Challenger ARLOW, Arlene – 284 votes
By ROY WOOD
The first-time candidate who finished atop the race for town council in Osoyoos attributed his success to “door-knocking, plain and simple.”
Councillor-elect Brian Harvey said in an interview this evening that he knocked on doors in every neighbourhood and had a lot of people say: “You’re the only one who’s knocked on my door. I’m going to vote for you.”
He said as newcomer to council, his priority will be to “learn where the levers are” so the council can move ahead with its agenda.
The other new face at the table will be Myers Bennett, who finished fourth in the race for four seats. He said in an interview his priority will be to get to know the other councillors and the staff. “It’s a team thing, you know.”
Bennett is well known in the community as a member of the chamber of commerce and Rotary and other community involvement.
Harvey finished with 1,004 votes. Incumbents JC Rhodes and Jim King came next, with 1,000 and 965 votes respectively. Bennett captured 686 votes.
The other candidates were: Jane Long 523; Shelley McIntyre 457; Sherani Theophilus 390; Kenny Music 349; and Si Murseli 329.
Mayor Sue McKortoff breezed to re-election, swamping comic-relief candidate Doug Pederson 1,379 to 162.
In the run for two school board seats in Osoyoos, incumbent Casey Brouwer was returned with 1,015 votes.
Brenda Dorosz* finished at the top of the poll with 1,274 votes. She is well known in town, having led the fight to save Osoyoos Secondary School from closure in 2016.
Penny Dupperon received 730 votes for school trustee.
Ron Obirek took on a legend and has the numbers to prove his victory.
Area D separated into two parts – One side of lake (Heritage Hills, Ok Falls to Vaseux Lake)
Bill Schwarz 153
Rod Penway 185
In other races in the RDOS
Area G Ollala Hedley – Tim Roberts
Area I Skaha West – Subrina Monteith
Area E – Naramata – Karla Kozakevich
Area F – un decided
Area H Bob Coyne
Area B – George Bush
Area A – Mark Pendergraft
Area C – Rick Knodel
Toni Boot has been elected mayor of Summerland.
The one-term councillor edged out fellow councillor Janet Peake.
She will be joined by new comers Doug Patan and Martin Van Alphen. And
Erin Trainer, Doug Holmes, Erin Carlson and Richard Barkwill elected in 2014 along with Boot.
Andrew Jakubeit dumped as Mayor
Former Councillor John Vassilaki is the Mayor Elect
His Council a blend of experience and competence
Jake Kimberley, Frank Regehr, Judy Sentes, Campbell Watt, Katie Robinson, Julius Bloomfield.
Always a winner
Oliver has a new Mayor
Protest candidate always
Chosen to lead
Made it a race
Pictures shown here – are of new people elected
Osoyoos School Trustees – two to be elected
XCasey Brouwer 1015
Penny Dupperon 730
Oliver Water Councillors – two to be elected
XRick Machial 251
Andre Miller 145
David Machial 204
Rural Oliver – Area C Director RDOS
XDirector Elect Rick Knodel 629
Randy Toor 373
Mayor of Oliver
Ron Hovanes 719
XMayor Elect – Martin Johansen 879
Mayor of Osoyoos
X Suzan McKortoff 1379
Doug Pederson 162
X Petra Veintimilla 1217
X David Mattes 1076
X Larry Schwartzenberger 913
Maureen Doerr 778
Dermott Hutton 748
Regular Council – Osoyoos 4 to be elected
XJim King 963
XC.J. Rhodes 1000
XMyers Bennett 686
Location: 2831 McKinney Rd
Oliver Fire Department dispatched at 10:43 am Saturday to a report of a structure fire on OIB land up the road to Baldy.
Spokesman Rob Graham said two pumpers and a tender sent to the fire which heavily damaged a house. No one was home at the time.
Owner Aaron Stelkia says a furnace was in the part of the home damaged. Other parts were saved.
Graham said the fire was coming through the roof of the vinyl clad home on the south side. The north half of the house is still standing.
“It took a bit of time to gain control” said Graham
More than the music, the four-time Juno winner for Best Children’s Album Sing with Fred and eight-time nominee’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show “Fred Penner’s Place” receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on the U.S.’s Nickelodeon. Always building on a common theme rooted in integrity and a “belief in what I can do” he has created a lasting impact that crosses the generations and continues to grow.
Canada’s beloved children’s entertainer, Fred Penner kicks off the “Family ShowTime” children’s series at Venables Theatre this October. Millennials will fondly remember Penner crawling through a log to the enchanting land where his CBC television show took place. A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 45 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication.
Penner’s diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. And whether it’s through CDs, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same: absolute trust that his work can make a difference.
Joined by long-time cohort Paul O’Neill, Penner headlines the inaugural “Family ShowTime” series which includes Alex Zerbe: The Professional Zaniac, DuffleBag Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty and Axé Capoeira. “Family ShowTime” is presented by Venables Theatre with the support of the Community Presenters Assistance program (of the BC Arts Council and BC Touring Council) along with Tinhorn Creek and the Coast Oliver Hotel.
Fred Penner will warm our hearts on the Venables stage Friday October 26 at 6:30. Series tickets are only $40 for all four shows or individual show tickets can be purchased for $12.50. Tickets and more information can be found at www.venablestheatre.ca
Penner is joined by long-time cohort Paul O’Neill on bass and back-up guitar.https://www.venablestheatre.ca/
Family ShowTime Series on sale now!
All four shows for only $40
Fred Penner- Friday October 26
Alex Zerbe- Friday January 25
Sleeping Beauty: Dufflebag Theatre- March 1
Axé Capoeira- May 10
Individual tickets $12.50
All pre-election day voting is complete – time to wrap up this municipal/water, regional and school board election.
This was a four year cycle – first time ever in BC
Vote at the Oliver Community Hall 8am to 8pm
Vote at the Sonora Centre in Osoyoos 8m to 8pm
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