• EDITORIAL – OCCUPY OSOYOOS

    It is all too easy, living in a beautiful town like Osoyoos, to hear about the clamor and bother over the “things” that get the world in a flap, and ignore them. It is also easy to...

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  • Osoyoos’s Mel James was one of the first golfers to tee off at the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club this season. The club’s year is coming to an early end as it works to tackle its financial woes. Photo by Paul Everest/Osoyoos Times File - Click on picture for larger image
    GOLF CLUB TO CLOSE EARLY, CUT SERVICES TO SAVE CASH

    Facing a bleak financial situation, the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club is slashing services and shortening its season in an effort to reduce costs. The new president of the club, Eco Aukema, informed members last week that the...

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  • Osoyoos's Ioannis Tsigonias went to Vancouver on Sept. 19 to audition for the nationwide talent search tryouts for Citytv’s production of Canada’s Got Talent. Photo by Mathew White - Click on picture for larger image
    LOCAL SINGER TAKES SHOT AT CANADA’S GOT TALENT

    An Osoyoos resident has his eyes on the prize as he pursues his passion for singing and performing. Local hopeful Ioannis Tsigonias went to Vancouver on Sept. 19 to audition for the nationwide talent search tryouts for Citytv’s...

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  • A draft report released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last month states that fencing and other barriers could be used to enhance security along the international border in remote areas away from ports of entry such as the Osoyoos border crossing, pictured above. Photo by Paul Everest - Click on picture for larger image
    U.S. NOT PLANNING TO BUILD BORDER FENCING AT THIS TIME

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency won’t be building a fence along the international border in the Osoyoos area— or anywhere else where there isn’t a port of entry along the 49th parallel— any time soon,...

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  • PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OPTIMISTIC IN FACE OF ABYSMAL BUILDING PERMIT NUMBERS

    Mayor Stu Wells admits that he no longer enjoys introducing the summary of monthly building permits at council meetings. Little wonder, when the most recent summary – for August, 2011 – listed just two small items: a $6,000...

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  • SMART METERS SHOULD GO WAY OF HST

    Editor: I don’t know how many of you out there have been following the recent events concerning BC Hydro’s plans for the installation of “smart meters” in all homes in the province, but being retired gives me...

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