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White Rock Lake Wildfire recovery update

News release No. 61 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 1:05pm -
Regional District of Central Okanagan staff were on site Thursday and Friday to greet residents and staff provided more than 750 Returning Home Information...

White Rock Lake Wildfire status update – Held / Evacuation Alerts removed from Caesars Landing to Fintry

Central Okanagan, B.C. — Eighteen properties on Bouleau Lake Road remain under Evacuation Order and properties from Estamont, Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates remain under Evacuation Alert due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. No change to this status is expected over the weekend. Emergency Support Services at 1480 Sutherland Avenue...

White Rock Lake Evacuation Orders Rescinded

News Release No. 57 Central Okanagan, B.C. — In consultation with BC Wildfire and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations advises that the Evacuation Orders for Ewings Landing, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates neighbourhoods have been rescinded and downgraded to Evacuation Alerts. Residents re-entering the area must enter from the...

Do Not Consume Notice for Killiney Water System

  211027 - RDCO Release: We have completed the engineering assessment of the entire water system and work is underway to address the recommendations. The Do Not Consume Advisory continues to be in effect as boiling the water will not make the water safe to drink. The assessment recommendations include:
  • Additional chlorination dosing -...

Residents begin returning to Valley of the Sun / MOTI Email

Email received from MOTI per my request for information from their office on the state of Westside Road

September 02 2021 - Erik Lachmuth is the top guy at MOTI's Vernon office with authority over Westside Road through OKIB and North Westside. MOTI does NOT have authority over the evacuation order,...

Evacuation Orders downgraded for Valley of Sun & other properties

Correction: Evacuation Order remains for Attenborough Road

News Release No. 55 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — White Rock Lake New news release no. 54 incorrectly included properties along Attenborough Road. These properties remain under Evacuation Order at this time. It is expected that all evacuated residents and property owners will be allowed...

Returning Home Information Session

News Release No. 53  Central Okanagan, B.C. — The Rapid Damage Assessment Team will complete their assessment of neighbourhoods directly impacted by the White Rock Lake Wildfire by Thursday. Risk assessments will determine when residents can safely return home and begin to recover and rebuild. Not all residents will be able to return at...

White Rock Lake update / return home information session

News release No. 52 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — Aug 31 2021@5:57 - Multiple agencies continued their fire suppression and assessment work today within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area neighbourhoods impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire, with the aim of returning residents to their homes as soon as safely possible in...

White Rock Lake Wildfire update

News Release No. 49 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Aug 30 2021@4:59pm - The Emergency Operations Centre is mobilizing all available resources to allow residents affected by the White Rock Lake Wildfire to safely return to their communities as soon as possible. However, this is not expected to be a quick process and...

White Rock Lake Update

Release No 47 Central Okanagan, B.C. — Aug 29 2021@5:51pm - BC Wildfire Service says there continue to be 369 BC Wildfire and Military personnel working on fire suppression efforts for the White Rock Lake wildfire. The fire is estimated at 81,362 hectares and continues to be active and classified as out...

White Rock Lake Wildfire update / Structure Protection

Have you ever wondered what Structure Protection crews do when wildfires threaten communities? Neill Moroz, Structure Protection Specialist, has been working on the White Rock Lake wildfire for several weeks now. In this video, Neill provides an overview of what the Structure Protection Branch does on a wildfire and shares some stories of...

White Rock Lake Wildfire Update

News release no. 44 - Central Okanagan, B.C. —Aug 27 2021@4:19pm -  BC Wildfire Service says the White Rock Lake wildfire remains active and out of control at an estimated size of 81,483 hectares. The slight decrease in size is due to further...

Update on White Rock Lake wildfire

News Release No. 32 Central Okanagan, B.C.Aug 20 2021 - Cooler weather conditions are helping with fire suppression efforts but conditions remain extremely dry. Overnight, firefighters and equipment from North Westside Fire Rescue continued their patrols in communities they serve along Westside Road, putting out hot spots and spot fires. The...