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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Council Highlights - December 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 14, 2017

 

Canada 150 Medal Presentation

On behalf of Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Mayor Doug Findlater presented a Canada 150 medal to the Gellatly Bay Trail and Parks Society (GBTAPS). President Bruce Dalrymple accepte...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Blasting Permit Extended at Tallus Heights Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2017A blasting permit has been extended to accommodate the development of 20 lots as part of Phase 9 of the Tallus Ridge neighbourhood located at the south end of Tallus Heights Drive.The original blasting permit was gran...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Water Quality Advisory Lifted for Lakeview Water System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DRAFT

December 05, 2017

In consultation with the Interior Health Authority, the City of West Kelowna has lifted the Water Quality Advisory for the Lakeview Water System as testing has indicated the turbidity level has returned to below...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Notice of Blasting in Upper Vineyard Estates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 05, 2017

Blasting will begin December 7, and continue for one up to one year, as part of residential subdivision development on a vacant property above Pinot Noir Drive, on the south slopes of Mt. Boucherie. The City of West K...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Council Highlights - November 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 1, 2017

Water Rates Adopted

Council adopted bylaws which will lead to Council’s desire for one water system, one water rate and one quality of water for all West Kelowna residents. Users who will benefit from the Rose...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Don’t Hibernate! Participate In West Kelowna Rec Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 27, 2017

Beat the effects of colder weather, shorter days and the comfort foods and beverages of Christmas by enrolling in one, two, or even a few of the hundreds of programs being offered through West Kelowna’s Wint...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Council Highlights - November 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2017

 

Notice on Title – 4215 Gellatly Road

Council directed staff to file a Notice On Title with the Land Title Office for a development underway at 4215 Gellatly Road after several attempts to rectify de...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

City Facilities Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 01, 2017

Property Purchased for Future Parkland

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a property for future athletic field development in the Rose Valley area. The pro...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Council Highlights - November 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2017

 

Water Rates

Council gave first three readings to bylaws which intend to lead to Council’s desire for one water system, one water rate, one quality of water for all West Kelowna residents. Users who...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Sports Amenities and Parks Washrooms Closing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2017

Athletic fields and washroom facilities at most West Kelowna parks and trails will be closing for the season October 31.

Staff is in the final stages of winterising irrigation lines and restrooms this week before frost ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Council Highlights - October 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2017

Special Council Meeting

October 24, 2017

 

Water Rate Changes

Council provided decisions regarding water rates for users of the city’s water systems. With new infrastructure being built soon, including t...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Snow Plows Hard At Work - Use Extreme Caution on Roads

With the current prolonged snow event, City plows are expected to be kept busy clearing the City’s top priority roads. Residents are asked to help, not hinder, snow clearing efforts and those living on Priority 3 roads can expect delayed respons...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Open Burning Resumes October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2017

Open burning season in the Central Okanagan will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, providing air quality and venting conditions are good, for those property owners obtaining a permit from their local fire authorit...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Highlights - October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2017

Special Council Meeting

 

Water Rate Changes

Council provided decisions regarding water rates for users of the City’s water systems. With new water treatment infrastructure being built soon, including ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Shannon Lake Road Bridge Reopens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 11, 2017

Traffic will be moving again over Shannon Lake Road Bridge as of 8 a.m. Thursday, October 12, as the City of West Kelowna’s largest infrastructure project of 2017 comes to an end.

The $1.55 million project included:

  • Dive...
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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 25, 2017

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time a smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone i...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

West Kelowna’s Resolutions Pass At UBCM

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September 28, 2017

West Kelowna Council’s resolutions seeking permission for municipalities to employ photo radar, a province-wide rat reduction strategy and a review of rural RCMP staff were passed by the Union of BC Municip...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Rose Valley Trail Lovers Get More Space to Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 28, 2017

West Kelowna is known for its beautiful, natural trails and the Rose Valley Trails are certainly some of the most popular in the community. In fact, they’ve become so popular that the City recently constructed a new ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

West Kelowna Meets with Ministers at UBCM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 27, 2017

At this week’s meetings with BC Government representatives, Mayor and Council pressed for support from the Province on a number of local issues including rural policing levels, transportation improvements, expanded h...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Campfire Ban Ends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22, 2017

Effective noon Friday, September 22, 2017, the ban on campfires was lifted in most Central Okanagan areas.

