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Consultant’s ‘duplication’ means museum exterior repairs are now $100K less than previously thought

Consultant’s ‘duplication’ means museum exterior repairs are now $100K less than previously thought

Repairs and renos to the outside of the Peachland Museum is $100,000 less - as of now, because of a “duplication in mark up and contingencies” by a District consultant. On Tuesday, councillors will be discussing this revised $767,500 price tag - a consequence of the crazy construction market, says the District’s Cheryl Wiebe. “How I understand it is the cost consultant had built in profit and contingencies and then as you see, those reports are...

A Peachland family’s Father’s Day weekend tradition..

A Peachland family’s Father’s Day weekend tradition..

It’s a Father’s Day weekend tradition that for this Peachland family, brings awareness of ALS - while they remember a loving husband and dad. Garry Grigg’s wife, Aline says taking part in the annual Walk to End ALS - which is again virtual this year, is something the family has done since her grandchildren, Aidan and Tahlia were babes in strollers. “We want to raise awareness,” she says. “We did this walk every year that he was sick and we’ve...

How much did the Mayor, Councillors and District staff make in 2020?

How much did the Mayor, Councillors and District staff make in 2020?

It’s that time of year - when we find out how much our elected officials and municipal employees get. Remuneration, as you know, reflects total compensation - salary, plus overtime pay and other financial benefits. According to the Community Charter, municipalities in BC must produce an annual report before June 30, and a Statement of Financial Information report must be filed by then, too. Some municipalities file the SOFI stuff in their...

Boards down, nets up: The latest at Turner Park

Boards down, nets up: The latest at Turner Park

It's good to have subscribers who live up here, because they're great at giving me a heads-up: District workers were busy this morning taking down the boards and putting up basketball nets in the old rink at Turner Park: "We've just removed the hazards in the sport box," said the District's Cheryl Wiebe in an email this morning. "We have also put up basketball nets and taken up some hockey nets to add some play factor." Indeed, as this reporter...

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