Getting people to state them is the problem.
Keep it clean and respectable
You can say just about anything.
It’s about an idea not a person .
Getting people to state them is the problem.
Keep it clean and respectable
You can say just about anything.
It’s about an idea not a person .
From The Tractor Seat
In the last forty eight hours Donald Trump turned one of the most respected men in America into a White House lap dog. John Kelly in my opinion went from a guy I respect into a politicized symbol of all that is wrong with the Trump White House.
A few days ago Trump made a phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, and lacked understanding or empathy for the words he said, for a couple of reasons.
One Trump is devoid of empathy and he tried to adapt words spoken by Kelly to express sympathy for the young widow. The problem is Trump took some of Kelley’s words out of context and screwed up. Now you have to keep in mind Trump is a reverse King Midas. Everything Donald touches politically goes from gold to rust. The second reason is that Trump has no real feeling for people and that is demonstrated time and again. The only thing keeping the White House afloat is the fact Trump is a master of marketing. Its what has made him and it will be his downfall.
So what makes Kelley the goat here? One has to look at the events surrounding the President and at the same time examine what Donald believed was important,
Puerto Rico was destroyed by a storm. Trump didn’t understand the people on that Island are Americans. To be important he announced he spoke with the President of the Virgin Islands only to find out he is the President of the Virgin Islands. While seniors were dying in Puerto Rico nursing homes Trump was Tweeting about the NFL. He was doing what he always does making false statements and distorting the issue the players were protesting,
The real issue was not the FLAG, Players respect the flag, they protested against the National Anthem because it was not living up to its billing. It is a protest against police brutality of black youth.
Further away four soldiers were killed in Nijer. For two weeks Trump played golf and said nothing. For two weeks he never picked up the phone to call any members of gold star families. When questioned about that, he blatantly lied about former Presidents and his lack attention to duty became Obama’s fault. Let me be clear here, I do not believe Donald Trump set out to deliberately offend anyone. The man is a screw up however and the insincere words oozed out of the his mouth, in a jumble of offensive words.
It became so bad, Chief of Staff John Kelley stepped in to save him. Had Kelley said what was in his first part of the statement all would be fine. But folks he didn’t instead he joined the President in a chorus of insults and distortions of the truth that made him a lap dog of the President. After an emotional and correct statement he continued to make a mockery of his position and his person in my view. He said women were honored when he grew up. Women were objectified up until the sixties until they rebelled. He babbled about religion and then two things were highlighted. The Congress Woman Frederica Wilson was in the car with the widow of the dead soldier and heard the conversation. It was not that she was spying on a private call. As it turned out Kelley himself was listening to the conversation. So Kelley went from trusted advisor to a political hack attacking the Congress Woman, It is not so much being critical as the words he used.
General Kelley a man people respected called Wilson an “empty barrel” a derogatory word for black people who spoke up decades ago in Boston and the deep South.
General Kelley a man who was there to keep a lid on chaos stepped up and defended Donald Trump, but instead of making the explanation clear and leaving it at that he entered the fray with insults and derogatory comments that went beyond necessity. Instead of being above the fray and a symbol of sober second thought. General John Kelley set aside his honorable career in my opinion and became another one of them in the West Wing Daycare Center.
Fred Steele © 2017
Received a phone call this afternoon about a Castanet story reprinted on ODN about a well known former resident Denise (Denny) Raincock
She complained I had not checked the story of Castanet that placed her in a poor light. I contacted Castanet shortly after and await a response.
For the record – I have known the Raincock family for 50 plus years including Ken, Mona, Larry and Denny.
Folks – “da news is the da news” – sometimes it is worse than what is reported. ODN in full candor reprints the actual documentation the Civil Tribunal on a case that is at least 4 years old and that I had been advised about in the past. I invite anyone to write in about it. SPA refer to the Strata Property Act.
The story about this (from Castanet) at the bottom of the article.
