Monthly Archives: December 2011

Snow in the clouds at Vaseux

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Expert art instruction for children

Art lessons for ages 4-18. At the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 34274-95th Street in Oliver  (5840 Airport St.) Art instructor Leza Macdonald Lessons to begin January 7th for six sessions – Feb.11, 2012 Ages 4-7 9 a.m -10.a.m. $5.00 or … Continue reading

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Area Planning Commission to be named Thursday

That the RDOS Board of Directors appoint the following as members of the Electoral Area ‘C’ Advisory Planning Commission until November 30, 2014: Cort Larsen Kathy Mercier Jamail Brar Gary Dell Jay Martiniuk Ed Machail Jessica Murphy Bill Michael Sara … Continue reading

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RDOS to consider next week

Agricultural Land Commission Referral – Subdivision within the ALR Administrative Recommendation: That the RDOS Board “authorise” the application for subdivision at 32231 123rd Street, Rural Oliver, to proceed to the Agricultural Land Commission; Purpose: To facilitate a subdivision to adjust … Continue reading

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Ship in a bottle

I promised Linda a Ship in a Bottle back in 1972. I had carved nothing more than the  hull, masts and spars before the civic election and then I had all the time in the world to fiddle around and mount … Continue reading

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Friday view to the west

Photo by Ed Dukes

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Basso challenges Slater on two issues

Marji Basso, BC NDP Provincial Candidate for the Boundary Similkameen is asking the Provincial government to explain why the BC Liberals endorse the IHA  decision to close sexually transmitted infection clinics. This decision directly affects the Grand Forks public health … Continue reading

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Baldy has snow

Thanks to Mt. Baldy for this cam shot at the end of light today

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Oliver pioneer passes – Katie Woodruff

One of Oliver’s oldest residents, Katherine  (Katie) V. Woodruff passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 28 at Sunnybank Centre in Oliver at the age of 103 years. Growing up before TV, computers, airlines, satellites, and cell phones existed and when radio, … Continue reading

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Top news of 2011

Chosen as top news story – Destruction of SOSS by fire September 12th  – “Fire of an undetermined origin broke out at about 2:15 am and burned for 5 or more hours. It continues at this hour.” Chosen as top … Continue reading

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“A little slice of Heaven in the Okanagan”

Photo by Ed Dukes

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Enderby volunteer fireman trained in Oliver

VERNON – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the volunteer firefighter who died on the morning of Dec. 29, 2011, while fighting a fire in Enderby. The deceased is Daniel Botkin, aged 25. Mr. Botkin was one … Continue reading

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A new era at the School District

Recently elected to lead School District #53  is Marieze Tarr of Osoyoos as Chair of the Board. A mother of school aged children, a medical scientist by training and wife of a Dr. Garnett Tarr, Marieze hails from South Africa. … Continue reading

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A great day… a great picture

The weather was perfect yesterday for a hike along the channel at Road 22 and here is the proof Photo take by Werner Eigelsreiter Submitted by Suzanne

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Albino Big Horn

Photo taken by Jonathan Kruger Chief, Penticton Indian Band “This is the Great White Mountain Sheep on our Reserve… This is the 9th White Big Horn Sheep recorded in North America…” J. Kruger

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Funeral for Harold King tomorrow in Osoyoos

Harold King       Aug 16, 1926 – Dec 25, 2011 On Sunday December 25, 2011, Oliver pioneer Harold King passed away in Kelowna at the age of 85 years. A funeral service will be officiated by The Reverend Patrick Reid … Continue reading

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Art lessons begin January 7th

Art lessons for ages 4-18. At the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 34274-95th St. (5840 Airport Street) Lessons to begin January 7th for six sessions – Feb.11, 2012 Ages 4-7 9 a.m -10.a.m. $5.00 or $30.00 per semester Ages 8-12 10.30 … Continue reading

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Unexpected guests arriving?

Riverside Trails Bed and Breakfast 37445-93rd Street – north of Oliver on Island Way Phone 250.498.2310 E-mail tmclaugh@telus.net Website www.riversidetrailsbb.ca Your Hosts Tom and Dorothy McLaughlin ~~ Lakeside Resort – on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake – in Oliver 37005-81st Street (6707 Lakeside … Continue reading

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In September – a Balancing Rock field trip

September 27th 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 … Continue reading

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Stacked away

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Congratulations to all winners

(above Mayor Ron Hovanes picks winner with Kelly Venables) V LINE CONSTRUCTION – SUPPORTING BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL  5TH ANNUAL RAFFLE GOLD TICKETS WINNERS 1ST PRIZE : KEN CARR, OK FALLS – I-PAD2 2ND PRIZE: MIKE KOZMINKO, OLIVER – $300.00 WORTH … Continue reading

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Harold William King RIP

Harold King passed away on Christmas day. We will greatly miss him! A memorial service will take place Thursday morning at 11:00 at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in Osoyoos. ~~ Earlier story: August 19, 2011 – Two significant things happened this week … Continue reading

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A sparkling affair – January 21st – a Desert Sun project

Saturday January 21st – Annual Grand Night Gala – Formal Dinner and Dance For the past six years Desert Sun has held the “Grand Night”, an evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction and a draw for $1000.00. Each year a … Continue reading

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Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club

Art lessons for ages 4-18. At the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre        34274-95th St. (5840 Airport Street) Lessons to begin January 7th for six sessions – Feb.11, 2012 Ages 4-7        9 a.m -10.a.m.     $5.00 or $30.00 per semester Ages 8-12      10.30 … Continue reading

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The best of 2011 – a series

Photography by John Chapman

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1st major commercial building erected at Senkulmen

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More affordable housing at Gallagher Lake

Press the button on the right

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New garbage containers for Main Street

Made in Oliver at Munckhof Manufacturing

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Chlorine contact loops

Contractor installing Chlorine Contact Loops near Tuc-el-nuit School (on Merlot Avenue between Lakeside Drive and Tucelnuit Drive). This is part of a larger project to ensure safe drinking water in two areas of Oliver. Two loops are being constructed near … Continue reading

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The best of 2011 – a series

Nature’s finest colour through the lens. Photography by Linda Anderson

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