p. The Kuschel’s
o. The Larson’s
n. Silver Sage
m. ‘Metros’ is the first name
l. The Friesen’s
k. Caroline and Robert Goltz
j. The Schaffrick’s
I. The Lyons’ (says Kevin)
h. The Dezall’s
p. The Kuschel’s
o. The Larson’s
n. Silver Sage
m. ‘Metros’ is the first name
l. The Friesen’s
k. Caroline and Robert Goltz
j. The Schaffrick’s
I. The Lyons’ (says Kevin)
h. The Dezall’s
It may be hard to think that we are just a couple of days away from Christmas while the sun is shining and it feels more like fall than winter. The last few nights have been really frosty and car windows need scraping but by mid morning the sun has been urging us to get outside and do something physical.
However, looking at the calendar a few weeks ago, tells us that Christmas was indeed almost upon us and it was time to knuckle down to writing cards to long distance friends. When we first came to Canada in 1974, I really enjoyed doing this and started my Christmas card list early, however, over the years it became less enjoyable and turned into a chore.
It seemed that Christmas correspondence had just turned into an inventory of what our children had achieved during the year, with similar reports coming from overseas. At that time I re-evaluated the importance of some of our acquaintances and decided to cut the list down to real friends, not just someone who had happened to live nearby.
Over the last few years I have sent and received many Christmas letters via the internet, this may seem a little impersonal but the time saving means that I can send a more interesting, heartfelt letter to everyone I really care about instead of trying to come up with clever, poorly written messages on a card that may or may not arrive at it’s destination. Friends who live alone always get a real, hand written card as I feel that it is important to make them feel loved, people who live in the heart of the family have lots of emotional support and I feel a letter, via computer, is sufficient.
If correspondence is becoming a chore then why do it? Christmas should promote good feelings and if writing is a chore, it does not do that. Does it really matter if a greeting arrives in the mailbox or in your lap-top, isn’t it enough to know you have indeed been remembered?
Whether you send your greetings by email or snail mail, I hope everyone you love has sent and received loving greetings.
A very Merry Christmas to all.
‘Selfie’ by Dave Whalley
We returned to Stonehenge this year and had my photo taken again by the Heelstone. At the Summer Solstice, from inside the stone circle, the sun would rise over the Heelstone. December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the daylight portion of the day will increase from this point in time.
Hang in there – spring is just around the corner.
Oliver’s Ice Arena – Built in 1969. Building owned by RDOS – land owned by Town of Oliver
Needed upgrades – up to 3 million dollars
Reserves for the arena being built up over time
A large grant request being made – after a decision today – at the regional district.
The main “to be fixed” item has been the brine pipes under the concrete slab . The brine pipes have begun to leak and need replacement.
An assessment of the entire building has been done.
Accessibility to bleachers, washrooms/dressing rooms, size of rink, ice cooling system, age of building.
Need a larger ice surface to provide a regulation sized rink to attract semi-pro teams.
Option 1 cost 2.4 million$ – the basics
Option 2 cost 9.8 million$ – basics and the wish list that includes upper mezzanine, administration, and indoor run/walk track
Option 1 – If the federal/provincial grant is approved about $670 thousand is needed from local taxpayers
Option 2 – If the same grant is approved for a larger overall cost the local contribution would be 2.16 million dollars – and that would mean
a referendum for assent of electors.
If no grant – it is back to square one – what can local electors afford? What must be done soon?
The Proportional Representation Referendum witnessed the endorsement of first past the Post as announced yesterday.
It would appear all respective parties are respecting the outcome. One of the things I heard over and over again was,
The Greens wanted to gain more of a voice placing second at the polls.
The NDP agreed to the referendum as part of a partnership deal and they authorized the cost of a referendum doomed from the start in my opinion. We have been down this road before and changing the way we vote is not a popular item in this province as proven by the latest outcome.
My personal view is the referendum was not a clear cut alternative so much as it was a smorgasbord of ideas. As a voter in this province the majority of people know how they are going to vote. They are not interested in voting for more than one perspective of their political opinion. Liberal are going to vote Liberal New Democrats are going to vote one ideal as well.