DECISION AND ORDERS
In conclusion, I reiterate that living in a duplex can be strained and very stressful if the residents are not getting along. In delivering this decision and making orders, I have not intended to criticize either owner for their conduct. I have attempted to make the future easier for owners living so close together in the future. They do not need to be friends, but they do need to respect and be civil with each other I make the following orders:
A neighbourly squabble that spilled into the courts has likely done little to repair the “nightmare” relationship between two people sharing walls of a Penticton duplex.
A civil resolution tribunal has dismissed a woman’s application to order her neighbour to replace her noisy air conditioner, and issued her an order of her own; to stop retaliating for the air conditioner by loudly playing music and moving furniture.
The two parties have shared a duplex since Feb. 2013 when AB moved into the lower level, but it didn’t take long for things to go sideways.
The duplex has two separate rooftop air conditioners. When AB turned hers on in the summer of 2013, DC began complaining it was creating too much noise and demanded it be repaired or moved.
“No evidence was produced that persuades me that the AC is defective,” wrote tribunal member Patrick Williams in his decision last week, adding DR declined to pay the costs to have the AC unit relocated to the ground floor.
At some point over the years, while the neighbours exchanged “passive aggressive” letters, DR allegedly began to retaliate.
“That retaliation includes dragging furniture across the second floor deck, playing extremely loud music and mounting a light that directly shines into her son’s bedroom,” the decision states.
The tribunal also heard other disputes between the pair about exterior lighting and an allegedly unauthorized lavender coat of paint.
“The relationship between the two owners has deteriorated to such an extent that each owner has resorted to name calling, allegations of dishonesty, loss of dignity and disrespect,” Williams said, calling the living situation a “nightmare” for both.
In the end, Williams ruled that DR should expect that a place like Penticton would have air conditioners operating in the summer months. He also ordered her to be more careful when moving furniture, and not play loud music.
Several other counterclaims by the two were dismissed by the tribunal.
**this story has been anonymized at the request of both parties.
Original story on ODN printed on Castanet with names and reprinted elsewhere.
A game is a form of structured play. Games can be designed for one up to many players. A sports game, like football, for instance employs dozens of players. A game has rules of play to provide the structure of what to do in order to earn points, to win. The structure usually also defines what is not allowed, like one card player is not permitted to look at the cards held by another player. Games are meant to be for entertainment
The saying “game on” is meant to mean let us start or I am willing to start now. It can be used in response to a challenge and that can be to playing checkers on through the spectrum to martial arts style fighting. It means that I am engaged in this ‘game’, whatever that might be. It might even be a challenge I take on without the knowledge of the other ‘players’, as in going after terrorists. It means I have entered the game space and intend to win
Gamification is adding an element of play to an otherwise non-game experience. For instance, we all know about Roll up the Rim where you could win valuable prizes, they say. There are programmers who specialize in gamification. Anytime we see the word ‘win’ or ‘score’ or ‘points’ we are likely looking at an ad that has used gamification to entice folks to play, and the entry is often that I first need to buy. Gamification is itself a game
Some people play games. I mean some people are not what they seem. They pretend to be pleasant or truthful or in agreement, but as soon as they are out of sight, blam, the opposite is exhibited in their behaviour. I wanted to add a garage and asked the neighbour to support my bid to slightly extend the easement so the garage would fit. He agreed loudly and then wrote a letter to the town to object even more loudly. Game player
The game of checkers is usually not quite as serious in its ramifications when compared to the game of life. Game of life? Yes, there are ways to win and lose and rules and levels of engagement and so many more aspects of life that are parallel to the parts of a game. How we play determines what we win. How we define a win is part of that. Lots about this game that we get to decide. What have you been deciding?
For the position of Councillor – Town of Oliver :
Above to date – at least 11 candidates packages have been picked up.
Last day for submission October 27
A by-election will be held in the Town of Oliver to fill the seat of one (1) Councillor. The successful candidate will hold office, along with the current Councillors, until the next general election which will be held on October 18, 2018.
