Osoyoos Lake Level – you do the math

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The Steele Report

All eyes will be on the Columbia River Treaty talks set to open in Washington DC. Some ask what does that have to do with me? Whether you live in Nelson or Oliver BC it has a lot to do with you.

The last treaty inked in 1964 diminished our agricultural way of life from the border all the way to Salmon Arm. Prior to the treaty there was a thriving business for all. BC and Washington produced about twelve million boxes of fruit each a year.

Today the American side produces about one hundred fifty million boxes and the Okanagan about four million on average. We gave the Americans water for hydro and flood control. They also used it for irrigation. Apples production is one example there are others. Did you know Washington produces more potato’s than Idaho?

The lead up to these talks started three or four years ago. When I was President of the BC Fruit Growers Association I pressed hard for the establishment of a trust fund to compensate tree fruit growers, BC vegetable growers and potato growers.

The BCFGA has put a lot of work into being heard and making input to government on how such compensation could be realized. Here is something to consider, its not just farmers who will benefit. It is entire communities who will see the eventual spinoff if success is achieved. I would hope the Chamber’s Of Commerce and other business interests will lend support to the BCFGA initiative and express their views to the current government.

Looking at the past it should be noted the Columbia River Trust has grown to over one hundred twenty million dollars. We don’t want some of their money as citizens of the valley we want a fund of our own.

Remember the last discussion and treaty negatively impacted you in many ways not even considered before lets make sure this treaty provides some economic benefit and the impact is positive

Fred Steele

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Rush to the finish – up corked

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Osoyoos Lake drops two feet ?

 

52 homes off evacuation order list

 May 25

check osoyoos.ca for details

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by Pat Whalley

WASTED TEARS, I THINK NOT

If you, like me, are a animal person and have wept buckets of tears over the passing of a beloved pet, you will not understand how some people think it is ridiculous to shed tears over the death of an animal.

We have always had at least one pet since the day we got married, in fact when Dave brought his yellow lab from his family home she was treated as our first child. Upon arrival of our first two legged child the dog claimed the infant as her own. When I took our first daughter home from hospital, I lay her on a blanket on the floor and Mandy sniffed her up and down then lay down next to her to love and protect the new arrival. No jealousy here, the dog took on role as nursemaid and nanny.

When daughter number two arrived twelve months later we followed the same procedure and the new child was accepted into the dogs care. However, by this time daughter number one learned to walk and the mobility of her eldest charge was a worry to Mandy, she would chase after Susan and stop her from going too far by holding the hem of her dress between her teeth. Mandy took motherhood seriously.

Several years later when our lovely furry kid passed away, a black cloud seemed to have settled over the house. A year later we adopted a poodle puppy, not Dave’s choice of dog but I wanted one that didn’t shed as by now we had four little girls to pull out stray dog hairs and trying to snack on same. The one poodle led to two and over the years five cats roamed into our lives. Only one of these babies was planned the other four were strays who wandered in and stayed. We were suckers for bedraggled, torn-eared cats who, once fed and bathed were taken to the vet for the snip. All our beauties lived long healthy lives and all were sadly mourned when they went to kitty heaven.

When the poodles passed we got a yellow lab again and had a total of three and always at least one cat. When the last of our labs went we were in our late sixties and decided that in the next twelve years or so, which is the average life of a dog, our living circumstances may change radically so opted for a smaller dog. Who knows where our next move may take us but it will definitely be a down size from our one acre lot.

Many walled communities have strange rules about only allowing up to a certain height of dog. I find this strange as little dogs are more yappy and annoying than the one big woof of a large breed and, whatever the size of dog, it needs to be cleaned up after, however, these are the rules. Our little white Bichon/shi-tzu was a good choice and found her to be a large dog personality in a small body. She is very independent, faithful and afraid of nothing. A couple of years later we got her a pal, the same mixed breed but she didn’t grow as large.

Our present cat had been with us for fifteen years but was fully grown when we adopted her so she is around eighteen years old. Some friends of ours had reluctantly taken her when their daughter moved house and couldn’t take the cat with her. Rosie settled down into being our cat immediately. On the ride home from the coast, where we picked her up, she climbed into my lap and has sat there for at least part of every day since. Although she is an old girl and sleeps much of the time, she tours her estate several times a day, loves to be among the flower beds and napping on the deck however, a few days ago a bird flew in through our open door and the sleeping cat took an enormous leap to get the bird in mid air. Unluckily for the sparrow she killed it instantly before I could retrieve it from the jaws of doom.

