Sears Hometown Store
1400 – 5955 Main Street
250 498 3448
Sears Hometown Store
1400 – 5955 Main Street
250 498 3448
Two projects not related.
Grader is smoothing down alley-way after asphalt lifted for a bigger job letter of replacing gas lines and sewer pipes.
Highways crew working on signal light pads on Fairview and Hwy 97. Next the big grind and replace likely in September after the summer holiday season is over.
The Wine Country Retired Teachers’ Association and other groups are sponsoring a Forum to talk about and learn about Seniors’ issues and concerns. Our Federal Election candidates for this Riding will be present to listen, learn and to be advised about what matters to Seniors and what Seniors’ care about. One of these candidates will be representing our Riding in Ottawa after the next election on October 19th.
Forums are for seniors to talk about issues and voice their concerns and debate possible solutions to problems that need Federal Government attention.
These Forums will be non-partisan and we will discuss a number of topics including: Healthcare for seniors; Long-term care, End of Life Care and Palliative care; Support for Caregivers’ needs and rights; Retirement security with pensions to provide sufficient income to pay for food, clothing and shelter; Transportation services for seniors to get from rural areas to Regional Hospitals coast to coast to coast; Long-term Care Housing needs Canada-wide; the need for home support Canada-wide; the need for a national Pharmacare program to reduce drug treatment costs; the need for a national plan to deal with Alzheimers and Dementia patients and support for their caregivers.
Forums will take place in Oliver and Osoyoos. They will be approximately 90 mins. in length. In Osoyoos the Forum will be at the Osoyoos Seniors’ Centre on Monday, September 14th starting at 1 o’clock. In Oliver the Forum will be in Rm. 2 of the Oliver Community Centre starting at 1 o’clock on Tuesday, September 15th.
Please mark your calendar. Try to be at one of these events so that you can ask the prospective politicians to hear your concerns.
On August 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a jewellery store located in the 1200 block of Cannery Lane. Two men entered the store, locked the door behind them, brandished a weapon and stated “we are taking all your gold”. Suspect male (1) took the store employee to the rear of the store while suspect male (2) loaded a black back pack with merchandise. The men then fled out the front door, through a parking lot and split up. Suspect male (1) was subsequently tackled by four concerned citizens but the culprit got away and ran off. Suspect male (2) was last seen getting into a blue/grey SUV and driving off east on Cawston Avenue. The back pack was returned to the store employee.
Suspect male (1) is described as:
•45 years old
•6’1 (185 cm)
•Dark blue hoodie
•Darker “SWAT” baseball hat
Suspect male (2) is described as”
•40 years old
•Bright orange safety vest
Police made extensive patrols in the area however the suspected miscreants were not located.
Oliver Art Gallery spokesman Steve Staresina said the decision was based on best bang for the buck – more space, same rent – but in Osoyoos at 8302* Main Street.
Staresina said traffic at the store in Oliver was up – but sales down. The co-op of artists will have to consider a name change along with the new venue.
The OAG was located across the street from the “Cock and Bull” café on Hwy 97.
“In March, 2011 after closure of the only commercial art gallery in Oliver, a group of local artists met and agreed to form the town’s first artists’ co-operative gallery. Their mission was to display the highest quality art by artists from the South Okanagan in an attractive gallery setting. Management and staffing of the gallery is done entirely by member artists who are best qualified and available to provide information on art and artists’ work on display. All art displayed is replaced on a regular basis so frequent visitors to the gallery will always find something new and exciting.”
More B.C. students and teachers are returning to classrooms fully equipped with high-speed internet and enhanced network security services thanks to the ongoing K-12 Provincial Learning Network’s Next Generation Network upgrade.
One school year into the three-year project, more than 60% of students and 816 sites have been connected to the innovative internet network.
Teachers have already reported that with the new system prep time has been reduced, they can confidently access on-line resources, and students are empowered to explore online learning. Already, school districts are reaping the benefits of substantially improved Internet connections. SD 45 (West Vancouver) says the network lets learning become the focus, as teachers and students no longer wonder if the Internet will load webpages like YouTube.
The Next Generation Network provides modern infrastructure that will service all public schools in the province once completed. Not only does the network keep pace with the evolving use of Internet by students and educators, it also provides firewall management, web/URL filtering and IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems).
Beyond download speeds, schools are embracing mobile technologies and integrating digital instruction products for all classes, not just computer labs, including SMART Boards, Edmodo, and Learn 360.
The Next Generation Network is a partnership with school districts, the Ministry, TELUS and IBM, the primary service providers. Launched in March 2014, the multi-year investment in B.C. classrooms will be fully operational by March 31, 2017, with over 75% of sites completed by March 31, 2016. Over three years, start-up costs for the upgrade total $137.2 million.
The Next Generation Network replaces the existing Provincial Learning Network.
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) is pleased to announce the following appointments:
Ms. Shannon Miller as Principal at Cawston Primary School.
Ms. Miller is currently vice principal at Osoyoos Secondary School and has been with the district since 2008 in the roles of acting principal at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School, vice principal at Oliver Elementary School, and teacher at Southern Okanagan Secondary School.
Ms. Diane Haddow as Vice Principal at Oliver Elementary School.
Ms. Haddow is currently employed with School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) in the capacity of teacher for Grade 6 Late French Immersion and Learning Assistance at Summerland Middle School. She holds a Master of Education degree in Leadership and Administration and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to our district.
Mr. Lyle Chapman as Vice Principal at Osoyoos Secondary School.
Mr. Chapman is currently employed with School District No. 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap and brings seventeen years of experience to our district. He holds a Master of Education degree in Leadership and Administration.
Mr. Chapman, Ms. Haddow and Ms. Miller bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our district and the Board of Education wishes them every success in their new roles.
Marieze Tarr, Chair
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)
Local arts enthusiasts may know Susan McCarrell’s distinctive mixed media work from her award-winning entries in the annual Fall Art Show and Sale. Combining sepia-toned photographs, archival newsprint text, and textured media, she creates haunting imagery with layers of meaning.
Eclectic yet focused, Susan McCarrell’s mixed media works are reflections on memory, rituals of life, including celebrations, successes and hiccups. She owns a unique style which is energetic, playful, bound by discipline and tradition. Her art confronts the ups and downs of modern life with connections to similarities of past lives with strong feminine energy.
Using a combination of mixed media, photography and historical images, she likens her art to a ‘construction’ to produce her natural and organic pieces. A thread runs through Susan’s work that makes it unmistakably hers.
Susan relocated from Vancouver to the South Okanagan in 1996.