2017 By-Election Voting Days:
General Voting Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017 (8:00 am – 8:00 pm) – Oliver Community Centre
Advance Voting Day: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (8:00 am – 8:00 pm) – Oliver Community Centre
Board of Education Report October 18, 2017
On October the 11th at the Board of Education’s monthly Education Committee meeting, school teams presented their plans for the 2017/18 school year and beyond to address student achievement and success. All Schools are using an inquiry framework to guide their work. Schools scanned what was going on with their learners to determine priorities to address. A common theme for focus was improving academic achievement through Social and Emotional Learning (school connectedness, sense of belonging, self-regulation) and improving student engagement. It was very evident in the presentations that school learning plans are aligned with and supported by inquiry time, professional growth plans and professional learning opportunities. This kind of alignment brings coherence and meaning to school and district improvement efforts. We as a district can be very proud of all the great initiatives in our district and all the wonderful opportunities that is afforded to our students through the quality learning opportunities that are provided for the staff in SD53.
We would like to thank TD Bank Group for their sponsorship of the Grade 1 Book Give-A-Way through the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. This year, to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, each Grade 1 student will be taking home a special edition of the book Good Morning, Canada, written and illustrated by Andrea Lynn Beck and published by scholastic Canada. It is our hope that these books will be enjoyed by parents and guardians and their Grade 1 children as they read these books together.
District staff has been working with the Union and school principals regarding the restored language and the Memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Education and the BC Teacher’s Federation. Restored language is in place for class size and composition. Despite best efforts in the spring to create more classrooms and course sections, we will have classes that are not in compliance due to student enrolment changes. As a monthly remedy, teachers in classes that are not in compliance will be eligible for additional time for preparation, non-enrolling teacher support time, enrolling teaching time, or other as agreed on between the Union and the Superintendent. Classes are reviewed at each month end to determine compliance.
The Ministry announced the continuation of the Rural Education Enhancement Funding for the 2018/19 school year. While we do not need to reapply for these funds, we can make application if we have increased costs. The district will review current costs and will submit an application before the deadline of February 15th, 2018.
Our District was also eligible to apply for the Recruitment and Retention Workforce Sustainability Fund; this fund is an initiative of BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) for rural districts. Our district applied for and received an amount of $35,000 in June 2017. To date our district has expended $17,000 to defray moving expenses of newly hired teachers and vice-principals. School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) BOARD REPORT A brief summary of items discussed at Trustees’ Regular Meetings
September 30th is the day that districts have to submit their Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Student numbers to the Ministry of Education and this enrolment number is the basis on which the district receive funding for the 2017/18 school year. This year our district shows a slight increase in FTE student numbers – we have 2336.3750 FTE in comparison to 2316.5000 (2016) so a total increase of 19.875 FTE students. Large increases in student numbers were at YouLearn (Grad Adult/Sec Ungraded), Southern Okanagan Secondary school, Cawston and SESS and Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School.
At our Policy Committee Meeting the Board of Education reviewed a draft Budget Monitoring and Reporting Policy. This policy was developed in response to the Financial Health Working Group’s recommendation. At the Regular Board meeting this Policy (Policy C-10) was given notice of motion and will be sent to partner groups for input. This policy is also on our website and we are awaiting input from the public and partner groups before the Policy is adopted. As part of our review of policies we also discussed minor revisions to Policy A-1 (Planning Process) and Policy A-5 (Policy development, Adoption, Review, Revision and Deletion). The last two revised policies can be seen on our website as attachments to our Regular Meeting Agenda.
The Board of Education received a letter from Finance Minister Carole James informing Boards that the Minister is interested in restoring a more direct role for elected school trustees in BCPSEA (the bargaining arm for the BC School Trustee’s Association). Our district welcomes this change and has written a letter to the Minister of Education to thank them for the announcement and to request replacing the current public administrator of BCPSEA with a Board of Directors made up of Trustees to resume the oversight of BCPSEA.
