Monthly Archives: December 2013

Drive carefully

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Very Canadian

Daniel Hamhuis  Vancouver Canucks defenceman or Randy Houle –   on Tuc-el-nuit Lake –  photo by Tanis Hallett.

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Road mishap takes life of Summerland woman Friday

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a motor vehicle incident near Merritt on Friday She was Margery May Fox, aged 67, of Summerland. Ms. Fox was the rear-seat passenger in an SUV, … Continue reading

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Call 250.462.3511 to register

Pilates Plus Fitness offers Therapeutic Pilates Classes, Bone and Joint Health Classes, Circuit Classes, and Spinning. Our focus is on postural alignment, improved awareness of muscle function, and improved mobility. New classes begin January 6, 2014, please contact Pia at … Continue reading

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Tonight or tomorrow – celebrate

Celebrate the New Year in true Tuscan style TERRAFINA AT HESTER CREEK New Years Eve Dinner December 31st 6.30pm Family Style 4 course paired dinner with shuttle from Osoyoos & Oliver $110 (plus taxes & gratuity) New Years Day Brunch … Continue reading

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Boxing week SALE is on until January 2nd, 2014 at Sears

  We also have and in-store clearance special with an additional 10% off the price of this model shown above. Great sales on mattresses and electronics too! Happy New Year from Bonnie and her family and staff

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A gift at a special time of the year

A Very Special Gift! Please consider making a donation to World Neighbours Canada in someone’s name. Your family member or friend will receive a beautiful handmade card with a photo from one of our programmes, and a needy community will … Continue reading

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Picture by Leza Macdonald says it best

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2013 – a year in review

January –  Vaseux Lake subdivision proposed –  later turned down,  concerns about “smart” meters expressed, Marcus Toneatto starts job at SOSS, zero tax increase for Town homeowners, Marji Basso steps down, Osoyoos Times sold, 27 year old Oliver man killed at Osoyoos Lake … Continue reading

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Annual bird count

Cawston – 11th annual completed on December 29th 16 observers spotted 73 species including wild turkeys on the LS Indian Band land Vaseux Lake –  completed on December 22nd 93 species spotted including a bobcat on River Rd Oliver-Osoyoos – … Continue reading

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A lesson from Dave Whalley

The Canadian Government topographic map shows the summit of McIntyre Bluff as 664 metres in height above sea level and the valley floor at 340 meters, a difference of 324 metres or 1062 feet, top to bottom Metre is used as … Continue reading

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A rural report by Laird Smith

Tom Schmidt reminded me of a series of trips I made to the Summerland  arena to play hockey. I believe the time was the winter of 1968 or ‘ 69. I would load my 1957 Chev  4 door Belair sedan … Continue reading

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MSP rates go up 4%

Over the past 12 years, the provincial government has increased spending on health care by nearly 100 per cent. To help keep health care funding sustainable, MSP premium rates will be increased in January 2014 by approximately four per cent. … Continue reading

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Upcoming

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Lawn tractor flips – driver to hospital

Report of a serious accident Friday just off Black Sage Road when a female driver of a lawn tractor with trailer jack-knifed while proceeding down an icy driveway. Fire crews and EMS staff responded to the call to 4891 Black … Continue reading

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Feathered friends

By Jeremy Cook

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Caught my eye

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Town’s office on a frosty day by Dave Whalley

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Bright light above the lake by Audrey MacNaughton

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As seen through the eye of Brian Fry

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Once a year sale – don’t miss it

New Year’s Day Sale January 1st, 2014 10 am to 5 pm New selected collections 30% off Regular fabric 50% off Xmas Fabric 60% off (one metre cuts minimum) Books, threads, and notions 50% off Discount Centre 70% off Excluding … Continue reading

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Needed in Osoyoos

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) invites applications for a school secretary at YouLearn.ca, Osoyoos. This is a regular position commencing as soon as possible, 25.0 hours per week, 10 months per year on days when school is in session. … Continue reading

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Time to celebrata a year

Celebrate the New Year in true Tuscan style TERRAFINA AT HESTER CREEK New Years Eve Dinner December 31st 6.30pm Family Style 4 course paired dinner with shuttle from Osoyoos & Oliver $110 (plus taxes & gratuity) New Years Day Brunch … Continue reading

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Classes begin January 6th

Pilates Plus Fitness offers Therapeutic Pilates Classes, Bone and Joint Health Classes, Circuit Classes, and Spinning. Our focus is on postural alignment, improved awareness of muscle function, and improved mobility. New classes begin January 6, 2014, please contact Pia at … Continue reading

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Look mom no hands

Hospital Hill – Sunday

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How to get rid of a Christmas Tree

Give your Christmas tree a second life this holiday season by recycling it at one of many convenient locations throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. All landfills in the Regional District will accept free of charge clean natural Christmas … Continue reading

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Arson suspected in Boxing Day fire

Fourteen firefighters responded to a blaze at Ambry Storage in Keremeos Wednesday morning, where a fifth wheel trailer and a motorhome were found engulfed in flames. Location: 515 Veterans Avenue ~ Time: 1:30 a.m. Third late night fire in two … Continue reading

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It’s white….and…. it’s coming down

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Heading north on a frosty day

Photo by Dave Whalley

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