Monthly Archives: May 2013

OES Marathon – the plan – a life of exercise and running

Students at OES began a marathon of laps during outdoor PE periods. Today came the award of completion with a number of visitors and dignitaries joining them on the final laps around the track. Well done students.

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Thieves steal cash from Anglican Church

On May 27th 2013 a property representative for the St Edwards Anglican Church located on Nicola Street, Oliver reported that at some point overnight the Church had been broken into. The thief / thieves took a significant amount of time and … Continue reading

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BC Fire Chiefs concerned about training standards

An independent report by British Columbia Institute of Technology researchers has found a lack of provincial oversight and funding has led to inconsistent fire services training across the province. Report was prepared by the BCIT SITE Centre for Applied Research … Continue reading

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Retired Osoyoos priest passes

  Fr. Walter Doherty May 13, 1933 – May 22, 2013   Fr. Walter Doherty was born in Toor, Lattin Co. Tipperary, Ireland to James & Catherine Doherty on May 13, 1933. He was educated by the Christian Brothers in … Continue reading

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Council discussions and decisions

Results of meeting Monday May 27th for the Town of Oliver 1. Hollow Street/Veterans Avenue Utility and Road upgrade – Go ahead given to this project with a contract for $1,015,896 being granted to a Peachland contractor (VVI Construction Ltd) … Continue reading

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Oliver municipal by-election could be held in October

May 14 – Linda Larson, Liberal candidate won the election for Boundary-Similkameen as a Member of the Legislature. May 27  – Linda Larson, Townj Councillor asked permission to not being paid in a period prior to a by-election. A motion to that … Continue reading

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It makes me sing – photo by Sheryl Parolin

Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees Send me off forever but I ask you please Don’t fence me in Thanks to Cole Porter

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Who done it?

This picture sent in by Jim Ruhland. It is dated by the colour of the town hall but the sky, the bus, the signal light, the lady walking, the flag all seem so NOW. I must have missed this event or … Continue reading

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Is Osoyoos spelt correctly?

Odd cuke spotted in retail outlet. Picture submitted. Name withheld to protect the innocent.

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At St. Edwards – starts Friday

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Fred Penner joins the fun at Rock Creek this fall

Joining the performers onstage at this year’s Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair will be Two-time Juno winner Fred Penner. From award winning children’s albums like Sing with Fred and hits like The Cat cam Back eight-time nominee’s body of … Continue reading

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Saturday

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RIP Faye Wiens

Luella (Faye) Wiens July 11, 1943 – May 18, 2013   On Saturday May 18, 2013, Luella “Faye” Irma Wiens of Oliver passed away at her home at the age of 69 years. She was predeceased by her partner Paddy … Continue reading

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Wading…..by Leza Macdonald

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May 22, 2013 – Report of School Board Chair

This has been a very exciting and busy month for School District No. 53! I would like to start my report by congratulating Mike Safek and Barton Tumlinson on their new positions in SD53. Mike will be the new principal … Continue reading

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Support Chloe

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The Back Alley – is back

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Local brewery update

NEW BEER 2013 has been an exciting year for the Firehall Brewery, and it’s not even half way done! It began with bringing a new beer to market – the Backdraft Blonde Ale – which has been so successful that … Continue reading

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Steep incline

Picture taken from Tucelnuit Drive (at Campsite Rd) looking east to where the new BC prison will be located. Area C Director Allan Patton recently sat down with government officials to go over some concerns. Patton met with David Friesen, … Continue reading

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Vineyard being installed near possible subdivision at Vaseux

Developers have put the beginning touches on a vineyard fronting Highway 97 just south of Vaseux Lake corner. Owners want to develop a 12 lot subdivision on the lake-shore with the remaining land for grapes and a possible small winery. … Continue reading

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In the garden of Doris

Nigella, or Love in the Mist. Photo by Doris Lancaster

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Loon on Jewel Lake

Thanks to Wayne Jones

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Michael Burgess to sing in Oliver

I heard a rumour that renowned Canadian tenor, Michael Burgess, was coming to Oliver for a once in a lifetime summer concert at the Oliver Community Bandshell. It seemed a little unlikely so, recently,  I headed to Willowbrook to investigate. … Continue reading

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Osoyoos police report

On May 23rd, 2013, the Osoyoos RCMP was advised that sometime during the night a rock was thrown through the window at Jones Boys Automotive Repair at 8301 72 Ave.  No suspects are yet known for causing this damage. Also … Continue reading

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I want my mommy!

This guy made the telephone pole look small…not sure if it was a youth looking for its parent or the other way around but it was squawking like nobody’s business!. Too bad he was turned the wrong way around or … Continue reading

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Bring a dog

  Sunday May 26th, 2013 Registration at 11:45 am at Lions Park walk starts 1/2 hour later. See you there! There are all kinds of dogs that have to be walked every day in Oliver, please come over to Lions Park with … Continue reading

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Drop into Sears at the Oliver Place Mall

   Sunday At Sear’s in the Oliver Place Mall Lots of great deals, coffee and donuts Join Bonnie and her staff and celebrate the First Anniversary at your local Sears Store

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What’s up at council this week?

Agenda items for Monday May 27th Committee of Whole at 4pm Council Chambers 1. Utility Upgrades for Hollow Street and Veterans Avenue – Award of contract 2. New improved ramp at Council Chambers 3. Re-allocation of Capital Spending 4. Discussion … Continue reading

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Double decker

Sign says it all – two businesses in one

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On till noon today – Breakfast Fundraiser for Chloe

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