Those are the realities. If the Greens and other parties want to have their ideas at the table its best they join up with the party closest to their ideology. That is not an arrogant statement it is the reality of our voting pattern.
In reality the Greens have a number of good solutions to problems many I would support. The problem is they are a movement not a party in the sense a comprehensive policy.
Today the peoples intentions were made known to each other and after a great waste of money, people stayed with the system they trust. Now we will see whether or not the Greens will keep their word with regard to cooperation. It would be a mistake right now for the Greens or the Liberals to topple the government and plunge us into an early election, costing taxpayers even more money.
Both opposition entities would look like they were engaging in a power grab if they were to topple the government in the near future. The drama of BC Politics continues.
First Past the Post ( our system) – about 61.3 percent of voters
Only 42.6 percent of registered voters – took the time to mail in a ballot.
Now…. can we please move on to something more important: jobs, health care, opoid crisis, climate change, pipelines for oil, reconciliation with our friends and neighbours.
And Mr. Weaver – lets have an election and see if your three seats are sustained.
NDP Premier John Horgan said he was disappointed by the outcome but respected the decision.
“British Columbians have now spoken and chosen to stick with the current voting system.
Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver, who campaigned on a platform that included proportional representation, echoed Horgan’s disappointment
“The B.C. Greens remain committed to the principle of representative democracy,” “We will continue to champion policies that will strengthen B.C’s democracy and make it more responsive to and representative of the people of B.C.”
On December 19th, 2018 at 5:42 am Oliver RCMP received from a female advising that she had just been assaulted by a male who had kicked her and another female multiple times and held a knife to her throat. The female stated that she had fled the residence and the male was still inside with the knife.
The residence was located north of town of Hwy 97 in Oiver and was shared between the victim and the male.
Police from Oliver, along with the assistance of an Osoyoos member, attended the residence and observed the male inside the house pacing back and forth with the knife.
Police Dog Services was called out to assist and members set up containment. The male then made the decision to surrender to police and was taken into custody without incident.
The male, Edward Dean SNAITH, has been charged with Assault with a Weapon x2, Uttering threats to cause Bodily Harm or Death x2, Fail to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking by Possessing a Weapon and Fail to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking by Consuming Alcohol.
SNAITH has been remanded in custody with a court appearance date of January 2nd, 2019.
Cpl. Christina Tarasoff
Oliver RCMP Detachment
Two features of new hospital extension:
UBC Faculty of Medicine will operate within the tower with a roof-top heliport for quick entry to the emergency department.
“We’re thrilled that the David E. Kampe Tower has met this significant milestone,” said Petra Veintimilla, chair of the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District. “This hospital will enhance the care patients are receiving in Penticton and across the South Okanagan Similkameen region.”
Ben Deeley, Vice-President, EllisDon Capital.
“This is the end of the first phase of construction, and the beginning of a 30-year partnership that will see the residents of Penticton and the South Okanagan receive care in a state-of-the-art, well-maintained facility.”
The resort will be open 7 days a week through January 7th when we return to our Thursday – Monday operating schedule.
Opening Day Friday, December 21st
The season kicks off on the Sugarlump Quad Chair and the Magic Carpet. We’ll be starting with the trails on skier’s right of the chair.
That includes 6 trails, 3 groomed to cruise into the new season and 3 ungroomed for some powdery fun.
Be assured your commercial payment going to a number of worthy causes in the community:
Interior Saving Credit Union
OK Photo Lab
IOG Wealth Management – Michelle Weisheit
K and K Construction
Oliver and District Heritage Society
Town of Oliver – council
Office of the MLA – Linda Larson
Casorso & Co. – Chartered Professional Accountants
Oliver Country Wines
RDOS – Area C – Rick Knodel
Oliver Fire Department
Many of the same group came again on Tuesday and we filled 221 hampers for distribution on Saturday. This is our largest number of hampers ever and we are so thankful for the support of towns people, town businesses and volunteers.
Photo submitted by Dale Dodge
When we were at Badlands, a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep surprised us and we surprised him! We were about 6 feet away.
