Archives for August 11, 2016
Sunrise from Mt Kobau during the recent Mount Kobau Star Party. We had 7 clear nights for observing the wonders of the universe out of 8 nights on the mountain with 106 astronomers in attendance. At 6000ft, the atmosphere is much clearer than at the valley floor, also light pollution is not as much of a problem.
Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Powell Beach, Trout Creek
Events: 40-km main bathtub race, Nanaimo exhibition race, fun family races
Plus: Sandsculpting, live entertainment, family activities, barbecue, beverage garden and more.
Photo: John Fitzgerald, left, commodore of the Summerland Yacht Club, and members Frank Englehart and Gil Inglis pause after working on the club’s marina. The SYC hosts the 2nd annual Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race on Aug. 20 at Powell Beach in Trout Creek – a fundraiser for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign in support of Penticton Regional Hospital.
A number of suspects have been viewed on video surveillance and charges are being pursued.
According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth, one female suspect actually called police to let them know she was in Alberta and that she wasn’t passing counterfeit bills.
The woman is actually one of the people caught on surveillance, so her call to police was a poor effort to avoid detection, he said.
Picture from Penticton RCMP with files from Castanet