One unconfirmed report of fire action at Mt. Baldy
Interactive map above from BC Wildfires shows Princeton as the closet major fire
Appears Central BC = north and west of Kamloops – the hardest hit
I thought it would be fun to tell you that Kellie Pickler just LOVED the Okanagan.
She came to visit my hometown of Oliver with her husband Kyle Jacobs and we celebrated her birthday in Kelowna along with my Kyle & my husband Ken Johnson. She especially loved Hester Creek’s restaurant Terrafina and the wine tasting at NK’MIP & Mission Hill. We picked Cherries in my dads orchard and one day we spent some time at Mike’s Auto helping wash cars.
I know that once “The Oliver Daily News” did a little post about her show “I Love Kellie Picker”, and thought it would be fun to share that she loved it here. What a beautiful place! The third season of “I Love Kellie Pickler” airs on CMT on August 3rd. Ken and I are also cast members and we can’t wait to share this season’s fun this Fall. Hope all is great with you all
New top cop will face a Penticton crowd tonight at a special town-hall meeting meant to address concerns about public safety in the region.
“This is your opportunity to have a say in building safety and wellness in our communities,” RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager said in a press release.
The current state of policing in the region will be presented along with statistics and a way forward for the next year, after which the public will be invited to ask question and give feedback.
De Jager is in charge of all detachments in the South Okanagan-Similkameen, and the event is therefore aimed at everyone in the region. Venue: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre 6:30 pm
Air quality and health could be impacted by smoky skies
Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.
Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart or lung conditions. These individuals should watch for any change in symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure. If any symptoms are noted, affected individuals should take steps to reduce their exposure to smoke and if necessary see their physician or local walk-in clinic.
People with severe symptoms should present themselves to the nearest Emergency Department.
Reducing Exposure to Smoke
There are some actions you can take to reduce the health effects of smoke in the air:
For general information about smoke and your health, contact HealthLink BC available toll free,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 8-1-1.or look to www.bcairquality.ca