Osoyoos United Church Thrift Shop: Christmas in August

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Yard Refuse Disposal this Saturday at the Wapiti Pit

Yard Refuse Disposal  2016 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 

The Wapiti pit will be open this Saturday August 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The site will be used to dispose of yard materials to Aid in FireSmarting your property. 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 site is located in Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Announcing the first Open Mic Night – Sunday, August 28th @ 7pm

Dear neighbours…..

We’ve had a few suggestions to organize a musical jam session to see if this is something that folks are interested in doing from time to time on the mountain. Have a look at the attached announcement – and come out on Sunday Aug 28th if this is for you. Everyone is welcome – musician or just a music fan.

Mark McKenney, President, Anarchist Mountain Community Society,  (250)495-4592  mckenney@vip.net

Open Mic Night 1

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Karavan utility trailer for sale

2013 Karavan 12′ x 6′ wide utility trailer, 2000 pound capacity, solid construction with HD tailgate ramp. $2,000.

Call Gerry or Debbie 250-485-8199.

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Update & Reminder Re: Comments on Electricity Rates

Following my complaints, BCUC agreed to send out their “request for comments” on two-tier electricity rates to more communities and to extend the deadline for comments to September 2, 2016 (below is the latest version of their request for comments). To-date, there have been 33 letters of comments officially received by BCUC from all across BC. We need to do better than that in order to get the Minister’s attention. If you haven’t sent in your letter of comment yet, it is very important that you do so prior to the revised deadline.

Some of you have had difficulties using BCUC’s letter of comment form. Assuming their website is working at that moment (sometimes it isn’t), you should take the following steps:

  • go to http://www.bcuc.com/Register-Letter-of-Comment.aspx
  • click on “letter of comment” just below the word “form:”
  • the letter of comment form will then download to your “download” folder; you can then go to your download folder and open it
  • you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it; if you don’t have that, you can download it from the same site where you downloaded the letter of comment
  • type your comments directly onto the letter of comment form and “save” it
  • attach the saved letter of comment form to an email and send it to: Secretary@bcuc.com
  • you can cc your MLA and the NDP Energy Critic: macdonald.mla@leg.bc.ca

After BCUC officially accepts your letter, they will post it on their website. To view your letter or any of the letters sent in by others, go to: www.bcuc.com. Click on “current proceedings, then click on BCUC RIB Rate Report where under “E Exhibits – Letters of Comments” you will find all of the letters officially received by the BCUC in response to their request. To read any one of them, click on the Exhibit number and it will download to your download folder.

Nick Marty
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BCUC Request for Comments
Residential two-tier electricity rates

Most residents in BC pay for electricity on a two-tier rate (known as a residential inclining block rate or a residential conservation rate). Under the two-tier rates, customers pay a lower price for electricity consumed up to a threshold and a higher price for electricity consumed above the threshold. These two-tier rates were implemented by BC Hydro and FortisBC between 2008 and 2012. Before the two-tier rates were implemented residents in BC paid one price for all electricity they consumed.
The BC Minister of Energy and Mines has asked the British Columbia Utilities Commission to report to the government on the impact of these two-tier rates on customers in regions without access to natural gas.

Request for your comments
If you are a residential electricity customer of BC Hydro or FortisBC and have no access to natural gas, the Commission is seeking your comments on:
• the impacts you have experienced or identified from the two-tier electricity rates; and
• your awareness of ways to mitigate any impacts.
Please provide your comments using the Commission’s Letter of Comment Form found online at http://www.bcuc.com/Register-Letter-of-Comment.aspx. All comments must be received in writing. By providing a letter of comment in this process, you agree to your comments being placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website. Please send your written comments by email or mail to the Commission Secretary on or before Friday, September 2, 2016 at:
Email: Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com
Mail: Ms. Laurel Ross
Acting Commission Secretary
BC Utilities Commission
Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3
All of the documents related to this matter are available on the Commission’s website at: http://www.bcuc.com/ApplicationView.aspx?ApplicationId=506
For more information please contact the Commission using the contact information above or by phone at 1-800-663-1385.

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RDOS Regional Connections – August Issue

Click August2016 to view this month’s issue.

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Notification for the F.A.R. Society AGM

Hello Everyone!

I hope this notification finds you all well and happy!  A lot has happened over the last year, and I am sorry you have not been notified of it.

This is to let you know that our Annual General Meeting is happening at the end of this month.

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as can come to the meeting.

Take  care & enjoy the rest of the summer.

Leda M Fair

for Rick Steingard

President – FAR Society

2016 Annual General Meeting  of the F.A.R. Society

(West Boundary Sustainable Foods And Resources Society)

including the “Food Share Exchange”

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Rock Creek Medical Center

All members and interested people are invited to attend

Please mention this to friends and neighbours

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm                Sign in and welcome from President

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                Annual General Meeting

Welcome

Minutes of last meeting & Treasurer’s report

Committee reports

FAR Garden Report  and   Food Share Exchange

Close of general meeting

Election of new Board of Directors

2:45 pm – 3 pm                      Break  – coffee, tea, snacks

3 pm – 4:30 pm                      Project Demonstration will be done by John H Fair

 

 

Project

“Make It Yourself” – “Solar Heater/Furnace”

made with found materials

John will show how a solar heater can be made with pop cans, scrap wood, a piece of glass, black paint and aluminum foil with glue, nails and hand tools.

Hopefully there will be printed plans & a video made of this project.

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Desert Delivery/Purolator

Desert Delivery and Purolator ended their contract today. We were not expecting it to happen so abruptly, but it did, and without notice everything has been taken out.
Everyone who has parcels that were shipped to our depot, they were taken back to Penticton today.

Desert Delivery has decided to go back to the way it all began.
We are allowing all community members, who either do not get delivery in their area, or those who know they won’t be home, to use our location as drop off.

When having things shipped, use your name, and our address. We will hold your packages for you until you are able to pick them up. There will be a small fee, but much cheaper and time effective then driving to Penticton.

If you care to use this service, the shipping address to use, for all courier companies is:
8521 Main Street
Osoyoos BC V0H1V0

..anyone who had their package removed and sent back to Penticton today without notice, can phone and have them redirected back to our address.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. We cannot speak for the actions of Purolator, but we are also very disappointed with their actions.

Please feel free to call our office at 250.495.9455 if you have any questions.
Nixon

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Yard Refuse Disposal this Saturday at the Wapiti Pit

Yard Refuse Disposal  2016 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 

The Wapiti pit will be open this Saturday August 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The site will be used to dispose of yard materials to Aid in FireSmarting your property. 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 site is located in Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Please welcome our newest sponsor: The Kerry Klamut Wealth Management Team

The Kerry Klamut Wealth Management Team

Kerry and his team have been endorsed by several mountain residents. If you are looking for financial management or advice consider Kerry’s team at RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in Penticton.

Take a moment to read his letter, below and also click on the ad on the right side of the page to get to his team’s website.

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