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A very essential set of control organs in our body is the endocrine system. It is a communication network that uses chemical messengers called hormones to reach every cell by way of the blood stream. The pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, thymus, hypothalamus, adrenal, ovaries and testes glands are part of this system. The hormones maintain a liveable level of salt, water and sugar in your body. They produce physical growth and sexual maturation and have a lot to do with powerful emotions like affection, anger, joy and despair.
Without the controls and communication paths of the nervous and endocrine systems the human body could not function. It is absolutely marvelous how every part of the human body works together in a complicated but coordinated way. I know very little about all this but I do know that such a complex, intricate mechanism came by design, not chance. Praise the Lord!
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“I can confirm that we will be proceeding with the staffing of the Area Commander for Osoyoos Detachment. At this time I cannot say for sure that it will be via promotion or lateral movement.”
Superintendent K.J.P. Hewco
O.I.C. Penticton, South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment.
Present commander of the Osoyoos Detachment Sgt. Randall Bosch is on a medical leave.
Interim OIC is Cpl. Jason Bayda.
Regional top cop, Superintendent Kevin Hewco told directors at the Regional District today:
Most areas are seeing some action in commercial thefts and B and E’s.
Of particular note was a problem in rural Osoyoos and rural Oliver – theft of heavy equipment. He could not elaborate and asked that the local detachments be contacted.
Hewco was asked about two provincially funded officer positions to carry the workload at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) when it opens next year. He said he had extensive conversations with Corrections BC in Kamloops on the typical size of the workload looking into prison crime, doing DNA testing and other investigations required by detachments province wide.
He said he had not heard back yet but had submitted a lengthy business case for those two positions.
Superintendent Hewco mentioned the number of fraud cases – mostly complaints about seniors getting bilked by telephone con men. He told the story of recently getting an email on his RCMP communications from the same people saying you have a tax credit from Revenue Canada. He said it proves the con-men will try anyone and it is important not to talk to people you don’t know that want money or your personal information.
Shooting Pool ©
I loved to watch the guys play pool at the Hub and the Orchard Café. In the early years, girls were not allowed into the pool halls so we had to be content to just watch.
Dad and Bob Wheeler were pretty good friends and sometimes when there was no one around Bob would let me into the back and Dad began to teach me to shoot pool. My Dad was a terrific pool player and had won many tournaments over the years. I guess some things are passed down because I ended up to be a pretty good pool player by the time I started working at the Legion.
I had a strange shift. I worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 am to 1 am and had four days off “on call” for Saturday night.
From 11 am until about 2 pm it was pretty quiet so I would do my cleaning, get the bar ready and the cooler stocked and then I would play pool. This was my favourite time as Billy Raincock would come in by himself and he and I would play. Billy told me that next to my Dad, he was probably the next best player in town and I believed him.
We would spend hours fine tuning my game. He kept at me to improve my bank shots…I failed math so angles were “greek” to me so Billy tried another approach. There was a light over the pool table and he showed me where the light hit the balls and to take my pool cue and follow the angle. It didn’t take long and I finally got it! He also taught me to “run” the ball down the side of the table to get a difficult shot.
The first time there was a tournament Dad and Billy drew straws to see who I would be partners with and Dad won! We were pretty hot that night and ended up winning the tournament and a few bucks to boot!
For my birthday that year, the staff and some of the regular guys chipped in and bought me a fancy pool cue and hard case! I was in my glory!
Because I learned to play on the huge tables at the Orchard, the pool table at the Legion was a breeze and I played regularly in all the tournaments winning several of them. I remember the night that I FINALLY beat my Dad! The guys were all cheering and even Dad was pretty happy! I didn’t beat him very often because he was so good!
When my Uncle Bill Shaw passed away we had the reception downstairs in the Legion as he had served overseas and the Legion generously allowed us the use of their facilities even though Uncle Bill was not a member.
