Monthly Archives: April 2013

Taking notes

Taking notes – was the theme of this forum where seniors in Osoyoos spoke to candidates for about half an hour and the point was to listen and not respond. The responding to questions was left for later in this … Continue reading

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Stopped by a tree

A bit of a wild ride on Tuc-el-nuit Drive this afternoon with a small car careening off the road, through a metal gate. through an orchard before crashing into a tall tree that stopped the journey. The car was northbound. The time about … Continue reading

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Report from our MP in Ottawa

FIRST NATIONS – Part I We have seen a fair amount of coverage in the news lately on First Nations’ issues.  In this first installment on the First Nations, think it might be helpful to put this into an historical … Continue reading

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Update on Proposed Shuttle Service

by Holly Plante, President Preliminary Report on Proposed Bus Shuttle Service Osoyoos to Kelowna International Airport (YLW) Kelowna -South Okanagan Shuttle Service It is generally agreed Kelowna is the primary regional transportation hub for products and services within the Okanagan … Continue reading

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Shrike Hill

What is the origin of this name?

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Keep connected with education in your school district

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Photographic art from Linda Anderson

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Henry Baptiste released from custody

Henry Joseph Baptiste, born 1972 of Oliver charged with Possession  of a controlled substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. Baptiste has now been released by the provincial court and will appear again May 15th. A Vancouver lawyer represented him in … Continue reading

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May starts tomorrow

Groups and Organizations Make sure you get your bazaars, teas and events listed in the events section.   And you can do it yourself on ODN – it’s easy. How else can people find out what is going on. ODN Events … Continue reading

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Starts today

There are many questions you might have for the political candidates running in the May 14th election – Here is your chance. Tuesday April 30th Senior Centre in Osoyoos at 1pm Wednesday May 1st Elks Hall in Oliver at 1pm … Continue reading

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Dropping in to see pollen

Photo by Sheryl Parolin

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Education is underfunded?

The B.C. School Trustees’ Association says it will call on the provincial government for more money after the election, as school boards across the province struggle with a budget shortfall of $130 million. The trustees have voted to ask whichever … Continue reading

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Back on the 7th –

Good morning I was wondering if you could post a quick note saying that the House of Hog will be closed until Tuesday May 7. I am heading down to Nashville to meet my brother for George Jones’ funeral. Sam … Continue reading

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Forums for seniors starts Tuesday in Osoyoos

The Wine Country Retired Teachers’ Association is co-sponsoring, with the Osoyoos Seniors’ Centre and other groups, a forum to talk about and learn about Seniors’ issues and concerns. Our Provincial Election candidates for our constituency will be present to listen, … Continue reading

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Are you going to this event?

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Premier Clark to visit Oliver Wednesday

Christy Clark will be at the Linda Larson HQ on Main Street for about an hour on Wednesday. She will do some visiting with various businesses in the area. Clark is planning to be in Oliver in the late morning at … Continue reading

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Bobbitt to be sentenced this summer after saying “I’m guilty”

David Wesley Bobbitt, 36, pled guilty to all seven of the counts he was facing in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Following Bobbitt’s entry of the pleas Justice Geoff Barrow said he was satisfied the accused was guilty of the offenses … Continue reading

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Admission free for students ~ $5 for adults – can’t beat it

Join the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus in concert as it comes to Oliver on its 69th annual Spring Tour. University of Alberta Mixed Chorus 69th Spring Tour with the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers Oliver Alliance Church May 2, … Continue reading

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Blossom bee

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This man looks serious

Allan Patton on the farm is not running for office so I thought – wow – good time for an interview. Allan what is the first priority in the RDOS and the same for Area C ? Patton: Getting the … Continue reading

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Down in the Valley by Susanne James

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Today at the Legion

    Cindy Lou (Astle) Robinson March 26, 1959 – April 17, 2013 Funeral will be held at 1pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday April 29th

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Market of Taste – feature of Slow Food Canada event in Osoyoos

Tiffany Beckedorf poses outside 2013 Slow Food Canada National Conference that featured:  Friday to Sunday – National Meeting, Farm Tours, Workshops, Slow Fish Dinner, Market of Taste, Flavours of the Thompson ~ Okanagan Dinner The ‘Market of Taste’ outdoor street … Continue reading

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Elvis returns to his hometown

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Interior first nations upset with Liberal government in Victoria

LIBERALS CONTINUE TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT ITS BROKEN ABORIGINAL POLICY The Okanagan Nation Alliance is releasing correspondence between the ONA, the Province of British Columbia, and Canada which provides further evidence of the Clark Government spreading misinformation about its decision … Continue reading

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Think about your taxes today

H&R Block 6262 Main Street Oliver BC Phone: 250.498.2788

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Wednesday

Oliver and District Heritage Society – Notice of Annual General Meeting The Oliver and District Heritage Society invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7 pm at the Quail’s Nest Art Centre, … Continue reading

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Tin Pecker

My momma always told me if you look hard enough…….you will find wood.

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Many faces..

Bud…do you see it? Actually I see a bit of Marilyn Munroe…others see the Statue of Liberty

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Volunteers – thank you

Today I saw volunteers at the Elks, the Legion and I am sure I missed a few others. These ladies picking up trash along the highway – a commitment they made. Thank to the Women of Oliver for Women.

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