Don’t know the difference between Rocky Mountain sheep and our California Bighorn sheep. The park ranger told us that the horns weigh about 50 pounds and the sheep have huge neck muscles to carry them.
born February 22, 1921
died December 14, 2018
The following article predates Dr. Ritchie’s passing
Dr. Ritchie is a Veteran of the Second World War. He has been a member of The Royal Canadian Legion since 1946 and has loyally held the Branch Service Officer position for more than 20 years. As Branch Service Officer, Dr. Ritchie’s major emphasis is serving the changing needs of Veterans and their dependents while maintaining knowledge of the benefits and services provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. Dr. Ritchie continues to organize and officiate annually at the local Remembrance Day Service and as well at all Branch 173 funeral and memorial services. In addition, he coordinates the Branch’s Oral History Program. Dr. Ritchie regularly visits Veterans in hospitals and assisted living programs. He has developed a field of honour for Veterans in his local cemetery. Dr. Ritchie has also placed a military display in the local museum of war artefacts donated by Veterans.
David John Marcy
October 21, 1960 – December 16, 2018
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Mr. David John Marcy of Oliver passed away suddenly at the age of 58 years.
He was predeceased by his father Ray Marcy and sister Beverly Fawthorpe.
Dave will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Tracey Marcy; daughter Dorothy Chora (Kevin); sons Ray Marcy (Lacey Zvonarich) and Joe Marcy (Miranda Pendergraft); mother Gladys (aka Bella) Marcy; brothers Gord Marcy and Don Nyman (Barb) and nieces Lindsay Nyman and Makayla Marcy.
Dave was well known for running a fishing and hockey shop from his home and was highly respected in the area for his skate sharpening ability. Recently Dave was working for Canada Post.
He was very involved in his community over the years volunteering his time with the South Okanagan Figure Skating Club and South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association while his children were involved. Dave was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for Skate Canada, Volunteer of the Year for BC Hockey and was the #1 Relief RSMC.
Dave enjoyed his yearly fishing trips with friends, hunting, hockey, his hobby farm and garden, baking – amazing pies and elaborate gingerbread houses.
A prayer service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 21st, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church followed by a light reception at the church.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Town spikes plans for Desert Park elevator
Osoyoos council will walk away from a $33,000 accessibility grant to build an elevator at Desert Park for fear of stepping into a financial hole.
Council had approved $35,930 for the elevator at a November meeting. But the contractor, Kirkwood Elevators, requested an increase of nearly $5,000 to include an automatic door in the project.
As well, the firm said an additional “structural wall” would be required. Precise quotes on the possible additional costs are not available and a report from acting community services director Sarah Dynneson said final price of the project is impossible to calculate a this point.
The deadline for spending the grant money is the end of the month and council was unwilling to take the chance on proceeding without certainty on the final bill.
The report also mentioned a possible alternative for the spending the grant funds: a wheel chair lift at the Sun Bowl Arena and the curling rink. About a dozen members of the Osoyoos International Curling Club packed the gallery in anticipation.
However, council opted to abandon the project altogether, foregoing the accessibility grant.
Club eyes Rotary Park on Cottonwood Drive
The Osoyoos Rotary Club stepped up to the plate Monday, offering itself as a fundraiser and active partner in developing as a park the so-far empty chunk of town land at the north end of Cottonwood Drive.
The property, along the lake between Cottonwood and the Spirit Ridge RV park, had been proposed as a major condo development, but plans fell through.
Rotary past president Brian Rawlings told council the club sees the park as an opportunity to enhance the quality of life in the town.
“We are a small but mighty club. … We would love to have our name more established in the community,” he said. Having the park named Rotary Park of Osoyoos would help provide the recognition.
Rawlings said the club would like to take the park on as a project, “whether it be capital improvements, picnic tables, beach improvements. … We could work as a team (with the town) to make it happen.”
Council voted to have staff prepare a report on the proposal and bring it back to a future meeting. Passage seems highly likely, Councillor CJ Rhodes having termed the idea “a no-brainer.”
Golf club seeks help for irrigation project
The Osoyoos Golf Club will need to wait a month to learn if the town will provide “bridge financing” to help its application for an infrastructure grant toward a $1.7-million irrigation project.
