Monthly Archives: June 2017

A contest for 150

Canada 150 Celebration Garden Contest Send us your pictures of your garden in celebration of 150 years! It can be just red and white or all the diversity colours you could fit! Send them to riversidegreenhouse@gmail.com or share them to … Continue reading

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Who is your gas buddy ?

The retail fuel price tracking company says that drivers will be paying an average of 104.4 cents per litre, 13 cents less than the 10-year average of $1.17 and the lowest Canada Day long weekend price since 2010. GasBuddy senior … Continue reading

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Think about it – with Joseph Seiler

Normal To say something is normal is to say it is common, typical, the usual, same. Yet, if we think of snowflakes no two are alike. Nor are daisy petals or zebra stripes, fingerprints or the retina of the eyes … Continue reading

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Another death in South Okanagan

2017-9585   On June 29th at 151 pm, Penticton RCMP were called to the scene of an accident on Eckhardt Avenue between Main Street and Martin Street.  An adult male pedestrian was deceased at the scene.  It was reported that … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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saturday

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NDP asked to form government

UPDATE: 8:20 p.m. British Columbia has a new governing party. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon asked John Horgan to form the first B.C. NDP government in 16 years, after the BC Liberals lost a vote of non-confidence in the legislature Thursday. “I have met with Premier Clark … Continue reading

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Editorial opinion

The government of BC as we know it will fall today. The Liberal Coalition ( Conservatives, Liberals, and Socreds ) The Lt. Governor will chose tonight between a quick election or to allow a Green – NDP coalition government where … Continue reading

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Divided council opts for garbage carts

  By ROY WOOD In a narrow three-to-two decision, Oliver council moved into the world of modern waste collection Monday, approving a staff recommendation to adopt an automated-cart system starting next summer. In July 2018, homeowners will be provided with … Continue reading

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Notice

L&L Eastside Corner   Come join us for 24 flavours of ice cream – slushies, floats, espressos – hot or cold, smoothies, milk shakes, coffee, candy and so much more   Located at 6496 Park Drive  – open 10 am … Continue reading

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SOICS on the move

Corinne Janow – Community Connections (Oliver) South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (SOICS) is moving. The organisation has chosen a new space at Fairview Road that will better suit their day-to-day support in Oliver. The new space is equipped with … Continue reading

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Scary – Cawston fire Tuesday

Picture thanks to Brock Jackson

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RCMP report – two deaths in accidents today

2017-9524 Drowning in Penticton On June 28th at 3:18 pm, Penticton RCMP, BC Ambulance and Penticton Fire Department were called to assist a male in distress in the Okanagan River Channel at the Green Mountain Road bridge.  Five men were … Continue reading

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Now back to my favourite topic

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Is it smoke ?

Cawston (K50434) Last updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:29 PM Discovered: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Size: 160.0 hectares Status: Active • 0% contained An uninhabited outbuilding has been destroyed by the fire. Interface: This is not an interface fire. … Continue reading

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big al Canada day

We here at Big Al’s Bakery & Deli would like to Wish all of you a Happy & Safe Canada ?? Day Long Weekend. Our store hours are: Friday 6:30am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday Closed Monday 6:30am 5pm 6030 … Continue reading

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Council not likely to increase its pay

Council compensation close to the average; more info sought on health/dental benefits By ROY WOOD Oliver council members would like to know what other jurisdictions provide their elected representatives in health and dental benefits. The question came up as council … Continue reading

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Dog found, stolen truck found

On June 24th, 2017 at 1:45 pm Oliver RCMP responded to a report of a theft of a 2015 Nissan Titan from the 5000 block of Hwy 97 . Upon police arriving on scene police were also made aware that … Continue reading

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Isn’t June suppose to have rain ?

KEEP your fingers crossed Buy cherries today

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“interesting,,,,,very interesting”

with thanks to :  “Arte” Johnson (Rowan and Martin) *** with thanks to Castanet A local  (Penticton area) waste management company believes something stinks about the way the City of Penticton awarded the contract for the community’s residential garbage and … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Oliver’s backbone – by Pat Whalley Oliver is a very small community with a very big heart. The backbone of the community are it’s various service clubs and community groups. The Gleaners, is a huge group of volunteers from our … Continue reading

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MP Richard Cannings

Parliament has risen, and it feels very good to be back in British Columbia for the summer. Ottawa is gearing up for the big Canada Day festivities for the 150th birthday of our country, but I can honestly say I … Continue reading

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$97,260. Worth of Scholarships and Bursary Awards

Congratulations to all! Ahmad AL Louaissi wins this year Quilt. Carson Bibby could not be in Oliver to get his award, instead he sent a video and had his Mom pick up his award. Kenzie Harrington took home 6 awards! … Continue reading

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Ride to Provide – thanks you

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Thank you

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Two to hospital, power lines affected

11:30 am Monday 7000 Block – Tucelnuit Drive Driver and passenger to SOGH for a check up Police, fire and EMS on scene What happened is undetermined. Truck heading south, failed to negotiate a curve, hit power guy wire, went … Continue reading

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Portable power need to fuel a lift station

MVA on Tucelnuit Drive thought to have knocked out sewer lift station at north end of lake. Essential that all lift stations in town function properly.

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Mo Basso writes

Former National Team basketball player and SOSS legend Spencer McKay brings his “Nothin’ But Net” basketball camp back to Oliver for the 17th year in a row. Complementing his 2014 Basketball BC Hall of Fame honour, McKay was recently inducted … Continue reading

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No smoke or fire this morning south of Penticton

Fire reported to be close to: 4898 Eastside Rd, Penticton – reported and fire department dispatched at 10:48 pm Sunday.

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BC wildfires to watch

These are new strikes or fires Not fires of note (indicating larger) Penticton fire: The fire is just south of city limits, north of the Heritage Hills subdivision, and appeared to witnesses to be a few hectares in size. Summerland … Continue reading

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