Mayor Sue McKortoff hands over a small token of appreciation to former Osoyoos Fire Department Chief Rick Jones, who turned over duties to Ryan McKaskill in November.
Chief Jones had served as chief for 11 years, the largest part of his tenure spent pushing for a new firehall. That effort came to fruition last December when the department finally got the keys to its new building on 74 Ave.
The chief, however, is prouder of another accomplishment: “Nobody got hurt — that’s the most important thing,” he said of keeping firefighters safe.
The brief thank you ceremony was held as part of Council's regular meeting on Dec. 4.