Monday, April 30, 2012

The first we have sighted in Kalamalka Lake Park in 2012.

This cutie was enjoying the new vegetation by the trail about 800 m from the Red Gate this evening (April 30). He/she appeared to be quite unconcerned by our presence.


SPrKL’S Weed and Plant Event

Hi All!

Signs are up!

Take a stroll to Kalavista Lagoon, Creekside Park, and  

Coldstream Creek Park to have a look!

Mark Your Calendars!

SPrKL’S Weed and Plant Event

Friday June 15th from 1 pm until late afternoon and 

Saturday June 16th 10:30 am until mid-afternoon

at the Wetland behind the RDNO office –corner of Hwy.6 

and Aberdeen Rd.

More details to come...! 


Federal Government Releases Draft Legislation to Reform Federal Regulatory System

On April 26, 2012, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-38, which contains the government’s proposed legislative changes to the federal regulatory system. The most significant change is the complete repeal and replacement of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), the central piece of federal environmental legislation. Many of these proposed changes will have significant, and largely positive, implications for resource developers.  Read the entire article


"Fair Voting Democracy" - Keynote Address at the Green Party General Meeting.

Professor Hodgson from UBC Vancouver was speaking at the Enderby Drill Hall following the Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party Food Fair and Annual General Meeting. (more)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Britan's(?) got talent - Enjoy!


Selected Articles - Morning Star, 2012-04-22

New format for Selected Articles - Click on article and read it as an original.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Readers write --Letter to the Editor.

The article "Dairy Farms key to Local Economy" in the Vernon Morning Star of April 22nd should be followed by another article entitled "Factory Farms deterrent to Local Economy" highlighting the hidden and not so hidden but little-known costs associated with these factories.

Factory farms are a threat to public health due to their heavy use of chemicals and antibiotics and to the toxic gases emanating from them. Chemicals are used to drench the surrounding monoculture fields that grow the GMO crops that feed the animals, and antibiotics are needed to compensate for illness resulting from extremely crowded conditions. These find themselves in the water, air, and soil as well as the food chain contributing to pollution and the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Factory farms are also a threat to the natural environment due to the toxic gases that emanate from them and due to the over application of manure that runs off the land and accumulates in waterways and kill aquatic life. In addition, factory farms "take over" communities by making it unattractive for any other kind of development to occur. They destroy the charm of rural communities, lower the values of properties, kill tourism, and make it impossible for small family farms and rural attractions to survive. It is telling that tourist brochures never showcase an area by showing these factories.

The hidden costs of factory farms are borne by all of us through our degraded environment and reduced health. We pay again through increased taxes for extra water treatment, farm subsidies that go mostly to factory farms, and for increased health care costs. The social costs are damaged communities, loss of potential tourism and business revenues, and loss of good farmland and family farms. 

Huguette Allen
Lumby BC

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sad news for Vancouver Canucks' fans!

The Vancouver Canucks have lost their game against the Los Angeles Kings tonight in overtime. The final score was 2:1. 

The bright side of the story: there likely won't be a riot in Vancouver.

Read the Vancouver Sun story for further info.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Green Party News

Earth Day, Sunday April 22 @ 7:00 pm
help grow a more representative, Greener government.
Join Professor Anthony Hodgson, President of Fair Voting BC
to begin building consensus toward proportional representation in Canada.
"Making all Votes Count"
is a free public discussion on inclusive democracy. 

Professor Hodgson will be preceeded by the GREEN PARTY AGM @ 4:30 and FOOD FAIR - POT LUCK @ 5:30
featuring a dozen demonstrations including solar cooker, dehydration & more.
Enderby Drill Hall, 308 George St, Hwy 97A 

Contact: Karen 250-838-9581; Guy 250-307-0407, or Greig 250-260-5877


New engineer for Coldstream!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NORD Meeting April 18, 2012.

Note: The Special GVAC meeting scheduled for April 19, 2012 has been cancelled!


Volunteers for Earth Day Clean-up Project. - SPrKL

The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPrKL)  Is seeking 

Volunteers for our Earth Day Clean-up Project.

Sunday, April 22 anytime between 10:30 am and 3pm

At Creekside (Dog) Park at  the corner of Kal Lake Rd. and Kidston Rd. in Coldstream

Wear weather appropriate clothing and gardening gloves

 Bring friends, family and dogs (if you can/want)   

 And… if possible a bucket, shovel and/or pruning shears.

Refreshments available!

 Please Spread the Word!


Coldstream Ratepayers News! All Coldstream residents are ratepayers!

The opinions expressed by "Coldstreamer" are strictly his own and do not represent the opinions of Coldstream Council!

Because I value your thoughtful opinions, I encourage you to add a comment to this discussion. Don't be offended if I edit your comments for clarity or to keep out questionable matters, however, and I may even delete off-topic comments.

Gyula Kiss;


We must protect our rights and freedom! (Photo courtesy of D. Gibson) Click on eagle to watch EAGLECAMS

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I have been a resident of Coldstream since 1976. I have had 15 years of experience on Council, 3 years as Mayor. As a current Councillor I am working to achieve fair water and sewer rates and to ensure that taxpayers get fair treatment. The current direction regarding water supply is unsustainable and I am doing all I can to get the most cost effective water supply possible.