Osoyoos United Church Thrift Shop donates $2000 to OLWQS

The Dorcas Ladies of the United Church Thrift Shop presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) from monies it generated through its gift store.    Attending the cheque presentation (l-r) are Louise, Lillian, Kathryn, Gladys, Birgit...

New mussel threat to Okanagan beaches

New threat to our beaches Jon Manchester - Mar 14, 2019 / 12:41 pm | Story: 251540  Castanet.net Photo: OBWB-OkWaterWise The discovery of endangered mussels in much of the Okanagan could have a severe impact on future beach quality throughout the region. Rocky...

Who won the 25 bottles of wine at OLWQS fundraiser?

Osoyoos resident Alan Urichuk was the very happy winner of a draw for 25 bottles of wine at OLWQ's Beer 'n Burger Fundraiser. Kudos to the following wineries for making Alan smile: Adega; Intersection; Gehringer Brothers; Blue Sky; Rust Wine; Jackson Triggs; Moon...

Terrific turnout for annual beer & burger fundraiser at Sage

What a great turn out for our annual fundraiser raiser to support our effort to replace out pontoon boat so that we can . Wineries were particularly generous with wine and unique tasting experiences. Special thanks to Hidden Chapel, Burrowing Owl, Jackson Triggs,...

FUNDRAISER SOLD OUT!

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IS SOLD OUT !!! Thank you to all those that purchased tickets. KUDOS to all the retailers for their numerous and kind donations. We look forward to hosting you Saturday Feb 23 5-8 PM P.S. Bring some extra cash to bid on exciting prizes for both...

Osoyoos mayor takes on leadership of Okanagan Basin Water Board

By Vanessa Broadbent Osoyoos Times   Keeping with tradition, another Osoyoos mayor will serve as chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). Like her predecessors Stu Wells and John Slater, mayor Sue McKortoff is taking on the position for 2019. “I’m looking...

Vernon filmmaker spreads anti-mussel message

A Vernon filmmaker has released a five-minute movie calling for greater protection of Okanagan lakes from zebra and quagga mussels. A visual highlight of “Splash Mob — Protecting Our Freshwater” is an overhead shot of nearly 200 watercraft arrayed in a big circle on...

OLWQS Pontoon Boat receives final cleanup for 2018

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society's pontoon boat that conducts a number of tests on lake water while also hunting for Zebra and Quagga mussels received its final cleanup for 2018. The wash 'n shine crew included (l-r) Captain Birgit Arnstein and deck hands Clem...