August, 2023 Archives

How to donate and volunteer to help evacuees

Aug 20 2023
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

Many good-hearted people are arriving at regional emergency reception centres trying to donate items and volunteer their time. Unfortunately, the reception centres don't have the capacity to accept items or organize volunteers, so the RDOS has put together a list of agencies that would be pleased to accept items and assistance.

Read the information release here.

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Provincial State of Emergency Declared

Aug 18 2023
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

An important message from Mayor Jason Wiebe to Keremeos and area residents:

"Due to the ongoing challenges in our province, a provincial state of emergency has been declared by Premier Eby. Please keep aware of alerts and notices, and follow the recommendations regarding orders and travel restrictions to aid in emergency planning and crew safety."

The importance of residents restricting travel to only necessary trips is twofold. Firstly, many emergency vehicles and personnel are travelling to provide aid to areas in need and additional traffic slows their travel. Secondly, travel comes with risk of accidents. Accidents divert emergency responders from where they are urgently needed in fire zones.

Keremeos Mayor and Councillors thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. For the full news release on the provincial state of emergency, click here.

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Information Update on Local Wildfires

Aug 16 2023
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News
  • There are no current evacuation alerts or orders within the municipality of Keremeos. Should that change, the municipal office will contact you through all the channels you signed up for (email, phone, text).
  • If you are not signed up for our Resident Notification System yet, click here.
  • For information updates regarding current evacuation alerts and orders in RDOS areas, residents may wish to monitor local updates from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen website “Hot Topics” section.
  • Support is available for evacuees from the wildfires at Victory Hall, 427-7th Avenue, Keremeos. If the reception centre is closed, please call 250-486-1890 for assistance.

Tips for staying safe and healthy:

  • This is also a good time to look for FireSmart risks around your property and take steps to protect your home from wildfire.
  • It is always a good idea to be prepared for an evacuation. Click here for tips on preparing for evacuation alerts or an evacuation.
  • For information to protect your health from exposure to wildfire smoke, click here.  
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