Monday, June 24, 2013

Coldstraem Council Meeting - June 24, 2013

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Readers write - Only in China.

This will make you laugh, have a good day. This is a gem!
A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English……….
"Getting There:
Our representative will make you wait at the airport. The bus to the hotel runs along the lake shore. Soon you will feel pleasure in passing water. You will know that you are getting near the hotel, because you will go round the bend. The manager will await you in the entrance hall. He always tries to have intercourse with all new guests.

The hotel:
This is a family hotel, so children are very welcome. We of course are always pleased to accept adultery. Highly skilled nurses are available in the evenings to put down your children. Guests are invited to conjugate in the bar and expose themselves to others. But please note that ladies are not allowed to have babies in the bar. We organize social games, so no guest is ever left alone to play with them self.

The Restaurant:
Our menus have been carefully chosen to be ordinary and unexciting. At dinner, our quartet will circulate from table to table, and fiddle with you.

Your Room:
Every room has excellent facilities for your private parts. In winter, every room is on heat. Each room has a balcony offering views of outstanding obscenity! . You wi ll not be disturbed by traffic noise, since the road between the hotel and the lake is used only by pederasts.

Your bed has been made in accordance with local tradition. If you have any other ideas please ring for the chambermaid. Please take advantage of her. She will be very pleased to squash your shirts, blouses and underwear. If asked, she will also squeeze your trousers.

Above all:
When you leave us at the end of your holiday, you will have no hope. You will struggle to forget it."

U.S. Seemingly Unaware of Irony in Accusing Snowden of Spying - The Borowitz Report.


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The United States government charged former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden with spying on Friday, apparently unaware that in doing so it had created a situation dripping with irony.

At a press conference to discuss the accusations, an N.S.A. spokesman surprised observers by announcing the spying charges against Mr. Snowden with a totally straight face.
“These charges send a clear message,” the spokesman said. “In the United States, you can’t spy on people.”

Seemingly not kidding, the spokesman went on to discuss another charge against Mr. Snowden—the theft of government documents: “The American people have the right to assume that their private documents will remain private and won’t be collected by someone in the government for his own purposes.”

“Only by bringing Mr. Snowden to justice can we safeguard the most precious of American rights: privacy,” added the spokesman, apparently serious.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Curtesy of VernonBlog - Water Plan approved!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

$111 Million in Water Projects Set To Flow

Greater Vernon politicians have given their approval to nine capital water projects totalling 111 million dollars. The support came during a special meeting today of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee. The projects, which include separating the domestic and farming systems in Lavington, are part of the updated master water plan  that still needs approval from the regional district board before going to Interior Health. RDNO's Engineering G-M Dale McTaggert says directors will look at rate hikes and borrowing, as ways to fund the initiatives. "Once we get Interior Health approval, we'll come back to GVAC and we'll work out how they wish to fund it," he says. McTaggert says senior government grants will also be applied for. "They were talking about the federal government announcing two billion dollars a year (in grants) over a number of years, so there maybe opportunities but certainly we will apply for every opportunity we can." McTaggert says the projects, which are spread out over a number of years, are needed to meet the requirements of the BC Drinking Water Protection Act.
 (Project)                          (Year planned)   (Cost)       
1. Duteau Creek WTP - Stage 1, 110 ML/d....2017....$26.5 million
2. Mission Hill WTP - Stage 1, 56 ML/d..... 2022.......$30 M
3. Aberdeen Dam Improvements - Raise Dam by 4 m.....2022....$6.41 M
4. Gold-Paradise Extension..... 2037......$3.6 M
5. Domestic System Distribution Investments.....2013 -2017..... $9.8 M
6. Lavington System Separation..... 2013-2017..... $19.5 M
7. Irrigation Main Twinning..... 2013-2017......$9.8 M
8. Twinning Transmission Main (Oversizing).....2013-2017......$3.5 M
9. Okanagan Lake Pump Station.....2014......$2.6 M
Total $111.71 million

2012 Master Water Plan

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Coldstream Council Meeting, June 10, 2013

Note: Council Meeting for June 10, 2013 will be held at the Maki Lake House, 7804 Kidston Road, Coldstream BC. Since parking is limited at the house the public is asked to park on Linden Drive and walk to the house.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

GVAC Meeting - June 6, 2013

Note: --Water Allocation Purchase for 4122 East Vernon Road – Electoral Area C (BX Ranch)
Staff report dated May 27, 2013 RECOMMENDATION 3 Page 6 

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