My sweet little cousin Kevin Shaw from Leduc, Alberta was there and was telling everyone who listened that he was going to the Pool Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada which was no small deal. His Dad, my cousin Bill suggested that Kevin ask me for a game of pool. Kevin asked me and said not to feel bad when I lose because he was the best in Alberta!
My Uncle Gordon decided to walk down and watch the game and give me some moral support. No need…I had things well in hand and part way through the game Uncle Gordon went and got Dad to come and watch because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
Kevin soon realized that I was not a beginner and by the middle of the game he knew he was in big trouble. I proceeded to clean the table and he threw his cue stick against the wall and said “Wow…I better cancel my trip to Las Vegas if a GIRL can beat me!” Poor Kevin, I think I destroyed his dream of being the best pool player in the world!!
Category(s): RECREATIONAL – Salmon
Subject: FN0694-RECREATIONAL – SALMON: Region 8 – Sockeye opportunity in Osoyoos Lake
Effective 00:01 hours July 29, 2016 until further notice, during daylight hours only, in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of the bridge at Highway No. 3 (North Basin), you may retain two (2) sockeye per day.
A review of in season information on sockeye abundance and environmental conditions in Osoyoos Lake will be conducted on August 10, 2016 or sooner to determine duration of the fishery.
This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement. The on-line version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please browse:
Anglers are reminded that there is no fishing for Salmon in Skaha Lake.
Variation Order Number: 2016-330.
Daylight Hours refers to (One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset)
The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4)
Single, barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters of BC
Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at (800) 465-4336.
For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-FISH.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center
July 20, 2016 at 1028
Cst. Amit Goyal, formerly from Osoyoos has been suspended with pay since June 2013. His hearing was originally set for 2015 but being rescheduled repeatedly.*
Goyal’s hearing was set to begin in Federal Court in Vancouver on Monday, July 25, 2016 but now re-scheduled again until September.
Goyal has never been charged with a criminal offence. This is a disciplinary hearing.
*Mar 4, 2016 / 12:54 pm
UPDATE: 3:42 p.m.: According to Staff Sgt. Julie Gagnon with RCMP national media relations, the hearing for Goyal won’t be taking place on March 8. Gagnon said in a statement that every effort is made for adjudication board hearings to be scheduled in a timely manner.
Hearing set for Goyal
Jan 6, 2016 / 12:30 pm
A conduct hearing is now set to take place in March for an RCMP officer, who was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos detachment. The date of the recently scheduled hearing for Const. Amit Goyal, which was not on the list as of late December, is March 8 in Vancouver.
No hearing yet for Goyal
Dec 31, 2015 / 4:20 pm
As 2015 draws to a close, there is still no word on a conduct hearing for Const. Amit Goyal, who was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment. Two prior conduct hearings set for July 28 and then Aug. 31 in Vancouver, never happened.
Goyal hearing rescheduled
Jul 28, 2015 / 6:25 pm
A conduct hearing for a suspended Osoyoos RCMP officer has been re-scheduled to Aug. 31. The hearing for Const. Amit Goyal was previously set for today, July 28, in Vancouver. Goyal was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment in June of 2013, but the reason why not confirmed
Cops confirm Goyal suspended with pay
Nov 14, 2013 / 12:00 pm
The RCMP has confirmed that Osoyoos RCMP Cst. Amit Goyal was suspended with pay. RCMP E Division spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen released the information this week, but little is known about the reason for the suspension or where he is.
Three years with pay
Mar 9, 2016 / 3:16 pm
There’s still no word on when a disciplinary hearing will be held for a disgraced Osoyoos RCMP officer. Const. Amit Goyal was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos detachment in June 2013 and is yet to face a hearing.
Hearing for cop
Apr 4, 2016 / 10:42 am
A new hearing date has been set for an Osoyoos RCMP officer. Const. Amit Goyal was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos detachment in June 2013 and, after multiple delays and cancelled hearings, a new date has been set for July 25.
