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Tara Bowie                                The Keremeos Elks rodeo grounds are dry and organizers of this weekend’s rodeo say high water isn’t concerning them at this point and the rodeo will go on.

Keremeos Elks Rodeo getting ready to ride

Organizers say rodeo grounds dry, rodeo to go ahead

Tara Bowie                                The Keremeos Elks rodeo grounds are dry and organizers of this weekend’s rodeo say high water isn’t concerning them at this point and the rodeo will go on.
Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

Prepare now for Highway 3 to close when river rises

Officials are urging residents on evac alerts that have mobility/health issues to self evacuate

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

From floods to fires, prohibitions start May 15

More fire prohibitions in Kamloops Fire Centre take effect May 15

UPDATE: Highway 3 near Keremeos open

Crowsnest Pass, about 14 kilometres west of Keremeos, remains closed Friday morning.

UPDATE: Highway 3 west of Keremeos to remain closed

Work is underway to reopen Highway 3 by building up low areas

Flooding closes Highway 3

Water from the Similkameen River forced the closure of Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley

Owner of Fintry Queen eyes Summerland as moorage site

Owner of Fintry Queen eyes Summerland as moorage site

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen voted to provide a support letter for the tourism endeavour

Owner of Fintry Queen eyes Summerland as moorage site
The Town of Oliver held onto its trademark Capital of Canada designation. (google maps)

Oliver holds onto Wine Capital of Canada designation

It might be hard to swallow for other communities but Oliver remains Wine Capital of Canada

The Town of Oliver held onto its trademark Capital of Canada designation. (google maps)
More than 800,000 starlings have been trapped and euthanized in the Okanagan and Similkameen over the last 15 years. Estimates of damage caused by the invasive and destructive birds still account for about $4 million in lost crops.                                Courtesy of Master Gardeners

Okanagan program to target ‘rats of the sky’ where they roost

Research shows destructive starlings prefer the roosting appeal of dairy farms in the North Okanagan

More than 800,000 starlings have been trapped and euthanized in the Okanagan and Similkameen over the last 15 years. Estimates of damage caused by the invasive and destructive birds still account for about $4 million in lost crops.                                Courtesy of Master Gardeners
Family home, police car targets of shootings in Keremeos

Family home, police car targets of shootings in Keremeos

There were no injuries in two shootings that occurred in Keremeos over the weekend

Family home, police car targets of shootings in Keremeos
Government pours it on, declares April B.C. Wine Month

Government pours it on, declares April B.C. Wine Month

Alberta’s loss, B.C.s wine drinkers gain

Government pours it on, declares April B.C. Wine Month
Old Dominon on top in Canada as they roll into the South Okanagan

Old Dominon on top in Canada as they roll into the South Okanagan

Old Dominion brings blend of old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock ‘n’ roll grit

Old Dominon on top in Canada as they roll into the South Okanagan
Notley uncorks B.C. support for wine ban

Notley uncorks B.C. support for wine ban

In a series of Tweets, the Alberta Premier claims BCers support wine ban

Notley uncorks B.C. support for wine ban
Penticton resident Scott Dennis had his father’s urn stolen from his pickup truck in Penticton. (Submitted)

South Okanagan man has urn containing his father’s ashes stolen

A Penticton resident is hopeful his father’s urn will be returned after it was stolen from his truck

Penticton resident Scott Dennis had his father’s urn stolen from his pickup truck in Penticton. (Submitted)
Submitted                                A horse died in a collision with a 2008 Hyundai Accent on Highway 3A near Keremeos Wednesday night. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Horse killed in car crash near Keremeos

A car hit a horse on Highway 3A Wednesday night

Submitted                                A horse died in a collision with a 2008 Hyundai Accent on Highway 3A near Keremeos Wednesday night. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
From raided B.C. pot shop to convenience store in six days

From raided B.C. pot shop to convenience store in six days

Raided Cawston medical marijuana dispensary has now reopened as convenience store

From raided B.C. pot shop to convenience store in six days
RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors

RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors

RCMP explain arrest and seizure of cannabis at Cawston marijuana dispensary

RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors
Two storms headed to the Interior

Two storms headed to the Interior

Heavy snowfall and rain is expected throughout the Interior over the next two days

Two storms headed to the Interior
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Attacked by cougar and lived to wag his tail

A year after a cougar attack, a Keremeos dog named Hemi is still going strong

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Penticton hospital fourth busiest in the region for opioid overdose

Penticton hospital fourth busiest in the region for opioid overdose

The highest was Kelowna General with about 355, followed by Vernon Jubilee 310 and Royal Inland in Kamloops with 180

Penticton hospital fourth busiest in the region for opioid overdose