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"A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves."
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"Power of the People is stronger than the people in power."
Wael Ghonim

OPPORTUNITY MAKES A THIEF!

WHERE THERE IS NO GAME, THERE ARE NO POACHERS

HE WHO ACCEPTS EVIL WITHOUT PROTESTING AGAINST IT, IS REALLY COOPERATING WITH IT.
Martin Luther King, Jr

THE SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING, AND MY GOVERNMENT IS A BULLY!!  I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN AND THE SYSTEM IT STEMS FROM, ITS A VERY CROOKED SYSTEM IN OUR OPINION!!!

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Easements

Mutual Rights and Obligations of Parties
Once an easement has been properly created, what are the mutual rights and obligations of the owners of the dominant and servient tenements?
Firstly, the servient owner must not do anything to interfere with the enjoyment by the owner of the dominant tenement of his rights pursuant to the grant of easement.

Secondly, the owner of the dominant tenement has a correlative obligation not to commit a trespass on the servient tenement unless the Act is permitted by the grant of easement.
For example, an easement which gives the right to pass and repass with or without vehicles, including trailers, does not include the right to maintain the trailer as a home on the servient tenement unless the grant of easement expressly authorizes this extended use.

Thirdly, the owner of the dominant tenement must carry out any repairs or maintenance do any work which is necessary to facilitate the enjoyment of the easement. In the result, the grantor of a right of way is under no obligation to construct the way or to maintain and repair it: Anger and Honsberger - Real Property (Second Edition) p. 952.
Therefore, the owner of a property on which a shared driveway is located has no obligation to the person with whom he shares the driveway to maintain or repair the driveway. As a result, when acting for a client in such a situation, and where the client expects costsharing you should ensure that the grant of easement imposes an obligation on both parties to share the cost of constructing or maintaining the right of way, including keeping it clear of snow and ice.

found on the bottom of page 6 of 9
http://www.nsbs.org/archives/CLESNS/488.pdf

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Remedies
When a person's rights under an easement are interfered with, what remedies are available to that person? For example, if A has granted B an easement to pass and repass over his property and A obstructs the right of way, what remedies are available to B?
First there is the self-help remedy of abating the interference. This remedy is, of course, risky because B is liable for any damages A suffers as a result of B doing more than is absolutely necessary to abate the obstruction.
All other remedies are juridical in nature: they are awarded by the courts in the form of damages, injunctions or declarations or a combination of these: Megarry and Wade, The Law of Real Property (Fourth Edition) Page $65.

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http://www.nsbs.org/archives/CLESNS/488.pdf

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Public Rights of Way
A public right of way differs from a private right of way in that
(a) it gives all members of the general public the right to pass over the land affected by the right of way; and
(b) the essential element of a dominant tenement is not a necessary element of a
public right of way.
A public highway may be created by the government expropriating land and establishing the land as a highway.
However, a public right of way or public highway may also be created by implication.
For a public highway to be created by implication the owner must dedicate the land either expressly, or by implication, for public use and the land must be accepted by the public as a public highway: Bailey v. City of Victoria (1920), 60 S.C.R. 38.
An intention to dedicate and public acceptance are questions of fact. For example, an intention to dedicate may be inferred from the preparation of a plan by the owner showing a strip of his land as a public highway and acceptance of the way by the public can be inferred from use of the way by the public.

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http://www.nsbs.org/archives/CLESNS/488.pdf

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British Columbia Fire Categories

Category 1 to 4 Fires and Category A and B Fires

Category 1 Fires
A Category 1 open fire means an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 1 metre in height and 1 metre in diameter and includes a campfire.
Source: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/documents/stoves-campfires.pdf

Category 2 to 4 Fires
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/wildfire-status/fire-bans-and-restrictions/ofr_poster_-_email_distribution_72dpi_no_bleeds.pdf
http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/11_38_2005#section21

Max 4 burn periods per year on smaller private land parcels (pg 15)
Setbacks • 100 metres from residence or business (pg 21)
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Fire Bans and Restrictions
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The BC Fire Code contains a set of minimum requirements for providing an acceptable level of fire safety in a community. It adopts the model National Fire Code with elements specific to British Columbia's needs.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/fire-safety/legislation-regulations-codes

Environmental Management Act
OPEN BURNING SMOKE CONTROL REGULATION

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 117/2018, June 15, 2018]
This consolidation is current to October 30, 2018.

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 56/94, s. 4; am. B.C. Regs. 262/98, s. 10; 321/2004, s. 18 (j) and (k); 117/2018, s. 16.]

1 Each of the following is designated as a Category A Area:

(a) every city, town and village as described in section 10 (1) [classification of municipalities] of the Local Government Act;

(b) those district municipalities, as defined in the Local Government Act, that are within the Capital, Central Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and Okanagan-Similkameen regional districts;

(c) the District of Sechelt.

Definitions and interpretation
1 (1) In this regulation and the Code:

"parcel of land" means any of the following:
(o) any contiguous private land with the same owner;

"Category A area" means a place in British Columbia designated as a Category A area in Schedule 1 of the Code;

"Category B area" means a place in British Columbia that is not a Category A area;

Part 2 — Category Classification

Application
2 (1) While recognizing that fire is a natural part of many ecosystems and can be used as a tool to maintain plant diversity and animal life, this Code applies to fires used to manage ecosystems for purposes such as

(a) silviculture management,

(b) forest fuel management,

(c) wildlife habitat enhancement, and

(d) domestic range improvement.

(2) This Code applies to debris disposal burning from operations such as land clearing and forest harvesting.

(3) This Code does not apply to the following types of open burning:

(a) the burning of leaves, foliage, weeds, crops or stubble for domestic or agricultural purposes or in compliance with the Weed Control Act;

(b) fires set or controlled by a person acting under a notice of a designated forest official as that term is defined in the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act, or under an order issued by a local assistant as that term is defined in the Fire Services Act.

Category A and B areas
3 (1) Every place in British Columbia where smoke could have a high impact is designated in Schedule 1 as a Category A area.

(2) Every place in British Columbia that is not in a Category A area is designated as a Category B area.

Part 3 — Smoke Emission Reduction Requirements

Duration of the smoke release from open burning
5 (1) Within a Category A area, the smoke release period for each parcel of land must not be greater than 72 consecutive hours.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 262/98, s. 7 (b).]

(3) Within a Category B area, the smoke release period for each parcel of land must not be greater than 96 consecutive hours. If, after 96 hours, smoke is being released from more than 5% of the debris that was initially ignited, the piled debris must be broken apart, scattered or re-piled. Portions of the piled debris still burning may be re-piled or used to ignite new piles of debris. Open burning initiated in this manner will be considered a new smoke release period and must comply with all the restriction of the regulations and this Code.

(4) It is the responsibility of the person conducting the burn to ensure that satisfactory control of the feeding of the fire is maintained and that adequate equipment and staff are available to ensure that the limits set in this Code are followed.

Smoke free period
6 Within a Category A area, open burning of debris may proceed if no open burning has occurred on the parcel of land at any time during the 15 days preceding the open burning.

Burn periods per year
7 Within a Category A area, smoke may be released during open burning on a parcel of land on no more than 4 separate occasions during a calendar year.

Favourable weather for smoke dispersion
8 (1) Unless otherwise specified for smoke management purposes in a Ministry of Forests and Range burning permit or in a burn plan approved by the Ministry of Forests and Range, open burning of debris must not be initiated unless the ventilation index is forecast as

(a) "good" for the day the open burning is to be started, and

(b) "good" or "fair" on the second day the debris is anticipated to release smoke.

(2) If the ventilation index required by subsection (1) is not publicly available, a person who proposes to open burn debris must conduct a test burn, lasting no longer than 60 minutes, of sufficient debris on the site to evaluate the weather conditions so as to ensure that smoke from any subsequent open burning, initiated on the same day as the test burn, will not negatively impact on a nearby population or cause pollution.

(3) Open burning of debris must not be initiated if the local air flow will cause the smoke to negatively impact on a nearby population or cause pollution.

(4) Unless otherwise exempted for smoke management purposes by a Ministry of Forests and Range burning permit or in a burn plan approved by the Ministry of Forests and Range, open burning of debris must not be initiated if atmospheric mixing at the site where the debris is to be burned is insufficient to provide rapid dispersion of the smoke.

Smoke reduction if weather changes
9 Unless otherwise exempted for smoke management purposes by a Ministry of Forests and Range burning permit or in a burn plan approved by the Ministry of Forests and Range, debris must not be added to the open burn if

(a) weather conditions change and the ventilation index becomes "poor",

(b) local winds make the dispersion of the smoke inadequate, or

(c) an inversion forms trapping smoke near the surface.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/145_93

The smoke from 7844 Alpine Road chimney with an old polluting stove by the looks of the thick smoke coming from that chimney all the time, and the smoke from 7834 Alpines supposed campfires, and the smoke from 7831 Alpine supposed campfires are causing a lot of pollution. Enough pollution that the smoke from the wildfires are still happening in my yard, especially on weekends. Everytime I go out in my yard, all I smell is the neighbors smoke, all because the North Westside Fire Dept is allowing the neighbors to burn their 1/2 acre lot of trees as campfires. Its been going on since spring and its Nov now. The North Westside Road Fire Dept is assisting in killing me and my family, and everyone else. They save foundations and not so much people from fires. I think it would have been way better to have one large fire for a day or two, than have small campfires every day in order to burn up a whole 1/2 acre lot of trees. I haven't been able to use my yard for months now, not unless I want to get smoked out. There is constant smoke coming from those properties when the law says you can only open burn 4 days per year and you can't burn if it negatively affects the population. The Fire Dept doesn't give a flying fruck if I am being smoked out or not, all they care about is if the fire is legal. Well a fire can be legal and still be smoking someone out assholes!!! Especially in the wind. There is no use in calling the Fire Dept because all they do is drive by and say there is a couple campfires going and they are legal. Fruck you North Westside Road Fire Dept. People are intentionally smoking me out, its just you can't catch them. Only I can with my security camera and you won't accept it as evidence, so what good are you but good for nothing but saving a foundation from fire, and thats about the truth of it!!! It seems that section 8 (3) doesn't exist in the North Westside Road Fire Depts mind. Its been windy this weekend of Nov 3 and 4, and all I smelled was smoke blown into my yard from 7834 Alpine Road supposed campfire.

FIRE SERVICES ACT
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 144

This Act is current to October 24, 2018

Definitions
1 In this Act:

"local assistant" means a local assistant to the fire commissioner as described in section 6;

Local assistants
6 (1) The local assistants to the fire commissioner are as follows:

(a) in a municipality that maintains a fire department, the fire chief and persons authorized in writing by the fire chief to exercise the powers of a local assistant;

(b) in a municipality that does not maintain a fire department, the mayor of the municipality or another person appointed as a local assistant by the fire commissioner;

(c) in any other part of British Columbia, a person appointed as a local assistant by the fire commissioner.

(2) The fire commissioner may appoint local assistants for the purposes of this Act.

(3) If no local assistant has been appointed in an area of British Columbia not in a municipality or the appointed local assistant has ceased to act, the members of the police force or police department stationed in the area are local assistants until another local assistant is appointed by the fire commissioner.

Remuneration of local assistant
12 For each fire investigated and reported by a local assistant to the satisfaction of the fire commissioner, the local assistant must be paid out of the consolidated revenue fund the sum prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and his or her necessary expenses in obtaining required information.

Offence by local assistant
46 (1) A local assistant who refuses or neglects to comply with a requirement of this Act or the regulations commits an offence.

(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $100.

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96144_01

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT
[RSBC 2015] CHAPTER 1

Application of Community Charter definitions
2 Unless a term is otherwise defined in this Act or a contrary intention appears in this Act, the definitions in the Community Charter apply to this Act.

"regional district" means, as applicable,

(a) a regional district incorporated under this Act, or

(b) the geographic area of a regional district corporation referred to in paragraph (a);

"municipality" means, in relation to a regional district, a municipality in the regional district and, in the case of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, includes the City of Vancouver;

Source: https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/laws/stat/rsbc-2015-c-1/latest/rsbc-2015-c-1.html

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First ever skunk I have ever seen here at Valley of the Sun was on Halloween night 2018 at 11:13pm

I have seen raccoons several times, but never a skunk.

He came into my yard from behind the garage and pretty much left the same way after roaming my yard for 5 minutes.

I took the dog out 1/2 hour later and my dog went nuts sniffing everywhere. I think that may have been the first time he ever sniffed a skunk.

So beware, if you have a dog. Dogs seem to like to get sprayed.

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The subdivision ain't a barnyard, yet we have roosters on 1/2 acre lots??

If it ain't dogs barking, its roosters crowing. There just isn't any peace between the building going on, the barking, the crowing, the generators running, big trucks running and fuming me out, vehicles stepping on it and spinning out, no mufflers, dirt bikes, quads, etc.

Everyone knows that Roosters crow and that it is suppose to mean that the sun is cresting the horizon. However, Roosters crow all day and sometimes all night.

Roosters crow all the time. The connection with the sun coming up is a misconception. Roosters crow because they hear other roosters crowing, to show that a certain place in the barnyard is their turf, to try and assert their authority over another rooster, or even to gloat when a hen cackles after laying an egg.

Roosters crow at daybreak regardless of the light conditions. Roosters also crow at other times of day and in response to light and the crows of their fellow chickens, but those behaviors are much stronger at daybreak. An internal circadian clock, rather than external conditions, drive the behavior.

A lot depends upon the individual rooster. Some crow at dawn and dusk, others crow from dawn to dusk.

Roosters seem to crow in response to things like the sound of cars; they assume that such noises must be a potential rival and respond in kind.

Pet chickens that are properly cared for can live a relatively long time---longer than dogs, sometimes, although that's rare. It's common for a hen in a backyard setting to live 8-10 years, but we've also heard reports of chickens living as many as 20 years!

Do you like Roosters living next door to you?

Would you like to see Roosters banned unless they are on acreage? How many acres?

People who like to sleep past 7am can't sleep with their window open if there is a rooster living next door. I don't like getting up before 8am to 9am myself.

I am pretty much forced to get up because of a rooster crowing? Roosters are for breeding, and are not required for a chicken to lay eggs. I don't like the idea of a rooster living next door. If someone is permitted to have a rooster crowing all day, I suppose its ok to play a radio all day everyday for 8-10 years too? I don't see the difference? Would it annoy you if you heard your neighbors radio going all day every day starting before dawn?

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Oct 28, 2018 it was pretty smokey in my yard again

Its smokey often.

Smokey at Valley of the Sun Oct 28, 2018
You can see the Fire Truck arriving in the bottom photo (right side).

It was pretty smokey before the Fire Depts arrival, when I called it in at 2:58pm.

By the time the Fire Dept arrived at 3:13pm, a lot of the smoke had cleared up.

Of course I am going to be called a lier by the North Westside Fire Dept again.

Next time I won't video record it, and let the guy know the Fire Dept may be coming. I will just call it in.

I even found ashes on my vehicles, probably because he had a fairly big fire in the wind.

Plus I think he is trying to smoke me out because when I go outside his generator starts and the smoke gets thicker, or he starts his fire.

Its a bullying thing with this neighbor!!!

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APRIL 14 and 15, 2018 I believe people were burning green tree limbs they just cut

Here are some pictures of the fire pit after it was put out, and the people had left after the second day.

wet wood for fire

There was a lot of smoke for such a small fire pit.

wet wood won't burn

 

green wood on fire
This is the wood that was piled to the right of the fire pit.
That is what they are burning

 

Nowhere does it say in the bylaws just what the North Westside Fire Chief told the judge in court, that a person is permitted to burn smokey for 15 minutes every so many hours when they throw a log on the fire. I don't see anywhere it says this in the Smoke bylaw or the Fire Prevention bylaw, the Fire Chief is full of shit telling the judge that!!! Throwing a log on a fire doesn't take 15 minutes to stop smoking either. He is full of shit!!! Gee I wonder if a judge would take my last statement literally like he did when I said someone was on drugs!!!

Below is not a certified copy of RDCO's Fire Prevention Bylaw and its only snippets of the Fire Prevention bylaw I typed out below, but I do have a certified copy of RDCO's Smoke Control Bylaw down below farther.

snippets from RDCO Fire Prevention bylaw from RDCO's website

7) Burning
a) All burning authorized by this bylaw is subject also to the requirements of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw No. 773.

h) The person to whom a permit for open burning has been issued shall ensure that only permitted burning materials are burned.

n) The person to whom a permit for open burning has been issued shall have a competent person at all times in charge of the fire.

o) The person to whom a permit for open burning has been issued shall control the fire so that it does not: i. spread beyond the extent of a pile being burned, ii. damage adjacent property or iii. cause a nuisance.

p) The person to whom a permit for open burning has been issued shall ensure that prohibited burning materials are not burned in the fire.

r) The use of a campfire shall be in accordance with the Regional District of Central Okanagan Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw No. 773. This authorization for the use of campfires may be suspended by the Fire Chief at any time that conditions indicate that it is too hazardous to allow campfires to be burned.

This bylaw may be cited as the "Regional District of Central Okanagan Fire Prevention and Regulations Bylaw No. 1066, 2004", as amended.

https://www.regionaldistrict.com/media/245956/Consolidated_Fire_Prevention_and_Regulations_Bylaw_No._1066.pdf

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Below are only snippets of a certified copy of "Regional District Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw No. 773, 1998"

1 DEFINITIONS
In this Bylaw:
"Campfire" means" fire not exceeding one meter in diameter and one meter in height used for the purpose of cooking and/or to provide heat and light associated with camping and recreation.

"Nuisance" means the emmission into the atmosphere of smoke by any means which disturbs the comfort or convenience of persons in the vicinity.

"open Burning" means the combustion or burning of any substance or material in the open air by any means but shall not include:
a. the operation of a permanent outdoor barbeque or outdoor portable barbeque intended for and used solely for the preparation of food.

b. fires used by the fire department authorities for the purposes of education, training, and other fire department purposes;

c. fires used or recommended by authorities having jurisdiction to manage ecosystems for purposes of silvicultural management, forest fuel management, fire hazard reducation, wildlife enhancement, domestic range improvement and the use of fire as a means of fire control.

d. campfires

"Permitted burning materials" means untreated wood, prunings, branches, tree trunks, stumps or other vegetation that have been allowed to dry for at least 2 years and that do not constitute:

a. compostible materials or

b. the wood, trees, stumps, shubbery and woody debris that results from land being cleared or partially cleared of vegetation to help prepare the land for a different use.

"prohibited burning materials" means waste material including demolition, renovation or construction waste material and those materials listed in teh Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation enacted pursuant to the Waste Management Act as amended from time to time including the following:

tires, plastics, drywall, demolition waste, domestic waste, paint, special waste, tar paper, treated lumber, railway ties, manure, rubber, asphalt, asphalt products, fuel and lubricant containers, biomedical waste.

"Smoke" means the gases, particulate matter and all other products of combustion emitted into the atmosphere when a substance or material is burned including, without limitation, smoke, dust, gas, sparks, ash, soot, cinders, fumes or other effluvia.

2. SMOKE CONTROL REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS

2.1 No person shall cause or permit smoke from open burning except in accordance with this Bylaw.

2.4 No person shall cause or permit smoke from open burning of:
a. prohibited burning materials
b. compostable materials or
c. the wood, trees, stumps, shrubbery and woody debris that results from land being cleared or partially cleared of vegetation to help to prepare the land for a different use (eg. farmland to residential, forestland to open areas or rural lands to subdivisions etc.)

2.5 No person shall cause or permit smoke from burning by use of an incinerator, burning barrel or similar device.

2.6 No person shall cause or permit smoke from open burning except in accordance with the following regulations:

a. Only permitted burning materials shall be burned.

b. All permitted burning materials to be burned shall originate from the land on which it is burned.

c. All burning shall be conducted and concluded between 7:00am and sunset of the same day except for burning permitted under section 2.6d.

d. Fires for large permitted burning materials such as stumps and other materials over 8 inches (200 mm) in diameter that have been dried in accordance with this bylaw may be maintained for a maximum of 72 hours if the fire is substantially smokeless, however no further permitted burning material shall be added to a fire after 5:00pm of each day of the fire.

e. A minimum separation of 30 meters shall be maintained between the location of a fire and all property lines, buildings, and structures.

f. All fires shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person properly equipped with sufficient fire extinguishing equipment and material.

g. All fires shall be maintained so as to not constitute a nuisance.

3. CAMPFIRES
3.1 No person shall cause or permit smoke from a campfire except in accordance with the following regulations:

a. Only permitted burning materials, including seasoned untreated lumber, shall be used in campfires and firewood must be dry and seasoned.

b. Campfires shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person equipped with extinguishing equipment and material.

c. Campfires shal be maintained so as not to cause a nuisance.

d. Campfires are subject to local fire restrictions in their respective fire districts and are subject to cancellation at any time by any authority having jurisdiction.

9. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
9.1 Any person who contravenes the provisions of this Bylaw commits an offence and is liable to prosecution pursuant to the provisions of the Offence Act.

9.2 Each contravention of this Bylaw constitutes a separate offence.

11. TITLE

This Bylaw may be cited as the "Regional District Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw No. 773, 1998", as amended.

Source: a Certified copy of the "Regional District Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw No. 773, 1998" mailed to me but here is a link to the bylaw that is not certified on the RDCO's website. https://www.regionaldistrict.com/media/17208/Consolidated%20Smoke%20Control%20Bylaw%20773.pdf

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From BC Government website

The Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation applies to fires for purposes such as:
• land clearing;
• silviculture;
• forestry;
• wildlife habit enhancement; and
• domestic range improvement.

As of September 2000, the burning of small piles of of land-clearing debris (under 10 cubic metres) is no longer exempted from the regulation, which means that these small fires must meet the same requirements as the larger ones.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/air/reports-pub/opbcregulation.pdf

Category A Every place in B.C. where smoke could have a high impact is designated as a Category A area. This covers mainly urban areas, including all cities, towns and villages, and those districts in the Capital, Central Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, and Okanagan-Similkameen regional districts. It also includes the district of Sechelt. These conditions apply in Category A:
• Burning must be extinguished within 72 hours of ignition;
• A minimum of 15 days must elapse between burns on the same parcel of land; and
• Only four burns per year may occur on the same parcel of land.

Category B This includes mainly rural areas, and all areas of the province not designated as Category A:
• In a Category B area, the smoke release period for each parcel of land must not be longer than 96 consecutive hours.
• After 96 hours, if smoke is being released from more than 5% of the debris that was initially ignited, the pile must be broken apart and scattered so that it doesn't continue to burn; and
• After 96 hours, any debris still burning may be repiled and used to ignite new piles of debris. Open burning initiated in this way will be considered a new smoke release period, and must comply with all the restrictions of this regulations. If you can meet all the conditions set out in the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation summarized above, you do not need any further authorization (i.e. a permit or approval) from the Ministry of Environment. Just remember that your fire must also meet any municipal, local fire department or provincial government burning rules (you may require a permit).

Source: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/air/reports-pub/opbcregulation.pdf

THE FIRE DEPT IS ALLOWING SMALL OPEN BURNS DAILY CALLING THEM A CAMPFIRE!!

The rules are being broken and the geeks are burning pretty much every day, killing the population in the process!!!

My government is a frikken crook!!!

Every court case I go to, RDCO Diane Merenick is there taking notes because RDCO wants me bad for exposing all this shit!!!

I want RDCO bad, and I will show everyone what a crook RDCO is!!!

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Oct 25, 2018 was court day

I didn't win and I didn't really loose either I suppose.

I come out of it with pretty much the same conditions as I have had all along, and if nothing happens during the time of the conditions (to stay away from the neighbors charging me), which I have been trying to do, but they keep harassing me, then I will not have a criminal record. If I break my condition and go near the neighbor, I will have a trial, but Oct 25, 2018 there was no trial. My lawyer and the crown discussed coming to an agreement without a trial. It's not that I agree with the outcome, because I still don't feel it is fair because I don't feel I am guilty of anything. But my lawyer said she thinks this is better without going to trial. I told her I am worried about plowing the easement this coming winter next to the property I am suppose to leave alone and not get into anything with, and my lawyer told me not to call the RCMP, but to call her or the crown if I have any trouble and they will try and help me, but to try not to get into anything with the farkin neighbors who are the ones harassing me. Anyway I am a bit disappointed in the outcome, but I can live with not having a criminal record and the same conditions. I am told its not an admission of guilt, and it cannot be used against me in the future. So I agreed with going this route. It was better than sitting through a long boring trial. The neighbors better leave me alone though. You can bet that I will have two dash cams going so that nothing will happen, them frikken loosers. What a waste of court time and lawyer funding. Frikken loosers is all I can say over and over again!!!!!!

And I found out that with my case I lost with the North Westside Road Fire Chief, the reason why funding was approved to appeal my new lawyer told me, is because legal aid felt that the judge erred when he thought I should be convicted even though nobody was breaking the smoke bylaw. It was felt that I shouldn't be convicted for trying to phone in a smoke complaint if I was wrong about it being a valid complaint. At least that is how I understand it. Even though I feel someone was breaking the smoke bylaw, it wouldn't have mattered in my case with the Fire Chief apparently. People can phone in a smoke complaint and be wrong without worrying about being convicted for it, like the North Westside Road Fire Chief is trying to do to me.

Does it look like someone is stoking the fire in this photo, or does it look like someone is trying to burn green wood?

 

That don't looke like anyone is stoking the fire to me and I have been around fires for 56 years now. It looks to me like someone is trying to burn green wet wood that won't burn but will smoulder.

excessive smoke from burning green tree limbs

The Fire Chief claimed you can smoke someone out for 15 minutes every so often or something like that, which I think is crap. Nobody should be smoking anyone out. It is against RDCO's smoke bylaw to create a nuisance for others. Do you think someone with a breathing problem should have to move because someone has some green wood they want to burn... give me a break!!

No matter what anyone thinks, I believe that this person is breaking the smoke bylaw and burning green wood and creating nuisance smoke, and I can prove it with the dash cam footage that was played in court. You can see the green tree limbs laying there in my dash cam video. But I am told I won't be going to court for the appeal, and that the appeal is discussed only between the lawyers of the case. I don't have to do anything much for my appeal my lawyer told me, but that she has a lot of work to do. In the persons statement for my mischief and criminal harassment charges, the person said they were burning twigs from a tree that was fallen the previous year. I seen the tree was fallen sometime around Nov 13, 2016 when I drove by and seen it, and I documented it with my digital camera as I drove by because there was pile-ons on each side of the easement and remnants of a tree in the middle of the easement. I am documenting everything because my neighbors are nut cases making up stories that are not true.

Some of the stories I read are:

She lets the air out of our tires all the time. Every day its a different tire with no hole or anything, just the air is let out. That was until the next door neighbor got security cameras, because the same thing was happening to them.

My children went running into the house crying because they thought their parent was going to get run over.
You can see the children go into their house after they were told to get off the road by their parent, and then you see the one child come back out, and the child does not look like he/she is crying at all.

etc.

Its all a bunch of lies to convict me out of revenge for me complaining about their at large dog, so they make sure the dog they have now runs around at large, and its revenge for me complaining that they are always riding up and down the public road on snowmobiles or dirt bikes or whatever with no licence or insurance.

So if I am harassed anymore, I still have someone to call other than the corrupt RCMP, my lawyer told me to call her, and I will too!!!

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I am pretty sure if I had money for a lawyer, these assholes wouldn't be treating me like they are.

I only get a lawyer to defend me, not a lawyer to take anyone to court.

Cause if I did, this all wouldn't be going on for so long.

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Smoke from burning green wood at Valley of the Sun on March 30, 2016

This is a screen shot from video I took on March 30, 2016.

The North Westside Road Fire Chief let her burn green wood, claiming she could be burning anything, when he lives right across the road from this fire.

I am being charged for taking video of the ladys kids, when I was just taking video of the excessive smoke.

The Fire Chief is corrupt in my opinion.

I am being smoked out all summer long by people burning tree stuff they cut from their empty lot trying to clear their lots, burning their lots as campfires.

How corrupt is that!

Think it would be better to have one big hot fire instead of smoking me out daily all summer long with campfires.

excessive smoke from burning green tree limbs

My government is so farked in the head, its pathetic.

RDCO's lawyer is asking my lawyer for the judgement of the case with the Fire Chief, despite me appealing the error in judgement of the judge.

I told my lawyer not to give reasons for judgement to RDCO's lawyer until after the appeal, because RDCO will just use this error in judgement against me.

Everyone hates me because they are the ones breaking the laws and they want to see me gone, so I can't complain about them anymore!

Fark that!!! I am staying and I am going to win my case over these law breakers, and I will be reporting law breakers, especially the ones who want to kill me and my family with excessive illegal smoke.

Court is Oct 25, 2018, and I can hardly wait to win.

My lawyer said she is going to impeach the buggers, and I can see many impeachments, including the lies the RCMP told too. They are all lying.

These people are nasty people. If I were you, I wouldn't associate with them anymore. I myself try to avoid them now, but if I see them breaking laws, I will certainly pull out my digital camera and record it. These court cases are not going to dissuade me. So look out Valley of the Sun, you are in my radar now. I will especially take video of laws being broken at Valley of the Sun because of the trouble these people have caused me, and I will post about it on the web. Fark you too!!! I am posting everything so people can see just how corrupt the authorities are. The authorities have seen photos and videos of smoke and they are still charging me. How corrupt is that!!!

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HEY ARMSTRONG BC RCMP, YOU GEEKS

THOUGHT I SHOULD LET YOU KNOW THE LAW SINCE YOU DON'T SEEM TO KNOW THE LAW!!

THIS IS FOR 7844 ALPINE ROAD AS WELL

Since all I hear is reving over there all the time, and the RCMP tell me you are missing muffler.

New RCMP Superintendent, you are not doing a very good job at all!!!

Thought you would straighten out the force when you arrived, but it just got more crooked!!!

YOU CAN ALL FARK RIGHT OFF!!!

I can hardly wait till court Oct 25, 2018.

Your witnesses are going to look like pathological liers!!!

All the judge will need to do is see my video and photos, and look at the inconsistencies in the criminals statements!!!

They lie so bad, they can't even get their own stories straight.

The psychiatric assessment the RCMP want for me from the court, should be performed on the Head of the RCMP!!!

Hope this judge ain't as stupid as the last one!!!

Motor Vehicle Act
MOTOR VEHICLE ACT REGULATIONS
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 11/2018, February 7, 2018]

Division 7 — Other Equipment

Division 7A — Noise from Motor Vehicles

Prohibition
7A.01 No person shall start, drive, turn or stop any motor vehicle, or accelerate the vehicle engine while the vehicle is stationary, in a manner which causes any loud and unnecessary noise in or from the engine, exhaust system or the braking system, or from the contact of the tires with the roadway.

[en. B.C. Reg. 70/68.]

Muffler
7.03 (1) A motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be equipped with an exhaust muffler consisting of a series of pipes or chambers which ensures that the exhaust gases from the engine are cooled and expelled without excessive noise.

Cut-outs prohibited
(2) No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine when the muffler with which the vehicle is equipped is cut out or disconnected from the engine.

Part removal prohibited
(3) No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine equipped with a muffler from which has been removed any baffle plate or other part.

Alteration prohibited
(4) No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine equipped with a muffler the exhaust outlet of which has been opened or widened.

