Heavy is the opposite of light. Heavy means it takes strength to lift or carry. Something that is heavy has the image, in my mind, of something physically large. But wait, a heavy thought can burden me as much as an object that weighs a lot. Interesting that. What is a heavy thought? I suppose it is one that is a drag, a burden, on my happiness. That seems familiar enough. Hmmm?
How come we pronounce that ‘ea’ in the word heavy as if it were an ‘e’ like in the word levy or Chevy? Word pronunciation rules are quite a quagmire. No wonder I had such a heavy time with spelling in my early school years. In chemistry a heavy metal is a metallic element, high in density, toxic and poisonous even in low concentrations; like arsenic, mercury and more. What does this have to do with heavy metal music?
A heavy atmosphere can apply to the feeling of a pre-rain afternoon or the feelings in the room when we lose the election. The first is a precursor, predicting the heavy rain. The latter is a post climax event, an expression of disappointment, sometimes even despair. Wow, that is heavy. A person who has a lot of weight might be called heavy. Yet, that might not have anything to do with how heavy their step is
A heavy heart is a feeling of expecting a colorless future or even a dark event. The common theme is the absence of a positive expectation. That absence, for instance in expecting or experiencing a relational breakup can be so heavy that we might start to believe we will not be able to bear it. But we do. We, somehow, manage to come through the heaviest experiences. Just so hard while in them
How can something heavy turn into something light, or vice versa? Granddaughter says that her eyelids are not heavy in daytime, but each weigh 40 pounds, very heavy, when it is time to sleep. So, we have one undeniable example. The heavy heart or bearing something heavy on my mind can turn to lightness through what? Am thinking something like love or Acceptance or remembering ‘what’ we are. What say you?
OK SIR’s control region stretches from Salmon Arm in the North down to Osoyoos in the South.
This includes all or portions of four regional districts including the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, the Regional District of the North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
SIR officials state on new website – 90 percent reduction of codling moth but the news is getting even better for apple growers.
There is a 96 percent reduction of pesticide use
There is a 94 percent reduction in moth captures
In 90 percent of the system area – less than .2 percent is affected.
Recently in the North Okanagan – SIR tried a limited application of chemical to see the result. It failed and the board has returned to its roots of sterilizing moths in the Osoyoos rearing facility.
A presentation to the board of the RDOS was impressive with no tax increase for services rendered in 6 years. The system has a 3.2 million dollar operating budget. Unlike the industrial orchards of Washington state – Okanagan farms average 4.6 acres.
SIR hopes to assist in Australia and Italy on using similar techniques on limiting the effects of pests.
Rescind a former bylaw (2014) that never got off the ground (Done) and
Give first reading of a new bylaw (2016) to raise no more than $20 thousand a year to fund the water service at the Secrest area campsite that houses pickers and seasonal agriculture workers. (Done)
The present water service is connected to a Town of Oliver water utility pipe at the base of Secrest Hill. It has been operated jointly by the Town and RDOS for two years on a mutual understanding.
It’s in the wording – the government of BC will ONLY approve a campground service and not a new water service to make it legal.
The RDOS will seek approval through the AA process (Alternative Approval) – where if there is dissent – 10 percent of the population has to indicate that displeasure. It then would go to a referendum.
Late August – traditionally the peak of the forest fire season.
So far so good. We rate a moderate to high in the South Okanagan.
Open burning is banned. No ban on campfires or the use of the forests.
In the Oliver Fire Protection District – no campfires or fires of any description allowed.
Rob Graham of the OFD adds the following : Campfire is anything that uses a fuel that can create embers or sparks from the fuel source. Propane campfire/ campstoves are permitted
OFD protection area is from road # 22 to sundial road (South to North) and top of Fairview road to the flat on McKinney Road
A family affair – art in many forms
1812-1892 Steel engraver Lumb Stocks RA – Claude Duval – copy of original art
1859-1915 Water colour artist Bernard Stocks – Fruit picture
1887-1949 Lumb Stocks of Penticton – grandson of the steel engraver 3 pictures
*1918-2000 Babe (Stocks) Bennest – daughter of above – painted colours on a black and white print circa 1942
1947- Jack Bennest – son of above – two photographs on display – 8 works of art in total
Location: 6239 Main Street at the offices of SOICS Immigration Services
Business hours posted.
Come in and enjoy almost two hundred years of family art
Hampton spent her teenage years as a student in Osoyoos, has worked extensively in the field of arts management, presentation, and education for many years in various centres on Vancouver Island and more recently in Fort St John where she has been the Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre since 2010.
Wendy Newman – FVT Society President says: “We are hoping to have an Interim Theatre Coordinator on site by early September.”
Newman added – it is ticket sales for the events which is important. Starting September 12 – Amie Grice will work part time each Monday to sell tickets at the theatre. On line tickets are available anytime.
All that dust, all that rock crushing – it will be worth it.
Area 27 – Osoyoos Indian Band
Paving Schedule: August 2016
After breaking ground December 2015 and commencing earthworks February 2016, it’s finally here: our paving schedule.
Those chilly days of winter might seem like a distant memory but in reality we only began this enormous undertaking just over five months ago. That’s not a long time in which to construct a 4.83km / 3mi FIA-quality road circuit from raw land. We’re so very fortunate to have skilled professionals lead the way from start to finish: co-founder and designer Jacques Villeneuve, with co-founder and engineer/builder Trevor Seibert. Without this insider driver knowledge and pro experience we wouldn’t have what is destined to be one of the preeminent circuits in western Canada.
