Monthly Archives: August 2011

Teachers issue strike notice

The BC Teachers Federation has filed strike notice to take effect at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 6th. Phase 1 of job action means that teachers will not be performing administrative tasks such as filling out forms, collecting data, meeting with principals … Continue reading

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Flames from grass fire seen for miles

Workers in Osoyoos took pictures of a large red ball of fire as grass burned fiercely on OIB land south of the old Haynes structures Wednesday afternoon after 2 o’clock. Initially the Osoyoos Fire Department called in to contain the … Continue reading

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Heading south

Haynes House on Black Sage Rd. Barn is on the other side of the road.

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Open House Thursday

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Certificate of Appreciation

Mayor Hampson presents Rory Lodge with a Certificate of Appreciation from the town and regional district, and a plaque from the town as recognition for her time as Oliver Youth Ambassador 2010/2011.

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Gallagher Lake housing goes up fast

Two pictures of houses at various states of construction. In addition to these two – a third is at the foundation stage. Some paving of roads completed with utility services in the ground.

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Heading north

1. Community Event upcoming 2. Hotel improvement nears completion 3. Rock in the sun

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Kits for kids – Telus program

More than 50 students in Oliver will receive a nice surprise in time for the new school year – a backpack filled with basic school supplies they likely would not have been able to afford otherwise. Earlier this summer, TELUS … Continue reading

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Artist and teacher Robert Wood in town

Robert Wood has his paintings on display at Rustico Winery and is teaching his techniques at a special session for two days in Oliver. A number of seats are left open by a cancellation so contact the Oliver Sagebrushers. Here … Continue reading

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2010 flood victims wait and wait….

Victims of the 2010 Oliver slide who have yet to be compensated for their losses and the politicians want to know why the bureaucracy is taking so long. Dear Premier: In my recent telephone conversation with Ms. Kathy Mercier, I learned … Continue reading

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Sophie Johnston passes

Sophie (Miller) Johnston – (1918 – 2011) – It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Sophie (Miller) Johnston, 93 years, of Oliver on the 28th day of August, 2011 at McKinney Place. Born in … Continue reading

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Heritage Society chair responds

I don’t think it is appropriate for me to comment on the relative merits of the two staff members of the Oliver and District Heritage Society. It may, however, reassure Mr. McLennan to know that both staff members were served … Continue reading

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Robert Wood to visit Quail’s Roost

Born in Vancouver, Robert Wood vacationed in the South Okanagan as a boy and still returns to this “home away from home” when he can to paint in one of his favourite plein air locations. Home is now Calgary, and … Continue reading

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Pilates – Open house this Thursday

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A visit to White Lake

The lake and the array. For thousands of years, the universe has been studied by examining the light arriving at the earth from the stars, gas clouds and galaxies. In the past two decades, however, technology has given us the … Continue reading

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Creative use

From 369th Avenue

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Try the spray park to keep cool

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Cooper lot for sale on Main Street

Some were hoping that these empty lots on Main Street would be consolidated.

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Former Heritage Society president speaks out

Letter to the Editor: The closing of the Museum is outrageous. The reason for closure is:  “Newman told the Chronicle the decision came down to the hard reality that the Society could not support two staff positions and have any … Continue reading

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Kitty needs a home

I am desperate to find her a place as my landlord didn’t take kindly the fact I had rescued this kitty girl, when we have agreed to no pets in the house. She is just so pretty and unusually coloured … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Okanagan Aboriginal AIDS Walk

For the past 10 years The Okanagan Aboriginal AIDS Society (OAAS) has been providing HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and awareness information to the seven First Nations communities and to the three Friendship Centers located in the Okanagan Valley.  With … Continue reading

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Sammy showered – summer fun

4 year old Sammy, a collage by S. Parolin

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Alcohol use at firehalls to be debated Thursday

Next Thursday – RDOS directors will debate whether to institute a no-drinking alcohol policy at all fire halls it administers. This policy would govern seven fire volunteer fire departments. The policy proposes that no alcohol would be stored in such … Continue reading

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Robert Wood exhibit next Sunday

2 to 6 pm Sunday September 4th at Rustico Winery. Meet the artist. Live entertainment.

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Rudbeckia

by Penelope Johnson The species are commonly called coneflowers and black-eyed-susans; all are native to North America and many species are cultivated in gardens for their showy yellow or gold flower heads.

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8 days to go – got your supplies?

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Parking lot to double as ball court

At SOSS – west entrance by new gym.

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Cort Larsen appointed to RDOS Area C commission

Cort Larsen has been appointed by Regional District Director Allan Patton to replace Harold King on the Area C – Area Planning Commission. Harold King served on the board for more than 8 years.

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Ironman over for another year

This rider caught on film at the Husky in Osoyoos. It’s a wrap!

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Prep for firemen’s slide day

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