After nearly seven years Kelowna Fire Chief Travis Whiting is leaving to take over as Chief of the Whitehorse Fire department.

Kelowna fire chief leaving to seek new adventures in Whitehorse.

Kelowna is searching for a new fire chief.

After nearly seven years at the helm, including leading the city through this summer’s wildfires, Travis Whiting is leaving the Okanagan to answer the call of the Yukon. He is taking over as chief of the Whitehorse Fire Department.

“I don’t know if it will be a slower pace. I’m not one who tends to be at a slow pace, but it definitely will be at a different scale,” Whiting told Castanet. “A lot of our focus on moving up there, of course, is on the lifestyle and just exploring another area.”

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