Monthly Archives: May 2016

Century 21 Invites you

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Letter to the editor

May 31, 2016 Flummoxed: to be bewildered or perplexed. I remain flummoxed by the actions of the Liberal government, our local politicians and some of our local ‘media’ as it relates the recent announcement of funding for education. For the … Continue reading

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A reply from Chair Marieze Tarr – School District #53

The board will meet soon to discuss the announcement and how it might affect the budget. “We will have to look at everything again. But 118 thousand, to me, I don’t know if that is enough money. … I can’t … Continue reading

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Save Trout Creek and West Bench schools

PENTICTON – Penticton MLA Dan Ashton announced today that the provincial government is providing the Okanagan-Skaha School District with $266,527 in funding and called for the funding to be used to save Trout Creek Elementary School and West Bench Elementary … Continue reading

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Doris Lancaster – photography

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Unanswered questions

Was the school board advised of this funding announcement and invited to hear the good news ? Will the paltry sum of $118,000 really help the district keep Osoyoos Secondary open ? Will a Town of Osoyoos lawsuit continue against … Continue reading

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20 million dollar bonus for schools in BC

CBC News has learned the province is set to announce more than $20 million in education funding this morning to be divided amongst school districts, based on size. Education Minister Mike Bernier will announce details of the funding in Surrey … Continue reading

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This morning at OSS

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A challenge to local school board

MLA urges administrative savings be used to save Osoyoos Secondary OSOYOOS – Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson announced today the provincial government is providing the Okanagan-Similkameen School District with $118,102 in funding and called for the funding to be used to … Continue reading

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Help wanted

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Trout Creek elementary saved ?

Boundary Similkameen MLA Linda Larson and Penticton MLA Dan Ashton are both making education funding announcements Tuesday. Larson will be at Osoyoos Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Ashton meanwhile has a scheduled announcement for 10 a.m. outside the Okanagan Skaha … Continue reading

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Gathering the news

I had promised a rant on news vs gossip, opinions and bias so today’s the day. Newsgathering: Some reporters sit at a desk and watch the teletypes (in the old days) or a computer screen waiting for a bulletin from … Continue reading

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At Sears this weekend: Fri, Sat and Sun: June 3,4, & 5

Coffee and donuts, door prizes and anniversary sale items Bonnie Hayes 1400 – 5955 Main Street 250 498 3448 www.sears.ca  

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Announcement*

MLA Larson making education funding announcement OSOYOOS – Join Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson for an education funding announcement. WHEN: Tuesday, May 31 WHERE: Osoyoos Town Hall, council chambers, 8707 Main St. TIME: 9:30 a.m. MLA Larson will be joined by … Continue reading

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First day on a “new job”

Mike is married to Brenda and they live in Oliver Brenda is a mother of two and works at TEN School Her husband is Michael Allan Field – he’s a cop. This story is about a great community guy making … Continue reading

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Agriculture – Rotary exchange

Top left Alice Fargher with Jessica Crettenden Bottom Team Leader Jim Mitchell, right – viticulturist Ben Mitchell left Absent –  Claire Webber – visiting a fish farm   First statement that impressed me. “You have so much water.” – You … Continue reading

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Needed – school bus drivers

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Ron Peace – award for a 2nd year

COPS AWARD (Central Okanagan Photo Society) Print that was awarded “Creative Digital” I received from the Society. Lucky for me this the second year I won this award. This image called Raven Hill is a composite of 3 images and … Continue reading

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Ozone – it’s a wrap

2016 AWARDS – WINNERS AND SPONSORS Okanagan Zone Steve Heal Memorial Scholarship 2015 Recipient – Joy Peters (Shuswap Theatre) Ozzie Award Sponsored by Theatre BC – Okanagan Zone -no recipient Best Backstage Co-operation Sponsored by Willem Roell – The Crew … Continue reading

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No summer sunshine visit by Westcoast Amusements

Vancouver based company West Coast Amusements, who have been a part of the Oliver Sunshine Festival since 2012, will unfortunately not be in area this summer. “West Coast Amusements has informed us that due to the recent passing of one … Continue reading

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CENTURY 21 Invites You!

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Half corked and married

Oliver Grad spends honeymoon panting at the Half Corked Marathon. Chris Dodge, SOSS Class of 2000, with his wife Mia, were married on Sunday, May 22 in Oliver.  They spent the week resting in Oliver and took part in the … Continue reading

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2016 Spring Tournament

The Oliver Tennis Club held its first tournament of the season on Saturday, May 28. This was a mixed event with the winner among the female participants, Nieves Windley of Oliver, also taking the winning position over-all.   (Nieves in orange … Continue reading

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Man vs beast – on four legs

Photo by Joanne Bray

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On the road – Rural Report – Laird Smith

Last September, West Jet had a seat sale in preparation for the beginning of their non-stop service to Gatwick England from five Canadian cities. The seat sale lasted a short time but Nelly and I were able to take advantage … Continue reading

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Annual Review – 74th year – Bighorn Squadron

Top cadets award Squadron Commander F/Sgt. Connor Schultze-Baldwin (top photo) Deputy Commander F/Sgt. Ryan Encina F/Sgt. Eric Matevia The review – the largest and best attended in several years – with many parents and grandparents and dignitaries – MLA Linda … Continue reading

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BC’s new high school curriculum

Today we live in a state of constant change. It is a technology-rich world, where communication is instant and information is immediately accessible. The way we interact with each other personally, socially, and at work has changed forever. Knowledge is … Continue reading

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10th annual Purina Dog walk

$2589 raised in the event

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