Trustees also attended a Branch Meeting for BCSTA in Revelstoke on the weekend. At the Branch meeting there were discussions around the 2019 bargaining process with the BC Teachers’ Federation as well as highlights in education from all of the other Boards of Education in our Branch. Trustees benefitted from sharing and networking with other Boards from across the Branch.
This week the Superintendent, Secretary Treasurer and Board Chair, along with other Board Chairs and senior staff, will attend meetings in Vancouver with the Ministry of Education. Topics in this annual liaison meeting include vision and Ministry priorities, enhancing student learning, fostering strong leadership in support of student success, and funding for public education.
Should you have any questions, please contact me at 250-498-1333.
Submitted by Marieze Tarr, Chairperson
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen
“While milfoil removal in Vaseux will have benefits for shoreline recreational values and potential long-term water quality benefits, it also has the potential to create larger impacts to human health and fish, and could potentially have drastic impacts on the health of Osoyoos Lake downstream.”
Milfoil Control Program Update – Vaseux Lake (OBWB – Okanagan Basin Water Board)
In summer 2016, residents around Vaseux Lake requested that OBWB start treating milfoil in the lake. The proposed work areas cover 67 Ha, which is equivalent to almost 24% of the total surface area of the lake. At that time, I advised them that rototilling would be the best option for long term treatment, and that there were several issues that would need to be addressed prior to OBWB undertaking any work. I indicated it would likely take until at least November 2017 before we could begin any treatment.
The issues and concerns are as follows:
1. Vaseux Lake is a migratory bird reserve, with a no-motors restriction on the lake.
– A federal permit from Environment and Climate Change Canada was issued in November 2016 to allow milfoil control on the lake.
2. OBWB requires a permit to conduct work ‘in and about a stream’ under the B.C. Water Sustainability Act.
– OBWB applied for a provincial permit in October 2016. We have yet to receive the Habitat Officer’s Terms and Conditions, which would authorize the work. I am meeting with the Habitat Officer on Thursday, Sept 28, and will provide a verbal report to the board on the outcome of that meeting.
3. There is no boat launch large enough to accommodate our machines around the lake.
– RDOS Public Works has been working on this issue, trying to identify a suitable location, and establish which permits may be needed for the launch site.
4. FirstNations Fisheries and Cultural/Archeological considerations.
– In June 2017, I met with staff from the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Osoyoos Indian Band to discuss concerns around the effect that rototilling and milfoil removal may have on ONA fisheries work, and possible solutions.
– At that meeting, I was also made aware that there may be cultural/archeological sites in or around the lake, which pre-date the building of McIntyre Dam, and the channelization of the river.
– As part of our milfoil permitting and mapping budget, $5,000 was set aside to offset the costs for ONA staff to create a work plan to identify and address concerns. This may lead to further collaborative mapping or fisheries-related work.
5. First time rototilling in undisturbed areas
– Since Vaseux Lake has never been rototilled in the past, it is unknown what may be released from the sediment of this shallow, small lake, and what potential effect it could have on water quality and the ecosystem. This is of special concern since, as noted above, the proposed work area covers 24% of the total surface area of the lake.
– We have started discussions with Dr. Jeff Curtis at UBCO, who has indicated there is potential for release of lead, arsenic, nitrate, and phosphorus, as well as other substances, which could lead to toxic bacteria and algae growth, affecting Vaseux, and also the Okanagan River downstream and Osoyoos Lake.
About Spirit Ridge
Spirit Ridge is a luxury resort located on Canada’s only desert and sits on the foothills of Anarchist Mountain and just above Lake Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. The resort offers 226 fully-equipped 1-, 2-, & 3-bedroom condo suites and proudly occupies land owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band and is adjacent to an award-wining vineyard and winery. The resort also offers golf, hiking, lake activities, and the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.
