Monthly Archives: March 2016

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April Art Walk

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Local angle – CHEM trails

According to the chemtrail conspiracy theory, long-lasting trails left in the sky by high-flying aircraft are chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed for sinister purposes undisclosed to the general public.   Believers in the theory argue that normal contrails dissipate … Continue reading

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1980 pix – where are the boats in play?

Submitted by Ernie Race

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Dog found – no charges to be laid

UPDATE – Crowly was returned to his owner on the evening of March 31st.  The individual who took him was remorseful and no charges are being pursued.   On March 30th just before 8pm, a four month old Belgian Malinois … Continue reading

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Bringing the “light” to Main Street – third week

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Down the aisle

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“This gesture blew me away” – Joyce Kuzyk

Since I am still recovering from surgery, I was surprised by 16 workers (mainly curlers) who showed up Monday to help do my much-needed landscaping.   I was overwhelmed by the crew that showed up and touched by their kindness … Continue reading

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Sears in Oliver

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

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Job fair

Turnout/crowd/numbers attending – not what was hoped for. Extensive advertising saw less than a hundred people show over the course of 5 hours at Sen Pok Chin – School Gym Work BC will hold a second event in Osoyoos April … Continue reading

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Where?

What do you know about this house?

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Are you being bilked?

Several calls about scammers phoning your home: Calls from Revenue Canada – you owe money 2. Calls from computer companies saying your computer  is not working One rule applies: If you don’t know them ……hang up. If you apply this … Continue reading

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Fraud on the rise

Globally, it is estimated that over $3.7 trillion is lost to fraud. As schemes become more sophisticated and prolific, it is vital to arm oneself with the facts to be informed and confident consumers. The Oliver Branch of the Okanagan … Continue reading

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Funds available for students

Over $37,000 up for grabs for local students! Are you or someone you know pursuing a post-secondary education? Do you live in the South Okanagan Similkameen or have graduated from a high school located in the boundaries of the Regional … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard Frederick John (Dick) Forty 1918-2002

The story of battleship BISMARK is one of the great twentieth century naval epics. Its construction completed in August 1940, BISMARK went to sea in May 1941. Nearly one hundred ships were deployed to operate with, against and because of … Continue reading

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Rotary Auction

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Flashback – a message about the future

Let’s protect land reserve Interesting, BC undergoing a core review of said land reserve (ALR). We have noticed through the years that often when a new cabinet minister takes over, they just cannot leave a good thing alone. One of … Continue reading

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A grand lady she was ….

1917 – 2016 Agnes (Evans) Sutherland Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Great grandmother,  and a friend to many A part of Oliver for a long – long time We shall not see her like again……

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Is it a bit early? – or maybe not – you need time to prepare

Next provincial election May of 2017 Declared candidates: MLA Linda Larson (Liberal) Boundary Similkameen NDP – no declared candidate for nomination Green Party – no declared candidate for nomination Other – no declared candidates Anyone wishing to run in the … Continue reading

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Photographer Dave Whalley

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Sears in Oliver

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

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Photograph submitted by Jeremy Cook

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Repairs to The Ditch on schedule

By ROY WOOD Repairs to the Gallagher Lake siphon section of the Oliver Water System are proceeding on time and there will be water available for irrigation in early April as usual. The underground section of the system was damaged … Continue reading

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Slight tax hike for residents

 By ROY WOOD An average homeowner in Oliver will pay $10.06 more in municipal tax this year than last year, according to a financial plan given three readings at council on Tuesday. Mayor Ron Hovanes, in congratulating council and staff … Continue reading

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Council briefs

Town downscales airport taxiway plan The town will seek provincial grant funding to extend the north end of the Oliver Airport taxiway and leave the south end for another time. Chief financial officer David Svetlichny told councillors on Tuesday that … Continue reading

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Something to think about – in April*

National Advance Care Planning Day will be celebrated locally in April. You can participate by sharing information and having important conversations with family and friends. You can learn more about Advance Care Planning by attending one of two free presentations … Continue reading

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Into the record books

I don’t know if you’d want to post this on your site as a human-interest story, but I thought I’d send it to you anyway. Attached is my mother’s Easter breakfast surprise. She cracked open an egg to find 3 … Continue reading

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