Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bucking the trend

Police-reported sexual violations against children continued to increase in 2014 While children or youth can be victims of sexual assaults (levels 1, 2 and 3), there are also a number of sexual violations within the Criminal Code that, by definition, … Continue reading

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10 year decline in crime stats – corrected graph

Press to make bigger (see better) Stats Canada says total crime down34 percent from a total in 2004 of over 2.4 million incidents Down 26 percent in violent crime Source: Statistics Canada

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4500 block Black Sage Rd – 6 am

The Oliver Fire Department was busy early this morning, fighting a brush fire caused by a burning pickup. Firefighters responded about 2:45 a.m. to Black Sage Road in rural Oliver, where they found the fully engulfed vehicle, according to Rob … Continue reading

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Truck explodes – firefighters deal with grass fire

3:00 am Thursday Dispatch about pickup truck on fire – grass fire. EMS, police and fire on the scene. No driver found in truck. One other car could be involved. No details. No known injuries. Firemen contained the grass and … Continue reading

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Banner by Ernie Race

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Kelowna imposes sprinkling restrictions

In support of the provincial drought response, the City of Kelowna water utility will begin implementing odd/even water restrictions for customers, beginning Aug. 4. This means properties with an address ending in an odd number can water on odd calendar … Continue reading

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Roast Dinner At Fairview

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Yvonne’s on Fairview

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Gearing up for Peachfest

Snowbird August 5 Photo: Bernard Bedard

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MITP

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Inexperience – when driving a rented water craft

Osoyoos RCMP Media Release SeaDoo vs Boat Collision – Osoyoos On July 28, 2015 at 1:56pm, the Osoyoos RCMP responded along with BC Ambulance and Osoyoos Fire Department to a two vessel collision on Osoyoos Lake. A family from Delta, … Continue reading

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Photographer Kaylie Marie Graham

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Area A Osoyoos – Area Planning Commission

Is it functioning properly? At the last meeting – Monday June 8 – the members dealt with serious matters without the assistance of Area C Director Mark Pendergraft, Alternate Dennis Potter or any staff from the Penticton office RDOS. Concerns … Continue reading

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Update to report here July 17th

Previously on ODN Sockeye returns are coming back as forecasted – to the Columbia River. Report on Columbia River Migration to above Wells Dam: In the early migration period sockeye were migrating up the Columbia River as expected and through … Continue reading

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Does Oliver have more crime than five years ago?

Oliver recorded a 51 per cent spike in its crime rate over the past five years, according to fresh data from Statistics Canada, but the mayor thinks the numbers are misleading. “I truly believe we’re not unlike other small communities … Continue reading

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Slices – show and shine

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2 years – protocol working

Yvonne Weinert, Councillor for the Osoyoos Indian Band about to sign the protocol on behalf of the leaders and people of the OIB in 2013. She is joined by RDOS Acting Chair Mark Pendergraft of Osoyoos and Lower Similkameen Band … Continue reading

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Accident on the water send two girls to hospital

Banner and photos by Roger Richardson Air ambulance was landing in Osoyoos shortly after 3pm to pick up and transport a young woman after some form of water based accident. Reported to be a chest injury. Exact details not known … Continue reading

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One happy guy

Sgt. Randall Bosch Osoyoos – Area Commander Osoyoos One happy guy – well he is friendly. He likes to golf. Married to a member. Lives in Oliver – brand new house and he says “people here are so friendly”. Let’s … Continue reading

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RIP Betty Zeeman

Obituary for the late Elizabeth (Betty) Zeeman November 24, 1925 – July 26, 2015 On Sunday July 26, 2015, Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Zeeman of Oliver passed away surrounded by family at the McKinney Place Extended Care Unit at the age … Continue reading

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Door swinging in the wind

Tight security at mail box – Bottom of Secrest Hill Rd. Canada Post came to fix but found nothing deficient. Maybe not locked ?

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Golf for a cure – record number of participants

A record number of participants played in the 5th Annual Golf Fore the Cure sponsored by Subaru. A great day on the links with a wonderful meal put on by Gecko’s Grill helped raise awareness and raise funds for a … Continue reading

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Former postmaster passes

Bill Leverett July 4, 1926 – July 24, 2015 On Friday July 24, 2015, Mr. William Anthony (Bill) Leverett of Oliver passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Bill was predeceased by … Continue reading

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No residential watering ban in Oliver

By ROY WOOD Despite a province-wide drought, water levels in Oliver-area wells are not alarmingly low and town council decided Monday not to invoke water restrictions on domestic water users. Town operations director Shawn Goodsell told council Monday that the … Continue reading

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Ok… how do we get her out of there?

Both sides now by Sandra Smith on the Fairview-Cawston Rd.

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Banner by Jaret Blidook

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Briefs from Oliver council

Council supports legion tulip bid The town of Oliver will support the local legion as it attempts to become one of 150 branches across the country to receive 700 tulips to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. … Continue reading

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Teneycke still on the minds of many

Stop sending violent criminals home, says mayor By Roy Wood The recent crime spree and eventual arrest of a violent career criminal has once again prompted the town of Oliver to seek help from the provincial government. Mayor Ron Hovanes … Continue reading

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Photography …….by Dave Whalley

As a boy, my dad used to have his own darkroom and developed his own film and made his own prints and enlargements, all black and white in those days. His darkroom was the bathroom which he took over for … Continue reading

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Sweet

This 1941 B17 landed in Penticton Monday and will be in the Okanagan until August 2nd. You can get into the field to see it more closely for a $2 charge and can even go inside if you so fancy, … Continue reading

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