Mounties get their man
Keremeos RCMP have a man in custody following December 8 break-ins at Similkameen Pharmacy and Keremeos Community Church.
Entrance was gained through the front window in both establishments. Various items, including food and food related items were taken from the church, while Similkameen Pharmacy suffered losses in the $2,000 range.
The accused faced a day in court on December 10.
New chair and vice chair at regional district
The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board of Directors elected their chair and vice chair at the inaugural meeting of 2014 on December 5.
Osoyoos rural Director Mark Pendergraft and Keremeos Director Manfred Bauer squared off in a two way race for the chair person position. Incumbent Pendergraft, who replaced former Chair Dan Ashton after he left the regional district to run provincially earlier this year, succeeded in being elected for 2014.
The vice chair position was also a two way race, this time between incumbent Keremeos Director Bauer and Penticton Director Gary Litke, with Litke prevailing.
Summerland Director Janice Perrino retained the chair position for the regional hospital board, with Penticton Director Judy Sentes taking vice chair. The two positions were won by acclamation.