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Although just 10 years old, Spirit Ridge sits on land that has been the home of the Osoyoos Indian Band for thousands of years. Rich in culture and historical relevance, the iconic resort’s design embraces the Okanagan First Nations people and celebrates their deep spiritual connection to natural surroundings; all of which deliver on the brand’s promise of creating story-worthy and shareable experiences for the modern traveler. Nestled on the slopes of the South Okanagan Valley, the adobe style resort features all-suites and villas accommodations ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. All suites and villas feature fully equipped kitchens, outdoor private terraces and sweeping vistas of the surrounding vineyards, desert mountains and Osoyoos Lake.
South Okanagan Concert Society – First Concert 2017-2018 Season
Friday, November 10th the South Okanagan Concert Society will stage electrifying duets when Matt Herskowitz and John Roney, each on separate grand pianos, duel with each other as they incorporate jazz and world beat influences into classical masterpieces. Recognized internationally for their daring integration of jazz and classical music, they call their performance “Classics with a Jazzy Touch”. It will be held in the beautiful new Venables Theatre in Oliver at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for this crowd pleasing event can be obtained on line (venablestheatre.ca) or at the theatre box office on Tuesday, Wedneday and Thurday between 10 and 3 pm. All four concerts of the season, bought in advance, cost $19 each. Any 2 or 3 tickets in advance are $2l/ticket. A single ticket in advance is $23 and a single ticket at the door is $25. Children and Youth can come and explore their wide ranging tastes and interests for only $2.50!
Matt and John are internationally recognized pianists who arrived at the intersection of two musical styles from opposing directions: Matt came to jazz via a classical background having studied at classical conservatories including the Juilliard School and learned jazz on the streets. John came to classical via jazz. He studied at jazz conservatories including McGill, Berklee and the Henry Mancini Institute and learned classical on the streets! In addition to being pianists, both were experienced composers and arrangers and brought developed ‘voice’ to the due. As Piano Cameleons, their combined talents have created a unique ensemble in its virtuosity and artistic vision. They manage to truly balance a classic sensibility with the freedom of jazz improvisation.
Blessed with total technical command, each pianist is capable of remarkable keyboard prowess. Every concert is like an emotional rollercoaster that can soar from quiet pools to ecstatic peaks of intensity in one magnificent ride. These partners are in total synch with each other and provide a visual treat in the very way they exchange glances, cueing in each new twist with a twinkle in the eye.
You can hear their individual styles in the performances. They speak of their own distinct harmonic, melodic and rhythmic language yet they love to blend and compliment each other. The process is exciting especially as they leave space in the midst of their arrangements to improvise and exchange original ideas ‘on the fly’.
Expect a stimulating evening of sensational music with well known pieces, heard as if for the first time, in a new context. November can be a bleak month. This concert promises to be anything but bleak! Come and treat yourself!!
The Oliver Handbell Ringers will perform in the theatre foyer prior to the concert (6:45 to 7:15). Look for more information on this talented local group.
The last time we did this mom, you were 21 with 29 years experience.
Now you are 32 and a HALF!(x2) We love you! Happy Birthday!
Diana, Ed, Brian, Cheryl, James, Rachel and CJ!
First 5:35 pm – dispatch to a shed fire on Highway 97 (7000 Block) north of Oliver on west side of roadway. Cause not confirmed but shed near a fire pit. Three units put it out quickly but wind made a lot of smoke – visible from quite a distance. Two adjacent homes near the flames.
Second 5:50 pm – dispatch to a grass fire in an orchard west of Sawmill Rd that climbed up the hillside towards Yarrow Rd presenting a situation where firefighters had to be on top and below to control the growth of the flames. Cause not known.
The Southern Okanagan Secondary School Special Needs Program is currently running a Canteen at break time every day . The Canteen is providing an opportunity for the special needs kids to have work experience at the school, and it is having great success in generating money, as well as helping the kids get involved in a new and fun situation. The Special Needs Program is a great program that runs at our school, and the staff involved in helping these kids are providing them with new and exciting experiences.
