County Emergency … Continue reading

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Lightning, fire, rain – and more

Fire crews from Oliver called to Tinhorn Creek with a report of a grass fire behind their vineyard. Fire actually quite far up the mountainside – right above Hester Creek winery. Forestry crews will look after whatever remains when the … Continue reading

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Alert

10:10 AM PDT Monday 29 June 2015 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: Central Okanagan – including Kelowna North Okanagan – including Vernon South Okanagan – including Penticton Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be … Continue reading

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Rural report with Laird Smith

Last week I wrote about the magnificent tree on the former Carleton MacNaughton property up McKinney way. I speculated that the tree was maybe 500 years old. Knowing how dry the area can be, I may have under estimated the … Continue reading

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Oliver accident ties up traffic

Photo by Dave Whalley Similkameen Ave and Hwy 97 at 1:30 pm No one seriously injured. Both vehicles sustained damage. Mini-van and SUV/trailer combo jackknifed.

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Possible drowning being investigated

Osoyoos RCMP Media Release Possible Drowning – Osoyoos Lake On June 28th, 2015 at 1757 hours the Osoyoos RCMP received a report of a missing male on Osoyoos Lake. Occupants of a sail boat were flagged down by a female … Continue reading

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