Cherry pickings from Cherryville, and North Okanagan

Conservation efforts growing in entire North Okanagan

Conservation efforts are growing in the region.

The Regional District of North Okanagan is working on a local conservation fund for the five electoral areas and Armstrong and Lumby for restoration work.

“It would be related to sampling water or doing riparian restoration,” Cherryville Director Hank Cameron said, noting previously such projects were funded on a case-by-case basis. “Establishment of such a service will allow reliable services to such work.”

Air or water pollution, slope stability, mussel infestation, salmon stock declines and spawning areas are just a few of the efforts that could benefit.

In his region, Cameron would like to see more studies on the gold mining on the North Fork and slope stability on the South Fork.

The latter follows a washout in May on the South Fork Forest Service Road, which has just recently been rebuilt.

An alternate approval process for the fund has a deadline of Dec. 16, at 4 p.m., for receiving responses. There are approximately 20,100 eligible voters in the jurisdiction and 2,010 (10 per cent) would be needed to defeat the bylaw under the alternative approval process.

In other Cherryville news…

There’s more kids at Cherryville Elementary.

“School enrolment is up this year as we have some young families moving in,” Cameron said. “That’s always been our objection is to attract young families.”

More kids means more play. And winter is full of fun with art classes busy in their fourth year and preparation taking place for the skating rink to open.

”We’ve got some skating weather coming,” Cameron said.

Namesake

Known for eons as “the place where the choke cherries grow,” is where Cherryville’s name originated from. It was 100 years ago, on Nov. 1, on the advice of postmistress Olava Hanson, the Government of Canada named this area Cherryville.

READ MORE: Road sign that gave Cherryville a chuckle replaced

READ MORE: Lumby students to spread more joy at Christmas light up


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘The NDP of the ’90s is back’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA voices concerns over 2020 budget

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick said the new budget is “classic NDP tax-and-spend”

Canadian Air Force joins Okanagan rescue of missing Kelowna snowmobiler

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

City of Kelowna signs UNHCR statement of solidarity with refugees

The #WithRefugees campaign invites cities working to promote inclusion and support refugees

Aquilini Group addresses heating complaints at SOPA Square in Kelowna

Some store owners have been without heat at development for up to a month

Kelowna remains eighth most expensive rental market in Canada

The rates for one and two bedroom units in Kelowna remained the same

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council voted to submit a letter of support for a proposed casino on OIB land

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Most Read