It is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in the South Okanagan with the orchards all coming into bloom – the colors are amazing. Airport manager Steve Johnston reports the runway expansion is not far off. The Airport is busy with flights as clearing customs is so easy at Oroville. Customs will meet incoming international flights with an hours notice. I wonder how long it will be before we see regular charters from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver delivering guests to Veranda Beach? Wow, what a weekend, had to get out the sunscreen. The Groeneveld girls were the first in the lake this year though it’s bit chilly yet they said.