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Coyotes squeak out overtime win over Wranglers after previous night's loss to Heat
The Osoyoos Coyotes faced two tough road games on the weekend, losing 6-3 to Chase on Friday and salvaging a 6-5 overtime win over 100 Mile House on Saturday. The two weekend hockey games following a resounding 7-0 shutout pounding that the Coyotes delivered to the North Okanagan Knights last Wednesday on home ice. Last […] The post Coyotes squeak out overtime win over Wranglers after previous night's loss to Heat appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-09 21:28:30



Delta Grand Okanagan manager Daniel Bibby taking top job at Spirit Ridge
Daniel Bibby, who has managed Delta Grand Okanagan for eight years, is stepping into the top spot at Spirit Ridge at Nk'Mip Resort. The board of directors of the Spirit Ridge Owner Association (SROA) last week announced Bibby will "very shortly" become the new general manager and executive director of operations at Spirit Ridge. "We […] The post Delta Grand Okanagan manager Daniel Bibby taking top job at Spirit Ridge appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-09 21:28:29



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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-07 21:11:33



Judge rules against Duperron's challenge of school board by-election
The judge who heard a petition to overturn the November school board by-election has dismissed the petition. This means that Casey Brouwer, who was elected trustee in November, will not need to face second-place finisher Penny Duperron in a new vote. Duperron filed the petition in a Kelowna court and Justice Peter Rogers heard the […] The post Judge rules against Duperron’s challenge of school board by-election appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-05 20:58:41



Osoyoos woman starting up support group for those who suffer from autoimmune diseases
An Osoyoos woman who has battled an under-recognized disease that affects one in 70 Canadians is looking to start a support group for all local residents - and their loved ones - who suffer from various autoimmune diseases. Marilyn Mulldoon was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome more than 30 years ago and has been battling the […] The post Osoyoos woman starting up support group for those who suffer from autoimmune diseases appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-05 20:58:41



Aitken earns second shutout in a row as Coyotes pound Knights 7-0
Osoyoos Coyotes goalie Liam Aitken earned his second shutout in two games as his team pounded the North Okanagan Knights in a 7-0 victory Wednesday night. The home-game win gives the Coyotes a seven-point lead over the second-place Summerland Steam in the Okanagan Division. Osoyoos is now second only to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in […] The post Aitken earns second shutout in a row as Coyotes pound Knights 7-0 appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-05 09:04:30



Year in Review - September - Earthquake that shook South Okanagan wasn't unusual phenomenon in this area
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled many people from their morning sleep in September wasn't an unusual phenomenon in the South Okanagan, said an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). Alison Bird, a veteran earthquake seismologist with NRCAN, says the earthquake was centred east of Oliver and was felt from Lake Country south and […] The post Year in Review – September – Earthquake that shook South Okanagan wasn't unusual phenomenon in this area appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:12



Year in Review - October - Economic benefits of new jail will be felt across region for generations to come
A facility that will provide an enormous economic boost to the Town of Oliver - and entire South Okanagan - for generations to come was officially opened in grand style in late October. Five years after the provincial government announced the first new correctional centre to be built in B.C. in 15 years would be […] The post Year in Review – October – Economic benefits of new jail will be felt across region for generations to come appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:12



Year in Review - August - Horgan visits Osoyoos, while Harrington steps down from school board in August
During a brief pit stop in Osoyoos in August, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan said his party strongly believes it can win Boundary-Similkameen from the B.C. Liberals in the provincial election next May. That may be why he and his NDP colleagues have been spending lots of time here recently. Horgan was in Osoyoos as […] The post Year in Review – August – Horgan visits Osoyoos, while Harrington steps down from school board in August appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:11





Gallery show may drive you to abstraction
Not everybody "gets" abstract art, but Osoyoos Art Gallery Curator Sue Whittaker suggests people come to the gallery's new show and enjoy the colours. "Driven to Abstraction" opens Saturday at the gallery and runs to Jan. 28. It's a community show with more than 40 local artists of different experience levels represented. The idea for […] The post Gallery show may drive you to abstraction appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:10



Year in Review - July - Larson's comments about residential schools drew lots of heat from NDP
Provincial NDP Leader John Horgan called on Boundary Similkameen MLA Linda Larson in early July to apologize for "insensitive and offensive comments" about the history of residential schools in B.C. Larson, however, accused the NDP of trying to "play petty partisan politics." Larson's comment came in the form of a question during a hearing of […] The post Year in Review – July – Larson's comments about residential schools drew lots of heat from NDP appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:10



Osoyoos Seniors Centre rings in the New Year
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:09



Osoyoos Gift Cupboard brings out the best in many and the worst in a few
The Osoyoos Gift Cupboard has brought out the best of many people, but also the worst in a few. The three local women behind the cupboard, which provides free items to those who need them, have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. But on Wednesday morning when Brenda Dorosz and Gaye Horn went […] The post Osoyoos Gift Cupboard brings out the best in many and the worst in a few appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:08



