Archives for June 10, 2021
COUNCIL REPORT/RESOLUTION HISTORY: Fairview Bridge built on the Okanagan River in 1955.
That Council accept the lowest bid at $358,516.50 (compression seal) from Seismic 2000 Construction LTD.; and That Staff be directed to begin negotiating specific items for the Fairview Bridge Rehabilitation project to potentially reduce costs;
That Council authorize an increase to the total budget by an additional $130,000 should costs not be reduced;
That Council authorize the signing authorities to enter into a contract with Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd. for the Fairview Bridge Rehabilitation project;
That staff bring back the capital works budget to the next Council meeting for discussion of options and funding.
The Fairview Road bridge was built in 1955 and is approximately 150 feet in length. It spans the Okanagan River with access to the Eastside Hike and Bike Greenway completed in 2015. The Fairview Road bridge connects downtown Oliver with the east side of Oliver.
In the mid 1950s, the Okanagan River was channelized, straightened, narrowed and diked. The river extends from Penticton to the north, where it arises from the south end of Okanagan Lake, flowing south to the Canada-U.S. border, where it becomes the Okanogan River. 115 mi (185 km) in total length, the Okanagan/Okanogan River empties into the Columbia River in northern Washington State.
Saturday, June 12 Hedley Hedley Ball Park, Scott Ave & 4 Street 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 13 Princeton Veterans Square, Bridge St and Vermillion Ave 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 14 Keremeos/Cawston Memorial Park, 4th Street and Hwy 3 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15 Oliver Visitor Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17
Osoyoos Gyro Osoyoos Park, 15 Park Place 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has been called to assist the Penticton RCMP following the discovery of a woman’s body at a residence in Naramata yesterday.
Just before 5 p.m. on June 9, 2021 investigators attended a residence in the 3900-block of 3 Street in Naramata in relation to the double homicide which occurred last month. Officers found the home was insecure however no one answered the door. Officers entered the residence to ensure the well-being of the occupants, once inside, the body of an adult woman was discovered. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Investigators from the SED Major Crime and BC RCMP Major Crime units are working closely and sharing information regularly given the links between today’s and last month’s homicides, says Acting Officer in Charge (A/OIC) Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon.
The investigation into the May deaths of Erick and Carlos Fryer is progressing and we know that their deaths were not a random act and likely connected to local drug and gang activities.
While a preliminary identification of the woman has been completed, investigators are continuing to work with the BC Coroners Service to conclusively confirm. The homicide scene has been secured and investigators along with forensic specialists will be on site to gather any evidence.
We know that news of another homicide in the community of Naramata will be concerning, says Supt. Brian Hunter, Officer in Charge of the Penticton RCMP.
These appear to be targeted acts, and this type of violence, related to drug and gang activities, is not normal in our community. Additional police resources have been brought into the area and you can expect to see a higher police presence in the days ahead. Now is the time for anyone with information to come forward.
Using a three-tiered approach of prevention, intervention and suppression, the CFSEU-BC’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) is in Naramata and the neighbouring communities to assist Penticton RCMP and the SED Major Crime investigators in gathering intelligence and other enforcement action.
Anyone who has information, or may have dash cam or other video footage is asked to contact the SED MCU tipline at 1-877-987-8477.
S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet
Senior Media Relations Officer
“Today, we are reporting that 74.9% of all adults in B.C. and 72.8% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,823,103 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 443,562 of which are second doses.
“It is important to note that invitations to book a second dose will only be sent after eight weeks. At this point, given the strong demand, appointments are being booked in most locations two to three weeks later. This interval is well within the safe range for everyone and data shows it may lead to a stronger and longer-lasting immune response.
“We have had 153 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 145,996 cases in British Columbia.
“Of the new cases, 21 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 73 are in the Fraser Health region, 11 are in the Island Health region, 39 are in the Interior Health region and nine are in the Northern Health region.
“There are currently 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and a further 142,314 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 176 individuals are currently hospitalized, 49 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“There have been four new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,729 deaths in British Columbia. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19.
A GoFundMe page has been started and already over $2000 has been raised of the $5,000 goal.
There will also be a hot dog/bbq fundraiser at the Oliver Buy-Low Foods location on Saturday June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cash donations are also being accepted inside the store.