Don’t like pink glasses?
Against us dogs having a motorized vehicle?
Sometimes I look through my rose coloured glasses and say ” you humans are strange “
With blue clearing skies comes the full view of the fire burning on the west ridge above Hester Creek.
Official word at 2:47pm
Smoke from the Oliver area wildfire may be seen, in town and along Highway 97, as combustible material burns on the slopes around Testalinda and Hester Creeks. Due to overnight gusty winds the NW flank has progressed north to the head of Tinhorn Creek.
BC Wildfire Service personnel continue their efforts around the clock using heavy equipment, air support and all available resources on this NW flank.
Don’t let the smoke keep you away! Music In The Park and the Thursday Market will be moving indoors to the Oliver Community Centre Hall Thursday evening. Join us for a fun concert indoors with “Up The Crick” featuring Chris Stodola and Rick Braeman (vintage vocals – anyone remember the song “Happy Trails To You”? – and other popular tunes from years gone by). The market features food, goodies, jewelry, pottery and other attractions.
Market: 4:30 to 8:00pm
Music In The Park: 6:30 to 8:00pm
With the recent tragic passing of a member of the brewery family, Carson Ruhland, we’ve been shocked and distraught, and the motivation to continue with the Back Alley Concert Series for this season disappeared. But with the love and support of family, friends, and our great community, we’ve been revitalized and inspired by the memory of Carson, who would want nothing more than for all of us to get together in great spirits before the summer ends. In Carson’s memory, we will raise a glass to our good health, companionship, the arts, and the flavours of life.
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is set to visit Penticton on Aug. 31.
Local candidate Richard Cannings says the event is planned for 7 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
First leader to visit riding since election called.
BC Corrections is offering readiness sessions and, for the first time, physical abilities testing, which is the first step in the process toward securing one of these jobs.
These free sessions include information about corrections and the justice system, the roles and duties of a correctional officer, the needs of the offender population and information on preparing to apply for jobs.
The sessions are from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 5 at the Days Inn, 15 Riverside Drive, Penticton; from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 6 at South Okanagan Secondary School, 6140 Gala St. Oliver and from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept, 12 at the Justice Institute of BC, 825 Walrod St. Kelowna.
Those interested in attending are asked to call 604-462-5170 or register by email at email@example.com with REGISTER in the subject line. Please include first and second session choices and contact information in the body of the email.
The Okanagan Correctional Centre – a 378-cell, high-security facility – will be located on a 14.5-hectare (36-acre) site in the Osoyoos Indian Band’s Senkulmen Business Park, north of Oliver on Highway 97.
To date, more than 1,000 people have turned out to learn about the Correctional Centre jobs.