Monthly Archives: July 2014

$40 a day for parents if strike continues

The B.C. government is offering the parents of each public school student under the age of 13 years $40 a day if the provincial teachers’ strike is not over by the start of classes in September. Finance Minister Mike de … Continue reading

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Cooling trend continues

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Literacy Now

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Feast for the senses* – Fibre Broads are back in August

The Fibre Broads and Friends open the doors wide from Tuesday August 12 to Saturday August 16 at the Studio Building, Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 5840 Airport Street. Drop by from 11 am to 4 pm each day to see … Continue reading

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Mom and Elodie

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Busy night in the park for photographers

Bob Cameron – I will send some later On stage Hilary Drummond – press all pictures for larger Dale Cory and Penelope Johnson I have to admit I was not there for the other performances due to another engagement – … Continue reading

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Utility Clerk – wanted

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Of interest to some

The City of Penticton has received clarity on its contractual relationship with the Penticton Hospitality Association through the B.C. Supreme Court, and is looking to move forward in a collaborative manner to achieve the common goal of bringing more tourists … Continue reading

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High in the hills looking high in the sky

This rainbow taken from the summit of Mt Kobau as a storm passed over last evening. This week is the annual Mt Kobau Star Party, many astronomers present to view the night sky from this dark location. Photo and script … Continue reading

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Yes ambulance staff (EMS) do rest

I had to stop and inquire It’s the ambulance shed locally and the crew is getting new beds and the old ones outside waiting for a pickup – going to a needy cause. I didn’t find it funny but a … Continue reading

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I’m sorry officer but it was hot and I needed a spot

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What a ripoff!

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Old Golf Course Rd in Oliver – breakfast 7 days a week

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Diva Night at the Park – Hilary, Carol and Sam

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RDOS Public Notice (1)

Link to RDOS website for more information

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Leaving Oliver – not yet

Roxie Van Aller came to Oliver about 11 years ago. What a ride!. This mother of 4 moved with her hubby into the Rockcliffe area and looked for an occupation. She applied for a job at the Boys and Girls … Continue reading

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Thirsty

Photographer Doris Lancaster

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City of Penticton loses court battle with Tourism Association

  Global News (Okanagan) A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed the City’s petition against the Penticton Hospitality Association for mishandling marketing money. Global News has read the judge’s decision and confirmed it with Tim Hodgkinson, a spokesman for the … Continue reading

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In the sky in the valley

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Local graduate – making moves at “Rainmaker Entertainment”

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Talent Development, Tara Kemes, to the newly created position of Vice President Culture and Talent. Kemes, who first joined Rainmaker in 2009, will spearhead the company’s recruiting efforts while also … Continue reading

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Governments orders removal of smart meters

The Saskatchewan government has ordered its power utility SaskPower to remove 105,000 so-called smart meters installed at homes and businesses across the province, following concerns about eight unexplained fires associated with the units. The minister responsible for the provincial Crown … Continue reading

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Important Notice

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Building boom keeping staff busy at RDOS

June 2014 has been one of the highest construction activity months in recent history in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Construction values for June exceeded 6.7 million up from 3.6 million in June 2013. Over the past 7 months, the … Continue reading

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IHA Business plan not approved yet says Premier Clark

A new patient care tower will be built at Penticton Regional Hospital following the approval by the provincial government of a business plan submitted by Interior Health. “As Penticton continues to grow, so does the demand on services Penticton families … Continue reading

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Three Oliver men make first court appearance on kidnap charge

Gursewak Dhaliwal born in 1968 Malkit Mann born 1970 Amarjit Dhaliwal  born 1981 Each charged with four criminal code offences including; CCC 279 1 a -kidnapping and CCC 267 a -assault with a weapon A fourth man was charged but … Continue reading

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Public help is needed – $5000

PAC at Oliver Elementary is funding a replacement playground set up to replace what was taken down today. The new unit costs almost $30,000. The group got quite a discount 40% and raise other funds for two years – including … Continue reading

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Same hill

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Am I a bird?

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RDOS Public Notice (3)

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Where ?

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