Penticton News

7/23/2014

Good News for South Okanagan Wildfires

There is good news from fire crews in the South Okanagan. Starting with the Apex Mountain fire, the 345 hectare blaze is now officially 80 percent contained. But an evacuation order for nine properties is still in place for the ... Read More...
7/22/2014

Twin Lakes Wildfire

**Update: 7/22/2014 11:30AMCrews quickly contained a small brush fire near White Lake Observatory. The four hectare fire was ignited around 5AM this morning. A team of nine fire fighters quickly contained and put the fire out. Fire information officer ... Read More...
7/22/2014

Wildfire Update

Fire crews finally have the upper hand on three wildfires burning in the South Okanagan. Apex Mountain fire: 345 hectares in size, 75% contained and an evacuation alert is in place for nine properties. Boothill fire: 101 hectares in size, ... Read More...
7/21/2014

Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon will be all over the Okanagan this week to present the 2014  Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines this week.  The following are the date and times when she ... Read More...
7/21/2014

Fire Updates

Update 10:30AM 07/21/2014 Apex Mountain:The fire has been more accurately calculated at 344 hectares and is approximately 60% contained. The threat to Public Safety has not changed due to the erradic behavour of the fire at night and the ... Read More...
7/18/2014

Fire Updates:

UPDATE: 07/18/2014 9:45AM The Jura fire is currently burning over 200 hectares. It is currently at 0% containment while crews are trying toput guards in place. 20 firefighters with four helicopters and air tankers are on scene trying to get ... Read More...