Monthly Archives: September 2015

Local hopefuls for an MP’s chair at Frank Venables Theatre

The four major parties represented Wednesday in Oliver to an audience of about 250 people from the area. Candidates (l-r) Richard Cannings – NDP, Conservative Marshall Neufeld, Connie Denesiuk -Liberal and the Green Party’s Sam Troy (far right) Once the … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Force of Fortis Last Friday we received a ” Final Notice” from Fortis BC to have our locked analog meter replaced with a ” smart meter” with either the radio signal on or off , or they will disconnect our … Continue reading

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FREE events

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Kiwanis Terrific Kids

At Tuc-el-nuit Elementary Terrific Kids – Thoughtful Division 1 Johnny Beattie absent Division 2 Rachel Dunlop Division 3 Ruth Otto Division 4 Ezra Allenbrand Division 5 Travis Nelson Division 6 Phoenix Parisien absent Division 7 Maia Bellingam Division 8 Lucas … Continue reading

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Rumble in the Valley

Ken Mickey’s classic-styled, front engine dragster was a special events car at Richter Pass Motorplex Sunday the 27th. Fans and Racers Pack Richter Pass Motorplex This past weekend the Osoyoos airport was transformed by the volunteers of Wine Country Racing … Continue reading

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market days revised

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Sunday October 4th

Picture: (L to R) Lindsey Kruger (PIB Youth), Amberlee Erdmann (SOVAS, Resource Development Coordinator), Darryl-Jean Cerenzie (ONTEH Community Outreach), Muriel Tanner (Osoyoos Indian Band) Emanuela Sheena (Ooknakane Friendship Centre, Executive Director), Cassie Lezard (PIB Youth)   Sisters in Spirit Vigil  … Continue reading

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TONIGHT – All Candidates at Frank Venables Theatre

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Stop By Oliver Pharmacy

 

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Get involved

Do you know or would you like to know about.. The International Order of St. Luke The Physician. Known by many as OSL, it is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. We are clergy and lay people … Continue reading

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Grade 12 – is your future related to courses

What does SOSS offer to a senior high school student? : grades 10-11-12 In Grade 10 – time to plan – where are you going? Vocational School?, into the workforce, a specialty institute or a university/college. It is an interesting … Continue reading

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What is being done about it?

Oliver has seen an increase in persons attending the RCMP Detachment to report they have received a phone call from either Immigration or Canada Revenue Agency demanding money. The caller will advise you to provide him with a cash amount … Continue reading

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all candidates

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Sign terrorism ?

Several calls about sign damage. I saw on my way to Penticton the other day both an NDP and a Liberal sign defaced with ISIS marked in black paint. I like most people don’t take this too seriously. No matter … Continue reading

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Poof! …..and I appeared

Magician Leif David of Kelowna entertains a small crowd outside a retail outlet this morning at the Southwinds Mall. Mikie Spillett just came out of her store and participated by winning cash. The event a celebration of the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Update:

Heidi Frank is no longer employed with the Town of Oliver. We wish to thank Heidi for the work she completed in the last year and sincerely wish her well in her future endeavors. Mr. David Svetlichny has been assigned … Continue reading

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Paradise

Sunny morning on Tuc-el-nuit “Morning Calm” photo by Mike Beaulieu

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Don’t Miss The Festival Of The Grape

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Yvonne’s Alterations

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Fire ban for another two weeks

In the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones, the existing Category 2 and 3 burning prohibitions will remain in place until Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, or until the public is informed otherwise. A map of the affected areas … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Aubrey G. White – Vice President Osoyoos Wildlife Federation Letter to the Editor: The Province of British Columbia is again reviewing the possibility of a National Park in the South Okanagan.  They are asking residents to comment on the proposal.  … Continue reading

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Article by Marion Boyd

SOUTH OKANAGAN CONCERT SOCIETY 2015-2016 SEASON What a concert season we have before us! In South Okanagan Concert Society’s first full series the new Venables Theatre has proved to be a popular venue with attendance soaring and huge community support.  No … Continue reading

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Want to find out about the Columbia River treaty?

The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA), in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team, invite the public to participate in a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty on October 7th. The workshop, called “Columbia River Treaty: … Continue reading

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‘To court we go’ – Save Skaha Park

Monday’s press release – Save Skaha Park hires legal counsel and files a civil claim on September 25 in the B.C. Supreme Court, challenging the lawfulness of the city’s deal with Trio Marine to expand the marina with a water slide. … Continue reading

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Tenor Michael Burgess has died

Canadian tenor, Michael Burgess has died. Burgess came to Oliver twice to help with fund raising efforts by local organizations including Oliver Community Arts Council and Highway to Healing. “Michael created the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, which was one of the … Continue reading

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Tax exemption given to Curling Centre

The Oliver Curling Club Society will get a break on its 2015 municipal tax bill thanks to an exemption granted by town council on Monday. The exemption will see the club pay $1,625, or just 12% of the $13,537 property taxes … Continue reading

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Oliver CAO ‘not in her office’

Oliver’s chief administrative officer (CAO), Heidi Frank, was missing from the town council meeting on Monday, replaced at the senior staff table by acting CAO David Svetlichny. Asked about the missing top staff member, Mayor Ron Hovanes would say only: … Continue reading

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A report from Marieze Tarr – Chair of School District 53

School is back. Back to business at School District #53 (Okanagan-Similkameen) This weekend trustees from around our branch (Revelstoke to Kamloops to Cache Creek and Princeton and all the communities in between) will come to our district to hear about … Continue reading

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