Archives for March 25, 2019
A reminder that Suresh Shrestha and Govinda Ghimire, from Nepal, will be talking to all interested people and supporters tomorrow, Monday the 25th, at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Oliver at 7 pm.
Water and Sanitation for All
World Neighbours Canada Society (WNCS) was formed in Oliver in the late 1980’s to help alleviate poverty and to improve lives of people in selected areas of the world. We have worked in Nepal, in the region of Ramechhap, since 1990, with our partner NGO, Tamakoshi Sewa Sameti (TSS), and in that period, have facilitated the installation of over 200 water systems and over 20,000 toilets.
In 2016, TSS and WNCS committed to working on a Global Affairs Canada funded project (2016-2020) to decrease child and maternal mortality. To this end, over the last 4 years, TSS has worked with communities to install over 4,000 latrines and 9 gravity-fed water system across the region.
In 2015, massive earthquakes rocked Nepal and one of the major epicentres was in the district of Ramechhap. While TSS was working with villages to install water systems, those same villages were working to rebuild lives. Over 85% of houses in Ramechhap were rendered unlivable after the earthquake. World Neighbours raised over $45,000 in a one time appeal to help in the immediate aftermath of that event and much of the money came from the South Okanagan.
The Oliver Community Arts Council is proud to present the Wine Capital Art Walk as part of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival! There are a number of changes this year, many at the request of previous years’ artists: new venue, new day of the week, new time, and new options for barrel artists!
The main event occurs on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. Artists in a variety of media can Display and / or Demonstrate their best work, sharing space with businesses on Station Street (one block on either side of the Fairview Road intersection). The art walk will also include wine tastings, live music, draws, children’s art activities, food vendors, and live art demonstrations.
One of the main attractions at the Wine Capital Art Walk is the Wine Barrel Art demonstration and silent auction, running Tuesday May 7 – Saturday May 11. The live art event features up to 15 skilled artists who transform wine barrels into cherished works of art. Artists may choose to prepare at home up to a month in advance, OR work during the period May 7 – 11 between the hours of 10 – 4 p.m. on Station Street. Their activity is entertaining, educational and also promotes the art walk later in the week. Silent auction bids are accepted by email and onsite and the finished barrels are sold to the highest bidders on the Saturday afternoon. New barrel artist co-ordinator is Tiffany Beckedorf. See Barrel Art entry form and the terms and guidelines for details.
NOTE: Barrel art is super for a group activity or as a fundraiser for an organization. Try getting your group together to maximize the fun!
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Document pasted on a Facebook page for Willowbrook Community
As a courtesy I contacted Parks BC – Wendy Pope, Area Supervisor who advised me to contact a government PR or media contact. I also advised the local MLA and Area C Regional Director.
“Unauthorized dredging in Myer’s Flat could lead to provincial and/or federal charges being laid” said Pope.
Quick question – have local residents ever dredged in the park before?
The park established in 2001 runs from the community across Goldtau Rd to the power lines south at Secrest.
“The belief that Myer’s Flats is “backing up” water into the Willowbrook Community is false” says Pope.
Pope does say the Flats act as a sponge – the wetlands attenuates flow in Sportsman’s Bowl (holds water and slowly releases it.
BC Parks say that Ecora Engineering is in the process of conducting a hydrological assessment of Kearns Creek and Park Rill Creek and the effects of high flow to the lower valley floor.
If dredging were found to be necessary or recommended – this work would be done and supervised by the Province of BC.
As a matter of record – last year in the Willowbrook subdivision – residents did tear up streets to allow a greater flow through undersized culverts that had not be clean in many years. Argo Rd Maintenance did not take issue with this action. The province of BC was the only body that worked on flow in the BC Park at Goldtau Rd.
|Today||Showers ending this morning then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Snow level 1500 metres. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High 12.|
|Tonight||Showers. Snow level 1600 metres. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low 7.|
|Tue, 26 Mar||Showers ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Snow level 1200 metres. Wind south 20 km/h. High 12.|
|Wed, 27 Mar||Sunny. High 10.|
Weather watchers on ODN – the environment Canada widget is on the bottom of the right hand button column.
Seems to work fine on my small computer screen but not on a large wide one. How does it work for you?