Monthly Archives: May 2011

Racing results

 photo taken by Shawn Zacharias Sally Hamilton launches her 1934 Ford pickup from the start light at Richter Pass Motorplex on the May 29th race, along with 40 other racers. Results for Osoyoos weekend drag racing The Wine Country Racing … Continue reading

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Mounted police

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Sheared off pole causes power outages

Fortis crews fix pole taken down by vehicle accident east side of Highway 97 South near Road 5. No details available on accident. Power out in parts of Oliver Tuesday.

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Door found open

Grand Opening this weekend at Mark’s.

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Prison site?

Solicitor General Shirley Bond has submissions for eight competing sites as potential locations for the prison, including areas on Penticton and Osoyoos Indian band land. “My team is currently evaluating the proposals,” Bond says. “I could have a recommendation provided to … Continue reading

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The wire fence – in and out

Mom, I have been good and I am staying inside the fence. (Note companion) I got outside the wire – weeds are tastier and  I’m living dangerously on the highway. Note: Several people stopped to try to get the errant … Continue reading

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Part two – inside new SOSS

This part of the school – outside – is ready to get stucco and shows the number of layers being attached to the frame of the building. It is located at the far north adjacent to the upper elementary playing area (geothermal fields) … Continue reading

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Debutantes at Fairview – Prom night inside story

 We had a good go of trying to get everyone identified but that turned out to be next to impossible. Jarred Webb reports: With school coming to a close – not much news is going on, but this weekend was … Continue reading

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$700 raised and….91 shoe boxes

Hi Jack.   Picture of the Bandai relief shoe box event. We raised over $700 and received 91 shoe boxes. A big thanks to the teachers and students of OES and SOSS and the community. We are thrilled with the support!! … Continue reading

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Has your garden been entered?

“ATTENTION PLEASE!” The “Communities in Bloom” Garden Contest has extended their entry deadline to June 18, 2011

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June 10th – plan ahead

Friday, June 10 – The K Sisters & Hidden Chapel Wines at Medici’s Gelateria & Coffee House – Come listen to The K Sisters and their sweet swingin’ harmonies! From the beautiful classics to the Andrews Sisters style and jazzy … Continue reading

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A look inside

Awesome look inside a new Oliver school (SOSS). Thanks to Mitch Van Aller for providing a tour inside the construction zone. ODN will feature pictures this week of the many areas now being worked on and nearing completion. Pictures above … Continue reading

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Thanks to Russell Work

What a great day for a run. Caught most of the action in the half corked marathon. 1. The starting leg from Hester Creek down to Inniskillin Winery, through the grapes of course. 2. Number 1 runner was Claire Martin … Continue reading

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Hospital in Oliver needs government intervention

Last week we told you that the medical staff at South Okanagan General Hospital were having difficulty staffing all shifts at the Emergency Ward. In an extraordinary session – Osoyoos Council, Oliver Council, rural area directors from both centres and … Continue reading

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Show and Shine at the Inn

The Lange’s with “the judge”, Ron Ethier with a hot dog stand and two beauties at the Sunday Show and Shine.

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1951 Reunion Report

Thanks for your interest in our 1951 Class Reunion. We are as surprised as you that a group of geriatrics exists that is willing to subject itself to the well-deserved disdain of old sweats and call it a reunion after … Continue reading

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Golden Mile Trail should be maintained

  The Golden Mile trail starting from Reed Cr. To Tinhorn Cr. across to Hester Cr. Winery should be maintained. Places of interest:  Reed Cr. Stamp mill not visible now. F. Piper’s Cabin site, at the very top opening on … Continue reading

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Wood eating mole destroys tree root

City and regional authorities have consulted with the best specie experts to try to explain what caused the the roots of these trees to be eaten/chewed and spit out in such a fashion. No one spotted the culprit. Could it be … Continue reading

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Sunday – sunny and half corked

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Dog day afternoon

Lions lead the way at Sunday’s Purina Guide Dog fundraiser in Oliver. About twenty five dogs and owners participated. Others picked up hot dogs for lunch. Below is wheel chair dog Jazzy owned by Bob and Patricia Currie. Jazzy has … Continue reading

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Leo: I retired because

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Have you been in – to see to Marg and Ann?

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Books and Toys

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Speaking of bees

This queen and her brood found up in a hedge tree on Park Drive (79th Street). Owner of the tree took photo of the problem and the solution when the beekeeper came to the rescue. Photos by Brandt Leinor

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High level smoke in South Okanagan

Some people are reporting you cannot see too far south today as smoke is in the air. Where is it coming from? We have not been able to find out so far. Can you help?  Washington State? Alberta? Just askin! … Continue reading

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Bee Day in BC

Mason Bee – bc government photo B.C. celebrates Day of the Honey Bee Honey bees may be tiny creatures, but their work has a big $200-million impact on farming in British Columbia. That’s why the Province is declaring May 29 … Continue reading

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Weekend activities

Show and Shine at Welcome Inn at 11am Sunday Half Corked Marathon runs today raising funds for Parks and Recreation program “Any child can join” – a program to ensure maximum participaction. Marathon is fully registered.

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Name the flowering tree

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Picnic in the park

Day not perfect for a picnic but a small crowd attracted to Lion’s Park Saturday for a BBQ fundraiser for Marji Basso who is in a race to be selected by NDP members to represent this area. One of her … Continue reading

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New exalted ruler

Elks Lodge in Oliver has a new leader. Joanne Bray is the president. The old name of exalted ruler has beeen dropped. Oliver Elks celebrating 75th anniversary.

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