Turanski chosen to lead again

A veteran trustee will once again take the gavel as chairman of the Vernon School Board.

A veteran trustee will once again take the gavel as chairman of the Vernon School Board.

Bill Turanski was elected chairman at the board’s inaugural meeting last week, with newcomer Kelly Smith taking up the position of vice-chair.

“I’m optimistic that we will have a dynamic board and that we’ll make every effort to all get along,” said Turanski, who was acclaimed as trustee representing Coldstream at last month’s civic election.

Turanski and Smith are joined by trustees John Armstrong, Mollie Bono, Mitzi Fortin, Tami Ryder and Doris Squair.

Bono is returning for her second term, Fortin previously served six years as a trustee; Armstrong, Ryder and Squair are all newcomers to the board.

Trustees meet for their first public meeting on Dec. 20.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon firefighters respond to car fire

No smoke or visible flames seen in Bella Vista Road incident

Goose cull proposed in Vernon

Three options to manage bird populations in popular parks pitched to councillors

Greater Vernon area gives film industry a boost

Regional District of North Okanagan’s contributes $2K to film commission

Dust warning still in effect for Vernon

Enivronment Ministry, Interior Health maintain dust advisory warning until further notice

Railroad police on patrol in Vernon

CN Police remind residents to stay off the tracks while blockades continue across Canada

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

Regional district gives approval for farm worker housing near Summerland

Application is for 41-bedroom facility to be constructed in Meadow Valley area

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

GoFundMe campaign started for young Kelowna girl in need of service dog

Alena suffered from an in utero MCA stroke, that affected most of the right side of her brain

New City of Kelowna strategy for community education about supportive housing

The model seeks to enhance community engagement, accessibility and transparency

RCMP clarifies stance on removing officers from Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C.

Police say will remove officers only if hereditary chiefs keep road open to pipeline workers

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

COLUMN: Acknowledging the freedom to read

We provide full access to material that some might find objectionable

Most Read