Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

March against Monsanto!

It is an idea born of the frustration felt by a mother over Monsanto's Genetically Modified seeds and the chemicals used to grow them. On Saturday, people all over the world will "March against Monsanto" to advocate solutions that protect the bees, the environment, and our health. Bring a sign and join the March in Vernon:

WHEN: Saturday May 25th, at 11 AM
WHERE: Starts at Colin Mayes' office, 3105 29th street, then a walk through downtown to MLA Eric Foster's office and back to MP's office.
WHY: to advocate solutions to food production that protect us against Monsanto's GM crops. 
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Special GVAC meetings - May 23 and 30 regarding Master Water Plan 2013.

Consultants to Greater Vernon Water are making their presentation to GVAC on alternative options for the new Master Water Plan at the above meetings. If you are interested in the future of your water supply, you might wish to attend those meetings.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Meet the "Super Tomatoes"!

These tomatoes were harvested in September, 2012 an stored in a bowl in the kitchen over the winter with many others. No special treatment or storage. They never spoiled and are still edible as of May 6, 2013. Amazing!


Coldstream Committee of the Whole meeting - May 21, 2013.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Okanagan and Shuswap Election Results - KISS FM News

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Re-elected Liberal Eric Foster and wife Janice at victory celebration at the Schubert Centre (P McIntyre)Liberal Eric Foster won a second term in Vernon-Monashee, defeating New Democrat Mark Olsen by more than 3,100 votes, an even larger margin than four years ago, 46% to 33%.
"I hope it's the fact that we worked hard here and we delivered. I promised people I'd would work hard for them and I did, and we were able to deliver on some of the things we wanted to do," Foster told Kiss FM.
Olsen was surprised at the local result.
"I thought it would be a closer race here. I was surprised at the outcome. We ran a really good campaign and we worked really hard to identify and get the vote out."
Scott Anderson of the BC Conservatives had 11.9% of the votes, Rebecca Helps of the Greens 6.7% and independent Korry Zepik had 155 votes (0.64%).
Anderson was pleased with the support he got.
"We did a really good job. We doubled our percentage from the last time we ran here, so I'm pleased with that."
Top photo: Re-elected Liberal Eric Foster and wife Janice at victory celebration at the Schubert Centre (P McIntyre)
Mark Olsen of NDP (right) congratulates Liberal Eric Foster on his election victory at the Schubert Centre (P McIntyre)
In the Shuswap, newcomer Greg Kyllo won a landslide victory over New Democrat Steve Gunner, 48% to 29%, a margin of over 4,300 votes.
Kyllo takes over as the new MLA from retiring Liberal George Abbott.
The Liberals won re-election by wide margins in the three Kelowna ridings.

Liberals also won both the Kamloops ridings, Penticton with former mayor Dan Ashton, and Linda Larson Boundary-Similkameen.
Check Elections BC for more results.
Bottom photo: Mark Olsen of the NDP (right) congratulates Liberal Eric Foster on his election victory at the Schubert Centre (P McIntyre)


Friday, May 10, 2013

Flying Car Crashes In Landing

Written by Glen Morrison  107.5 KISSFM Friday, 10 May 2013 08:50

Two people are in Vernon hospital with non life threatening injuries after the crash of a flying car. "Maverick " is a Florida developed modified car with a large propeller at it's rear, road worthy, and flies with a para sail for lift. RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says it took off from the Vernon airport before nine this morning.  He says the pilot and a relative were aboard, "It had made a circle like it was going to approach , obviously something happened, they heard it from the airport, power up, and then it crashed into the trees by the creek " Vernon   Resident, Ray Seibring, recently brought the fifth ever flying car to Canada as a prototype, and has been making  test flights in the Okanagan. (see earlier report).

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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.