Monthly Archives: August 2015

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The event – too many people?

To me the real story was an old one. Small room large crowd. About 400 people (Penticton Herald said 1000) were asked to stand in the foyer of the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for 45 minutes as a small … Continue reading

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The man and the message

NDP leader Tom Mulcair flanked by heavy security at Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in picture above. Mulcair touched on the Oliver fire saying… “Just up the road there are 235 men and women fighting a wildfire that would cover … Continue reading

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Fall Art Show and Sale

The Oliver Community Arts Council is calling for entries for the 2015 Fall Art Show and Sale. The Show, the 32nd annual, is open to all artisans in the South Okanagan and as far east as Rock Creek, and Keremeos … Continue reading

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Campfires allowed

Effective at noon on Monday, Aug. 31, 205, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The campfire ban was rescinded due to recent widespread precipitation, which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. … Continue reading

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More entertainment planned in the community park

All summer long a vibrant market and concert series at the Oliver Community Park has been the result of collaboration between Oliver Parks and Recreation and the Oliver Community Arts Council. Crowd numbers have exceeded 300 on some nights and … Continue reading

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Rural report with Laird Smith

As a follow-up from last week’s story about the broken tooth, I have good news. I took the broken half with me to the dentist and he cemented it back in, cost me $96.00 in total. It turns out that … Continue reading

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A new team at OES – teaching leadership

Mrs. Sinclair, Karen Sinclair with a full school term ahead of her as Principal of Oliver Elementary. Joined by Diane Haddow as Vice-Principal. Karen is an old hand in the Oliver area – here first in 1998. Came from Fort … Continue reading

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Road 13

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SO Chamber has a new manager

Denise Blashko Training & Project Coordinator at Community Futures in Penticton has been hired as the new Manager of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce with its HQ in Oliver. Bonnie Dancey was the long standing manager who has taken … Continue reading

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Any reports of hail damage?

Photo Dave Whalley

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Letter to the editor

What a joy to see blue sky with a few clouds, a clear view of the hillsides, vineyards and orchards that have been hidden from view for the last week.  So thankful to live in this beautiful valley – it … Continue reading

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2nd visit in 18 months

NDP leader Tom Mulcair will visit Penticton tonight at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome say NDP organizers anticipating a large entourage of national media touring with the leader. This is Mulcair’s second visit … Continue reading

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Winner of Senior Men’s Low Net @ Desert Canyon

Al Odne – winner Submitted by Coleen Misner

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All residents can return home – evac order lifted

Looking west from Sumac Street (Old Rd Seven) EVACUATION ORDER rescinded for all areas within Regional District due to Testalinda Creek fire. All residents can return home in Fairview Rd area but remain under Evacuation Alert. The Evacuation Order has … Continue reading

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Winners

1     09:36:30 David MATHESON          Penticton      1/16  Men 40-44     175 Not sure why the long race is treated as a secondary race other than that the professionals went for the $$$ offered in the shorter race. *** Valley First Challenge Penticton … Continue reading

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Rain is good for fire – hail damages fruit

Cats and dogs coming down at 12:40 pm All the serious runners and bikers are done in Penticton Happy trails…… (Story moves to hail damage – sometimes you don’t want what you ask for)

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Rain is welcome on local fire scene

The Testalinda Creek wildfire near Oliver is now mapped at 4,295 hectares in size. Site information officer Heather Rice with the B.C. Wildfire Service reports the growth is partly due to increased fire activity on Friday and Saturday as winds … Continue reading

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Instructors needed

Instructors needed for the following programs for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 guide Tykes Learn to Skate (ages 3-5) Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 – Dec 8, 2015 & Jan 26, 2016 – March 1, 2016 9:45am-10:15am Oliver Arena Learn to skate lessons … Continue reading

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Stop In To Oliver Pharmacy

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Challenge Race – Oliver’s connections

8:45am Sunday Across Hwy from Southwind Mall Anticipation He’s coming On the leader board Full Triathlon #175 David Matheson 44 M of Penticton Winners in Short Course Pro Men 1 03:50:38 Brent MCMAHON Victoria 326 3 00:22:04 1:10 1 02:14:08 … Continue reading

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All smoke – no rain – Dale Dodge

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Garry Bogdan – photographer

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Sears Hometown Store Bonnie Hayes 1400 – 5955 Main Street 250 498 3448 www.sears.ca

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On the Sunnyside

Woman and a Fork There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things “in order,” she contacted her Pastor and had him … Continue reading

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Tonight At Fairview Mountain

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Spelling challenged

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Evacuation Centre closed – 44 persons registered

The Emergency Support Service Reception Centre in Oliver has been closed after registering and assisting 44 evacuees Friday and Saturday. Any evacuee from the Testalinden Creek Fire can contact 250-809-8430 for immediate Emergency Support Service assistance or to register their … Continue reading

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Saturday adventure to Layer Cake Hill

Let’s start the story by saying I was looking for a picnic – I drove south, east, then north. I found more cows, wind, rain, trees on the highway, power lines down and cold miserable weather. First got to see … Continue reading

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