Next picture taken at abut 3:30 pm Thursday south of the Falls. Drive shaken up as two vehicles connect.
No details available. Photos by Dave Whalley.
A 22 year old woman, that was reported missing Wednesday evening from a group hike north of Naramata in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, was located this morning after an extensive effort by local Search and Rescue (SAR) teams and the use of the RCMP helicopter.
On Wednesday July 13th 2016 at 850 pm, the Penticton RCMP received a report of a missing hiker from a member of a group of nine hikers that were hiking to the top of Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park.
They went up a challenging trail, when the group outpaced the 22 year old woman and she became separated from the other hikers. When she did not make it to the top with the rest of the group they thought she had returned to their vehicle near the entrance to the trail approximately 6 km down Chute Lake Road. Upon their return to the vehicle they could not find their friend and called the police. Police Officers and 12 SAR team members hiked the route in the dark but were unable to locate the missing female.
This morning, at first light, 14 SAR team members from Princeton, Oliver/Osoyoos, Keremeos and Penticton were on the ground with the support of both an Eclipse and HNZ helicopter for evacuation and personnel transport. The RCMP Helicopter from Kelowna assisted the search with two SAR team members on board and safely located the missing female.
The 22 year old female from Montreal found herself off the trail and was lightly dressed without water. She built herself a temporary shelter for the night and hiked toward Okanagan Lake this morning. Upon hearing the search helicopter, she signalled to it with clothing tied to a branch and was spotted. The helicopter transported her to Penticton Regional Airport where she was met by BC Ambulance personnel and assessed. Aside from being cold last night she had suffered no injuries and did not require further medical attention. Police gave her a ride back to the orchard near Munson Mountain where she is employed as a seasonal worker.
“The RCMP would like to thank all of our dedicated Search and Rescue volunteers who assisted in bringing this matter to a safe conclusion”, said Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP, “These individuals train countless hours to keep our community safe and we rely on their expertise in these situations. I would like to remind the public to ensure that they are prepared when going out on a local adventure, bring the right gear, water and supplies and do not go out alone”.
Here is some info – time is the factor with larger impact north of Penticton
“Potential for localized heavy downpour this afternoon and tonight.
A strong upper low currently over the Coast Mountains will move into the southwestern BC Interior this afternoon, then slowly drift eastward tonight and Friday. As the atmosphere becomes unstable, heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms will spread across the southern BC Interior this afternoon and tonight. Due to the convective nature of these showers, rainfall will be highly variable across these regions. Localized rainfall amounts upwards of 20 mm in a short period are possible.
3pm – wind picking up
5pm – wind from south – some cloud build up north and west otherwise sunny
6am – Friday – no storm, no rain. Cloudy and cool, some wind
Oliver Rotarians (Pat Hampson, Brian Gow and Russell Work) with a mock cheque for $30 thousand for the Penticton Hospital Tower ( a room named for Oliver Rotary ).
This is a commitment made by the local club. On the receiving end Janice Perrino, Executive Director of the SOS Medical Foundation.
Below Perrino and Communications Director John Moorhouse. This team being working together for a number of years. John stays on for another 3+ years with Janice heading out to a new job in Nanaimo.
Today’s the final public engagement for Mrs. Perrino. Janice says: “This has been a great job and all my dreams are now a reality”. She also mentioned that the people of Oliver have been very generous with contributions that total nearly $300,000.
is the link to view a movie showing all Ripoff pieces at Big Blue on Airport Street.
Banner above as well by Russell Work
Romancing the Desert
The Desert Under the Full Moon
Saturday, August 13, 2016
at the Osoyoos Desert Centre
$70 per person
Advance registration required ~
250-495-2470 ~ email@example.com
Experience the beauty of the desert from sunlight to starlight. Enjoy an evening of food and wine highlighted by a twilight tour through one of Canada’s rarest habitats. Enjoy an outdoor dinner in a beautiful desert setting. Following your meal, take a stroll along the Desert Centre’s boardwalk on a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this spectacular habitat. During the tour you’ll stop at stations en route to sample local wines and enjoy a variety of after-dinner treats. The evening also features live music, a silent auction, door prizes and more! Proceeds support the habitat conservation, restoration and education efforts of the Osoyoos Desert Society.
This event is taking place Saturday, August 13th at Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls. This is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the transportation of children in need of certain medical treatments to be transported to the various Shrine Hospitals throughout North America and/or going to the community fund to help local children in need of specialized medical equipment. This is going to be a fun day, beautiful location, we will have breakfast and lunch available, silent auction, 50-50 draw, DJ on location. We are also wanting to bring public awareness in to the good work that the Shriners do in helping the kids.
