Monthly Archives: February 2013

“I look like my mother in this.”

Tracey Granger, Penelope Johnson, Linda Lobb, Christine Rothwell and Robin Stille (front) portray twenty-eight characters in SOAP’s production Love Loss and What I Wore, a collection of vignettes about women’s life experiences as told through the clothes they wear. March … Continue reading

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March 1st

Public Service message published by Oliver Daily News – graphics by Penelope Johnson

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SOAICL to use old Fields store

South Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living will move offices and a bike store to this location on Main Street Oliver in April of this year.

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Final push for twinning rural water

Town of Oliver Rural Water Improvements Nearing Completion Final phase of project receives Government of Canada funding February 28, 2013 Oliver, British Columbia – The Town of Oliver will complete the third and final phase of its Rural Water Twinning … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

CONCERT SOCIETY FACES FUNDING CUTS The South Okanagan Concert Society executive were dismayed when they recently learned that MusicFest Vancouver has run into significant financial difficulties and with deep regret their Board of Directors has suspended not only their summer … Continue reading

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Photo by Bob Cameron

Cool crisp air – wonderful colours on Black Sage Rd looking west

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School Board report

Chair Marieze Tarr holds cheque for $1000 – a gift from Osoyoos Rotary to help fund the “Roots of Empathy” programme in School District 53. Other news: The school district will have to shuffle expense categories and numerical values around … Continue reading

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Silica pit land tenure application – public meeting

Less than 10 members of the public attended a facilitated session at the Oliver Community Centre – hear any comments pro or con on an application for land tenure made by Pacific Silica and Rock Quarry to the Government of … Continue reading

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Look closely and describe what you see

Photo by Sheryl Parolin

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New branding for grape festival in Oliver

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While in Argentina – ODN keeps us informed

Mary & Chuck Builder at Iguazu Falls, Argentina on Feb 27th.  The place is magical.  Hi to all back home.

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Victor Barnson retires at 68

Victor made a promise to his step father Jack Loomer that he would continue his visits to McKinney Place after Jack’s passing. He did for 10 years. Today the staff said goodbye to Victor Barnson…. volunteer. Congratulations.

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Legion honours SOSS students

Each year the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 invites students to contribute artwork and prose in honour of veterans during the lead up to November 11. Winners for 2012 include Dustin Lesmeister, Mallory Abbie, Elizabeth Harkness (missing), Christina Raposo and Olivia Ruddiman Representing … Continue reading

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Police report cache of stolen guns seized

The Princeton RCMP executed a search warrant at a local residence on February 20, 2013, where they recovered several stolen firearms. The guns had been stolen during previous break and enter that had occurred in the Princeton area just days … Continue reading

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National Park feasible say Okanagan chiefs

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) has released a new report, deeming the National Park South Okanagan Lower Similkameen as feasible to move ahead to the next phase of negotiations. “It has taken eight years to ensure that the Okanagan Nation … Continue reading

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Don’t miss

As part of the “Okanagan Reads” program sponsored by the Okanagan Regional Library, George Bowering will be at the Oliver Branch of the Library on Wednesday February 27th at 2:00 pm to discuss his book “Shoot” (about the McLean Gang … Continue reading

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Think spring and help it along

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Art-a-Day

How do you beat the February blahs? Twelve artists working in different media are chasing their muses and urging each other on in the 3rd annual Art-a-Day challenge. The premise is simple: for the month of February do a measurable … Continue reading

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More firewood?

No – road widening prep.

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Camp McKinney

With spring around the corner I may venture up the hill to see the sights. Reports of large garbage dumping, feral horses and talk of Camp McKinney which doesn’t get discussed as much as Fairview. Does anyone have a better … Continue reading

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Starting March 1st

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A fun night…for sure

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Deadline is Thursday

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ODN Polls

Polls – do they mean anything? A lot of polls show reality but others show the divide between people of the left, centre or right. In the two polls I detected that NDP and Liberals supporters voted on both as … Continue reading

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Spring is about to happen

Do you have an artistic passion? Artwork to sell, artistic group or event to publicize, arts information to share? If you have an arts-and-culture based business featuring your own artwork, home-made handicrafts, or something creative to teach or promote, the … Continue reading

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The cast

Back Row L-R Marji Basso, Esther, Pat Whalley, Melanie McArthur, Nadine Boulianne, Darlene George, Seradaye Lean, Aimee Grice Front Row L-R Margi Chantler, Leanna Stevenot, Sandy Summers, Wina Poliquine, Tiffany Beckedorf, Hope Heyduck, Lin Brian Missing: Gagan Ganger, Cindy Garnham, … Continue reading

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Louie wants a change in venue for sentencing – back in court Mar. 27

An Oliver man found guilty of a violent assault on the Indian Reserve will not be sentenced until he gets a new lawyer. Brian Douglas Louie is requesting his sentencing be moved to Vancouver rather than the Penticton law courts where he … Continue reading

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Lots of smoke – no structure fire as call indicates

Reporters from Oliver Chronicle, Oliver Daily News and  Deputy Fire Chief Bob Graham the only ones to respond to this controlled brush and building material fire on the Canyon Desert residential subdivision this morning in the TEN school area.

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$1.5 million price on land near river

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Pen Hi fails to win the “shoe”

For the 7th year in a row the SOSS Hornets have captured the covented shoe from their foes Pen Hi. The history of the shoe dates back to 1961 when the first game was played, and then the shoe was … Continue reading

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