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Village of Keremeos apologizes after memorial tree cut down

The Village of Keremeos is apologizing to the family of a drowning victim after a tree memorial honouring the late teenager was cut down.

19-year-old Derek James Woodrow died in a tubing accident on the Similkameen River in Keremeos on July 20, 2013. 303 more words


Cawston pot shop raided by police for allegedly selling to minors

It says “no minors” on the door but the Amber Light Compassion Society in Cawston, B.C. was shut down by police on Friday after allegedly selling to youth. 410 more words


Suspect identified after thief steals from Keremeos firefighters responding to serious emergency

A Grinch targeted the Keremeos volunteer fire department on Monday night.

First responders received an emergency call about a man trapped in a vehicle down a 200 foot embankment off Nickel Plate Rd. 315 more words


Greyhound applies to cut service in Similkameen Valley

Changes could be coming to some British Columbians’ regular Greyhound route.

The company says it lost millions of dollars on its passenger service in B.C. last year, and now it has applied to the province’s Passenger Transportation Board to completely stop servicing some areas and be allowed to reduce service levels across the board if needed. 346 more words


Keremeos area residents and businesses protest closure of town’s only bank

The CIBC bank has been a fixture on Main Street in Keremeos for more than a century but the only bank in the south Similkameen is set to close next year. 383 more words


Suspects arrested after attempted robbery in Cawston area

Two of three suspects were arrested after an attempted armed robbery of a marijuana dispensary on Monday.

Keremeos RCMP were called to the dispensary at around noon. 155 more words


Waterwheel turns again at historic Keremeos Grist Mill

A rare piece of the Similkameen Valley’s past is turning once again.

The waterwheel powering a 140-year-old Grist Mill in Keremeos is working, making it the only flour mill of its kind in Western Canada. 303 more words