Ex-cop’s hearing delayed
Sep 4, 2015 / 4:39 pm
A conduct hearing for former Osoyoos RCMP Const. Amit Goyal has been adjourned. Goyal was originally supposed to appear in Vancouver on July 28, but the hearing was rescheduled to Aug. 31. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen said he didn’t have a reason for the adjournment
Hearing for suspended cop
Jun 19, 2015 / 9:40 am
A conduct hearing for a suspended Osoyoos RCMP officer is slated for July in Vancouver. The hearing for Cst. Amit Goyal is set for July 28. Goyal was suspended with pay from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment in June of 2013.
The 333,997 sockeye counted at Bonneville Dam is the 5th highest through July 14th since at least 1938
The record is 580,500 fish counted through July 14, 2014.
It appears a large portion of this year’s run is headed to the Okanogan River.
199,689 of the 269,714 fish counted at Rock Island Dam have passed Rocky Reach Dam (above the Wenatchee River).
The 2016 preseason expectations to the mouth of the Columbia were 57,800 Wenatchee and 41,700 Okanogan stock.
Source: Seattle Times.
Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application – fron CT1 Tourist Commercial to RSM1 Residential Manufactured Homes
Staff recommend to approve
Owner: South Okanagan Ventures Ltd.
Approved by APC with a note endorsing the 30 metre riparian buffer on the riverside and the creek side.
The development is consistent with the area plan – adds to an existing quality development and increase of 27 single family lots to a total of 127
Development Variance Permit Application
To increase allowable height of garage from 4.5 metres to 6.88 metres
To construct large RV garage
Staff recommend to deny
Owner: John Hofman 224 Circle Drive
Approved by APC with two provisos: 1. that the garage be redesigned to fit better into the neighbourhood with change of building material and 2. that the neighbours consent to the idea.
Both proposals get final approval at the RDOS board in Penticton.
Reporter Roy Wood
Pot store ban bylaw moving forward quickly
Town council is pushing ahead quickly with the bylaw that bans retail sale of marijuana pending clarification of the federal position on medical sales and the promised legalization of recreational pot use.
Just ahead of a public hearing on the bylaw, council approved an August 9 special public meeting to vote on third reading of the bylaw. First and second readings were approved on July 4.
The decision on the early meeting was in keeping with recommendations from planning director Alain Cunningham, who urged council to “(move) ahead expeditiously in order to:
- Allow council to focus on a long-range, community-based approach to marijuana retailing;
- Reinforce bylaw enforcement and RCMP efforts to control “any proliferating pressures for opening illegal outlets;”
- Head off legal challenges that from existing outlets claiming to have status under a “legal non-conforming” use; and
- Offer clear town messaging to help businesses with their short- and long-term planning.
At the afternoon public hearing, the preponderance of presentations was from advocates in favour of allowing the retail sale of medical marijuana.
Public hearing set for gravel pit duplexes
The residential development of the gravel pit on 92nd Avenue took another step forward Monday as council scheduled a public hearing for August 15 to discuss the related zoning bylaw amendment.
The proposed development calls for 18 duplexes on the property between the Elks hall and Braeburn Crescent. Council has given first and second readings to the amendment bylaw, which will change zoning from high- to low-density residential.
A public meeting sponsored by the developer attracted about 20 people on May 18 at the Sonora Centre.
Written responses from people at the open house were generally favourable toward the development.
Resort funding cheque is in the mail
Osoyoos will receive nearly $400,000 this year under the province’s Resort Municipalities Program.
Council on Monday authorized the mayor and corporate officer to sign a cost-sharing agreement with the province that will trigger the $390,335 payment.
The $10.5-million program provides grants to 14 BC municipalities for projects and programs that add amenities provide a better tourism experience and help promote local tourism.
Projects on the town’s list of projects includes: trail development; interactive signage; beach cleaning; boat trailer parking; downtown revitalization; visitor activity enhancement; waterfront safety; and waterfront enhancement.