Monthly Archives: May 2012

Okanagan Falls to celebrate in style

Check out this website www.ofwa.ca/Summer-Event/

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Everyone is welcome!

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BC Children’s Hospital Fund raiser Friday

Look for the hot dog BBQ and Pop on Main Street Friday June 1st around the noon hour. Watch for celebrity cooks with all proceeds of the lunch to the BC Children’s Hospital. Location: CIBC Friday

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Babies, and more babies

These pictures from SOSS yesterday for the Roots of Empthy get-to-gether. Census Canada says – the number of babies being born is on the rise. Babies are used in the schools to teach empathy amongst students of all ages. Seems … Continue reading

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Don’t forget – new Sears location in the Oliver Place Mall

New sign on the wall at rear of Mall building with Bonnie Hayes shown helping customer load fridge on truck.

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Cemetery – construction taking place till June 8

Work crews putting finishing touch on first of many concrete strips were headstones will be housed. Project designed to protect headstones and make maintenance easier in the future. Note to Publisher: Cemetery is the correct spelling of the word Cemetery.

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Airport – a place of industry

Busy airport scenes – grass gets cut and helicopter test its gear. Meetings later today on Airport Strategic Plan.

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Oasis to continue to serve

New roof, new look, the sign says it all – renovations in progress. It would appear that new owners are preparing the Oasis for a summer opening with a fresh look.

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Two Oliver locations for local beer on tap

Dale Hyworon on the right and Sid Ruhland beside him – at the Ye Olde Welcome Inn where Firehall Brewery is on tap. Packed house inside and out at the Inn on Wednesday.

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We grow it BIG in Oliver

Picture submitted by Bruce Gartrell Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten: once the buds start to open (“ferning out”), the shoots quickly turn woody. Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good … Continue reading

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The China report with Gordon McKay

I was out and about the city of Jinan China where I currently live and work and I found a foriegn food and beverage market. I was looking through the wine section and I discovered a little taste of home … Continue reading

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Hurry for last spots in Junior Triathlon

40 spots – almost all signed up – hurry before Saturday’s start.

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Small fire – lots of smoke

One fire alarm, two fire trucks/crews and a lot of smoke on Sawmill Rd that could be seen downtown Oliver. Time: 7:45 pm Wednesday. Fireman called to Harfman Ranch on Sawmill Road for a fire outside the house of undetermined origin. Appeared … Continue reading

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Liberal MP offers his time in house to debate “grapes” bill

Liberal MP Scott Brison has stepped in to offer his June 6 slot for further debate on Dan Albas’s Bill C-311. The bill could have died but will see the light of day next week. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Cool shirt

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Eastlink promises improved internet speed

Around the Board Eastlink Communications Launches Faster Internet Speeds by Bonnie Dancey, CEO – SO Chamber of Commerce In a letter to SOCC President Petra Veintimilla: Thank you for your letter dated April 10, regarding internet connectivity and bandwidth in … Continue reading

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NDP offers to help Albas get wine bill through

From the CBC – latest developments on Bill C-311 1. The Conservative government is backing a proposal by a B.C. backbencher, Dan Albas to allow Canadians to buy wine outside their province and take it home. 2. NDP MP Malcolm Allen … Continue reading

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Sale this weekend

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I found Ruby

One picture I have used on ODN for a long time is featured here again today. The reason: I finally found the original email from Ruby Alexis who sent it to me July 27, 2011. The colour is spectacular and … Continue reading

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From the House of Commons

Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act C-311 Private Members’ Business May 29th, 2012 / 5:40 p.m. Alex Atamanenko British Columbia Southern Interior, BC Mr. Speaker, I am happy to say a few words in support of Bill C-311. I would like … Continue reading

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Today

Roots of Empathy is a district-wide character education and anti-bullying program that seeks to foster empathy and compassion in children and adults. At the heart of the program are a neighbourhood infant and parent who visit the classroom nine times … Continue reading

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On a sure footing

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Fine photograph

by Linda Anderson

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Community shares with charity

The Remax Yard Sale for Cure on Saturday had our greatest turnout yet! –And, we served up over 300 hotdogs! We raised just about $2000, and donations in cash are still trickling in. Anyways, thanks a bunch, I posted a … Continue reading

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Bears or ?

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Local band the Gala Vanters – play this week

Shane Swift and Luke Whittall, two of the Okanagan’s most gifted guitarists and vocalists, are releasing their debut recording and capping it with a concert at Medici’s on Friday night, June 1st. Luke, a locally grown artist, has been a … Continue reading

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Economic gardening gets a boost

This year marked the 60th year anniversary for the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting. This year Penticton was host to over 241 delegates over a 3 day period. One of the main highlights of the AGM included the … Continue reading

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School Board Report – 23 May 2012 Submitted by Marieze Tarr, Board Chair, SD53

Our district will be applying to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to fund our Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) program.  This year our district has 18 active SSA’s with two more being signed up this week.  In the past all SSA … Continue reading

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Area forests to be treated to reduce budworm

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations plans to aerially treat up to 28,000 hectares of Douglas fir forest in the Okanagan to reduce populations of western spruce budworm. The proposed treatment areas are located near Bear Creek, … Continue reading

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OES Marathon completed today

About three weeks ago – students at OES began a marathon of 6 laps each school day during outdoor PE periods. Today came the award of completion with a number of visitors and dignitaries joining them on the final 6 … Continue reading

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