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Floaty engineers with rock crews assemble ” Inuksuk ” south of Rd 9 Bridge. River is low and moving slow  – ideal conditions for a Sunday work project……

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Praemonitus, Praemunitus –

Political Nudge Last week, I wrote about nudging. Party names and party mission statements are nudges. I searched for the mission statements of each of eight Canadian national political parties. I was able to find a mission-like statement for each … Continue reading

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The Steele report

Happy Birthday Canada.  Tomorrow we celebrate one hundred fifty-two years of accomplishment and contradictions.  We will celebrate in towns and villages with the swearing in of any number of new Canadians.  In our past and present we are surrounded by Canadian … Continue reading

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Help fund the Cancer Car – have a lunch as well

LUNCH ON CANADA DAY? TRY OUR BBQ OUTSIDE OLIVER BUY-LOW BURGERS, HOT DOGS WITH FRIED ONIONS AND ALL THE FIXINGS POP AND WATER ALL BY DONATION MONDAY, 1ST JULY, 10.30am -2.00pm PROCEEDS TO THE CANCER CAR   Have you or … Continue reading

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Pee Wee hockey 45 years ago – does this relate?

large format press to enlarge 1975/76 submitted by Lindsay Peterson

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by Jessica Murphy

POSTCARD FROM EMILY In a box of old papers in a second-hand store I found a postcard.  No address, no date.  It was short but poignant. It read:  “My Dearest Daddy  I am having a lovely time at Grandmas.  Gee … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

THOSE LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER                         We are slowly getting into summer, a few hiccups but the weather is mainly hot and sunny,  time to climb out of bed early to start my day while it is cool.  Linger … Continue reading

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Serious Seriously? That is to question the validity, solemnity, gravitas, genuineness, believability and severity of something. Is this seriously true? Do you seriously mean that you want me to do what you just asked of me? Serious is not just … Continue reading

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by Gail Prior

THE ROSE He wasn’t begging, that much she had observed, after seeing him several times in various locations around town. He was using a dirty piece of green rag to pull an old metal grocery cart. The cart was loaded … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

  Building or Wrecking? I stood on the street of a busy town watching men tear a building down. With a ‘ho, heave, ho’ and a lusty yell they swung a beam and a sidewall fell. I asked the foreman … Continue reading

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Saturday morning – three new stories – drop in

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High above ….

by Sandra Smith Coming down the hill Note to photographers – context – a picture of a cloud is one thing A picture that is a painting and tells a story is another thing.

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Down the aisle

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Severe weather warning – ends late Friday

Environment Canada predicts a major storm by noon today Watches 6:24 PM PDT Friday 28 June 2019 Severe thunderstorm watch ended for: •Central Okanagan – including Kelowna •North Okanagan – including Vernon •South Okanagan – including Penticton Publisher: Not aware … Continue reading

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by Audrey MacNaughton

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by Huia Martin

When you see these flying low – you know It is cherry season

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Quotes of the week

From Judge Gregory Koturbush,  Penticton provincial court   “Across the criminal justice spectrum, there is a clear and strong consensus that something has gone painfully awry and that we have lost our way,” said Koturbash. “Canadian jails, and B.C. is … Continue reading

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MLA Column, July 2019

  We have seen a lot in the media lately relating to the Climate Change targets for 2040 and the move to zero-emission vehicles. There are many “experts” that have been consulted about the realities of actually electrifying our transportation … Continue reading

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by Abby Teigen

What if I told you that 30% of the graduates sitting on this stage today were not on the graduating list last week. Nothing like not seeing your name on a list to get your blood pumping, am I right? … Continue reading

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The Steele report

  Here I go, sticking my toe into painfully hot water again.  This time let’s look at the carbon tax issue.  For deniers yes the climate is changing.  Yes, man has caused the change at a more rapid rate.  And … Continue reading

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Rick Rock on stage Saturday

Sonic Flower Entertainment & Oliver Music and Entertainment present SIMPLY QUEEN Saturday June 29 7:30 p.m. Venables Theatre TICKETS $42 www.venablestheatre.ca Simply Queen is Canada’s premier Queen tribute. They have headlined theatre and outdoor festival shows to thousands all over … Continue reading

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A sign that says welcome

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A field in the meadows….

land clearing for development? annual cleaning of weeds and trees?

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Test for weatherman

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Commencement – an evening to remember

Large format picture Grad of 2019 SOSS

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by Jeremy Cook

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At the “rockery” – a tradition

   

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What does it mean? What is the rush?

Parks Canada to visit Osoyoos Tuesday Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, will join British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band, and … Continue reading

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Storm decides to move to Fraser Valley…..

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A horror story by Jessica Murphy

RECOIL A perfect May morning with nothing on the schedule but gardening—perhaps, a perfect day. In the shed I began to gather my tools—the spading fork, the half-moon edger, the adjustable leaf rake, my Hickok loppers, my… That is when … Continue reading

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