Archives for August 17, 2016
Late August – traditionally the peak of the forest fire season.
So far so good. We rate a moderate to high in the South Okanagan.
Open burning is banned. No ban on campfires or the use of the forests.
In the Oliver Fire Protection District – no campfires or fires of any description allowed.
Rob Graham of the OFD adds the following : Campfire is anything that uses a fuel that can create embers or sparks from the fuel source. Propane campfire/ campstoves are permitted
OFD protection area is from road # 22 to sundial road (South to North) and top of Fairview road to the flat on McKinney Road
A family affair – art in many forms
1812-1892 Steel engraver Lumb Stocks RA – Claude Duval – copy of original art
1859-1915 Water colour artist Bernard Stocks – Fruit picture
1887-1949 Lumb Stocks of Penticton – grandson of the steel engraver 3 pictures
*1918-2000 Babe (Stocks) Bennest – daughter of above – painted colours on a black and white print circa 1942
1947- Jack Bennest – son of above – two photographs on display – 8 works of art in total
Location: 6239 Main Street at the offices of SOICS Immigration Services
Business hours posted.
Come in and enjoy almost two hundred years of family art
Hampton spent her teenage years as a student in Osoyoos, has worked extensively in the field of arts management, presentation, and education for many years in various centres on Vancouver Island and more recently in Fort St John where she has been the Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre since 2010.
Wendy Newman – FVT Society President says: “We are hoping to have an Interim Theatre Coordinator on site by early September.”
Newman added – it is ticket sales for the events which is important. Starting September 12 – Amie Grice will work part time each Monday to sell tickets at the theatre. On line tickets are available anytime.
All that dust, all that rock crushing – it will be worth it.
Area 27 – Osoyoos Indian Band
Paving Schedule: August 2016
After breaking ground December 2015 and commencing earthworks February 2016, it’s finally here: our paving schedule.
Those chilly days of winter might seem like a distant memory but in reality we only began this enormous undertaking just over five months ago. That’s not a long time in which to construct a 4.83km / 3mi FIA-quality road circuit from raw land. We’re so very fortunate to have skilled professionals lead the way from start to finish: co-founder and designer Jacques Villeneuve, with co-founder and engineer/builder Trevor Seibert. Without this insider driver knowledge and pro experience we wouldn’t have what is destined to be one of the preeminent circuits in western Canada.
The Paving Schedule
With using hot joint paving techniques and a custom asphalt blend to withstand temperature extremes while providing a seamless driving experience, coordinating our paving schedule is equal parts patience and skill. The Lake Excavating crew has teamed up with local contractor and surfacing experts Peters Bros Construction to ensure our track asphalt is top of the line.
•August: on-site set up of asphalt plant
•August 15: surface treatment pre-paving
•August 17-20: multi-paver asphalt application
•(one week later): surface testing
•mid-September (date TBA): first hot laps with founders and founding members
•mid-September through end of October: members driving academy access
Once paving is complete, this autumn is all about testing the track with the priority focused on founders, founding members, and member access to the driving academy to ensure everyone has the required driver training for track access. With hundreds of members, it’s important we put safety first.
Stay tuned for more information about our grand opening scheduled for spring 2017.
Source: All pictures and copy – Area 27
Cannings Hosting Electoral Reform Town Hall in South Okanagan
PENTICTON – Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) is hosting two town hall discussions in South Okanagan – West Kootenay in September, seeking views and ideas from area residents on electoral reform as part of the government’s consultations on that issue.
“I’ve heard from a lot of constituents already about electoral reform and it is clearly a very important issue to Canadians. So I am happy to host these events in our riding and give everyone a chance to come out and be heard,” stated Cannings. “I will take the voices of South Okanagan – West Kootenay back to Ottawa to be heard in this important, once-in-a-generation debate that will start in the fall.”
For those unable to attend in person who would still like to be part of these important conversations, Cannings encourages them to send their views and ideas by email to Richard.Cannings@parl.gc.ca or by mail (Richard Cannings MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6; no postage necessary).
Community input provided at these meetings will be forwarded to both the Minister of Democratic Reform and to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform for their due consideration. If residents have any questions regarding any of these Town Hall meetings, they are invited to contact any of Mr. Cannings’ constituency offices in Penticton (250-770-4480) or Castlegar or (250-365-2792).
Electoral Reform Town Hall – Penticton
Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Penticton Library Auditorium
785 Main St. Penticton