Monthly Archives: September 2019

A good time to meet provincial Ministers – face to face

        Mayors see value in attending UBCM in Vancouver By ROY WOOD The two mayors of  South Okanagan towns concur that last week’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention was worth the roughly $15,000 it cost each … Continue reading

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The Steele report

Well we are at the half way point of the federal election.  So how do you feel so far?  Did you notice I didn’t ask what do you think, but how you feel.  See all those who vote for the … Continue reading

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A court date for driver – who ran from accident scene

2019-09-30 Osoyoos   On September 27th, 2019, at 754 a.m., Osoyoos RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 near Macguire Road. An older model Chevy Nova was observed by witnesses driving west bound on Highway 3, … Continue reading

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Orange shirt day parade heads back to school

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Local march – today – Main Street – Town Hall at 1 pm

Local schools will send representatives to the march honouring the closing of a residential school in the Kootenay region. Members of the OIB council and Oliver’s Town council expected to participate Less than 10 kilometres from Cranbrook, British Columbia, St. Eugene Indian … Continue reading

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Mountain snow – Baldy uses period to burn forest slash

The story behind the fires – Baldy had a Forest Enhancement Society of BC grant to create a fire break to protect the ski area. Selective logging last fall, mechanical raking this fall, and perfect conditions to light the slash … Continue reading

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Saturday golf ball drop

Oliver Rotary Club would like to thank Dave Schwatzenberger of TOPFLIGHT in Penticton for the donation of staff time and helicopter. The Club is fundraising this year will on the needs at SO General Hospital. Proceeds from our events will … Continue reading

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Praemonitus, Praemunitus –

God keep our Land [What follows was written before the comments last week. Similarly, next week’s post.] The West describes Putin as former KGB (aka Chekist). Putin says: “there are no former Chekists.” A recent publicly-released white paper titled, “Russian … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

White Face The story that has dominated the news recently reminded me of an eye-opening experience I had in Kenya, but it was about whiteface. My wife and I enlisted for one year of voluntary service at the Kijabe Mission … Continue reading

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Keep fit with Kandice Davidson

Success is not reached overnight. It requires a plan, it requires discipline to follow the plan & not get our heads turned by a new system that promises a short cut…..more often than not these “short cuts” over-promise & under-deliver. … Continue reading

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Passport photos ?

Maggie, Terry and Susan are ready to help with your Passport, PAL, Visa and ID Photos at 6245 Main St (formerly OK Photo Lab) Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays by appointment only 250-498-2788 5

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Sun starts a new week

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Update: 3 new charges against suspect – remanded in custody until Wednesday

36 year old Jesse William Shawcross has been charged with 19 criminal counts in connection with multiple incidents in the last week in Oliver, OK Falls and Penticton. Shawcross has lived in Kamloops and his age may be different than … Continue reading

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Update – Airlift at Osoyoos for patient hurt in Hwy 3 accident

Serious accident on Hwy 3 – heading to Bridesville. Before 9am Friday Police, fire and EMS on scene. Ambulances from Oliver and Osoyoos mentioned on chatter channels. Three ambulances required – one heading to Osoyoos for helicopter picked within the … Continue reading

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RDOS clean up of mess on reserve land to cost 1.1 million dollars

Request from the Penticton Indian Band to waive all tipping fees for approximately 5000 tonnes of waste deposited on Lot 210 Green, Mountain Road. Background: A private waste hauler has set up a sorting/receiving facility site at Lot 210, Green, … Continue reading

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Report on Schools – District 53

Board of Education Report September 25, 2019 Welcome to the new school year! On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish all our students and staff a successful year. Following are some highlights of items discussed at the … Continue reading

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Chains or snow tires ?

Rogers Pass, Kootenay Pass,  the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Kamloops and the Okanagan Connector should see snow near the summits Friday, with light accumulations possible through the weekend. Special weather statements have been posted for higher-elevation highways in the … Continue reading

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8+ cm – one says to another – “did you bring the snow shoes?”

Photo by Sandra Smith – up da hill

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A beacon in the rain

A couple of memories – new school and some person painted graffiti on it and I took a pix. I was dressed down. Recently someone painted on a yellow wall (food store) and another person sent me the picture of … Continue reading

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Let The song Let It Be from the Beatles speaks to release of what hurts me. Let it be, means allow it to stay as is, to accept it, to leave it alone. And… to stop thinking and suffering over … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

MANAGING MY LIFE How do you manage? This silly question was asked of me many times when people saw me with my four preschoolers. How can one possibly answer that query? Marrying at nineteen with a baby on the way … Continue reading

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Bylaw officers to change – special meeting needed Oct. 4th to complete decision

THAT Council award the Town of Oliver’s Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control services agreement to Wayne Belleville to be in effect from October 11, 2019 until December 31, 2019;   AND THAT Council rescind the following Town of Oliver Bylaw Enforcement … Continue reading

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by Audrey MacNaughton

We who live at Vaseux Lake – listen to the CBC!……. That is not a crime bracelet… this is a GPS device that proves that sheep herd in small groups and do not travel that far in a year. Many … Continue reading

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