The ban on campfires within local government jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since Jul...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Council Highlights - September 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 20, 2017

 

Information Technology Staff Increase

Council agreed to hire a Computer and Network Technician and a Network Analyst to meet the growing demand for computer network systems support and protection of informat...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Council Highlights - September 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 06, 2017

 

Fire Hall #32 to be Included in Proposed CDZ 

Mayor Doug Findlater reported that, at its in-camera meeting August 8, 2017, West Kelowna Council agreed to authorize staff to enter into an agreement w...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Options Being Considered for Fire Hall No. 32

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 05, 2017

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported that, at its in-camera meeting August 8, 2017, West Kelowna Council agreed to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with the owner of 2750 Olalla Road, a property adjacent ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

School Zones Back in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 30, 2017

Kids return to classes after Labour Day and, for everyone’s safety, motorists are reminded to slow down, leave their phones alone, yield to buses, watch for children on the road and obey parking signs.

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Council Highlights - August 22, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2017

 

Warriors Reassume Concession Business

Council approved returning the concession in Royal LePage Place to Vision Sports Group, the new ownership consortium of the West Kelowna Warriors BCHL Hockey Team. The Warr...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Canada 150 Funding For Sports Field Lighting Confirmed

From Western Economic Diversification Canada

August 17, 2017

BC Communities Benefit from Improved Community Spaces

for Better Quality of Life

More than $970,000 from the Government of Canada will support eight projects

Communities in the BC Interior will benef...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Council Highlights - August 8, 2017

Council Meeting

August 8, 2017

 

Carriage Homes & Secondary Suites

Council gave third reading to a Zoning Amendment Bylaw to introduce changes to existing carriage house and secondary suite regulations. The changes would increase opportunities fo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Start Planning for Fall with West Kelowna Recreation Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 04, 2017

Summer isn’t over yet, but now is a great time to sign up for fall recreation programs offered by the City of West Kelowna and its recreation partners.

The fall 2017 Recreation Guide was released August 4 with program re...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Repaired Gellatly Walkway Re-opened

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 04, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to advise that a portion of the Gellatly Walkway will reopen in time for the long weekend.

The walkway has been closed since June 1 as the City conducted extensive repairs after the po...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

More Parks Reopening in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2017

The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that sandbags have been removed from the following waterfront parks and they will reopen on Saturday, July 29:

  • Hitchner Park (Beach Access) – Jennens Road
  • Osprey Par...
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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Council Highlights - July 25, 2017

Council Meeting

July 25, 2017

 

Gellatly Bay Growth Management Designation

Council rescinded second reading and gave second reading as amended to the Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw to create OCP policy support for the future vision of ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

West Kelowna Parks Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

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July 18, 2017

In the interest of public safety, the City of West Kelowna has closed several parks due to extreme threat of fire.

After several days with an Extreme Fire Hazard Rating and very dry conditions, the following community park...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Canada 150 Funding Lights Up Sports Fields

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2017

Players, parents, coaches and spectators will benefit from the new lighting being installed at two of West Kelowna’s sports fields thanks to a generous contribution from the federal government through the Canada...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Gellatly Road Now Fully Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2017

What is sure to be a welcome relief to many residents, the City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that repairs are complete and Gellatly Road is now fully open.

On May 5, the City was forced to close Gellatly Road fro...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Campfire Ban across Central Okanagan Regional District

From the Regional District of Central Okanagan

July 6, 2017

With the Extreme Fire Hazard, starting tomorrow, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.

The ban begins at noon Friday,...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Council Highlights - June 22, 2017

Council Meeting

June 27, 2017

 

School Trustee Representation

Council will make the request for more equitable representation for West Kelowna on the School District #23 Board of Education (now the Central Okanagan Public Schools), which currently ha...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

2016 Annual Report Ready

Annual Report Picture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has prepared its 2016 Annual Report and it is ready for public review at www.westkelownacity.ca/annualreport.

The 2016 Annual report provides an accounting of the City of West Kelowna’s f...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Council Highlights - June 13th, 2017

Council Meeting

June 13, 2017

 

Solid Waste Management Plan

Council was provided a presentation from the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Manager of Environmental Services on the Solid Waste Management Plan for the region. One elemen...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Council Highlights - May 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

 

Snow Stars Rewarded

Council praised the efforts of five people who made a difference last winter shoveling snow to help their neighbours. The 2016 Snow Stars are: brothers Carter Romano and Lochlan and Cashton Mil...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Council Highlights - May 9, 2017

West Kelowna Council Meeting Highlights 

May 9, 2017

2017 Strategic Plan

The 2017-2018 Strategic Plan outlines West Kelowna Council’s goals and objectives for the community with emphasis on infrastructure, economic and financial environmen...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Disaster Financial Assistance - Flood Information

