• Principal Dave Foster (left) and Vice Principal Jason McAllister are happy to see the return of students to Osoyoos Elementary School.
    School board appoints new principals

    While one vice-principal is leaving, another administrator is getting ready to take on a new role in Osoyoos. Osoyoos Elementary School vice-principal Jason McAllister is preparing to say goodbye to students, staff and parents as he looks forward...

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  • Dr. Peter Entwistle says when healthcare is more than half of all provincial spending and when other issues all have a health aspect, a doctor with his background can help to remedy the system as MLA . Pictured here, he examines the X-Ray of Penticton Vees player Ty Amonte, taking a short break from in interview about his decision to run as an independent candidate in the May 9 provincial election. (Richard McGuire photo)
    For independent candidate Dr. Peter Entwistle, all politics is about health

    For independent candidate Dr. Peter Entwistle, the May 9 provincial election is all about healthcare. Not only is healthcare the most important issue – accounting for more than half the provincial budget – but every other issue...

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  • When heavy rains hit on Friday, a small pond formed on Hwy. 3 at the Osoyoos Visitor Centre. Big trucks barrelled through, sending water in all directions, while small cars gingerly inched forward as water reached above their axels. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Recent rainfall breaking some daily records

    Anyone who lives in the South Okanagan who has stepped outside over the past six weeks will know that this year has been exceptionally rainy. It’s actually broken some daily records, according to Environment Canada Meteorologist Matt...

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  • Marilyn Mulldoon spoke to Osoyoos council on Monday about a proposal to use the current Destination Osoyoos offices as a walk-in clinic. She is also working with Brenda Dorosz and Gaye Horn. (Keith Lacey photo)
    Group proposes walk-in clinic at DO offices

    A group calling itself Residents for Healthcare that is concerned about the lack of physicians and large numbers of local residents who can’t access a family doctor has proposed turning the current home of Destination Osoyoos into...

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    Stuck in water at nightfall in lion country – Osoyoos Rotarians have wild adventures on visit to South African development project

    When a group of Osoyoos Rotarians travelled to South Africa in January, to visit their development project, they didn’t anticipate they’d also have some hair-raising adventures. The local club’s project was to donate waterless toilets to a...

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    UPDATED: Three board members resign from South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce

    The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce (SOCC) has been dealt another blow with the resignation of three board members. President Brian Highley confirmed that Doug Lamb, Sara Amos and Jamie Cox recently resigned . . . on...

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  • Chris Mathieson has been given a one-year lease arrangement to continue running the Grist Mill in Keremeos, but he expects to turn that into a 10-year operating agreement shortly. (Richard McGuire photo)
    New 10-year lease gives Keremeos Grist Mill stability

    A new 10-year lease on the Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos gives the operation much-needed stability, says Chris Mathieson, founder of Mathieson Heritage Services, which operates the site. “We can start to go for markets that...

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  • Children took a few seconds to scoop up thousands of candy Easter eggs during the Easter egg hunt in the playground at Osoyoos Elementary School. (Richard McGuire photo)
    Sun shines on 23rd Easter Eggstravaganza

    It only seems like weeks on end of nothing but rain, but the sun shone brightly for the 23rd annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Osoyoos on Saturday. Things started slowly at first when the Rotary Pancake Breakfast got...

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