General manager Doug Robb told council Monday the club is applying for the federal-provincial grant to help pay for the replacement of the aging irrigation system on the back-nine of the Park Meadows course.
To be eligible, the club needs to have all of the appropriate financing in place, including funds to pay contractors as the project proceeds and before the grant funds are paid out. The January 23 deadline for the application makes it impossible to obtain the financing through commercial banks.
The OGC irrigation system is an integral part of the town’s waste water management system, using treated water from the West Bench lagoons to water the fairways. The town earlier pledged $300,000 to the irrigation project once other funds become available.
Town staff will report back to council on the feasibility of the bridge funding proposal at its January 20 meeting.
Second pot shop application moves forward
A second proposal for a cannabis retailer in downtown Osoyoos passed its first hurdle Monday as council approved first and second readings of a zoning amendment for the Main Street property.
The site at 8322 Main Street is a vacant storefront between a real estate office and a furniture store.
A report from planning director Gina MacKay said the property meets the criteria set by council for such an outlet. The next step will be a public hearing on January 21.
Meanwhile, the first pot store application continues to work its way through the system, with council giving third-reading approval on Monday. The property is the former Osoyoos Signs building a block off Main Street adjacent to the bottle depot.
That proposal awaits confirmation from the province that the applicant has qualified for and been granted a provincial licence to sell cannabis products.
Three-per-cent tax hike in budget proposal
Osoyoos council and senior staff are meeting all day today going through the proposed 2019 operating budget and the five-year capital plan.
Among the highlighted changes in the 2019 operating budget proposal being made to council are:
The budget process is in its early stages, with the final tax rate bylaw not needing to be passed until May 15.
Following are some highlights of items discussed at the December 12, 2018
School District No. 53 Board of Education meeting.
10 Take-A-Risk grants were approved in the district for this year. These grants are provided to teams of teachers to work collaboratively planning and assessing new initiatives they are trying in their classrooms. These initiatives include new ways of organizing for learning in tech education to planning and assessing core competencies in secondary classrooms to academic electives. Reporting out on these initiatives will occur at the Board’s Education Committee meeting in June.
SOGI leads in each school met with the Director of Learning and Inquiry to share and plan how they can move forward creating safe and inclusive schools for all. Two parent resource videos were viewed and discussed. One parent resource was aimed at parents of elementary students and the other parent resource was aimed at parents of secondary students.
Trustees discussed the signing of an updated memorandum of understanding between BCSTA and the Ministry of Education as part of BCSTA’s academy program. The MOU acts as an agreement on collaboration, cooperation and communication between both organizations. The first memorandum of understanding between BCSTA and the Ministry of Education was signed almost 20 years ago by Past-President Gordon Comeau and his board of directors who saw a need to better define the BCSTA’s relationship with the B.C. government.
Trustees discussed their personal highlights of the BCSTA academy that they attended at the end of November. Certainly, with such a large turnover of trustees in this electoral cycle, there was a lot of information that was given and a great deal of context was imparted to all trustees.
At the meeting, the board directed the chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education regarding the possible changing of the funding formula and specifically the Rural Education Enhancement Fund (REEF) funding portion of our yearly allocation. The letter has been written and sent as directed. We expect to see the report from the independent panel released before the Christmas break.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and very happy holiday season and all the best for the new year. See you all in 2019!
Rob Zandee, Chairperson
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)
SO Secondary School senior boys hosting ALUMNI day on Saturday December 22 from 1-4
Any ex players interested should contact Mo Basso at email@example.com.
A different format this year as we will be holding a 4 on 4 tourney.
Players can make their own teams or they can choose to be placed on a team.
By ROY WOOD
Osoyoos council has moved a step closer to allowing a 47-unit townhouse development on the shore of Peanut Pond, despite concerns from some residents and one councillor about potential traffic problems.
The proposed site sits immediately northeast of Highway 3 and is bounded by the Super 8 Motel, Peanut Pond and a small trailer park.
It was the location of a 200-unit residential-commercial development proposal about a decade ago. That project didn’t proceed and Monday’s public hearing was to return the area to the original zoning, which would allow the latest proposal.
