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A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)

Cats found in duct taped box shocks Okanagan Humane Society president

The box of cats was found in a dumpster in Penticton

 

This image provided by NYPD shows police body cam video shows two New York City police officers and a bystander saving a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 in New York. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at the 116th Street station in East Harlem. The man, whom police said fell by accident, was taken to a hospital with injuries to his hand and back. (NYPD via AP)

VIDEO: NYPD officers, bystander save man who fell on subway tracks

Group managed to pull the man to safety just before a train arrived

 

Volunteers took turns washing the animals in the hotel's bathrooms. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: More than 100 rescue animals stranded in Revelstoke hotel

The animals were on their way from Moose Jaw to Vancouver

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Marine Mammal Rescue team completed a humpback whale disentanglement mission on Oct. 14 near Texada Island. The whale on the left was entangled in 300 feet of marine rope and a buoy, used for prawn traps.

VIDEO: DFO team rescues entangled humpback whale in Georgia Strait

Distressed whale entangled in a large yellow buoy, was accompanied by two others

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Marine Mammal Rescue team completed a humpback whale disentanglement mission on Oct. 14 near Texada Island. The whale on the left was entangled in 300 feet of marine rope and a buoy, used for prawn traps.
Emergency vehicles lined up below Dilworth Mountain Park after a woman fell from the park trail down the embankment on Sept. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Emergency vehicles lined up below Dilworth Mountain Park after a woman fell from the park trail down the embankment on Sept. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
(COSAR/Submitted)

Injured dirt biker saved by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Rider injured her leg near Little White

(COSAR/Submitted)
(COSAR/Submitted)

COSAR rescues dirt bike rider from Bear Creek, West Kelowna

The rider had a suspected back injury

(COSAR/Submitted)
The Cumberland Campground at Comox Lake. Google Maps photo

B.C. man hospitalized after 100-foot cliff jump goes wrong

Young man airlifted to hospital after leap at popular swimming hole clipped rocks

The Cumberland Campground at Comox Lake. Google Maps photo
All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)

Boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake

According to witnesses all those on the boat are reportedly safe

All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)

B.C. firefighters respond after technician trapped behind church organ

No serious injuries result from situation, Victoria Fire Department said

A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)
Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)

11 men tossed into Okanagan Lake after pontoon boat flips

The incident happened Saturday afternoon

Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)
Paul's Tomb is located on Knox Mountain in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Marine rescue after CPR performed at Okanagan Lake beach

A person receiving CPR was taken from Paul’s Tomb beach by marine rescue

Paul's Tomb is located on Knox Mountain in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: Thai elephant calf, mother rescued from deep pit

The two fell into a deep mud pit during a storm

An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)
A 50-year-old fell 30 feet at Skaha Bluffs and was heli-rescued Tuesday. (Mike Biden file photo)

Climber falls 30 feet at Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs

50-year-old airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries

A 50-year-old fell 30 feet at Skaha Bluffs and was heli-rescued Tuesday. (Mike Biden file photo)
The COSAR eBike team was called to assist in a rescue on June 8 (COSAR/Submitted)

COSAR rescue on the Kelowna Myra Canyon trestle trails

A senior with serious injuries was rescued from Myra Canyon

The COSAR eBike team was called to assist in a rescue on June 8 (COSAR/Submitted)
Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)

Kelowna fire crews rescue young boy stuck on banks of fast-flowing creek

‘You’re doing it over fast-moving water which can be very dangerous’

Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)
The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)

B.C. eagle recovering after crashing through window

Rescuer hopes the eagle can be rehabilitated and released after recovering at wildlife rescue centre

The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda

VIDEO: Family vacationing on Vancouver Island helps otter escape from drained pool

Family reunions are always memorable occasions - some, more than others. Theo…

An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda