One Of The Major Events Of The Year


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Hwy 3 Accident Details

A semi-trailer truck collided with a car at around 10:30 am east of Osoyoos today – the driver of the truck taken to hospital in Oliver.

RCMP officers state that the truck was traveling westbound and the car was eastbound on Highway 3 on Anarchist Mountain west of Bobcat Court, when the driver of the truck failed to slow down at a switchback and crossed into an incoming lane.

He subsequently overcorrected and rolled the truck. The driver was removed from the vehicle by other motorists suffering minor scratches.. The other car did hit some of the trailer debris. But that driver was OK and left the scene.

The semi was on its driver’s side and the trailer’s contents were strewn all over the highway. The truck is now being removed and traffic is still reduced to single lane alternating traffic.

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Hwy 3 Single Lane After MVI

DriveBC is reporting a highway accident 15 km east of Osoyoos.

The road was reduced to single lane alternating traffic this afternoon.

A witness says a semi had overturned. Condition of driver not known.

Details to follow.

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Unicylist travels thru Osoyoos on national journey


Photo by Island Trail Photography — with Joseph Boutilier.

Boutilier will be passing through Osoyoos today (Friday, April 18) as part of a  unicycle ride to Ottawa to call for action on climate change. I will be meeting with the staff of MP Alex Atamanenko and others when I arrive around 4pm at the Wander Cafe in Osoyoos.

Much more info on the ride and campaign is at

I have embarked on a long journey from Victoria BC to Ottawa to encourage unity between constituents and elected leaders across the political spectrum in order to facilitate action on climate change and related issues. I aim to establish clear directives for progress to address this crisis in advance of the 2015 federal election. The peaceful campaign is non-partisan and focused on solutions.

I am also welcoming others passionate citizens to join me for any portion of the trip and working with a range of individuals and organizations to contribute to local events and rallies in communities along the route. I am hoping to meet with MPs, MLAs and other elected officials before arriving in Ottawa for the beginning of the fall session of Parliament.

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Inkameep Wildfire Investigation Continues

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The Inkameep wildfire, northeast of Osoyoos, grew to a size of  80 hectares.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of this wildfire, which was discovered  last Friday.  The Ministry did say they believed this blaze was caused by a human.

During the week of April 14 - 23 firefighters and a helicopter will be on site working to establish more fuel-free areas around the fire’s perimeter.

This fire generated  a lot of smoke in the Osoyoos and Oliver area.

The ministry says this fire was separate and unrelated to the prescribed burn that was undertaken to the south in the same general area by an OIB member. There was smoke visible northwest of Mica Creek and southeast of Oliver on a monitored burn for habitat restoration and fuel reduction says the ministry.

April 18th -  Reliable sources indicate fire investigators have prepared a file for a further police review as one individual has been identified.

This has not been confirmed by the RCMP or any official of the Ministry of Forests.

The Ministry of Forests reports that, since Friday April 11, the Kamloops Fire Centre has responded to 10 new wildfires, all of which have been human-caused. Of the 32 fires that have occurred in the Centre since April 1, almost all were the result of poorly planned open burning.

This serves as a serious reminder to the public to be vigilant with any open fires and to ensure that they have contingency plans in place to extinguish fires that may escape.

While crews have responded to wildfires across the southern interior, the two largest incidents were in the South Okanagan.

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