Noise increase or flames prohibited
(5) No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine equipped with a muffler or exhaust system to which is attached any device which increases the noise of the expulsion of the gases from the engine or allows a flame to be emitted from the exhaust system.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/59.]

Source: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/26_58_04#division_d2e8815

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Monday October 22, 2018 I finally found my mail in voting package

2 days after Saturday October 20, 2018 voting day

Checked my mailbox and I found my mail in voting package, 2 days after voting day.

Too bad RDCO didn't send it on time, or I might have voted.

I don't check my mail everyday RDCO election officer.

You are a little slow in getting the mail in ballot package mailed out RDCO. So late, that I didn't even get a chance to look at it before voting day.

Thanks RDCO for being on top of things.

It wouldn't have mattered anyway, cause who I would have voted for got in without my vote!!!

But the fact is, the mail in ballots should be sent out a lot sooner.

I think I will call Elections BC and make a stink about it, because I hate the RDCO so much!!!

In fact I can't stand the assholes running RDCO.

RDCO should give people enough time to be able to fill it out and mail it back, but they didn't. RDCO didn't even give me enough time to fill out the paperwork let alone mail it back.

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DO I EVER LOVE BEING SMOKED OUT BECAUSE THE NORTH WESTSIDE AND KELOWNA FIRE DEPTS ARE CORRUPT

They don't acknowledge "Nuisance Smoke".

Even though its written right in RDCO smoke bylaw.

My government is so corrupt its ridiculous!!!

Again on October 21, 2018 there was bad smoke all over my house and yard for most of the day!!!

FARK OFF NEIGHBORS!!!

YOU ARE KILLING ME AND MY DOG!!!!

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Looks like Director Wayne Carson is staying Central Okanagan West Director

Wayne Carson 292 votes

John Cole 210 votes

unofficial election results until officially declared by the Chief Election Officer until Wednesday, October 24th by 4:00 pm.

Source https://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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Oct 20, 2018 about 11:30pm I smelled smoke inside my house

I was wondering what was burning inside my house and I couldn't figure it out.

I went outside to see if my house was burning, and the wind was blowing my drunk neighbors campfire smoke at my house.

I seen it glowing in the dark over there.

I guess the smoke was so bad and it was making its way inside my house, because that is where I first smelled something burning I thought.

Don't know why that drunk has to have a campfire every frikken day other than to smoke me out on purpose and burn up the trees he cut on his lot this summer.

Wish the farkin neighbors would fark off with their farkin campfires smoking me out all the time.

The RDCO is so corrupt they don't know what the word nuisance means, so I gave up calling them. I think we need to fire the RDCO, because they are a bunch of useless tits down there, and my tax money is going down the toilet.

The RDCO is a thief in my opinion. They can legally thieve from people and not provide a service. It should be illegal!!!

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I am not voting this year

I don't want to drive by the people charging me!

Oct 25, 2018 is court.

Something will happen.

It doesn't matter who you vote for anyway.

They all have good intentions.

Its the system that needs a vote.

If they really wanted people to vote, they would have online voting.

Its the system that needs a good kick in the butt.

I can hardly wait for court, to show just how the neighbors have been bullying me.

I have all my photos and video in a row.

I am pretty sure the other side won't show all their video, cause all it will show is me trying to plow ignoring them.

I didn't have my dash cam in the plow, and I didn't take photos until the neighbors stood at the end of their driveway video recording me, so I recorded them back. They wanted me to record their kids so they can get me charged and that is why they kept video recording me every time I plowed.

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What is really sick, THE RCMP ARE CORRUPT

The RCMP are working with the neighbors to harass me.

I complain about the neighbors missing muffler and the RCMP told me that they first talked to the guy who said he was putting a muffler on that day but he didn't. Then another day after that, I call and am told that the RCMP will not be enforcing the Motorvehicle Act when I make a complaint.

I get no service.

I believe that the RCMP are actually telling the neighbors to break laws, and the neighbors are.

The next door neighbor is driving in and out, in and out, in and out, just for 10 minutes or so, with no muffler, several times per day, forever it seems. His driveway is on a steep hill and when he comes home, its loud and comes through the walls of my house. He drives an older BMW.

The neighbors are flaunting this in my face daily, and bullying me daily BECAUSE THE RCMP ARE CORRUPT!!!

I have never heard so much noise as I have lately!!

I have never seen so many dirt bikes and quads driving by my house ever, until this year.

All because of the corrupt RCMP and RDCO!!!

Don't complain to the RCMP, because you will just be bullied like me.

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Funding for my appeal with the Fire Chief has been approved

It was approved a few days ago now, but I think I forgot to post about it I was so happy!!!

When they were about to tell me if I would be approved or not, I was waiting for them to say no.

To my surprise they said yes!!!

Everything has been so disappointing, that I just always seem to assume the worst.

I am a happy camper.

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Question from Candidate John Cole was answered

I asked what he can do to change the system so that a Director can Direct basically

This is his reply:

Sorry for the tardy reply. I have been fighting the flu and a bad cold the past few days. The issues and assumptions made in your email are worth pursing but I can’t see getting any traction through the board itself. I will need to ‘get inside’ to see what really are the issues, then determine how change can be made to happen to the benefit of ‘westsiders’. The board structure comes with a long history and the political baggage that comes with it. Uniting all ‘westside’ communities and involving the MLA may be the way to start.

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To the guy riding his red quad up and down the paved roads at Valley of the Sun taking his dog for a run

I saved video of you driving by 3 times Oct 14, 2018

Do you realize that your quad is loud, and that you may be putting your dog in harms way to be run over.

Please stop it!!

The BC SPCA is farked.

They BC SPCA told me to report it to the RCMP when the RCMP have done nothing!!!

I even gave the RCMP the guys address several times.

That is just how frucked up the system is!!!

The system is there to make you think there is a system.

Meanwhile the poor dog may be run over.

I severly hate the system!!!

The sytem is farked!!

I got smoked out again Oct 14, 2018 and I saved video of all the smoke. It wasn't just for 15 minutes. It was more like 1/2 hour and then the smoke was still coming into my house and my eyes were burning. I had gone outside and when I came back in I myself smelled like smoke it was so bad. My throat was also starting to be affected. I fed my dog some pills because I took him out just before the smoke got real bad and he was gagging from it before it even got bad.

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To the guy burning his lot of trees the last many months

Do you realize just how much smoke you release into the air by burning every single day all summer? I see you are still burning Oct 14, 2018.

Unreal.

Did you know that you are not only killing yourself but are helping to give others lung cancer?

Wish you would stop harming people!!!

It would have been far better if you would have buried that stuff instead of burn it.

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Have you noticed your water bill in the summer ain't that much different from other quarterly water bills?

This is my water bill the last 9 months

Jan 2018 to Mar 2018 - I paid an extra $5.82 for water over and above the basic rate $178.32
Apr 2018 to Jun 2018 - I paid an extra $7.16 for water over and above the basic rate $179.66
Jul 2018 to Sep 2018 - I paid an extra $11.66 for water over and above the basic rate $184.16

RDCO Water Talk that came with the last bill states the RDCO is having a review of rates because they haven't increased since 2016.

I see my basic rate going up every bill!

What the hell is RDCO talking about, the goofs!!!

The last bill had the biggest increase of the basic rate. An increase of $5.84 in the basic rate since Jan 2018

RDCO is off its rocker saying there have been no water rate increases since 2016!!! The RDCO is such a lier!!!

FRUCK RIGHT OFF RDCO, OUR WATER RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH AS IT IS!!! YOU MUST BE MISMANAGING OUR WATER FUNDS IF YOU THINK OUR RATE AIN'T HIGH ENOUGH TO PAY FOR THE EVER INCREASING COSTS!!!

MAYBE RDCO SHOULD REVIEW HOW YOU DO BUSINESS, HEY!!!

Think someone should put back all the funding RDCO took out of the system renewal fee to pay for deficits in administering the water systems, BRIAN REARDON!

Yes I feel the problem lies at the top!!!

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Kelowna’s annual Inclusion Chain to take place this week
KelownaNow.com - October 14, 2018 - by Megan Trudeau

This Wednesday, Kelowna’s fifth annual Inclusion Chain will come together once again and the entire community is welcome to join in.

The Inclusion Chain event was originally scheduled for earlier in October, but due to weather conditions at that time the event had to be postponed.

Created in 2013, by Pathways Ability Society, a non-profit organization that provides services for locals with diverse abilities, the event was started as a way to showcase the diversity of our community.

This Wednesday morning at 10am outside City Hall, City of Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran will deliver what has become an annual tradition for the community; the reading of a Proclamation officially declaring October ‘Community Inclusion Month’ in Kelowna.

Following the Proclamation reading, Mayor Basran will join representatives from Pathways Abilities Society, Community Connections Support Services and Community Inclusion BC, as well as members of the public in attendance, for the creation of the Community Inclusion Chain down Water Street along with the singing of the Canadian National Anthem.

“This event is a reminder of how important it is for a strong, healthy community to be inclusive. All individuals, regardless of their ability, contribute to our community,” said Charisse Daley, Executive Director for Pathways.

Source: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kelowna/Kelowna_s_annual_Inclusion_Chain_to_take_place_this_week/

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Oct 4, 2018 on my way home seen some Dirt Bikers driving down Westside Road at Killiney Beach

It is pretty telling that there is no RCMP presence in the area.

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ITS PRETTY SAD LIVING IN FEAR OF THE CORRUPT RCMP

I AM SCARED TO GO ANYWHERE

AND WHEN I GO OUTSIDE MY HOUSE I JUST GET BULLIED BY THE NEIGHBORS WITH SMOKE OR BARKING OR REVING OR WHATEVER THEY CAN THINK UP FOR NOISE.

EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET ME, BUT YOU KNOW, SOONER OR LATER I AM GOING TO HAVE MY DAY!!!

I DON'T GIVE A FLYING FUCK WHAT PEOPLE DO ANYMORE!

I CAN LIVE INSIDE MY HOUSE AND NEVER USE MY YARD UNLESS I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO USE IT.

I CAN LIVE IN FEAR OF EVERYONE AROUND ME CAUSE I HATE PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE LIVING IN VALLEY OF THE SUN

ONE DAY, I WILL HAVE MY DAY!!!

I BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT THE RCMP ARE GOING DOWN HERE IN THIS AREA FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE!!! AND THE RDCO TOO!!!

IT MAY TAKE YEARS, BUT ITS GOING TO HAPPEN FOR ME ONE DAY AND HOPEFULLY SOON!!!

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I seen this posted on facebook. Thought it was a good post and decided to share.

There will be renewed calls for civility by an anti-PWD gov't. Ignore them. They ask for civility as a way for you to grant them complicity in what they do.

Civility is for normalcy. When things are normal and working as intended, civility is part of maintaining balance. But when that balance is gone, civility does not help return it but rather, destabilize it further. Because your civility gives them cover for evil.

Note: this isn’t the same as calling for violence. But it is suggesting that you should not be shamed for using vigorous, vulgar language. Or for standing up in disobedience. Or for demanding acknowledgement and action in whatever way you must.

They will tell you to smile, that we need to get back to business, that we gotta heal the rift and blah blah blah — but that’s the desire of a savvy bully, who wants you to stop crying after he hit you, who wants you not to fight back. But you can cry. And you can fight back.

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I asked a question of both candidates for Central Okanagan West, and these are the answers I got back in reply

My question was

question:
What do you think the answer is to our dilemma of being outvoted and Directed, and what do you feel you can do to change the system so that it works better for us?

current Director Wayne Carsons reply:
We can hope that the changes that the election will bring in Kelowna, West Kelowna and possibly Peachland will carry through to newly elected members that will bring new opportunities with a more receptive and empathetic Board. In the past it was not the entire Board that opposed changes in the Electoral Areas but a small yet very influential group that included the Chair and CAO, lose one and the other will probably fall.

candidate John Cole's reply: He hasn't replied yet, but when he does I will post his reply here. I did ask permission from both candidates to post their answers to the web.

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I WANT A CANDIDATE TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM

I WANT THE CAO POSITION TERMINATED!!!

I WANT THE DIRECTOR POSITION TO ACTUALLY BE A DIRECTOR!!!

THIS IS THE MAIN PROBLEM WITH THE SYSTEM!!!

THE CAO POSITION IS ACTUALLY YOUR DIRECTOR!

ITS THE BIGGEST SCAM THERE IS!!!

Here is a video of the All Candidates Forum Held at Killiney Beach Hall on Oct 5, 2018.

WHERE IS THE CANDIDATE THAT WILL CHANGE THE SYSTEM?

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BC SPCA holding province-wide 50% off adoption event this weekend
Kelownanow.ca - 7:23 PM - Oct 8, 2018

If you were thinking about adopting a pet, this is the weekend to do so.

The BC SPCA is holding a province-wide event on Saturday where animals in need of a loving forever home will be available at a reduced cost.

Looking to welcome a small furever friend into your home? From guinea pigs to rabbits - and every little friend in between - we've got you covered!

Domestic animals like dogs, cats, kittens, rats and rabbits will all be eligible for 50% off the adoption and BC Pet Registry fees.

This discount will be honoured at all branches across the province where adoptable animals are staying.

“Each one of our branches is committed to finding loving homes for these animals,” says Mark Takhar, BC SPCA’s chief operations officer. “Welcoming a rescued animal into your home can be an exciting time for everyone involved.”

“Our top priority is to ensure that every animal finds their perfect people, so our usual matching process will still be in effect for this event.”

Takhar says the event will also allow the SPCA to help more animals, since every adoption opens up a spot for another one to be rescued.

We want to make sure no animal is left behind,” he said, “and this event in particular – a groundbreaking one for the BC SPCA – will allow us to help other vulnerable animals throughout the province.”

While this event covers all domestic animals, any discount rate for farm animals will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

The BC SPCA found loving families for more than 15,000 animals in 2017.

Source: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Provincial/BC_SPCA_holding_province_wide_50_off_adoption_event_this_weekend/

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VIDEO: Paying too much to take out the garbage
KelownaNow.ca - October 9, 2018 - by Kent Molgat

Companies that employ garbage haulers are paying too much, according to Shawn McLean. McLean, of MTM Waste Solutions Canada, says people need to start paying closer attention to the bills they're paying, and the contracts they're signing.

"They're very one-sided," said McLean. "They're very hard to get out of, they're for multiple years and over the years they increase and increase."

Source: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Video/VIDEO_Paying_too_much_to_take_out_the_garbage/

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Vernon RCMP Boosting Staffing Levels
1075 Beach Radio Vernon - Tom Mark - October 09, 2018

Vernon RCMP Boosting Staffing Levels

RCMP Superintendent Shawna Baher
Picture: Vernon BC RCMP Superintendent Shawna Baher

A report going to Vernon City Council this afternoon outlines the progress the RCMP is making in adding new officers as per funding that was approved earlier.

Superintendent Shawna Baher says in her submission dated September 19th that four new constables should be arriving within 90 days.

A fifth will also be added but it’s not clear when.

As well, four cadets from the RCMP Training Academy have been requested for Vernon/Coldstream.

Three cadets will be assigned to Vernon and one to Coldstream.

At present, two have been identified with one graduating October 29, 2018, the other will arrive shortly thereafter.

Other assignments are also in the works:

• Vernon Municipal Sex Crimes/ Domestic Violence Supervisor (Corporal) — a member is identified and start day will be the third week of October 2018.
• Forensic Identification Services (Sergeant) – National Staffing is in the process of identifying a suitable candidate.
• Police Service Dog (Corporal) — This Provincial position has a candidate identified and the transfer process is underway.
• Armstrong Municipal General Duty (Constable) — one candidate has expressed interest and CDRA is determining possibility of release from their current posting.
• Enderby Provincial General Duty (Constable) — one cadet has been requested and will be assigned within the next two weeks.

Source: https://www.beachradiovernon.ca/2018/10/09/vernon-rcmp-boosting-staffing-levels/?sc_ref=facebook

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GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST SCAM THERE IS

There is no government of anything. They pretend to make laws and pretend to enforce them. When you call the government you are told they can't help you. It doesn't seem to matter which dept in government you call, they can't help you. Government is the biggest scam there is on the face of this planet!!!

Their hands are always tied and they get paid for that.

I think we should really tie this up!!!

I am pretty sure that the people who actually have passion and are not just in it for the money could do way better!!!

If I was elected, I would take the income out of politics and place volunteers into positions of their passion.

A Director directs.

A Director directs volunteers who have passion and knowledge. Volunteers can apply, and the best are picked depending on not just their credentials but their passion as well. People with passion do better than others without the passion.

People who have the credentials should be who advises the Director, not some head honcho CAO sitting at the top pretending to have credentials.

The way Government is run is all wrong, and its not working!!!

We need people with passion. We do not need leachers with empty pockets that need filling and who have no passion!!!

Like look at the CAO's position... that position is the biggest scam of all. Did you know the CAO has no legal credentials but he seems to be the Director and our Director has to go along with the CAO?

The Director cannot meddle in administrative affairs the CAO takes care of, like for instance, how dog control is run. A Director can only vote at the Board table. A Director can't ask that dog control attend an area to take care of an ongoing problem for instance. That is the CAO's position!!!

That is why you may be dissatisfied with your current Director. Its not because your Director didn't try and help you.

What the hell are we paying a Director and CAO for you ask?

If the CAO wants to be an advisor instead of Director, that would be better, but he wants to be Director too!!!

Why do we have a Director if the CAO is the Director?

Why do we have a CAO if we still need a lawyer?

Having a CAO position as Director, doesn't make sense.

And that is the problem you run into, no matter who you vote for!!!

Everyone thinks that voting in a new Director will change things, but that ain't true.

We are still going to have the same old, same old problem of being outvoted at the board table and the CAO head honcho Directing.

A Director is tied to the CAO position and its really the CAO who is your Director!!! The CAO is paid handsomely for it too at close to $200,000 per year with no credentials to be a lawyer to know the law!!! He is learning as he goes for close to $200,000!!! He can call the Province for advice and he can get legal advice as well. Anyone could do the same, even a volunteer.

I say take the income out of politics and you will get people with passion and not just out to fill their empty pockets!!! And we will be way further ahead.

You can call me crazy for saying this, but I don't think so!!!

The system needs to change so that a Director has the power to Direct!!!

I am afraid that everyone is going to vote in a new Director, who ain't going to be able to change a thing but people will only find that out after the election.

In my opinion, we have a Director with passion already!!!

Unless I am mistaken about the way things work, but I don't see anything changing, just hands is all.

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Seen this on People of the North Westside Facebook group.

Who do you call in case of fire?

Just so everyone knows, you can call 911 or Kelowna Fire, but if its an emergency you should call 911.

You will probably not get an answer at our local North Westside Road Fire Dept Hall unless someone is around, and they aren't always around.

For non-emergency burning or smoke complaints, Kelowna Fire non-emergency phone number is 250-469-8801.

And when you call for an ambulance, you need to say "North Westside" because they get "North Westside" mixed up with "West Kelowna" and I believe that years ago, a gentleman having a heart attack died, maybe because of the mix up. After the man died, the family of the man started a petition for an ambulance station out here, but the end result desired did not come to fruitation.

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Thanks for smoking me and my dog out October 6, 2018 with your campfires

My dog really gags you for it!!!

It was such a nice day to not be able to use my yard.

I don't get people who burn their wood stove all day on a beautiful sunny day like it was on October 6, 2018.

They must be burning up a lot of wood, and keeping their windows open. You would think it would get pretty hot burning wood all day on such a nice day, how else would they keep their house cooled off.

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR FINTRY

I use to be on the boil water email list of RDCO, but I had no idea there was a boil water advisory for Upper Fintry, Valley of the Sun, and Shalal Road until about 3pm October 6, 2018 when I checked my email and found an email from the Communities Association that said the Boil Water Advisory had been lifted Oct 3, 2018. It said the boil water advisory had been on since Sept 27, 2018. Thanks for taking me off the boil water advisory email list RDCO, you jerks.

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I emailed Central Okanagan West candidate John Cole to ask what his platform is around

he said the following:

"My platform is built around safe and pleasant parks, clean environment and due diligence in assuring program delivery is effective and efficient. Should I get elected, I will spend as much time as needed listening to constituent concerns and in collaboration with citizens of the West Electoral Area decide the most effective manner to attain desired goals."

My platform at this point is to assure effective, efficient, sustainable program delivery throughout the RDCO program range.
In particular, environmental sustainability, top quality wildfire responses, safe highways and infrastructure, and responsive social programs that meet the needs of West Electoral Area citizens.

If elected, that would mean a thorough program review in collaboration with citizens in the West Electoral Region.
I mention this in my bio of the RDCO site and in my campaign information pamphlet which is just now being distributed.

You can find John Coles email address on RDCO's website in the Election section.

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Central Okanagan West All Candidates Election Forum 2018

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Someone was attacked by a dog at Westshore I read on People of the North Westside facebook page

Its sad when people are afraid to walk their streets.

If you are attacked by an at large dog or an off leash dog, please report it.

I try and walk my dog where there are no people, cause people are the problem, not the dogs.

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Stole this from facebook

Do we need an etiquette sign that follows the "rules of the road"

ie. cyclists ride in single file when approaching pedestrians, dogs on leash, take only pictures, leave only footprints - take your garbage and pet excrement with you!

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UPDATE ON THOSE UNRULY KIDS

I believe that the unruly kids tore down my "no trespassing" sign and threw it down the bank.

I would like for whoever threw it down the bank to go retrieve it for me, and put it back up where it was.

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That jacked up loud black truck has a couple of dogs that bark too much

and that jacked up loud black truck comes home late at night at 10:18pm Sept 25, 2018. Their dogs barked from 8:30pm until about 10:30pm (time 01:47:36 - 03:47:07 on the recording at the link). I found some more barking by 842 Balsam not marked on the wave form image below at time 1:34:08 on the recording. There is barking at the start of the recording.

This is a link to my original recording that started at 6:43pm and ended at 10:45pm September 25, 2018 over 4 hours 2 minutes. I use "Audacity" to record the barking. When I stop recording, I "export" the file as .wma format because .mp3 files are much larger and take up more space on my computer. I have 8 years of barking saved in .wma audio file format.

Below is a wave form screen shot of the barking Sept 25, 2018 between 6:43pm to 10:45pm.

If you download the audio file and then right click the file, and then click on "properties", it will show you the date and time the file was recorded.

Some people believe that my recordings are made up or manipulated in some way, but I don't normally make them up unless I just post a clip out of the original recording to save web space, and I have stitched together sporadic barking before, but I usually say if I did that or not. This recording at the link was not manipulated in any way, and this is the true barking going on at Valley of the Sun on Balsam Road and Firwood Road Sept 25, 2018.

911 Firwood Road was also barking at time 00:27:47 to

842 Balsam 2 hours barking Sep 25, 2018
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To the person driving the jacked up black pickup truck from 842 Balsam Road with the really loud deep sounding muffler

When you drive by my house, my dog jumps up and barks, and your pickup wakes me up when you come home late at night.

Could you use Firwood Road instead of our road so as to stop upsetting my dog and I with your extremely loud truck that sounds like its coming to visit us?

I would try talking to you or put a note on your door, but all the notes I left on your door about your barking dogs did no good. And when I did try and talk to you about your dogs barking, you shot me with your nerf gun and told me that you let your dogs bark to piss me off.

I am now afraid of being charged with something else if I try and talk to you about your loud vehicles, because the neighbors complained to the RCMP with made up stories, and the RCMP are now charging me with stupid shit so I will stop reporting all the law breakers disturbing me and the RCMP can have some peace if I take all the bullying from my neighbors without reporting it.

I am left with no choice basically, but to post on the web and try asking!!!

Go disturb and wake up the people on Firwood Road if you don't mind!!! They don't seem to mind noise. Their dogs bark all night over there all the time!!! I can't have my windows open in the summer because of all the barking noise over there and the Harley that leaves for work around 5am. They don't mind you making noise over there because they make their own noise over there. I hear parties over there in the summer till the wee hours of the morning too. They won't mind.

Your 2 cars and white pickup are not that quiet either. It would be great if you could use Firwood Road instead of our road.

You probably won't, just to piss me off, but I thought I would ask anyway, just in case.

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UPDATE: THESE KIDS SMASHED THE NEIGHBORS VEHICLES

Because of the way I have been treated by the RCMP and my neighbors, I didn't feel I could intervene with the little devils coming up and down my easement road like a yo-yo, or I would be arrested somehow for it!!! And the kids were left to run at large all over the subdivision all weekend. I seen them in the bush across the easement from me and crossing the lot a few doors down from me, and heading down the easement to where the van lives. The kids were down where the van lives for approx. 45 minutes the one time. Nobody was in control of these kids all weekend until Sunday at about 3pm on Sunday when the RCMP finally showed up to deal with these kids up and down the easement again on Sunday. On Sunday I had called the RCMP about the kids at 10:40am. I am upset with the RCMP's response to this incident.

Someone taught this kid to jerk off with both hands while at my gate Sept 22, 2018

I think I know where the kid in the middle gets it from, because an adult down at the end of my easement jerked his arm off at me one day.

Kids jerk off at my gate

Kid jerking off at my gate
The shorter kid in the middle was pretending he was jerking off making the motions.

kid jerking off at my gate

Kid jerking off at my gate

kid with a dildo in his hand
This kid in the orange was pretending the stick was his dick.

I said something to the kids out the window, telling them the easement is private property as they left back to where they came from at the far end of the easement.

I hope they don't come back, because I surely don't want nasty kids around my place.

Its a good idea that adults don't teach their kids their nasty bad habits!!!

Well the kids came back and hung out banging shit which I reported to the RCMP, and then someone in a blue Suzuki Samurai with shiny rims came to retrieve the kids.

Blue Suzuki Samurai trespassing

The RCMP finally showed up an hour and 1/2 later after he had to catch a speeder on the way he told me, and that he came from Enderby because Armstrong was too busy to come.

I knew these kids were up to no good when I heard things being smashed, so that was why I called the RCMP.

The photo below shows the damage the kids who came up my easement road did to a property up the easement past me.

The kids smashed all the windows out of the blue van and left stuff strewn around the lot.

RCMP told me it is up to the people who own the lot and van to report it. I don't have their phone number and I can't remember their names to be able to tell them. They don't live here full time. They may not see this for a few weeks and by then the people parked in the motorhome in a certain yard will be gone.

Kids smashed this van Sept 22 2018
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blue van vandalized Sept 22, 2018
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GOSH PEEPS CAN LIE

September 21, 2018 ad adult was walking up the easement with their dog and kid. I told them I didn't want them walking up the easement and that it was private property. The adult tried claiming that the easement road is their road, when their property is on the far side of the easement and only the properties on the other side of the easement from them own the easement, so this person could not possibly own a piece of the easement road. The person is highly mistaken. The easement is a private easement road only for the properties along the one side of the easement. The people who live along the easement maintain the easement. The person also tried to claim that I complained about their properties survey posts, which I did no such thing. So to the person that yelled about it to me today, please have a look at your land title map and you will see that the easement has nothing to do with your property. And if I were you, I wouldn't listen to the survey guy who left his gloves behind, if he told you I complained about your survey posts. I did talk to your survey guy, but I wasn't complaining about your survey posts. I did mention if they could keep the dirt from going down the hill and fill the hole back the way it was, because the last survey people here didn't fill their hole at my gate properly and the dirt went down the bank compromising the edge of the easement road. Your survey guy did the same thing. I guess he wanted to piss me off for saying something, but I had to get the excavator to fill the hole at my gate in.

I honestly think this person wanted me to say something about walking their dog up the easement, because when the person first noticed me and before I said anything, they smiled like that is what they wanted. The person yelled at me and told me they will walk up the easement with their dog any time they want. I hope they don't come back unless they are using the easement to visit someone living along the one side of the easement.

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WOW I Did Not Know This Was Online

Have you ever gone to Court Services Online website and put your neighbors name in lol?

You will find out who your neighbor or friends are.

The dirt biker who stole my camera has section 267(b) Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, section 264 Criminal Harassment
and section 266 Assault.

And one of my neighbors who always blocked my easement has section 140(1)(c) Reporting an offence committed when it was not.

Another neighbor has 253(b) care or control vehicle/vessel with over.08

Another neighbor has 91(2) Possess non-firearm unauthorized

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GREEN DIRT BIKE (from the 7900 block of Alpine Rd) DOING ROUNDS AT VALLEY OF THE SUN SEPT 18, 2018

He first started doing rounds at 2:24pm

3:15pm RDCO Alpine to Briarwood
3:18pm RDCO Alpine to Firwood
3:24pm dirt bike Alpine to Briarwood
3:25pm dirt bike Alpine to Firwood
3:31pm dirt bike Alpine to Briarwood
3:33pm dirt bike walked Alpine to Firwood
3:43pm school bus
3:44pm dirt bike Firwood to Briarwood
3:45pm dirt bike Balsam to Alpine
3:46pm dirt bike Alpine to Briarwood
3:47pm dirt bike Alpine to Firwood

He never went to the bush once, and just drove around the subdivision on the paved public road.

Green dirt bike at Valley of the Sun

I know who the dirt biker is, but the RCMP refuse to do anything about him because he is charging me, and its me complaining about him which the RCMP make sure they don't help me with my complaints in retaliation for me making complaints about the RCMP. And the RCMP tell me that they have to catch him. Video ain't good enough. At least that is my understanding of it, that the RCMP won't do anything when I give them video or photos of the culprits. I had one drunk quad driving up and down my easement road 4 times keeping me awake one night which I have on video me talking to him, and the RCMP won't do anything about it. No mischief charges for anyone but me.

In my honest opinion I feel the North Okanagan RCMP dealing with the North Westside are CORRUPT!!!

I posted this to the Facebook group People of the North Westside

until someone claiming to be from Valley of the Sun started drama about it, and the post was removed.

People of the North Westside Dirt Bikers and Quads

I suffer from that disorder where I speak the truth and it pisses people off.

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Candidate Nominations

Nominations have closed for candidates running in two Electoral Area Regional Director and School District No. 23 Trustee Zone 1 and 2 elections scheduled for Saturday, October 20th.

Four people have put their names forward in the election for two Regional District electoral area directors.

A total of six people have filed nomination papers for the Zone 1 and 2 School Trustee elections.

The following people have filed nomination papers by Friday’s 4:00 p.m. deadline:

Regional District Director - Central Okanagan East Electoral Area

(One to be elected)

Mark Bartyik

Jason Melhoff

Regional District Director - Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (including Westbank First Nation Reserves #9 and #10)

(One to be elected)

Wayne Carson
John Michael Cole

School District No. 23 Zone 1 Trustee

(Lake Country /Central Okanagan East Electoral Area)

(One to be elected)

Deb Butler

Amy Geistlinger

School District No. 23 Zone 2 Trustee

(Peachland /Central Okanagan West Electoral Area /Westbank First Nation Reserves #9 and #10)

(One to be elected)

Moyra Baxter

Marjorie Brims

Jennifer Carlson

Mark Steppell

The final list of candidates will be determined at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 21st as candidate nominees have until then to withdraw from the ballot.

While general voting will take place on Saturday, October 20th, advance polls will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10th and Tuesday October 16th for voters in Central Okanagan East at the Ellison Community Hall (4411 Old Vernon Road) and Joe Rich Community Hall (11481 Highway 33 east) and for Central Okanagan West voters at the Killiney Beach Community Hall and in the first floor Board room at the Westbank First Nation office, 301-515 Highway 97 south.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith adds, “Voters in two electoral areas should determine well before they head to the polls, where they can vote. It’s also important to note that qualified electors living on Westbank First Nation Reserves #9 and #10 are eligible to vote in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area director and Zone 2 School Trustee elections. You can find information on who can vote, where to vote and when to vote by following the Elections Information link on the Regional District website, regionaldistrict.com/elections.”