Most of the concern expressed at this evening’s public hearing revolved around the increased traffic and limited access to the site.
By provincial highways ministry dictate, no direct access to Highway 3 will be allowed from the project, and so the main access is along Vedette Drive. It is a narrow road running between two rows of carports attached to another condo development. One resident was worried about the increased traffic’s effect on residents backing out of their carports.
Another resident feared the development would cause a substantial increase in traffic up Valiant Lane and through the parking between the motel and the Red Apple Store.
Town planning director Gina MacKay told the hearing that a traffic study was not required of the developers because there had been one done for the earlier, much larger project.
MacKay’s report pointed out that “Vedette Drive requires a full reconstruction” to bring up to the standard needed to be the main access. “The town and the developer will be cost-sharing these improvements,” she said.
At the special council meeting following the public hearing, Councillor Brian Harvey said he believes a traffic study is appropriate and proposed delaying the zoning amendment. His resolution was defeated by the rest of council.
Council voted 4-1 in favour of third reading of amendments to the zoning bylaw and the Official Community Plan to move the proposal forward.
The project will come before council at least once more for final reading and adoption.
If approved, the development will see 47 townhouses built in four parallel tiers running along the hillside. The top level will back onto Highway 3 and the lowest tier will run along the pond.
The plan calls for 14 of the units to include basement suites, which, according to MacKay’s report, “will provide much needed market rental housing for local residents.”
1200 items of food donated by students at Oliver Elementary School. This project organized by one class of grade 4’s and one class of grade 7.
Both the grades of 3 and 5 donated the most to the food drive. All picked up Monday by the Knight of Columbus
2nd Annual Food Drive at the FireHall Brewery raised over $1300 from an event this last weekend
Organizer Anne Farnan passes the proceeds to K of C’s Dale Dodge
By ROY WOOD
Two things became clear during a wide-ranging discussion on Osoyoos business licence fees this morning: they are nearly all going up, some quite substantially; and cannabis retailing will likely be the most expensive.
Debate centred on a two-pronged report from planning director Gina MacKay, which outlined proposals to move to a “cost recovery” model for setting business licence rates in the future, and to include pot retailing as a category in the current schedule of fees.
MacKay’s report pointed out that the current business licence bylaw was created more than 20 years ago and since that time, administration costs have risen substantially. “In general, the current fees can’t begin to cover the costs of issuing business licences, let alone the costs of staff time for safety and fire inspections.”
She wrote that many BC municipalities are using a cost-recovery model, intended to recover the costs of, for example, reviewing applications, issuing and renewing licences, inspection services, costs related to RCMP call-outs and even legal fees.
The report proposes a so-called “tiered approach.” The example she provided for discussion included five levels of fees for existing business types, ranging from home-based enterprises to a category for liquor stores, cabarets, pubs and industrial uses.
The licence fees for 2019 range from $50 for the home-based business up to $300 for auto repair shops and banks.
The proposed two-year phase in would see the fees jump dramatically by 2021. For example: home-base businesses would jump from $50 to $300; bakeries, bottle depots and fitness centres from $75 to $400; hotels and motels from $150 to $500; and liquor outlets and industrial users from $100 to $1,000.
MacKay emphasized that the list of rates and potential increases as only to demonstrate the “the variety of businesses and corresponding support servicing needs.”
However, chief administrative officer Barry Romanko told the figures quoted in MacKay’s report will be reflected in the new business licence bylaw the administration will bring back to council for consideration at a meeting in the new year.
As for the second part of the report, what to do about cannabis retailing in the short term before the new licence bylaw is adopted, council was sharply divided.
Councillors CJ Rhodes and Brian Harvey argued in favour of a nominal business licence fee of $100, in line with the current cost for neighbourhood pubs and liquor stores.
Harvey said a higher fee has the feel of “sin tax” and seems “punitive” toward the cannabis retail business.
Councillors Myers Bennett and Jim King and Mayor Sue McKortoff, however, came down on the side of a more substantial fee and out-voted Harvey and Rhodes 3-2 in favour of a $500 amount, which is highest on the list of current fees by $200.