She quite often catches mice or birds when she is outside but very rarely does she hurt them. She brings them indoors as a gift to me. If I see her arriving with a mouthful of feathers or a dangling mouse tail, I waylay her at the door, hold her neck and she drops the gift in my hand. She then looks quite disgusted at me as I go to the end of the yard and release the victim over the fence.

This furry friend is getting to the end of her long life, she is diabetic and has a thyroid problem for which she takes medication. However, she is terribly thin and will probably not be here too long. I know when she goes I will be so sorry to say goodbye, she has been a lovely friend and so happy to be with her people. When they go it is such a wrench on the heart, like losing any other old friend. At the time of a pet passing we quite often think that this love cannot be replaced by another animal, and that is quite right. The love is not replaced it is kept in our hearts and minds with all our other loving memories. They are never forgotten but the hurt decreases as years go by.

If anyone reading this thinks it is a load of nonsense to get so upset over an animal, you have missed such an important part of your life to not have felt the joy and pain that is experienced by loving a pet. I feel really sorry that you have missed out on such a loving friendship.

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A weekend event – unwind half corked

“the racers” started at 8 and finish after eleven – visiting as many wineries as possible

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada presented the Oliver-Osoyoos Winery Association with The Metro/Toronto Convention Centre ‘Event of the Year’ Award for the Half Corked Marathon.

10th year in 2018, – The Half Corked welcomes over 1,000 runners (along with family and friends) to Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country every May. The route weaves through vineyards with winery stations every kilometer, offering acclaimed wine and delicious treats to keep runners motivated.

At the finish line, the party continues with more winery stations, food trucks, live music and more.

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On the Sunnyside

Why Me, God?

In the mid seventies after full recovery

Stunned and shocked Leola Harmon saw a huge trailer truck drift into her lane. The driver was slumped over the wheel. There was no chance to avoid a head on collision! She smashed into the windshield, slammed back against the steering wheel and then was hurled through the glass onto a snowbank in Anchorage, Alaska. Barely conscious and coming out of a daze, she heard a voice saying, “It’s alive – I saw it move!” She was an “it”, mutilated beyond recognition. Even in her shattered state, as an air force nurse at Elmendorf Hospital in Nov., 1968, she realized the implications of that statement.

At that hospital, staff stared in horror at the sight of their emaciated friend. They seemed paralyzed into inaction. Dr. J. Stallings burst into the room and took charge. “I’ll do the tracheotomy. Gary, you work on her legs. Ray, get a venocath into her – she’ll need blood and fluids. Major, tell X-ray to stand by. Nurse, call the operating room to get ready for orthopedic, obstetrics, general surgery, plastics and dental work. Round up every specialist on the base.”

Leola was 5 months pregnant, the baby was stillborn. Her husband came in with grief and pain on his face but when he saw the ‘frightening stranger’ he left without a word or a touch. In less than two years they divorced. “Give me 2 to 5 years to make you at least presentable,” the doctor told her. “God saved your life. Now it’s up to us to make the most of it. If you have the guts, I have the time and the skills.”

She lost her baby, her husband, her wellbeing and even her identity in one fell swoop. The swollen, discolored, distorted, toothless mass of tissue that was left comprised only a third of her face. It took years of plastic surgery, dental work and grafts from other parts of her body to rebuild. There were 35 operations in 7 years, including 4 innovative surgeries created by the doctor. Even after she was released from the hospital, two Girl Scouts selling cookies were so frightened when she answered the door that they dropped the cookies and fled.

Eventually returning to work she became that doctor’s research assistant and emergency nurse. Patients identified with her. When Dr. Stallings was gone for two months on an exchange appointment prior to setting up his own practice in Des Moines, Leola missed him terribly. His absence during those two months made her realize how dependent she had become on him. He wanted her to come with him as his nurse. But she decided it would not look good for a single nurse to follow a single doctor to Des Moines. She resolved to tell him when he returned that she would not be able to come. He responded by admitting to her that she was right and that he had missed her too. In a fumbling manner the doctor who was so in charge and so confident in his abilities had to muster the courage to say, “I think we should get married before we go there.” Leola became the wife of Dr. James O. Stallings and thanked God for giving her the answer to “Why Me?”

