Monthly Archives: April 2014

Postcard view – from the eye of an eagle

Press for larger

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Jaime and Shirley – a makeover

Shoppers Drug Mart – 10 am to 4 pm Saturday May 3 – $10 –

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Family says Shaun Stelkia on life support

29-year-old Oliver man Shaun Stelkia  suffered a heart attack and was found face down (unresponsive) in the waters of Wood Lake (north of Kelowna) around 7:15 p.m. Monday. Witnesses pulled Stelkia from the shallow water and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. The Lake Country … Continue reading

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Human remains found at Haynes Point

Photo supplied by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug On April 29, 2014 the Osoyoos RCMP responded to found human remains at Haynes Point Provincial Park.  A contractor excavating for washroom upgrades located the bones between 4 and 5 feet deep.  Investigation has found … Continue reading

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Photo supplied by police – public help needed

Andrew Scott GANGL, 24 years old of Edmonton – found drowned on Okanagan River south of drop structure The investigation has revealed that GANGL was last seen walking near the Okanagan Falls Elementary school, in the area of Cedar Street in … Continue reading

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Province to train students for jobs with LNG

John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation: “We want Aboriginal people to be part of the local, skilled labour force when it comes to filling the million job openings expected by 2022. B.C.’s Blueprint includes funding for community-based delivery … Continue reading

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A comment from Alex Atamanenko MP

The Unfair Elections Act: A Page from the Republican Dirty Tricks Book In a recent speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the issue of voter suppression and voter ID laws. … Continue reading

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The Makeover Event

Saturday May 3 ~ 10 am – 4 pm Tickets only $10 Eyebrow Threading Henna Artist Shoppers Drug Mart

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May 9th – 30 years in business

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On now

All those in Oliver and the surrounding area, I invite you to attend the OES Fine Arts Club production of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.’. Shows are held at SOSS  – Frank Venables Theater, Wednesday and Thursday this week starting … Continue reading

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Isabel (Buddie) and Carleton MacNaughton plaque dedication

The Oliver Osoyoos Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society invites the public, to a plaque dedication ceremony at the Fairview Kiosk site on Sunday, May 4th at 2:30. There will be cake and coffee served. It is located near the … Continue reading

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Silence broken – help sought from public

Penticton – Police are seeking the assistance of the public in determining the activities of a 24-year-old Edmonton man prior to his body being recovered from the Okanagan River last Friday morning. On April 25, 2014 at9:00 am, the body … Continue reading

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Facebook friends identified OK Falls drowning victim

Members of the RCMP (dogs squad and diver team) scouring areas near the site where a 24 year old Alberta man was found last Friday. Three divers involved in this river search along with a dog unit and two other … Continue reading

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On the hill

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Council Report – part two

Mayor Hovanes called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm requesting adoption of the agenda as amended with resolutions from the 4:00 pm Committee Minutes. Chair of the Committee of the Whole, Councillor Doerr reported on the agenda amendments those … Continue reading

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Family says thanks

Thanks for all the Community Support. We would like to extend our most grateful thanks to all those that donated to our family. It was one thing to lose our home, and another to experience all the generous support the … Continue reading

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BC Chamber rejects local initiative on legalizing marijuana use

The BC Chamber of Commerce encourages and welcomes member local chambers to submit policy resolutions to its policy process. During this process, the BC Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Review Committee reviews the policy and provides feedback to the chamber about … Continue reading

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Photographer Jeremy Cook

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Family Fun at the range

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Locally written Cantata premiered

‘In The Beginning’, a creation cantata recently composed by a local man will be performed at a spring concert by Musaic Vocal Ensemble May 24 in the Oliver Alliance Church. The work  in a traditional style was written by Brian Mapplebeck … Continue reading

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Aiming at your funnybone

It’s an era of evening dresses and tuxedos, sparkling champagne and even more sparkling tiaras, of romantic opera stars and their enamoured fans. In this world of luxury, chaos is about to ensue, in the style of classic 1930s screwball … Continue reading

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Report on concert – Marion Boyd

The Sage Valley Voices performed for a full house on Sunday afternoon, April 27th.   “Moments to Remember” involved some of the fun of ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’, some of the heartbreak of ‘Unchained Melody’, some of the sweetness of ‘The … Continue reading

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Info from Oliver RCMP

The, “Alexa’s Team” program was developed in the wake of the death of 4 1/2 year old Alexa Middelaer. She was struck and killed by an impaired driver. Since her death, the men and women who police our province have … Continue reading

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Not to panic!

The awnings are gone but there’s no need to panic! Due to some damage to an awning, the landlord for the Oliver Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library arranged for some repairs. A miscommunication with the repair company led to … Continue reading

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Rural report with Laird Smith

Wally Smith was keen observer of all events occurring in his orchard. He was well aware of cause and effect. He watched while DDT eradicated all pests in his orchard. It wasn’t long though before he noticed that all was … Continue reading

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Geared up for a challenge

I am geared up for the Oliver Wine Capital Triathlon On May 31st and want to shout out to all the people who have supported me over the past year as well as garner more support for a “local” at the … Continue reading

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Alberto’s Decorating

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As reported by Pat Hampson – Oliver Town council meeting

Town of Oliver Report on Committee of the Whole meeting April 28th 2014 Business Arising from previous minutes: a previous presentation by a representative for the South Okanagan Transportation Advisory Committee, was brought forward for discussion. SOTAC representative, Robert Lintell, … Continue reading

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1st Oliver cubs thank community

THANK-YOU! 1st Oliver Cubs would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of our 1st Annual Junkbox Derby held April 26th, 2014! 232 Big Horn Squadron Air Cadets Big Blue Septic Buy-Low Foods Integra Tire OK … Continue reading

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