100 years since war’s end merits 100 rings of bells
The bells at Mission Hill winery in West Kelowna will ring 100 times on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The bell ringing will begin at sunset, 4:19 p.m. The event is part of the national Royal Canadian Legion’s Bells of Peace initiative to mark the moment 100 years ago when church bells across the country rang out to let Canadians know an armistice had been signed and the war was over.
As the sun goes down on Remembrance Day, each participating legion branch will ring a bell(s) 100 times to honour First World War veterans.
New traffic lights set up at Vernon intersection
Vernon is getting a new set of traffic lights at 30th Street and 35th Avenue.
Setup, testing and synchronization with other traffic lights is underway and should be completed next week, after which the intersection will become fully operational, the city said in a news release.
Until then, they’ll all be flashing red and four-way stop rules will apply.
College receives $160,000 for equipment upgrades
The provincial government has invested $160,000 in trades and technology equipment for students at Okanagan College. The funding will be used to buy new equipment and replace aging equipment.
“Up-to-date equipment is another way we can provide the most relevant and high-quality education to trades students at our campuses and help meet the demand for skilled tradespeople,” said Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton.
The $160,000 for Okanagan College is part of a $3-million investment in new equipment at 19 public post-secondary institutions in 2018-19. The new equipment is expected to be in place by April 2019.
“Investing in equipment is an investment in our students and in our communities,” said Melanie Mark, minister of advanced education, skills and training. “We’re working together to put 21st-century equipment in classrooms and shops to ensure trades students in the Okanagan and throughout the province are on the pathway to success and gaining skills industry needs.”