100 years since war’s end mer­its 100 rings of bells

Penticton Herald - - OKANAGAN -

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.”


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