Some people may choose to vote by mail ballot. The same voting qualifications apply and the application form must be completed and submitted to the Chief Election Officer as soon as possible in order to allow enough time to receive and return completed mail ballot packages. Mail ballots must be received before the close of voting at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 20th. Those received after that time will not be eligible and will not be included in the voting results.

(September 17, 2018)

Source: RDCO Whats New https://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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Open Burning Returns in the Central Okanagan October 1st

Seasonal temperatures and a low fire hazard means open burning season will begin for eligible property owners on Monday, October 1st.

Burning is only allowed when air quality and venting conditions are good for those property owners obtaining a permit from their local fire authority.

Under Regional District and local fire bylaws permitted open burning may start October 1st and must be complete on April 30th.

Burning permits are available from local fire departments.* Those eligible to burn within the four Central Okanagan East or Central Okanagan West electoral area fire protection areas (Ellison, Joe Rich, North Westside, Wilson’s Landing) may call the Regional District at 250-469-6223 to obtain a permit. (Long Distance Collect Calls are accepted weekdays only between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding holidays).

Property owners with a valid permit must call the toll-free Outdoor Burning Hotline: 1-855-262-2876 (BURN) before lighting any fire to determine if open burning is allowed on a particular day. In order for burning to occur both the Venting and Air Quality conditions must be good. This information will also be available each day after 8:00 am at regionaldistrict.com/airquality.

Permitted property owners should reduce any smoke by following these Best Practices for open burning:

On days when conditions allow for open burning, ignite fires after 10:00 am when venting conditions are usually more favourable;
Pruning’s, branches and stumps must be dried for a minimum of two years;
For more efficient burning make smaller piles with good air ventilation.
Under the Regional District Smoke Control Bylaw, nuisance smoke from open burning is not allowed in the City of Kelowna, the District of Lake Country, City of West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas or under the bylaws of the District of Peachland. Yard waste such as leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, weeds and other garden waste are not allowed to be burned.

Violators could receive a fine or be charged with the cost of putting out the fire. Residents are encouraged to report anyone illegally burning on a non-burning day by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Center at 250-469-8577.

All Central Okanagan property owners are encouraged to use other clean air options to dispose of their yard waste.

The bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection program is underway through November 30th and residents are reminded to only place leaves, grass, pine needles and small pruning’s inside their wheeled yard waste cart with the green lid closed.
Residents may also use the yard waste drop off program at the Glenmore landfill and Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre (Asquith Road in West Kelowna). Fees apply at each facility. When transporting loads for disposal, please make sure they are covered.
Mow-Chip Rent-it Rebate program - Qualifying participants must have a property one hectare or greater in size with a small volume of wood for fuel reduction and/or agricultural activities that can’t be served through the regular Agricultural Chipping Program. The Regional Air Quality Program provides up to 80% of the cost of renting mow/chip equipment or services up to a $500 maximum. Visit the Mow-Chip Rent-it program for more information. Depending on your needs, you can hire a contractor or rent your own machine. Search online under wood chipping, tree service, machine rentals, etc. to find a company that suits your needs.
Air Curtain Burning uses forced air to burn wood faster and with less smoke. Contact your local Fire Department to learn more about forced air incineration options for burning agricultural or land clearing wood waste
A number of private companies offer wood chipping and grinding services or rent portable chippers. Some may also pick up yard waste for disposal.
Agricultural burning is allowed under Provincial Right to Farm legislation and accounts for most of the burning permits issued in the Central Okanagan. Before starting any fire, farmers must call 1-855-262-2876 (BURN) or visit regionaldistrict.com/airquality to ensure burning can take place on a particular day. As an alternate disposal method, the Regional Air Quality Program is working with farmers to encourage use of the Agricultural Chipping Program. The program offers a Best Management Practices handbook and DVD to help farmers. Agricultural producers who wish to participate in the chipping program should contact the Regional Air Quality Coordinator at 250-469-8408 or email airquality@kelowna.ca to register.

Central Okanagan residents are reminded to check with their local fire jurisdiction regarding regulations and restrictions regarding campfires, chimineas and other outdoor wood fire burning devices. Campfires are not allowed at any time within the City of Kelowna.

(September 19, 2018)

Source RDCO Whats New https://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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Open burning allowed again starting Wednesday (Sep 19, 2018)
Kamloops Now - September 18, 2018 - by Josh Duncan

The summer’s open burning ban for the Kamloops Fire Centre is about to be lifted.

As of noon on Wednesday, you’ll once again be allowed open burning throughout the fire centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and more.

Fire danger ratings have dropped to “low” in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre and the forecast is calling for cooler temperatures, higher humidity and substantial precipitation.

Local governments, like the City of Kelowna, may still have their own burning restrictions in place, so people should always check on that before lighting a fire of any size.

Anyone lighting a larger than category three fire, one that burns material more than 2 metres high or three metres wide, must first get a burn registration number by calling 1-888-797-1717.

A category three fire also includes stubble or grass over 2,000 square metres, or more than two piles of any size.

If you plan on lighting an open fire, you must comply with B.C.’s air quality control legislation and the BC Wildfire Service suggests you take the following precautions:

Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and stop it escaping.
Do not burn in windy conditions. The weather can change quickly and wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
Create a fire guard around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material right down to the soil.
Never leave a fire unattended.
Make sure that your fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

Source: https://www.kamloopsbcnow.com/watercooler/news/news/BC_Interior/Open_burning_allowed_again_starting_Wednesday/

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TOO BAD RDCO dog control can not come out when RDCO are not working to catch a barker

CAUSE THAT IS WHEN 831 FIRWOOD BARKS NOW!!!

I take it that RDCO has been investigating Valley of the Sun lately, because I haven't heard 831 Firwood Road barking all day during RDCO's working hours as much anymore.

RDCO should try coming by at 10pm and 7am too. There is always barking at that time. Its like clockwork.

It sure is nice that RDCO can't seem to catch a fly, because they don't work when dogs are barking or can't attend when dogs bark, but I guess patrols are better than nothing. At least they are doing some patrols now.

Too bad RDCO dog control didn't stick around and catch that dirt biker who lives on Alpine Road, going up and down Alpine Road, right behind dog control between 2:24pm and 3:47pm Sept 18, 2018 the day the power was out.

RDCO should catch barkers when they are not at work

September 19, 2018

831 Firwood barked sporadic from 4:12pm to 4:34pm for 22 minutes at time 00:00:00 until 00:22:00

831 Firwood barked pretty steady from 6:06pm to 6:42pm for 36 minutes at time 01:54:18 until 02:30:15

and a bit in between

Here is a link to the entire recording I recorded from 4:12pm until 6:55pm September 19, 2018

If you download the file and then right click the file after you download it and then choose the "details" tab and then scroll down a bit, it will say the file was modified at 6:59pm because by the time I typed out the file name and saved it, a minute or so had passed by. By right clicking the file and choosing "properties", the file will tell you what time it was saved at. Some people think I manipulate the recordings. The only thing I have done is crop out a section of steady or sporadic barking or I have stitched sporadic barking together, but mostly I just cropped out the barking. If I stitched barking together to find out how long the dog barked ,if it barked steady all the sporadic barks, I would have said I did that. I am not trying to lie in any way shape or form. The date created is the date and time I uploaded the file to the web. The date modified date is the date and time I saved the file. So please check what I am saying with the audio file of the barking above. Its the entire file and not just a clipped out section, and I have not modified the file in any way. And the file might be out by a couple minutes because I start a file in the middle of a minute and it takes time to type out a long file name and save the file because the file is converted to .wma format as it saves using Audacity. My other two audio programs I used no longer work. There is no sound recorder in Windows 10 for instance, like it was in Windows 7, so I can no longer use it. Another program I used no longer works since one windows update. I am on my third recording program in 8 years lol.

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UPDATED: Scuba diver perishes in Okanagan Lake
Global News - By Kelly Hayes - Sep 17, 2018

A scuba diver is dead following an incident in Okanagan Lake.

The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Fintry Provincial Park in the North Westside where the local fire department just happened to be doing a fundraiser.

North Westside Fire Rescue chief, Jason Sattherthwaite, said they saw an instructor trying to save the scuba diver’s life and rushed in to help.

“We witnessed a scuba diver performing CPR on a second scuba diver. We took over CPR and continued doing CPR until B.C. Ambulance arrived,” Sattherwaite said.

He said the instructor told rescuers that he and the victim were conducting a safety exercise when things went wrong.

“The diving instructor explained to us they were down at about 80 feet below the surface. He indicated that the student was having some difficulty. They were performing some type of routine regulator swap and during that procedure he realized the student was having some problems. He immediately took action and went to emergency procedures and brought him to the surface. When he got to the surface, he was not breathing,” Sattherwaite added.

Police said the death is not suspicious but the investigation is still ongoing.

“It appears the diver may have gone into medical distress during an 80 foot dive,” Const. Kelly Brett said in a news release. “Other divers and witnesses on scene provided life saving measures to the male until emergency crews arrived. Sadly, despite those efforts the male passed away.”

The victim is a 56-year-old West Kelowna man. His name has not been released.

The instructor is from Golden, B.C.

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4457294/scuba-diver-perishes-in-okanagan-lake/

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Neighbors charges or tickets

that I know of

0

 

My charges or tickets

that I know of

Nov 15, 2016
Use Electronic Device while driving (ICBC declared Invalid)

Sep 19, 2016
No drivers licence ($100 fine) I was stressed and forgot to renew it.

Jan 8, 2017
Unnecessary Noise and Use Electronic Device while driving (RCMP said he would not go forward with, and Invalid)

Mar 31, 2017
Use Electronic Device while driving (Invalid)

Mar 31, 2017
Use Electronic Device while driving (Invalid)

Mar 31, 2017
fine for cracked windshield (absolute discharge)

Mar 31, 2017
notice to repair windshield (repaired crack)

Mar 31, 2017
vehicle inspection (completed)

Aug 14, 2017
Charged with Harassing Communication section 372 (3) talking to Fire Chief about lady burning green wood (convicted but appealing)

Jun 12, 2017
Charged with Criminal Harassment section 430(4) and Mischief section 264 for taking video of lady burning green wood. (court is in Oct 2018)

Sep 12, 2018
Charged with section 810(1)(a) posting video of RCMP taking my protest signs at Armstrong RCMP on the web (court is in Nov 2018)

All I can say is you know who the RCMP are out to get now don't you!!!

All because I don't want to listen to hours of barking, and now loud quads and dirt bikes on a daily basis too, and I complained and complained about it till they didn't want to hear it anymore and the only way to shut me up was to charge me. Just what Valley of the Sun wanted. I heard that the neighbors wanted to have a second meeting about me about 6 months or so ago at the Hall, but wasn't able to get the Hall. Its nice that the neighbors are all ganging up on me so they can break laws and bylaws and get me charged.

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Rules for driving an All Terrain vehicle on a highway/public road

Off-road vehicles
Register all off-road vehicles (ORV) or complete transfer of ownership transactions at any ICBC Autoplan broker.

ORV registration with number plate display is mandatory on Crown land, including resource roads. An off-road vehicle is designed for off-highway use and does not meet safety standards for on-highway use. In the event that you want to operate your off-road vehicle on a highway, you will need to register, get a plate, a licence and insurance.

Types of off-road vehicles
The following are the eligible ORV vehicle types:

Golf carts
Snow vehicles
Snowmobiles
All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
Trucksters, and
Restricted use motorcycles (RUMs)
Contact your Autoplan broker
For more information on the requirements for registering, displaying a number plate, licensing and insuring an ORV, contact your Autoplan broker.

Source: https://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Pages/Off-road-vehicles.aspx

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Insurance requirements
If you operate an ORV on or across highways, you're required to obtain ICBC’s Basic Insurance. If you operate an ORV on forest service roads, you'll need $200,000 in third party liability insurance. This may be obtained from ICBC or other insurers.

On all other Crown land, liability insurance is voluntary but recommended.

Driver's licence requirements
You'll need a valid driver's licence to operate an ORV on public roads, highways and on forest service roads.

Police-issued operation permit
Police may issue an operation permit (free of charge) as a condition of highway operation. Operation permits are not required for highway crossings controlled by a stop sign or traffic light or when loading and unloading an ORV from another vehicle in a parking lot.

In all other circumstances, an operation permit is required for on-highway operation. Operation permits must be obtained from the police department/detachment nearest where an ORV will be operated (or from any RCMP detachment along the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail for operation on the Trail). For more information, contact the police department/ detachment nearest to the location you plan to operate your ORV.

Source: https://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Pages/Off-road-vehicles.aspx

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What is an off-road vehicle?
• An off-road vehicle (ORV) includes snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (or “quads”), off-road motorcycles, side-by-sides (i.e., rhino, argo, razors) and dual purpose on-highway vehicles such as jeeps, trucks, and SUVs.

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Police-issued operation permit – an operation permit, issued free of charge by police, may be required as a condition of highway operation. Operation permits are not required for highway crossings controlled by a stop sign or traffic light or when loading and unloading an ORV from another vehicle in a parking lot. In all other circumstances, an operation permit is required for on-highway operation. Operation permits must be obtained from the police department/detachment nearest where an ORV will be operated (or from any RCMP detachment along the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail for operation on the Trail). For more information on operation permits, please refer to the following ICBC document:
http://www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Documents/operationpermit.pdf

Additional information may also be obtained from the police department/detachment nearest the location you plan to operate.

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Authorized ORV highway use is limited to incidental travel directly across a highway at a controlled crossing (traffic light or stop sign), loading or unloading from another vehicle in a parking lot, or travel on any highway anywhere local police authorize within the limits set out in an MV1815 Operation Permit. Under the new MVA regulations, these permits can be issued for a term of up to two years.

Source: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/orv/QA_ORV_Act.pdf

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Other links:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/natural-resource-use/land-water-use/crown-land/off-road-vehicles/incidental_access_mv1445.pdf

http://lakeokanaganinsurancesociety.org/20160320/ICBC_Highway_Definition_Guide.pdf

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Campfire Ban Ends for Most Central Okanagan Areas

Effective immediately, the ban on campfires has been lifted in most Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.

The ban on campfires within local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since July 26th. Forecast showers and cooler temperatures are reducing the potential fire threat.

With appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of fire, campfires are once again allowed within the Regional District of Central Okanagan fire protection areas (Ellison, Joe Rich, North Westside, Wilson’s Landing), the City of West Kelowna, District of Lake Country, and District of Peachland.

All smoking materials should be carefully extinguished and motorists are reminded not to throw cigarettes or other smoking materials from their vehicle. As well, smoking is not allowed in any RDCO regional park or municipal park. Smoking is also prohibited in children’s play areas, sports fields, undeveloped parks and wilderness trails in the District of Peachland.

Please remember that fireworks are not allowed at any time in most areas of the Central Okanagan. Use of fireworks in the District of Lake Country and City of West Kelowna must be approved in writing by the Fire Chief.

(September 12, 2018)

Source: RDCO Whats New https://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOLDING A MEETING ABOUT the RCMP's RESPONSE TO THE AREA?

If you are interested in having a community meeting about problems with the RCMP's response to the area, and there is enough interest in having a meeting, we can use the local hall, but we have to show some interest in order to use the hall. If you are interested in attending a meeting, you can contact our Director Wayne Carson and let him know, or you can email me here and let me know.

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It is not unusual for the RCMP to not show up at all!!!

Neighbours angry at slow RCMP response to violent Vernon party
Vernon Morning Star - by Jen Zielinski - Sep. 13, 2018

A community on Westside Road feels they are not properly protected by RCMP

Residents of Westshore Estates on Westside Road are outraged after they claim it took RCMP more than two hours to respond to a 911 call.

Gord Ross says the trouble started last Friday when a party in the neighbourhood got out of control.

“There were some people having a party on a lot that is being developed and I believe the man who owns the lot lives there in a trailer,” he said. “That man was attacked in a fight which broke out in the street.”

The fight apparently escalated to people allegedly tying a rope to an old collectors pick-up and trying to tow it down the street and over a cliff at the end of the road.

“In their state, they apparently couldn’t manoeuvre the curve in the road and this stolen pickup smashed into two cars in a person’s driveway,” explained Ross.

During the chaos, an engine block that was in the bed of the collector’s truck flew out of the vehicle and onto the street.

Ross says he called 911 and knows of at least one other neighbour who called 911 as they heard the violence unfolding outside.

“I asked for the City of Vernon when I called 911, and I know we are about 30 minutes away from the police station in town, but it took about two and half hours for the police to arrive,” he said

Ross is furious that no one from the station called him back to say there would be a long wait for police help, as he and his neighbours continued to watch the incident take place.

The 911 call was claimed to be made about 10:45 p.m. and Ross believes RCMP arrived after 1 a.m.

“The police who showed up said they were from Enderby and that Vernon police couldn’t come because they were dealing with a robbery,” he stated.

According to Ross the police deescalated the incident but did not call for a tow truck for the smashed vehicles in the driveway or the collector’s truck left in the road, and the engine block was not cleared from the street.

“I called back to complain that the officers had left debris all of the road and didn’t even bother to clean up the engine block that was a serious hazard,” he said. “About 20 hours later they sent someone to clean up the mess.”

Ross says there are many seniors who live in the area and residents were left feeling unsafe and unprotected by the whole ordeal.

“This is just not acceptable,” he exclaimed. “In the two hours it took the police to show up this (incident) could have ended up escalating in that time to people being hurt and lots more damage.”

The damaged vehicles still litter the area almost a week after the incident and the homeowner who had two vehicles smashed last Friday, told Ross they have had no help from the police on the matter.

“Another issue is that the community has learned they are not properly protected by police,” said Ross.

Calls to the RCMP were not responded to by the time of publication.

Source: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/neighbours-angry-at-slow-rcmp-response-to-violent-vernon-party/

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RDCO dog control drove up my easement September 13, 2018 in their extra cab dog control white pickup with kennel in the back

There was someone sitting in the back behind the driver I could not see due to smoked windows.

There was a camera pointed out the drivers window at the shoulder of the driver towards my yard.

Wonder why RDCO would be taking photos of my garage?

RDCO already took photos of my garage awhile back.

Guess RDCO is up to something!!!

Keep your eye out at the shoulder of the dog control driver, there could be a camera taking photos of you or your property.

It looked like Frederick the ex handball player who lied about "my dog running out of my house off leash jumping on his dog control vehicle in an unfriendly manner" was driving. My dog was on leash the entire time Frederick was in my yard a few years back now. He lied about the ticket too. The BC Ombudsman told me that Frederick didn't really mean to write me a warning ticket for my dog lunging on leash at a car driving by with a dog in the back that harassed us walking by the dogs yard before, he really meant to give me a warning ticket for my dog jumping on his dog control vehicle in an unfriendly manner while parked in my yard to issue me a warning ticket, so I was issued another warning ticket attached to my gate months later.

That is just how crooked RDCO dog control officer Frederick is!!! He is a lier!!!

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Well the RCMP are at their old tricks again

I protested at the Armstrong RCMP station one day June 19, 2018 and an RCMP officer took my protest signs.

The next day I asked for my protest signs back and I was given back my signs.

September 12, 2018 an RCMP officer served me this paper below.

Summons to a Person Charged with an Offence

 

Valley of the Sun will be thrilled to death when they see this fourth charge against me.

I think this paper above has something to do with dash cam video I posted to You-tube about my rights being taken away by an RCMP member when he took my protest signs. I emailed the RCMP Sgt in charge was well as the RCMP Superintendent saying that I should consider charges against the RCMP member for taking away my Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the RCMP want to charge me, I will charge them back. Going to contact someone who can help me and maybe start a gofund me page to take the RCMP to court. If anyone should be worried about their safety, its me.

Video on You-tube of an RCMP officer taking my protest signs

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I know someone who was a construction worker and died from lung cancer

This video is a good message to work safe.

There is lots of crap in the dust you breath from cutting and working with various construction materials.

Work safe everyone, wear a mask when you are cutting, and the dust is flying.

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Someone is going to loose their Chi

I noticed a poster on the bulletin board a couple weeks back that someone found a Chi.

I assume it was the same Chi in my easement road today, up by my house.

Whoever owns that Chi should look after it before they loose it!!!

There was no owner in sight.

The Chi was in my easement road from 3:27pm until 3:48pm for 21 minutes with no owner in sight

It won't be long till that Chi is eaten if that is the way the owners are going to look after their tiny little dog.

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UPDATE

It wasn't Westjet, it was a CF-18 military aircraft the airport told me.

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August 28, 2018 BARKING FOR 1 hr 50 minutes

but they barked longer than that.

Dogs at 842 Balsam Road were barking bad

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ITS AN INJUSTICE SYSTEM

Leaving me with injustice where my neigbhors can bully me for years and then get me criminally charged.

They aren't charged with bullying me because the authorities made sure they didn't catch my neighbors bullying with with their barking dogs.

Its sick!!!

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WHATS REALLY SICK

Is that its not just the neighbors who are being bullies, its the authorities who are in control who do nothing that is the sickest!!!

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I made another video of the green tree limbs I seen being burned on March 30, 2017

To prove what was being burned was GREEN and WET!!

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UPDATE

It wasn't Westjet, it was a CF-18 military aircraft the airport told me.

Whatever that was that left the Kelowna Airport at 10:33am August 26, 2018 was it ever loud!!!

Unbelievably loud.

It was so loud it was scary.

I went outside to see what the hell was going on, it was so loud.

Then plane after plane was leaving.

Loud Westjet leaving Kelowna August 26, 2018

Listen to how loud this CF-18 Military Jet was

Source: https://ylw.kelowna.ca/passengers/departures

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Same Fire Bug as before lighting a fire during a fire ban? Are they that stupid or what?

Think someone started to burn something in their backyard on Balsam Road again during a fire ban, and then they put it out before it sprinkled with rain a bit on Saturday August 25, 2018, after it not raining in the last month or so of July and August 2018. I believe there is still a fire ban on because when I called Kelowna Fire to ask on August 25, 2018, they told me yes there is still a fire ban on. I didn't think it appropriate to call 911 to ask if there was still a fire ban on, and so that is why I called Kelowna Fire. Kelowna Fire told me that video of smoke would not be evidence of a fire and that the Fire Dept would have to attend and see it. I didn't think the fire was going anymore, so that was the end of that. I am glad they put the fire out.

The reason why I wanted to report it, if there was still a fire ban on, was because the same property was already warned about burning brush in their back yard during a fire ban back on July 11, 2015.

A little sprinkle of rain after you start a back yard fire, ain't going to do much good when the rain hasn't sunk in yet, and the forests are dry. BC is burning like it never has before.

That is just how stupid some people are!!! They cost everyone millions of dollars in damages and peoples lively hoods, and even peoples lives.

People who are burning during a fire ban a second time should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law in my opinion, and a video in my opinion is evidence.

Fire during a fire ban August 25, 2018 while BC is burning up.
August 25, 2018 smoke, not from the smoke from BC burning up, but smoke by some idiot who decides to have a backyard fire.

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Here is another photo I don't think I posted yet.

Another photo of the green tree limbs that were being burned March 30, 2017 that I am charged with "Harassing Communication", "Mischief", and "Criminal Harassment" over when all I was doing was trying to get the Fire Chief to understand RDCO's Smoke Bylaw #773. I wasn't trying to harass the Fire Chief in the least. You have to have intent to harass, and I didn't have intent to harass. The smoke from burning green wood is a health hazard, and I was concerned about the smoke!!! I took photos of smoke all over the place, where ever I seen smoke, even across the lake in Winfield and out Spallumcheen way. it doesn't matter where the smoke originated from, it still gets in my lungs and my dogs lungs and my families and friends lungs. It is still a health hazard no matter which way you look at it. And it is FACT that the wood being burned that day of March 30, 2017 was green. Look at the needles on the tree, its certainly not dry wood if the needles are still green like that.

Green tree limbs on March 22, 2017
This photo was taken March 22, 2017

The tree branches were definitely still green on March 30, 2017 when they were being burned creating a smoke nuisance, as you can tell by looking at the photo I took of the green tree limbs on March 22, 2017 above. Do those tree limbs look dry to you? Do you think they would be dry by the time they were being burned on March 30, 2017 from March 22, 2017? That is only 8 days to dry. Not likely!!! Those tree limbs sat under snow all winter scattered about the yard as you see them in the photo above.

I was told by the Fire Chief "that she could easily say the wood was dry". Yes she can, especially when the Fire Chief is friends with the green wood burner, and when photos of the green wood ain't allowed to be submitted in court because they had to be submitted by a certain time limit. Now it is too late to submit them, because my lawyer didn't submit the photos or dash cam video I have when she should have. She must have thought the judge would see how thick the smoke was or something, but I believe the judge couldn't see how thick the smoke was from how far away he was from the tv when he was sitting at his desk. I didn't see him get up and look closer.

The system is making me look like the culprit, when I feel there is something desperately wrong with the system, and that is why I am posting about it.

The system is not working the way authorities think it does. Not when you have the RCMP doing a half assed job and only collecting evidence from one side of the dispute, which is one of my Civilian Review and Complaints Commission complaints. This whole thing is wasting court time and costing a lot of money to the taxpayer. I didn't have to pay anything and neither did the Fire Chief, and that is an injustice to the taxpayer wasting the taxpayers money!!! I want the RCMP to pay out of their own personal pockets for all the costs of this, so it doesn't happen again. If nobody is held accountable, do you think it won't happen again? That is why there needs to be accountability for the people in authority, because once in authority and you have immunity, thats what helps to create injustice.

Its an injustice, and it is no wonder why people feel victimized by the justice system, because I surely do. People can lie all they want, and the RCMP believe them without thoroughly investigating, and without evidence. Then when it comes to court, mistakes are made because nobody is perfect and they may not think of everything because they are maybe in a hurry, or maybe overworked and don't have the time to thoroughly think about things.

I can definately prove that I shouldn't have these charges of "Criminal Harassment", "Mischief", and "Harassing Communication" against me if I was given a chance to prove myself, but the RCMP wouldn't want that to happen because they have already pegged me as guilty, and so did crown council and the judge.

I can prove this lie!!! Its the system that is crooked!!!

Will have to explain to the appeals judge, just what burning wet wood looks like. Maybe have to start a fire in the court house lol. Will have to ask the judge to plaster his face against the tv screen so he can actually see how thick the smoke was, instead of sitting so far from the screen at his desk. Will have to ask the judge to get up out of his chair and actually look at how thick the smoke was, this next time.

You know I am hated because nobody likes a snitch, but I don't care if people don't like me!!!

And that is the difference between me and my neighbors. My neighbors wouldn't want to be hated like I am with a ball bearing shot at their house, eggs thrown on their house, fireworks thrown on their house burning a hole in the tarp hanging under their upper floor, posters and rumors all over the neighborhood!!! So nobody here is a snitch because they all want to be liked!!! Another reason nobody else is a snitch is maybe because they know how the Regional District of Central Okanagan won't do anything anyway, so why bother. The others have dogs that bark too much that I have constantly complained about.

That is my opinion on the subject.

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Smoke is thick August 24, 2018

smoke Aug 24, 2018

BC is burning!!!

That looks like an RCMP helicopter going over my house.

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MY SENTENCING

I didn't have to pay a victim surcharge, and I have the same conditions I have had since I was charged, for another 8 months, which I don't have a problem with.

I had to report to probation one time and I may get a call or two from probation which I don't have a problem with.

There was no fine.

The problem is the record.

I shouldn't have this record!!!

So I will be appealing.

Sentencing for Harassing Communication with North Westside Road Fire Chief

I am still not exactly sure what probation for 8 months mean, does it mean I can't go near the Fire Chief for the next 8 months or does it mean I can't go near the Fire Chief for eternity. I am not positive, so I will have to ask my probation officer when she calls, but I think it means I can't go near the Fire Chief for 8 months. I was pretty upset when I talked to my probation officer August 20, 2018 after court. I think she understood why, after I told her some of the things that have happened to me.

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After 3 years if I don't win my appeal, I can apply to have my sentence removed from being included with other offences if I am charged with more offences.

Sentencing Info BC Provincial Court

 

BC sentencing "Harassing Communication"

Hopefully I will win my appeal. That may help me feel like the system works a tinsy insy bit.

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COLUMN: Your lack of sleep could be wreaking havoc in your life
Vernon Morning Star Aug. 22, 2018 - by Lucy Wyndham

Did you know that one in three Canadians does not get enough sleep?

Furthermore, up to 50 per cent of individuals do not find their sleep satisfactory according to a report released by Statistics Canada.

While the National Sleep Foundation recommends between eight and 10 hours of sleep a night, the majority of adults only sleep for an average of 6½ hours per night. A lack of sleep can affect the body in many ways including an increase in blood pressure, obesity, a compromised immune system and elevated stress levels. It can also prevent you from reaching your full potential, both in the offices and on the sports fields of Vernon. It is important to understand just how detrimental a lack of sleep can be to your body and to make the lifestyle changes needed to ensure you sounder sleep and an improved well-being.

Compromised immune system

When your body is deprived of sleep, your immune system is one of the first things that take a knock. Once your immune system becomes compromised it becomes increasingly harder to fend off illness. Apart from getting sick more easily, it will also take you longer to recover if your immune system is not performing at its best. When you get a good night’s rest, your immune system produces sufficient infection-fighting cytokines that help kill viruses and bacteria that are trying to attack the body. Although Vernon is home to a number of outstanding doctors that will soon have you feeling like your old self, it is better if you can prevent getting sick in the first place.

Elevated stress levels

Constant sleep deprivation can lead to increased stress levels as the brain is not given the opportunity to recharge adequately. Once our stress levels are elevated, sleep becomes even more difficult, leading to a very dangerous vicious cycle according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). When you are overly tired most aspects of your mental well-being is compromised. You become agitated, lack good judgment and become prone to anxiety attacks. You may find your stress levels going through the roof and could even end up with a severe bout of depression. If you want to keep your stress to a minimum and keep your brain alert, make sure you get your eight hours of sleep a night.

How to get a good night’s rest

In order to avoid suffering the plethora of unpleasant and even dangerous side-effects associated with sleep deprivation, it is important to take the steps necessary to ensure you get a sound night of sleep every night. Where possible, avoid being on a PC or phone for at least an hour before going to bed as the blue light emissions can have a severe impact on your circadian rhythms. Instead of spending time in front of the TV at night, rather join in on the weekly Dancing in the Park sessions that are held at Stuart Park by fun and interactive Vernon-based instructors.

Engaging in a fun exercise will not only keep you away from those highly addictive electronic screens but will also tire you out so that you sleep sounder at night. If you are a coffee fan that likes to indulge in countless cups of java a day it is perhaps best to cut down, supplementing your coffee intake with tea, water and fruit juice. The Morning and Afternoon Teas held at the Mackie Lake House during August provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fragrant cup of tea and some mouth-watering sweet and savoury snacks.

Now that you know how debilitating a lack of sleep can be, you should take greater care to get a good night’s rest as often as possible. While you may not always be able to sleep for a full eight hours in a single go, it is important to give your body and your mind enough rest to ensure that you are happy, healthy and able to tackle your everyday tasks with vigour.

