Sunday, September 25, 2011 - The Morning Star A5
Parks fight draws advice RICHARD ROLKE
areas,” said Chong. Maintenance of all parks is currently done under Victoria is wading into Greater Vernon’s parks contract by the City of Vernon. dispute. Garlick says Chong’s letter has been provided to Community Development Minister Ida Chong the City of Vernon and RDNO. has presented two options to Coldstream “We’re not going to jump in and do so it can to remain in parts of the parks and anything right away,” he said. recreation function while going it alone “We want to talk to the city about with some services. this. We don’t want to do anything “We’ll be looking at it and proceeding rash.” cautiously,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. Garlick says Coldstream’s goal is The first option would see a majority of to maintain a Greater Vernon structhe Regional District of North Okanagan ture over parks and recreation where board removing Coldstream as a particiit makes sense and to initiate changes pant of the function. Jim Garlick where desired. “A service establishment bylaw could He is hopeful that an agreement can then be passed by the regional board for be reached among all participants. community parks with the City of Vernon and “We’re not looking for a fight over this. We need Areas B and C as the participating areas,” said some realization that on the part of one partner, Chong in a Sept. 12 letter. changes are needed,” he said of Coldstream wanting The second option is to leave the function in its some control over local parks. current form but change the maintenance contract Beyond individual communities being responso Coldstream is responsible for maintaining its sible for local parks, Garlick suggests RDNO should own parks. possibly create a regional parks function that “One implication for this option is the district involves all jurisdictions. would still continue to pay its portion of the costs “Look at the Enderby Cliffs trails. People from to maintain the parks in the other participating all over use those,” he said. Morning Star Staff
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Shamrocks pay tribute to teammate ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Armstrong’s lacrosse teams are mourning the loss of one of their own. Cullen James Rowan, 18, died Thursday morning in a workplace accident at NorVal Rentals shortly after 11:30 a.m. A scissor lift Rowan was operating came into contact with some overhead Hydro wires. Rowan was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital where he died from his injuries. Rowan played lacrosse for the senior and junior Shamrocks in the 2011 season. “The Armstrong Shamrocks organizations are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our lacrosse brother Cullen Rowan,” said Shamrocks spokesperson Ryan Nitchie. “Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Cullen’s family whom we know loved and supported Cullen throughout life and especially in his lacrosse career. “Cullen will be deeply missed by his teammates and coaches as his passion for lacrosse was exemplified by his exceptional skills and leadership, he truly was and will forever
be remembered as a Shamrock.” The RCMP assisted
with the initial stages of the investigation into the accident. The file has
been turned over to the coroner and WorkSafe B.C.
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Vernon Morning Star Sept 25, 2011