Monthly Archives: January 2019

Where did the sun go? Gloomy forecast

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First round of budget talks complete in Osoyoos

Osoyoos council met with the public last night to introduce the 2019 overall Town budget Finance Manager Jim Zakall talked to an overall total balanced budget of  $28+ million with an average homeowner increase of taxes and utilities of $62 in … Continue reading

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Car fire at OIB Hall

Oliver Fire Department crews dispatched at about 9:25pm Wednesday To the Community Hall parking lot – Osoyoos Indian Band Sage Road at Sandpoint Drive Vehicle on fire, no sign of a driver, no sign of any accident, no event at … Continue reading

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Busy month at the local curling centre

January 19 Families + Curling = Fun! The Oliver Curling Club just hosted a Family Fun Day on January 19th. Over 50 people turned out at the Eastlink Curling Centre, including kids as young as 4 and their parents, grandparents … Continue reading

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Go Fund established for Denise Lalonde

Jan 12, 2019 my son was involved in a single vehicle accident in Kamloops on his way home from work at New Gold Mine – recently hired at. My son grew up in Hedley and graduated in Keremeos. He had … Continue reading

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Oliver capital projects approved

Town of Oliver’s list of General Fund – Capital Projects approved: Earle Crescent Resurfacing – Okanagan Street to Veterans Avenue to Kootenay Street $600 thousand Veterans Avene & Church Avenues – resurfacing $148 thousand Airport Street – Lane rehab – … Continue reading

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Swan Picture above

Banner pix captured by Carolyn Madge at Turtle Bay

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swans

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Murphy’s Pub shuts down – owner heads to China for MRI

For the past nine years, Christine MacKinnon has been welcoming customers to Murphy’s Pub and Grill with a quick smile — but last Saturday, she poured her last pint. MacKinnon has closed down her business in order to seek treatment in her home country of … Continue reading

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Game Banquet (3) of 3 end on headline Friday

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9% tax increase for Oliver residents

For the 2nd year in a row – Council has decided to  increase taxes by nine percent exactly –  in anticipation of a hefty cost for policing once the Village/Town reaches the magic marker number of 5000+ in population and … Continue reading

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Duck and swans flock to water

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Fiery four hand interpretations…

SOCS Third Concert – Friday, February 15th, 2019   Young, spirited and beautiful, pianists Amelie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier, have distinguished themselves with fiery four-hand interpretations, remarkable for their vitality and wit.  Referring to what is happening with their quite … Continue reading

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oliver banner

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Fog and low cloud make way for sunshine

by Marjo Koskinen

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Condolences to the family

Obituary for the late Else Muller 1928 – 2019   On Friday, January 18, 2019, Mrs. Else Muller of Oliver passed away at the Penticton Regional Hospital at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents Ludwig … Continue reading

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by Gail Prior

THE LUNCH DATE They decided to meet halfway on neutral grounds. He was driving north from his city condo and she was headed south from her country cottage. They had not seen each other since their divorce fifteen years ago. … Continue reading

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Soap presents more humour on stage

Things are getting a little crazy in Oliver.  In an old highways shed on Airport Street that members of community theatre troupe, SOAP Theatre, affectionately refer to as “Big Blue”, the cast and crew of Beyond Therapy are working hard … Continue reading

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Lets head back into time

Pictures found on a Texas based website by Walt* Hadikin

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Can of worms – reopened

Rick Machial has sat at the Oliver Town council table for a long time – more than 28 years. He is a respected farmer and businessman. Last night he did as he had promised to do and persisted in asking … Continue reading

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Update: Town council persist in making inquiries

Council (Town of Oliver) will write to Interior Health again asking for an explanation to the question – what is being done to ensure local doctors are paid well for service doing ER shifts at So General Hospital. In a … Continue reading

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Update: Mystery – despite court declaration – no forensic proof offered

A woman presumed to have perished when a Penticton home caught fire more than a year ago was officially declared dead by a judge Monday, bringing to a close a case that baffled investigators. Mary Ruth Esta was 92 and … Continue reading

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Sky with a plane in it

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RDOS overall budget review

Slide show for Monday’s council meeting in Oliver

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Updated – how much? – RDOS from your pocket book?

This a table inside an agenda which I cannot change. The RDOS have re-issued some information that I will show below. Time will tell. Total Requisition to Town of Oliver taxpayers for 2019 ( RDOS Services and Joint Services) $1,457,735 … Continue reading

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joints in motion one (4)

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Sun likely for 4 days

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Looking for colour in a monochromatic world

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Sunny Day – a nice walk north

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Dignitary snubbed by partisan bureaucracy ??

Whether you like him or don’t, Dan Ashton is the elected -Member of the Legislature – for Penticton. He also did considerable work as both mayor, and later MLA, to help secure funding for the long-overdue expansion of Penticton Regional … Continue reading

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