All the best to Randy
Archives for July 4, 2017
July 1st – a busy night for police in Osoyoos. With the Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta coinciding with Canada’s 150 Birthday, a much larger crowd than in previous years was in attendance for the day long festivities and fireworks. Throughout the night, Osoyoos RCMP attended to several incidents of persons causing a disturbance while intoxicated in public. Many of these individuals were arrested and held until they were sober to prevent them from causing further issues. Two fights broke out between groups of intoxicated persons, one of which police are still investigating and considering charges of assault against a 21 year old male resident of Osoyoos.
Police seized a jet ski after observing the driver operating at a dangerously high speed and without consideration for the numerous boats on the lake waiting to watch the fireworks. Traffic after the fireworks was extremely backed up. Anarchist Fire Department conducted traffic control to assist driver’s departing the downtown area however the sheer volume of vehicles resulted in long delays for those leaving Osoyoos. The congestion made it difficult for emergency vehicles to traverse through town and to calls of service.
Later in the evening, police responded to a single vehicle collision on the Highway 3 (Main Street) bridge. A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am went off road right while approaching the bridge and struck a lamp standard. The lamp standard sustained considerable damage and leaned precariously over the road forcing a lane closure until it could be secured. Two passengers were transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries while the uninjured driver was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for driving while intoxicated.
Many fire hydrants being installed from Arrow Head Rd (below the flats) to the “sub”.
Pictures below display the works going into the ground to supply pressurized water for fire hydrants and subdivision development.
Last photograph is at Senkulmen Park north of Oliver – site of gas station and Tim Horton’s.
A time of growth and progress for Oliver, Area C and Osoyoos Indian Band – community partners.
Oliver Parks and Recreation is celebrating a successful breakfast held for Canada’s 150th Birthday. Our Pancake Breakfast was very popular this year with a total of 550 guests coming to have a meal, view the Community’s Canada 150 Fund Mosaic, and enjoy a piece of cake provided by the Town of Oliver.
We kicked the July 1st event off at 8:30AM by having the Oliver Legion Branch raise the flag. At 9:30AM we had MP Richard Cannings and Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes unveil Oliver Community’s Canada 150 Fund Mosaic. Also present for the unveiling was Area C Director Terry Schafer, Councillor Maureen Doerr, Councillor Jack Bennest, Councillor Larry Schwartzenberger, Councillor Petra Veintimilla.
After the Mosaic Unveiling, Lori Martine’s Sage Valley Voices and the OES Canadiana Chorus presented a shortened version of their “My Canada” performance. Guests enjoyed listening to the chorus, as well as a few interactive sets where the choir mixed with the audience to create a group sing-along. Members of the community were also encouraged to take advantage of Canada Day activities at the Community Centre such as Free Tennis with the Tennis Club and the Pool’s Loonie Swim.
The Staff and Society of Oliver Parks and Recreation would like to thank their dedicated volunteers for helping to make this event an all-around success from set-up to greeting and serving. Thank you to: Pat Aldridge, Linda Brooks, Doris and Ian Gray, Cody Isted, June Johnston, Polly Mckay, Linda Magoffin, Cathy Pidduck, Ingrid Plattmann, Carol and Dale Young, the Youth with a Mission Global Gateway group, society members – Larry Clarke, Shiela Lange, and Dennis Magoffin. A huge thank you to Jose Rodrigues from Azorean Catering for being our pancake breakfast chef. This event would not have been possible without the help of so many hands.
Thank you also to Chief Administrative Officer, Cathy Cowan, and Corporate Officer Diane Vaykovich for working hard at bringing Oliver’s Canada 150 Fund Mosaic to the Hall to be displayed and for ordering delicious birthday cake to celebrate Canadas 150th.
Shauna Isted/ Recreation Assistant – Oliver Parks and Recreation