Archives for August 2, 2017
Police were called to the lake at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday – for a report of a deceased male in the water.
“To date the investigation has confirmed that the 37-year-old man was seen entering the water while swimming earlier that day, however was not noted as missing until later that day,” Oliver RCMP Sgt. Blaine Gervais said in a press release.
The man’s body was recovered from the lake and his death is not considered suspicious.
Police have turned over the investigation to the BC Coroners Service.
The incident occurred at the north end of Rotary Beach.
From Fisheries and Oceans Canada
FN0758-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Region 8 – Osoyoos Lake – No Fishing for Salmon – Reminder
In 2017, fishing for salmon is closed on Osoyoos Lake.
The current count of Okanagan Sockeye past Wells Dam is 41,323. This value is
well below the 80,000 required to initiate a recreational opportunity as
indicated in the 2017/2018 South Coast Salmon – Integrated Fisheries Management
Plan. There will be no recreational or commercial opportunities in 2017.
Anglers are reminded that there is no fishing for salmon in Skaha Lake.
by Dale Dodge
We got into Wells Gray park on the day they reopened it last week. Still smoky, and not a lot of people around. Very neat place. Helmcken falls – 4th highest in Canada at 141 m high. The other 3 higher falls are also in BC.
by Garry Bogdan
Washington, July 18, 2017. Camping with friends at La Push campgrounds on the Pacific Coast
Boston Pizza International has awarded the Osoyoos franchise to Jason and Amy Bartsch local residents for the past 15 years.
The Bartsch’s were approached by Boston Pizza International in 2016 to consider the opportunity as local franchisees for the Osoyoos restaurant. At that time, Boston Pizza had negotiated a deal with the Watermark Beach Resort as the site of the restaurant.
Mike Campol has been appointed General Manager.
The Osoyoos Boston Pizza has begun construction, awarded to local builder Carl Buckendahl and is scheduled to open for our guests in late 2017. Having grown up in Osoyoos, Buckendahl is excited to build this unique Boston Pizza. “I’m looking forward to visiting the restaurant after it’s open and enjoying it with my family and friends, and it’s even more exciting to be chosen to build it.”
From Rick Knodel (Alternate to Area C Director)
Re: Fortis and the two tier power supply charges
Sorry for delay in reply
I believe about 25 attended with 5 from the RDOS, Linda Larson told me she would have two people attending on her behalf also.
It has in both the last meetings been made apparent that the two tier system is causing untold hardship on many who have no choice but to rely on electricity for their heating needs.
Fortis and the Utility commission were aware that the first tier was not sustainable by those who heat with electricity thereby discriminating against the mostly rural customers, and the second tier is used to subsidize their natural gas customers. This has caused increased usage in nonenvironmentally friendly heating and in some cases dangerous practices out of financial need. This is totally against the Governments policies.
Just for the record, Fortis did grudgingly admit that their return on equity was 9.1% not bad, better than any pension plans out there.
I am told that a motion will be put to the RDOS board to apply for intervenor status in the proceedings to follow.
This is a bad time for such important meeting with regard to the rural areas as this is an incredibly busy time for them. I will have more on this topic in the future.
On July 31st, 2017 at 04:40 PM Oliver RCMP were called to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 97 at Gallagher Lake just North of Oliver. The three occupants of both vehicles suffered serious but non life threatening injuries and were transported to the Hospital. While at the scene members were advised of a second motor vehicle collision that had just occurred near the same location involving two other motor vehicles. The occupants suffered no serious injuries in the second collision.