Monthly Archives: May 2015

409 Salamander – bells ringing

When a fireman hears that address – he knows it is Heritage House just off Meadows Drive. Two full crews attended to search the building for a cause – what makes the bells ring? The story really is that the … Continue reading

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A personal story

Nedeen Bazley lives in Kelowna but spent time at SOSS. Thank you for choosing to feature this story. I grew up in OK Falls and graduated from SOSS in 2001 and was very active in the community as well as … Continue reading

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The simple life by Pat Whalley

Congratulations Jack on five years of ODN. Your little venture has grown into a “must read” event for many of us in the community. News so fresh that it hadn’t even got on the local grapevine, also a great forum … Continue reading

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A winner for sure – photographic art

Central Okanagan Photographic Society awards last night deeply honoured to win the trophy for Creativity and also photo of the year! My photo will be printed and displayed at Lens and Shutter for a year. Ron Peace – a credit … Continue reading

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Fine community leader passes

William Barten April 24, 1926 – May 18, 2015 Bill passed away at home in his favourite “sunroom” he built. Survived by wife, Maria Stayanovich; son, Wesley Barten (Holly); daughter Dayle Millington (Bruce); sister, Doris Boulanger; sisters-in-laws, Bernice Ducharme and … Continue reading

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Awards – 232 Big Horn Squadron

1. Flight Sgt. Elizabeth Harkness – medal given by Mrs. Ed Findlater OK Falls Legion 2. Flight Sgt. Barnabas LaFlamme – presented by RO Lt. Colonel Scott Mutton 3. Sergeant Eric Matevia – award given by Linda Leibel Air Cadet … Continue reading

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Why is this guy so happy?

Grant Beauclair – contractor Empty space to work on The wrecking crew Oliver Legion Canteen – shut down for a few weeks – lounge moved up stairs into main hall until renovations complete. All new flooring, wall finish, chairs and … Continue reading

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30th anniversary of Lion’s Park starts at 2pm

Cultural dancing, hot dogs, samosa’s, skateboarding, chicken gambling, dj entertainment – come one come all

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Hey…let me out – I see those dogs need a friend

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Small turnout – Lions promise action to increase participation

6 dogs showed for the annual Lions Dog Walk in Oliver Earlier in the day 10 dogs participated in Okanagan Falls walk Organizers say they will look at their strategy of recruiting owners to participate. The effort is to raise … Continue reading

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Cathy Cowan takes up new post in Keremeos

Town of Oliver Corporate Officer Cathy Cowan has been hired away. Cowan with 24 years of regional and municipal government experience has been hired as new CAO administrator for the Village of Keremeos. Cowan starts July 6th. Before moving to … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Thanks to local media for picking up on this watershed moment for BC health care physician leadership here in British Columbia. This is shaping up to be a significant event for the province’s physicians and the association by whom we … Continue reading

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Corner shot

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On the tour with Miss Charlotte

Top picture – cub reporter Charlotte Foster with Evie New and Jim from Chelan (taken by Leza) On tour with Tara Hovanes at Pappas Bistro Leza and Marion at a Pizza Stop on Main Group shot near Interior Savings Credit … Continue reading

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Osoyoos – fun in the sun

Market on Main – Cheryle King Family beach time Thanks to www.osoyoosdailynews.com

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On the Sunnyside

 Where’s the Evidence? An atheist club had invited a guest speaker who delivered a scathing denunciation of Christians. At the close he challenged anyone to refute his claims. One man arose and told the group that he had been a … Continue reading

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Who is Alan Schoenborn ?

A senior federal cabinet minister has launched a scathing attack on a review board’s decision to grant escorted outings to a British Columbia man who killed his three children. Industry Minister James Moore issued a statement Saturday saying the decision … Continue reading

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Steamfest – Penticton

Meander, featuring Dave and Annie Ramey performs a favourite song during Steamfest celebrations at Penticton’s Gyro Park, Saturday. The musical afternoon was part of 100 years of steam power on the railway. The special weekend continues Sunday at the Summerland railway with … Continue reading

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Canada’s disgrace – part two

APTN National News Canada committed “cultural genocide” against Indigenous peoples through policies like Indian residential schools which were created to wipe out the languages and cultures of pre-existing nations, said the country’s top judge in a speech delivered Thursday. Supreme … Continue reading

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Ruddiman loses bid to become BC’s top doctor – by one vote

An Oliver doctor who lost his bid to be the next president of Doctors of B.C. is calling for a recount after losing by one vote to one of the country’s strongest advocates for private medical surgery options. Dr. Alan … Continue reading

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Bandshell opens in OK Falls

98 year old Mary Ferris* steals the show – she arrived at 18 in Okanagan Falls a few years ago. VIPs line up for the picture

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Lemonade stand on Coyote Street

Mike and the kids – check out the yard sale Saturday 1st Oliver Scouts Yard Sale YARD SALE All proceeds to 1st Oliver Scouts Saturday, May 30th 8:00-12:00 No early birds please. 6446 Coyote Street

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Work at race track will start ?

May 21 – Area 27 website source Further to our January vote approval with the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), we’re making the last preparations before starting track construction. Funding is in place to complete the project, the circuit is at … Continue reading

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Injuries ?

RCMP, Oliver Fire and Ambulance dispatched late last night (22:41) to Nk’Mip Rd north OIB Cemetary. (nearest marker 4200 block) Blue truck off road – heavy damage – rolled or flipped. One report indicated that one person was ejected from … Continue reading

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Special thanks – banners

To Russ Zubeck, Media Specialist OIB for one banner shot this week and Charlotte Foster, Julie Fredlund, Edwin Dukes and Roger Richardson  

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12th annual junior Saturday

Oliver Parks and Recreation will be hosting their 12th annual Junior Triathlon on Saturday June 6th. This is a fun triathlon to allow younger athletes, ages 6-15, to swim-bike-run in a non-competitive environment and challenge them to try the three … Continue reading

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Sikh community praised

The Board of Directors of World Neighbours Canada (WNC) would like to give a special thank you to the Sikh Community of the South Okanagan for their very generous support of the Nepal Earthquake Relief effort. Nav Gill got the … Continue reading

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Art across the border – Chelan visits

Photos by Leza Macdonald More later

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Heading to paradise

Rainbow on the trip down by Sandra Smith

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Kiosk cleanup by Dave Whalley

Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society cleanup at the kiosk on Road 22 on Friday. Area looks much better now thanks to all the volunteers with sore knees and three truckloads of weeds to the landfill.

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