The road to recovery or success often leads through tough times.

Henry Wiebe

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Cast

Casting is the art of finding the right people to play the characters in a theater or film production. Sometimes Pee Wee Herman, sometimes Dwayne Johnson is best for the part. The choices for cast members can flavour the result in very significant ways. Peter O’Toole as Hamlet provides a different experience than if I play that part. To cast is to throw out, so we could cast out the casting call to invite actors to audition

To cast is to throw but in a particular way. We don’t cast a baseball. We do cast a net. To cast is more like flinging, to throw in a fan shape or like when you throw the bed sheet out over the mattress. When I imagine casting my arms are making a horizontal arc and I’m using both of them. Then we have casting the dice, which can be with one hand or two. Casting a glance does not use my hands at all

Anyone can cast a shadow, to place themselves in front of a light-source in an otherwise dark place. It can be said that a certain person casts a long shadow, meaning their reputation is known far and wide. To say she casts little is to say that she gives little out from her, maybe shy, maybe withholding, maybe entangled within herself, not generous or not approachable. What kind of shadow do you choose to cast?

One can cast doubt about another. How do we do that? To cast is a verb and casting a pair of dice is definitely a physical act, but casting doubt? You can cast doubt about someone by innuendo all the way up to an out loud accusation. If I become suspicious of another the doubt has been cast, whether by me or by you. Once doubt has been cast, oh oh, the relationship is impaired, what was solid and true before is not so any longer

A casting is a mold that is used to make things, like out of molten metal or liquid plastic or even play doh. Making tools out of iron was primarily done use a casting, a reverse shape of the thing to be made, like maybe a frying pan or a cannon. The casting is the vessel into which the molten material is poured. If you and I were castings, what could we be making more of in the world? What are we making?

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Down the aisle

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Affordable Housing on Main Street – tell us more

From agenda of Town of Oliver Monday May28
Corner of Main and Fairview
No further info provided

Pipe dream ?

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Flooded Osoyoos residents go home

Mon May 21

Evacuation Order Rescinded for 15 Properties, Evacuation Alert Rescinded for 80 Homes on 67 Properties in Osoyoos

The Town of Osoyoos has rescinded mandatory Evacuation Orders for 15 properties affected by the rise of Osoyoos Lake this spring. As well an additional 80 homes on 67 properties have been taken off Evacuation Alert.

Other select properties in the Town of Osoyoos remain under Evacuation Order and Alert. The Town of Osoyoos continues to conduct Rapid Damage Assessment of evacuated properties to determine if homes or structures are safe as lake levels continue to drop.

Due to lowered lake levels in Osoyoos Lake, the EVACUATION ORDER, pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, issued by Town of Osoyoos in the vicinity of the Osoyoos Lake; in The Town of Osoyoos, issued on May 10 and 11, 2018, is RESCINDED for the following properties:
10
Solana Key Drive
14
Solana Key Drive
18
Solana Key Drive
21
Solana Key Drive
22
Solana Key Drive
23
Solana Key Drive
26
Solana Key Drive
27
Solana Key Drive
30
Solana Key Drive
33
Solana Key Drive
34
Solana Key Drive
38
Solana Key Drive
39
Solana Key Drive
42
Solana Key Drive
46
Solana Key Drive

A new Alert, or Order, may need to be reissued; however, if that is deemed necessary, the process will re-commence.

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9 feet rise in pond at Twin Lake ?

New but old picture 2014

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Where?

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Source: Environment Canada

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Lake level continues to improve

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Rock bottom prices ?

Confused?