Staff will bring forward at a future council meeting a bylaw amendment establishing cannabis retail sales as a separate classification on the town’s schedule of business licence fees.
By ROY WOOD
MLA Linda Larson remains optimistic about the future of the emergency room (ER) at the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH), suggesting the health authority wouldn’t be putting money into a service it is planning to close.
“There is money on the table for the emergency room,” the member for Boundary Similkameen said in an interview with ODN this morning. It would make no sense for Interior Health (IH) to be spending close to a million dollars to upgrade the ER in Oliver if there was a plan in the works to close the facility, she said.
Larson acknowledged there has been a recent delay in the project, but she said an IH official explained to her it was because the original architect on the upgrade had to be replaced.
The $970,000 project was announced early this year. According to a recent release from IH, the upgrade aims to “improve patient privacy, flow and the overall quality (of) care.” The design work is expected to be completed early this winter and then proceed to tender.
As for recent concerns expressed about the ER staying open, Larson said, “I don’t believe there is a looming threat.”
She said there have been just “three closures of the ER in two years … To me, that’s not a crisis.”
A group of doctors who manage the scheduling of physicians in the ER appeared before Oliver council recently expressing their frustration with not being able to fill the 90 shifts a month in the rotation. They also worry that as the staffing issues get worse, the ER may face closure.
Central to the problem is the fee-for-service basis upon which the ER doctors are paid, which results in them earning less at SOGH than they would in their private practices of at other hospitals.
Larson said she has been advocating, as have the doctors, for the implementation of a Alternative Payment Program (APP), which would see them paid by the hour.
She said she recently cornered provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix in the hallway at the legislature but he was unwilling to commit to an APP, but did not rule out the idea.
Larson said Dix told her there would be some “interesting things coming out” early in 2019, related to health care in the South Okanagan. She believes the announcements will be about the proposed acute care facility for Osoyoos, rather than the SOGH.
Larson dropped by Osoyoos town hall this morning to meet and congratulate the two new members of council and to answer questions. The only one she got was about the recently completed referendum on reform of the BC electoral system.
She said the results will likely come out early in the new year, but that her impression is that opinion is divided about 50-50 between wanting to move to some form of proportional representation and retaining the current first-past-the-post system.
Devils Tower is a laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains in northeastern Wyoming.
It rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River, standing 867 feet from summit to base. The summit is 5,112 feet above sea level.
The 1977 movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ used the formation as a plot element and as the location of its climactic scenes.
It is the first named American monument.
We are in the final stretch racing toward the end of the year. So many things going on. We watch the world change on a daily basis, corrupt politics, pollution of the seas, migrants who are seeking shelter from tyranny. I could go on but the local things keep interrupting.
The one question I hear is “Grandpa what do you want for Christmas?” there is an answer. “Socks.” that is always followed by “Seriously what would you like?” Same answer. “Socks”
The truth is I go through socks like no one I know. What doesn’t get eaten by the washing machine. Ends up with holes in them. At my age I want something I can use, socks. See I have sports memorabilia, a collection of nearly 400 baseball hats, a large record collection, three computers, in short, I do not need anything, except socks. I wouldn’t mind if they gave money for meals in my name or something like that either. It is hard to explain to young people that giving me stuff is really going to give me a storage bill. From their point of view no one wants socks. Well someday they will go to the sock drawer and find one sock is missing and the other has a whole in it and they are the last pair. That is the day they too will want socks.
The point is Christmas shopping has almost become a business chore. It should be an adventure, a chance to go rooting through stores and finding things people really want or can use instead of just buying stuff and driving up the limit on their charge card. For one I like to go buy something for my brother in law. He is from Quebec (use your imagination) I find some item- last year it was a water sprinkler for the lawn, a green croaking creature. In return I got a T-shirt with ‘Jesus loves you’ printed on it.
See we both got something we could use and had a little fun.
I hope this year they actually listen when it comes to socks as a gift. If not I will need to go shopping with a gift card stock up.
I hope you enjoy your shopping adventures and avoid the stress. One of the best things you can do is put a little something in the hamper bins located at the front of the store. Together we can reach out and make the season a little brighter for someone else.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to you all.
