Monthly Archives: June 2014

Homeowner upset with culvert job

Place: Tucelnuit Drive – north of McKinney Rd – adjacent to the home of Marge and George Hagel. Picture above shows a new culvert extension on Wolf Cub Creek (reason given: safety issues with children on the roadway and deteriorating … Continue reading

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Different cherries displayed

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What’s at your end of the rainbow?

Credit Mike Beaulieu Credit Syd Ruhland Credit Bob Cameron Credit Christine Hewitt Credit Alma Upsdell Credit Linda Sheehy-Brownstein

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Happy Canada Day weekend

From Doris the Florist Picture: J9

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Report from School District #53

Our Board is very concerned about the current strike and the lockout in our province, especially now that negotiations between the two parties have stalled. We feel that the strike has a negative impact on our students, staff morale and … Continue reading

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Photographer Ed Dukes

Cherry Fiesta and the end of June – lots of rain and this is the quickest way of blowing off the water before damage sets in. Orchard near Sumac and Fairview Roads.

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Visit the library – a great place for kids

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Down the aisle

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Campsite water flows in champagne glasses

MLA Linda Larson and Loose Bay Manager Yvon Ferland having fun getting water from a sink in the middle of puddle. Below Greg Norton, campsite society chief and Larson exchange glances and compliments on the success of a 10 week … Continue reading

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A lake to protect

Sign went up today at south end of Vaseux Lake on Sun Dial Road.

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Loose Bay Campground Water Project Complete!

Many thanks to all those who donated matching funds to access the SIDIT grant. RDOS director Area C Allan Patton BC Fruit Growers Association Kiwanis Club of Oliver BC Grape Growers BC Cherry Growers Rotary Club of Oliver Town of … Continue reading

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Penticton woman dies – head on into a semi at Peachland

A woman driver killed in a highway crash in Peachland appears to have crossed the centre line before the collision according to RCMP officers at the scene. The 69-year-old Penticton woman was heading north on Highway 97 just after noon … Continue reading

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Photographer Jeremy Cook

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Update on Penticton airport

Transport Canada announced Friday that it expects to being repairs to the runway at Penticton Regional Airport on Monday, July 14. “We anticipate the project starting on July 14 and it is hoped that the major runway work can be … Continue reading

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The final day – graduation

Parents and visitors The class of 2014 – all graduates now – all 81 The chosen two – Hanna Ellis and Mathew Tester – Valedictorians

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At the Firehall Brewery – Wined it Up

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OES grade 7 grads – ceremony at park

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Penticton Concert Band tonight

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“Reputation* of public education in jeopardy”

To: The Honourable Peter Fassbender Minister of Education The Board of Education of School District No. 53 is very concerned about the current state of negotiations between BCPSEA and BCTF. We hope that the Ministry of Education will do everything … Continue reading

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Photographer Brandt Leinor

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Grads 2014 – it’s your day

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“Morale is extremely low, the system in turmoil”

Open letter to: Honourable Peter Fassbender Minister of Education Jim Iker President BC Teachers Federation Michael Marchbank Public Administrator BC Public School Employers’ Association I am writing on behalf of the Board of Education of School District No. 67 (Okanagan … Continue reading

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Understanding an important legal matter

Legal chronology of the Roger William case Treaty Process Context BC government has reached 31 non-treaty agreements, more than triple the original commitment. Specifically, since 2006, B.C. has reached more than 200 agreements relating to the land base with First … Continue reading

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Travellers to be affected with new landing strip

The City of Penticton is warning air travelers that some flights into the South Okanagan this summer will be rescheduled due to paving of the main landing strip. Colleen Pennington, Economic Development Officer for the City says she was caught … Continue reading

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Gathering of Grads

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New CAO (Town Manager) hired in Oliver

Hiring of New Municipal Manager (Chief Administrative Officer) The Town of Oliver is pleased to announce the hiring of the new Municipal Manager (Chief Administrative Officer). Ms. Heidi Frank will take on her duties with the Town of Oliver on … Continue reading

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Editorial

I sat through a school board meeting last night and to be honest not much news there. At the end – a question period for the local teachers union rep and myself. We asked about literacy, funding and the present … Continue reading

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Graduation day today – letter from a teacher

Congratulations SOSS Graduating Class of 2014. You did it! And I am so proud of you! Thank you for asking me to speak at your Graduation Ceremony. It is indeed a great honour as I have been your teacher, your … Continue reading

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