Submitted by Rocky Lundy on the fly

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Condolences the family

Obituary for the late

Michael David Osland July 4, 1971 – May 15, 2018

 

On the afternoon of May 15, a hole was ripped out of the hearts of many. A void was created that will never be filled when Michael, aka Mike or Misty, passed away at the home he was raised in with family at his side. He was a very active child, always kicking a soccer ball against any wall he could find, or practicing juggling it. There was no soccer in the South Okanagan, so his father, Norm, started the South Okanagan Soccer league. This league started small, but grew to what it is today – a legacy that Norm and Michael leave behind. Michael played for the Pinnacles until a severe injury prevented him from playing at that high caliber. During his adult years, he was still loving and playing the game. He loved golf and would go out and play with family and friends, helping them with great patience, and maybe a bit of ridicule. He loved being with his family, skiing in the winter and camping and being at the lake in the summer. He organized many barbecues in the summer for large groups of family and friends. These get-togethers will be greatly missed. His wife, Christine, and boys, Braelin and Colton, were the light of his life. We will miss his sarcastic wit and smile, his kindness and thoughtfulness, but will never forget.

The broken hearts are too many to list – Christine (wife), Braelin and Colton (sons), Trish (mother), Norm (father, predeceased). He was close to many aunts and uncles, cousins, his in-laws, as well as friends that were like family, his workmates at Summerland RV Centre and his soccer teammates. A special thanks to Aunt Brenda and Uncle Don, Uncle Denis and Aunt Kim. Their help was invaluable this last month.

A private celebration of life will be held.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

 

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Higher by 9 feet ?

New but old picture 2014

below
Main residential area at shoreline – North of Lower Nipit. One media report this week states that the “kettle lake” is 9 feet higher since the ice melted just a few months ago. This has not been verified and pictures seem to show that to be impossible.

Below water shooting from a ground hole must likely fueled by a pump. Some water is flowing into Park Rill at Twin Lakes but the amount is restricted at the moment.

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Cannings receives award from Forest Products Association

Richard Cannings – MP South Okanagan-West Kootenay

Mr. Cannings is the recipient of the Forest Community Champion Award for his work in tabling and advancing Bill C-354, a private member’s bill that would require the federal government to consider the use of wood in federal infrastructure projects, taking into account the associated costs and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by using wood products.

Richard Cannings is a renowned biologist who has authored a dozen award winning books on the natural history of British Columbia. He was elected in 2015 as Member of Parliament for South Okanagan-West Kootenay. Mr. Cannings served for more than a decade on BC’s Environmental Appeal Board and eight years as co-chair on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Prior to being elected, he served as a director on the board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and worked with Bird Studies Canada, coordinating surveys on the status of Canada’s bird populations. Cannings was named BC’s Biologist of the Year by the Association of Professional Biologists in 1996. In 2008, he was named an Honourary Fellow at Okanagan College.

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No fanfare – no ribbon cutting

Third culvert designed to handle overflow is DRY

No More Signs

Oh what a relief it is.

Secrest Hill Rd is open for traffic. Another step in the direction of normalizing life below in the Sportsman’s Bowl area.

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Get tickets this week

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS SUPPORT THE OS Neurological Society

Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) are once again supporting the Child and Youth Development Centre in raffling a brand new 2018 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail. Money raised from this raffle goes to support the development programs offered by the OSNS to children throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen.

The raffle bike  will be available for viewing and to purchase tickets at  the Oliver Canadian tire Friday Saturday and Sunday, May 25, 26 and 27  The raffle draw will be June 24.  One of their most popular fundraising projects is the raffle of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, supported by OMRA.

OMRA is a group of motorcycle enthusiast who have consistently supported the OSNS with the Harley Motorcycle Raffle.

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Report from MLA

The weeks of flooding stories and media are starting to make us wonder if it will ever end. For almost two months, we have watched neighborhoods and residents try to manage what, for some, has been a repeat performance of last year, and for others, a new and totally devastating experience.

Throughout all this time an incredibly knowledgeable and hardworking staff from several government agencies and ministries have been working around the clock to support residents and mitigate damage.

In the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen getting an Emergency Operations Centre up and running was done quickly and efficiently as many involved had experience from last year’s flooding. Emergency Management BC (EMBC), the Ministry of Highways, Environment, Forests and Lands and First Nations were all brought into the operation very quickly. Paul Edmonds has done an excellent job managing Emergency Operations out of the Penticton RDOS.

