Here are some of the stories OsoyoosToday
covered over the last seven days:
Fireworks promise jam-packs
Osoyoos for Canada Day
For about 45 minutes last night, I sat on the front step and counted cars as they passed our house on Hwy. 97 just north of Osoyoos. I stopped counting at 1,500.The steady stream gave proof to the number of Okanagan Valley visitors who had earlier in the day made their way to Osoyoos for Cherry Fiesta and the Canada Day fireworks.
First flood, now fire:
South Okanagan has a new threat
Just like that, the South Okanagan is out of the soaker and into the fryer. Extreme heat and a lack of precipitation are creating tinder-dry conditions in the South Okanagan.
Interior Health is urging Okanagan residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider in the wake of an increasing overdose trend over the past several months. The Okanagan recorded 50 overdose deaths in the first four months of 2017. That compares to 76 in all of 2016.
An Oliver real estate agent helping a friend Sunday evening ended up doing a much larger good deed — reuniting a distraught family with their prized pet.
Carl Byrne, an agent with Re/Max Wine Capital Realty in Oliver, had picked up Kevin Vetsch from an event at the Fairview Mountain Golf Club when the two men came upon a British bulldog matching the description of one dognapped the previous day.
Local archers win provincial 3D championships
Miranda Sparkes was in a class by herself this weekend — literally. So she did what any champion finding her- or himself in the same situation would do — she set her sights on beating competitors in every other class as well.
Second-term MLAs have plenty to lose
with snap election call
Want another reason why a quick BC election wouldn’t be a good idea for the Liberal caucus? I can give you almost 400,000 of them. A snap BC election held before May 2019 could cost second-term MLAs more than just their seat in the provincial legislature.
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