Archives for March 8, 2018
Afshin Maleki Ighani, 45 – Two incidents at Okanagan Correctional Centre – Ighani is facing counts of assault with a weapon and counts of assault causing bodily harm. Peter Beckett was stabbed as well as David McHale, both inmates. (45371)
Crown counsel, John Swanson seeking to fix a date for a 1 day long preliminary inquiry. Judge Greg Koturbash told defence counsel, Michael Patterson, that Kelowna is out as to a change of venue. The judge stated clearly that the provincial government had built a prison within the court’s jurisdiction and it was time for all to adjust to that fact.
It had been stated that there were concerns about having the victims and the person charged in the same room together. Koturbash says this will not be the last time a similar situation comes up and “we must learn to deal with it”.
No date determined for next appearance. Court records indicate a review by the court manager on March 12th.
Brian Douglas Louie, 39 – Incident February 24 – Four counts: Assault, Assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, break and enter with intent (45640)
Defence council, Nelson Selamaj, stated to the court “my client says he didn’t do it and has an alibi witness” and asked that the RCMP be notified to conduct an interview.
The matter adjourned till Friday morning.
The 14th Wine Capital of Canada 55+ Hockey Tournament kicks off today at the Oliver Arena and will run until Saturday afternoon.
There are 76 players from around BC, Alberta, Washington State and as far away as New Mexico.
Players range in age 52 to 88.
We have at least one player who has been here for all previous tournaments, 21 first timers to this tournament, and our first female player to participate in this tournament. Players will play 3 games, 1 each day.
There are winery, brewery, and distillery tours. A meet and greet social and a banquet.
Over the years, we have had visitors from our partners in Honduras and Nepal, but never from our newest partners in Burkina Faso. This is about to change!
Charles Tankoano, Executive Director, of Association d’Appui a la Promotion du Developpement Durable des Communautes (APDC) is coming to Oliver next week.
He will be speaking to groups at schools throughout the Okanagan and Kamloops, and will be here on Wednesday, March 14 to talk at 7 pm. The location will be the welcome area (upstairs) at Christ the King Catholic Church on 6044 Spartan Street.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, directly north of Ghana. Formerly called Upper Volta, the country lies in the savanna and Sahel zones – the wide band of semi-arid grasslands that separates the Sahara desert from the forested areas to the south.
Subsistence farming is the main activity. Our partner, APDC, works with villagers in small villages to improve farm land, to increase vegetable growing activity and animal husbandry, to train women to improve maternal health and infant nutrition, and to start savings and micro credit groups to enable small business development. The WNC/APDC partnership started in 2008 and now has programs working in 18 small villages.
Judy and Peter Gray, WNC board members from Kamloops, have visited Burkina Faso and the project areas 3 times in the past few years and have some amazing photos of the area, the people and the work. Between Judy’s pictures and Charles stories, it promises to be a fun and interesting evening.
All are welcome. Bring a friend. There is no charge. Hope to see you there.
“We had around 20 people out for the input session, and I was happy to see that just over half of those who attended were local youth.
After a short presentation about how skate park design has changed over the past decade including all the different styles of parks and ideas on how to incorporate art, sponsor recognition and landscaping, Jason from New Line Skate parks opened up a discussion to gather input on whether the concept design done back in 2014 still reflected the needs and wants of today’s park users.
There was some great input from the youth in attendance and sharing of specific modification ideas, and in the end it was determined that the park should still be a “street-style” design that could accommodate all ages, abilities and small wheels (skateboard, longboard, scooter, rollerblades, bikes) and that the design needed some updating to increase the range of difficulty and “flow” from feature to feature.
Next steps include the geotechnical report on the current site and a return trip to Oliver by New Line to present the updated park design for final input from the community and approval by the Society.
The target for the next presentation of the design is May 27th to coincide with an awareness event being planned at Lion’s Park.
The next fundraiser for the park is the Community Garage Sale being held at the Oliver Arena on Saturday May 19th.
Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre
This position is ideal for the person who is looking to supplement their income, or those who are semi-retired.
The Safe Home Worker provides support to women and children leaving abusive relationships.
Responsibilities include intake and assessment, crisis intervention. Safe Home Workers collaborate with the RCMP, Victim Services, and other agencies. Qualifications: life experience, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, to be confidential, flexible and positive.
A current criminal record check will be required.
Prospective employees must reside in the Oliver/Osoyoos area.
Closing date: Open posting
Send resumes to Marieze Tarr
Job Type: Casual