West of Kaleden but not really visible from downtown Penticton. It’s a classic best seen from the back road on Skaha Lake. It must be higher as it contains the most snow of any mountain or hill in the vicinity and really stands out. Does it have a name?
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Shortly after I filed the story below a Penticton news outlet asked the same questions and the owner said “yup” will be open shortly – the company moved a trailer onto the site – brought cars for the paved lot and said “We are open”.
Still a mystery to me as the shot above taken Saturday March 17.
A plan for 16 thousand square foot Nissan Canada building at Satik Crossing, PIB adjacent to Penticton Airport.
Announcement made July 25 2016 – large industrial/commercial park
Nissan Canada building begins construction May 2 2017 (steel and concrete block)
Inspection this Sunday showed limited security and no signage indicating a prime contractor. Viewings indicate limited work being done.
The plan at one time – the building to open summer of 2017.
The Penticton Indian Band has the largest reserve lands in British Columbia. In addition to the Satikw Crossing bridge and commercial development projects, the Band has recently completed the construction of two major state-of-the-art community facilities — Sqilx’w Community facilities and the PIB Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School — both valued at over $13 million. The new facilities are powered by geothermal energy.
Play Winery recently opened at the Band’s Skaha Hills development. The 550-acre resort-residential development overlooking Skaha Lake sold out its first phase and a majority of its second phase and will eventually see over 600 homes, vineyards, a winery, walking and cycling trails built on this exceptional parcel of land.
The Band envisions more than $100 million in capital projects taking place on its lands within 10 years.
Source: Google article dates and PIBDC
They’ll soon be here! Hummingbirds are amazing. Their size, beauty and even aggressiveness are only outdone by their agility. They can fly forwards, backwards, up, down and even hover while beating their wings 50 – 80 times a second. Huge breast muscles make up 40% of the bird’s weight. Ounce for ounce some of them must be among the most aggressive fighters when it comes to food.
Wing design is very specialized. Where other birds have something like elbow and wrist joints, hummingbirds have a rigid structure, making it more like a stiff paddle. Not only are the bones, muscles and tendons that operate the wings uniquely designed, but the brain and nervous system that control these are very specialized.
Biochemical engineers have attempted to duplicate this complex system of biomechanical wonders but in spite spending huge amounts of time and money they have not been successful. If they did achieve this, it would simply prove that hummingbirds did not happen by chance and natural selection but by very intelligent design.
Hummingbirds are a marvelous design by a Creator.