Town employees receive service awards

Acting Mayor Jason Earle presents long time service awards to three town employees during the regular meeting of council.

Service awards were presented to (l-r) Len Liberatore

Recognition for years of service to the Town of Princeton for three employees was extended by Acting Mayor Jason Earle during the regular meeting of council on July 3.

Service awards were presented to Len Liberatore for 35 years and to Bob Coyne and Ken Gibson each for 20 years.

Councillor Kim Maynard has been appointed to serve on the Similkameen Valley Planning Society.

Council has appointed Helen Koning as interim Chief Administration Officer (CAO) for the Town of Princeton.

Council reported their pleasure at attending the numerous events that have taken place late June and the first part of July.

Coun. Harkness travelled to her first RDOS meeting and enjoyed meeting all the directors. She rode with Penticton mayor, Dan Ashton in the Rotary Parade, had a great time passing out candy and said the Canada Day celebrations “were a lot of fun, I am proud of our heritage.”

Coun. Maynard was pleased to have attended the achievement awards ceremony at Princeton Secondary School, noting his pleasure at how “students are so enthusiastic about their education.”  He also reported that the Dinner on the Bridge of Dreams was a successful event. “ Attendance was up 50 percent over last year, all proceeds will go to the Two Rivers Park project,” he said.

Acting Mayor Earle had the pleasure of speaking at this years graduation ceremony. “It was nice to be a part of that,” he said. He also commented on the Bridge of Dreams Dinner stating, “it is a nice evening out—I am looking forward to next year.”

All of council attended the June 21 hospital forum, performed interviews for an interim Chief Administration Officer and attended a farewell diner for former CAO Patrick Robins.

Council received notification calling for nominations for the Provincial Nesika Awards.

This is an award that honours and celebrates BC’s cultural diversity and is presented to an organization, individual or business that contributes to enhancing respect and embracement of the diverse cultures. Council resolved to nominate the Princeton Arts Council for the 2012 award, with Counc. Harkness to follow through with the components to do so.

Council granted permission to Mierau Contractors to work on the Zig Zag project on the weekends, noting that “it makes sense to allow it if they need the time—the project will be completed faster with less interruptions.”

Council ended with the approval of use of the town water and garbage truck for the Little Britches Rodeo.

 

 

Just Posted

PRICK! sees increase in patients

The rainbow friendly service offers STI and HIV screening monthly

First Things First evoking the power of song and play

Environmental group educating through entertainment

Super blood wolf moon fills Okanagan skies, to photographers’ delight

Photographers had a rare chance Sunday to capture a rare lunar eclipse

Creator of trans webcomic series Assigned Male coming to Penticton

Stop is part of French-Canadian author Sophie Labelle’s Serious Trans Vibes Tour

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

Man charged in 7-Eleven fire in Shuswap granted bail

Accused facing arson charges released with 23 conditions including a 7 p.m. curfew

Signs commemorating Japanese interment in the Shuswap planned

Information on each of the five internment camps in the area will be provided at camp locations

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Most Read