When possible, I have met those impacted by the flood and toured most of the areas affected. As the Legislature is sitting in Victoria, I have also been able to meet with all Ministry Staff on a regular basis and forward requests for assistance to the appropriate Ministries. I will continue to do so as we all work through a recovery and rebuild process.

We are all very grateful for the men and women of the BC Forest Fire Services who were here very quickly supplying the much needed bodies to help with all aspects of flood control. And now the Canadian Military has been deployed around our region and all of BC as flooding continues, allowing many of the Forest Service’s personnel to leave and prepare to fight fires already starting around the Province.

Flood water is “nonpartisan”. It goes where ever it wants, whenever it wants. Starting in Willowbrook weeks ago, it has continued to damage properties and infrastructure. Local champions like Michelle Weisheit continue to raise issues that need to be addressed by all levels of governments looking to the future of flood control. Coral Brown and her volunteers at Twin Lakes have lobbied for years for a better storage and flood management plan for their Watershed.

The water has been unforgiving- taking the path of least resistance- as the people of Sportsman’s Bowl can attest to and those in Park Rill, as the water made its way to the river. Every community in my riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been under a state of emergency and continues to be until the snow pack is gone. Okanagan Falls residents along Shuttleworth Creek were forced to a hasty retreat, and while it was only temporary, the damage had been done.

In Princeton, the rising Tulameen River forced many evacuations and from Princeton to Hedley, Keremeos,  Cawston and the Lower Similkameen First Nations, the unpredictable Similkameen River and incredibly high ground water continues to be a major concern.

And all that water ends up in Osoyoos Lake. A “ thumbs up “ to Mayor Sue McKortoff who not only filled sandbags on Mother’s Day, but made sure the press put out a good news story about the Tourist Attractions not impacted by flood waters in Osoyoos for the May Holiday weekend.

Special thanks to the Keremeos Elks who put on a great rodeo and parade, in spite of the ongoing flood issues.

We have for years allowed people and whole communities to develop and build on what is traditionally a “flood plain”. This is the second year that flooding has occurred in these areas and going forward there does not appear to be an end in sight. The ground water continued to remain above the old norms last year even after a long hot summer- starting this year’s flood season with the ground already saturated. Will it be any different next year?

There will be several meetings when this flood season is over and I know it is important for all of you to be involved in the talks going forward. It is time to draw on the “local knowledge” to ensure a flood mitigation plan that will have positive results.

Please stay away from our very dangerous rivers for the next several weeks and thank you to all who stepped up to help out your neighbour’s over the past several weeks.

 

MLA Linda Larson

Boundary-Similkameen

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Cannings bill clears House of Commons and on to the senate

Tonight MP Richard Cannings’ Bill C-354 an Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, (Use of Wood) passed its final vote in the House of Commons. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for debate. Bill C-354 proposes to require the federal government to consider the use of wood in federal infrastructure projects, taking into account the associated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by using wood products or other environmental measures.

“I want to thank all of my colleagues from all parties who supported C-354 and worked with me through out to make this bill the best it could be” said Cannings. “It’s gratifying to see so many MPs from so many different backgrounds rally around this measure that will help sustain the Canadian forestry sector and promote environmentally friendly construction.”

The bill will now go to the Senate for debate, to commence at a date yet to be determined. “I look forward to working with the members of the Upper Chamber towards the passage of this important piece of legislation.” said Cannings.

“In South Okanagan – West Kootenay, we know that the forest industry is the important to many of our communities. Companies like Structurlam show us daily that the wood building sector is on the cutting edge of new, green building solutions. I am proud to advocate for this sector, for the solutions they are bringing forward and to support the community-sustaining jobs that they bring to our communities.”

 

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Expectations

Readings May 15

 

Outlook

Ongoing flood risk from this season’s snow pack is primarily associated with the remaining mid-to-upper elevation snowpack. In low-to-mid elevation watersheds, snow melt risks have subsided.

Except for watersheds draining high mountain terrain, risks from snow melt are expected to last another 1-3 weeks. This primarily includes the Okanagan Lake system, Fraser River, South Thompson River (including Shuswap Lake and Mabel Lake), North Thompson River and Kootenay region.

Future risks of flooding beyond that period will largely be the associated with heavy rainfall events. The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor snow pack conditions and will provide an updated seasonal flood risk forecast in the June 1st 2018 bulletin, which is scheduled for release on June 7th.

