Highway 33 Both directions – Highway reopened from Rock Creek to Beaverdell (47.6 km). 60 KM/HR speed limit in effect from Westbridge to Rock Creek. Watch for livestock and debris on road. Limited visibility due to dust
Residents south of Hester Creek to the west of Highway 97 south of Oliver and Elkink Ranch along Highway 3 east of Osoyoos have been added to the existing Evacuation Alert for the Testalinda Creek Wildfire.
Strong winds, caused by a passing weather system, have allowed the Testalinden Creek Wildfire to grow overnight. This growth in the uplands of Kobau Mountain is not expected to impact homes in the Okanagan or Similkameen Valleys but the Regional District would like residents within the Evacuation Alert area to be prepared to leave if required.
Residents in these areas will be contacted shortly informing them of steps to take to prepare for potential evacuation. The total number of homes or properties placed under Evacuation Alert due to the Testalinden Creek Wildfire is 168.
Residents and agriculturists along the Crown Land interface are advised to water interface areas up to 3 hours each day. Residents and agriculturists outside the Evacuation Alert area south of Oliver are asked to conserve water as much as possible to ensure water is available for
On December 14, 2014, Joe’s Plumbing and Heating in Osoyoos was a victim of a Break and Enter.
On January 18, 2015, police received a call of a Break and Enter to a winery in Osoyoos. Officers attended and located a vehicle stuck on the property and trying to smash through a fence. The male occupant of the vehicle was arrested and found to be in possession of stolen property. Numerous items were found in the vehicle that were suspected to be stolen. A search of the male revealed he had a stolen credit card on his person that had been stolen from Joe’s Plumbing and Heating during the Break and Enter the previous December. 44 year old Cameron MCRAE of Osoyoos was charged with possession of stolen property. On August 21, 2015, MCRAE was convicted for possessing the stolen property. MCRAE is well known to the police.
Sears Hometown Store
1400 – 5955 Main Street
250 498 3448