Story and picture – Ali Lantz
Mayor Sue McKortoff said town hall applied for the grant after hearing some concerns from the community over a health-care crisis in the community, with major lineups to get into family doctors and shortages on emergency department doctors.
“We had several people come to council quite concerned because they couldn’t get a doctor. They wanted us to turn our building on Main Street into a walk-in clinic,” McKortoff said. “We decided we had talked to doctors, we had talked to residents, and we decided that it might be a good idea to get a study done on what facilities are here, what is needed, how can we work together in the community and the regional district and try and come up with something that might work better for Osoyoos.”
Though some people had made some suggestions to town council, McKortoff said it’s hard to know what the best route is without knowing all of the factors involved.
“You can’t just go off and decide to spend a ton of money building a new facility or something, unless you know exactly what you’re up against and what types of things need to be included, and that’s why you hire somebody who knows what they’re doing,” she said.
“These things cost a lot of money, and I do believe that the town was willing to put in some amount of money as well.”
But since the request was initially put in for the grant, McKortoff pointed to a few things that have improved in the community’s health-care service.
“We don’t have a building for doctor’s office and that kind of thing, but we have had a new doctor come to town. There’s another one that’s moved into Oliver recently,” she said. “We’ve had meetings with the minister of health about the concerns about the hospital.”
She added speakers with a rural health initiative have done talks in local communities on healthy living and things like chronic pain management.
“I think we’ve really done a lot of positive things since we had what many people in the community would call a crisis last year,” McKortoff said. “We were very fortunate to have gotten this money, but we now have to figure out what would the health care professionals really like to include in this.”
The township’s CAO Barry Romanko will be putting together a request for proposals, which will outline what the town is looking for from such a study, but McKortoff couldn’t say when the RFP would be issued.
Source: Black Press Digital
The girls played an even game, and came out with a victory during their last couple of sets, for an overall game win.
The girls are well on their way to success in their season of volleyball, coached by Hillary Frank and Sabra McEntire.
Photo and story by Ali Lantz
Now that we have been back in the Legislature for several weeks, I would like to give you an update on two of the important bills that are now under debate.
Bill 2: “Budget Measures Implementation Act”. BC has benefitted from a competitive tax environment with low corporate and business taxes as well as low personal income taxes. That advantage has attracted investment and grown BC’s economy to become one of the strongest in the country. This bill eliminates that competitive advantage by raising personal, corporate and carbon taxes that will be passed along to consumers, taxpayers and industry. The Carbon Tax will no longer be “revenue neutral”, and added to the price of gas at the pump and to home heating bills. There are many other changes in Bill 2 that will have an impact on all of us, so I urge you to go online and become better informed.
Bill 3: “Election Amendment Act”. I support this bill that will limit union and corporate donations and reform campaign finance laws. This bill was first introduced by the Liberal Government last spring and has now been reintroduced by the NDP, but with some significant changes and the addition of Section 20. Section 20 includes taxpayer funded political party financing, something myself and several of my colleagues have stated publicly that we do not support. The taxpayers of BC will be out of pocket $14 million for this alone, plus the reimbursement of 50% of campaign expenses on top of that which is an additional $11 million dollars. The Riding of Boundary-Similkameen will not be accepting this money. I have always been proud of the financial support of the individuals and small businesses that have covered the costs of my election campaigns.
These two bills that I have noted must be of concern to all the people of BC, as everyone will be directly financially impacted.
We are also in the process of estimates. This allows us to question the spending being proposed in each Ministry and we will debate and question the budgets. I will be questioning the new Minister of State for Childcare on her budget and how she plans to fulfill the promises made to create $10-A- Day- Daycare for the parents of BC.
As you can imagine there is never a dull day in the Legislature!
