Passing of Naga Terada

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Naga.  Naga & Sue lived on Anarchist Mountain for many years, and were a vibrant part of our community. They decided to move into Osoyoos a few years ago.   Naga was always an inspiration to those who enjoyed his whit, kindness and sense of community. Naga served as a Director on the Anarchist Mountain Community Society for several years providing his guidance and wise counsel. Naga and Sue were the originators of the Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction, that has become part of our annual Summer picnic. That effort has allowed our community to raise many thousands of dollars in support of our Fire Dept.   Naga also was an avid lawn bowler, and helped get many new people into that activity.  Naga & Sue were key founders in getting the Market on Main going in downtown Osoyoos, which continues to this day. Naga fell ill last Sunday (May 5) and passed away peacefully in Penticton last night. Naga was 92. 

Rest peacefully dear friend. You made our lives that mush better by knowing you.   Arrangements have not been announced yet.

Your friends on Anarchist Mountain

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Yard Refuse Disposal July 11 2020 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 10:00am to 12:00pm

We would like to thank Ron Palmer and Osoyoos Mountain Estates for working with us to find a location to collect yard refuse.

The site is to be used for the disposal of materials to aid in FireSmarting your property. Last weekend large rocks had been dropped off and this is a safety issue if struck by a vehicle or tractor.

Examples of materials accepted are:

Grass, leaves, needles etc.
Brush, branches etc.
Please Note:

Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
NO construction debris is to be brought in.
Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.
A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The hours of operation are 10:00am to 12:00pm. The site is located on Wapiti. Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

Protocol for running the pit this year will be:

1. Have a single lane of traffic with occupants remaining in vehicle until entry into pit.

2. Allow only 3 vehicles in the pit at a time, when drivers exit they must social distance from each other.

3. We will be asking people to provide their name and address which we will now write down ourselves.

 

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Garbage/Recycling Pickup Issue

This email was sent to <holly.laughlin@wasteconnections.com>

Today was the first day on Anarchist Mountain of picking up the recyclables in bins.

And it was a mess…. not from wildlife, but from the garbage-pickup-man.

I went down our driveway as soon as the truck went by and he had picked up the garbage and had emptied the bins.

The bin with the attached lid had the lid half way detached; the bin with the loose lid was just thrown, both pieces, to the edge of the road.

Yes, they were emptied, but without care for somebody else’s property (our bins), nor the environment. Any wind can move these bins and lids all over, on the road, in the ditch.

I am disappointed and upset.

Could you, the RDOS, or you, Waste Connection, tell those men how to empty the bins and put them back on the road’s edge in a respectable way? Carefully, with some pride in their job?

Do not let lousy, careless work become the normal!

I hope we can work together on this issue: we as property owners put garbage and recycling neatly at the curb and you, the Waste Connection employees, respect our properties and our bins.

Yours respectfully,

Claudia Punter

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Anarchist Mountain Residents “Pre-Meeting” regarding the RDOS OCP

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Antique Drawer Box For Sale – SOLD July 7

Asking $30.00

If you are interested it this item, please email Margrit to arrange price and pick up

margrit@vip.net

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Anarchist Mountain Bear Aware

You’ve likely noticed more bear activity in your mountain neighbourhoods this year. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is easy access to garbage. This is also one of the easiest things we have control over, and can change.

A few residents got together recently to talk about ways to protect the bears and keep our community safe from human-bear conflicts. We all want to live peacefully in our wilderness, and prevent bears from being destroyed. When we live harmoniously with bears (and other wildlife), we also protect ourselves and our pets from encounters, and protect our properties from damage.

The single most important way to do this is to control the bears’ access to garbage. Bears can smell garbage from very far away, and once they find garbage, they will return. Mother bears teach their cubs bad habits. They all get used to the smell of humans (which now means yummy garbage), and therefore lose their formerly natural and healthy fear of people. The chance of encounters increases, and with that the chances of people being hurt and bears being destroyed.

All residents recently received a letter from the RDOS, reminding them of the guidelines for garbage and recycling curbside collection. The enclosures with the letter include some interesting and informative tips from WildSafe BC, and answer many questions regarding bears (and other wildlife), and how to responsibly enjoy things like bird-feeders, composts and more. Please read the brochures, and if you would like to learn more, check out the following link: https://wildsafebc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Blackbear-02-28-2018-min.pdf

BY FAR THE EASIEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE THING TO DO IS TO FOLLOW THE GARBAGE/ RECYCLING PICK-UP DIRECTIONS FOR AREAS WHERE BEARS ARE ACTIVE, AND PUT YOUR GARBAGE AND RECYCLING OUT THE MORNING OF COLLECTION, NOT BEFORE 5:00 AM.  Note that bears are breaking into recycling containers as well, even though the recyclables are clean.  Please be responsible, and do not place your garbage or recycling on the street the night before collection, unless you use an approved wildlife-resistant container. Please store your garbage and recycling securely, inside a garage or other locked enclosure.

Anarchist Mountain Bear Aware is an independent group that is now in motion to help educate the community and answer questions.

Email any suggestions, feedback, pro-active ideas to bearaware@amcsbc.ca and also, please let us know if you’d like to help our small team.

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Pink Zone Petition Update

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The Art Gallery Osoyoos – Canada Day Drop In

The ART Gallery Osoyoos
Welcomes you — Please drop in…
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
10 am to 2 pm

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Yard Refuse Disposal June 27 2020 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 10:00am to 12:00pm

We would like to thank Ron Palmer and Osoyoos Mountain Estates for working with us to find a location to collect yard refuse.

The site is to be used for the disposal of materials to aid in FireSmarting your property. Last weekend large rocks had been dropped off and this is a safety issue if struck by a vehicle or tractor.

Examples of materials accepted are:

Grass, leaves, needles etc.
Brush, branches etc.
Please Note:

Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
NO construction debris is to be brought in.
Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.
A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The hours of operation are 10:00am to 12:00pm. The site is located on Wapiti. Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

Protocol for running the pit this year will be:

1. Have a single lane of traffic with occupants remaining in vehicle until entry into pit.

2. Allow only 3 vehicles in the pit at a time, when drivers exit they must social distance from each other.

3. We will be asking people to provide their name and address which we will now write down ourselves.

 

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Jack DeKeyser – Evolution of the Blues – Free Webcast Show

For blues music fans the Osoyoos Blues Society is hosting an online Broadcast .  He has twice won the Juno Award, Canada’s highest musical honour, and seven times received Maple Blues Awards, including for Blues Album of the Year in 2000 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Real Blues Magazine crowned him Live Act Of The Year in 2001, and has twice named him Guitarist of the Year.

Jack has played in Osoyoos several times, to packed houses. His shows are always something else. 

Osoyoos Blues Society will have a great show called The Evolution of the Blues .   Jack will take guests through how blues music began, and how we have gotten to where we are today. 

All you have to do is got to the Osoyoos Blues Society – Facebook page….. https://www.facebook.com/Osoyoos-Blues-Society-1291815687623926/  and Like the page. Then tune in THIS Wed. June 24 at 8 PM.  I’ve seen parts of this show…its really good entertainment. 

Mark McKenney

Okanagan Bluesman

Okanagan Blues Camp

okanaganblues@vip.net

(250) 495-4592

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