The Paving Schedule
With using hot joint paving techniques and a custom asphalt blend to withstand temperature extremes while providing a seamless driving experience, coordinating our paving schedule is equal parts patience and skill. The Lake Excavating crew has teamed up with local contractor and surfacing experts Peters Bros Construction to ensure our track asphalt is top of the line.
•August: on-site set up of asphalt plant
•August 15: surface treatment pre-paving
•August 17-20: multi-paver asphalt application
•(one week later): surface testing
•mid-September (date TBA): first hot laps with founders and founding members
•mid-September through end of October: members driving academy access
Once paving is complete, this autumn is all about testing the track with the priority focused on founders, founding members, and member access to the driving academy to ensure everyone has the required driver training for track access. With hundreds of members, it’s important we put safety first.
Stay tuned for more information about our grand opening scheduled for spring 2017.
Source: All pictures and copy – Area 27
Cannings Hosting Electoral Reform Town Hall in South Okanagan
PENTICTON – Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) is hosting two town hall discussions in South Okanagan – West Kootenay in September, seeking views and ideas from area residents on electoral reform as part of the government’s consultations on that issue.
“I’ve heard from a lot of constituents already about electoral reform and it is clearly a very important issue to Canadians. So I am happy to host these events in our riding and give everyone a chance to come out and be heard,” stated Cannings. “I will take the voices of South Okanagan – West Kootenay back to Ottawa to be heard in this important, once-in-a-generation debate that will start in the fall.”
For those unable to attend in person who would still like to be part of these important conversations, Cannings encourages them to send their views and ideas by email to Richard.Cannings@parl.gc.ca or by mail (Richard Cannings MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6; no postage necessary).
Community input provided at these meetings will be forwarded to both the Minister of Democratic Reform and to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform for their due consideration. If residents have any questions regarding any of these Town Hall meetings, they are invited to contact any of Mr. Cannings’ constituency offices in Penticton (250-770-4480) or Castlegar or (250-365-2792).
Electoral Reform Town Hall – Penticton
Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Penticton Library Auditorium
785 Main St. Penticton
Peachland, 5200 ( Mayor 40, 911 – Councillors 14, 449 )
Osoyoos, 4845 ( Mayor 27, 142 – Councillors 16, 543 )
Oliver, 4824 ( Mayor 22, 785 – Councillors 13, 991 )
Fernie, 4811 ( Mayor 20,000 – Councillors 12, 000 )
Cities, District, Towns and Villages used in Osoyoos council pay study – no details were released to reporters
Data on wages found by ODN on the internet – no info sought for top 3 larger communities and bottom two smaller communities
By ROY WOOD
Osoyoos town staff will seek a legal opinion about whether it has the authority to regulate powered watercraft rentals following last week’s fatal accident involving two jet skis on Osoyoos Lake.
Taylor Anne Jessop, 24, of Coquitlam died August 5 after two rented jet skis collided.
Upon renting the watercraft, the victim and the operator of the other jet ski were required only to fill out a Rental Boat Safety Checklist.
Operators of privately-owned watercraft need to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, which requires taking a course and an exam about boating safety. Both are typically done on line.
During a discussion at Monday’s council meeting, Councillor CJ Rhodes wondered if there is anything the town can do enforce some sort of safety rules.
Chief administrative officer Barry Romanko said the only possible avenue would be through the town’s business licensing process.
He said he is doubtful the town has the authority, but urged council to authorize expenditure to seek legal advice on the issue. Council agreed to do so.
Councillor Carol Youngberg suggested sending a letter to local businesses that rent watercraft asking for their views on the issue.
Water safety falls under the jurisdiction of the federal transport ministry. Council voted to write to the Minister of Transport urging “more due diligence regarding safety and the rentals of powered watercraft.”
Councillor Mike Campol lamented the fact that while people must have a licence to operate, for example, a motorcycle, they need no such certification to operate a jet ski, “which is essentially a motorcycle on the water.”
Carey Bornn has an extensive background in fundraising, including previous positions with the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver and the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in New Westminster. Most recently he has served as Director of Development, Legacy Giving and Major Gifts with the University of Calgary.
Bornn will officially begin his new duties with the SOS Medical Foundation on September 19.
His hiring comes as the Foundation is off to a very successful start in its $20-million fundraising campaign to provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.
Walter Despot, chair of the Foundation board, pointed to Bornn’s experience and new ideas as the Foundation moves forward.
“He has the expertise and enthusiasm to lead us to the successful conclusion of our current campaign and into the future – ensuring quality health care for the entire South Okanagan-Similkameen,” Despot said.
Vice chair Gerry Ryan, who headed the Foundation’s search committee, said Bornn stood out from among the several candidates interviewed for the position.
“We were impressed with the breadth of his resume and his personal determination as demonstrated through the challenges he has assumed in the past,” Ryan said.
The hiring comes as construction begins on the $312.5-million Patient Care Tower project at PRH. The new six-storey tower, which will bring outpatient care services into one building and include 84 new single bed patient rooms, will be ready by early 2019. Work then begins on Phase 2, a major expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department.
The countdown begins
Mr. Justice S. Dev Dley (Kamloops) of the BC Supreme Court said he will hear the change-of-venue application in Penticton later this week.
Pier Louis Robotti and his sister, Grace Elinor Robotti, are each charged with the second-degree murder of Roxanne Louie in January 2015. Both are in their 60s.
The 26-year-old Louie was a member of the Osoyoos Indian Band but re-located to Vancouver. She was visiting family over the Christmas holidays. Her body was discovered in the woods near Naramata.
Court documents released this morning indicate a hearing on Friday.