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It is the start of my day as I sip my morning coffee, I get all the latest local news, I learn what is happening in council chambers, what may or may not be happening with Parks and Rec. info on supermarket specials, what is on the entertainment scene and also cost and place where tickets are available. In fact, everything I need to know about my little town, and it’s happenings, are right there at the click of a button.
I especially like the fact that any person can give their own feedback on any item. I do not always agree with what is said, but how great to have an editor who prints both the pro and con arguments, not just a one sided view. It is a real benefit be able to hold a debate where both sides are represented and I find out both sides of the story.
The ability to have articles printed on any subject is a wonderful opportunity for budding writers to flex creative muscles and everyone has something to say at some point in their life.
Local events are well advertised, several times, whether it be public discussions or live entertainment this makes planning to attend an easy process.
Our town paper does a great job but, with only being printed once weekly, it takes a while to get the info out to the public.
With ODN news is fresh with updates regularly, sometimes several times a day, so we are always bang up to date. It is a regular habit by both Dave and I to check our email several times a day then, straight away, check ODN, it is just a part of our daily life.
As a couple who will be relocating to your great little community in the very near future I have enjoyed looking at ODN on a daily bases. I find it to be one of the best sources of information about what we can expect to see happening and what we have to look forward to do when we get there. Also I will continue to practice my Mortgage Brokering business and know I will be able to find a number of clients I can help. We are moving from the Sunshine Coast and know there are already a number of Coasters living there. Keep up the great reporting I look forward to every day.
Editor, Oliver Daily News
On November 30, the much heralded and long awaited COP21 Climate Change talks will begin in Paris, France. Many people see these talks, which have been going on for decades, as the last chance for nations to address and change the negative effects of greenhouse gasses on our global environments. The more dramatic observers say that these talks are so important that the outcome will determine whether we humans, as a species, will survive past the next century. While hopefully this is an exaggeration of how serious the situation is, there is no doubt that Climate Change is here, and likely to change even more in our lifetimes. Catastrophic climate events are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and droughts, floods, ice cap melting and desertification have all increased in our lifetime.
In conjunction with the COP21 talks, which are among heads of states and government leaders, there is a huge people’s movement underway as well. In major cities around the world, Climate Change marches are being organized and people mobilized. Climate Change activists want their leaders to know that the ‘common people’ have identified this issue as a major one, and that there is a universal expectation that some significant policy changes, and some real action, will come from the Paris meetings. Smaller communities around the world, in solidarity with the Climate Change marches, are staging smaller marches, vigils, and presentations.
In Oliver, one event is planned – a bell ringing in two of the local churches with bells (Oliver United and St Edward’s Anglican), in unison, at 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 29, the day prior to the start of the COP21 talks. The bells will sound for 10 minutes, hopefully for a total of 350 times – to represent the 350 parts per million that is the safe upper limit for CO2 in the atmosphere.
When you hear them, take a moment and appreciate the land we live in and consider what you can do, yourself, to preserve it. Walk more, waste less, drive more efficient vehicles, leave less lights on, explore alternative energy ideas, grow a garden, buy local.
And enjoy the sound of the bells.
Main at Westminster (Front Street) 7:30pm
Some injuries – transported to hospital
Skylar Noe -Vack on the scene
By Steve Arstad (Info-tel) Dateline PENTICTON – A Penticton man’s interest in photography and emergency services has made his photos a sought after commodity among media, police and fire services.
Skylar Noe-Vack, 20, has been following emergency vehicles around the city and throughout the South Okanagan since the fire at the Slack Alice bar back in 2012. He documented that fire with his camera and since then, when he’s not working, he has his ear glued to the scanner waiting for the next fire call.
He’s often one of the first on the scene. He shows up so often the RCMP and fire departments will look at his photos when circumstances regarding an incident aren’t clear.
Noe-Vack says he got interested in the fire department at an early age, having grown up around the fire hall.
“I’ve known the firefighters since I was really little. I used to hang around the fire hall all the time, and I do firefighting around the area as a B.C. forestry firefighter,” Noe-Vack says. “I’ve always liked the firefighting aspect of it, and now I just have a camera and video camera and go out and photograph all my friends on the department.”
Couple of notes on Mt. Baldy
Mount Baldy Ski Resort could have a new owner soon.
While the most recent operators of the hill said this week the window of opportunity has now closed in order for us to be able to complete the acquisition of Mt. Baldy Ski area, a new potential buyer has come forward.
The receiver-manager of the resort stated in a news release late Friday afternoon it has pursued several other interested parties in an effort to attract a buyer/operator to acquire the resort in time for the 2015/2016 season.
“The receiver has recently received an offer from another party,” the release stated.
“Both parties are actively making a great deal of effort to complete a deal as soon as possible.”
The release goes on to say that, while it is late in the season to reopen the ski resort, “one of the benefits this prospective party sees is the significant support demonstrated to the receiver and in the media from the local communities who support Mt. Baldy including skiers, local nearby home owners, businesses, former employees and the OIB.”
Early Friday (12:53 am) – Penticton FD dispatched for a fully involved structure fire on Middle Bench Rd.
Crews on the first engine sprung into action getting hose lines and a hydrant connection in very quickly.
No one injured. A number of vehicles in side – completely gutted.
Crews where checking for hot spots and moping up 2:05am.
Pictures – Skylar Noe- Vack