Monthly Archives: July 2019

Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Express To express is to explain, to cleanse myself, to share, to be particular as in to state expressly, ‘I expressly stated no cheese on my sandwich’. To express is a style of communication that reinforces clear understanding. I can … Continue reading

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Written by Gail Prior

MARTHA Martha watched the unwelcome person approach. It was that “do- gooder” named Sandra. “What the hell does she want this time?” questioned Martha. She seemed to turn up wherever Martha was camped out. This time, in a public park, … Continue reading

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Grade 12 students “gobsmacked”

Some B.C. secondary students may have incorrect exam results on their final transcripts, caused by an “anomaly” in the tabulation of Grade 12 provincial exams written in June, according to the ministry of education. The ministry says it’s reviewing every … Continue reading

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Apathy

Election Date October 21 Wow how excited are you. Speaking personally a bit like watching pain dry. The poll to the right is a bit of fun until Friday – vote for a person listed (alphabetical) not a party per … Continue reading

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Cleaning up after…yourself

This message is not directed to our readers but a bit of a drama that is ongoing in the rural parts of our regional district from Keremeos to Beaverdell. We all have to take more of an interest in reporting … Continue reading

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The Steele report

Every now and then society decides to define itself in some emotional abstract way. Sometimes it can be light and at other times there is a darker side that casts a shadow on our future for decades. Just when it … Continue reading

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7:15 pm – golf cart in flames

No homes threatened – the golf cart is used for orchard operations and cruisin’ the local streets. The driver and his passenger safe.

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Water Appreciation Day – Saturday

“The event ran on July 27th, 2019 from 10-1 at the Oliver Museum. It featured two mini-exhibits: one on the centennial of the Ditch and the other on water conservation in the Oliver area. Aside from the exhibits there were … Continue reading

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Condolences to the family

Obituary for the late Allan Philip Wagner June 9, 1933 – July 29, 2019 On Monday July 29, 2019, Mr. Allan Philip Wagner of Oliver passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Allan … Continue reading

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Now you see it – now you don’t

Report of grassfire at Area 27 Oliver Crews from Oliver Fire Department rush to the area to find the large plume of smoke visible from downtown had disappeared. Not sure exactly what happened but no danger. Picture is large format … Continue reading

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It is official – Oliver’s Main Street parade is a GO

Parade Marshalls Pat Whalley and Tony Munday Oliver Parks and Recreation says sufficient volunteers now lined up for the parade. More needed. If you can help phone 250-498-4985. The decision to stick with the “old route” for this year – … Continue reading

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Bushes cleared behind food bank

Town crews clearing an area immediately behind the Oliver Food Bank on Station Street. Food Bank recently broken into by persons identified as having been occupying the bushes in that area.

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Altocumulus

Altocumulus clouds are mid level clouds that are made of water droplets and appear as gray puffy masses. They usually form in groups. If you see altocumulus clouds on a warm, sticky morning, be prepared to see thunderstorms late in … Continue reading

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Great shot

Grandson Brett rappelling down to cave about 27 klm from Fernie Submitted by Ernie Race Photo by Phil Race

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Couple of notes for readers and those making submissions

Pictures Love having pictures sent to ODN but please attach a note stating who took the picture if someone other than you. The date of the picture and the location. Thanks   Writings, stories, articles My thanks to all contributors. … Continue reading

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Update – crime stats

Update – ODN checked with Stats Canada If it is a rural detachment – there is not distinction between a rural area or a town of less than 5000 persons In the case of both Osoyoos and Oliver – the … Continue reading

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Condolences to the family

Obituary for Aline Marie Jeanne Bostrom 1956 – 2019  On Wednesday July 24, 2019, Mrs. Aline Marie Jeanne Bostrom of Oliver passed away quickly after post cancer surgery at the age of 63 years. She was predeceased by her father … Continue reading

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Two groups – ten people in all rescued

Just after midnight July 29, OOSAR was tasked out at the request of the RCMP for 3 overdue subjects who were exploring the Gallagher Canyon area north of Oliver. OOSAR responded with 15 members and equipment, and located two vehicles … Continue reading

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Cinderella at the bridge

    Prom Dress? Wedding Gown? Picture by Sandy Black who told Facebook readers this was found near her home east of the bridge on Fairview Rd. in Oliver recently. Is this yours? Did you donate it the good will? … Continue reading

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Oliver Parade needs volunteers – can you help?

Then phone 498-4985 Oliver Parade needs you About 20 volunteers needed to assist parade organizers on Saturday August 17th *** Oliver’s annual summer parade, a fun part of the Roots & Fruits Expo (formerly Sunshine Festival), is currently at risk … Continue reading

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Preparing for a long weekend – part one

Shall update Wednesday Today marks – 36 days until school opens

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Rocky Mtn ridged mussels – win over roto tilling interior lakes

The provincial government won’t be loosening new restrictions on rototilling and the uprooting of Eurasian milfoil in Okanagan and Osoyoos Lake. In a letter sent to the Central Okanagan Regional District last week, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural … Continue reading

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As someone said – don’t ruin a good story with the facts…..

This car pulled up in the mall and parked next to my spanking new car (2015 Chev). How arrogant – trying to put me to shame. My question to you all – how will your car look when it is … Continue reading

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Arsonist to court in August

  On July 25th , 2019 at approximately 9:30 pm two on duty officers at Osoyoos Detachment smelled smoke and went outside to investigate where they found the main entrance and front wall of the detachment was on fire. The … Continue reading

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Large and small – they all drop in

Oliver International – catering to a varied crew of light planes, turbo’s, choppers, medi-vacs – bambi- pickups of retardant, wine tours, air shows and even the big Comox birds which drop in for lunch on occasion.

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Praemonitus, Praemunitus –

Secrets No matter who forms the government, they will learn and keep the state secrets. Having held a Secret clearance for these past four decades I will let it lapse this year because I no longer need it. Thinking about … Continue reading

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When the smoke cleared

Destroyed 3 vehicles including a bus, some wooden structures. Owners away camping One report – fire started by a spark from jumper cables. A number of people live in the compound south of Wilson Mtn. Rd.

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