Locally, this is a critically important time for everyone involved in agriculture and our Wine Industry, as harvests are completed. And while the work never stops, we do take time to celebrate with many community events and Wine Events throughout our region. All of these celebrations need an extraordinary group of volunteers, literally in the thousands, from Princeton to Christina Lake, Osoyoos to Kaleden, and every place in between.
In closing, I would like to mention two volunteers who, from its humble beginnings 21 years ago, have volunteered for the Festival of the Grape in Oliver. Marie and George Boychuk have been volunteering at FOG every single year since its start in 1996. A festival that began with a handful of local wineries and 400 visitors and has grown to over 50 participating wineries and more than 4000 visitors. It is the single largest Wine Festival in the Okanagan and only happens with the support of volunteers like the Boychuk’s. A big thank you to all of you who volunteer your time to help showcase our award-winning wines, and help celebrate what our agricultural industries have to offer.
Linda Larson, MLA
Penticton RCMP continue their investigation into the case of missing 92 year old Mary Ruth Esta who is suspected to have lost her life in a Lakeside Road house fire on October 11th. Esta’s remains have not been located following an extensive search of the debris from the fire and the police have an active missing person file open.
“Due to her age and medical condition it is unlikely that she could have got out, and we understand that it may be unlikely that she is ever located”, advised Esta’s step-son Rick Gammer, “Our family is very appreciative of the efforts of all first responders and realize what a difficult job it is for them.”
The Penticton RCMP have no reason to suspect foul play or criminality at this time and continue to work with the family to explore possible investigative avenues.
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth Penticton RCMP
ODN asked the question; Where is she ? An honest and forthright question. No one knows. It’s a mystery – how can a 92 year old woman die in a fire and leave no trace. She had been seen 3 hours before the fire by family members. Those in the Penticton Fire Department and local RCMP detachment involved in the search should be commended for their dedication.
There is an answer – someone is not talking!
The Osoyoos RCMP apprehended a male allegedly connected to ongoing thefts in the Osoyoos area on Tuesday.On the morning of October 17, 2017, residents of Osoyoos would have noticed a large presence of police on Lakeshore Drive. Members of the Osoyoos RCMP assisted by Oliver RCMP and Penticton RCMP Police Dog Services responded to a male committing thefts.
The male is well known to police and has been criminally active over the last several weeks throughout the South Okanagan.After an extensive foot pursuit and search through vineyards as well as thick brush, the accused, a 24 year old male of no fixed address was arrested. He is being remanded in custody and will appear in court in Penticton on Friday, October 20, 2017. He faces numerous theft and possession of stolen property charges.
The Osoyoos RCMP is looking for the owner of a large black coloured tool box with a
Lordco sticker on it along with that of an aluminum tool box which were seized during this investigation. Both tool boxes fit into the rear of a pickup box. If you are missing a tool box that fits these descriptors please contact the Osoyoos RCMP at (250)495-7236 and quote file 2017-5924.
Sgt. Jay (Jason) D. Bayda
Area Commander – Osoyoos Det.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Obituary for the late Larry Gordon Clarke
May 21, 1964 – October 13, 2017
On Friday, October 13, 2017, Mr. Larry Gordon Clarke of Oliver passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 53 years.
He was predeceased by his mother Verna Kay Clarke; father Robert Frank Campbell and brother James “Tony” Campbell.
Larry will be fondly remembered by his loving family including siblings Virginia (Charles), Helen (Geg), Ralph (Jane), Rose-Anne (Gary), Cindy (Craig), Leslie (Terry), William, Janet, Sandra, and Robert; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Over the years, Larry worked for General Coach, Platinum Bench Winery and Hester Creek Winery. He was very generous with his time and volunteered for many years with the Oliver Parks and Recreation, Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre and was a one time member of the Oliver Kinsmen.
‘Uncle Icky’ was well loved by his many nephews, nieces as well as great nephews and nieces. His passions included photography, old cars, music and wine.
In Lieu of lowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Desert Sun Counselling.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday October 20, 2017 at the Oliver Community Centre.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.