Monthly Archives: October 2013

Trick or treat

Kiss a mountain Regular programming will resume in the morning

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Warmth on a cool evening at home

“I know how you love soft, warm socks, so it’s nice to know you can get them right in town.  While you are on your photographic explorations, for new items, you need to keep your tootsies cosy.” – Pat Whalley … Continue reading

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Locked out FortisBC workers say NO – again

For the second time within a month – employees of FortisBC Electrical have turned down a back to work idea. Recently the international union IBEW stepped into this long lock-out/labour dispute and got the company to sweeten the deal – … Continue reading

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Thanks for helping out

Aaron Baptiste reads his speech thanking Ron and Tara Hovanes for having him in the “Painted Chair” programme on Sawmill Rd. Speeches from a number of people at one of a series of openings of the “up-cycling” store. MLA Linda … Continue reading

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Christmas comes early this year

The second annual Creative Christmas Tree Contest is back! It’s time to get creative, think outside the box, and create a Christmas tree! The tree will be displayed in the downtown core at the lot next to OK Photo on … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the darkness….

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Purolater depot at NAPA on Main Street

NAPA Auto Parts Owner / Manager: Tom Fortune Website: http://www.napacanada.com Street: 5852 Main Street In Oliver BC Phone: 250.498.3425 Fax: 250.498.4582 NAPA on Main Street – New location for drop off and pick up of parcels and packages.

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More daylight in the morning

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will both be about … Continue reading

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Spellin’

Every other day I find something here on ODN that makes my head twirl. Most of us know how to spell but sometimes our eye does not catch what others see. November is CORRECT spelling MONTH A bottle of quality … Continue reading

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Show and sale Saturday at Quail’s Nest – 10 am

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Yes – this is tonight

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First Oliver performance Friday night

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Project completion

The lot is empty, the heavy equipment has left – the results show for themselves in the Hollow Street area – Kootenay Street and Hillcrest Avenue.

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Baldy ski hill needs money to stay open

OLIVER — Empty ski lifts aren’t an unusual sight for this time of year, but whether it will remain this way is a major concern for those living in the village at Mount Baldy. “You buy a place in the … Continue reading

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Spooktacular – tomorrow – dress up – have fun – play safe

Thanks to the students at Cherished Beginnings – Preschool and Serena for the photograph

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Oliver skateboard park – looking for change

On Wednesday, November 6th Kyle Dion and his team from New Line Skateparks will be coming to Oliver to do an inspection of the Oliver Skatepark and hold a concept design workshop with park users at the Oliver Community Centre. … Continue reading

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Corvette found – no suspects

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette that was stolen from a Penticton showroom has been found. Police say the limited editon model was discovered Saturday morning in Surrey. No arrests yet. The vehicle was taken Friday morning from the Huber Bannister GMC dealership … Continue reading

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Colourful capture by Doris Lancaster

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“Humble man of honour”

Percy Paul Verreault November 14, 1936 – October 5, 2013   On Saturday October 5th Percy Verreault of Oliver passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his father … Continue reading

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What is a bully?

Everyone heading to work on Friday in B.C. will have to be on their best behaviour as the province’s new anti-bullying rules come into effect. WorkSafeBC’s new occupation health and safety policies define workplace bullying and harassment and explain the … Continue reading

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Convenience over health concerns – what do you think?

John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform – “I’ve heard strong support for liquor sales in grocery stores and the added convenience it would afford B.C. families. There’s no doubt this would be a big shift in our province … Continue reading

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Gaming grants for OK Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos

Okanagan Falls Elementary School Parent Advisory Council $2,400.00 B.C. Seniors Games Society – Zone 5 Community Gaming Grant $25,470.00 Oliver McKinney Nordic Ski Club Sports for Youth $1,800.00 Oliver Curling Club Community Gaming Grant Sports for Youth $5,000.00 Oliver Elementary … Continue reading

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Award to be handed out to Penticton native leader

The 2014 Indspire Award for Politics Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, First Nation: Penticton Indian Band The 21st Annual Indspire Awards national gala will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. The awards to individuals reflect … Continue reading

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Time to get up

Photo submitted by Linda Sheehey-Brownstein

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Donate to the Food Bank

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Valley Champs head to the coast

The SOSS Senior Girls Field Hockey team hosted the AA Okanagan High School Field Hockey tournament in Oliver on Monday, and won!  They beat Summerland Secondary and Princess Margaret Secondary to claim a berth in the AA Provincial Championships being … Continue reading

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Alex to retire – will not run again

ATAMANENKO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS BC Southern Interior MP will not run in next election OTTAWA – After 3 terms in office, NDP MP Alex Atamanenko has announced that he will not be running in the next election. “I’ve been … Continue reading

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School Board seeks input into policies

The following policies and bylaws received notice of motion at the October 23, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting:         Procedural Bylaw No. 21 (revisions)         Public Participation at Board Meetings Bylaw No. 26 (new)         Policy A-6 Board of Education Committee Structure … Continue reading

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Seeking highly motivated heritage professional

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Can’t beat the price – service recommended

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