Editor: Re: Aug. 17 article entitled “Council aims to make Osoyoos more accessible.” As a resident of the Osoyoos area and a volunteer for CASI (Community Action for Seniors’ Independence), I commend Osoyoos Council for taking immediate action to install automatic doors to the Town Hall’s main entrance. As the article indicates, “in the summer [...] [...more]
OSOYOOS TIMES-August 24, 2011 In a world where people followed rules and acted responsibly, it would be hard to believe that three crashes involving water craft could take place on Osoyoos Lake in less than a week. Unfortunately, however, we don’t live in that world and so we have to look back at a week [...] [...more]
An 18-year-old Mission man is dead following a collision between a boat and an inner tube on Osoyoos Lake on the evening of Aug. 16.
Police were called to the Safari Beach Resort at the intersection of Oleander Drive and 89th Street just after 9 p.m. after it was reported that a boat had struck an inner tube with three people on it being towed behind another boat. [...more]
In response to a request from a concerned citizen, Osoyoos council has directed Town of Osoyoos staff to make Osoyoos Town Hall more accessible to people living with disabilities.
In an email to Town staff dated July 28, the Osoyoos resident, whose name was blacked out from Town documents for privacy reasons, pointed out that although Town Hall has a ramp for people dealing with mobility issues, people in wheelchairs have difficulty opening the hall’s main doors. [...more]
A program designed to keep first-time criminal offenders or those responsible for crimes of a less serious nature out of jail while making amends for their offences could be coming to Osoyoos.
Osoyoos council passed a motion at its Aug. 15 meeting to advise the coordinator of the regional restorative justice program that Osoyoos is interested in establishing such a service here. [...more]
Osoyoos council begrudgingly gave third reading to the so-called “Good Neighbour” bylaw which includes a controversial amendment requested by the provincial Transportation and Infrastructure Ministry.
The draft bylaw combines a number of existing Town of Osoyoos policies that deal with noise regulations, property maintenance, firearms and explosives and littering. [...more]
Dear NOT VERY NICE OLDER KIDS: You made us feel very sad when you broke the lock on our gate to steal both of our two wheeler bikes. We really liked riding them with our friends everyday at the Kids Klub. We don’t understand why you would want to steal from younger kids. We are [...] [...more]
Early-bird registration for the 2011 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum ends on Monday, Aug. 15.
The forum takes place from September 18 to 20 in Osoyoos and is being offered at a discount to residents of Osoyoos, Oliver and Oroville, with some portions being free. [...more]
It was a fluke.
That’s how Ken Anderson and his son Brock described their encounter on the evening of Aug. 3 with a Penticton man wanted by police for attempted murder.
At about 5:45 p.m. that day, Ken and Brock were driving in a truck on their property on Road 20 north of Osoyoos when they saw a man on their neighbour’s property to the north, heading towards the east side of their own land. [...more]
For the second year in a row, anglers will have a chance to hook some sockeye salmon on Osoyoos Lake.
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans released a notice last week declaring that a recreational and commercial sockeye salmon fishery will open on the lake beginning Aug. 13 and closing Aug. 28.
The fishery is open only during daylight hours in the lake’s north basin from the Hwy. 3 bridge to a line extending between the mouth of Inkameep Creek on the lake’s east side to the Inkameep Lodge Pier on the west shore. [...more]