Monthly Archives: May 2013

$200 thousand more for Penticton Hospital tower plan

RDOS directors are likely to agree to a request from Interior Health for another $200,000 to start off the creation of a business plan as agreed to by the provincial government – that request to be debated next Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

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Royal Purple in South Okanagan hold tea

The Ladies of the Oliver Royal Purple had a District fun Day at Osoyoos Lodge It was a old fashion English tea and the ladies had a great time Submitted by Honored Royal Lady Annie Zandvliet

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Over a thousand dollars raised Friday

 BC Childrens Hospital hot dog BBQ this Friday at CIBC Again we have been successful in having our local politicians come  and flip dogs.  For the first time this year it will be our local MLA,  wohoo!!   Pictured is … Continue reading

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Aboriginal students honoured

Kailey Gilbert, Ben Quintal, Marlan Hall, Jorden Bower, Dallas Keller, Fred Louie, Tanaya Marsell, Conner Quintal Many students honoured Thursday in Osoyoos for completion of studies in high schools in School District 53. Freddie Louie pictured below Photos by Leza Macdonald

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Photo by Jeremy Cook

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Today by Linda Sheehy-Brownstein

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Letter to the editor

As you are probably aware, there are four provincial constituencies in the federal riding of B.C. Southern Interior. I would like to congratulate my provincial colleagues, Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy on their re-election. As well, I would like to … Continue reading

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This worm needs a bath

Capture by Rocky Lundy

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Upcycling?

Peter, Garnet and Ron pose for the camera in the new upcycle workshop in the Industrial Park on Sawmill Rd. Opens June 8th. This is a programme funded in part by Community Living BC – product will be sold and … Continue reading

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Something new in this main street lot

You guess it? Sales lot for heavy equipment – Neil’s flea market? Macdondald’s Dairy Queen New service station Other – you guess

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Capital projects dominate discussion at Park Board

Three capital projects not in the 2013 approved budget are getting a lot of interest at the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society meetings. 1. New change rooms on the arena – cost – site photo at right 2. New tiling … Continue reading

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It’s time to re-open the Museum

Write down the new number for the Oliver Museum

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Coming soon to a gym near you

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What’s your tax bill?

I just signed up for the generous Homeowners Grant programme at the Town of Oliver. My tax bill is $657.18 for twelve months. I admit it I live outside Vancouver and I am over 65…..and single. No really where in … Continue reading

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Do you live in a strata?

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National Park opposition strong

The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce President, Holly Plante and CEO, Bonnie Dancey, just returned from the BC Chamber AGM held in Nanaimo. The main event of the AGM is athe policy sessions where members propose, support or defeat policies … Continue reading

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School tennis club asks for funds

A ten member group of young tennis players has asked the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society to help defray costs of a trip to Vancouver this month. Sabra McIntrye writes that a total of $3105 is needed for the trip … Continue reading

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Funds found for access problem at Town Building

Earlier this year – a grant application was made to find funds to improve access to the Municipal Building at 6173 Kootenay Street (Medical Building and Town Council Chambers). There had been complaints about access and councillors were eager to have … Continue reading

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Second ‘ORRI’ project – ready to go on Okanagan River

North of drop structure 13 in Oliver more work will be done – this summer to divert river water through culverts into oxbows to allow for more river rehab work for salmon enhancement. Crews working with large trucks will be … Continue reading

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Passing lanes being built at McIntrye

Work began May 27 2.03 km – Grading and Paving Contract

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Gold and Silver still in the hills

Hi Ho Silver Resources Inc. is pleased to announce plans for completion of surface trenching and bulk sampling of the Silver Crown Deposit, within the Company’s Fairview Gold Property up Fairview. The Company is in the process of submitting a Mineral … Continue reading

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Scout camp returns to Seacrest

68th annual event.  This year is the first time in it’s long history that it will be held at Camp Seacrest (it has traditionally been held at Camp Boyle in Summerland).  It is also the first year that Canadian troops … Continue reading

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Support Chloe today by dropping into Beyond Bliss today

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Rotary gala funds go to Hospice Society

Blaine Krist, President of the Rotary Club of Oliver presents a cheque for $5000 to Janet Shaw, President of the Desert Valley Hospice Society. The Rotary Club and the Hospice Society are partners in the Rotary Club’s Annual Gala Auction … Continue reading

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The first birds to sing at dawn

Photo by Linda Anderson: Baby robin in the nest

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Rotary Exchange student to attend University in Kamloops

Josh Delloro,  the 2012-13 Rotary Exchange student from the Philippines bids farewell to the Oliver Club.  Josh is returning home to the Philippines on Friday. He will be returning in the fall to study architect at the Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.  The club … Continue reading

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Fire sky by Jim Stewart

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Creek? Fishy story

  These fish are trying to swim up-stream, at the Merganser Place Creek, on Tuc-el-nuit Lake. There are over 200 large carp swimming around the entrance to the creek. It’s quite an event to witness. Carpe Diem! Photo by Cathy … Continue reading

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