Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rant – just another one to ignore

‘Do you see what I see?’ a song? Today I went to review the work of the Highways contractor charged with the responsibility of ‘fixin da roads’. They/it were ripping up roads south of Penticton that did not need help … Continue reading

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Time to think about your time again – thanks Dave

Daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend and the clocks will officially “fall back” one hour at 2 am on Sunday, Nov. 3rd in Standard Time. In the spring we will change to DST once more…. and never … Continue reading

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Part 3 – Teens Financial Literacy

Over the past few weeks, I have written about the general lack of financial literacy in our youth and the almost complete absence of teaching these skills in our school systems. In the final article of this three-part series, I … Continue reading

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Attention: Helena Konanz

I didn’t like the sign here on Tuc-el-nuit Drive during the campaign. It blocked a great view.  A number of comments in the region  – that did not appreciate the sign and a few other things done in Penticton – … Continue reading

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Community Gift

Left FHTS President Ed Schmalz receive cheque from gifter Brian Wilson, Executive Director the Okanagan Archive Trust Society of Penticton. The grant comes with no strings other than it to be used for historical purposes.

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Community Gift

Left Katie Hadwin receives and the gifter – Oliver Elks President Darren Baptiste for the “Any Child can join” program.

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Election by the numbers – 35 million ballots printed

Nearly 18 million Canadians voted with turnout of about 66% 4,774,963 voted at advance polls 111,300 voted on campus at one of 119 temporary Elections Canada offices between October 5 and October 9 34,324 voted by mail from abroad 365 … Continue reading

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MP off to Ottawa

Photo by Richard (Dick) Cannings Looking west to Bench and Summerland below Interesting facts Election 2019 Top two candidates # number of ballots Penticton: 8629 Oliver: 2153 Grand Forks: 1958 Castlegar: 1879 Osoyoos: 1648 Trail: 1613 We acknowledge that other … Continue reading

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Looking for help? looking for a doctor? – help is on the way….

More than 1,100 people in the region have now been connected with a primary health-care provider, thanks in part to a new online waiting list. 60 percent of them with doctors. Launched in August, the online list allows people to … Continue reading

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Bail hearing for Shawcross – November 20

36 year old Jesse William Shawcross has been charged with 10 criminal counts in connection with multiple incidents in September in Oliver, OK Falls and Penticton. Shawcross has lived in Kamloops and his age may be different than the one … Continue reading

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Should I be concerned – should you? Is this the world we live in……

A week ago a couple of “campers” set up along the river just past the Control Structure/Footbridge at the north end of town about 300 yards up the east side dike path. They are a female and a male. I … Continue reading

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Where?

Submitted by Henryka Mrzljak

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Hump day weather

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A report from your MLA

Yet another Election now over. Signs down by now (we hope) and a temporary reprieve from the election machine of emails, phone calls etc. While many of us no longer appreciate the election process, there are many new Canadians who, … Continue reading

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Store to close – your chance to save big!

Last day of regular business hours is November 15. All floor models are on clearance and are going quickly, however still a good selection to choose from………….. as of today. We are open Tuesday through Saturday   9:30am -4:00pm. Watch our … Continue reading

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Board of Education report

Following are some highlights of items discussed at the regular meeting held on Wednesday, October 23rd. Senior staff informed the Board that a Grade 7 student leadership retreat was organized on October 8th for all Grade 7 students in our … Continue reading

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The Steele Report*

It is funny how short the public’s attention span is on a given issue.  We are like fish in a fish bowl staring at the distortion of a kernel of sand through the glass.  That is until someone taps on … Continue reading

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Lakeside – 35 years of selling travel

Lakeside Travel has been in business in Osoyoos since 1984! 35 Years of selling Travel in the South Okanagan. When you go to the internet to make your travel plans….think again! Perhaps your personal holiday needs more attention than what … Continue reading

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You are never too old…

A long standing tradition since the 1960’s of B.C. and Washington Legions, called ‘Gavel Passing’ transpired again this year in Ephrata, Wa. Gavel Passing commemorates and promotes friendship between the Veterans and Legion members of both countries. Part of the … Continue reading

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by Edwin Dukes

Looking west, vibrant fall colours

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Council Briefs – Town of Oliver

Oliver Tourism Association – Preliminary Budget Presentation – Council received an update from the Oliver Tourism Association highlighting their draft 2020 budget.  The Oliver Tourism Association has worked to provide Visitor Information services to promote tourism in Oliver and Area … Continue reading

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Rest in peace

Obituary for the late Robert Edward Goltz February 11, 1957 – October 25, 2019 On Friday, October 25, 2019, Mr. Robert Edward Goltz of Oliver passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 62 years. He was predeceased … Continue reading

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Friday November 15th

SOCS 2nd CONCERT – BERGMANN PIANO DUO What could be better than hearing one fine musician on a grand piano?  Why, hearing two fine musicians on two grand pianos of course!  That is what the South Okanagan Concert Society is … Continue reading

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Planned opening in Oliver

OLIVER’S 2nd* LEGAL CANNABIS RETAIL STORE TO OPEN ITS DOORS THIS WEEK!! The wait is over Oliver! The Higher Path Cannabis Co., located at 5859 Main Street, will be open for business by the end of this week. The Higher … Continue reading

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Avoid area if possible

8:30 am Between Rd 11 and Rd 10 – Highway 97S Two vehicle accident. EMS, police and fire on scene Take an alternative route

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A dance in shallow water

Vaseux Lake by Audrey MacNaughton

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Sunday, a day of peace and serenity – nice

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On a personal note

In visiting the Museum in Oliver again Sunday – I was struck by seeing a ghost. Let me explain and I do want you to visit there and take your friends…… Halloween 1924 proceeded today with great interest and fun. … Continue reading

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