Larson says feds don't support province's national park conditions, but ministry says it's too early to know Parks Canada's position
Parks Canada is unwilling to consider the provincial government's conditions for a national park in the South Okanagan and won't come to the table, says Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson. Her comments are at odds with statements by Parks Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment, who say there have been no formal talks and only […] The post Larson says feds don't support province's national park conditions, but ministry says it's too early to know Parks Canada's position appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2017-01-04 21:00:06



Two wins in a row keep Coyotes comfortably in first place
Two wins on home ice just days apart have kept the Osoyoos Coyotes comfortably in first place in the Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. On Friday, they shut out the last-place Princeton Posse 5-0. On Wednesday, the Coyotes scored a 6-4 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs, but they almost blew an […] The post Two wins in a row keep Coyotes comfortably in first place appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-31 19:20:44



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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-31 19:20:43



OIB Chief Clarence Louie named to Order of Canada
Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) was one of 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced Friday by Governor General David Johnston. Louie was named a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his innovative contributions to increasing economic opportunities for Indigenous communities. Louie will be among 75 […] The post OIB Chief Clarence Louie named to Order of Canada appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-31 19:20:42



Judge to rule on Duperron's challenge of by-election early in new year
The courtroom drama is over for Penny Duperron. Now she waits for the judge to render his decision in her legal battle against School District 53. Justice Peter Rogers admitted it's a very interesting case involving the Osoyoos school trustee candidate who has been representing herself in Kelowna court last this week. Duperron is challenging […] The post Judge to rule on Duperron’s challenge of by-election early in new year appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-30 19:20:34



Coyotes recover from third-period stumble to beat Kelowna 6-4
The Osoyoos Coyotes scored a 6-4 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs Wednesday night, but they almost blew an earlier two-goal lead. At the end of the second period, the Coyotes had a comfortable 3-1 lead, but early in the third period the Chiefs scored two quick goals to tie the game. Thanks to two late […] The post Coyotes recover from third-period stumble to beat Kelowna 6-4 appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-29 07:21:38



Year in Review - April - Residents angry, shocked after trustees vote to close Osoyoos Secondary School
Mere seconds after four trustees - none who live in Osoyoos - voted to close Osoyoos Secondary School (OSS) in early April, numerous parents screamed they will be working together to own and operate an independent school in this community and it would open by the fall. Following an emotionally charged 90-minute meeting where you […] The post Year in Review – April – Residents angry, shocked after trustees vote to close Osoyoos Secondary School appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:20



Year in Review - May - SD 53 Chair admits trustees' minds were made up before Town's $1M offer
Trustees of School District 53 had already decided to close Osoyoos Secondary School (OSS) when they received an offer from the Town of Osoyoos in April of more than $1 million over three years to keep the school open. School board chair Marieze Tarr acknowledged in May during another tense meeting between trustees and Osoyoos […] The post Year in Review – May – SD 53 Chair admits trustees' minds were made up before Town's $1M offer appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:20



Year in Review - March - Emotional parents urge SD 53 trustees to leave positive legacy and keep OSS open
A second - and final - public meeting over the pending closure of Osoyoos Secondary School (OSS) drew another huge and vocal crowd to the Sonora Community Centre in March, urging School District 53 trustees to keep the high school open. Well-known Osoyoos dentist Jason Bartsch received one of the loudest ovations of the night […] The post Year in Review – March – Emotional parents urge SD 53 trustees to leave positive legacy and keep OSS open appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:19



Year in Review - January - Community shocked with announcement trustees were looking to close high school
The announcement by School District 53 trustees that they were moving forward with a proposal to shut down Osoyoos Secondary School sent shockwaves in and around Osoyoos last January. At a school board meeting in early January, trustees voted to make Osoyoos the only community being considered for school closures as the board grapples with […] The post Year in Review – January – Community shocked with announcement trustees were looking to close high school appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:18



Year in Review - February: Raucous capacity crowd urged board trustees keep both Osoyoos schools open
A loud and volatile crowd of more than 1,000 local residents poured into the gymnasium at Osoyoos Secondary School in early February to tell School District 53 trustees in no uncertain words they would not accept having their school close. Former Osoyoos mayor Stu Wells received a rapturous standing ovation after stating that they must […] The post Year in Review – February: Raucous capacity crowd urged board trustees keep both Osoyoos schools open appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:18



Many changes to camping reservation system across B.C. take effect in January
With the 2017 camping season just around the corner, those looking to experience BC Parks are reminded to become familiar with new changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service. The Province announced significant changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service in November to enhance fair access for everyone looking to book a campsite in B.C.'s […] The post Many changes to camping reservation system across B.C. take effect in January appeared first on Osoyoos Times.
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Feed: News Date: 2016-12-28 19:21:17



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