• Tim Cottrill, owner and winemaker at Robin Ridge Winery in Keremeos, was at Market on Main in Gyro Park recently. New liquor regulations in B.C. now allow sampling and selling of wine at farmers markets. Market on Main was quick to allow selected wineries to do this at Saturday and Wednesday markets. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Osoyoos market one of first to offer wine sampling, sales

    Osoyoos’ Market on Main is now offering visitors a chance to taste and buy local wines at both the Saturday morning and Wednesday evening markets. Osoyoos was one of the first farmers’ markets in the province to...

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  • Tony Batista once again seemed to be the most energetic dancer at the first of two Osoyoos Street Dances on Friday night, though many children were also strong challengers.  (Richard McGuire photo)
    Children shake to first street dance of summer

    Children got up on stage and danced to recorded music while some adults also joined in at the first of two Osoyoos Street Dances on Friday evening. The dance carries on a quarter-century tradition started by Frances...

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  • Skiers ride a lift to the top of Mount Baldy. (Keith Lacey file photo)
    Mount Baldy ski resort assets for sale in court-approved foreclosure

    The assets of Mount Baldy Ski Resort are up for sale under a court-approved foreclosure action. G-Force Real Estate Inc. of Vancouver has been appointed marketing agent for a secured creditor who has received conduct of sale...

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  • An old Western movie set on the Elkink Ranch was destroyed by fire last week. Its seven buildings had been complete buildings rather than just fronts and the set was used in the 2010 movie Gunless as well as a Mexican film. (Okanagan Film Commission photo)
    Destruction of Osoyoos-area movie set in fire a loss to B.C. film industry

    The destruction by fire of an Osoyoos-area movie set is a big loss for the British Columbia film industry, says Jon Summerland, film commissioner with the Okanagan Film Commission. The old West village below Mount Kobau on...

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  • A fire and thick smoke enshroud vegetation off Old Richter Pass Road Wednesday afternoon, July 9. The fire was believed to have been started with a cigarette. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Wildfires burn to north and south; campfires banned

    With major wildfires burning north and south of Osoyoos and the fire danger rating at times extreme, campfires have been temporarily banned throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre area. That ban covers all B.C. parks, Crown and private...

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  • Richard Bussanich, a biologist with the Okanagan Nation Alliance and a member of the Okanagan Salmon Community Initiative, told members of Town of Osoyoos council on Monday that experts are predicting one of the largest sockeye salmon runs in history into Osoyoos Lake over the next several weeks. Experts are expecting between 300,000 and 400,000 sockeye salmon to make the long trek from the Columbia River system in the United States into Osoyoos Lake. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Recreational Sockeye fishery opening on Osoyoos Lake expected at end of month

    Record numbers of sockeye salmon are swimming up the Columbia River in the United States and a date is expected to be announced shortly for opening of the sports fishery on Osoyoos Lake. If past years are...

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  • Peter Kruszewski, who owns Tamri Campground on Lakeshore Drive in Osoyoos with his wife Sylvia, remains upset over a recent incident at the Osoyoos landfill site. Kruszewski said he finds it ridiculous that landfill staff expect him to know what is inside the garbage bags he drops off every week. He and his wife have always promoted recycling and have huge bins at the entrance to their campground, says Kruszewski. Barry Romanko, the town’s CAO, says the landfill site staff are only following regulations and do show tolerance when a small amount of recyclable materials are found inside regular garbage. (Keith Lacey photo)
    Osoyoos campground owner is upset with recycling regulations, staff at local landfill

    The owner of an Osoyoos campground said recycling policies at the Osoyoos landfill site don’t make a lot of sense and he remains upset at how he was treated by staff after dropping off a recent load....

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  • B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone stands with Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson as they unveil the sign in front of Oliver town hall announcing the $3 million highway upgrade  project set to begin next summer. The project will see 25 kilometres of highway resurfacing completed between Osoyoos and Tucelnuit Drive, including Oliver’s main street. (Lyonel Doherty photo)
    Highway 97 will soon get $3M facelift from Osoyoos to Oliver

    A $3 million highway-resurfacing project is coming to Osoyoos and Oliver next summer. That was the big announcement recently when Minister of Transportation Todd Stone came to Oliver. He outlined the 2015 project that will see Highway...

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  • Last year’s street dances were a big hit with many kids of all ages and their families. Many of the songs involve special audience participation and for some there are prizes donated by local businesses. (Richard McGuire file photo)
    Osoyoos street dance returns Friday night

    Once again Osoyoos residents and visitors will be dancing in the street this coming Friday evening in the first of two summer street dances. Actually, since last year when the dances were taken over by the Osoyoos...

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  • The third wildfire west of Osoyoos in less than two weeks was burning Tuesday morning below Mount Kobau. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Third wildfire burning near Mount Kobau

    Another wildfire, the third in less than two weeks, is burning west of Osoyoos on Tuesday morning. Like the other two, Tuesday’s fire is also believed to be human caused. Airborne firefighters with the Wildfire Management Branch...

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