Monthly Archives: November 2013

522 Fairview – tonight

Moustache Party & Fundraiser & Cask Event! Comb that stache, lace up your dancing shoes, and rock on down to the Ex-Catholic-Church (across from Post Office for live music, beverage garden, and good times! Event proceeds will be going towards … Continue reading

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Mustang takes the damage

Time: about 4:15 Saturday afternoon in the darkness Location: Similkameen Ave and Highway 97 at the lights No injuries – police and ambulance on scene Black Mustang travelling westbound on Similkameen Avenue White pickup with trailer proceeding north bound – … Continue reading

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25 days ’til Christmas – here is one great gift store

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Sears – all this weekend

Drop in today to Sears in the Mall – talk to Bonnie Hayes about all the specials this weekend.

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Poster winners announced

Winning pictures/artwork/renderings will be on display at the Oliver Art Gallery on Main Street Oliver. Children’s Poster Pictures completed Friday during Light Up. Here is the list of the Christmas Poster Contest Winners.(Judges were from the Oliver Art Gallery)  Winning … Continue reading

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Guest column – James Miller

OLIVER – A $12-million auditorium scheduled to open next spring is still without an operating agreement between the three stakeholders. The new Frank Venables Auditorium, located at Southern Okanagan Secondary School, pictured under construction. Picture Oliver Daily News OLIVER – A $12-million … Continue reading

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First Nation bands to receive $400,000 from province

•The Copper Mountain Mine employs more than 300 people. •The projected life of the mine is 17 years. Upper Similkameen Indian Band Chief Charlotte Mitchell says “Our Smelqmix and Syilx Chiefs and Councils have been petitioning BC to share the wealth … Continue reading

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Two dates for this event – first one next Saturday

  Saturday, December 7th at 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 8th at 2:30 pm are the big dates for this years performance by the Sage Valley Voices. The concert, “When Christmas Comes” will be performed at the Oliver United Church. … Continue reading

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Condolences to the family

 Eleanar Tomlin February 12, 1925 – November 27, 2013   On Wednesday November 27th Mrs. Eleanar Caroline Tomlin of Oliver passed away at the South Okanagan General  Hospital at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her  parents … Continue reading

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In Osoyoos – same morning – a bit different view

Photo by Doris Lancaster

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Light Up – in the morning sky

Photo by Linda Sheehy-Brownstein

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Is the Federal Government doing enough for veterans?

I have always maintained that whether we agree with a particular military mission or not, it is our duty to look after members of our Armed Forces when they return home.  Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case … Continue reading

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Plan for it – get your tickets early

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The noise of fireworks – caps another Light Up

Send your photos in – yours might look great on ODN

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Arctic chill on the way

A blast of very cold Arctic air will push south through the Central Interior Sunday night. Snow, blowing snow with near zero visibility and rapidly falling temperatures will mark the arrival of the Arctic front Local snow accumulations are likely. … Continue reading

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Moisture on the ground – cold temperatures – bad combo

  Icy roads contributed to several car accidents in the South Okanagan Similkameen area Friday morning. Keremeos RCMP (Traffic Division) advise they were called to five accidents including one rollover. Three were on Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley and two were … Continue reading

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Friday night picture show

Aman with Santa Friday night The excitement of colouring a poster for Christmas below OES student choir on the front steps of Oliver Town Hall prior to the official “Light Up” Wow this is fun Gran – “I don’t want … Continue reading

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Santa in Oliver – Main Street – all that glitters

Getting everyone to smile or look at the camera almost impossible. Thank you Santa for showing up at Royal LePage to have your picture taken with the kids. Katie Amos (below) shows us the creative trees set to be displayed … Continue reading

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See the list and checking it twice

Oliver Light Up – a tradition Time Frames: 3:3o to 5:3o pm – Pictures with Santa at Royal Lepage (Southwinds) 4:30 pm – Face Painting at Medici’s Mrs. Claus sets up her shop on Main Street at former Alberto’s retail … Continue reading

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Starts now – as light fades…

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V-Day Oliver/Osoyoos Campaign Underway, Volunteers Needed!

Last year, V-Day Oliver/Osoyoos was formed by activist Paula Rodriguez de la Vega; joining in with a global movement with the goal of stopping violence against women and girls.  The group staged a number of events, including a ‘One Billion … Continue reading

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What’s going on at your School District?

November 28, 2013 On November 14th our Aboriginal education department presented a cultural awareness workshop to district administrators and Aboriginal support workers.  Nan Allison (USIB), Carol Allison (LSIB), and Robert Edward (LSIB) presented on the history of the Okanagan and … Continue reading

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School District responds to strike threat

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) has received 72 hour strike notice by CUPE Local 523. The district has been in negotiations with the union since October 2012 and has a further bargaining date schedule for Monday, December 2.  The … Continue reading

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Frustrating – not really

At lunch today, a fellow leaned over to me and said – “your comments seem to indicate a level of frustration”. Apt comment. If you notice that your pet lost notice or your want ad is not sticking on the … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

We were all born equal & we all deserve only the best life has to offer. However there are many people & families in every community that struggle every day for many different reasons to provide necessities for their families. … Continue reading

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Ski facilities get grants to support amateur sport

  APEX– The B.C. Government is providing $3,000 in Hosting BC grants to support a Canadian Selections Freestyle Skiing event at Apex Mtn, from Dec. 11 to 15th. BIG WHITE – The B.C. Government is providing $10,500 in grants to help support … Continue reading

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Luncheon send off for Community Heritage Manager

Left to right: Collections Manager Bryonie Mahe, Tracy Johnson, Tracy’s husband Mark Nelson and ODHS Chair Sue Morhun above after a lovely going away party for the Oliver and District Heritage Society’s Manager. Below volunteers and ODHS Board members.

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Flip blocks highway this morning

9:30 am – north of nature reserve parking lot One vehicle accident, skiff of snow No known injuries Highway 97 RCMP and OK Falls Fire Department on scene Traffic disruption for about 1 hour

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Open 8am to 8pm – One day only “Light Up” specials

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