Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tis the season for ODN Christmas cards

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Down the aisle

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by Carolyn Tipler

Barn Fire – this week on Greasewood Avenue   Special thanks to Kim Laramee our neighbour for calling 911, alerting us that the barn was on fire and best of all saving the life of my mare by opening the … Continue reading

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by Robert Sieben

“Grey Ghost”… Male Northern Harrier

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Jam Bob Marley sings about jam’n in reference to a few folks getting together to sing and play music without structure or direction or an audience. Just jam’n. We kind of live a big percentage of our lives in the … Continue reading

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tree flower ban

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To park or not to be a park

Bridge Park Centennial South Peace Park Time to put on your thinking cap KVR Tent and Trailer Centennial North Park and Charge December 4th Tuesday 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Oliver Community Hall Public input session Bring your ideas Town … Continue reading

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Keep the word “sharing” in Christmas

!!!!!Saturday December 1 – CWL craft sale – Christmas Fiesta  11 am to 2 pm – yup not Sunday _ Basement Catholic Church Sunday December 2 – Sunkeya Farm Alpacas  Open House – Willowbrook 11 am to 4pm Saturday December 8  – … Continue reading

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27 days before Christmas

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3 a.m. barn fire south of Oliver Thursday

South of Greasewood Avenue, just off Ryegrass Road  access (Rd 18) No occupants No known injuries No other structures close Two water tenders required Two fire engines with full crews Fire Chief on scene No police or EMS requested Crews … Continue reading

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Carl ? – who is doing the work in Oliver ? — when does it start?

Interior Health announces upgrades to the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital Interior Health announced it is moving forward with a $970,000 upgrade to the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) which will improve patient privacy, flow, … Continue reading

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Undercover sting operation at the heart of conservation charges

A long-established Oliver hunting guide has admitted to baiting and hunting bears and could face a stiff penalty at the Penticton courts in the new year. James Wiens, 51, pleaded guilty to three Wildlife Act charges Tuesday stemming from an … Continue reading

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Support for ‘Highway to Healing’

Ye Olde Welcome Inn has just re-opened with its new owners. As a gesture of goodwill to its community, the business held a pig roast last Saturday, November 24th and asked guests to donate to Highway to Healing in lieu … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus Christmas Food Hamper Campaign

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Residents escape morning fire in Osoyoos

Residents escape All the residents of an Osoyoos rooming house escaped unharmed from a late morning house fire just north of the town boundary. The fire began about 10:30 from a so-far unknown cause. The outside of the structure remained … Continue reading

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Updated – Oliver arena needs attention

Makeover eyed for aging Oliver Arena Parks and Recreation is eyeing a complete face-lift for the aging Oliver Arena and is enlisting the town and the regional district to help get a federal grant to cover three-quarters of the multi-million-dollar … Continue reading

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Council briefs

Town will hear province’s pot pitch Council agreed Monday to hear a proposal from the province to open a cannabis retail outlet in the town. The town recently got a letter from the Liquor Distribution Branch – as did every … Continue reading

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Updated – Young children lived in house – bomb squad called from Vancouver

Weapons Call Leads to Discovery of Explosives On November 24, 2018, at 1710 hours, Osoyoos RCMP and Penticton RCMP Dog Services responded to a report of a male who pointed a firearm and threatened a victim at a residence in … Continue reading

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Framed…. perfectly

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Compromise on shared-service budgets

By ROY WOOD Councillor Dave Mattes didn’t get the oversight of shared-service budgets he was hoping for, but he got the rest of council to agree that it should at least see the budgets before they go to the RDOS. … Continue reading

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Docs warn future of local ER is in jeopardy

  By ROY WOOD In an ongoing and so-far fruitless effort to ensure the long-term viability of the South Okanagan General Hospital’s (SOGH) emergency room, three physicians on Monday sought support from Oliver town council. Drs. Madia Smallwood, Peter Entwistle … Continue reading

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Got two pieces of mail today…..see notice below

Heard on the news Canada Postal Service is now NOT on strike Will service improve? Are the employees happy? Am I ? Ok guys let us make a deal and brag that CPO provides best service and has employees to … Continue reading

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Board of Education Report

Following are some highlights of items discussed at the November 21 School District No. 53 Board of Education meeting. Over the past month our students have gone on some very interesting field trips. On November 21-22 : 39 OSE and … Continue reading

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Traffic calming forum to look at “where”

Comment on where you think “traffic calming” should take place in Oliver Date: Tuesday December 4th Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm Place: Community Hall Open House format – Town of Oliver

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Welcome a new Inn – Ye olde ..one

Open for business? Hours of operation ?

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PRH tower campaign enters home stretch

As construction of the new tower at Penticton Regional Hospital nears completion, the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s 13th annual Tree of Dreams campaign again focuses on the medical equipment required. The SOS Medical Foundation has just over $2 million … Continue reading

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