Aerial footage shows flooding in Lower Similkameen

The regional district released aerial footage of rural Keremeos, Cawston, Chopaka, Area F (Naramata)

Aerial footage taken from helicopters and drones of rural Keremeos, Chopaka, Cawston and Area F (Naramata) were released by the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen during the evening on Wed., May 10.

In the first video helicopters were used to capture footage of mobile home parks that are currently on evacuation alert near the Similkameen River. The end of the video shows a blue house completely surrounded by water. That home is located in Chopaka and was evacuated on Tues., May 8.

The second video shows a wide shot of the valley looking west towards Cawston taken on May 10, and then a close up shot of flooding along Highway 3. The footage of Area F (Naramata) shows water raging close to homes and in fields.

Just Posted

Fifth annual cycling celebration in Summerland

District says its time to go all out for cycling week

Keeping track of bats

Seeking bat colonies and volunteers for B.C. bat counts

Airbnb hosts earning millions in the Okanagan

The Okanagan was among the list of three Canadian wine markets.

Medical Foundation: Unsung supporters of the hospital

They are among the unsung supporters of Penticton Regional Hospital, but we… Continue reading

Photos: It’s all fun and games at the midway

The carnival is in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Concerns range from the threat of an oil spill to the impact of tanker traffic on wildlife

Wildfire sparked north of Merritt, estimated 8 hectares

BC Wildfire Service is responding to the fire near Chattaway Lake FSR 27 kilometres north of Merritt

Call for artists for upcoming South Okanagan exhibition

The Penticton Art Gallery is inviting artists from across the globe to submit artworks

B.C. to spend $181M to create 200 general practitioner jobs

Jobs will go to new medical school graduates

Vernon company wins Ozone best production

Powerhouse Theatre’s Calendar Girls will move on to the Theatre BC Mainstage Festival

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

Most Read