Archives for October 18, 2017
Penticton RCMP continue their investigation into the case of missing 92 year old Mary Ruth Esta who is suspected to have lost her life in a Lakeside Road house fire on October 11th. Esta’s remains have not been located following an extensive search of the debris from the fire and the police have an active missing person file open.
“Due to her age and medical condition it is unlikely that she could have got out, and we understand that it may be unlikely that she is ever located”, advised Esta’s step-son Rick Gammer, “Our family is very appreciative of the efforts of all first responders and realize what a difficult job it is for them.”
The Penticton RCMP have no reason to suspect foul play or criminality at this time and continue to work with the family to explore possible investigative avenues.
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth Penticton RCMP
ODN asked the question; Where is she ? An honest and forthright question. No one knows. It’s a mystery – how can a 92 year old woman die in a fire and leave no trace. She had been seen 3 hours before the fire by family members. Those in the Penticton Fire Department and local RCMP detachment involved in the search should be commended for their dedication.
There is an answer – someone is not talking!
The Osoyoos RCMP apprehended a male allegedly connected to ongoing thefts in the Osoyoos area on Tuesday.On the morning of October 17, 2017, residents of Osoyoos would have noticed a large presence of police on Lakeshore Drive. Members of the Osoyoos RCMP assisted by Oliver RCMP and Penticton RCMP Police Dog Services responded to a male committing thefts.
The male is well known to police and has been criminally active over the last several weeks throughout the South Okanagan.After an extensive foot pursuit and search through vineyards as well as thick brush, the accused, a 24 year old male of no fixed address was arrested. He is being remanded in custody and will appear in court in Penticton on Friday, October 20, 2017. He faces numerous theft and possession of stolen property charges.
The Osoyoos RCMP is looking for the owner of a large black coloured tool box with a
Lordco sticker on it along with that of an aluminum tool box which were seized during this investigation. Both tool boxes fit into the rear of a pickup box. If you are missing a tool box that fits these descriptors please contact the Osoyoos RCMP at (250)495-7236 and quote file 2017-5924.
Sgt. Jay (Jason) D. Bayda
Area Commander – Osoyoos Det.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Obituary for the late Larry Gordon Clarke
May 21, 1964 – October 13, 2017
On Friday, October 13, 2017, Mr. Larry Gordon Clarke of Oliver passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 53 years.
He was predeceased by his mother Verna Kay Clarke; father Robert Frank Campbell and brother James “Tony” Campbell.
Larry will be fondly remembered by his loving family including siblings Virginia (Charles), Helen (Geg), Ralph (Jane), Rose-Anne (Gary), Cindy (Craig), Leslie (Terry), William, Janet, Sandra, and Robert; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Over the years, Larry worked for General Coach, Platinum Bench Winery and Hester Creek Winery. He was very generous with his time and volunteered for many years with the Oliver Parks and Recreation, Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre and was a one time member of the Oliver Kinsmen.
‘Uncle Icky’ was well loved by his many nephews, nieces as well as great nephews and nieces. His passions included photography, old cars, music and wine.
In Lieu of lowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Desert Sun Counselling.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday October 20, 2017 at the Oliver Community Centre.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.
High winds have toppled seven large pine trees in Skaha Lake Park, according to the City of Penticton.
The park was closed Tuesday afternoon for public safety, but has since reopened.
“Staff have secured the areas where the trees are down or are leaning,” community engagement coordinator JoAnne Kleb said.
“All other areas have been reopened for visitors,” who are being asked to avoid the secured areas, Kleb said.
A hockey court was also damaged by one of the falling trees.
The City of Penticton says staff will clean up the trees Wednesday and reopen the remaining areas of the park.
High winds were also a problem in Summerland, where the winds blew over a tree in Memorial Park, and caused power outages in some areas of the city. On Prairie Valley Road near Cartwright Mountain, a tree struck a power line.
Source: City of Penticton pix, Castanet and Black Press digital files
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