Monthly Archives: February 2016

RCMP seeks input, offers assurances

  By ROY WOOD About 200 people gathered at the Oliver Community Centre on Monday to be reassured that policing in their community is up to snuff and to politely vent about what they see as some shortcomings. A panel … Continue reading

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Champs on ice – locals heading to Smithers

The South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association Bantam Rep team has had a very successful year. They finished at the top of their league, winning the OMHA League banner, and then went on to win the playoff banner. This has secured … Continue reading

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Valley Champs – AA Boys Basketball

What can I say Maurizio, – I was in bed by that time. Thanks for the photo of the Hornet. Now on to the provincials.

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Good sized crowd listens to police presentation

Hot off the press – pictures from a forum put on by the Town of Oliver and the RCMP. Keynote speaker – Superintendent Kevin Hewco – regional commander. Hosted by Mayor Ron Hovanes. A visual and audio presentation of police … Continue reading

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Affordable housing – a proposed project

Open House – Oliver Legion – small crowd of interested people with a visit from local MP Dick Cannings and several members of the local Town Council. Canadian Wetlands – ecosystem management wants to buy and develop the Forbes property … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Food Donation Tax Credit to support farmers and charities

OLIVER – Local residents who use food banks and school lunch programs will now have greater access to healthy, local food that has been donated by their neighbours, thanks to the new Farmers’ Food Donation Tax Credit, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda … Continue reading

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$10,000 raised in at Silver Sage on weekend

Mike Watson in hospital Queen Mary’s Hong Kong Await a donor and a liver transplanet More fund raising needed. https://www.youcaring.com/lisa-needoba-and-mike-watson-493493/update/433327#.VsFqpCoXYs9.facebook

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Providing services to their community

Hello Oliver! We would like to introduce you to the Road Hunters. We are a group of like-minded individuals with a simple goal of giving back to people in local communities and neighborhoods, by providing assistance and support to those … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement Graphics by Derrick Robson

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In transition

Almost there! Three sites !!! www.okanagandailynews.com www.okfallsdailynews.com www.southokanaganphotos.ca Working together to bring current and relevant news. A place to advertise, chat, insert free classifieds, and free events. Contact info: okanagandailynews@gmail.com or Publisher@ODNews.ca Thanks to Laurena of Write This Down for … Continue reading

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Rural report with Laird Smith

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about volunteering and how important it is to the success of any organization. Non profit groups need volunteers and profitable businesses need their employees to be engaged in volunteering in the community. Take Wally … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

New Legislation now allows licensing of off road vehicles. (ORV) The RDOS trail system should have priority to spend money first on the area of public access to trails as a first priority to prevent future restrictions or closures. ORV … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Do You Value Your Water? Would you join me on March 22, “World Water Day” to turn off your taps for 4 to 6 hours when you are at home? You can prepare for this by filling containers, the bathtub … Continue reading

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Feed the birds by Pat Whalley

  Feed the birds, twopence a bag………that is one of the songs from the Mary Poppins film.  Obviously it was written many years ago as our bird seed costs us $20.00 a bag and they go through two bags a … Continue reading

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Three weeks until spring…but

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Spring Flower – Edwin Dukes

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Spring rain – brings a crowd to – ‘Seedy Sunday’

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Snow….drops

Photo by Edwin Dukes

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$37,000 in bursaries to local students

Community Foundation offers more $$ The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen will award $11,000 more in bursaries than the previous year to students throughout the RDOS. Two of the bursary funds will make awards to arts students, one … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

Refuge A large evergreen tree stands not far from our home. We can watch the antics of birds on that tree from our kitchen window. Often several birds sit near the very tips of the tree to scout out the … Continue reading

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Keep fit with Kandice Davidson

Six week walking plan: Week 3:  Walking for a minimum of 15 minutes per day. Week 2:  Walking for a minimum of 10 minutes per day. Week 1:  Walking for a minimum of 5 minutes per day. March in place, … Continue reading

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90-49 – runaway victory – Hornet rule

Tough final game between Kamloops (Sa-hali Secondary) and the SOSS Hornets Saturday in Oliver. Valley Championship games Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tonight’s game tight at the half with an even score of 39-39 Hornets urged on to become a bit more … Continue reading

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One man’s garbage dump can become another man’s treasure

Photo by Edwin Dukes Actually there are hundreds of tin cans and glass bottles there. When we moved here in 2002 we took 32 pick-up truckloads of garbage to the landfill from there, tires, car parts, building materials etc. It … Continue reading

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Seedy Sunday… in Oliver

Oliver Seedy Sunday Sunday February 28, 2016 10 to 2pm Oliver Community Centre Main Hall 6359 Park Drive Oliver Seeds, bedding plants, local produce, honey, nuts, and much more. Workshops tba Contact: LAUREL BURNHAM at 250.492.7717 laburnham@shaw.ca SOMETHING NEW IN … Continue reading

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POLL – to the right

BC government is planning to increase powers of authorities (RCMP) to remove residents from homes inside a fire zone. This is contentious to some. Express your feelings in a POLL to the right. Many people have in the past stayed … Continue reading

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On now at Oliver Community Hall

Thanks to moms, Michelle Weisheit and Jennifer Anderson Family Fair Communities for Kids

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