Monthly Archives: August 2012

School is back Tuesday – what’s new?

1. Steel girders to watch in the sky at SOSS 2. New locked shed near playground at OES 3. Sign taken away at TEN for refinishing

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From the lens of Bob Cameron

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Blue moon by Ed Dukes

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Doctors move to Oliver

Paid Announcement

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Announcement

Park Drive Massage Therapy, 6467 Park Drive Oliver B.C. 250-498-5417 Helene Urcullu registered massage therapist has moved her practice to Park Drive Massage Therapy Clinic. The clinic will be open on September 4th. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9-5. In … Continue reading

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Waste diversion to increase from 51% to 73% in RDOS

Regional District satisfied with internal handling of 2010 Campbell Mountain salvaging concern Subsequent to media reports regarding the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s response to an episode of salvaging at the Campbell Mountain landfill facility in 2010, the Regional District’s … Continue reading

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A little history in the viewer

Who lived on this land?   Concrete wall behind Legion – who was pouring in 1966?  Was OK Tire built then? Look at the trees! Both pictures are linked

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“So thankful to get out alive”

House destroyed. Covered by insurance so says Joe Louie who let ODN tour the site of Tuesday’s early morning fire. Two adults and four children got out safely when fire started in a building to the west of the main … Continue reading

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Spots near a highway

Thanks to Bladerunner for the lift

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Awesome by Bernard Bedard

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Did you miss it? – part two

Photo by Bob Cameron

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Did you miss it?

Doing mainers at the A and dub. Three car clubs converged on the local drive thru Wednesday for a show with entertainment, a large crowd and cars, cars, cars.

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House needed desperately

Joe and Tiny Louie lost their house to a fire early Tuesday morning. The family needs the help of people in the South Okanagan to find a large 4-5 bedroom house in Osoyoos or Oliver to tide them over until arrangements … Continue reading

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Latest Rotary exchange student arrives in Oliver

The 2012-2013 Rotary Exchange Student, Josh Delloro arrived from the Philippines yesterday.  He was spotted out with Blaine & Kate enjoying his first A & W Car Show that was held Wednesday. Josh is looking forward to making many new friends … Continue reading

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Is a liquor store an essential service?

B.C. Government workers across the province will go on strike on Wednesday September 5, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 announced today. On September … Continue reading

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Summer over – last weekend to camp?

Effective at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the current campfire ban in the Vernon and Penticton fire zones will be rescinded due to a decreased risk of wildfires. Campfires will now be permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. The … Continue reading

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River flows heavy and high – drop structure work cancelled

Yesterday the ORRI team received the unfortunate news that the work on VDS 13 (Vertical Drop Structure) cannot be done this year due to high flows in the Okanagan River.  We had the same situation last year.  In-the-river work must … Continue reading

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Sky picture by Tara Hovanes

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Trial date set for Louie

Brian Douglas Louie, 33 of Oliver will stand trial in a provincial court in Penticton December 5 of this year. He remains in custody and will appear October 31st for a trial confirmation hearing on five criminal code charges laid … Continue reading

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Hospital using PR to get message out

The chief of Medical staff at the South Okanagan General Hospital Dr. Peter Entwhistle told Oliver Town council last Monday that: 1. The number of funded acute care beds remains stable and expected not to be reduced 2. ER Emergency … Continue reading

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Dead fish natural

If you’re vacationing in the Okanagan, officials say dead salmon washing up on local beaches are no cause for alarm. Dozens of salmon have washed up on the Osoyoos beaches on Lakeshore Drive and near Haynes Point. It appears to … Continue reading

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Off road sign post needs attention

Note to Highways, MLA and Town of Osoyoos – for travellers near Hwy 97 at Willowbeach area.

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Sky show by Ed Dukes

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BC school enrollment continues to decline

Education by the numbers VICTORIA – The following facts provide a snapshot of British Columbia’s public education system: Enrolment for the 2012-13 school year 534,691 estimated full-time public school students this September, compared to 540,696 for the September 2011 estimate … Continue reading

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Fire on OIB land just off Black Sage Rd

Picture from Linda Anderson Fire Department called at 1:16 am to Inkameep Rd subdivision just off Black Sage Rd. Spencer Tribbick of the OFD says 23 men fought the fire with 5 pieces of equipment. Tribbick says most of the … Continue reading

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Council Report

Pictured is Desert Hills land   Mayor Hovanes has agreed to work with the Communities in Bloom committee members in finding a new location for a marker near the cenotaph. Some concern expressed that the present location was inappropriate and … Continue reading

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Activated

Switch turns on the lights at Vaseux Lake corner MLA John Slater below gets picture taken by local reporters as the credit sign goes up.

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Sent to media

2 trees vandalized Thursday night on Sparatan street by the high school. Both of these trees were planted this spring. One tree we replanted hoping it will take – this year the other one was damaged too bad to replant. … Continue reading

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More sealcoat

Signs are up on McKinney Road, trucks are parked behind the motel by the liquor store, and it looks like the road to baldy is about to get the same treatment that White Lake road got last year. ( Hopefully … Continue reading

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Rotary recognition

Last night at the volunteer’s appreciation dinner in Penticton, the Rotary Club of Oliver was awarded the Founder’s cup and plaque for “growing” the Penticton Ironman. The club was cited for its 30 year commitment to the event with its … Continue reading

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