Update

May 09, 2017

Residents seeking information about Disaster Financial Assistance related to damage from flooding, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance

For further updates on flood response and recovery, visit www.cordemergen...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Council Highlights - April 18, 2017

West Kelowna Council Meeting HighlightsApril 18, 2017 

Soccer Dome

Council was advised that the Westside Youth Soccer Association received a grant from the Province of BC to be put towards the construction of a soccer dome in the community. The Cit...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City's New Amphitheatre & Skate Park Win BC Recreation & Parks Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 19, 2017

City’s New Amphitheatre and Skate ParkWin BC Recreation & Parks Award

The City of West Kelowna was honoured with the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Facility Excellence Award 2017 for Memorial Pa...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Blasting in Angus Drive Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2017

Blasting in Angus Drive Area

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction at 4010 Angus Drive will commence on Monday, April 17, 2017 and continue for approxim...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Blasting in Tallus Ridge Area

For Immediate Release

April 10, 2017

 

Blasting in Tallus Ridge Area

The City of West Kelowna is advising the public that blasting activity related to subdivision construction at 2405 Tallus Green Crescent will commence on April 10, 2017 and continue...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Council Highlights - April 4, 2017

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2017

 

Hillside Development Permit Guideline Amendments

Council approved changes to its Hillside Development Permit Guidelines bylaw aimed at improving monitoring and enabling enforcement in cases where regulations are ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Council Determines New Water Treatment Plant Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2017

West Kelowna Council has determined how it will fund the municipal portion of its biggest capital project ever – the Rose Valley Treatment Plant.

With the announcement March 17, 2017 that the City would receive ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Council Highlights - March 28, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2017

 

Lions Hall Transfer

Mayor Doug Findlater announced that negotiations with the Westbank Lions Club to transfer ownership of its Westbank Lions Hall to the City of West Kelowna have been successfully completed and...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Lions Hall Transferred to City

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 28, 2017

Mayor Doug Findlater and members of West Kelowna Council are pleased to announce that negotiations with the Westbank Lions Club to transfer ownership of its Westbank Lions Hall to the City of West Kelowna have been succe...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Federal-Provincial Contribution Guarantees Clean, Safe Drinking Water

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 17, 2017

A $41 million federal and provincial grant under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund will make the construction of the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant a reality at least five years ahead of schedule.

“The City...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund invests in West Kelowna

For Immediate Release: From the BC Ministry of  Community Sport and Cultural DevelopmentMarch 17, 2017

KELOWNA - Local governments in the Kelowna area are receiving federal-provincial investments in critical clean water and wastewater infrastructu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Council Highlights - March 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2017

 

Canada 150 Flags Presentation

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas presented flags to be flown at city facilities in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, which will b...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Council Highlights - February 28, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 2, 2017

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

Secondary Suites & Carriage Houses

Council took part in a workshop to review the effectiveness of secondary suite and carriage house regulations in the community, and provided direction...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Surveillance at West Kelowna Transit Exchanges

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2017

The City of West Kelowna has completed the installation of surveillance cameras at its two transit exchanges to help discourage inappropriate behavior and ensure the safety of users.

The surveillance cameras will monit...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Council Highlights - February 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2017

 

SILGA Resolutions 

Council endorsed the following resolutions to be forwarded for consideration by delegates attending the Southern Interior Local Government Association Annual General Meeting April ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

RCMP’s Position on Marijuana Dispensaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2017

At the request of City Staff, West Kelowna’s new RCMP Detachment Commander clarified the RCMP’s position related to marijuana dispensaries for West Kelowna Council today.

In a statement provided to ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Council Highlights - January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2017

Highlights of the Special Council Meeting

January 24, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council completed its first detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which carried over from its meeting on ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

West Kelowna is Booming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

West Kelowna’s Development Services Department administered a record-breaking number of single family home building permits in 2016, with a total construction value of $116.3 million and all signs are pointing to an ev...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Council Highlights - January 17, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 19, 2017

 

Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan

Council began its detailed review of the Draft 2017-2026 Financial Plan which includes a 3% tax increase. Prior year’s tax increases are as follows:

  • 2016 - 3.00%
  • 2015 - 2...
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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Form a Block Watch and Help Fight Crime

From Regional District of Central Okanagan

January 11, 2017

A simple concept with a little organisation can help reduce crime and criminal activity in your neighbourhood.

The Regional Crime Prevention Coordinator says it’s called Block Watch and ha...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Council Highlights - January 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2016

Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre

Mayor Doug Findlater rose and reported Council’s decision to name the amphitheatre in Memorial Park the “Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre.” Mrs. Beaudreau was t...

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

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