Source: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/opinion/column-your-lack-of-sleep-could-be-wreaking-havoc-in-your-life/

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ITS NOT ILLEGAL TO TAKE PHOTOS WITH A CAMERA WHILE DRIVING

If it doesn't have text messaging, email, or a telephone function.

Not illegal to take photos while driving if there is no phone option on the camera

 

Section 214.1 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act defines "electonic device" as:

(a) a hand-held cellular telephone or another hand-held electronic device that includes a telephone function,

(b) a hand-held electronic device that is capable of transmitting or receiving electronic mail or other text-based messages.

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AND ITS NO WONDER LAWYERS COST SO MUCH

The courts waste lawyers and everyone else's time making them sit through other court cases that have nothing to do with them.

It took two days to discuss my case in court, partly due to the fact that irrelevant facts about the fire chiefs position had to be proven as well.

It was ridiculous and boring too boot.

While one case is spewing all types of personal information that is nobody elses business, there is another case waiting in the same court room listening to all the personal information.

I really didn't want to hear how the guy was doing heroin and fucking up his life. It was none of my business, but the court made it my business which I think is ridiculous. I shouldn't have had to sit through that!!! And the court shouldn't be wasting my lawyers time and my time.

I can't believe that the courts allow that.

That heroin case should have been a personal case in private, and it was nobody elses business!!!

It makes me puke knowing that the system works this way!!!

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LOVE IT!!!

The quadders and dirt bikers at Valley of the Sun making fun of the RCMP doing circles around them is a real blast. The RCMP can't and never will catch them, or maybe they would stop.

It gets me to call the quadders and dirt bikers in to make me look like a cronic complainer and that way the neighbors can get me arrested. Its not really the quadders and dirt bikers making fun of the RCMP its me. Its me, I am the problem!!!

What a blast!!! Make the RCMP look like idiots chasing something they can't catch!!! Wasting everyone's time and resources. And criminially convict me for no good reason other than everyone hates me for complaining about them, including the RCMP who are out to get me.

FRUCK DO I LOVE IT!!!

I am a crazy fruck, thats why I love it!!!

I love it how the neighbors make me and the RCMP look like idiots!!!

THE SYSTEM IS SO CORRUPT, AND ITS NOT WORKING THE WAY IT SHOULD!!!

TIME TO PULL THE STEM (RALPH) IN THE MINISTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

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LIKE I SAID HOW IS IT JUSTICE?

I was found guilty Aug 20, 2018, but I am appealing.

I don't know if the judge could see all the smoke in the video being so far away from the tv screen, or looked at the video after at all, or if he knows what smoke is suppose to look like. I think he just listened to the Fire Chief, and didn't review the video showing the smoke.

The judge's ruling also said that I was trying to say the Fire Chief was doing drugs when all that I was trying to say was that he is nuts. I feel the judge was pretty stupid to come to that conclusion. Did you all think I was really trying to say that the Fire Chief was doing drugs? I would hope there ain't that many stupid morons in this world, but I could be wrong. Its not like I haven't been wrong in my lifetime, but I am surely not guilty of "harassing communication" in my opinion. If in the end I am found guilty, then I will never speak another word in my lifetime no matter what.

I did tell the judge that the wood was cut in Nov 2016 and it was being burned March 30, 2017. Did he hear me, I don't know. He read the smoke bylaw where it says that wood should dry for 2 years before being burned. I don't know if the judge was bored with the case or what, but he surely got this case wrong.

I have photos of the wood and dash cam video of the green tree limbs laying under the snow and laying scattered on the ground where they laid from being cut in Nov 2016 until burned on March 30, 2017. The needles on the tree limbs were still green. I have tons of video of green tree limbs from driving by all the time with my dash cam. In fact I have dash cam video of the green tree limbs that was being burned that day.

You can see just how green the needles were on the tree limbs that were being burned that day. The needles on the limbs were still green. How can the tree limbs be dry laying scattered on the ground under snow all winter?

This photo shows that green tree limbs were being burned.

Thats why I say I am being charged for no good reason, other than THE SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK!!!

Its an injustice that I was even charged to start with, because the RCMP didn't even interview me. I had all this video and they didn't even ask to see it!!!

Burning green tree libs
click the photo for a larger copy to see the green tree limb needles burned on March 30, 2017 that I complained about. Yup, this photo was taken on March 30, 2017 and that is the fire I complained about smoking too much and the fire I am being charged with for arguing about with the Fire Chief.

DO THOSE GREEN NEEDLES ON THE TREE LIMBS LOOK DRY TO YOU, OR DO YOU THINK MAYBE THE FIRE CHIEF IS TRYING TO PULL A FAST ONE BECAUSE HE IS FRIENDS WITH THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR KIDS PLAY TOGETHER!!! IN MY OPINION THE FIRE CHIEF IS CORRUPT AND SO IS THE COURT SYSTEM!!! THE COURT SYSTEM IS THERE TO TAKE YOUR MONEY! Its easy to convict someone without all the evidence. My lawyer said she didn't want to play this video or that video cause it may paint me in a bad light, even though I didn't think it painted me in a bad light at all. I didn't do anything wrong.

So I called the Fire Chief 3 times. I reported with the first phone call, and I called a second time to find out what the Fire Chief found. I was told that there was nothing illegal about this fire of March 30, 2017. I called a third time to discuss the smoke bylaw that I had in front of me. After the Fire Chief read the smoke bylaw to me and was still going to let the green wood burn, I gave up. Months later I find out I am charged for that!!! Its frucking ridiculous.

Do you think I should be charged with "harassing communication" which is a criminal offence, for talking to the Fire Chief about him letting this property burn green tree limbs?

If you do, I think you are just as much of a nut case as I think the Fire Chief is!!!

I have audio of me and the Fire Chief's conversation where he hung up the phone on me, cause he knew I was right, and he couldn't argue his side.

I told my lawyer before we went to court and when I had my first appointment, that I don't trust the justice system because I believe its corrupt.

Its corrupt in part because evidence didn't get submitted, that should have been submitted and can't be submitted now, and that ain't real justice.

To me the whole system is corrupt and if I was someone else, I probably would have been dead by now!!!!

If it were me, I would allow ALL evidence to be submitted at any time during a trial. So what if the trial has to go on longer.

THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW A FAIR TRIAL!!! AND THAT IS A FACT!!!

HOW IS IT FAIR WHEN EVIDENCE CAN'T BE SUBMITTED AT ANY TIME??

IN MY OPINION, ITS AN INJUSTICE SYSTEM!!!

So what if the evidence was forgotten, its still relevant!!!

Not letting forgotten evidence be submitted at a later date is TOTALLY wrong and corrupt in my opinion!!!

I was shocked that I was found guilty.

Its obvious that judge never looked at the video very close to see how thick the smoke really was.

What really sucks is I have all the evidence and it can't be used!!!

THAT AIN'T JUSTICE!!!

Its the criminals getting away and victims suffer.

You have heard before how victims didn't feel justice was served, haven't you??

I made a better movie (below) about what happened, with commentary and video and photos to explain it all. You can hear the Fire Chief and I talking, and its all put together in sequence. Then you can decide for yourself if you think I should be charged with "Harassing Communication" with the Fire Chief. I surely don't care what the court thinks, if its wrong what the court thinks. And I think the court is wrong because the wood was green and had only dried under snow laying scattered on the ground all winter from Nov 2016 to Mar 2017 and you can see that the needles are still green. I want the community to know better!!! Wood is suppose to dry for two years or be equivalent in dryness to burn, no matter what the Fire Chief says. He is a nut case in my opinion, and he ain't just letting one fire burn against the bylaws, he has another open burn that is disguised as a campfire, that burned for over a month every day. The Fire Chief is winning friends this way helping to further his agenda of getting me out of the neighborhood so he can win more friends. One day I was at LaCasa and I had just got there and I said something to Moon at the store, while this one fire person was there, and the comment that came out of his mouth to me was very surprising since I didn't even meet this person before but it seemed he knew me and was trying to tell me how to live my life. Another time I went to take a photo of an upside down vehicle in the s-curves and I was blocked by Dolt a fire dept member whom I never met before, but he knew my name. Another of the fire crew members told me that the Fire Chief tried to say I might be responsible for a dog dying. The Fire crew member told me they didn't believe it cause they know me and know I wouldn't kill a dog. I love dogs and have one of my own. Several barking dogs here would be dead if it were true. My other friend from town heard people in town one day telling someone else I poison dogs. He called me and told me he didn't believe it. People better watch their mouths or it may just catch up to them one day. They are lucky my friend said he didn't want to get involved, or I would have went through with it!!!

After watching this video and reading the definition of Harassing Communication below, do you think I am guilty of Harassing Communication?

“Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
Act current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2018-06-21

Harassing communications
(3) Everyone commits an offence who, without lawful excuse and with intent to harass a person, repeatedly communicates, or causes repeated communications to be made, with them by a means of telecommunication.

Punishment
(4) Everyone who commits an offence under this section is

(a) guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

(b) guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-372.html”

I had no intent to harass, I was only trying to get the Fire Chief to understand that wood needs to dry for 2 years, or be dry before being burned or it causes excessive smoke, which is against the smoke bylaw.

Court wouldn't have taken two days if someone could make a video like this, and witnesses not even talk unless the judge had questions.

And that is another thing, the judge said that anything said on the video can't be used as evidence either. Why not?

LIKE WTF!!!

The system is wacked if you ask me!!!

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HOW IS IT JUSTICE?

When a critical piece of evidence was not submitted, and can't be submitted later to a judge?

That is not real justice!! That is injustice!!!

People can't remember everything all of the time!!!

In my court case with the Fire Chief (I am charged with harassing communication), both sides were asked by the judge, why didn't you bring this up before? In more than one instance this happened with the Fire Chiefs side, and in my case it happened at least once with the photo I took of the trees cut in Nov. 2016. All I could do is tell the judge that I gave the photo of the trees cut in Nov 2016 to my lawyer. I guess the judge will either believe me or not believe me. But other than that my lawyer did an awesome job.

In my opinion my court case with the Fire Chief took too long with some pretty irrelevant things discussed (like the Fire Chiefs position when everyone knows what a Fire Chiefs position consists of) and it wasn't really relevant to the case. It took a whole day of court time for the Fire Chief to explain his position, and without all the evidence that could have been discussed.

Why can't a court case be postponed until a later date, if more evidence is required or submitted, and the evidence be brought to court later?

It would help people feel like their court case was properly heard and justice was done, if this was the case.

Its not like the judge didn't have other cases waiting in the wings that could go forward, as there were other cases waiting in the court room.

Its like a doctors office in the court room with patients waiting. And you need patience in there, just like in the doctors office lol.

Anyway I find out the verdict on August 20, 2018.

I will keep you posted!!!

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Put your dog on a leash
Castanet.net - by Mark Jennings-Bates - Aug 17, 2018

Whenever I walk my dog, my wife has advanced panic attacks.

She worries, just in case we come across a dog off a leash. Almost every dog we meet is off a leash and badly untrained. In other words, the dog does not respond to its owner's desires to recall it.

Winston, our young pit bull, is a rescued dog. He is friendly and, in fact, his nickname at the kennel he goes to is The Party Animal. He loves playing with other dogs and is energetic. But I always walk him on a leash as I have done with all my dogs.

The problem is that if we are out with him and a dog comes running over, he does not know if it is aggressive and my wife is terrified that he may defend himself and become just another pit bull story.

I don't care when you shout over that “It's OK, my dog is friendly” because at this point, your dog is totally out of control and you are unable to get him or her back.

Now, I have to try to ensure that a fight does not break out because clearly you have no control of your dog while mine is on a leash. Many times, your dog is not as friendly as you thought and Winston would get the blame if something happened.

Aside from making my wife uncomfortable on every walk, it also ruins my dog's walk because I turn around when I see a loose dog to avoid what may turn out to be an out-of-control confrontation.

So stop saying your dog is friendly and start using a leash. Then, we can all relax.

Source: https://www.castanet.net/news/Its-All-About/234145/Put-your-dog-on-a-leash

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Call from BC Ombudsperson August 16, 2018

Apparently I do not have enough evidence against RDCO CAO Brian Reardon who was out to get me at the Nov 30, 2016 meeting.

I have copies of emails residents sent to RDCO CAO Brian Reardon, and my sisters evidence that he stated at the meeting, "This is how we will get her".

If anyone that was at that meeting who wishes to come forward to "get RDCO CAO Brian Reardon" by telling the BC Ombudsman what RDCO CAO Brian Reardon told everyone at that meeting, please come forward and phone the BC Ombudsperson Charisse at 250-387-0196 and let her know what you know.

I doubt anyone will come forward, but I thought I would try anyway.

I have nothing to loose.

I have lost everything already.

My government has taught me that life is one big disappointment after another and there is no end!!!

There is no joy in life, only for some people!!!

I haven't been to the lake once this year because I will just be bullied some more!!!

I never get to go anywhere cause I can't afford gas.

I am forced to listen to Lysholts dog barking all day every day unless I want to wear ear plugs, and even then the barking goes right through them.

I have to live in my house with my windows closed sweating every day so I can have some sense of peace.

Its a lovely stuffy life!!!

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LYHSHOLT AND EVERYONE AT VALLEY OF THE SUN IS A NUT CASE

10 HOURS OF BARKING AUG 15, 2018 LYSHOLT!!!!

YOUR POOR FUKCING DOG

831 Firwood Road barked the worst from 9:58am to 12:50pm for 2 hours 52 minutes but it barked sporadic all day.

Here is a link to the worst barking it did August 15, 2018

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how do you sleep knowing people don't like you?  With the fan on!!

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This is for you Ben

Just because the RCMP came and talked to you about not having a muffler on your loud BMW car, you have to yell out "Rat on the Road" to all the neighbors 4 times, when I went out onto the easement road to see if anyone was outside his travel trailer that has a generator running next door to you all the time.

You have been driving around forever with no muffler. You keep reving your BMW like a child getting a kick out of purposely annoying someone. It went on pretty much daily for a month no long ago. You claimed you were working on your car. Sometimes you leave and you rev high as you leave. Are you working on your car then too?

You told the RCMP that you are putting a muffler on, on August 10, 2018 when the RCMP visited you, is what they told me.

If it wasn't for the fact that there are many trips in and out of your driveway every day and early in the morning, maybe a missing muffler wouldn't be so bothersome. I don't know if you are dealing drugs or what, but you are in and out, in and out, constantly, like as if there is a bunge cord attached to your car on one end, and the other end is attached to your property.

I like to sleep with my windows open. I can't sleep with my windows open while you are driving in and out, in and out of your driveway every day early in the morning and all day long. I can't even sleep with my windows closed your car is so loud.

Don't you think its time to grow up and start acting like an adult?

How many years have you been driving your car around with no muffler Ben, forever?

Isn't it on purpose Ben. Every one of the vehicles in your yard are loud, except your pickup.

You shine your yard lights in my yard, stalking me.

You either threw something at my vehicle or slapped it the other day when I tried talking to your neighbor about his pitbull in my yard one day, and then being run off leash behind a bicycle in my easement road another day. Then you smiled at me after you hit my vehicle. I couldn't help but call you an asshole that day.

GROW UP AND LEAVE ME ALONE PLEASE!!!

STOP BEING SUCH A NUT CASE NEIGHBOR, TRYING TO MAKE ME LOOK LIKE THE NUT CASE, BY YOU YELLING OUT TO ALL THE NEIGHBORS "RAT ON THE ROAD" 4 times!!!

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PRETTY FUNNY FINTRY JUNK

After you first moved here, you tell me your husband is legally blind, after I complain your husband keeps staring, and can he face his chair another direction.

Next you tell the RCMP that your husband has dementia, when you complain about me coming over to talk to you the second time about your off leash and at large pitbull that was at large in my yard the first time, and being run behind a bicycle off leash in my easement road the second time.

What else does your husband have wrong with him lol.

I don't see your husband walking the roads with a white cane ever!!!

Seems to me, your husband can see pretty good for being legally blind, and he can take your dogs for a walk pretty good having dementia too. He can sure make a person feel uncomfortable sitting in a chair staring all the time too.

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I ended up with a huge headache after court

I was told that I could bring my drink (coffee cup with water) into the court room when I brought it in, but that I can't drink it. I went all day between 9:00am and about 3:30pm with little water. The most water I had all day was while I was on the stand where I drank one glass of water and I had another glass with lunch and I had sips before and after court and while on coffe break. It wasn't enough water for me.

I think they should change that rule. Don't know why people can bring their drink into the court room, but can't drink it. It seems to me that they should change that rule.

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Personal Information Protection Act My Azz

Another thing is, having other people in the court room to hear your personal information while on the stand, isn't appropriate either. When personal business is being discussed, others who are just observing should be asked to leave the court room. Anyone could take my personal information of where I live, and use it against me. What if someone used my personal information to attack me or my property? I think personal information about where a person lives should be kept confidential. There are a lot of crazies in this world. We have the freedom of information act, but that ain't helping in the court room.

In my opinion, the court system is exposing personal information, that could lead to detrimental consequences for people.

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I had court August 7, 2018 with the North Westside Road Fire Chief

The judge is going to take his time to render a decision he told everyone at the end. It will be August 20, 2018 at 9:30am before I hear the verdict, but I will let you all know if I loose or win.

One of the things that my lawyer forgot to submit evidence about, was the green tree limbs.

How did I know the wood was green?

Well I have video and photos as evidence that I gave my laywer, but she forgot to submit it as evidence, so it can't be submitted as evidence after the fact.

So I don't know if I will be charged by the Fire Chief with Harassing Communication now or not, but I am hoping not.

The Fire Chief claimed I screamed at him, and my lawyer tried to prove I didn't scream at him, and the Fire Chief agreed that I didn't scream. I may have raised my voice so he could hear me, but I didn't scream.

And I doubt the Fire Chief is telling the truth about his kids crying. They were not crying when I seen them get on their bikes and all head down the trail at the ponds.

This is dash cam video from back on March 30, 2017 of the green tree limbs that were being burned creating excessive smoke.

My dash cam captured this video after the fire was put out.

 

RDCO's Smoke bylaw and Fire Prevention bylaw (althought I am too busy to post the new Fire Prevention bylaw, this one is from 2015, but the smoke bylaw is more recent March 30, 2017), both state that wood needs to dry for 2 years, or be dry, before being burned.

This wood being burned was not dry, the needles were still green, because the tree limbs sat under snow on the ground all winter from Nov 13, 2016 (photo below) until March 30, 2017 when they were being burned smoking up the place.

Trees just freshly cut Nov 13, 2016
This photo above was taken Nov 13, 2016. You can see the trees were just freshly cut. This is the opposite side of the road from the property that was burning the green wood that I complained about that day of March 30, 2017. The tree branches laid scattered on the ground all winter under the snow. They couldn't be dry in that amount of time laying under snow all winter.

Trees were cut on both sides of my easement road back then. There were orange pile-ons in the roadway as well.

Orange pile-ons where they were cutting trees down

 

This photo below was taken March 21, 2017. You can see that the needles on the tree limbs are still green.

Green tree limbs

I wasn't trying to harass the Fire Chief, I was only trying to get him to understand that wood needs to dry for 2 years before being burned, but he told me those green tree limbs were a fire hazard and he wanted them burned anyway, even if it smokes me out. He asked me if I talked to my vet about my dog, and I told him my vet perscribed pills and they are not cheap. He has to take two pills in the morning and then another two at night until he stops gagging. If I start him on the pills immediately before he starts gagging too much, then he only needs those 4 pills, but if I let him gag a bit then it takes longer to correct. Its his respritory system that gets irritated and then if he gags, it just gets irritated more. I only figured out he is allergic to smoke by trial, I stopped smoking in the house and around him and he doesn't need the pills, otherwise I would have had to pay big money for a thing down his throat to check him out. I thought it may be the smoke so I asked the vet if I could try quit smoking around him first and he agreed for me to try that, and it worked. When forest fire season hits, I will have to try and keep him in the house as much as I can so I don't have to feed him pill after pill. It only takes one whiff of smoke and he needs his pills.

If I am charged with harassing communication for trying to help my dog to breath, and not wanting smoke inside my house, then I will never speak again ... cause to me that was a mild conversation I had with the Fire Chief. I will be scared to speak another word for fear of being charged again. I definitely wasn't trying to harass the Fire Chief. I mean if I was trying to harass the Fire Chief, I must have been trying to harass the entire Fire Dept since members had to attend to my smoke complaints. I must have been harassing the whole dept and not just the Fire Chief!!! Why is it just the Fire Chief charging me?

Well my sister thinks it all has to do with the Nov 30, 2016 meeting where the RCMP had a meeting about me and were enlisting my neighbors to help the RCMP charge me with a criminal offence. The RCMP really want to get me for making complaints about them. I can't count how many complaints I have made about the RCMP. One of the complaints was about the RCMP taking my protest signs telling me that if I touch my signs, I will be arrested. The following day I was told I could have my protest signs back. Eventually I did retrieve my protest signs from the RCMP. Another complaint I made was about an officer laughing when he thought he had hung up the phone. I found out just lately that wasn't Constable Terleski who laughed as I was told by dispatch, but that it was another officer. I am pretty sure the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP are going to agree with me, instead of the RCMP who are denying that the officer laughed after calling a ticket the RCMP were trying to re-serve me, a "document" he has to serve me. He was trying to make me think I was in more trouble. The RCMP claim it was someone else in the office laughing, and not the officer calling a ticket a document he needs to serve. The RCMP are lying. I notice that each letter I get, they try to get out of trouble by lying. The officer laughed and then he said, "um, I'm leaving, and then the phone was hung up properly after that, and you can hear it is the same officer I was speaking with.

In my opinion, there are a whole lot of corrupt RCMP in my area.

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My neighbors are getting their rocks off bullying me with their noise

August 6, 2018 I decided to get up early to go water my garden so I didn't have to listen to barking or other noise, or get fumed out. Not long after I got outside a loud industrial sounding buzzer type noise started at 5:30am. This buzzer type noise sounded like maybe a coffee break buzzer, but it goes steady after it starts, until it is turned off. I have heard this noise the last month or so when outside. Who starts up a buzzing noise like that at 5:30am!!!

I believe its my neighbor trying to bully me with noise to make sure I don't get a moment of peace.

This is what the buzzing noise at 5:30am sounded like.

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Thank you Dean Kalstrom and Auto-Haul-Away

For running your Auto-haul-away big truck for a half hour after 9pm while I am trying to sleep August 2, 2018.

Just wish you would stop running your big truck after bedtime, and for an hour fuming me out all the time.

I was trying to sleep last night when you were making all the banging noise keeping me awake, you stupid ass!!!

Your big truck isn't allowed in an R1 zone, but yet you flaunt the bylaws like you are god.

You can break the bylaws all you want, cause you are Dean Kalstrom, the god of breaking the bylaw daily.

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Fintry Junks dog running off leash by my gate August 1, 2018

Fintry Junk dog off leash

I had just talked to Fintry Junk about their dog in my yard at large on July 30, 2018.

So Fintry Junk has to run their dog at large all over the subdivision behind a bicycle, for revenge.

Fintry Junks dog at large in my yard July 30, 2018

A little while later on July 30, 2018 there was a Rottie in my yard. I don't know who owns the Rottie but they can't just keep letting their dogs run at large all the time. The neighbors really want my dog euthanized and this is their way to do it. Leave their dog running at large so that their dog will get into a fight with my dog and then the Regional District will dispose of my dog. They know that would hurt me, and that is what the neighbors are trying to do is hurt me!!!

Rottie in my yard at large

I tried to talk to Fintry Junk again August 1, 2018 when Ben from 7844 Alpine threw some type of ball at my vehicle. I called him an asshole and left. Then I called the RCMP and they did nothing like usual. That would have been Constable Palmer.

This would be Ben trying to hide what he threw at my vehicle, after he threw it.

Ben Hanson attacking

Fintry Junk is running a generator over there all the time too, even when there is power available. I tried to say something about that too, but I was told to fuck off. They were running it after 11pm, when I whistled over to tell them to turn it off because it was still running at the head of my bed keeping me awake and fuming me out after I was told to fuck off.

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The RCMP sent me their Final Report about my barking complaint against them

The RCMP's report states that the RCMP do not support my allegations.

I submitted more evidence to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP July 31, 2018 by mail.

I believe what I submitted will prove that the RCMP are lying!!!

I sent audio of the barking and video of the barkers barking, along with converstations I had with RCMP officers.

Hopefully the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP are not as corrupt as many of the RCMP members I have dealt with are!!!

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I AM NOT A CASH COW

The quadders I report driving on the public road never receive a fine, and that way it costs me money for the RCMP to attend later after the fact, and not be able to do anything. If the RCMP could attend in time, the quadder would be paying a fine to help pay for the RCMP to attend, instead of me!!!

It is no wonder we can't afford more RCMP!!!

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I finally figured out who drives that old round fender truck

old round fender truck

Its a neighbor on the same street as me. Think he likes to joy ride alot, and when he goes for a drive he has to drive on all the roads.

Wish he would get that loud muffler fixed since he wants to drive by so often.

Anyway, its not who I thought it was!!!

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So many crazy people in this world

July 21, 2018 someone started a campfire at Valley of the Sun during a campfire ban at 7:04pm.

Looked to me like another neighbor (Fintry Junk) walked over to tell stupid that there is a campfire ban, and to put it out before I see it.

The someone lighting the campfire is the same someone who drove circles on a quad around my property July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018 between 11:36pm and 12:45am. He drove up my easement road and back 4 times, and each time he drove back to his own lot he has been clearing the last few months.

The RCMP didn't even talk to the geek doing circles on his quad, so another complaint had to go into the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP.

Getting tired of being a cronic complainer!!!

The reason why I am a cronic complainer, is cause its cronic that the RCMP and local government do nothing!!!

Cronic useless RCMP and local government.

I don't think I am the only one who believes this to be true either!!!

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Wanna meet the crazy one?

I am selling my iSpeed Cipher TV bar for 1/2 price because I used it for awhile. If you buy it new from iSpeed, it costs close to $200.00.

I am asking $100.

The Cipher TV bar lets you hook up to internet TV through a subscription from iSpeed. The lowest package for TV is $9.95 per month.

If you are interested, you can email me here using this form.

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Just my one neighbor alone, has an arsenal of weapons

Auto-haul-away truck
loud beefed up vehicles
weed eater
lawn mower
two quads
chainsaw
pressure washer
bobcat

Other neighbors have

barking dogs
generators
dirt bikes
quads
loud vehicles
chainsaws
roosters
lawn mowers

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Roadside fire stomped out
Castanet.net - Nicholas Johansen - Jul 19, 2018 | Story: 231834

A group of people helped put out a roadside fire on Westside Road Thursday.
The quick thinking of several passing motorists stopped a potential wildfire before it took off Thursday.

Derek Ingram was driving with his girlfriend on Westside Road, just south of Fintry, at about 2 p.m., when he noticed two women pulled over on the side of the road.

“I couldn't figure out what they were doing flailing around in the trunk, and then another 100 feet I saw the flames,” Ingram said.

He pulled over to the side of the road, and with the creative help of several others, they managed to put it out.

“There was a couple there that had a couple shovels, a guy had a fire extinguisher, a couple of girls had some water bottles and I have size 11.5 feet,” he said.

“It must have just started two or three minutes before. We all got there just in time or it would have gone right up that mountain.”

While Ingram couldn't definitely say what sparked the fire, he said it started right beside the road.

A woman who helped put out the blaze called the fire department, but Ingram said he wasn't sure if they responded. He was confident they had it out before he left the area.

The group's quick response likely saved precious resources needed for the several other fires burning in the area.

Source: https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/231834/Roadside-fire-stomped-out

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Would be really nice if I didn't have to hear a generator running at 7834 Alpine Road.

Every time I go outside that generator starts up.

Pretty pathetic when power is available.

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July 15, 2018 fatty drove by again at 7:08am

I was already up this morning fatty.  You were a little late.

You probably woke others up though.

Wait till I get your plate on my digital camera.  I haven't even tried that yet!!

Go bother someone else fatty!!!

I guess I shouldn't have told dink that driving by on his dirt bike at 6:50am waking me up every morning wasn't acceptable, because now that tidbit is being used against me.

It don't really matter though, cause if she keeps it up, eventually she and any others who want to try this kind of bullshit, will be caught one way or another!!

Some people need to accept the fact that nobody's dog should be running at large, because not all dogs get along, just like some people don't get along.  And some people should be on a leash just like a dog too, like this fatty.

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And if it ain't a loud fat biker chick driving by, its an at large dog named Mig on Alpine Road July 14, 2018

Mig is a bit of a ways from home, on Alpine Road, with no owner in sight.

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July 13 and July, 14 2018 fatty keeps driving by on her loud motorbike and the loud old round fender pickup truck keeps driving by too.

I believe they are driving by to wake me from an afternoon nap, because I took dinks dog to the pound.

The old round fender pickup has been driving by for a few weeks already.

They sure seem to have a lot of time on their hands, and gas to burn these two.

Fatty can go drive by someone else's house with that loud bike!!

Did anyone ever tell you that you need to loose some weight?  You are getting quite the ponch I see!!!

Do you drink a lot of alcohol, because that will give you a spare tire?


Fatty drove by speeding at 6:02pm July 13, 2018


Fatty drove by speeding again at 6:06pm July 1, 2018

Fatty on her loud motorbike drove by July 13, 2018 at:
1:28pm
3:37pm
6:02pm
6:06pm

then she drove by again

July 14, 2018 at:
9:45am

July 14, 2018 at 11:01am I parked on Balsam Road leaving my dash cam running.  I also sent 2 video's of fatty speeding down Balsam Road to the RCMP.

That should take care of fatty.  Go speed and be loud somewhere else fatty.

The old round fender red truck drove by July 13, 2018 at:
12:46pm
1:49pm
2:01pm
2:03pm
8:26pm

If you know who this loud and speeding fatty is, or who this loud old round fender truck belongs to, please report it to Armstrong RCMP File #2018-15787 and #2018-15877.  Looks like there were 90 RCMP files created between 6:06pm July 13th and 10:08am July 14th, 2018 when I reported these loud vehicles that kept driving by.

Bullying often escalates over time, and often doesn't disappear without consistent intervention.

Please!! help stop bullying and report what you know!!!

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Whoever is being noisy at night at Valley of the Sun, do ya wanna please quiet down!

I would like to be able to sleep with my windows open at night!!!

I have been keeping my windows closed suffocating in my house all night, all summer long so far.

I have never heard so much night time noise in my life, as I do at Valley of the Sun.

If it ain't dogs barking, it is loud generator noise, or loud fan noise.  There has to be constant noise at Valley of the Sun it seems.

I don' know who is running the GENERATOR over by the mine road all night lately, but you need to quit!!!

I went for a drive July 13, 2018 at 12:51am until 2:53am trying to find the generator noise.  As soon as I would leave, the generator would stop running.  Then when I would get back to my property, the generator would be running again.  Twice that happened.  By the third time checking to see where the generator noise was coming from, I was running out of energy and fell asleep parked on the side of the road for an hour or two.  I didn't get back home until 2:53am.  Then it was a quad that woke me up next.