1400 – 5955 Main Street
250 498 3448
“Smart meters are now a part of our standard operating equipment and have been delivering benefits to BC Hydro and our customers for more than four years.”
Statement of BC Hydro after winning a court case in which a class action suit by a number of people claimed they were affected negatively by the installation of Smart Meters.
HACK, Margaret Miller (nee Connery)
(1906 – 2016)
Rob Hulton, Deb, Kerry, Toni, and Dana Klamut are sad to announce the passing of their oldest family member, Margaret Hack, on July 10, 2016.
Margaret was born May 16, 1906 to Mary and James Connery in Kildonan, Manitoba. In 1928, she married the love of her life, Edward John Hack (see wedding photo below). The couple enjoyed 73 years together. In the 1940s they moved to the Hack Ranch at Dead Man’s Lake. Margaret worked at the Oliver Co-op Packing House for a number of years. After retirement, they moved to Osoyoos.
Margaret and Edward loved the cruise ship life. The couple went on many cruises including two world cruises. Margaret’s second love was her extensive doll collection; a storybook was never complete without dolls to portray the scenes.
Margaret earned the title of B.C.’s current oldest living person and Canada’s third oldest living person upon her 110th birthday this year. Margaret is survived by relatives and friends from across Canada and the U.S.A.
The family wishes to thank Mariposa Gardens and their staff, as well as Lita Reid, for the years of care Margaret received. As per Margaret’s request, there will not be a service.
Donations may be made in her honour to the new Patient Care Tower of the Penticton Regional Hospital by contacting South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6. or online at http://sosmedicalfoundation.com/donate-now/
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service, Oliver and Osoyoos, BC. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.nunes-pottinger.com
Ripoffs – showing and working at the Oliver Community Arts Council facilities: (Big Blue and Quails Nest Art Centre) – 9 to 3pm daily this week
This year’s artwork, The Scream by Edvard Munch, will have everyone shrieking with glee!
This marks the tenth Ripoff Artist challenge! Besides the usual skullduggery of ripping off a famous artist, the group is showing works from all their previous challenges.
Come celebrate with the artists, and take home a piece of history.
It is easy to post negative things that staff may disagree with or opinions from professionals that may also disagree with Council.
I saw 5 projects listed with one that shouldn’t even be on the list, #4. Not a bad number and I don’t see why the fuss? There are always some hiccups along the way.
How about all the things Town of Oliver employees do agree to do on a daily and yearly basis? It would be a lot longer letter to write listing several dozens of tasks and projects already budgeted for.
Council directed staff to follow a recently adopted “Strategic Plan” derived from a combination of Council/Staff that lists 62 projects to be completed or started between 2016 to 2018. That’s not including daily tasks/jobs we do just to keep services running effectively which I think our staff do a great job on.
Staff are just doing their job by giving their professional opinion or seeking opinions from other professionals and present all options in their reports, including Councils. Council chooses from the list and staff move on and do what they are told to do in the end.
Not sure what Mr. Mattes sees wrong with that? Some constructive debating is not a bad thing. It lets the other person get a different perspective or maybe it may not ….but at least it was presented.
Also, a Town isn’t run like the private sector with the Town’s mandated legislative duties required but there are similarities with each side for sure
I have worked on both sides. Let’s move on. We have constructive work to do!
Shawn Goodsell, Director of Operations Town of Oliver
The winning bid was awarded to 3Bar Construction price tag $182,605.50. Contractor on site Tuesday.
“The renovation will include a 35ft X 40ft addition to the weight room, an updated layout and some new equipment to meet the needs of a growing membership.
The weight-room will have to be closed for these renovations because it will involve extensive work to the public areas.
The Society will work to accommodate the needs of the community, by moving some of the weight-room equipment temporarily into Meeting Room 1 until renovations are completed. Members and those who wish to drop-in will be able to do so during office hours only” says Parks Management.
Paul Dumoret, contractor says the project could be ready November 1st if all goes well and will try not to be inconvenient to any of the present activities.
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Create downtown parking lot- staff disagrees
Close road at end of Station St.- staff disagrees
Move school zone back- staff disagrees
Rainbow crosswalk at Bank St.- staff disagrees
Four way stop at High school- staff disagrees
It sure seems that staff often works hard to show why council direction can’t be accomplished. I guess that is how the public sector works. In the private sector, if a board or senior management is faced with being continually told things can’t be done, the negative personnel are usually replaced with “can do” people or managers. Our Town staff are the professionals hired to overcome obstacles to council requests. It is not councils job to provide the solutions, or argue with staff about the rightness of direction.
It is council’s job to set direction and policy, staffs job to make it happen.