Monday, July 31, 2017

BC Wildfire: Feds Rarely Match Charitable Donations When Disasters Strike In Canada

Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encouraged people over the weekend to donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help British Columbians affected by raging wildfires and he made a similar appeal for Ontario and Quebec flood victims earlier this year.

However unlike many international disasters like the earthquakes in Nepal two years ago or in Haiti in 2010, Canada's appeal for domestic donations isn't shored up by a pledge that the government will pony up an equal amount of cash to match the individual donors. Read more


I find it reprehensible that the Canadian Government places Canadian disaster survivors below those of foreign country disaster survivors. Don't you? 


And the beat goes on in the White House!

Anthony Scaramucci Out At White House After A Whirlwind 10 Days

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them.


Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Trio having a campfire in North Okanagan 'didn't seem to get it or care'

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them.


Christy Clark to resign as leader of BC Liberal party next week


Christy Clark is resigning as the leader of the BC Liberal party, effective Friday August 4.

In a release today, Clark said serving as premier and serving the people of B.C. for the past six and a half years “has been an incredible honour and privilege.”

“I am so proud of everything our BC Liberal Team has accomplished. From working to make British Columbia Canada’s leading economy and creating more than 200,000 new jobs, to helping thousands of single parents go from welfare to work through the Single Parent Employment Initiative, to British Columbia’s gift to the world, the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest,” Clark states in the release.

“I am certain that British Columbia’s best days lie ahead. Because British Columbians can, through hard work, determination, and perseverance, achieve anything they set their minds to.” Read more


Friday, July 21, 2017

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

UPDATE: Nighthawk fire renamed Okanagan Centre Fire grows to 30 hectares

 Kelowna   posted July 15, 2017 by   KelownaNow Staff

(UPDATE: July 15th @ 8:30 p.m.)- The Nighthawk fire has been renamed the Okanagan Centre Fire.

Wildfire BC is supporting the local Lake Country Fire Department fight the Okanagan Centre Fire.

Currently the fire has grown to 30 hectares in size.

There are 11 fixed winged aircrafts, one helicopter and ground crews on the scene.

It is showing rank three fire behaviour, meaning it's a larger surface fire that might see some candling into the trees.

It's located between McKinley Landing and Lake Country.

Structures are threatened.

There is no cause as of yet.

Strong winds is increasing the fire activity. (read more)


Thursday, July 13, 2017

GVWU Media Release - Water supply update.

Kalamalka Lake appears to be above full pool still! Domestic supply is provided mostly from Kalamalka Lake (80%). What gives?


Monday, July 10, 2017

Okanagan sunshine? - Kalamalka Lake in the blazing sun!

Smoke from hundreds of forest fires obscure the sun in the generally sunny Okanagan. First the floods put a damper on outdoor activities now the fires do the same. Up to 14,000 residents have been evacuated in various parts of the Central Interior. An entire trailer park burned down is Cache Creek. The map below depicts the current fire situation in British Columbia.


Friday, July 7, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

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!

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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.