Evacuation Order update for City of Kelowna

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 3:05pm

News Release No. 3, Kelowna, B.C. – The collapsed crane at the construction site in downtown Kelowna is being disassembled in stages. The first stage of this process has been completed safely. As a result, an update of the existing Evacuation Order has been issued.

Effective at 3:00 p.m., the Evacuation Order has been updated to remove the following addresses:

547 Bernard Ave108, 591 Bernard Ave
549 Bernard Ave200, 591 Bernard Ave
565 Bernard Ave597 Bernard Ave
567 Bernard Ave612 Bernard Ave
571 Bernard Ave1475 Bertram Street
575 Bernard Ave 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Paul St. is open to pedestrian traffic only but all businesses on St. Paul St. and Bernard Ave are open, including The District on Bernard (formerly Towne Centre Mall). Bernard Ave remains closed to vehicles at Richter St. and open to pedestrian traffic only.

For those returning to their homes or place of business, the power may have been off for several days. Interior Health has some useful tips to address potential food spoilage for homeowners and for commercial facilities. For more information, please visit the Interior Health website.

The Evacuation Order remains in effect for the following addresses:

1450 Bertram St105, 1449 St. Paul St
1464 Bertram St106 1449 St. Paul St
1468 Bertram St200 1449 St. Paul St
1476 Bertram St200A 1449 St. Paul St
1488 Bertram St201 1449 St. Paul St
1441 St. Paul St202 1449 St. Paul St
100, 1449 St. Paul St203 1449 St. Paul St
101, 1449 St. Paul St203A 1449 St. Paul St
204 1449 St. Paul St200 1461 St. Paul St
204A 1449 St. Paul St1471 St. Paul St
100 1461 St. Paul St 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only when the next stage of crane disassembly has occurred and it is deemed safe will the Evacuation Order be fully rescinded. This may take several days.

The public is asked to respect any remaining road/sidewalk closures, fencing and signage to allow crews and emergency personnel to perform their duties.

For up-to-date information on the situation, including a map, and to sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via twitter.com/CO_Emerg and facebook.com/CORDEmergency