Archives for March 11, 2018
A copy of the “draft” Rural Education Report authored by MLA Linda Larson
The NDP quietly released the report in the last few days with no fanfare.
Press the link above and read away
The report found that “stable and predictable funding is critical for education” and that funding based on enrolment does not reflect the higher costs of delivering programs and services in low enrolment and remote communities.
The report recommends a comprehensive review of the K to 12 funding allocation system “to better reflect the operational and education realities of operating schools in rural and remote communities.”
It also recommends the province assist boards of education to keep schools open “where it makes education sense to do so,” and where communities may be adversely impacted.
Source: with files from Global Okanagan
It was snowing heavily. The driver was very insecure because the visibility was so low. Remembering the following advice: ‘If you spot a snow plow during a heavy
snowfall when you’re driving in an unfamiliar place, just get behind it and follow’, the driver was relieved to spot one and moved into place behind the plow. After about 10 minutes the plow stopped and came to the car.
“Is something the matter? Are you alright?” asked the snow plow operator.
“Yes, I’m OK. Is there a problem?”
“No, but you need to know that I’ve finished the Walmart parking lot and am now going down the street to do the Safeway lot.”
Not every bit of advice you get will apply.
8pm Saturday – east of Bryson Corner
Car in ditch – appeared to have rolled. No driver. 1 ambulance, 2 police cars, two OFD supervisors and two trucks dispatched but recalled.
Below earlier this week
9:44 pm Tuesday – Smoke in apartment on 400 block Hillcrest Avenue – home vented by OFD and
4:59 pm Thursday – Dryer at Canyon Desert golf course overheated triggering an alarm