Thursday, August 24, 2017

Updated: Fast moving fire sparked near Joe Rich - LaurenPullen

1100 people evacuated due to near Joe Rich.

Source: Lauren Pullen


Updated: Fast moving fire sparked near Joe Rich - Kelowna Capital News

A fire is reportedly burning on both sides of Philpott Road near Joe Rich east of Kelowna 
Update 3:05 p.m.

The RCMP says it is actively performing emergency tactical evacuations of residents in the Joe Riche area due to thea wildfire burning on the north side of Highway 33 East outside of Kelowna.

The RCMP is now executing emergency evacuation orders for the following areas:

Goudie Road;

Huckleberry Road;

Daves Road;

Goshawk Road;

Hawk Road;

Falcon Road;

Falconridge Crescent;

Sun Valley Road;

Cardinal Creek Road;

Peregrine Road;

Philpott Forest Service Road;

Three Forks Road;

Thelwell Road;

Greystokes Road;

Dion Road; and

Schram Road;

In order to ensure public safety and the ability for emergency crews to access the area, RCMP have closed Highway 33 East in both directions between Goudie Road and Schram Road. RCMP ask that the public avoid the area and plan a different route in order to assist in the safe evacuation of all affected residents.

Updates to be provided as they become available. Further information to follow from the Central Okanagan Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre website.

Read the whole report here


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Crash Closes Kalamalka Road In Coldstream

Vernon, BC, Canada / 1075 KISS FM

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Completion of Phase 2 of Kal Lake Road Project deferred to late spring 2018

August 4, 2017
2017 Capital Projects Consultation MeetingNews
Road Update
The planned closure of Kalamalka Lake Road between Browne Road and the Vernon city boundary (Phase 2 of the Kalamalka Lake Road – Okanagan Rail Trail Project) has been deferred to late spring 2018. Current work on Phase 1 is expected to be wrapped up by the end of August. The full project was originally scheduled to be complete by late October 2017.

In order to complete Phase 2 of the project, BC Hydro poles need to be relocated along Kalamalka Lake Road. Work on the project was delayed when BC Hydro crews responded to the state of emergency in the province. Crews from BC Hydro will continue to relocate poles in preparation for the next phase of construction in the spring.

The City wishes to express its support for the work BC Hydro is doing in support of areas affected by wildfires.

The City expects substantial completion of Phase 1 of the Kalamalka Lake Road – Okanagan Rail Trail project by mid-August, and pole relocation completion by mid-September. Minimal disruption to traffic, including lane closure and possible single-lane alternating traffic, is expected this year.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

We can still save the BX Creek Wetland!

Petition update

North Okanagan Naturalists' Club
Aug 1, 2017 — Thank you to those who have recently added your names to our petition.

Letters to the new provincial government are also a good idea. We suggest that you write to the following:

Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure, Hon. Claire Trevena,

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Hon. George Heyman,

Harold Sellers
North Okanagan Naturalists' Club


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them.


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