Join Dr. Alan Ruddiman with Doctors of BC
and Oliver Parks and Recreation on their Walk.
Sunday May 7th at 1:30PM
Oliver Community Park
A dangerous offender hearing for a well-known South Okanagan criminal is set to start.
The hearing for Ronald Teneycke could start after the May long weekend if he is not ill.
After pleading guilty to several charges last April relating to a July 2015 crime spree in the Oliver area, Teneycke has yet to be sentenced, as prosecutors seek dangerous offender status.
The label is one of the most serious sentences that can be applied to a person, as it allows the court to give an indeterminate jail sentence, and up to 10-years of supervision if the offender is ever released.
Teneycke was the subject of a massive police manhunt over a two-week period in the South Okanagan, when he failed to show up for a 90-day jail sentence for possessing explosives and firearms while banned.
He robbed Oliver’s East Side Grocery at gunpoint on July 16. Then on July 22, Oliver resident Wayne Belleville was shot in the back after he had stopped to pick up Teneycke while the man walked along McKinney Road.
Bellevile told ODN today he looks forward to the next hearing date.
My first visit was to the foot of Road 15 where a farmer had a lot of water on the bottom toe of his farm, a pump house and out buildings. He had called 911 for help.
I then re-checked flooding north of Road 9 – a river (Tinhorn Creek) still running through the packing house but better control of water to the home to the east.
Then off to look at Wolf Cub Creek high up but could not find the location from a picture published yesterday.
Then to the Public Works Yard, the firehall – back to Road 5 and up to Ernie Dumais’s to find that Fairview Rd closed to all traffic – culverts over flowing above and a lot of gravel sand and mud on the road.
Sunday May 7
Celebrate Spring at Riverside Gardens this Sunday – green thumbs and others welcome – see advertising
WCRA sanctioned car racing at Osoyoos – Gates open 9 am at the Richter Pass Motorway – see advertising
Walk with a Doc – 1: 30 pm Oliver Community Park – see advertising
Hike for Hospice – Lion’s Park 12:30 PM
Warm temperatures and Thursday’s storm accelerated the snow melt at Baldy. Emcon crews were working today trying to preserve the road bed 31 kms east of Oliver on McKinney Road. There is also a “lake” on the Baldy road near Camp McKinney. The roads are passable, but there continues to be a heavy run off crossing the roads.
Emergency Operations Centre Opened as Precaution in RDOS
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has opened an Emergency Operations Centre to better deal with potential flooding across the Region. High water in creeks and lakes has raised the potential for damage to property or closure of roads.
At this time road closures have not been issued. Residents can consult www.DriveBC.com for up to the minute updates.
Spring commonly causes localized flooding in creeks, river and lakes. Residents are reminded to keep children and small animals away from creeks and rivers as changes in flow can occur suddenly this time of year.
For more information please visit www.rdos.bc.ca, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 250-492-0237 or toll-free 1-877-610-3737.