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Emergency vehicles lined up below Dilworth Mountain Park after a woman fell from the park trail down the embankment on Sept. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Quick rescue by Kelowna emergency crews after woman falls down mountain

It is unknown if she suffered any injuries

  • Sep 28, 2022

 

(COSAR/Submitted)

Injured dirt biker saved by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Rider injured her leg near Little White

 

The Cumberland Campground at Comox Lake. Google Maps photo

B.C. man hospitalized after 100-foot cliff jump goes wrong

Young man airlifted to hospital after leap at popular swimming hole clipped rocks

 

All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)

Boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake

According to witnesses all those on the boat are reportedly safe

All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)

B.C. firefighters respond after technician trapped behind church organ

No serious injuries result from situation, Victoria Fire Department said

A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)
Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)

11 men tossed into Okanagan Lake after pontoon boat flips

The incident happened Saturday afternoon

Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)
Paul's Tomb is located on Knox Mountain in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Marine rescue from Okanagan Lake beach

A person recieving CPR was taken from Paul’s Tomb beach by marine rescue

Paul's Tomb is located on Knox Mountain in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: Thai elephant calf, mother rescued from deep pit

The two fell into a deep mud pit during a storm

An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Shuswap Paws Rescue Society has reduced its adoption price for adult cats for the summer with the hope of finding them a forever home. (Shuswap Paws Rescue Society photo)

Shuswap animal rescue seeking homes for large number of cats in its care

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society lowers adoption fee for adult cats for summer

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society has reduced its adoption price for adult cats for the summer with the hope of finding them a forever home. (Shuswap Paws Rescue Society photo)
A 50-year-old fell 30 feet at Skaha Bluffs and was heli-rescued Tuesday. (Mike Biden file photo)

Climber falls 30 feet at Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs

50-year-old airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries

A 50-year-old fell 30 feet at Skaha Bluffs and was heli-rescued Tuesday. (Mike Biden file photo)
Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)

Kelowna fire crews rescue young boy stuck on banks of fast-flowing creek

‘You’re doing it over fast-moving water which can be very dangerous’

Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)
The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)

B.C. eagle recovering after crashing through window

Rescuer hopes the eagle can be rehabilitated and released after recovering at wildlife rescue centre

The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda

VIDEO: Family vacationing on Vancouver Island helps otter escape from drained pool

Family reunions are always memorable occasions - some, more than others. Theo…

An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda
First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Woman, dog helped to shore from Salmon Arm pond after dog goes through thin ice

Passersby do initial rescue, woman taken to hospital for check up, fire department issues warning

First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap man defies odds when his tiny life raft found in Caribbean Sea

Blind Bay resident floats for six days, consuming only nacho chips, crackers and tiny fish

The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)
A South Okanagan horse was rescued on Tuesday morning (Feb. 1) after looking ‘almost lifeless’ (Contributed).

Trapped horse rescued by Okanagan fire department after ‘near-death experience’

‘A great feeling for the crew to save a life that was so close to death’: Fire Chief

A South Okanagan horse was rescued on Tuesday morning (Feb. 1) after looking ‘almost lifeless’ (Contributed).
A deer that fell through ice in Westwood Lake got a ride to safety aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s rescue boat on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Deer rescued after falling through ice on Vancouver Island lake

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and B.C. Conservation Officer Service respond to incident Tuesday, Jan. 25

A deer that fell through ice in Westwood Lake got a ride to safety aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s rescue boat on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dog rescued after falling through ice on lake near Nanaimo

Volunteer firefighters mount water rescue after dog seen struggling for its life in Hemer Park

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)