From my house, the generator noise sounds like it is coming from the empty lot at 7834 Alpine Road. I thought maybe a generator was running up the mine road, so went for a tour up the mine road and didn't find any travel trailers up there. It must be the lot at 7834 Alpine being cleared and burning all their bush the last couple months. I noticed that someone left that lot at 4:49am July 13, 2018 which I saved the video of, so it looks to me like someone stayed on that lot overnight. The generator has been running for long periods of time during the day as well. I have been keeping all my windows and doors closed so I don't have to listen to it. Get some power so I can have my windows open, especially at night please!!! Also, do you have a building permit to have your travel trailer on your empty lot of bush you keep burning claiming its a campfire?

And the LOUD INDUSTRIAL FAN at the end of my easement on Alpine needs a new bearing or something.  Its too loud, fix it!!!  The night before this, I was out trying to find out where that loud fan noise was coming from, and that is where the fan noise was coming from.

I believe the generator is being run on purpose, for no reason, other than to make me look like an idiot driving around at night trying to find the asshole neighbor making the noise.

I reported everything, including falling asleep parked on the side of the road, listening for the generator noise.

RCMP File number #2018-15744 if anyone feels like saying something, which I doubt!!!

I have never met so many immature people in my lifetime, as there are at Valley of the Sun!!!

Who would run a generator all night long, if they were not doing it on purpose to bully me!!!

This generator is not quiet either.

STOP BEING THE BULLIES THAT YOU ARE, AND GROW UP FOR A CHANGE!!!

Oh, and I see the loud old round fender truck has plates on it now, unlike before when it was constantly driving around with no insurance being loud.  It would drive on all the roads at Valley of the Sun and maybe twice down my road.  Then when it would get to Briarwood and Firwood, it would honk the horn.  It drove by twice July 12, 2018 at 4:39pm and 5:34pm to let me know they are not going away!!!

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July 7, 2018 I was getting smoked out

According to Kelowna Fire the smoke was coming from a legal campfire, and it was not an open burn.

The lot that the smoke was coming from is being cleared of its trees and there are no buildings there.

I have asked before if this property burning is a legal burn because they have been burning there every weekend for a month or so now.  I was told by Kelowna Fire dispatch in the past, that they can't tell me if the fire is legal or not, due to Freedom of Information secrecy.  But this time I was told it was a legal campfire.  Although, I don't know how a campfire can be legal when its smoking people out.  I thought that would be called nuisance smoke.

Kelowna Fire is now asking who is calling, instead of letting people stay anonymous.  I was told that the Fire Chief wanted to talk to me.  I didn't give out my information which the dispatch operator constantly tried to find out who was calling.


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The smoke was coming into my open windows into my house.

You can see the smoke covering the other neighbors house.

And of course the other neighbor getting smoked out wouldn't say anything, cause they want me gone.  And just look how bad the smoke was covering their yard, of course they wouldn't complain.

Inside my house smelled like smoke.  I had my windows open, because it was warm July 7, 2018.

I saved video of all the smoke happening over there the last month or so.  That way I can't be called a lier, as I am sure someone I know will try and claim I am lying.  The Fire Chief is taking me to court over my false smoke complaints, which will be proven in court.

I took some photos of the smoke from the easement road, and maybe the people burning saw me taking the photos before I reported the excessive smoke, and decided to stop smoking me out before the Fire Chief got there.

So North Westside Road Fire Chief, stop calling people liers when you are not there when the smoke is being reported!!!

And just because nobody else called it in, doesn't mean I wasn't being smoked out with nuisance smoke.

I don't see in the smoke bylaw, it saying, that more than one property needs to make a complaint about smoke, just like it doesn't say in the dog bylaw that more than one property needs to complain about a barking dog.

Just because only one property complained of nuisance smoke, doesn't mean there was no smoke.

I saw the Fire Chief taking photos of their campfire when it wasn't smoking anymore, but I have video and photos of the smoke I saw pouring out from that property.  I also have proof of my dog gagging from smoke.  I also have proof of how I wanted to be a delegate at the Regional District in regards to smoke, which of course I was denied.

June 14, 2017 certified copy of RDCO's Smoke Control Bylaw 773

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MOST WANTED JULY LONG WEEKEND

Two loud orange dirt bikes who were driving on Firwood Road at Valley of the Sun and then went out onto Westside Road toward Vernon Saturday June 30, 2018 at 4:45pm.

I would suggest that these dirt bikers ride elsewhere before you are caught by the RCMP and not just on dash cam.


Nice bare legs for dirt bike riding on the paved road too!!!

The RCMP are now looking for you!!!  The RCMP have these photos.

If you know these two, you can call the Armstrong RCMP at 250-546-3028 and mention RCMP File #2018-14550

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I didn't know what the word impeach meant, until my lawyer mentioned it.

Impeach
In the law of evidence, the testimony of a witness is impeached by earlier statements that the witness has made if they are inconsistent with the statements to which the witness testifies.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Impeach
v. 1) to attempt to prove that a witness has not told the truth or has been inconsistent, by introducing contrary evidence, including statements made outside of the courtroom in depositions or in statements of the witness heard by another.

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

Source: https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/impeach

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RE: LOUD MOTORCYCLE NOISE EMAIL FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

Thank you for your June 12, 2018, email in which you express your concerns about excessive motorcycle noise.

The government recognizes the negative impact of excessive vehicle noise as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has heard from citizens that excessively loud motorcycles continue to be a problem, despite being against the law.

Legislation regarding vehicle noise, technical standards, enforcement options, authorities, education and training were reviewed and evaluated by the BC Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP). The BCACP determined that current noise provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act combined with investigative best practices upheld by the B.C. Supreme Court provide police with the ability to effectively address the public nuisance issue of loud vehicle noise.

The BCACP has developed a ‘best practices’ approach to address loud vehicle enforcement, particularly regarding motorcycles, based on the enforcement strategy used by the Vancouver Police Department. This police reference tool is available to all police officers in B.C.

Going forward, a violation ticket issued under the Motor Vehicle Act can be based on a police officer’s subjective judgment and does not require an objective standard based on a sound measurement device.

As a suggestion, you may wish to contact the Kelowna RCMP detachment, providing an officer with details of your situation, and specifically the time of day when the motorcycle engine is started.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns.

Sincerely,
Kimberley Thompson
Policy Analyst
Ministry of Transportation
Transportation Policy
(250) 356-8191

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Had a good sleep at the Armstrong RCMP Station June 19, 2018

No dogs barking down there.

I got tired of listening to 842 Balsam Roads dogs barking and decided to go sleep elsewhere.  As I drove by 842 Balsam my dash cam caught a dog from there barking.  I thought maybe the Armstrong RCMP Station would be a good place to have a nap and that way I could talk to the officer assigned my file and tell him about the dog barking as I drove by.

I thought the parking lot and sidewalk looked a bit drab, and decided to spruce it up a bit.

I thought it looked a bit better afterward.

 

 

 

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RDCO dog control couldn't catch a fly, or didn't want to catch a fly?

I just received RDCO's bark log from RDCO lawyer June 15, 2018.  I had never seen it before June 15, 2018.

Why did RDCO Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer miss the first 10 minutes and more of barking when she was here I wonder?

I hand wrote my bark log from audio of the barking that I recorded, onto RDCO Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officers bark log below, so you can see how she recorded the barking/air horn honking and how I recorded the barking/air horn honking.  Pretty funny that she missed the first 10 minutes of barking which I prove by way of audio recording below.  I have been recording audio of the barking for years now, and this day was no exception. 

Here is a link to audio of the time that RDCO Diane Mernick was at Valley of the Sun when she was not marking down barking, but instead doing something else.  Who knows what she was doing, diddling herself maybe, but she surely missed over 10 minutes of barking when she first arrived at 12:36pm!!!  I suspect this was done on purpose!!!  She looks like a witch if you ask me.

In the photo below is where RDCO was parked on Balsam Road.  Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer states the air horn honking came from directly above her vehicle.  Well it must not have been me honking an air horn then, it must have been the people in the other house that she states isn't there, and that my house is the only house up the hill.  Must be the people in the other house that was directly above her that were blowing the air horn.

RDCO Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer was not parked below my house as she states in her bark log, she was parked up the road.  My place was between her and the barking dogs.  If she was here to listen to barking, then why was she parked way down there away from the dogs?  She was here to catch the air horn honker I believe because RDCO refused to do anything about the barking for over 8 years.

RDCO is out to get me, there is no doubt about it by looking at this bark log.  RDCO is just as much a lier as the neighbors are.


Nice bylaw vehicle eh!!!  We paid for that vehicle!
That would be Diane Merenick RDCO Chief Bylaw Enforcement Officer who attends every one of my court dates , and her accomplice.

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Tammy Kramer and Johna Fraser were bullying me again June 18, 2018

That is really cool Tammy Kramer and Johna Fraser.  Why don't you leave your dog out to bark at 12:30am for 5 minutes then stop barking for a bit and then bark again, and then when you hear me start my vehicle, bring your dog inside, and then shine your bright spotlight in my eyes as soon as I arrive driving by.

You are nothing but bullies!!!

I caught your dogs barking on June 16, 2018, is that why you did what you did, letting your dog out to bark in the middle of the night so you can shine your flashlight in my eyes to claim I am harassing you, when you are the one harassing me with your dog barking all the time in the middle of the night?

You know your dog barking all the time bothers me, but yet you still do it, why, if you are not bullying me with your barking dog like you claim to everyone?

Its not like you haven't been warned by RDCO and caught barking in violation by RDCO in the past.

Flake off, and grow up!!!!

Stop acting like 2 year olds and adhere to the dog bylaw, and stop bullying me!!!

I am not moving!!!

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My government is on drugs!!!

$80 to dispose of one large bag of garbage???

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Bringing my dog to bark at RDCO next

Then nobody can complain of fumes from a dog lol.

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Protested a generator running next door and barking of course.

RDCO had a meeting about dog control, so didn't want to miss out on that opportunity.

Hey Mark Brydges, can you use a proper generator for your solar system, instead of harassing me with your loudness and fumes?

Jun 14, 2018 I protested at RDCO about the next door neighbors generator running next to my livingroom and bedroom for 8 hours in a day or 4 hours a few days in a row, plus I protested barking of course.  The generator isn't a quiet generator and its an 8000 watter.  Its a Briggs and Stratton engine.  Its not a quiet Honda generator that most people would use for their solar systems.  The neighbor didn't hook up to electricity and he certainly doesn't have enough solar panels to keep him in electricity because he is always running that generator.  4 to 8 hours of generator noise coming through the walls of my house in a day is driving me crazy.  I can't nap if I want a nap.  My livingroom and bedroom are on the generator side of my house.  The least the guy could do is move his generator over on the other side of his house where there is nobody living beside him, but he has to piss me off cause he is a jerk and he is the same guy who smashed my vehicle after blocking me in the easement road.

RDCO did ask me to move the generator which I did move it over behind my vehicle to the right in this photo above.  Then it was the RCMP's turn to visit after I had moved and I was packing up and leaving.

This is what the RCMP had to say.

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June 13, 2018 You can see his pee pee sticking out lol

I named them BRrr and GGee, first two initials for peeps I know!!!

Below is a pretty cool video I got June 14, 2018 of the California Big Horn sheep mating and head butting just south of LaCasa.
You can hear their horns hitting.  Turn your sound on.

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June 12, 2018 NOISE AT VALLEY OF THE BARKERS ALL DAY

I listened to noise by a loud generator for over 4 hours on June 12, 2018.  The one day the loud generator ran for over 8 hours.  This is what it sounded like the other day when I spoke into the mic to show how loud the generator is.  The generator sits on the lot next door, and next to my living room.  The generator is used to supplement a poorly designed solar system that can't keep up in the summer.  I can just imagine what this winter may sound like.  Then there was loud barking by the yard dog for 19 minutes and then more barking from about 9:30pm till just after 11pm by two other dogs at the end of my easement road.  There was also two excavators clearing lots all day.  Sure helps a person get their rest when they have trouble sleeping.  There was a lot of noise all day and even into late night, just to top it all off.  The icing on the cake so to speak.

And yesterday a Harley started up at 6:28am

If it ain't the quads, dirt bikes, harleys, the neighbors constantly reving their loud vehicles, the barking, the generator, they will find something else to make unnecessary noise with.

Next time you see a homeless person, it might just be me living in my vehicle far from here.

DriveSmart forum about Motorcycle Noise
https://www.drivesmartbc.ca/motorcycles/noisy-motorcycles

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Wonder if these politicians ever thought that maybe the RCMP get all the calls about loud motorcycles, and maybe that is why the politicians don't receive a lot of calls about loud motorcycles?

Hansard — Thursday, April 23, 2015 p.m. — Volume 24, Number 3

S. Chandra Herbert: My question relates to motorbikes and the sounds that come out of those back pipes, which wake up my neighbours, drown them out from having conversations, sometimes over dinner. Indeed, not just my neighbours — I’ve heard from folks in Kamloops, Kelowna, the far north, Vancouver Island, Victoria. They think something needs to be done.

The association of police chiefs wrote the Minister of Transportation some time ago, requesting a change to legislation so that there’s actually a real standard so that when they go out, pull over a noisy bike and test it, they have the law on their side.

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The legislation talks about testing centres — not really in existence anymore. Then there are municipal bylaws, some which seem to stand up in court, others which the police say they try to use but which don’t really work. They’ve requested that the ministry bring in legislation, bring in support for a standard called SAE J2825, which was created, in part, by a motorcycle council with industry and others. It’s a simple test that anybody can be trained to do. You can actually get the data you need to convict if somebody has broken the rules and so there’s no question.

I’m just curious. I’ve had conversations with previous transportation ministers always saying they’re going to look at it. It never shows up. I just wondered where that’s at now.

Hon. T. Stone: I appreciate the member’s question. I, as well, have received a number of concerns from residents in my constituency in Kamloops relating to motorcycle noise, so it is a problem that we’re aware of. It is not specific to the West End or any other particular community. It does happen around the province.
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We actually have a working group that was formed only a short while ago, consisting of the chiefs of police, representatives from the CVSE and the Ministry of Transportation. We’re, as a starting point, kind of laying everything on the table.

What is each municipality doing around the province? Where are we hearing that there is a bylaw in place which actually seems to be standing up in court, as the member mentioned? Where do similar regulatory requirements seem to be failing? What requirements are actually on the books provincially? Are those requirements modern, or is there a need — and I think there probably is — to update provisions?

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We’re having a discussion with the chiefs of police and CVSE with the intent of coming out with some recommendations this fall that we would then take to a broader group of stakeholders, which would include the various motorcycle organizations, local governments and so forth to get input on these suggested changes. That could involve policy or regulatory changes in the province but also could involve recommendations relating to educating police forces in different parts of the province on how to properly test for the sound.

Strategies perhaps could be layered on top of regulatory requirements which are in place and which would stand up in court if the enforcement was done a certain way and if certain strategies were employed. There’s a learning curve, I think, for lots of people here.

I can say to the member that it certainly is my intent, our ministry’s intent, by this fall to have a set of recommendations and a broader discussion taking place so that perhaps in early 2016 we could actually begin to make some very pragmatic but focused changes — possibly involving policy, regulatory changes and education and awareness — and to really apply a more consistent approach across the province and one that’s going to actually get at the root of the problem.

S. Chandra Herbert: Thank you to the minister. That’s the most I’ve gotten in my time here in terms of pushing the need for this kind of reform. I appreciate it, and I look forward to what the ministry comes up with. Hopefully, there is a broader public consultation, because I think people will have a lot to say about this matter.

One of the ideas that had been put forward in the House by my predecessor for Vancouver–West End was lowering the decibel level allowable for motorcycles from 90 down to 85. Cars are generally around the 80-decibel level, but for some reason, we’ve allowed motorcycles to be ten decibels louder.

There’s no science to say that that makes them any safer. Indeed, the motorcycle industry, various councils and organizations will tell me that, no, loud pipes do not save lives, as the sound travels backwards. Mostly, the problem is oncoming traffic, left turns and things like that ahead of you, not from behind.

Is that going to be considered, as well as potentially adjusting the decibel level over time?

Hon. T. Stone: I can say to the member that nothing will be ruled out. In terms of potentially requiring a lower maximum decibel level, I would say we’re not going to remove that from consideration. The intent of the discussion that’s taking place now is to have everything on the table. Let’s work through it as a group and then put forward some practical recommendations for, again, broader consideration of all stakeholders involved.

S. Chandra Herbert: One of the other issues that folks and motorcyclists raise with me is…. They say they ride their bikes responsibly. It’s not them that’s the problem. I think, for most, that’s the case.

There are a few who decide to go to a number of motor vehicle…. Some say they’re even the shops that are supposed to be changing out pipes that break the rules. They change them out because they’ve broken the rules. They come back the next day. The same shop out front will sell modified pipes, which can be really loud and break the rules. Have there been any kinds of investigations? Has the ministry taken a look at shops that might be, in essence, breaking the law?

Now they, themselves…. I don’t think the law says that they’re not allowed to change the pipes. They’re only really breaking the law when they’re too loud. But if you’re putting a pipe on a bike that is going to break the law, surely that should be considered as well. Just to pass that on — hopefully, the ministry can look into that as they’re doing their consultation. I just wonder if that issue has come up at all so far for the ministry.

Hon. T. Stone: Staff advise me that this is not an issue that has had a particular prominence in terms of direct complaints to the ministry. But the member is absolutely correct. It would be very similar to the decibel issue. Let’s throw it on the table and make sure that it’s part of the broader discussion that we’re having.

Source 1440 in the right side highlighted in blue
https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/40th-parliament/4th-session/20150423pm-Hansard-v24n3

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June 11, 2018

Whos ever dog with white paws that was in my yard last night at 1:04am, can you please keep your dog out of my yard!!!

I believe this dog has been caught chasing deer before too.

How many times do I need to report this before you start listening to bylaws?

I am also tired of the barking, if you don't mind!!!

Did anyone notice the two new little bambi's just born?

I always see two bambi's every year .. there must be a resilient gene pool here!!!

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Dogs should be on leash in areas of wildlife as well.  Deer can trample a dog, or a dog may go running after a bear or cougar and then decide to retreat back to its owner, bringing a bear or cougar back with it.  There is danger in letting your dog off leash in a wildlife area. 

One option is a longer leash if you want your dog to have more freedom than being on the regulated maximum 6 foot leash.  You can get a longer leash made at pretty much any tarp place, just bring your favourite buckle for the end of your leash with you.  I had Central Awning in Vernon at 104-1710 Kosmina Rd make me a strong 15 foot leash for under $20 and it has lasted a long time compared to those skinny cotton training leads you can buy at pet shops that wear out so fast.  This one I had made is nylon and has lasted a long time.  You can tie knots at intervals along the leash, so you have something to hang onto if your dog pulls.

WARNING: I recommend that you stay away from the snap hooks shown in the photo above, because I seen one of these snap hooks stuck between a dogs toes one day, right on the webbing between the toes.  The dog was crying and the owner couldn't get the snap hook off her dog.  The owner ended up taking her dog to the vet to get the snap hook off.  Please don't do this to your dog.

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June 9, 2018 There was a Valhalla helicopter taking people on tours from Valley of the Sun

It was noisy and disturbing.

What is up with that?

Don't they need a permit to arbitrarily make their base tour operation beside a subdivision for a day?

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TURTLE CROSSING

I was told that years ago there was a turtle crossing sign on Valley of the Sun hill on Westside Road.  Since 2003, I have seen only one painted turtle on Westside Road or near Westside Road.

I suppose all the off leash dogs are decimating the population of painted turtles at Valley of the Sun.

I haven't seen a turtle since 2009.


Painted turtle seen on the trail around Valley of the Sun ponds June 13, 2009

 


Painted turtle on Westside Road August 17, 2009

 

There is so much to know, and to love, about the Interior's endangered painted turtle
June 08, 2018 - Infotel.ca - By Charlotte Helston


A painted turtle soaks up some rays in Kelowna.

If you live in the Interior, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted a painted turtle, or at least seen a turtle crossing sign.

These neat creatures can be found doing what they love best — sunning themselves — on logs and rocks in lakes or marshes from roughly May to September.

“They’re very low-key animals,” Pat Turner, with the Shuswap Naturalists Club says. “They don’t make much noise, they just want to catch food and sit on logs and bask in the sun.”

Fun fact: turtles can only hear low-frequency sound vibrations, like the beating of a drum, according to the Ministry of Environment. That’s why they often seem oblivious to human voices, which are high frequency.

Painted turtles are found throughout the Interior, including Osoyoos, Kelowna, Vernon, Armstrong, the Shuswap and Kamloops, but their B.C. population is small at an estimated few thousand. The species, which is named for its colourfully painted head and underbelly, is considered endangered and of special concern. Don't confuse them for the invasive red-eared slider, believed to have been released by pet owners into wetlands around B.C.

One of their biggest threats is habitat loss — many of their wetlands have been drained or altered for human needs and the construction of roads near their ecosystems increases mortality rates.

Adult turtles spend their winters hibernating at the bottom of ice-covered ponds and emerge in the springtime to mate. Turtle romance is a competitive affair that starts with several males swimming after a female. The first to catch up with her “uses his long claws to gently stroke her head” and then follows her as she sinks to the bottom of the pond where mating occurs, says the Ministry of Environment.



Turtle eggs spotted in Salmon Arm.
Image Credit: Karmen Krahn

Egg laying happens from June to July, and sometimes as early as late May. Females dig roughly 12 cm deep holes and stash anywhere from six to 18 small, marble-sized eggs in them. The eggs — referred to as a ‘clutch’ — incubate for 70 to 80 days before hatching in late August and early September.

These brand new baby turtles stay in the nest all winter and emerge the following spring the size of a toonie. The following journey from nest to pond is a critical time for these youngsters as they often have to cross roads and highways to get to their destination.

One more incredible fact about reproduction in turtles: whether an egg develops into a male or female depends on the temperature of the nest. Warmer temperatures will produce female hatchlings, while males like it cooler.

If you find a turtle on the move, it’s best to leave it alone, for it, and for you.

“They carry water while on the move and if you pick them up they let it go and it’s quite smelly apparently,” Turner says with a laugh.

Painted turtles dine on frogs, tadpoles, snails and aquatic plants. In turn, they are prey for a number of animals, including racoons, skunks and coyotes. If they survive the many threats facing them, and there are many (up to ninety per cent of nests are lost to predators and of the survivors, only one in five will make it to adulthood) painted turtles can live to 30 years old.

Some places to view turtles include McGuire Lake in downtown Salmon Arm, the area in and around Predator Ridge in Vernon, Hardy Pond on Highway 97 in Kelowna, and Green Bay marsh in West Kelowna. You may also be able to spot them at Yellow Lake and Toy Lake in the South Okanagan.

Remember to always keep dogs on a leash and give the turtles lots of space.

Source: https://infotel.ca/newsitem/there-is-so-much-to-know-and-to-love-about-the-interiors-endangered-painted-turtle/it53181

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Pet rental advocacy group sets sights on rental housing review in BC
Kelowna Now - June 9, 2018 - by Megan Trudeau

Community meeting are being held across the province this moth that will help form ideas around tackling the rental crisis.

Pets OK BC, an advocacy group aiming to create more affordable pet friendly housing, is planning on making an appearance, and are asking their supporters to do the same.

After a year and a half of advocacy, they feel that the meetings with the Rental Housing Task Force may be their last chance to be heard.

“We’re definitely, finally, looking forward to an opportunity to meet with representatives from the provincial government who are actually going to take this issue seriously,” says Eliot Galán, Pets OK BC co-founder and organizer.

They’re main ask from the meetings will be to remove pet rental restrictions in B.C. that are “unreasonable.” Galán says that they aren’t looking to hog the spotlight, and there are lots of people being affected in different ways.

“This is an intersectional issue. All kinds of people are suffering because of no pets policies,” he says, adding that their supporters come from “all walks of life” including people experiencing homelessness, and people stuck in unsafe and unaffordable housing.

Galán says that new measure put in place by the BC NDP will likely help the housing market, but cautions that just relying on new supply is not the answer.

“New supply is almost always unaffordable to most people, particularly those with median wages or below, and I cannot stress that point enough,” he says. “Landlord BC will always say new supply is the answer, and well of course it is from their standpoint because they want more profits, and new supply is how they get more profits.”

Pets OK BC is advocating for improvement in the existing housing stock, with measure like vacancy control, rent control, and allowing people to have pets unless there’s a sufficient reason not to.

“We always include the word affordability in our advocacy because if you can bring your pets but it’s not affordable, then what’s the point?” Galán states. “Or if it’s affordable and you cant bring your pets, what's the point? We need them together. We need affordable, pet-friendly housing.”

Kelowna’s community meeting is set to take place on Tuesday at the Okanagan College Centre for Learning Atrium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meetings will also take place in Nelson, Terrace, Prince George, Salt Spring Island, Victoria, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey through the rest of June.

All of the feedback collected from the consultations with communities and stakeholders will be presented to Premier John Horgan and Housing Minister Selina Robinson in Fall 2018.

Source: https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Provincial/
Pet_rental_advocacy_group_sets_sights_on_rental_housing_review_in_BC/

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In my opinion the sentence Taylor VanDiest murderer received was too lenient. 

It surely doesn't deter others from murdering someone.

They make it sound like sexual assault is the only way someone can be charged with First Degree Murder and actually get a proper sentence for murdering such an innocent young pretty victim.

I am with the VanDiest family, I don't think justice was served making deals.  Taylor and her family, lost Taylor's life for life.  Taylor's murderer, gets to walk the street again.  Taylor doesn't!!!!  How is that fair!!!
I think it should be a tooth for a tooth no matter how remorsefull the piece of shit is!!!

I agree with Paul Albert that there is no accountability, and that the justice system is old and needs to change!!!

I believe we need to change the politician for change to take effect.

We have an old school politician that have the RCMP investigating themselves and doesn't seem willing to change that either!!!

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Hey LOUD Dirt Biker that leaves about 6:50am every morning waking me up

I want my camera you stole from my hands back please.

UPDATE1: The dirt biker called and said I took his dog to the pound and he will give me back my camera if I pay for his dog to get out of the pound.  I couldn't agree to that, and the conversation ended.  Not long after that I got a call back saying that if I leave his dog to run at large, he will give me my camera back, but I couldn't agree to that either and the conversation ended again.  Then later on I thought I would try again and he said he paid $400 to get his dog out of the pound and he ain't giving me back my camera.  Now I am waiting for the RCMP to collect my camera for me.

UPDATE2: The RCMP finally brought me back my camera on Jun 3 about 12:35pm after it was taken on May 30th, 2018 at about 6:50am.  The RCMP told me to leave the dirt bikers dog run at large and to call the owner if I see his dog at large again.  I told the RCMP that I can't do that, and that I would be taking the dog to the pound again if I see it at large and hungry again.  The BC SPCA told me that is the right thing to do.  The RCMP told me that this dirt biker is insured to drive to work and that he has a permit to ride in the bush.  I told the RCMP that the dirt bike is not inured for the public road where he drives, because the dirt bike doesn't have a headlight, brake light or blinkers.  I was very angry with the RCMP's response.  The RCMP left with a DVD of my conversations with the dirt biker.  The next morning on Jun 4th I called the RCMP Sgt and complained about the officer.  He said he would look into it, and so now I am waiting to hear back from him.  I want charges laid because the dirt biker refused to give me my camera when I asked for it back, and pretty much used my camera as leverage to try and get what he wanted (his dog to run at large).  The RCMP's response was unacceptable in my opinion.  I want theft charges laid at least.  At first I told the RCMP that I didn't want to see him get a criminal conviction like I have 3 of them from neighbors, and that maybe he should just get a ticket for driving his dirt bike on the public road, but I have since changed my mind since the dirt biker didn't return my camera and the RCMP returned it to me.  I am not that bad of a person, but when the dirt biker was withholding my camera from me after me asking for it back, and him not giving it to me, I think charges should be laid.  I felt more terrorized by how I was being treated after he took my camera, than the dirt biker taking my camera from me.  The taking of the camera was brief, but the waiting to get my camera back felt like it took forever, and I felt terrorized by the dirt biker and the RCMP waiting so long to get my camera back!!!

One RCMP officer told me that Robbery is worse than Theft.

He may be charged for driving an unlicensed dirt bike on a public road if he gives me back my camera.  If he doesn't give me back my camera, I believe he can be charged with robbery if I want to pursue the charge of robbery.

Since the robber wants to be a dick trying to make unworkable deals or I don't get my camera back that was robbed from me .... if my camera ain't back in my hands and undamaged by Jun 3, 2018 when the new camera I ordered comes in that I am paying $499 plus taxes for, then the dirt biker can keep my robbed camera and pay me the $499 plus taxes for my new camera plus $30 gas to drive to town twice (one trip to order the camera and a second trip to pick up the camera and pay for it) or I will pursue the robbery charge.  I am not going to wait around to see if I get my camera back, and I am not going to continue trying to get my camera back only to be told no.  The RCMP are slow to attend the dirt bikers residence too, but oh well.  I am not going to suffer the consequences of buying a new camera unless the robber is charged with robbery.  I am just going to go buy a new $499 camera and the robber will have to deal with the consequences of denying me my camera and buying me a new one or I will pursue the robbery charge.  The robber can give me back my robbed camera after I buy a new camera but I am still going to ask for $499 plus tax or I will pursue the robbery charge.  Fitting for denying me my camera and holding my camera hostage unless I comply, I think!!!  It would be much easier on him, if he would just give me back my camera, but he wants to fight about.  Why would someone want to fight to break the bylaw and let their dog run at large to maybe have a pack of coyotes take it down is beyond me!!!

Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
Act current to 2018-05-09 and last amended on 2017-12-12
Robbery

343 Every one commits robbery who

(a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property;


(b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;

(c) assaults any person with intent to steal from him; or

(d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.

R.S., c. C-34, s. 302.

Date modified: 2018-05-22

Source: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-343.html

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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
Act current to 2018-05-09 and last amended on 2017-12-12
Robbery

344 (1) Every person who commits robbery is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

(a) if a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is used in the commission of the offence or if any firearm is used in the commission of the offence and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of

(i) in the case of a first offence, five years, and

(ii) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, seven years;

(a.1) in any other case where a firearm is used in the commission of the offence, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of four years; and

(b) in any other case, to imprisonment for life.

Subsequent offences
(2) In determining, for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), whether a convicted person has committed a second or subsequent offence, if the person was earlier convicted of any of the following offences, that offence is to be considered as an earlier offence:

(a) an offence under this section;

(b) an offence under subsection 85(1) or (2) or section 244 or 244.2; or

(c) an offence under section 220, 236, 239, 272 or 273, subsection 279(1) or section 279.1 or 346 if a firearm was used in the commission of the offence.

However, an earlier offence shall not be taken into account if 10 years have elapsed between the day on which the person was convicted of the earlier offence and the day on which the person was convicted of the offence for which sentence is being imposed, not taking into account any time in custody.

Sequence of convictions only
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the only question to be considered is the sequence of convictions and no consideration shall be given to the sequence of commission of offences or whether any offence occurred before or after any conviction.

R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 344; 1995, c. 39, s. 149; 2008, c. 6, s. 32; 2009, c. 22, s. 14.

Date modified: 2018-05-22

Source: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-344.html

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Defending Yourself: Theft Under $5,000
Describes how to defend yourself if you are charged with theft under $5,000 and what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty. Also includes sentencing information, how to get legal help, and a flowchart showing which LSS publications can help at each stage of the criminal court process.

Source: https://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/2602

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Kelowna runs afoul of privacy commissioner over Freedom of Information fees
InfoNews.ca - By John McDonald - May 30, 2018

KELOWNA - Trying to charge a citizen for providing them with their own personal information has earned Kelowna a slap-down from the provincial privacy commission.

