Osoyoos: Your Sunday morning review

The Osoyoos Festival Society led the community services grant parade this afternoon, receiving $6,500 from the Town of Osoyoos. More than $61,000 was provided to 21 local not-for-profits.
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.

Smoke and some open flame is visible in the Cawston area Tuesday evening as a wildfire burns out of control.

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.

Overdose rate climbing
in the Okanagan, IHA reports

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.

Oliver men’s good deed:
returning a prized pet to her family

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.

Miranda Sparkes and Brock Paton

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.

Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson would put more on the line than most of her Liberal colleagues if the party engineered a snap election.

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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