 

BC River Forecast  Centre

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Cops ride the bus

Cst. David Fahlman and bus driver Pat Somerville

In cooperation with the Oliver RCMP and School District #53, members of the RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services Unit have begun a new approach to local school bus enforcement.

Yesterday, May 22nd, a uniformed officer boarded the bus (bringing back fond memories) and rode with students in areas of Oliver and Okanagan Falls. The officer looked for  violators of Section 149 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act (failure to stop for school bus) and other traffic safety concerns within the vicinity of the bus.

An unmarked police vehicle was in the area and responded to radio calls from the officer aboard the bus. The students were eager to assist, giving Cst. Fahlman 30 extra sets of eyes to enhance his enforcement abilities….

The RCMP plan to continue with random ride-alongs and taking appropriate enforcement actions to keep our children safe. We would like to take this opportunity to remind our local drivers of the related law and also ask the public to report violators (licence plate, description of vehicle, offence details) to your local RCMP immediately.

Cpl Ryan Mcleod
A/NC Officer i/c
South Okanagan Traffic Services

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Unusual visitor to Oliver town

By M.B. (Barry) Lancaster

On 3rd of May I was informed by Caroline Wallace that an aquaintance had seen and photographed a Long-billed Curlew on the Baseball area of Oliver Park. Caroline arranged for images to be sent to me by the photographer Ila Kurnik, and indeed, as identified – a Long-billed Curlew. Ila understands that there are two birds and kindly gave me permission to use the image attached to this note.

The Long-billed Curlew has traditionaly bred in the south Okanagan, but, like its cousin in the Western Palearctic ( Eurasian Curlew), populations are decreasing. My first sighting of the species in the Okanagan was of a couple flying south over Manuel’s flats on 25th May 1997 when I was visiting Canada. I also saw them there on 7th of May in 2001. My first ever sighting of the species was at Keremeos on 21st May 1997 whilst on my way to Osoyoos.

Once upon a time regular breeders at White Lake, I have never seen one there in the 17 years I have lived in Oliver. They breed (or did) on the Indian reserve south of Road 22 and indeed still breed spasmodically at Rd 22 per se.

So what is it (they?) doing by the baseball area? Well, my guess is that a pair may be breeding on one of the meadows just south of the bridge and they are using the manicured grass as an easy site to find food – especially with the high water table currently prevailing.

I saw a single individual there on 8th May at 07.10 hrs.

Keep your eyes open – especially by the baseball area.

9.5.2018

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When You Gotta Race…… June 3

The ever-popular Chupa Cabra II (driven by Polara Pat McInnis of Nelson) and Frank Egli’s 1935 Chevy coupe (from Salmon Arm) launch hard from the starting line at WCRA drag race #1-Osoyoos

There are those times in life. You know them, THOSE times. All you need is a little escape from reality. Whether your work is keeping your nose to the grindstone, flooding is getting you down, or your life needs a wee pick-me-up in general, there is someplace you can go. The volunteers of Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) are getting Richter Pass Motorplex geared-up, out-fitted and ready to host the second race of the 2018 drag racing season in the South Okanagan Valley.

The speed junkies from near and far will gather at the Osoyoos,BC airport on Sunday, June 3 to show off their hot cars. Let’s see what a little friendly competition can do to your average, everyday house wife or your neighbourhood mechanic when race day rolls around. Centered around good fun and great times, the drag racers are sure to put on a show to please the crowd all day long.

Spectators can enjoy the scrumptious eats at the concession stand while watching side by side 1/8 mile drag racing from 11 a.m. with elimination rounds starting at 1 p.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m., but not only for spectators. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like… If you’ve thought your car is fast… If you want to have some drag racing fun in the desert you are welcome to come race. New racers are encouraged to come early to register, pass their car through technical inspection and have a chance to chat and get to know the place.

Get June started off on the right foot, with the right foot pressing the accelerator straight down, hard to the metal. Ten bucks gets you through the front gate. Remember, youngsters 12 and under are free, with an adult.

You have 4 chances to feel the rumble with WCRA in 2018

June 3
June 17
September 23
October 7
Now… LET’S RACE!

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