In an order released March 29, adjudicator Chelsea Lott ruled the City of Kelowna could not charge an unnamed complainant almost $300 to process a Freedom of Information request for any records, in this case emails, that mentioned his own name over a certain time period.

Although Kelowna offered to lower the fee to $117.50 during mediation, the complainant refused and complained to the Office of the Information and Privacy Comissioner.

In particular, the complainant wanted to see how email correspondence with “elected and non-elected staff” over a certain issue and over a certain time period had been shared and the “views and opinions” that sharing had generated in subsequent emails.

In the order, the complainant noted he didn’t need the original emails, as he had his own archival copies.

“I am however very concerned with the recovery of records in which any of my originating correspondence, emails included, have been distributed beyond the original recipient, either internally within or external of the City of Kelowna,” the complainant said.

“I am further concerned about any opinions or views city staff, mayor and/or council about myself and/or the content of the correspondence,” the complainant added.

Lott sided with the complainant although she narrowed the overall scope of the complaint by dismissing several other issues that were intitially raised.

“Therefore Kelowna is not authorized to require the complainant to pay a fee for the services outlined,” Lott wrote.

The City of Kelowna has typically not fared with well with Freedom of Information or privacy commissioners.

In the early 2000s, Kelowna’s plan for using surveillance cameras attracted the provincial and federal privacy commissioner, who sued the city.

The city remains on the provincial privacy commissioner’s radar, including in a brief released earlier this year outlining concerns about its use of live monitored surveillance cameras.

Since 1998, Kelowna’s handling of freedom of information requests has been investigated three times, and each time the investigator found the city was too stringent in its interpretation of provincial freedom of information legislation.

City clerk Stephen Fleming, whose office handles Freedom of Information requests, did not respond to a request for comment in time to be included in this story.

Source: https://infotel.ca/newsitem/kelowna-runs-afoul-of-privacy-commissioner-over-freedom-of-information-fees/it52954

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RDCO CAO Brian Reardon is the hugest cunt!!!  Followed by RDCO Chair Gail Given and Mary Jane Drouin and Diane Merenick!!!

Government does everything to protect itself, and doesn't do enough to protect people.

And by the way, if you don't like the language used on this site, you have the freedom to not read it and close this site.

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The poor dog was hungry again on May 26, 2018 looking for food in the grass.

 

 

 

 

This is what a lab should look like

 

a lab shouldn't look like what is circled below

After feeding the poor starving dog again, I took the dog to RDCO pound this time.  Hopefully RDCO see's how neglected this dog is.  It always running at large, skinny, and eats garbage.

The last time we seen the dog eating garbage, the BC SPCA told me that they can't do anything to help the dog if they don't know who owns the dog because they can't ask around who owns the dog, and the BC SPCA told me they could only inform RDCO.  Then we seen the dog at large again.

Its no wonder there are so many stories of dogs being abused in this country!!!!

The dog had burrs in its tail, and it was searching the grass for food.  It ate another bowl of food like it hadn't eaten in a while.

The sad reality of it is, dogs get a free ride home the first impound according to RDCO's policy.

see page 2 about the "free ride home for first time impoundment"

This dog did not have a licence or collar on, when we took it to RDCO pound.  We used our dogs collar and leash to take it to the pound.  Its a $300 fine for no dog license, if the dog doesn't have a licence.

RDCO's pound had a bent bolt to lock the after hours outdoor drop off dog kennel, and the bolt didn't fit in the hole, so the one kennel can't be locked, despite a lock being there.  The actual lock fits through a hole in the bottom of the bolt after you put the bolt through the hole. The bolt has been bent like that, and won't fit in the hole bent like that, since the last dog I took there and dropped off in March 2016.  Therefore you can only lock one of the two after hours drop off kennels for the past two years.  Why RDCO haven't fixed that bent bolt in 2 years with the $1.4 million they take from people, is beyond me.

I guess RDCO only ever get one dog at once, and we paid for a 2nd dog kennel for nothing?

It wasn't free gas for me to deliver that dog to the pound!!!

I feel like RDCO needs to have a policy to refund peoples gas who bring dogs in that are found at large.

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Camp fire and outdoor burning snuffed out in Kelowna
Kelowna Capital News - Alistair Waters - May 28, 2018

City’s fire department reminding the public campfires and outdoor burning is now prohibited

Camping season and warm summer nights are around the corner and that is prompting the Kelowna Fire Department to remind residents and visitors campfires and outdoor wood burning appliances, including wood-fueled fire pits, are not permitted within city limits at any time. And the rules apply to private property too.

In addition, campfires and briquette barbecues are not allowed in city or Regional District of Central Okanagan parks. Barbecues are allowed on beaches in Kelowna. Smoking, however, is banned in all city and regional parks and as well as on beaches.

“Warm and dry conditions have created a vulnerable natural environment,” said Rick Euper, fire and life safety educator with the Kelowna Fire Department. “A spark from a campfire can easily jump and ignite surrounding kindling. It wouldn’t take much in these conditions for a fire to spread in either rural or urban areas, and the impact could be disastrous.”

Euper recommends a safer option for the backyard is a propane fire pit. But even then, he is urging the public to never leave an open-flame unattended and keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Smokers should also remember to safely dispose of their smoking materials—for example putting them out in a bucket of water.

Anyone found violating the city’s Fire and Life Safety Bylaw could face a $345 fine.

The reminder from the fire department and the city follows notice given by the Kamloops Fire Centre that open fires in all of its regional zones is now restricted. The Kamloops Fire Centre includes Kelowna.

Crews are already battling wildfires in the Kamloops fire-zone and the notice aims to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

On Saturday, a grass fire that West Kelowna Fire Rescue dubbed suspicious, broke out on the slopes of Mount Boucherie below Mission Hill Winery. While the fire was contained within a few hours later, it prompted the evacuation of the winery and 50 nearby homes for part of the evening.

Open burning has not been allowed in the regional district since April 30. Pending conditions is will be permitted after Oct. 1. A valid permit from the fire department is required to conduct open burning.

Anyone who sees smoke or fire in any park should immediately call *5-5-5-5, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch or 9-1-1.

Source: https://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/camp-fire-and-outdoor-burning-snuffed-out-in-kelowna/

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May 22, 2018 Accident on Westside Road

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Pipe down, loud bikes told
Castanet.net - Wayne Moore - May 19, 2018 / Story: 226681

Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin showed up at a Friday morning news conference on the back of a motorcycle.

Fortin was making a point for motorcycle riders.

“Beach Avenue is a wonderful spot to spend a summer afternoon, and we welcome all tourists to our town, including riders,” she said. “However, no one enjoys their time when excessive and unnecessary noise disrupts them.”

The municipality has started a campaign aimed at touring motorcycles visiting the Central Okanagan.

Peachland has printed drink coasters that will be distributed to cafes, restaurants and pubs to help get the message out. They include an image of a motorcycle and the message: "real rebels know when to pipe down."

Several cities across the country have taken steps to fight loud motorcycles. Any vehicle can be fined under the Motor Vehicle Act for unnecessary noise from motors, exhaust systems or squealing tires.

“The coasters are going out at a great time, as we are ready to welcome crowds for the May long weekend, our unofficial start of the summer season."

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/226681/Pipe-down-loud-bikes-told

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Black Bear in my yard May 20, 2018 at 6:19am

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North Westside Fire Rescue Boathouse and Fireboat on May 10, 2018

I took this photo of the NWFR Boathouse and Fireboat on May 10, 2018 from Valley of the Sun lookout along Westside Road.  Not bad for 30x zoom point and shoot, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50


Took this photo with the same camera

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I think I am in LOVE with DAVID EBY!!!

Proposed legislation will prevent British Columbians from getting SLAPPed
KelownaNow.com - May 15, 2018 by Dayne Patterson

New legislation was introduced today which would safeguard freedom of expression in British Columbia and allow residents to participate in free public debate without fear of legal action.

The Protection of Public Participation Act would prevent British Columbians from becoming victim to a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (also known as SLAPP suits) used to censor critics with threat of costly legal action, explains David Eby, Attorney General.


Photo Credit: Facebook, David Eby

“We’re committed to ensuring a robust, healthy democracy that defends British Columbians’ fundamental rights,” says Eby.

“In part, by helping people who want and deserve the freedom to peacefully engage in public debate without fear of unreasonable and financially ruinous legal action against them.”

The new law will potentially allow defendants to dismiss the lawsuit, with permission from the courts, if they believe it restricts their freedom of expression when speaking on matters of public interest.

Source:
https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Provincial/
Proposed_legislation_will_prevent_British_Columbians_from_getting_SLAPPed/

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North Westside Road School poster on the bulletin board at Valley of the Sun May 14, 2018

Sunshine Community Home School

Sunshine School at Killiney Beach Hall - North Westside Road
click for a larger copy

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Some excitement Tuesday morning May 15, 2018 at 8:21am

The RCMP arrested thy neighbor.

Don't have a clue as to what its about.

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Some photos of the washouts on Westside Road May 14, 2018

Neehoot

 

 

 

Ewings Landing

 

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The system is crazy and its driving me insane!!!

UPDATE: Geez, it didn't take as long as I thought.  I had my maximum 10 page letter in the mail on Monday morning.  Amazing!!!

So I get a letter in the mail from the Canadian Human Rights Commission on May 11, 2018 that I read about midnight, and I have to have my submission there by June 1, 2018 it says.  I have these two court cases to take care of, and recording all the evidence of what my neighbors are doing and I have these deadlines.  I don't even know what I am doing, all I know is that I am being hurt daily and nobody cares but me.  I am overwhelmed with the work, and I have no help from anyone including my Director.  I am being bullied to death, but its not a matter for the RCMP.  They can't do anything until I am dead.

The world is a pretty fucked up place if you ask me.

Its not just the neighbors terrorizing me, its the system!!!

How can people stand this system is beyond me!!!

May 11, 2018 a dog wouldn't stop barking, and then the neighbor smoked me out of my yard with his wood stove on such a nice evening.  I haven't had any heat on for days now.  I have dash cam video of all the smoke and where it was coming from and where it was going so that I would have some proof of the bullying going on.

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May 18, 2018 Protesting Barking at Valley of the Sun lookout

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LET THE PROTESTING BEGIN May 10, 2018

Who was that in the red pickup waving frantically, please come back and talk to me, especially if you have trouble with barking too.

I will be out there again, probably till the barking stops!!

If anyone has trouble with barking in the Regional District of Central Okanagan, it would be really cool if you stopped by for a chat.  Its pretty boring sitting there with nothing to do but watch vehicles go by.  You might even brighten my spirits up.  So if you have time, I welcome people to stop and chat even if you don't want to talk about barking.

 

 

 

 

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Westside Road closed in both directions due to washout at Ewings Landing May 9, 2018

Open to single lane alternating traffic 3 km north of Fintry. Construction will begin on Thursday, May 10th to repair the road. Please watch for crews and expect delays. Updated on Wed May 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm PDT. (ID# 283439)

Source: Drive BC http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/WestsideRoad.html

Closed in both directions 3 km north of Fintry because of Wash Out. No estimated time of opening; assessment in progress. No detour available. Next update at 2pm. Updated on Wed May 9 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 283390)

Source: Drive BC http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/id/283390.html

Closed in both directions 3 km north of Fintry because of Wash Out. No estimated time of opening; assessment in progress. No detour available. Next update at 10am. Updated on Wed May 9, 2018 at 6:24am PDT. (ID#283390)

Source: Drive BC http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/WestsideRoad.html

Pictures below taken May 9, 2018 about 1:30pm

The road hasn't changed much, but they don't want it caving in anymore I suspect.  There are homes below and it will take a lot of work to fix the road.

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Golden Lab I have seen at large 4 times now, was eating garbage at 7968 Alpine Road May 7, 2018 at Valley of the Sun

Its past time to contain your garbage securely, so you don't attract bears!!!  This ain't the first time I have seen garbage strewn around on this same property.  You are putting people at risk feeding the animals in this way!!


Dog eating garbage!!!

 


Same dog eating real dog food after I ran home and got him some dog food so he didn't have to eat garbage, poor dog!!!  Your dog walked away with a smile on its face after eating the entire large margarine container!!!

Its time to take care of your dog better, so it doesn't have to scrounge around in the garbage for food and run at large.

There were 3 bags of garbage that I seen, that the dog had been into this night.

I have seen this dog at large 4 times now since Oct 2017 when the Fire Dept reported it at large to RDCO in Oct 2017, and I hardly ever go anywhere.  I seen it at large in March and April 2018 as well.  Below is proof of this dog running at large 3 other times.

AT LARGE Oct 17, 2017 when Firefighters reported it

 

March 3, 2018 AT LARGE GOLDEN LAB ON FIRWOOD ROAD

April 4, 2018 AT LARGE GOLDEN LAB IN MY YARD

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There is just no feeling like it!!

There is no feeling like the feeling I get when I think about the neighbors and RDCO bullying me all these years since I started to complain about barking in Dec 2009, knowing they get off scott free because there is no law against bullying, and because there is no accountability in my lifetime!!!

Its the thing that bothers me more than the barking did.

I am the one being charged and tortured for trying to have some peace when we have laws!!!!!!

I am the one who pays with missing 8 years of my life living scared of my neighbors who egged my house, shot a ball bearing at my house, threw fireworks at my house, spread rumors about me, where I don't have a friend in the neighborhood.

Its been such a lovely 8 long years!!!

I don't see my neighbors crying.

I don't see RDCO crying!!

I don't see the RCMP crying!!

I am the one doing the crying!!!

There is just no feeling like knowing how perpetrators don't have to pay, but victims do!!!

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HEADS UP EVERYONE!!

Someone wrote this in green below to me.  They are right, heads up everyone!!!  Keep our eyes and ears peeled.

We have friends on Beau Park Road (up in the grasslands) and their road has completely washed out. Luckily there are two roads that adjoin up there so they can still get in and out. My son says that we need to keep our eyes on Whiteman Creek (up above our subdivision) and a dry riverbed called Frisbee Creek. He also mentioned a small stream that runs along our subdivision and comes out down by the pump house. Usually trickles but this year who knows? He has ridden bikes up there in the backwoods since he was 15 so knows every nook and cranny! I guess everybody needs to keep their heads up!

There was also a tree top resting on a BC Hydro power line on Firwood Road at Valley of the Sun just in from the mailboxes, that vehicles had to drive under May 1, 2018 morning on the way to court that I reported to BC Hydro.  I probably should have reported the road giving way on my way to court too, but I was going to be late if I did that.

By the way, court was adjourned for another day.  I didn't even get to speak today.  It was a full day and the only one who testified was the Fire Chief so far.  The judge told the Fire Chief, he is still under oath or something to that effect and that he is banned from talking to anyone about the case while the case is in adjournment, so if you hear the Fire Chief talking to you about the court case, you can report him to the RCMP or me.

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Westside Road caved in at Ewings Landing on May 1, 2018

The two photos below were taken about 3:47pm May 1, 2018 but below the two photos is a video from this morning at 7:16am before Westside Road caved in and you can see the cracks in the road and that its starting to go.


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Video of my drive this morning at 7:16am below.

In the video below you can see the pavement starting to go already at the s-curves at Ewings Landing on Westside Road.

 

Then when I get up farther to Killiney Beach there was a detour through the subdivision which is on the video below taken May 1, 2018 at 7:47am.

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Open Burning Ends April 30th

All open burning in the Central Okanagan must be wrapped up by the evening of Monday, April 30th.

Until then, those Central Okanagan residents with properties greater than one hectare will be allowed to burn outdoors, if they have a permit from their local fire authority and only after confirming that burning is allowed on a particular day. Farmers and large lot owners must also follow these regulations before lighting wood debris piles.

Prior to igniting any fire, eligible property owners with a valid permit must call the toll-free Outdoor Burning Hotline: 1-855-262-2876 (BURN). It will advise whether open burning is allowed that day. Both the Venting and Air Quality must be good in order for burning to occur within Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions. This information is also available each morning after 8:00 am at regionaldistrict.com/airquality.

On days when open burning is allowed, it’s recommended that debris piles be ignited after 10:00 am, when proper venting conditions are more likely to exist.

When conditions are safe, Regional District and local fire bylaws permit open burning from October 1st until nightfall April 30th. Fire chiefs may however change the dates depending on the fire hazard in their specific area.

Under the Regional District Smoke Control Bylaw, creating nuisance smoke from open burning is not allowed in the City of Kelowna, the District of Lake Country, City of West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan East and West Electoral Areas or under the bylaws of the District of Peachland. Violators could receive a fine or be charged with the cost of putting out the fire. Residents are encouraged to report anyone illegally burning on a non-burning day by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Center at 250-469-8577.

Permits are available for eligible property owners within the Central Okanagan East or the Central Okanagan West fire protection areas by calling the Regional District at 250-469-6223 (Long Distance Collect Calls are accepted) weekdays only between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. All other eligible property owners must obtain a permit from their municipal fire department. *

Regardless of property size, all Central Okanagan property owners are encouraged to use other options to dispose of their yard waste.

The bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection program is underway through the end of November. Residents are reminded to only place leaves, grass, pine needles and small prunings inside their wheeled yard waste cart with the green lid closed.

Nominal fees apply to use the year-round yard waste disposal program at the Glenmore landfill (Open seven days a week 7:30 am to 4:45 pm) and at the Westside Residential Waste Disposal Centre (Open 7:30 am to 3:50 pm Friday through Monday) on Asquith Road in West Kelowna. Please make sure all loads are covered.

There are a number of private companies offering wood chipping and grinding services or rent portable chippers. Some may also pick up yard waste for disposal.

The Regional Air Quality Program has recently introduced the Mow-Chip Rent-it Rebate program, providing up to 80% of the cost of renting mow/chip equipment or services up to a $500 maximum for those with a small volume of wood debris piles that don’t qualify for the Agricultural Wood Waste Chipping Program. Details at:
regionaldistrict.com/airquality

Most of the burning permits that are issued in the Central Okanagan are for agricultural burning, which is allowed under Provincial Right to Farm legislation. However, before starting any fire farmers must also call 1-855-262-2876 (BURN) or visit regionaldistrict.com/airquality to ensure burning is allowed. The Regional Air Quality Program is working with farmers to encourage the use of the Agricultural Chipping Program or Mow- Chip Rent-it Rebate as alternate methods of disposal.

* Fire Department Jurisdictions for Permits

Central Okanagan East or Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas
(Ellison, Joe Rich, Wilson’s Landing, North Westside residents):
Call the Regional District
(250-469-6223 weekdays only 8:00 am – 4:00 pm excluding holidays)
Note: North Westside residents may call ‘Collect’ or avoid long distance charges by using a cellular phone. They may also contact North Westside Fire/Rescue at 250-545-1195 to obtain a permit.
City of Kelowna residents contact - Kelowna Fire Department 250-469-8801
Lake Country residents contact - Lake Country Fire Department 250-766-2327
Peachland residents contact - Peachland Fire and Rescue Service 250-767-2841
West Kelowna residents contact – West Kelowna Fire Rescue 778-797-3200
All West Kelowna municipal burning permits are issued from Lakeview Station 32, 2708 Olalla Road

(April 26, 2018)

Source: RDCO's website Whats New https://www.regionaldistrict.com/whats-new.aspx

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No proof??

The RCMP keep telling me I can't prove I am being bullied.  I really can't understand why they think the 8 years of excessive barking I recorded is not good enough evidence!!!!  Or the video evidence I have of the neighbor telling me she lets her dogs bark to piss me off, and all the video evidence I have of dogs barking ain't good enough?  You can hear my vehicle leaving on the audio, and you can hear my vehicle coming home.  You can hear me talking into the recording.  You can hear the dogs barking for a long time, before I ever leave to go video record them.  You can hear everything.  But the RCMP around here are deaf, just like the neighbors!!!  The RCMP pretend the dogs don't bark even when they are here and they are barking in excess.  The audio file properties show when the audio recordings were made.  Do the RCMP think I go elsewhere to record the barking? I guess the note and finger and long horn honking from Lysholt ain't bullying?  How about the guy who jerked his arm off at me, that ain't bullying?  Or how bout all the at large dogs around here, that ain't bullying?  Why am I not believable with the 8 years of evidence I have?  It just astounds me!!!

Thats why I think the RCMP and system are corrupt!!

I am the one being charged with mischief, when it should be the other way around!!!

Proof is in the pudding.

Unless I can live with being bullied daily, I better go live on the street with protest signs instead!!!!

I think after this court case, and I am convicted, I am going to be doing a lot of protesting with signs about bullying!!!

My life will consist of not just protesting about barking dogs, but about bullying too!!!

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Just wish someone would do their job and stop the bullying before I end up dead from being bullied to death!!!

Not one person gives a flying fruck and I am not feeling very good right now with this corrupt system court case coming up May 1, 2018.  I know how corrupt the system has been in the past, and I don't suspect anything but harm to me will become of this court case on May 1, 2018, just like I have been harmed all along.  I will never be the same again because of the system and my terrorizing neighbors.  You know the neighbors all drive loud vehicles now... they are trying to make their vehicles as loud as they can to bother me.  They rev them up and drive in front of my place when they don't even live on my road.  They step on the gas and wake me up from a nap on purpose I believe.  The one neighbor reved their vehicle almost daily for two weeks.  The one day the car reved up and down for an hour.  The one vehicle from Balsam Road drives by late at night and its super loud.  I am getting smoked out and noised out!!  The people from my subdivision are terrorizing me and my dog.  I just want out of here, but I am stuck here!!!  I can't even leave my house pretty much, cause I don't have the money to go anywhere.

831 Firwood Road dog barked last night for an hour pretty steady, and I have listened to it bark sporadic all day today April 29, 2018 along with the tractor and a generator running through my closed window for the past 3 days, I am pretty much vibrating.

I am going to start barking like a dog instead of talking to people I think!!!

Talking to people does no good, but maybe barking at them will!!!

The neighbors can be proud of how they bullied me out of Valley of the Sun with their noise that would drive a normal person insane!!!  Cause I am pretty sure the judge is going to say that I am the crazy one and that I am the one that needs to leave, cause everything is so frucked up!!!

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Evacuation Order for Killiney Beach Properties

Central Okanagan - Due to slope instability, a local state of emergency has been declared to facilitate an Evacuation Order for nine properties in the Killiney Beach area within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

The properties are:

9017 Westside Road N
9035 Westside Road N
9043 Westside Road N
9051 Westside Road N
9059 Westside Road N
9067 Westside Road N
9075 Westside Road N
9083 Westside Road N
9091 Westside Road N
9107 Westside Road N
9115 Westside Road N
9123 Westside Road N

Source: RDCO email April 29, 2018

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Power was out Apr 28, 2018 and Westside Road has been affected by a slide at Estamont

Hydro Lines Down from Fintry to 23 km south of Junction with Highway 97 North (11 km). The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sun Apr 29 at 8:20 am PDT. (ID# 283366)

Source: Drive BC

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I CAN'T TRUST MY FIRE CHIEF

I feel the Fire Chief falsified a burn permit to protect a property owner and to make it look like I am making false burning complaints.

Have a look at the date written on the burn permits and the burn permit numbers.

Not all the burn permit numbers are in order of the date issued.  Compare burn permit number 3121 date with the other burn permits.  Burn permit 3121 is out of date order.

Nov 16, 2016 #2735

Nov 16, 2016 #2736

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Mar 20, 2017 #3121

I believe this burn permit was issued on Apr 3, 2017 when I called in the complaint, and not on Mar 20, 2017 as written on the permit.
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Mar 25, 2017 #2745

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Mar 27, 2017 #3115

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Mar 31, 2017 #3116

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Mar 31, 2017 #3118

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Apr 2, 2017 #3119

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Apr 3, 2017 #3120

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I believe that burn permit 3121 date was falsified to make it look like the property had a burn permit on Apr 3, 2017  because I called in this burn complaint, and the fire chief wants to protect the property owner and get me.  I feel the fact is the property never had a burn permit and was burning without a burn permit.  The Fire Chief issued this burn permit the date I reported the burning on Apr 3, 2017 and not on March 20, 2017 as is written on the burn permit.

I have more burn permits showing that the permit number order is in order for other burn permits except for burn permit 3121.

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THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST BULLYING SOMEONE TO DEATH!!!!!

These court cases are just one more way for the RCMP to bully me in retaliation for making complaints!!!

My complaints went nowhere because of the corrupt system!!!

It was a one sided investigation on all accounts!!!

The RCMP are only out to get me instead of upholding the law!!!

They call me crazy when its the neighbors and the RCMP and RDCO who are frucking crazy!!!

YOU ALL HAVE BEEN FRUCKING WITH MY HEAD AND BREAKING THE LAW BECAUSE YOU CAN!!!

YOU ARE TRYING TO KILL ME BECAUSE YOU CAN!!!!!

WHY DON'T YOU ALL BULLY ME TO DEATH!!!  EVERY LAST FRUCKING ONE OF YOU!!!

I AM SUPPOSE TO BE ABLE TO LOOK TO THE SYSTEM FOR HELP, INSTEAD HERE I AM FIGHTING THE SYSTEM

I HAVE TO FIGHT EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE TO STAY ALIVE, BECAUSE IF I GIVE UP, I WILL BE DEAD!!!

THIS IS KILLING ME, BUT NOBODY GIVES A FLYING FRUCK!!!!!

I THINK I WOULD BE DEAD IF I DIDN'T HAVE THE WEB TO HELP RELIEVE SOME OF MY FRUSTRATION!!!

ALL I CAN DO IS FIGHT THE SYSTEM, SINCE THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN MORE THAN CORRUPT

I AM GOING TO PUBLISH EVERY LAST CONVERSATION I EVER HAD WITH THE RCMP SO PEOPLE CAN SEE HOW THEY CAN BE TREATED!!!  BECAUSE IF IT CAN HAPPEN TO ME, IT CAN HAPPEN TO OTHERS!!!

ALL I CAN DO IS HOPE!!!  DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME WHEN HOPE RUNS OUT!!!

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This is what happens when I try and get my service from RDCO back

Mary Jane Drouin tells me on behalf of Brian Reardon that I can't talk about having my services back

So now the RCMP know why I can't deal with RDCO about barking, don't they.

RDCO is the biggest jerk and they are not interested!!!

The RCMP do peruse this website, so they can't say they didn't know.

The RCMP have constantly told me to mend my relationship with RDCO. 

Its time to shut the fruck up!!!!

I am not the only one that is not happy with services in the area.

I never had any service to start with.  Nothing has changed in 8 frikken years!!!

Nothing will ever change.

I am not going to continually ask RDCO for service.  It is a waste of my time.  It is obvious to me that I will never have service from RDCO because RDCO is the biggest asshole on this planet!!!

And as far as the RCMP go, they are frikken corrupt.

The RCMP made sure they didn't come out to catch a barking dog so that I could prove I was being bullied by my neighbors using their barking dogs against me for the last frucking 8 frucking years!!!

IF I AM CRAZY ITS CAUSE MY NEIGHBORS AND RCMP AND RDCO DROVE ME CRAZY!!!

THEY ARE THE TRUE CRAZY ONES!!!

FRUCK OFF LYSHOL AND THE PERSON WITH THE BLACK HOODY.  I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE UP TO!!!

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I asked the RCMP why they can't put a car in my subdivision with a dash cam going to catch the quads and dirt bikers so I don't have to do their job for them and they won't need extra manpower.

They told me cause they can't!!!  Just like my parents did when I was 5 years old!!!  No explanation, just that they can't.

The one officer told me the RCMP sat in the subdivision from 5am to 10am one morning and there was no barking.  Whoopty!! Someone probably seen the RCMP in the subdivision and phoned around, or the dogs were not barking but I suspect it is more than likely word got around, especially if he was in a marked vehicle.  He told me he sat near the house with all the security cameras.  I am pretty sure he was watching my place from where he was parked.  If he wasn't in a marked vehicle then maybe its possible the dogs were not barking that morning.  They don't bark 24/7.

And then the RCMP asked me to turn off my audio recording equipment and stop video taping the neighbors breaking bylaws.  The RCMP are asking me to let the neighbors break bylaws and bully me with their barkers.  Bullying causes suicide.  How can I let the neighbors kill me?  That is a pretty tall order.

The RCMP have some nerve coming here and telling me that!!!

And they even had the nerve to ask me if I wanted to seek mental help, and who my family doctor is on top of it all.  The last thing the officer said as he was leaving, am I sure I don't want to tell the officers who my family doctor is!!!!

Wow, just wow!!!

Yeh, as if it it was me that egged the neighbors house and threw fireworks at the neighbors house, or it was me that shot a ball bearing at the neighbors house, or it is me who lets my dog bark its head off for hours, and not the other way around.

I gave the RCMP a USB stick with video and audio on it, and they left.

Then I emailed these two links to you-tube of video of the girl that lets her dogs bark to piss me off and a link to the Fire Dept guy in the bush with his dogs, and links to this website of the at large and barking dogs.

Hopefully the RCMP will view that USB stick and see the actions of the neighbors on dash cam video.

The RDCO and RCMP have all the neighbors against me, so I want the RCMP to see what they have helped create!!!

I know the RCMP are just going to reiterate to me again, how there are no laws being broken, or how they can't do anything!!!

Just like they always do!!!

The RCMP are a never ending failure.  Look at how much time and effort they have spent out here and have accomplished nothing!!!!  They have just made things worse by siding with the bylaw breakers charging me giving the neighbors the go ahead to bully me some more.

Geez the RCMP have time to sit waiting for a dog to bark for 5 hours when dogs are not barking, but they don't have time to come out when a dog is barking for 5 hours ... in how many years!!!

THE RCMP AND RDCO LETTING SOMEONE BE BULLIED, AND HAVE EVEN JOINED IN HAVING A MEETING AND ASKING NEIGHBORS TO MAKE COMPLAINTS AGAINST ME. THIS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!!

IF THE RCMP CAN'T DO THEIR JOB, THEY NEED TO RE-EVALUATE HOW THEY CAN DO THEIR JOB BETTER!!!

I HAVE A SIMPLE SOLUTION

Obviously wasting time sitting on the side of the road for 5 hours waiting for dogs to bark was a bad idea!!!

Don't know why the RCMP and RDCO can't come out when a dog is actually barking!  It doesn't take anymore time to come out when a dog is barking, than when it is not barking.  In fact it wouldn't have taken 5 hours to not catch a dog barking, if they came out when a dog was barking for 5 hours instead, and actually caught a dog barking.  If the RCMP would have came out on the weekend when the property at Ewings Landing next door to the subdivision was being used as a race track all weekend for two weekends in a row, my licence plate wouldn't have been stolen, and I wouldn't have parked on the side of the road with my dash cam running.

As for all the quads and dirt bikes running back and forth on the road in the subdivision and the race track next door, there is no reason why the RCMP can't park a vehicle on the side of the road with a dash cam running instead of the vehicle being occupied by a bored officer.  That must have been torture for the officer to sit in his car for 5 hours like that!!

The way the RCMP are doing their job, just makes me cringe!!!  Its no wonder they have no resources they keep telling me!!!

If I ran my business like that, I surely wouldn't have any customers!!!

I hope that one day the RCMP don't find my dead body.

How would the RCMP feel if they did find my dead body, RELIEF?

I don't want to give them that satisfaction!!!

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HOW CAN I LET MY BULLIES GET AWAY WITH WHAT THEY ARE DOING?

