Eastside – Coffee – ice cream, flowers…. and much more to come……….
Park Drive & Eastside Avenue – the new look
The neighbourhood shows up for soft opening at 3pm Wednesday – more to come
Today the district the municipality announced that Anthony Haddad was hired for the role, effective Aug. 20. Haddad has more than 10 years of senior management experience in local government, post-secondary and private companies.
At present, he is the director of development services for the City of Penticton. His portfolio there includes economic development, planning and land use, bylaw services, land management and development infrastructure.
Here are some photos on our patio…..
I have a question. Have you heard any buzz about the elm beetles that are invading the area or is it just my place? Over the past 15 years or so the river dyke has been invaded by the Russian Elm tree, which is now somehow green space and highly protected, and the past few years we have been invaded by the Elm beetle.
This year has become unbearable. We cannot sit outside as it rains beetles in the slightest breeze. Literally clouds of them! They are invading the inside of our house! We are thinking we may have to evacuate and yet we are trying to host a wedding in the next two weeks for our daughter. It’s really tough! Have you heard anything in your circle of influence? Just wondering if there is any gov’t agency able to help with this type of situation?
“We dusted the gazebo with diatomaceous earth which organically smothers them takes time and leaves everything coated in the earth.”
As soon as you clean up they fly back in from around. Right now the river dyke is raining Beetles if you walk down there. I have a couple photos of the trees that have grown up along the dike in front of our home. We are not allowed to cut them down yet we have to deal with the repercussions. We have just caulked around our entire home but it seems they still fly in through the vent for the attic.
At the garden centre they’re everywhere………………….. they particularly like to hide in bunches under leaves wherever it is a bit cooler. The sales office is covered in them. When you pick up a plant or shrub they fall out in handfuls. They like to conglomerate in small dark cracks so when you open a door they all tumble down on you.
I could go on but it makes me angry and sad.
The RDOS just passes the buck to the flood control department and they just shrug it off like there’s nothing they can do.
From what I read, the best thing to do is get rid of the Russian elm.
Quote of the week – Monday night
Mayor Martin Johansen said” they need to craft a clear message, “not vague and generalized,” about the deteriorating staffing at the hospital and resulting uptick in ER closures in recent months.”
Oliver will be submitting a request for a meeting with Dix regarding the emergency room staffing along with the Town of Osoyoos, which also relies on the SOGH services. “
New open burning rules to protect people’s health, the environment
VICTORIA – Changes to when and where open burning can take place will help protect British Columbia’s air quality and people’s health by reducing fine particulate matter pollution.
The new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation will come into effect on Sept. 15, 2019, in advance of the fall burning season. The new rules will oversee the open burning of logging slash and other vegetative debris. These rules will replace an outdated, one-size-fits-all regulation for burning throughout the province, regardless of the location or reason for burning.
“People and communities deserve to have clean air,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “That’s why we are putting new rules in place that will lessen health impacts and allow everyone to breathe a little easier. We are also incentivizing the use of newer and cleaner technology with rules that give more flexibility if advanced burning technology is used to cut pollution.”
New requirements to improve the protection of community air quality include more stringent rules in areas near communities, including shorter burn periods and a requirement to dry out debris, as well as larger setbacks from neighbours, schools and hospitals.
Open burning is the largest source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution in the province. It contributes to poor air quality in communities and has a wide range of health impacts. Open burning contributes as much PM2.5 as transportation, wood heating and the wood-processing industry combined.
“Poor air quality can take a terrible toll on people living with respiratory and underlying health issues,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer. “Given the difficult wildfire seasons our province has faced in recent years, initiatives like this to improve air quality are important, especially to seniors and children who are often the most at risk.”
Additionally, the new regulation allows communities more flexibility to conduct controlled burning to reduce fire hazards that could make them vulnerable to larger wildfires. Guidance documents are being finalized and will be available online in advance of the fall burning season, along with more information on the regulation.