Monthly Archives: December 2018

Food Bank in Oliver – 2018 – a year of progress

The Oliver Food Bank is pleased to announce its successful application for a ‘Perishable Food Refrigeration Grant’. This grant was arranged through Food Banks BC with funds provided by the province of British Columbia to assist food banks across B.C. … Continue reading

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Thanks

Roy Wood – reporter – Osoyoos Council and special assignments Mary Fry Designs – graphics Pat Whalley – weekly column Fred Steele – weekly column – The Steele Report Joseph Seiler – weekly column – Think about it Henry Wiebe – … Continue reading

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Notes for a Monday

Need a poll question – must be short and snappy Love to have more pictures sent in News in short supply – last week of inaction by local government – back to busy-ness January 3rd at RDOS This being the … Continue reading

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Sun and snow in New Year forecasts

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Peak in centre is called?

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by Dick Cannings

Lesser Goldfinch above Christmas Bird Count report 2018 from Oliver-Osoyoos Highlight was the first sighting of Lesser Goldfinch on the count. European Starling 3851 Canada Goose 2216 Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 1449 Trumpeter Swan 30 Tundra Swan 2 Wood Duck 2 … Continue reading

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by Nancy Falkus Overton

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by Marjo Koskinen

Not enough snow for some Look for a hill higher up the mountains

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by Pat Whalley

INVENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR Every year we get more and more creative in our inventions, so many great ideas put into plan, however I have a few ideas for making life easier that surely are worthy of being put … Continue reading

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Barbara McLintock – great reporter – then an executive coroner

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has issued the following statement on the death of Barbara McLintock: “On behalf of the entire team at the BC Coroners Service, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous loss we are all feeling today after … Continue reading

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Roads in SO dangerous – drive with caution

Reports of up to five inches of snow needs to be cleared off many streets, roads and highways. It is chilly in the wind at the moment with a forecast of snow and rain mixed. Temperature near freezing. In Oliver – sidewalks … Continue reading

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Three escape serious injury

Location: just north of Oliver Sign at Leighton Crescent. Two cars collide on slippery Hwy 97 with one pushed off the roadway into a thicket. Time: 5 am Saturday. Three persons treated at the scene. Assistance provided by crews from … Continue reading

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by Bernard Bedard

Captured this on a hike in Arizona!

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Down the aisle

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On the Sunnyside

Was It An Empty Christmas?   Empty is not a word normally associated with Christmas. We don’t want to even think of emptiness. We want piles of gifts under the tree, a house full of family and friends, full stockings … Continue reading

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Farm workers who hand-harvest crops get rate increase

The minimum wage for farm workers paid by piece rate will increase by 11.5% on Jan. 1, 2019, making life more affordable for workers who hand-harvest certain crops in B.C. This increase is the same rate of increase made to … Continue reading

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by Torrey Allen

Roadside – highway 16 near Terrace – May 7, 2018

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A lot of questions

Have you had a flu shot? Can you believe – twice as much flu this year…. but to children. Do you and your family normally get a flu shot?    

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Go Fund Me page for Elroy Pankratz

On Christmas Eve 2018, Elroy Pankratz had a major stroke while visiting his family in Oregon. He was transported via ambulance to St  Anthony’s hospital in Pendleton, Oregon. There it was determined the severity of his case required a neurological … Continue reading

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Re defining consultation – Parks Canada

The following updates have been added to the web consultation page of the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan Similkameen https://letstalksouthokanagansimilkameen.ca/Okanagan 1. Map – Working boundary of proposed national park reserve updated with clarification on private lands. 2. … Continue reading

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Flurries predicted

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Garbage and Recycling – Christmas time

in Oliver Christmas Tree Drop Off & Garbage/Recycling Collection The Town of Oliver will be offering a Christmas Tree Drop-Off, sponsored by EZ Bins. A pink EZ Bin will be located on Station Street just north of Bank Avenue on … Continue reading

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Theatre Manager – (4)

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by Edwin Dukes

Home at last includes banner of trees above

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News briefs

December 23 – a SUV rolled three time on an icy roadway near Willowbrook. The driver got out but injured – nothing life threatening. Willowbrook Fire Department dispatched at 21:11 pm Saturday to an icy roadway near the Sawmill Lake … Continue reading

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