Anyone know of a property and house I can buy for $152,800 (assessment for my house) in the North Okanagan?

If I knew I could sell and buy another property and house, I would let my bullies bully me out of my home and off my property!!!

I am not eligible for a mortgage or insurance on a house with a title notice against it!!!

I can't afford to do anything more to the house since my family is unable to help me build it anymore, they are getting too old now.

And who would want to buy a house in a neighborhood with excessive barking dogs and a dirt bike track next door?

At the moment, the only place I know I can call home is my vehicle parked by the side of the road with signs all over it.

That is my dilemma that I just can't seem to work out!!!

Do I live in my vehicle or my house?

I can't live with people because they piss me off so bad, and I need to live alone.

I certainly can't afford rent by myself!!!

And who is going to rent to someone with a large dog?

I AM CERTAINLY NOT GIVING UP MY DOG!!!!

Where can I live other than on the street in my vehicle with my dog?

If that is where I end up, I guess that is where I end up.

I certainly won't be quiet about being bullied out of my subdivision, that is for sure!!!

I will adorn my new digs with lots and lots of signs!!!

I certainly don't want to give up my home that was specifically built for me by my family and has sentimental value to me, but if it brings me some peace and quiet, I guess that is my only option is to go live in my vehicle and protest everywhere I can, maybe in front of the RCMP station and RDCO with tons of signs, because its the RCMP and RDCO who are the ones making me homeless.  It will be those who I target with my signs!!!

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WESTSIDE ROADS MOST WANTED APRIL 22, 2018


If you know this person on this red quad, the RCMP wish to speak with him.
This red quad drove by my place at Valley of the Sun a few times too many on April 22, 2018.

RCMP File 2018-8184

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IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT ON YOUR QUAD OR MINI-BIKE ON THE PUBLIC ROAD

DON'T RIDE IT ON THE PUBLIC ROAD

April 22, 2018 I parked alongside the public road in front of 7945 Alpine Road at Valley of the Sun, hoping to catch quads and dirt bikers with my dash cam.  I caught the red quad in the photo above talking to the neighbor on my dash cam, as I drove by and after I snapped the photo above.  So now the neighbors will have to either lie and say nobody was in their yard with a red quad, which I believe they did lie, and then they will have to fess up to their lie due to the proof I have, which is coming.  I love my dash cam.  It tells it all!!!

While my vehicle was parked in front of 7945 Alpine Road, someone stole my rear licence plate.

For the cost of a new licence plate at $18, the $18 is priceless, because for $18, now I have some proof of who was doing all the dirt biking all day long next to Valley of the Sun subdivision and I have video of these people all surrounding my vehicle in their dirt bike gear, waving and smiling into my dash camera and putting their thumbs up in the air as if they caught me for something.  Then they hung around on the road waiting for the RCMP to come so they can get proof I did something wrong.  The RCMP rushed to their aid after telling me there is nothing they can do about the noise of the dirt bikers driving racing around next to the subdivision as if it were a race track.  The neighbors actions surrounding my vehicle show it all.  I should have another dash cam for the rear by next weekend for these quads and dirt bikes keep driving around, so I won't be loosing another licence plate. I will either be going for a drive, or I will be parking alongside the road again, and I will catch you.  I will be investing in a rear dash camera for next time, so nobody will be stealing my licence plate again.  I wonder who the thief was!  Might have been the person who kept running over my green metal address sign post, until my address sign completely disappeared one day or it may have been someone else, I am not sure.

Dash cams are cheap, and so are licence plates at $18.  But I don't mind paying for some peace, lol. 

Paying for peace, is a lot easier than trying to get the authorities to come out to do their job.

And this way, people will actually be caught!!!

Too bad the authorities don't have an extra vehicle kicking around that they can't park on the side of the road, with a dash cam running, instead of me having to do it for them!!!

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Letter from RCMP about my several complaints


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That one sided investigation is how I am being charged by the neighbor.

Guess the RCMP are going to have another meeting about me, only this time with crown council the letter says.

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WOOD TICK IN MY HAIR OUT FINDING MORELS

Found a couple morels and this wood tick in my hair.

I was told it is the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick: known to transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Colorado Tick Fever, and is a major cause of tick paralysis.

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I don't recommend the mechanic across the road

I don't recommend the mechanic living across the road from me because I have heard a red vehicle reving there every day or every second day for 2 weeks now.  Seems to me, he is having trouble fixing his vehicle.  I have never heard so much reving and at top throttle like that in a car shop.. not for 1/2 hour at a time each time for 2 weeks.

This would be at Valley of the Dogs.

It sure is annoying, wish he would just break down and take it to a shop because obviously he is unable to fix it himself in two weeks, if he ain't working on other vehicles too but when I have looked over there, I have seen a red BMW each time except one other time I seen a brighter red car that doesn't live there.

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APRIL 14 and 15, 2018 I believe people were burning green tree limbs they just cut

The whistle blower always ends up paying with their life!

For two days on April 14 and 15, 2018 I heard chainsaws, and quads going, plus a generator next door going at the same time.  It wasn't a pleasant two days, let me put it that way.  The quad noise was constantly coming through the walls of my house, gas on, gas off, gas on, gas off.  I don't know why they needed a quad on that 1/2 acre lot constantly putting the gas on, but it sure was annoying me.

Called the Kelowna Fire Dept to report someone burning green wood on April 14, 2018.

After that I saw that the Fire Chief attended, and the fire seemed to have went out.

Then again on April 15, 2018 the fire was going again.

Called Kelowna Fire Dept April 15, 2018 and they wouldn't tell me if the people had a burn permit or anything about my complaint the previous day, due to privacy concerns she told me.

Kelowna Fire asked if I wanted to report it again, and I said no because I don't need no more charges against me, if the Fire Chief is letting them burn green or wet wood to clear their lot like he let the people across the road from him burn green wood last March, then I don't need no more charges.  So I didn't report it the second day that it went on, but I wanted to.

Here are some pictures of the fire pit after it was put out, and the people had left after the second day.

There was a lot of smoke for such a small fire pit.

 


This is the wood that was piled to the right of the fire pit.

Those limbs look wet to me, but who knows, maybe they took some limbs to the dump, but I doubt it.

Does that wood look dry to you?  They may not have been burning needles in this pile, but the wood was still wet in my opinion.

My guess is that the Fire Chief probably called it a campfire due to its size, but its obvious to me that this was an open burn the size of a campfire, trying to clean up their lot.  It burned for two days and there was a lot of smoke going out into the lungs of people and animals.

To me it was obvious they were burning wet tree limbs, or that black tree limb in the fire pit would be looking a bit different than it does, and there wouldn't have been so much smoke for 2 days.  When my lot was cleared, the trees were buried in my lot and not burned.  Wish more people would bury their wood waste if its feasible.


This is the lot that was being cleared for two days April 14 and 15, 2018, where I heard the chainsaws and quad going all day over there.  There were at least 20 trees cut down.  You can see tree stumps in the photos.  They cut the stumps quite tall I thought.

Do you think they took all those limbs from the trees to the dump?  Where do you think all the limbs went from the 20 trees that were cut?  Do you think it all went up in smoke?

There are some limbs left on the lot in a few piles, but I don't think they constitute enough tree limbs for 20 trees.  That is just what didn't get burned or taken to the dump yet, if that is where the limbs really went?

Middle of lot

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Right side of lot.  You can see the fire pit in this photo.

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Far right corner of lot.

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Left side of lot

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I am thinking of making a video that runs in fast motion, of the smoke that went on for 2 days at Valley of the Dogs from that small fire pit the size of a campfire.

I also contacted the Ministry of Environment about what is going on with the Fire Chief and RDCO Fire Manager letting people burn green and wet wood last March.   I got a return call from the Ministry saying that they don't deal with burning complaints, despite what the Ministry of Environment's website states.  I hope that is not what the Fire Chief was doing again, letting people burn green or wet wood.   I don't know what the Fire Chief did because I am not allowed to know, and I was too scared to report it the second day because of being charged by the Fire Chief for nothing from last March, only trying to get something done about the excessive smoke that is killing everyone and being charged for it through the RCMP.  You should see what the paperwork says, its all about my smoke calls, but apparently the Fire Chief is charging me personally.  Too bad I can't show you the paperwork for court.  You should come to court and see for yourself on May 1, 2018 in Vernon at 9:30am.  You can see just how the system works.  The whistle blower always ends up paying!!!!  I have accepted that!!!  It don't matter to me!!!  Whatever happens to me about speaking out about things, happens!!!  I have stopped caring about what happens to me, so it don't matter.  A trip to the nut house or jail would do me some good!!!  I would get some sleep that way!!  I am sure I could sleep for days if I got away from here!!!

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ROY AND JEAN LYSHOLT

Can you please shut your F'N dog up??

8 years of listening to your first dog bark excessively and now your second dog barking excessively just about daily is getting on my nerves, and its affecting my health!

STOP BULLYING ME WITH YOUR DOG.  YOU KNOW THE BYLAW!!!

I know you are trying to make me sick so I will move, and so that is why you leave your dog barking excessively daily?

I think you love to bully me daily!!!  You want me to get sick!!!  You get a kick out of it, don't you!!!

I am physically sick from all the bullying and you are laughing!!!

PLEASE STOP!!!

You dog barked for an hour April 16, 2018 while I protested in front of your house with my protest sign for a bit until your dog went and laid down!!!!  It doesn't bark at strangers apparently, it barks at everything else.

THE COPS ARE SO CORRUPT, THEY REFUSE TO STOP THE BULLYING!!!!

SO NOW I AM THE ONE IN TROUBLE AND I DON'T GIVE A FLYING FUICK WHAT HAPPENS TO ME OVER ALL THIS!!!!

I DON'T FUCKING CARE, LOCK ME UP... IT WOULD BE A GOOD REST FOR ME!!!!

FUCKIN BUNCH OF LUNATICS AT VALLEY OF THE DOGS!!!!

IN FACT I WANT TO BE PUT AWAY FOR GOOD!!!

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THIS IS ME. I SWEAR ALL THE TIME IN NORMAL CONVERSATION... ITS JUST WHO I AM!!!

Psychologists Explain Why You Should Be Friends With People Who Swear A Lot
Rachel-Lee Thomas, Staff Writer - July 12, 2017

Growing up, we’re usually taught to refrain from swearing because it’s inappropriate and rude. There’s definitely a bit of a social stereotype in which those who swear are seen as uneducated, but according to a recent study, potty mouths might be a lot smarter than they were once perceived.

Tons of people have the opinion that people who swear frequently only do it because they don’t have the vocabulary to express themselves intelligently, but psychologists Kristin Joy of Marist College and Timothy Jay of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts disagree with this.

According to their findings, people who use ‘taboo words’ are actually more likely to be fluent in mundane, neutral words. ‘People who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately,’ the researchers wrote. ‘The ability to make nuanced distinction indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge.’

Another study used technology to test thousands of Facebook statuses searching for people who use swear words and for words that indicate deception. The study found that those who used swear words were more likely to be honest. So basically, if you swear like a sailor you’re honest and intelligent.

Researchers say that those who swear more often are more comfortable expressing themselves and are therefore being more genuine than someone who refrains.

Other studies can back up all of these findings. For example, in criminal cases, innocent suspects are more likely to curse than a guilty one who is denying accusations, and if you swear during a testimony, you are seen as more credible.

So basically, swearing isn’t such a bad thing after all! The next time someone gets mad at you for dropping an F-bomb, just say you were being smart and honest. It’s all in the science! Check out this video to get more facts in detail.

Source: https://www.providr.com/intelligent-people-stay-late-love-swearing/?utm_source=karmmaa&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

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March 26, 2018 letter from BC Ombudsman

RDCO requires more than one citizen to make a barking complaint this letter states

what about this citizen who told the whole RDCO Board that he is my witness and to do something about the barking

An email was sent to the BC Ombudsman asking what is considered a citizen.  Can it be another person from another subdivision or does it have to be a person from my subdivision?  Can it be a visitor to my subdivision who stayed for a couple of weeks?  Who is this citizen?  Another person from another subdivision did say he was a witness and did try to complain to RDCO at their Board meeting about the barking.

Video of the neighbor telling me she lets her dogs bark to piss me off.

RCMP Constable telling me he wrote me two tickets wrong on purpose that he served me in my yard, and that his boss told him to jump my locked gate 4 times to re-serve the tickets.

RCMP jumping my locked gate making a joke of it

Me speaking at 2017 RDCO Board budget meeting about dog control

Me speaking at 2016 RDCO Board budget meeting about dog control

The neighbors were saying to the RCMP that I am always using the words "us" when I talk on here.  I guess that is cause its usually "us" me and my dog.  So I am going to start using the word "I" for the neighbors who are charging me.

I would put my name to this, but I have too many haters due to all the rumors about me, and I don't need anything more done to my house.

Would you start feeling like maybe you are crazy if everyone keeps telling you that you are, including authorities who won't do their job?

If this can happen to me, it can happen to someone else!!!  How would you feel if it was you?

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This is the North Westside Rd Fire Chiefs way of bullying me

This is the North Westside Rd Fire Chiefs way of revenge for me complaining about his barking and at large dogs and all the other barking and at large dogs.

He lets his dog off leash when he see's me coming and then waves hahahaha.  He knows that nobody in authority will do anything about my complaints, he is safe.  Nobody else here will complain.  I AM THE ONLY ONE!!!!  CAUSE THEY ALL WANT TO SEE ME LEAVE FOR COMPLAINING I CAN'T TAKE MY DOG FOR A WALK AND I HAVE TO LISTEN TO EXCESSIVE BARKING ALL THE TIME!!!  THE AUTHORITIES ARE CORRUPT, THATS WHY THERE IS NO DOG CONTROL!!!!

He don't like it when I show the community how he acts, so he got me charged. I think its in the Communities best interest to know this is happening!  If it can happen to one person in the community, it can happen to another.

He said in an email to me a few years back, "I should speak to the neighbor"... the neighbors I know are deaf including the Fire Chief told me he was partially deaf when I asked him if he would complain about the barking by other dogs, and I believe him!!!  In another email, he states he is well aware of the leash law, but what does he do but let his dog run at large in front of me when he see's me coming, cause he can without facing any consequences.

I am tired of being blamed and harassed because the neighbors like to flaunt bylaws in front of my face to bully me.

I am being charged by the RCMP for "harassing communication" by the Fire Chief.

But really, who is harassing who?

One member of the community who wishes to remain anonymous, told me that the Fire Chief told him that I may be responsible for a dog dying.  This will be brought up in court.

The North Westside Road Fire Chief asked in front of neighbors at the Nov 30, 2017 meeting, what if I swerve and hit him, as if I may try to drive over him or something, is he allowed to take pictures?

This meeting was held by the RCMP, RDCO and the neighbors in regards to notoriously famous, me!!!
RDCO CAO was at the meeting saying, "This is the way we will get her", asking neighbors to make complaints about me.

This is the conversation where the Fire Chief states that it would be tough to prove that the neighbor was burning green wood, and she could easily say that the material she was burning was dry.  When the wood was wet!!  I am the one being charged, and the neighbors get off scott free breaking bylaws all they want because truly the RDCO and the RCMP are also out for revenge on me for complaining about how they do their jobs... not very well.  Its making me physically sick!!!  The only thing I can do is report it to the people in hopes that someone, or other people, will help save me and the dogs from this torture.  I can't go to the authorities, cause they are the ones targeting me!!!  Yeh I am the whistleblower!!!  I wouldn't be blowing my horn if people would leave me alone and stop subjecting me to listen to them torture their dogs by never acknowledging their excessive barking and disturbing my peace!!  I have a dog myself, but I don't let him bark for 5 1/2 hours or 4 hours steady!!!  My dog doesn't bark every time he goes to the bathroom last thing at night and first thing in the morning either.

Here is the conversation I had with RDCO Fire Manager about the Fire Chief letting people burn green wood and the charges against me.  He states that its not an issue to do with RDCO, and that the Fire Chief is charging me with "harassing communication" personally.

Someone commented on the North Westside Road Fire Rescues Facebook page about taking small amounts of wood to the dump.  Would be prudent of the Fire Chief to mention this to people when they ask for a burn permit instead of letting people burn small amounts of green tree limbs on March 30 that were cut in Nov. the year before and laid scattered on the ground under snow all winter.

Did the North Westside Road Fire Chief tell people that several neighbors have a restraining order on me?  Because this post below is what one of his friends private messaged me a few years back when we were arguing about his barking dog on Facebook.  I had no restraining orders back then, but I do have two now.  Its called an "undertaking given to a peace officer" what I have.  Not suppose to go near these people charging me, including I am not allowed to call the North Westside Road Fire Hall.

I have one court case May 1, 2018 with the Fire Chief and one June 28, 2018 with the other neighbors who are charging me.  You know the neighbors who I complained about burning green wood and their dog running at large all the time and constantly harass me trying to plow the hill this year, taking photos of me plowing, and putting their shovels in the way of the snow plow, and backing into me while I try and back up the hill to plow, and lie about me saying things like their tires were flat all the time until their neighbor got security cameras, and the day the male was harassing me claiming I was video taping his children I was driving by when he jerked his arm off at me and I called it in thinking it must be illegal.  He told the RCMP that their kids went running into the house crying cause they thought their Dad was going to get run over, when their Dad told them to go in the house and when the kids didn't look scared at all and they were goofing off before their Dad told them to go in the house which it shows on video the day their Dad wouldn't leave me alone when I was parked on the road reporting him jerking his arm off at me as I drove by.  I thought it would be illegal, but apparently you can jerk your arm off at whoever you want.  Another one of the lies is I was taking video with my digital camera while NOT parked which got me a ticket that was eventually declared "invalid" was the authorities words in their letter.

 

People are out to get me for speaking out about being bullied, and they don't like it, cause they are bullies, so they run to the RCMP who are more than happy to take their complaints because I have complained about how the RCMP aren't doing their job several times.  BC Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said he can't comment as my allegations of criminal activity are under investigation!!!!  Good one eh!! Mr Goodale forwarded my allegations of criminal activity to the very people I complained of committing the criminal activity, having them investigate themselves.  These officers work together as a team and are buddies.  Don't you think that is a conflict of interest Ralph!!!  Too bad I couldn't investigate myself too!!!  The system needs lots of improvement in my opinion.  How many times can it be said, that the RCMP should not be investigating themselves!!!  Especially the RCMP from the same area, investigating themselves!!!!  The RCMP commit crime too.  Do you have criminals investigating themselves too Ralph?  Are you listening BC Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale?  When will things change BC Public Safety Minister Ralph??  ITS AN UNFAIR SYSTEM RALPH!!!

Can I investigate myself too Ralph?

Letter from BC Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale who is responsible for the RCMP

click letter for a larger copy

The May 1, 2018 court case is all over neighbors breaking bylaws, and me speaking out about how corrupt everything is!!!

The Fire Chief said on facebook that he is going to try and be responsible letting his dog off leash in front of me when he see's me coming lol!!!

If a person ain't allowed to fight back, then I guess I deserve jail or the nut house!!!

At this point, jail or any other sentence against me, doesn't matter to me anymore!!!

My life sucks being bullied anyway!!!

The bullying by my neighbors would stop if I was in jail or the nut house!!!

Maybe my Lichen Planus skin condition would go away then too!!!

After 8 years of being bullied almost daily, don't you think that would be enough to drive someone crazy?

The stress of being bullied by everyone including the authorities, contributes to my Lichen Planus skin condition.

If someone being hit, can't fight back to protect themselves, then I don't know!!!

I just hope that the system is fair and reasonable with me, but I don't hold out hope because of all the crap so far.

I have a reputation and my health to protect too, but nobody seems to care about me!!!

I can't run to the authorities because I have tried over and over and over and over again!!!  I have nothing left to try anymore and I have no hope left.  I have tried everything.  I have tried to do everything legal, but nothing has worked!!!

If I am being charged with posting to the web, I feel I may as well tell the whole story.

I am not the one bullying.  I wasn't the one putting up all the posters on the bulletin board and all the rural mailboxes.  I wasn't the one who egged my house on Valentines day.  I wasn't the one who threw fireworks at my house on Halloween.  I wasn't the one who shot the ball bearing at my house.

I wasn't the one in a store downtown Vernon telling people I poison dogs, that my friend told me about.

If I am crazy, my neighbors drove me crazy!!!

RDCO told me to take photos of the barking dogs, then when I did, I had 2 neighbors chase me on foot, and RDCO then told me that I caused the dogs to bark!!

Like I can really stand there for 5 1/2 hours or 4 hours or whatever taking photos or video of dogs!!!

Audio of one RCMP officer saying he wrote tickets with the wrong date on purpose and then jumped my locked gate 4 times trying to re-serve them.

Video of 2 RCMP officers making a joke jumping my locked gate trying to re-serve a ticket they purposely wrote with the wrong date.

Here is an RCMP officer laughing after he thought he hung up the phone after telling me that the RCMP have to serve me some documents trying to scare me to think I had more trouble coming.  He was meaning the tickets that the RCMP were trying to re-serve me.

Here is what the RCMP have to say about me!!!

Here is what the BC Ombudsman said about RDCO enforcing bylaws and banning me (April 20, 2016)

Here is what the BC Ombudsman says about RDCO not enforcing the dog bylaw (Feb 27, 2018)
so I swore a few times, I was frustrated, they make it such a big hairy!!!

Here is what North Westside Road Director Carson told RDCO board about an at large dog that bit his wife and dogs chasing and killing a California Big Horn Sheep

Newspaper article about 2 dead California Big Horn Sheep, one where dogs were seen chasing the sheep into Okanagan Lake.

Letter from Community Services Minister saying that more than one person is NOT required to complain about a barking dog due to the nature of the Interpretation Act section 28, and that any words in the plural form also mean the non-plural form.  The old RDCO Chief bylaw enforcement officer said to RDCO Board that more than one person is needed to complain about a barking dog, but its not true (pg 1).

RDCO dog consultant said that barking is the number one dog complaint in the RDCO

I try to talk to RDCO CAO and he refuses my mail sending it back to me with refused written on the front.  The letter states, "as per policy".  That ain't the only communication that was returned to me unopened.

Someone else tried to complain about barking, but was only a visitor to the area, so RDCO did nothing.

A love note from my neighbor, after sending them a letter trying to get their dog to be quiet.  The same neighbor who fingered me.

I seen this on the bulletin board at Upper Fintry subdivision a while back.  Someone was trying to poison dogs it looks like.  This notice was not at Valley of the Sun, and there is an easement road at Upper Fintry too.  It makes me wonder if someone else wasn't getting any dog control from RDCO that someone felt the need to poison a dog or something!!!

See all the at large dogs around here that I have run into.  I have seen 7 now in the last month, and many more over the years.

Here are some links to check out

Here is the smoke  from burning green tree limbs that I was complaining about to the North Westside Road Fire Chief which I am being charged for.
https://youtu.be/lgeI_YEFAh0

Audio of RDCO Director for North Westside Road who's wife was bit by an at large dog telling his story to RDCO Board members at their regular Board meeting
https://youtu.be/WPx7mMS1K5k

RDCO CAO refused to pick up 10 lb dog at large left to be eaten alive by coyotes, so I drove the dog to RDCO pound while RDCO CAO drove out here to do a drive through my subdivision so he could claim he didn't hear any dogs barking. He was here a whole 5 minutes and had to rush back to Kelowna to get back through the Westside Road construction road block by 12:30pm before it closed for a couple hours. The road opened at 11:30am so he had an hour from the road block to my subdivsion near Fintry park and back. No wonder he was only here for 5 minutes and drove only one round, he was worried about the road closing before he could make it back through.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWjbI87KHM

This is what the coyote killing dogs sound like at night at Valley of the Sun. They have barked steady for 4 hours in one night that one night.
https://youtu.be/4YL3Zpc4Nu4

This is the yard dog barking sporadic for 56 minutes of barking in 4 hours and 26 minutes. I took out all the space where there was no barking on this audio.
https://youtu.be/HxuQrcOjJsI

These are some of the at large dogs I have come across (6 in the last month). One dog was in my yard and I keep seeing that dog at large.
http://www.okanaganlakebc.ca/community/personal/westside_road/at_large_dogs_along_westside_road.htm

This is some of the dog shit I have picked up within a one block radius on my walk.
https://www.okanaganlakebc.ca/community/personal/westside_road/dog_shit_at_valley_of_the_sun.htm

My May 1, 2018 court date at 9:30am is for "harassing communication" with the fire chief. At first it was over the conversation at the link but then it turned into my posting on the web too I think. But here is the conversation I had with the Fire Chief that I am being charged with and video of the lady burning green tree limbs I tried to complain about to the Fire Chief, and apparently I make false fire complaints too and so that is part of the case too. The fire chief claimed he could not find the smoke when it was near his house coming down my easement road. Luckily I have security cam video of the smoke I falsely claimed.
https://youtu.be/fm1WdoO6X0A

My June 28, 2018 court date at 9:30am in Vernon is over complaining about someone burning green wood and posting it to the web (at the video link above). The people claim I am video recording their children. The RCMP went after me for this because I complain to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP about the barking and how the RCMP are not doing their job and committing criminal acts.

My old Director in 2012 RDCO Governance and Services meeting wanted revenge on me for making frivolous barking complaints. He is the one who started all this crap.

My neighbor with the yard dog fingering me
https://youtu.be/GzZYxuDALrI

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I am doing a lot of crying going back through all the evidence I have.

Its torture for me to go back through all these incidents, trying to organize everything back to 2009!

I hope that Valley of the Sun, the RDCO CAO and the RCMP are finally happy about getting me!!!

Like you really did your jobs!!!

It is very upsetting that I will be the one suffering consequences and everyone else who bullied me gets off scott free bullying me since I started complaining about barking after Christmas Day 2009 listening to one dog howling and two dogs barking almost across the road from each other all day Christmas Day.

It was very depressing sitting there Christmas day 2009 all by myself because I worry about what my neighbors are going to do to my house so I don't like to leave it, and having to listen to 3 dogs all day.  I was missing my family and feeling sorry for the neighbors 3 dogs all day, getting annoyed at all the barking.  Christmas Day 2009 was pretty stressful for me.  What is even more stressful is when I try and have something done about the barking, the authorities make fun of me how they write their dog incident reports saying the neighbors call me the crazy lady up the hill and shit like that.  They make it look like an aggressive dog is contained cause the gate is locked failing to mention its a barb wire fenced 20 acre property with a cattle gate.  There is cut barb wire on the fence I seen walking down the trail one day too.

Its a real gong show here at Valley of the Dogs, let me tell you!!!

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ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET, AT MY EXPENSE RDCO CAO?

Its fine for the neighbors to break bylaws as long as you are in charge, ain't it RDCO CAO? All because you personally want to get me!!!  You don't like someone saying what a bad job the Regional District of Central Okanagan is doing at dog control, because you are the head of dog control!!!  I have a witness of the November 30, 2016 meeting at Killiney Beach Hall where RDCO CAO Brian Reardon told my neighbors, "This is how we will get her".  Meaning me.  RDCO CAO Brian Reardon wants me so bad he had some neighbors email complaints about my property to RDCO.

April 6, 2018 dog off leash walking on Balsam Road

Instead of RDCO banning me, they should have taken an exception to their dog bylaw policy requiring more than one property to complain about a barking dog or at large dog.  Yes RDCO told me that more than one person is needed to complain about an at large dog too, and that at large dogs are not a safety issue, and that RDCO CAO Brian Reardon will only attend to issues where safety is a concern.  After 8 years of complaining, you would think RDCO would find there is an issue and that it needs to be dealt with in an appropriate manner instead of banning me trying to get me to go away.

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I would hope not!!!

If someone is being hit, and that someone hits back to protect themself, is that someone liable for assault?

I would hope not, but who knows in this screwed up system we have to live with!!!

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April 4, 2018 AT LARGE DOG IN MY YARD THAT I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT BEFORE AND SO HAVE NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD FIRE RESCUE REPORTED THIS DOG BEFORE

I can't even be in my own yard with my dog and I have other peoples dogs coming into my yard.

I was outside with my dog on leash in my own yard, when this at large dog with no owner came into my yard.

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April 3, 2018 second time someone's pitbull chased my vehicle in the last two times I went out.

This is just one of the reason's why I can't walk my dog in the subdivision.  I can't even walk my dog in my easement road.  I can't even leave my property without something happening that I want to report and can't because the authorities are corrupt!!!  The people who own this dog are the same people charging me with criminal harassment and mischief through the corrupt RCMP!!!

This incident was on April 3, 2018 and the last incident was on April 1, 2018

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April 3, 2018 another dog owner walking his blue heeler dog off leash like usual

He is not paying attention to his dog at all.

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March 23, 2018 a black dog with white paws was walking down Balsam Road toward Alpine Road off leash, with someone that doesn't own the dog walking far behind the dog.

This would be 911 Firwood Roads dog who I have repeatedly complained about being at large.

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March 11, 2018 two dogs being walked off leash on Balsam Road at Valley of the Dogs

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March 3, 2018 at large dog on Firwood Road

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NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD FIRE CHIEF IS LETTING PEOPLE BURN GREEN WOOD AND HAVING SOMEONE CHARGED BY THE RCMP OVER IT!!!

And apparently the Fire Chief is charging me personally and that it doesn't have anything to do with RDCO, I am told by Ross the Fire Manager at RDCO.

I am charged with "Harassing Communication" over phone calls I made to the North Westside Road Fire Chief about the neighbor burning green wood on March 30, 2017.  The court case for this is scheduled for May 1, 2018 at 9:30am in Vernon BC if you are interested in attending.  Come watch the corrupt system terrorize me some more!!!  Come watch me cry and get sent to the looney bin!!!  That is what they want, and that is probably what they will get because the system is corrupt!!!

This is a photo taken March 21, 2018 of the green tree limbs that the neighbor was trying to burn on March 30, 2017 creating huge smoke that I watched for 9 minutes from down the road a ways, before I drove up and took a photo and then drove down the easement.  You can see in the photo that the green tree limbs that were cut in Nov 2016 were still green on March 21, 2017 and March 22, 2017 when the photos below were taken.

March 21, 2017

Yeh, that is the crack in the windshield I was fined for.

 

March 22, 2017

 

The trees across the road from the green wood burner, were cut approx. Nov 13, 2016

The green tree limbs being burned March 30, 2017 were also cut approx. Nov 13, 2016 and laid on the ground scattered under the snow all winter.  They certainly were not dry.

 

There were orange pile-ons around the easement road that day of Nov 13, 2016

Good thing for dash cams and digital cameras eh!!!
There is that crack in the windshield again, that the RCMP ticketed me for.

This is the conversation where the Fire Chief states that it would be tough to prove that the neighbor was burning green wood, and she could easily say that the material she was burning was dry.  Yes she could say that for sure, but if the Fire Chief wasn't blind, he may say that he seen the green tree limbs she was burning and that she shouldn't burn it, and that its free to take to the dump, but he didn't.  Does the material in the photo of the green tree limbs taken March 21, 2017 look dry to you?  How could the Fire Chief not see that the tree limbs were green?  Does he need glasses or is he not only deaf, he is blind too.  Yeh a while back when I asked him if he would help me complain about the barking, he told me he was partly deaf.  I guess you can be partly blind and deaf and still be a Fire Chief.  I have lots of dash cam video of this green wood because I drove by it all the time.  How can the Fire Chief not know the tree limbs were green, especially when he lives right across the road from this pile of wet tree limbs that was obviously cut down in November 2016!!!  Was he oblivious to when the trees were cut, I would think not.  He must have seen the excessive smoke after I immediately reported the smoke when I seen it.  I feel the Fire Chief is just being ignorant with me over complaining about his dog at large and barking, and he is joining in with other barking dog owner neighbors trying to get me in trouble so I will move, when I can't move.  Nobody wants to be caught breaking bylaws and so they are against me and want to get me into trouble any way then can.

