Getting to work on Island Rd.
First two pix on property Global Gateway (Beaver Lodge)
Photographer Gail Blidook – the Park Rill Creek and old West Arm of Okanagan River join north of the locations pictured in this series.
Mark Woods, Community Services Manager at the RDOS says the level of water impounded behind the roadway (Secrest Hill Rd) has dropped 6 feet from its high point in the past when residents were evacuated below in Sportsman Bowl. At the moment two pumps are assisting the enhanced flow of three culverts funneling water over the falls.
Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness (BC government) stands next to Mark Woods at a media briefing this morning in Penticton.
Picture, video and content source: Castanet
Well attended and the crowd was treated to a tour of the grounds and a tribute from Allan Patton.
With private donations and cheques from Rotary and the Cherry Growers Association over $8,000.00 was raised for Loose Bay in memory of Greg.
A special, memorable evening.
Submitted by Terry Schafer
So far only a limited amount of water going through. Theory: Old culvert is doing its job with its creek “armoured”. No need at this time.
Pumps are increasing amount of water flowing south to river and recent work to clear obstructions is helping with the flow.
Pictures 6am Wednesday
In this picture are some of the Youth leaders and some of the youth care members who have raised $1000 for a Water Project in Sudan.
Upcoming events include a car wash this Saturday May 5th from 10-2pm at Dr. Ng’s parking lot as well as helping with the Dog Walk with the Lions Club on Sunday May 27th.
Youth leaders in this picture are: (L-R)
Marlysse Trampf, Larissa Ingbritson-Hunt, Tyson Marsel, Neha Chahal, and Simi Gill
Photo and story submitted by Marji Basso (OES)
Reduction of Properties on Evacuation Order
Due to the flood armouring works that have been undertaken in the area, the Evacuation Order for the community of Tulameen has been reduced (by 133 homes) to only the following civic addresses.
These properties remain on Evacuation Order as shown in red on map below:
2650 OTTER AVE
2656 OTTER AVE
2662 OTTER AVE
2664 OTTER AVE
2668 OTTER AVE
2669 OTTER AVE
2670 OTTER AVE
2665 NICOLA AVE
2663 NICOLA AVE
2669 NICOLA AVE
2661 NICOLA AVE
2673 NICOLA AVE
2675 NICOLA AVE
142 SIXTH ST
2659 STRATHCONA AVE
The majority of properties within the affected area remain on Evacuation Alert.
Electoral Area “D” Division – Confirmed!
The RDOS has been advised that the new Lieutenant Governor has approved the Order in Council which sees the division of Electoral Area “D” into two separate Electoral Areas. This division will officially come into effect this October at election time, where residents of the new Area “I” will have the opportunity to vote in their new electoral director.
What does this mean for residents?
New Boundary: The new electoral Area “D” includes the communities on the east side of Skaha Lake – Okanagan Falls, Skaha Estates, Heritage Hills, Upper Carmi and Vaseux Lake. The new electoral Area “I” includes the communities on the west side of Skaha Lake – Kaleden, Twin Lakes, St. Andrews, Marron Valley and Apex.
Additional Electoral Area Director: there will be an additional director on the RDOS Board. This new director will be voted in at the upcoming elections this October.
New Directors Represent Smaller Population: The existing Area “D” is made up of a number of unique communities and is currently the largest RDOS electoral area in terms of population, which can make it a challenge for one electoral area director to represent all of the area at the RDOS Board. Now with the creation of two electoral areas, the electoral directors will have increased capacity to attend meetings across the area and will be able to better understand and represent the views of the residents and property owners.