Monthly Archives: December 2012

Paul Eby – up Fairview with his daughter Stephanie

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Design and maintenance of website

OLIVER PARKS AND RECREATION SOCIETY Request for proposal Design & Maintenance of Website Purpose: The Oliver Parks and Recreation Society invite proposals for the development and maintenance of the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society’s website. Bid Requirements/Site Revision: Straight-forward navigation … Continue reading

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Longer service hours in the new year

>   For more information check Town of Oliver website www.oliver.ca

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New to the west side of the valley

Linda Sheehy-Brownstein says she has never seen a Big Horn sheep near her home on the west side of the valley…but this one appeared for the picture.

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A new year and a new baby

Mayor Ron Hovanes with grandchild Tess Long

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Valley below – by Ed Dukes

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Fun in the snow – photo by Bob Cameron

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Legion plans fun event

Legion – New Years Eve Party In the Lounge 6 – 7 cocktails 7 – 8 potluck supper 8 – 1 music & entertainment Contact Jim Stewart @ 250 – 535-3903 for tickets, or the Legion lounge – 250-498-3868.  Tickets … Continue reading

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Connie Sheehan passes

Constance (Connie) Sheehan October 31, 1947 – December 28, 2012 On Friday December 28, 2012, Mrs Constance Ann “Connie” Sheehan of Oliver passed away after a long illness at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 65 years. … Continue reading

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RIP Broken Arrow

Vernon (Broken Arrow) Sam May 9, 1960 – December 25, 2012 On Tuesday December 25, 2012, Mr. Vernon John Sam (Broken Arrow) of Oliver passed away at his home. A visitation will he held starting at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday January … Continue reading

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Life expectancy rises in BC

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the number of births in BC is growing and British Columbians also enjoy life expectancy of 82 years – the highest in Canada. The most popular names for babies born in British Columbia in 2011 … Continue reading

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Free – on the mountain

“World Snowboard Day” is being celebrated around the  globe on Sunday December 30th.  The celebration at Baldy includes free rentals and lessons for people who  have never tried snowboarding before. Free rentals start at noon, and the free  introductory group … Continue reading

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A sunday walk in the snow

photo by Bob Cameron

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Fire update

Property owner Joe Kirs and son Mike watch fire as a metal roof falls into what remains of a ‘stick built’ home from the 30’s. Kirs says the old house was used for storage and the metal roof was relatively … Continue reading

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Sunday morning fire destroys farm house

Fire Call at 2:30 am to Road #1 and Yarrow. (south-east corner of Oliver airport) House located to the east of that corner in the middle of an orchard with limited access. RCMP members walked up from Sawmill Rd. to the … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year’s wishes

Aman, Cassie, Dawn and Mo Merry Christmas from all of us at Beyond Bliss….we would like to thank all our clients through the year and hope that all your dreams and wishes come true for 2013…. l to r: Jessica … Continue reading

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Is this the road to Oliver?

Photo by Sandra Smith at Baldy

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Red pods in a white world

Photo by Linda Anderson

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No fishin’ today

By Dave Whalley

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“Is it cold enough for ice wine?”

Could you comment for the record on: 1. when do ice wine grapes usually get picked? When temperature reaches -10 2. how cold for what period dictates the time of the pick? Usually has to be that temperature for a … Continue reading

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…I think I see breakfast

Photo capture by Linda Anderson

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NDP responds to “smart meter” decision

VICTORIA – In light of the failure of the B.C. Liberal government to stick to its own deadline to implement the $1 billion smart meter program, New Democrats are calling on the government to ask the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees

Town of Oliver residents can drop off Christmas Trees at the south gate of the Oliver Public Works Yard at 5971 Sawmill Rd. This service will run from now to Friday January 4th. Collection of trees is done by the … Continue reading

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School boards unite

Michael McEvoy President of the B.C. School Trustees’ Association in a letter to Education Ministry Don McRae Re:boards of education must find savings to help with the cost of pay increases for support workers Dear Minister McRae, I am writing … Continue reading

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1.73 million “Smart” electricity consumption meters installed

BC Hydro has installed 93 per cent or 1.73 million of 1.87 million smart meters. To ensure the final seven per cent of smart meters can be installed, the Province is extending the deadline under the Clean Energy Act from … Continue reading

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” I see a ridge yonder ” by Sandra Smith

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Snowy tail feathers by Brian Fry

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Baldy view

by Sandra Smith

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Off the road

Insult to injury – photos by Dave Whalley. Car spun out Christmas Eve at Tucelnuit Lake Rd and damaged further by vandal?  

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’tis the season

Photo by Sheryl Parolin

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