I feel that some people in charge of the area are more than just ignorant, they are down right corrupt!!!

Its all over several neighbors breaking bylaws as to why I am being charged, not only with this case mentioned above but I have another case with the person who was burning the green wood where I am charged with "criminal harassment" and mischief!!!  She told the RCMP that she was having a small campfire.  She told the RCMP that she had a burning permit and she was allowed to burn the wood.  The RCMP arrested me at the court house when I appeared to have my fine reduced for forgetting to renew my drivers licence that the RCMP hung around Westside Road and stalked me to issue the ticket.  I didn't know I had a warrant out for my arrest and I never did see the warrant that I know of.  I would like a copy of that warrant, but since the RCMP have me under investigation, I am not allowed the information through Freedom of Information.  The neighbors who are charging me through the RCMP are claiming I video taped their children and posted it on you-tube.  Yes I video recorded the smoke and posted the video of it to You-Tube, and apparently it wasn't against You-Tubes community standards I found out after someone complained to You-tube about the video, so I kept the video up.  I keep complaining about barking, at large dogs and smoke, because the authorities are not doing their job.  I have to complain and complain and complain and complain until something is done, which is never.  With the barking, I have been complaining for 8 years now, and I will never give up, because I am not a looser.  Its the poor dogs who are loosing out and me too with my health (Lichen Planus).

And its not just the Fire Chief out to get me, but RDCO CAO Brian Reardon is also out to get me!!!  He said so at the meeting he had with neighbors and the RCMP at Killiney Beach Hall about me on Nov 30, 2016.  My sister told me that RDCO CAO Brian Reardon said at the Nov 30, 2016 meeting, "This is how we will get her" and that will be brought up in court as well.  My sister is coming to court to be a witness!!!  RDCO CAO Brian Reardon received 6 emails from neighbors complaining about my property in the days following that Nov 30, 2016 meeting.

The people doing this to me are corrupt!!!  I just hope that the justice system works this time!!!  Its so frikken scary because I know just how corrupt court has been with me in the past when I tried to take the neighbors and RDCO to court over the barking.  I lost both settlement conferences.  No more settlement conferences for me I tell ya!!!  I don't recommend them.  That is definitely where corruption can happen.  Its not recorded and you can't use what is said in the settlement conference at trial.

Just because I tell the community what is going on, I am to blame, and the bylaw breakers get off scott free and get to laugh at me for the trouble they got me into???  I sure hope not!!!  But my belief is that I am deep shit.  You are not permitted to fight back the system.  If you do, the all mighty powerful system will be out to get you and you will go down in history!!!

If I am charged with anything, I will never speak another word to anyone in my life time so I can never be charged again.  I will have my lips stitched together so I can't speak, and I will glue my hands together so I can't type.  If I am charged and suffer consequences over all this, it will literally kill me.  Being able to tell my story has helped to keep me from going crazier than I already am!!!  I don't know what will happen to me when I stop speaking and typing and I have no way to vent and help my depression and disappointment in my life.  I feel like the web has helped me to vent and has honestly helped to clear my name with some people anyway.  There are all kinds of rumors going around about me how bad I am.  Nobody likes me.  You know how depressing that is, just because you want to live a normal life without being smoked out and barked out and can't even walk my dog without fear of other dogs at large getting into a fight with my dog and my dog being put down cause he is part pitbull.

8 years of this has really taken its toll on me, I can surely say that!!!  Its a ridiculous system!!!  Explaining things on the web, has only helped me feel better. I have nobody to tell my story to, except my dog.  Nobody wants to listen to me complain.

There are no bullying laws for me.  There really is no justice for me.  Come and watch me go down May 1, 2018 at Vernon Court house at 9:30am.  Come watch my spirit and soul die.  Come and watch me cry and die inside!!!

I post about this stuff, because I think it is of community concern.  I also feel these court cases I am being charged with are of community concern, so please come and see for yourself how the criminal justice system works.

Nobody ever gets charged with bullying. I am considered the bully!!!  My dog can be choking on smoke, but I am the bully!!!

In my opinion, I am living a nightmare, but this nightmare is real.

Photo of my Lichen Planus taken April 2, 2018

I am also scared of what my Lichen Planus is doing from all the stress.  I have read that it can come back with a vengeance although I think I have already had the "come back with a vengeance" once, I hope it will NOT come back a second time with a vengeance.

When I was young, I broke out in spots that were not itchy, and the doctor at that time diagnosed me as having a virus.  I wonder if it was lichen planus back then too.

This is my thumb on March 27, 2018

I believe this is also a Lichen Planus spot on my thumb because its itchy too.  There is one on my finger too.

This is my finger with Lichen Planus on March 26, 2018

I have to wait 4 weeks for the results of this second biopsy.  I already had one biopsy and was diagnosed with Lichen Planus back in 2011, but he wants to check out this spot on my leg and see if its still lichen planus or something else.  I think its lichen planus because its itchy.  I am putting real Aloe Vera, Vitamin A and Vitamin E liquid on it and I am taking vitamin C supplement orally, maybe that will help it.

My Lichen Planus legs on Feb 13, 2012

For more information about being smoked out, check out this page.

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DOG LOST AT VALLEY OF THE SUN

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Read this in regards to the Justice System

EXACTLY!!!  There are people who don't get justice!  How is that Justice??  The Ministry should be called the Ministry of Injustice!!!

I feel I am going to have my own story like the stories mentioned at the link below, all because of the corrupt system!!!  It scares the hell out of me because I have tried it before!!!

When I tried to take RDCO to small claims court, I was told by a settlement conference judge, that sometimes life ain't fair!!!  That was the judges words when I tried to get an explanation because I didn't understand!!!  Unreal eh!!!  I think she didn't have an explanation and that is why I didn't understand.  I think the judge was corrupt.

I tried to take the neighbors to court and the settlement conference judge talked about how he had to wear special clothing, but that we could wear what we wanted to wear.  He talked about clothing for a half hour and didn't listen to any of the audio of the barking that I brought.  You are not allowed to record the settlement conference and you are not allowed to use anything said in the settlement conference in your case.  My witness couldn't come into the settlement conference with me if I wanted them as a witness.  I was alone in there with many people against me, including the judge.  I know just how corrupt the system is!!!

I tried to use small claims twice!!!  I tried to claim that I am stressed out from my neighbors bullying me and that the barking and bullying by my neighbors was causing my lichen planus to flare up.  The judge decided my two doctors letters saying that the barking may be causing my lichen planus to flare up, were garbage and that he knew better than my doctors (cause he is obviously a surgeon and knows better than my two doctors).

THE SYSTEM IS MORE THAN JUST CORRUPT!!!  THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE EVEN ADMITS IT!!!

In all four stories, the outcomes are far from ideal. They put people at risk, break apart families and communities, reduce victims’ and the public’s confidence in the justice system, and cost more money without increasing public safety. They also hinder prosperity and perpetuate cycles of poverty, violence, and victimization.

Source: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/tcjs-tsjp/stories-recits.html

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HEY ASSHOL's, my next plan of action is putting up posters all over town with a link to audio of your dog barking.

You will not get away with what you have done to me for the past 8 years.

I am going to make sure of it !!!

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THIS YEARS DOG BUDGET 2018

I see RDCO Board paying lip service to the dog control budget again this year. Dog Controls budget is 1.3 million again this year. The CAO administrator of Dog Control is not serious about making dog owners pay to enforce the dog bylaws, its taxpayers who don't even own dogs who are paying for this service. This dog control budget shows the cost going up for the next 5 years. It does not show that taxpayers are paying less for dog control like RDCO Board have been asking for the last how many years now CAO of Dog Control? Think a change in Chief of Administration is due, so that next years dog budget reflects what Directors and taxpayers are have been asking for forever. No more lip service please!!! I want to see some action. Bad dog owners should pay for what they cost!!

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How Valley of the Sun has changed my life

I use to be outgoing and friendly towards people, now I don't want to meet anyone.

I use to trust people, now I don't trust anyone.

I use to trust the system, but as I grew up, and especially these last few years, I started to believe there were more mean and nasty people than what I knew what to do with.

The system is a scam, in my opinion.

The system has you believing one thing, but when it comes down to it, its completely the opposite.

I am so depressed about the system.

I get a half assed system.

I have a lawyer who will defend me.

But I can't seem to find a lawyer to take the system and neighbors to task for me, due to my limited funding.

The RCMP, RDCO and neighbors have me where they want me and where they have all this power over me.

If I could afford to take these people to task for ruining my life the last 8 years, I certainly would!!!

I am so disappointed in this life, that so many people are bullies, and especially that so many people join in to help do the bullying, either that or don't speak up about it and stay silent.

Nobody gives a shit about anyone else or the animals here it seems.

Neighbors are smoking me out burning green tree limbs, calling it a small campfire.  My dog gags from smoke.  He needs pills to stop gagging which I have mentioned, but that don't matter, they want to kill my dog and prove to me who is boss of the subdivision.  They want me to know that nobody respects me and that maybe I should move so they can do whatever they want like run snowmobiles, golf carts, quads, dirt bikes, and mini bikes up and down the road uninsured.  Or leave their dogs running at large and shitting at the end of my easement road daily, and barking in excess of RDCO's responsible dog ownership bylaw #1343.

But nobody cares about the health hazard the excessive smoke creates, or the noise of these recreational vehicles when you are trying to have an afternoon nap.  The one neighbor is always reving the shit out of his vehicles he works on.  I think he thinks he is a vehicle repairman or something.

I don't go outside anymore, unless I have to.

I surely don't enjoy my property.

Many times when I leave my property, something bad happens.

I don't want to leave my house anymore.

I cry daily, because I am bullied daily especially by the yard dog property for 8 years now.  They are on their 2nd yard dog now.

I can't seem to get anything done, because I am constantly working on trying to get the barking to stop!!!  I can't seem to concentrate on anything else.

My dishes sit in the sink until they stink.  Its hard for me to do dishes because I end up crying every time thinking about everything.

My house is a mess.

I am re-traumatized trying to organize my court case files.

My neighbors keep letting their dogs bark, and I keep posting the barking taking time away from getting my stuff ready for the BC Human Rights Tribunal against RDCO.

I feel incapacitated by the bullying.  I sit at my computer all day working hard.  And I mean I spend almost every minute working on this.  I may have watched a few one hour shows in the past 3 months and that is about it.  Every minute is spent fighting.

I don't go on facebook or watch tv anymore, and I never go out to do anything, including doing stuff in my yard.

I turn down friends invitations because I don't want to leave my home alone to be damaged, in case the neighbors try egging my home, or shooting a ball bearing or throwing fireworks at it again.  I have even heard a bullet whiz by me when I was up the mine road one day trying to scare me away from their property, when I wasn't even near their property, and I was only collecting some sticks to make a trellis with.

I am constantly writing letters and making phone calls trying to get help.

I stay up all night sometimes.  I get exhausted lots, and I take naps.

I wake up crying and angry unable to sleep, and start fighting again.

Some days are really hard to get through.

What really makes me cry, is that my neighbors have gotten away with this for over 8 years and they will pay nothing and get away with it, but I pay with my life for the past 8 years, and I am the one with all the fines and charges.

I have made 140 phone calls to the RCMP just about the one neighbor who is charging me, when its them harassing me, but I am the one being charged.  Every time I plow my easement, the neighbors are video recording me.  They put their shovels in the way of the plow, and make up stories about me to get me charged.

I believe I am still getting Lichen Planus flare ups from the stress.  I had to go to the doctor March 20, 2018 and get another biopsy taken to test and see why this spot on my leg won't go away.  It has been constantly itchy for the past few years now, and its only getting bigger.

Photo of my biopsy stitch on March 22, 2018

I received one stitch from the biopsy on my leg.


Here is a closer look at the stitch.  There is a lichen planus spot just below the stitch bottom right side of the photo.  The spot where the stitch is was overwhelmingly itchy all the time and I was constantly putting Clobetasol on it, which is a prescription from my doctor who specializes in skin.

The same spot back in June 2016

What causes lichen planus?
Lichen planus is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease, in which inflammatory cells attack an unknown protein within skin and mucosal keratinocytes.

Contributing factors to lichen planus may include:

Genetic predisposition
Physical and emotional stress
Injury to the skin; lichen planus often appears where the skin has been scratched—isomorphic response (koebnerisation)

source: https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/lichen-planus/

The same spot March 9, 2018

The spot has wickham's striae, looking white like that.


I also have a small lichen planus spot on my thumb with wickham's striae at the moment.

I am having hip and back pain from sitting all the time and not getting out and sitting in my house at my computer all day recording barking and fighting for my right to have some peace.

I have made complaints to the BC Ombudsman, the RCMP, the Ministers, the Premier, my MLA and MP, Conservation, RDCO dog control, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.  I have tried just about everything.  Some of these processes either haven't started yet, or are in the middle of the process.  I have to have faith that the system will eventually work after over 8 years of being bullied.

I believe my health problems stem from my neighbors, RDCO and the RCMP stressing me out.  Below is a photo of my legs full of Lichen Planus back in 2012.  I was on heavy medications at that time like Acitretin, Prednisone, Methotrexate, and Kenalog.  The doctor told me that I couldn't stay on Prednisone and I had to try another medication, and so I was put on Kenalog shots which put a temporary dent in my butt.  Luckily the dent wasn't permanent.

The American Academy of Dermatology website states that stress can make Lichen Planus worse.

My 2 skin doctors state that stress can make Lichen Planus worse.  Skin specialist doctor letter and Dermatologist letter.

Nobody but me cares about the stress my neighbors, RDCO and the RCMP put me under.  Nobody will help me.

People stare at me, and everybody goes quiet, and dogs bark, if they were not already barking when I go outside.

I am basically stuck listening to the barking and other noise because living 45 minutes from town, I can't afford the fuel to be able to get to town and away, plus nobody in authority will do anything about the barking and bullying.

The RCMP and bylaws have very little time on their hands chasing after me instead of the bylaw breakers.  Enough time that the RCMP, RDCO, and neighbors even had an evening meeting about my mental health trying to get a criminal conviction on me in Nov 2016.  I can hardly wait for court!!!  You should have heard them talking at that meeting.  It was hilarious how some of the neighbors were making up stories about me trying to get criminal charges laid against me, one neighbor even saying that she was poisoned, and she almost died, making it sound like I poisoned her.  She said, "she is a poisoner", meaning me.  One neighbor said that I blew an air horn from 3am to 6am the morning of the meeting, but there was no air horn honking on the audio recorded that morning. Another said that I complained to bylaws about her greenhouse, but that was also a lie as you can see below in the two letters.


click letter for a larger copy

We double checked just to make sure because of Mary Jane Drouin's attitude calling Sharon names again, that she is a nuisance to her community.

click letter for a larger copy

what all the neighbors, and RCMP said about a certain someone at Nov 30, 2016 meeting at the local community hall, they are bullying with barking

The neighbors did a good job of getting me arrested over their constant barking dogs.  I am charged with "Criminal Harassment" and "Mischief" by the one neighbor who was the one harassing me, and "Harassing Communication" with another neighbor over Fire Dept calls I made.  It truly is all over these dogs barking and running at large, and my neighbors smoking my dog out trying to kill my dog to get me to move, so they can break bylaws without getting caught because I report them.  I would love to take my dog for a walk without worrying about at large dogs.  I would love to be able to garden without being bombarded by barking.

I am thinking of pleading guilty to get this nightmare over with, and so I don't have to talk to the judge in front of my intimidating neighbors who are out to get me.  It would be a holiday if I were to go to jail instead.  It would get me away from the barking in a free room.  I wouldn't mind getting away from all the barking and the bullying.  I am tired of being bullied by the neighbors, the RCMP, and RDCO, and I actually look forward to going to jail, even if I am not guilty!! 

But like everything else it seems, it takes an enormous amount of time, seemingly forever for anything to happen, including that one yard dog (actually they are on their second yard dog now) to stop barking all day every 5 to 10 minutes for 2 to 4 or 5 minutes, and sometimes it barks for 20 minutes like on March 21, 2018.

Listen to the barking here, its excessive and can go on for hours.

Of course I am not believable, but the neighbors are???  No the neighbors dogs don't bark for over 3 hours hours do they!!!  The one complaining about the barking is crazy and she is making a bunch of noise about it and bothering everyone at Valley of the Sun, so everyone at Valley of the Sun get her to move by letting your dogs bark and lets drive her crazy!!!  Lets get a criminal conviction on her they basically said at the meeting in Nov 2016.

This year I won't be having a garden.  I am tried of being bullied and barked out of my yard. May as well just live couped up inside my house cause its the only thing I can do to get away from the bullying and the barking by my neighbors.  Although I can still hear that barking by the yard dog on Firwood Road through the walls of my house with all the doors and windows closed, it can be drowned out.  I just wish I could get a bit more fresh air and not feel so stalked by my neighbors who are out to get me.

Everyday I listen to the yard dog on Firwood Road barking every 5 - 10 minutes all day long.  I am stuck here, and I can't get away from it.  The neighbors all know what they are doing, trying to get me to move.  There was even a poster on the bulletin board telling me to move.  There have been several posters on the bulletin board and on mailboxes, all the way from Valley of the Sun to Little Kingdom grocery store the one time.

It has been more than distressing that my neighbors are getting away with not letting me enjoy my property and bullying me every day, and never being fined or charged like I am!!!

I am surprised I am still alive, seeing as how my neighbors want me gone so bad

There are many people who die from being bullied, and I truly am afraid for my life.

Despite the fact that I don't want to eventually succumb to the bullying, maybe I will eventually feel I need to take that route!!

Premier Christy Clark said she was against bullying, but yet did dick to help anyone, unless they were bullied at work.  Bullying doesn't just happen at work CRUSTY!!!

My neighbors, RCMP and the RDCO are putting my life at risk by doing nothing about the bullying, in fact, I truly believe they are out to get me, and trying to get me to feel suicidal so that I am sent to the mental health ward where I can be assessed and locked up.  That is what they truly want!!!  They want me out of their lives so they can break bylaws and continue to harass me with their barkers and smoke.

But I am not giving them their satisfaction, and so the bullying continues daily.

For how much longer this is going to take to stop it, I am not sure.  I just know I can't give up.

And I need help to stop the bullying, please.  I don't want to eventually become a bullying statistic!!!

My hope is that people will step up and help me.  Or that these court cases coming up will eventually stop the bullying. But I don't have much faith in the system, because I know its so screwed up, and that is why I am having so much trouble thus far.  So far all the system has done is let the bullying continue even after notifying the authorities.  I shouldn't have had to live being bullied all these 8 years.  My government is so screwed up that they don't care if someone dies from being bullied, in fact the government jumps right in and joins the bullies.  That is what has happened to me.  My local government RDCO was at the meeting with my neighbors and RCMP asking my neighbors to make complaints about me.  My sister who was at the meeting told me that RDCO CAO's words were, "This is how we will get her".

Nothing I say or do has helped me so far, and I can't seem to help myself, I need help.

I have been trying to help myself for 8 years now, but its not working!!!

These people are out to get me for making complaints about them.

I won't give up fighting for my life.

But please help me if you can!!!

I am tired and depressed.  I want to be able to enjoy life, not suffer through life.

On a Facebook page set up in tribute to her daughter, Parsons' mother blamed the four boys who allegedly raped and released images of her, the subsequent constant "bullying and messaging and harassment," and the failure of the Canadian justice system, for her daughter's decision to commit suicide.[72]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicides_that_have_been_attributed_to_bullying

 

It torments her that she doesn’t know exactly what happened, and that Hamed might have been saved in the hour before his death. She says the coroner’s office told her 30 calls were placed to 911 between 7 and 8 p.m. on March 11, concerning a boy with a backpack on the Pattullo Bridge. (The Coroner’s Service won’t confirm or deny that a staffer told her about 911 calls.) Was there confusion over which city’s emergency services should respond? Both the Surrey RCMP and the New Westminster Police Department say there is no such thing as a jurisdictional line during bridge-jumping incidents. “We roll vehicles immediately,” says Roger Morrow, a spokesman for the Surrey RCMP. “If that really happened, it’s unfortunate and really sad.”

Source: http://vanmag.com/uncategorized/fatal-bridges/

 

“That’s the toughest thing that we need to recognize is bullying, and children committing suicide because they’ve been bullied, is entirely preventable,” she said.

Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/After+Amanda+Todd+death+Christy+Clark+says+laws+needed+combat/7384108/story.html

 

What it comes down to is, I am being bullied out of my subdivision, so that the neighbors can break bylaws without anyone complaining, because there is no enforcement here 45 minutes from town.  My government and RCMP have ruined my life for the past 8 years now.  Please help me, and don't let them get away with this.

Please call RDCO Chief Administrative Officer Brian Reardon who is in charge of RDCO dog control at 250-801-3494 or 250-763-4918.  He is the top dog of all of this crap!!!

AND LYSHOLT's YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!  YOUR POOR ANXIOUS DOG, HONESTLY!!!  STRESS KILLS!!!

Sure wish I could take my dog for a walk off leash in the subdivision like everyone else does including Fintry Junk whenever they go for a walk.

I think what may help, is if I start to get out more with my dash cam!!!

posted: March 18, 2018 and additions have been added to this since

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Letter: Throw all politicians out
Mar. 9, 2018 - Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna letter-writer says he doesn’t trust anyone

To the editor:

I am reading the news, I am watching the news and I am listening to the news. I also read most letters to the editors and I also check You Tube for articles that are of interest. I have to say, I’m not impressed with the mainstream media at all and I get the impression that they all have to kiss somebody somewhere. If I want to see what is really happening, I go to Conservative Network, Steeper33, Voice America and The Rebel.

Watching the Conservative Network shows me why nothing of importance comes out of Ottawa.

Listening to all the pleasantries of how they address each other is sickening, knowing how much each of them is making. On top of that, they have to have a guy that has to call order in the room.

I suggest to get rid of them, the sooner the better and put some people in there that know what they are doing. And that is just Ottawa.

Provincially it is not any better. When I read all the stuff that is going on between Alberta and B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, all I can say is Kindergarten go home. We should get rid of all the parties and put people into the government that care for Canada and Canadians and not for their party and their pockets.

Roger von Dach, Kelowna

Source: https://www.kelownacapnews.com/opinion/letter-throw-all-politicians-out/

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The system is criminal !!!!!

My local government and RCMP are useless tits!!!!

People from Valley of the Sun are bullies.

My government lets the people at Valley of the Sun get away with being bullies by letting dog owners let their dogs bark in excess of the dog bylaw!!!

Its easy to bully someone when your government is a useless tit and the government wants to get rid of you for complaining about your government!!!

The judicial system seems to be no better that a judge had to say, sometimes life ain't fair!!!

The entire system is corrupt!

I am tired of being bullied and I am tired of the corrupt system that is not working.

The system has to change because the system is criminal in itself!!!

Its time to start protesting!!!  Its getting warmer out!!!

Did anyone notice the paint on the curb at the south side of Westshore Estates?

The paint says the System Sucks or something to that effect.

No we didn't write that, someone else did!!!

But we need more of those signs!!!

Its not just dog owners who are a problem, its the corrupt system that protects those dog owners who's dogs can bark for hours, and then tries to charge you for doing nothing wrong.

Yeh we took photos of the smoke that chokes us!!!  I guess that is criminal to take photos.  I should chuck my camera away eh!!!

Its a corrupt system when someone is able to video record a dog owner telling them that they let their dogs bark to piss you off, and their dogs bark for hours, and the RCMP and government do nothing!!

The entire system needs more than just tweaking!!!

Its time to get out on the road and start protesting with signs, because that is all a person has left to be able to complain.  The BC Ombudsman ruled that RDCO's policy of requiring more than one property complain about a barking dog is fair!!!  If that is what my government wants, that is what my government is going to get!!!  MAYBE SOME PUBLICITY WILL WORK!!!!

NO MORE COMPLAINING TO THE POWERS THAT BE, BECAUSE THAT AIN'T WORKING.  ITS TIME TO PUBLICLY PROTEST!!!

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Do people in Lake Country hear the barking dogs across Okanagan Lake near Fintry? If you get tired of listening to all the barking, can you please say something to the RDCO about it? I live in Valley of the Sun, and RDCO refuses to do anything about the barking here. The BC Ombudsman has ruled that RDCO's policy requiring more than one property to complain about a barking dog is fair, so I am asking for your help. Please call RDCO dog control at 250-469-6284 if the barking is getting to you like it has with me for the last 8 years. I am hoping someone cares about the well being of these stressed out dogs who's barking is never acknowledged by their owners!! Please yelp!!! Arf arf!!

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Narrow curve on Westside Road to be widened
Kelowna Daily Courier Staff Jan 7, 2018

A particularly dangerous section of notorious Westside Road will be widened and made safer this year.

A sharp and narrow curve in a 1.4-kilometre-long section between Muir Road and the La Casa neighbourhood is to be smoothed out by expanding the right-of-way into Fintry Provincial Park.

Directors of the Central Okanagan regional district are expected this week to approve plans to transfer almost an acre of parkland to the Ministry of Transportation for the road-widening project.

“The .32 ha removal of lands from Fintry provincial park will facilitate improvements to public safety along Westside Road, eliminating dangerous curves and rock outcrops, and improving visibility and sightlines,” reads part of a regional district report.

Government policy is not to remove land from parks unless there is “overarching evidence” it is in the best interest and safety of the public, the report states.

Between 2003 and 2013, there were 504 vehicle collisions along Westside Road, between Highway 97 in West Kelowna and Barcelona Drive in the North Westside area, according to ICBC. Almost 200 of these crashes involved fatalities or injuries.


In a poll of its members conducted by the BC Automobile Association, Westside Road, with its narrow width, sharp curves and steep drop-offs to Okanagan Lake, has twice been rated as the province’s most dangerous road.

The former Liberal government pledged to spend $45 million over five years to make the road safer

Source: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_a88e9fc2-f438-11e7-8979-cbedad42fa5f.html

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Besetting is a criminal offence.

Every time I plow, people from a certain address on Alpine Road are video recording me from their windows and bothering me plowing with their shovels sitting in the snow pile where I plow snow to.  The lady from Alpine was outside telling me not to plow into her shovel when I was plowing and trying to avoid her shovel, and she proceeded to leave her shovel there for days, and add a second shovel after telling me not to plow her shovel the first day.


One shovel in the way.


Two shovels in the way 8 days later.

The one shovel was still there after 8 days, and another shovel was added by the 8th day, before I finally moved two after the 8th day, so I could plow snow into the snow pile on the road allowance.

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GREAT NEWS

Found out the charges laid by the RCMP through the Fishers has been dropped!!!

The charges should be against the Fishers instead.

We are going to see if we can have charges laid against the Fishers for lying to the RCMP.

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UPDATE: We soon found out that not all the charges were dropped, sadly.

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North Westside residents remain disenchanted
Vernon Morning Star - Barry Gerding - Dec. 17, 2017

Survey results hint at dissatisfaction with rural area services, costs

The path to incorporation for North Westside residents continues to make more sense to Wayne Carson.

Carson, the Regional District of Central Okanagan board area director for the rural community, is pointing to results from a recent survey that reflect a 60 per cent dissatisfied rate with the services and costs as delivered by the regional district.

Carson said residents are upset about rising water utility costs, Killiney Beach being closed and two of the three area public boat launches unable to open this past summer due to flooding while the regional district awaits provincial mitigation funding assistance, and insufficient funding for parks.

He said its geographic location tends to createa greater connection to services from North Okanagan communities.

“I’ve been talking about this for the last three years now, about the dissatisfaction with representation from the regional district, but nobody wants to listen, nobody wants to hear that, but this is about stakeholder voting rights,” he said.

“And the survey shows that our residents are not happy with the current situation.”

RDCO chief administrative officer Brian Reardon is expected to provide a staff response to the regional board about the survey findings, said Bruce Smith, communications director for the RDCO.

“It didn’t come up at the December meeting so the next opportunity would be at the board meetings on Jan. 11 or Jan. 22,” Smith said.

Carson has long been advocating for self-government for North Westside residents, asking for a self-governance study to be done on the feasibility of that idea.

In 2016, then community development minister Peter Fassbender rejected the governance study request, saying the size of the Killiney Beach community and the lack of similar requests from other communities within the electoral area dictated the study would not be appropriate.

Related: North Westside director slams provincial ministry

At the time, Carson argued the North Westside municipality bid was not just about Killiney Beach residents, but the entire electoral area from LaCasa to Westshore.

With a population base of about 1,500 residents, Carson says becoming a municipality would place it in the middle of the population rankings for the 165 incorporated municipalities across the province.

He said past incorporation of communities in the Okanagan such as Lake Country and West Kelowna revealed that road upkeep and maintenance are one of the key financial issues for any new civic jurisdiction.

“Westside Road falls under provincial jurisdiction so that wouldn’t be our concern but our area has about 32 kilometres of roads out there,” he said.

North Westside remains a rural area, Carson says, that is largely disassociated from both the Central Okanagan urban centre and North Okanagan Regional District, but relies on services from both.

“We are far out from Kelowna on one side, and on the other side we rely on police services from Armstrong, the conservation officer comes from Vernon, the ambulance takes people to the Vernon hospital and more than 200 kids here are enrolled in the North Okanagan school system,” Carson said.

“When you drive into Kelowna on Westside Road in the morning there is a steady stream of regional district vehicles headed in the opposite direction. How cost effective is that?

“We have a lot more in common with Vernon than we do with Kelowna, yet Kelowna board directors are making decisions on our behalf. We haven’t even had our own MLA since Christy Clark resigned after the last provincial election.”

Carson said parents of incoming students to the school system living in North Westside are now being instructed to enrol their kids in West Kelowna schools, which he says is the last straw for many people opting to move closer to Kelowna or Vernon.

“I believe if you held a referendum tomorrow, there are three choices. Stay with the regional district as a rural area, incorporate and stay with regional district, or incorporate and join the Regional District of North Okanagan.”

Source: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/north-westside-residents-remain-disenchanted/

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AFTER HOURS DOG CONTROL NUMBER IS NOT PUBLIC

But it is now!!!

FYI RDCO has an after hours dog control number that is not public according to what we were told by the RCMP.

The RCMP told us that RDCO has this 250-469-8686 that you can call from 6am - 10pm.

UPDATE

Sorry, we found out that number is actually for the City of Kelowna Bylaws

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Lost kids found in woods
Castanet.net - Jon Manchester - Jan 1, 2018 | Story: 215136

Vernon Search and Rescue crews and North Westside Fire Rescue members spent New Year's Eve looking for two missing children.

Unconfirmed reader reports indicate the children, aged five and seven, went missing from a bonfire about 5 p.m. in the area of Crown Crescent in West Shore Estates.

A police dog was brought in to look for the children, but couldn't find a scent.

They were eventually located by a search and rescue snowmobile team about 8 p.m., deep in the woods.

Both appeared to be extremely cold, but were OK. They were handed over to waiting ambulance paramedics to be checked out.

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/215136/Lost-kids-found-in-woods

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