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Archives for September 14, 2014
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in West Kelowna says they will not be opening for the 2014/15 season.
“Thank you all for patiently waiting for an update from us. I’m sad to announce that the mountain will not be in operation for the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season,” says Mtn. management.
Crystal Mountain’s 2014 season was cut short when a chair lift collapsed, injuring several people.
“But this is not a goodbye, we plan to be open for the 2015-2016 season.
Earlier on ODN March 2, 2014
Crystal Mountain general manager Mike Morin says those injured on the hill in Saturdays accident are recovering in hospital.
“It was three of our staff, family members, who got injured and a guest. They are all in the hospital now, no life threatening injuries. They are all going to be OK.”
Witnesses report the unoccupied chair, that hit the lift post causing the chain reaction cable fall, was swinging violently before the incident. Morin says he’d also like to know why it was swinging.
B.C. Ambulance Service spokesperson Ben Middelsteadt said two people were critically injured.
Are talks continuing ?
Silence is good – sometimes
One negotiator – Peter Cameron went home last night after all day discussions
Mediator Vince Ready still in there but the history of keeping everyone in
the room seems to be out the window.
News Blackout – brings rumours and speculation.
Third week of strike begins Monday.
The two sides in the B.C. teachers’ dispute bargained all day Saturday.
Mediator Vince Ready confirmed bargaining was, in fact, underway.
Little clarity however about the nature of the bargaining or its scope as both sides have agreed not to talk to the public.
Three new members of Okanagan College’s Board of Governors will be bring business and community perspectives to the table this fall.
Appointed in July and taking up these new positions this month.
Christopher Derickson, Susan Johal and Joe Maciel will serve on the Board of Governors for a one-year term ending July 31, 2015. They were appointed by the Provincial Government through Order-in-Council this summer.
Derickson serves on the Westbank First Nation Council and works as a consultant focused on strategic and community planning for First Nation governments and organizations.
Johal is the Office Manager for Kimmitt Wrzesniewski, a Kelowna law firm. She is an active community volunteer and has previously worked with the Okanagan Sikh Temple, the Ovarian Cancer Walk and Rutland Citizens Patrol.
Maciel is a Chartered Accountant and Financial Planner with experience at Canada Revenue Agency’s audit division and he taught at OUC.
Board of Governors Chair Tom Styffe of Okanagan Falls says “I am confident they will bring perspectives and experience that will benefit our deliberations.”
December 31, 1924 – September 5, 2014
Mrs. Wiens passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 89 years.
Beloved wife of the late Peter Wiens (2009); lovingly remembered by children, Dorothy; Richard (Jeanette) Wiens and Jake (Jannelle) Wiens; grandmother to Melinda, Kevin, Annette, Paul, Heather and Carrie; great-grandmother to Madison, Jacob, Aidan, Jordon, Peyten, Stephanie, Derek, Ashley and Aaron.
Survived by brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter, Linda Trider (2014). Ann worked very hard all her life to help support her family. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227, took a Legion trip to Europe and did a lot of knitting and croche to assist “Helping Hands” of Okanagan Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Graham Funeral Home, 5920 Kootenay Street, Oliver B.C. Interment to follow at Okanagan Falls Cemetery.
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