Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shadow Festival

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Bill has my mints

Bill L. – Celebrating granddaughter’s art show 2nd place win (Eliza King – Emerging Artist) with sparkling apple juice in really cool little fancy cups ! Story line and photo – Toni Leverett Publisher: I was bidding on this item – mints … Continue reading

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Once a year – an event this big in Oliver

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The big event

2012 Festival Of The Grape – Today 16th Annual Festival will take place on Sunday September 30th, 2012 at the Oliver Community Park (Outdoor Venue! 12- 5pm) · More than 5,000 consumers are expected to walk through the gate this … Continue reading

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Best entries – 2012 Fall Art Show – Casting Shadows

Good sized crowd for Saturday’s first day of the Fall Art Show and Sale at the Community Hall – with reception over and voting complete. Pictured above three dimensional prize winner Kurt Hutterli’s piece ” A Crystal Cave” which won … Continue reading

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Photo by Melanie Matwichuk

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Starts now

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Mysterious sky by Nancy Falkus Overton

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Saturday a busy time for open houses, markets, festivals and more

Legion Market days over for another year – Food Bank volunteers lift the left over potatoes into the store room.   Good turnout for first annual Garlic Festival at Hester Creek   Hamburgers a big draw at the Oliver Osoyoos … Continue reading

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Saturday accident

The lone occupant of a grey van heading south on (7600 block) Highway 97 north of Pinehill Place was lucky she did not receive serious injuries after falling asleep at the wheel about 11:30 Saturday morning. Police and ambulance called. … Continue reading

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Weekend list

Oliver Legion Market Days – Saturday at 8 am – last of two days Oliver Search and Rescue open house – north of Air Cadet Hangar – 10 am Hester Creek Garlic Festival – 11 am to 4 pm proceeds … Continue reading

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Friday field hockey in Oliver

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Hub to open soon at OES – first in district

The Hub at OES will allow outside agencies to meet with parents and students inside the school rather than having to hunt for agencies in various offices and locations in the South Okanagan. Agencies will be using the new facilitiy soon. … Continue reading

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South end does well at wine awards

Fall Okanagan Wine Festival announces BC Awards  The 32ndFall Okanagan Wine Festival is off to an incredible start with announcement of the BC Wine Awards. More than 200 awards were handed to over to participating wineries, and the big winners … Continue reading

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Crush coming or is that a stomp?

Gang of us in the vineyard picking grapes for Sunday’s Festival of the Grape. Twelve of us from Oliver, Vancouver and Ottawa spent a few hours picking about 1500 pounds of grapes for the stomp. The best way to get … Continue reading

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Rustico “hoe down”

“Almost Alan”, tribute artist Aaron Halliday, worked the crowd at Rustico Winery Friday night.  The Oliver Sagebrushers and Rustico held a successful “hoe down” evening with music and potluck.  Along with Aaron, crowd favorites – local musicians, Dale Seaman and … Continue reading

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Prizes! – ladies you must register

The Women of Oliver for Women Society host a Charity Dessert Bridge Tournament Sunday, October 14 Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 5840 Airport Rd., Oliver, B.C. $10 entry fee 12:30 registration 1:00 – 4:30 play Prizes – 1st, 2nd, 3rd 50/50 … Continue reading

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Everyone welcome

Join us  in celebrating National Seniors Day….. Open House @ the Oliver Senior Center….5876 Airport St, this coming Monday , Oct. 1st from 11 am — 2 pm Everyone welcomed to attend ! For more info : phone the center … Continue reading

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October 20 – Get tickets quick

Oliver Community Hall 25th Anniversary Hollywood Nights – Banquet & Auction  October 20th, 2012 Cocktails at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:30 pm Ticket price: $50/person  (includes 10 duck bucks) Tickets at Hair Friends (Oliver Place Mall) or phone Kevin at … Continue reading

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Osoyoos’ Richter Pass Motorplex hosts valley-wide challenge

Lee DeShaw’s 1929 Plymouth is a stellar example of one of the drag racing cars you can see October 7, 2012 at the Wine Country Racing Association’s last event. Richter Pass Motorplex is housed at the Osoyoos Airport. The final … Continue reading

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Provincial News in brief

The BC government has backed down on privatizing the warehouse distribution of liquor in this province. The BCGEU has settled with the government on a multi-year contract with increases. Union president Darryl Walker said the tentative deal gives the 26,000 government … Continue reading

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School Board chair reports

September has been a very busy month for the Board of Education. We had a workshop on governance which was a great learning experience for all of us. The Board hosted a Learning Forum in Keremeos where Superintendent Young gave … Continue reading

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Your neighbourhood liquor store downtown – Spud’s

SPUD’S LIQUOR STORE Friendly staff, great hours of operation – generous supply of product, beer, wine and spirits. Drop in today and tell Linda Botkin – you saw her ad. Spud’s Licensed Liquor Store is located at the Desert Arms … Continue reading

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Surprise surprise

Did you often wonder where the Oliver Protester goes for the winter season. Our spy photographer in Victoria sends this great shot of an Oliver regular at Fairview Rd. and Main Street. Do you know him? Ever talked to him? … Continue reading

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Open Now – Market Days at Branch 97 Legion

Market Days is a two day event – today and tomorrow with doors open at 8am each day at the Legion Hall. Produce, vegetables, flea market, apples, bake table – soup and sandwich for a small fee SEE YOU THERE!

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SS Sicamous in port for a refit

New decking and paint being applied inside the shroud.

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Saturday

OLIVER-OSOYOOS SEARCH AND RESCUE OPEN HOUSE Learn More About Your Local SAR Team Oliver-Osoyoos Search and Rescue is hosting an open house Saturday September 29th. The event will run from 10am-3pm at the team’s new compound on Cessna Drive in … Continue reading

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Saturday – free admission

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Sunday

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“We want to hear from you!”

About a hundred homes in the Rockcliffe area are being notified by mail this week – inviting residents to a public hearing Wednesday October 10 at 7 PM at the Oliver Elks Hall. The official public hearing of Oliver Town Council is … Continue reading

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