Monthly Archives: September 2011

Death on our highway in South Okanagan

Another report of a death on Highway 97 – this time in Okanagan Falls near the Heritage Market. A truck struck down a women late Friday. RCMP investigating. Traffic was disrupted while investigation in progress. See earlier story about 44 … Continue reading

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Chuck Smith of Oliver dies suddenly

January 1, 1971 – September 22, 2011 On Thursday September 22, 2011, Charles Michael Smith of Oliver passed away suddenly at the age of 40 years. He was predeceased by his father Robert Alfred Smith. Chuck will be fondly remembered … Continue reading

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Wheeler New passes at 92 years of age

Mar 4, 1919 – Sep 27, 2011 Charles (Wheeler) New passed away peacefully on September 27th, 2011 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his father in 1926, his mother   in 1963, sisters Gertrude, Mary, Thelma, Grace and Lois, brothers … Continue reading

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OK Falls women dead after car plunges into lake

A single vehicle accident at Vaseaux Lake along Highway 97 has claimed the life of an Okanagan Falls woman.  RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services reports the 44 year’s 1995 Pontiac Grand Am drove into the lake about 2:30 Thursday afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Concert season about to begin

With thanks and appreciation to Kickstart Printing for the use of graphics professionally done by their staff.

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Time to go

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Goose hunting

NOTICE TO OLIVER RESIDENTS CANADA GOOSE HUNTING SEASON The Town of Oliver has issued six exemptions under Firearms and Explosives Bylaw 644, as amended. These exemptions will allow the permit holders to discharge firearms within the Town of Oliver specifically … Continue reading

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Bells

It’s time to break out the bronze and have some fun together. The Oliver Handbell Ringers are back to practising for the sheer enjoyment of hearing those bells ring in harmony and also the chance to share this music with … Continue reading

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Convention of municipal leaders – a wrap

Mayor Pat Hampson, Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert, Councillor Marji Basso and MLA John Slater outside Canada Place Thursday. Delegates heading home after a long week of meetings

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Events start Saturday afternoon

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Could we use a dedicated doggie park

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SOSS Report from Jarred Webb

Today is the annual Terry Fox run for SOSS, happening in A block, it’s the usual route, except people will be ending where the new parking lot is. Donations are greatly appreciated. Thursday was a bake sale fundraiser for Grade 7 … Continue reading

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Rock on

 

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T shirts and hoodies to be sold as fund raiser

Picture on graphic thanks to Paul Eby SOSS Fundraiser It is a commemorative and a student learning and achievement promotion. I say this only because many would like to see the funds go to the auditorium. T-Shirts and Hoodies have been designed – … Continue reading

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And now for a brief interlude on Vancouver’s harbour

Shots taken at Canada Place while Publisher attends Union of BC Muncipalities Convention in Vancouver. Big topics covered by the provincial press include RCMP contract for policing, Municipal Auditor General and problems with illegal grow ops and medical marijuana production.  2nd photo … Continue reading

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Bakery owners take short break

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Otto Reimer (1924-2011)

Veteran of  WWII  dies Otto Reimer passed away peacefully at McKinney Place, Oliver on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the age of 87. Otto is predeceased by his loving wife, Alice Marie (2009). He will be sadly missed by his … Continue reading

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Starts Friday

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Don’t change your address just yet

Green boxes in rural areas and many spots in Town as well will be converted to Community Mail Boxes (CMB) – next spring. Many road signs will change before that time and each cccupant will be advised by local government and or … Continue reading

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Stage players speak out

Members and directors of the South Okanagan Amateur Players (SOAP) are anxiously awaiting information on what will be done to replace the Frank Venables Auditorium following the devastating fire at South Okanagan Secondary School earlier this month. SOAP and its … Continue reading

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Fatality on 350th last week

RCMP have yet to give out details but reports to ODN indicate a motorcyclist died September 21, last Wednesday in the 11900 block of 350 Avenue near Road 2A hitting a power pole. This is roughly the same location, three … Continue reading

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Balancing Rock Field Trip

Sunday afternoon saw a crowd of over thirty people gather at the Recreation Center for the Oliver and District Heritage Society and the Okanagan Historical Society  geology field trip to Balancing Rock which is located about 14Km up the My … Continue reading

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Local singer performs Friday

This event sponsored by Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club and features performers supporting the arts in our community. Come one – come all. This is a fundraising event for the Sagebrushers and the Quail’s Roost Gallery.

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1st Oliver Scouts – update – More kids needed

Just wanted to let you know what we have been doing and what we are gonna be doing in the near future. This past weekendwas VERY busy.  We had our annual clean up camp at Camp Secrest.  We spent the … Continue reading

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Sunday and don’t miss the large art show

Take advantage of a great weekend of music, art and vino. The Oliver Community Arts Council presents Fall Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday only entertainment outside in the park with Festival of the Grape. Don’t miss … Continue reading

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Domingos da Ressurreicao Barreira passes

On Wednesday September 21 Domingos da Ressurreicao Barreira of Oliver passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family at the Penticton Regional Hospital age 84 years.  He was predeceased by his grandson Jason; his sisters Coltilde, Anna, Corina … Continue reading

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Gallagher Lake project restricts exits

This picture shows that only one entrance/exit is allowed on the west side of the Highway at Gallagher lake. Paving has been completed from Vincor to past the bluff with turn lanes in two different locations to add to the … Continue reading

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Kiki Dee finds a home

I was blessed enough to find this beautiful kitty outside East Side Grocery and took her home. I am not allowed to have pets in my place but for some reason I was compelled to help this kitty. Her previous … Continue reading

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Willow wee – where is it?

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Child minders needed in Oliver

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services in Oliver, requires immediately childminding staff for It’s English Language Services to Adults Program. Full specialized training will be given on working with immigrant children. Please phone Silvia Aidar at our Oliver office – … Continue reading

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