Archives for August 24, 2015
Pier Robotti entered the courtroom in orange jail clothing with his ankles in leg-irons
After being arrested Friday, a weekend in jail, charges were read indicating he was now elevated to the same status as his sister Grace – facing a 2nd degree murder indictment.
On August 31 – a date will be fixed for a preliminary hearing with a trial most likely in the early spring of 2016.
Mr. Justice Kenneth Affleck was 90 minutes delayed in Vancouver before arriving in the BC Supreme Courtroom to grant bail to Robatti on slightly different terms – a no-contact order with his co-accused.
Grace Robotti, 65, is charged with the second-degree murder of Roxanne Louie and Pier Robotti, 61, is charged with interference with a dead body and accessory after the fact.
Louie, a 26-year-old member of the Osoyoos Indian Band, was reported missing in January of this year after failing to show up at Penticton Regional Airport for a flight back to Vancouver. A search ended with the discovery of her body in the Chute Lake area of Naramata.
Supporters of Louie have attended every court date for the pair and will continue to do so, according to Laurie Wilson, a spokeswoman for the family.
That incident took me back to my youth when my parents spent a small fortune fixing my teeth. Aunty Kay used to say I inherited Wally’s teeth for he had false uppers. After he washed them he would put them in his mouth and say he was swallowing them. I was impressed.
My dentist was Dr Heal. His office was located on the west side of the main drag, across from the theatre and upstairs. The waiting room was small and to me the ceiling was high. There were pictures on the walls of bald headed creatures in human form performing tasks. Those pictures made me wonder.
Dr. Heal’s nurse, Mrs. Heal, would greet me and later bring me a small pill in a capsule form along with a glass of water. I would take the pill and shortly after be escorted into the padded chair.
The freezing was applied to my gums. Once the freezing took effect, Dr. Heal began working in earnest. My face was numb for hours afterwards.
The little pill Mrs. Heal gave me always made me drowsy. At first, Dr Heal would scold me for closing my mouth but it made little difference, my jaw continued to relax.
Finally out of frustration he dug out a bite block and wedged it in between my teeth so he could get the job done. That was fine for me, for I just fell asleep and awakened when everything was completed.
That little pill set me up for a lifetime habit of falling asleep in the dentist’s chair. Every dentist I’ve seen since Dr. Heal, I’ve told them about needing the bite block.
The bite block is only necessary for procedures more than half an hour. Once I get settled into the drilling noise, I’m fading out of the picture.
Sometime after I left Oliver to seek my fame and fortune, of which I’ve found neither, Dr Heal moved his office to the south end of town, I don’t exactly remember where, I seem to recall he was on the ground floor.
I visited his office there and had him remove a tooth.
It was at that time when he offered to pay my way through dentistry school if I would take over his practice. I guess he thought I was smart like my sisters, especially the one closest to me in age, but the only smart thing about me at that time was that I was a smart ass.
I didn’t give his offer much of a thought because I knew there would be a lot of math and related subjects involved, math was not a strength then and still isn’t.
The years have passed by, I still am very fond of candy, and as it turns out is still costing me money, more than I like to pay to support my habit. Tomorrow I will find out what a hit my pocket book will take and set a course to stay away from the hard candy.
The air quality level right now in the Kelowna area is 220 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre), compared to the acceptable limit which is 25 µg/m3. In fact, the average concentration over the last 24 hours was 307 µg/m3.
“It is very smoky, the air quality is very poor,” states Environment Canada. “That average is 12 times the acceptable limit for fine particulate matter.”
Stay indoors, run your house fan – on furnace.
Use an air filter
Limit your exposure to strenuous activity
At the pool
Due to smoky conditions the following changes will be made to the Oliver Pool Schedule:
Senior and Adult Aqua Fit Classes will be suspended until further notice.
The 6:30-8:00pm Public Swim will be cancelled on Monday, August 24th.
All other programs and swims will continue as scheduled.
Updates will be made each day (or more often if necessary) on the Oliver Parks and Recreation website and facebook page or patrons can call in to the pool 250-485-0999 for information.
Osoyoos will receive $403,692 for projects that help support tourism infrastructure and amenities, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson announced today.
The funding comes from the government’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), which helps to grow the tourism sector in eligible municipalities. This year, the B.C. government is providing a total of $10.5 million to 14 eligible communities and is extending the RMI program for another year to the end of 2017.
Municipalities eligible for RMI funding are Fernie, Golden, Harrison Hot Springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Osoyoos, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Sun Peaks, Tofino, Ucluelet, Valemount and
More than $98.1 million in RMI funding has been invested since 2006 to support tourism infrastructure and programs, helping to grow these local and regional economies.
Osoyoos has been participating in the RMI program since 2008. It has prioritized its RMI funding on projects that expand recreational opportunities and encourage visitors to return to the community
including major improvements to its waterfront area, Gyro Beach. Improvements include a lighted stone walkway, boardwalk, additional benches, trees and extensive landscaping. RMI funding is also being used for public art and improvements to local trails and the marina.
Pier Robotti charged with 2nd degree murder in the Roxanne Louie case.
Robotti arrested Friday and spent the weekend in jail.
Large contingent of family, friends and members of Penticton and Osoyoos Indian Band members present today.
Robotti was on bail for interference with human remains and being an accessory after the fact.
Crown has upgraded the charges to those also made against his sister Grace who remains on bail.
Local native spokespeople say the injustice continues.
A coroner’s report read into the record some time ago indicated Louie’s death had not occurred at a residence but after she was moved from the scene.
Local fire not spreading a lot – ground crews working building guards and conducting burn-backs to consume fuel. No air crews, no emergency helicopters landing for patients, no local air traffic.
Smoke mainly from Washington State. Some new detail on alerts – some down and a few street addresses added.
Check RDOS site on the internet.
Chris Stodola (right) and Rick Braman are Up The Crick. – Sometimes literally, and oftentimes figuratively, this piano/guitar duo features close harmonies and vocals on a wide variety of vintage music from throughout the past century. Quirky, humourous, nostalgic; from 1915 through to modern day, this is a set list like absolutely no other!
The duo serves up a little bit of everything: from Mills Brothers to Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks; from songwriters Fred Eaglesmith to Frank Loesser; from modern Bob Seger pop covers to Roy Rogers-Dale Evans novelties. And added to the mix: a number of original tunes.
Audiences are engaged with stories about the music, with encouragement to sing various vocal parts to add to the sound. An underlying theme to each show is the International flavour (or should it be “flavor”…) of this team. Rick was born in Seattle, Washington, USA while Chris was born in Osoyoos, BC, Canada. US-Canada differences; and sometimes cultural similarities, are often the target in their pop-blues-jazz-nostalgia-novelty presentation.
Chris and Rick (hence the name “Crick”), met as members of Osoyoos’ International Choir, singing side by side in the Bass Section and discovering a mutual love of music, and harmonies in particular. It wasn’t long before plans for a performing duo took shape.
Up The Crick invites everyone to this upcoming “performance” on Thursday Aug. 27 from 6:30 p.m. at the Oliver Community Stage. Yes, this is a live concert, but more importantly it is a “sharing”….sharing a love of music and fun.
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