Monthly Archives: December 2014

Flashback to November 23rd

Not a Random Act of Kindness We all know someone who has had or has cancer, maybe its your family, a very good friend or an acquaintance, we are all touched in some way. While this terrible disease can be … Continue reading

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7 people in BC being monitored

Currently in B.C. seven people, including this patient, are undergoing the 21-day period of self-monitoring. A total of 16 people have returned from the affected countries since August. The health-care worker who returned from Sierra Leone and has been at … Continue reading

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Five residential care homes in the Okanagan are taking special measures after a flu outbreak this week. According to Interior Health Authority (IHA), some seniors and other residents, who became ill at the facilities, have been isolated in their rooms … Continue reading

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One unit gutted – Penticton motel fire

Fire investigators are back on the scene today trying to determine what caused a damaging fire to a unit in the Pass Motor Inn last night Fire crews were called to the fire on Skaha Lake Road at 8:32 p.m. RCMP Cst. Kris … Continue reading

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A year of accomplishments – Chief Kruger

2014 was an eventful year for Penticton Indian Band Finished phase 1 on the Eneas Lake dam project (3 million), finished health centre (4 million), and finished Fish hatchery with ONA (9 million),,, that’s 16 million $ of Reality. I’m … Continue reading

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Maybe….patience……

www.skibaldy.blogspot.com Thanks for photo Sandra Smith – Nice to have a website that keeps current and with people that answer emails Hill website is static with no new information.

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FREE events and classifieds

Just checked item numbers only 52 classified items since changeover in system December 16 only 2 event items Please check and re-enter your ads and events. FREE If you have any problems with the system – let me know at … Continue reading

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Top names for new borns

For the second straight year, and the fourth time in five years, Olivia was the top name for girls born in B.C. in 2013, according to the Vital Statistics Agency. Liam reclaimed the number one spot for baby boys replacing … Continue reading

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Year end stats

Always increasing Average 4,000 unique computers opening ODN each day – readership over 5,000 Visits per month 20,000 Readers check in once or more per day on average – highest readership at 7am, 8am and 9am To advertisers – competitive rates … Continue reading

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Cool man cool ! ~ Thursday

  Oliver Theatre: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, January 1-6, one-show only, 7:30 pm nightly. Penticton – Canadian Blood Services presents special holiday donor clinic, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., South Main Drop In Centre, call 1-888-236-6283 for … Continue reading

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YouLearn.ca

Message from Principal Glen Heinrichs   We are a distributed learning school located in School District 53 – Okanagan-Similkameen. When asked about the advantage of distributed learning, the word that comes to mind is “flexibility”. Our school accommodates school-age students … Continue reading

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2014 new recap #3

Fire destroys home at Earle Crescent near Kootenay St. June 13, 2014 Friday Fire Saturday destroys older home on 523 Earle Crescent leaving a family with no home to their own. Edna Lalonde was living in the home with her … Continue reading

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Happiness is…….

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Update on Ebola testing

The Ministry of Health and Interior Health are confirming that preliminary testing on a health-care worker returning from West Africa has come back negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD). In keeping with provincial protocols, public health officials have asked the … Continue reading

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Thieves nabbed

Naramata – Four men are facing numerous charges after police responded to a string of break-ins and thefts on Monday. On December 29, 2014 members of the Penticton detachment arrested four men believed responsible for several break-ins and thefts from … Continue reading

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Ebola testing taking place in Kelowna

A B.C. nurse practitioner, who was working in Sierra Leona at an Ebola treatment centre entered a 21-day self-quarantine at Kelowna General Hospital today after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. She has since tested negative for Ebola, according to … Continue reading

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Update on Fruitvale killing

Fruitvale – A 24-year-old man is facing 2nd Degree Murder charges after a 52-year-old man succumbed to life-threatening injuries Sunday night. On December 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm, the Trail & Greater District RCMP received a report of a man … Continue reading

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Update on accident near Golden – highway now open

On December 29, 2014 at approximately 11 :30 PM Golden RCMP were notified of a head on collision involving two commercial vehicles. One driver was deceased on scene while the second driver was airlifted by STARS to Foothills Hospital in … Continue reading

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Deadly Trans Canada – Hwy 1

Highway 1 is closed near Golden, and has been for many hours overnight, after two semis crashed head-on. United Towing reports on Twitter that they were called to the accident around 11 p.m. Monday evening and that both trucks were … Continue reading

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Bird count update with Doug Brown

I still don’t have the final numbers as some of the feeder watchers have not sent in their results. Those will not likely add any species to our total so we ended up with 110 species, well above the average, … Continue reading

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What other rates will rise in 2015?

  Medical Services Premium rates will rise four per cent to $72 for singles, $130.50 for families of two, and $144 for families of three or more. Electricity rates will rise six per cent on April 1, approximately $72 for … Continue reading

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2014 news recap #2

July 4 2014 A stretch of roadway from Hwy 3 at the Husky in Osoyoos to Constellation Brands winery at Tucelnuit Drive will be ground up and resurfaced next year. All that for $3 million says Highways Minister Todd Stone. … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing

McKinney Nordic Ski Club on Monday December 29. Photo submitted by Neil and Toni Bousquet

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Branch 227 supports regional hospital

The Royal Canadian Legion #227, Okanagan Falls, President Myrt Niles and Branch Member Ed Findlater presented a $5,000 donation to Janice Perrino, Executive Director with the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. The money will go towards the purchase of new … Continue reading

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One of a kind shot, Ed

  Photograph by Edwin Dukes on the bluff yesterday. Press to enlarge

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Where, when, who ???

More detail and a second picture a bit later. Thanks to Brian Wilson, Okanagan Archive Trust Society www.oldphotos.ca        Press to enlarge Hi Here’s a couple of shots from this BC Electric collection that came in at the booth. Caption: Ted … Continue reading

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Fruitvale sudden death – murder?

A 24-year-old man is in custody after police responded to a Fruitvale residence on Sunday night where a 52-year-old man was suffering from life-threatening injuries. On December 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm, the Trail RCMP received a report of a … Continue reading

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Blue birds seem to like the snow

Hélène Godin writes On December 29th 2009, we had bluebirds on one of our boxes, while it was snowing. We are just past the view point going up Anarchist.

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B.C.’s six-year student completion rates continue to climb

VICTORIA – More B.C. students are graduating than ever before, especially Aboriginal and special needs students, according to the latest data on student completion. Overall, the numbers of students who completed Grades 8-12 within six years has increased across all … Continue reading

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Arctic air – night temperatures plunge

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