Friday, August 23, 2019

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Animals evacuated from fire housed in Osoyoos

By Dale Boyd Nine horses, two peacocks, chickens and a couple mischievous goats have been evacuated to the Desert Park Equine Facility and Racetrack in...

Aircraft using night vision on 2,270-hectare fire

By Lyonel Doherty BC Forestry crews are using night vision to fight the 2,270-hectare fire southeast of Oliver. Fire Information Officer Shannon Street told the Chronicle...

Residents advised to be savvy if evacuated

While no evacuation orders have been declared, residents on evacuation alert in the Eagle Bluff fire are advised to be savvy. That means being...

Trial harvests to take place in Oliver

The Oliver area will host a few trial harvests for the Okanagan Tree Fruit Project. Every year thousands of pounds of valuable fruit, nuts and...

Evacuation alerts expand as fire grows to 1,500 hectares

By Lyonel Doherty There’s an eerie calm over Oliver this morning as a thick blanket of smoke hides a beast of a fire that has...

Fire causes tense moments for residents

By Lyonel Doherty Falling fire debris is causing some tense moments for campers and residents of Country Pines Mobile Home Park this afternoon. Oliver Fire Department...

OIB expands alert in 900-hectare fire

By Lyonel Doherty As the Eagle Bluff fire grows in size to 900 hectares, the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) has expanded an evacuation alert to...

Fire still out of control at 280 hectares

Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The suspected human-caused fire near Gallagher Lake is still burning out of control at 280 hectares. Although there is no containment yet, there...

Eagle Bluff fire throws pall over Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty Thick smoke hangs over the east side of Oliver as the Eagle Bluff fire continues to burn out of control north of...

Richter Mnt fire burns 403 hectares

Dale Boyd  Aberdeen Publishing Firefighters have been working hard for seven straight days, and the Richter Mountain fire burning roughly 20 kilometers from Osyoos is now...

SAR saves overdue hikers

Oliver-Osoyoos Search and Rescue had to bail 10 hikers out of the woods in the early hours of Monday. The RCMP contacted the OOSAR...

Police are looking for this guy who might be in Oliver

 RCMP in Penticton, BC, are searching for Floyd Baptiste Sr., age 42, who is wanted for domestic violence related offences.  Officers in Penticton are reaching...

Golf cart fire

The Oliver Fire Dept responded to a call at an orchard near Road 4 Tuesday night, where a golf cart caught fire and was...

Arson at Osoyoos cop shop

A man (allegedly) tried to add fuel to a fire he (allegedly) started at the cop shop in Osoyoos. It happened around 9:30 p.m. on...

Town rescinds bylaw officers

The Town of Oliver has rescinded the previous appointment of four bylaw enforcement officers. Chief Administrative Officer Cathy Cowan said the four officers are no...