Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vote to rescind motion to close a school

Caught on camera – 4 votes visible, one on the phone. Two others don’t raise a hand. School District #53 will keep Osoyoos Secondary School open for at least two years – with funds guaranteed  by the  province. *** 3pm to … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

Brexit?? This recently much-used term could spawn a few additions to our vocabulary. It may be that others have suggested similar words, but here are my suggestions. Chexit – a cheque that bounces for lack of funds Flexit – a … Continue reading

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Bush wacked

Oliver Parks crew busy with a bit of bush wacking – a lot of work actually on the west side of the park near the river and in a dark zone between Old Stockers Field and the roadway. Way to … Continue reading

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Good day for local schools

PENTICTON – Penticton MLA Dan Ashton announced today that Trout Creek Elementary and West Bench Elementary Schools will receive $369,815 and $369,404 respectively, from the provincial government through the new Rural Education Enhancement Fund. For months, many parents have been … Continue reading

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Another view – Andrew Stuckey

Unrestrained joy echoed through Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers this morning as MLA Linda Larson made good on a provincial promise to find the money necessary to keep Osoyoos Secondary School open. Now, it’s up to trustees with the Okanagan … Continue reading

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Small turnout – a casual flip-flop type of day

Town of Oliver – Open House on Current Issues 1. Fairview Road improvements 2. Fire Smart grant – interface fire plan 3. Downtown design choices 4. Gala Park – au naturel ? or Town staff received valuable information on these … Continue reading

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Penticton – two of three schools slated to close – saved

The School District 67 board has announced that both West Bench and Trout Creek Elementary Schools meet the Rural Education Enhancement Funds program eligibility criteria and have been approved. The information came from a letter received late Wednesday from the … Continue reading

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Flashback

Monday May 26th, 2016 Osoyoos School will NOT close – says reliable BC Government Source.   *** Thursday June 30, 2016 School Trustees have yet to vote on the new funding but it is highly unlikely that they would turn … Continue reading

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Osoyoos High School to be funded

OSOYOOS – Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson announced today that Osoyoos Secondary School will receive $490,000 from the provincial government through the new Rural Education Enhancement Fund to keep its doors open this September. In addition to $390,000 in ongoing annual … Continue reading

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