1. Drink lots of water
2. Walk as much as you can
3. Talk to relatives and friends
4. Do something to show you care for you community
5. Chatting to a loved one, a trusted friend can make a dig difference in your life
6. Prioritize your time so you can relax and enjoy the season with people you care about
7. Alcohol is a depressant, having a few too many can actually dampen your spirit
8. Treats can leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Maintain your regular eating and sleeping habits as much as possible.
9. Make yourself a budget for the season and stay within it
10. Have a Great Christmas – manage wellness by staying as normal as you can be
Prizes as drawn
1st Prize $200.00 Dan Nazaroff
2nd Prize $100.00 Dianne Green
3rd Prize $ 50.00 Patrick Campbell
$50.00 Judy Harvey
$40.00 Charlotte Burbeck
$30.00 Armaan Aujla
Bonus draws were presented due to the excellent participation from local businesses
Pictured above – left to right: Dan Nazaroff, Charlotte Burbeck, Fred Harvey, Armaan Aujla with mother Gurpreet – presentator Tracy Veintimilla
July 26, 1924 – December 6, 2018
Shuttleworth passed away peacefully on December 6, 2018 at the age of 94 years at Sunnybank Care Home.
Angus was born on July 26, 1924 in Olalla, BC.
Angus never married. He was a cowboy all his life, working on various local ranches up until his retirement.
There will be a graveside interment held at the Okanagan Falls Cemetery on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Public auto insurer projected to lose $890 million this year following a loss of $1.3 billion in 2017.
The Insurance Corporation of B.C. will submit its application for the rate hike to the B.C. Utilities Commission and if approved, the new rate would come into effect April 1, 2019 and will mean an average increase of $60 a year.
In an attempt to stem the losses, the province has already rolled out a list of reforms including higher fines for repeat bad drivers, an independent dispute resolution system and a $5,500 limit on payouts for minor injuries.
Sue McKortoff replaces Doug Findlater as chair – Findlater stepped down as Mayor of West Kelowna prior to the recent municipal elections.
What is the Okanagan Basin Water Board? :
A group of 3 regional Districts – North, Central and South Okanagan areas
“stop importation of Mussels”
lake protection – reduce chemical input from sewer plants
drought planning for areas affected
invasive weeds in Okanagan Lake
Appointed to the OBWB for Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) a good mix of Toni Boot, Rick Knodel and McKortoff
Snap, crackle and pop are the apparent sounds of Rice Crispies breakfast cereal. There are little characters with those names depicted on the box and in cartoon ads. So ‘snap’ is this character and is also the name of the sound that the character makes. The snap sound is that of a dry twig breaking or the end of a whip curling back upon itself with some force. Snap is a sharp sound, narrower than a tick or a tock
Snap means fast. If I tell you it will be done in a snap, you can expect almost instant results. So snap means fast. If I say that to do it will be a snap, I mean it will be easy. A snap in a snap is easy and fast. Not many things can claim that combination. To snap at you is to react with a quick impatient tone. When I am particularly grouchy I might be snapping every time I speak. Being snappy is rarely welcomed
But then you might be a snappy dresser. Oh, don’t you look snappy, which is a close cousin to looking spiffy, so pretty sharp. Kinda at the noticing edge, couldn’t walk into a room without people nodding yes and checking you out. In this case, snappy is good. To be snappy is to be noticed. When I snap my fingers, center finger pulled hard so it slips off my thumb onto my palm, it is to get attention or keep a beat
A drink can may have a snap top, so it opens with the sound of a snap, whether via a pull tab or an entire lid snapping open There is a company called Snap On Tools. They make mechanic’s tools where we can make the end different sizes to fit different nuts without having to change the entire tool, just the bit on the end, which, yes, snaps on and off as you choose. So the name of the company only tells half the story
Snap is mostly a happy sound, except when a rung of the ladder we are standing on snaps. Ouch. Snappy dressers walk with a snap in their step and snap their fingers. They learn dance steps in a snap and make them look like a snap to do. Snappy rhymes with happy and the expression of it is almost always that way. An elastic snaps back to its original shape when we release it. I can snap back from a perceived insult, when I release it