The board of School District 53 has given the go-ahead to make some cuts to balance the books for the 2010/2011 school year.
“It’s not dire, by any means,” said Richard Goodwein, secretary treasurer for the district, at the monthly board meeting on May 19. [...more]
It took police less than an hour to arrest two men suspected of robbing the Osoyoos CIBC on the afternoon of May 21.
At just after 2 p.m., a man walked into the bank on Main Street and passed a teller a note stating he had a weapon, police said.
No weapon was seen. [...more]
A recent decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal may mean the Town of Osoyoos can’t proceed with a new bylaw designed to help fight drug production in local homes.
“How unfortunate,” said Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells, about a ruling where the court found that entering a person’s premises without a warrant violates Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – protection against unreasonable search and seizure. [...more]
A study published this month that looked at the effects of a trio of pesticides on the early-life stages of great basin spadefoot toads and Pacific treefrogs living in Osoyoos found that pesticide levels observed in this area caused death and deformities to the amphibians, even though the levels “met the requirements for federal water quality guidelines.” [...more]
Editor: I am writing to express my concerns about the unprecedented and dangerous volume of heavy equipment currently using the Willow Beach access road. You may not be aware of the fact that there is only one entrance/exit to Willow Beach. That small strip of road begins at Hwy. 97 and slopes down and back [...] [...more]
OSOYOOS TIMES-May 26, 2010 Throughout the year, many local charities and community groups seek donations and support for various fundraisers. There’s always a need for cash, prizes or sponsorships for charity sports tournaments or community events focused on worthy causes. Many people may not realize that most businesses in the Osoyoos area are constantly being [...] [...more]
Starting late this summer, if you drop a letter into a mail box in Osoyoos that is addressed to another address in Osoyoos, that letter will get to go on a bit of a journey before it gets to its final destination.
“Customers can still post their mail items on a Friday that are destined within their local trading area and they’ll still be ready for delivery on Monday,” said Colleen Frick, a director of communication for Canada Post Corporation. [...more]
Personal patient information sent out by Interior Health to those to whom it did not belong is being chalked up as “human error.”
“This breach was caused by a setting on a new device not being correctly set, resulting in double appointment letters being stuffed into envelopes,” said a letter sent out to a number of patients within Interior Health’s coverage area, which includes Osoyoos. [...more]
Osoyoos town council decided to put off second and third readings of a zoning amendment bylaw that would allow for the construction of a marina at Lions Park.
Instead council scheduled a session to provide more information on the matter to the public. [...more]
Researchers from Ontario’s University of Waterloo and the B.C. Transportation Ministry are working to give rare amphibians living near the site of the Hwy. 97 four-lane expansion project a helping hand.
Sara Ashpole, a researcher at the university, teamed up with ministry personnel last month to construct a new teardrop-shaped pond on ministry property near the intersection of the highway and Road 22. [...more]