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The Holm Stretch February 25, 2022

Chris Holm & Associates

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

Feb 24 8 minutes read

Hello!

How are you doing? It has been an impactful week for the world. Did you know the Sunflower is a symbol of Peace? We encourage you to read the story below to hear the lore. 

We thank aj Jaeger for permission to feature her work this week.

As always, 

Check out the Community News and local North Okanagan, Vernon, Armstrong, and Coldstream real estate updates below.

Stay safe and talk soon

Chris, Patric, Julie, Diane, Grace, Chandler & Brell

In North Okanagan Real Estate

As of the morning of Friday, February 25, 2022, there are 391 properties showing as active listings in the North Okanagan. Last Friday there were 377 properties active.

Sales ranged from $182,500. to $3,250,000.  and on average properties were active for 57 days before posting as sold.

Scroll down for our market recap for Vernon, Armstrong, and Coldstream real estate activity in the last 7 days.

$182,500

Low Sale

60

New Listings

$3,250,000

High Sale

48

Listings Sold

 Coming Soon

 

In Case You Missed It

What's Happening Locally?

ON SUNDAY - PEACE RALLY

Noon on Sunday, Corner of Highway 6 and 30th Street at The Sunflower Mural. 

Show up at the Internment Mural in Vernon with a painted sunflower.  Or supplies to paint a sunflower. And let’s have a peaceful paint-in in support of Ukraine.  BYOP.  

Bring your own canvas and paint.  Let’s leave a tribute at the bottom of the mural.  

Who is in? Sunday at noon.


THE MESSAGE OF THE SUNFLOWERS: A MAGIC SYMBOL OF PEACE

By Georgianna Moore

Dedicated to the Children of the World Who Will Sow the Sunflower Seeds of Peace.

Once upon a time, the earth was even more beautiful than it is today. The water was pure and deep, reflecting within itself the sunlight which gave life to all the creatures beneath the waves.

The earth was green with many kinds of trees and plants. These gave food and shelter to the birds, the animals, and to all mankind. At night the air was so clear that the starlight gave a glow almost as bright as the moon. The people of the earth lived close to nature. They understood it and honored it and never took more than what they needed from it. The people lived in peace so they prospered and began to build many nations all around the world according to nature’s climate. But one day, a terrible thing happened. A strange spirit of greed entered the hearts of mankind. People began to be jealous of one another, and they were not satisfied will all the good things they already had. The nations wanted more and more of everything: more land, more water, more resources. They squeezed precious minerals from the earth to build terrible weapons to defend their nations from other greedier nations. They killed one another. They polluted the air and the water with poisons. Nature began to die. This is called war. War is ugly. It destroys love and hope and peace.

Then one day a magical thing occurred. The birds of the air, the animals of the land, and the creatures beneath the waters came to an agreement: if they were to survive, something would have to be done to stop these wars. Only through peace could their world survive. “We cannot speak the human language,” they declared, “and mankind can no longer understand ours. We must find among us a symbol of peace so brilliant that all who see it will stop and remember that peace and sharing is beautiful.”

“I am what you need,” said a golden sunflower. “I am tall and bright. My leaves are food for the animals, my yellow petals can turn plain cloth to gold, my seeds are many and are used for food by all living beings. Yet, the seeds I drop upon the ground can take root and I will grow again and again. I can be your symbol of peace.”

All nature rejoiced, and it was decided that the birds would each take one sunflower seed and that they would fly over every nation and plant the seed in the earth as a gift. The seeds took root and grew, and the sunflowers multiplied. Wherever the sunflowers grew, there seemed to be a special golden glow in the air. The people could not ignore such a magical sight.

Soon they began to understand the message of the sunflowers so they decided to destroy all of their terrible weapons and to put an end to the greed and to the fear of war. They chose the sunflower as a symbol of peace and new life for all the world to recognize and understand. A ceremony was celebrated by planting a whole field of sunflowers. Artists painted pictures of the sunflowers, writers wrote about them, and the people of the world were asked to plant more sunflowers seeds as a symbol of remembrance.

All nature rejoiced once more as the golden sunflowers stood tall with their faces turned eastward to the rising sun, then following the sun until the setting in the west. They gave their goodness to the world so that everyone who sees a sunflower will know that the golden light of peace is beautiful.

Sunflowers have become the symbol of a world free of nuclear weapons. After Ukraine gave up its last nuclear warhead, the Defense Ministers of the US, Russia and Ukraine met on a former Ukrainian missile base, June 4, 1996. They celebrated by scattering sunflower seeds and planting sunflowers. Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said, “Sunflowers instead of missiles in the soil will ensure peace for future generations.”




What's Happening Now to March 4, 2022

What Else We Are Talking About


 

Vernon residents have until TODAY to upsize to a 240L cart, if needed, for the new curbside organics collection service anticipated to begin May 2. 

To collect organic materials (such as kitchen food scraps and yard waste) and set them at the curb, every household with automated garbage collection will be given a new 120L cart with a green lid unless they sign up to get a larger 240L organics cart.

Households with five or more people who have large lots and yards with gardens and orchards may need the bigger cart. If a larger cart is needed, the time to order one is now.

Go to Vernon.ca/organicscart to fill out a form to request the 240L cart. The request form will be open until 3:30 p.m. this Friday, February 25.

Weekly Real Estate Report


Armstrong BC Real Estate Recap

A look at Armstrong Spallumcheen Market Activity for the last 7 days.

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

4

New Listings

4

Listings Sold

0

Price Up

1

Price Down

Vernon BC Real Estate Recap

A look at the Vernon market activity in the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

42

New Listings

30

Listings Sold

0

Price Up

2

Price Down

Coldstream BC Real Estate Recap

A look Coldstream market activity over the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings

5

New Listings

3

Listings Sold

1

Price Up

0

Price Down

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