Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vote to rescind motion to close a school

Caught on camera – 4 votes visible, one on the phone. Two others don’t raise a hand. School District #53 will keep Osoyoos Secondary School open for at least two years – with funds guaranteed  by the  province. *** 3pm to … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

Brexit?? This recently much-used term could spawn a few additions to our vocabulary. It may be that others have suggested similar words, but here are my suggestions. Chexit – a cheque that bounces for lack of funds Flexit – a … Continue reading

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Bush wacked

Oliver Parks crew busy with a bit of bush wacking – a lot of work actually on the west side of the park near the river and in a dark zone between Old Stockers Field and the roadway. Way to … Continue reading

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Good day for local schools

PENTICTON – Penticton MLA Dan Ashton announced today that Trout Creek Elementary and West Bench Elementary Schools will receive $369,815 and $369,404 respectively, from the provincial government through the new Rural Education Enhancement Fund. For months, many parents have been … Continue reading

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Another view – Andrew Stuckey

Unrestrained joy echoed through Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers this morning as MLA Linda Larson made good on a provincial promise to find the money necessary to keep Osoyoos Secondary School open. Now, it’s up to trustees with the Okanagan … Continue reading

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Small turnout – a casual flip-flop type of day

Town of Oliver – Open House on Current Issues 1. Fairview Road improvements 2. Fire Smart grant – interface fire plan 3. Downtown design choices 4. Gala Park – au naturel ? or Town staff received valuable information on these … Continue reading

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Penticton – two of three schools slated to close – saved

The School District 67 board has announced that both West Bench and Trout Creek Elementary Schools meet the Rural Education Enhancement Funds program eligibility criteria and have been approved. The information came from a letter received late Wednesday from the … Continue reading

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Flashback

Monday May 26th, 2016 Osoyoos School will NOT close – says reliable BC Government Source.   *** Thursday June 30, 2016 School Trustees have yet to vote on the new funding but it is highly unlikely that they would turn … Continue reading

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Osoyoos High School to be funded

OSOYOOS – Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson announced today that Osoyoos Secondary School will receive $490,000 from the provincial government through the new Rural Education Enhancement Fund to keep its doors open this September. In addition to $390,000 in ongoing annual … Continue reading

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Really ?

Only seven full-time park rangers patrol 14 million hectares of protected area   VANCOUVER – The number of full-time (FT) park rangers in BC has sunk to a low of just seven individuals who are expected to patrol 14 million hectares of … Continue reading

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Battle between School Districts and Victoria

Minister of Education Mike Bernier released the following statement “I am disappointed that the Vancouver School Board chose to go against the School Act by failing to adopt a balanced budget. “Our offer was a simple one – we gave … Continue reading

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Protection or freedoms on Oliver Mountain

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is taking steps to protect sensitive ecosystems and species-at-risk on Oliver Mountain from damage by motor vehicles, while also working to enhance recreational opportunities for local motorbike riders. The ministry’s two-pronged … Continue reading

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Drought conditions again for wet west coast

Water experts are warning of drought-like conditions in Metro Vancouver this summer, and parts of the province are already on high alert. With record-low snow packs, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources says Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii … Continue reading

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Taxiway funded by province at Oliver’s Airport

Narrow window of opportunity given to small airports in BC – Oliver had a grant application ready to go and the result $157,350 awarded today for MLA Linda Larson for the new taxiway that will see small planes move south … Continue reading

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Welcome to the craft brew revolution

With the soft opening behind us, we’re ready to start adding to the social scene downtown! There’s no rule that says we can’t break those ol’ sleepy-town habits and add more life and vigor to our daily routine in Oliver. … Continue reading

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School Board meets in Special Session Thursday

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) June 24, 2016 Rural Education Enhancement Fund Application 1) School District name and key contact: School District #53 (Okanagan Similkameen) Box 1770 6161 Okanagan Street Oliver BC V0H 1T0 Lynda Minnabarriet, Secretary Treasurer 2) … Continue reading

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Use free events

The list of activities seems to be down for the long weekend Book Sale Saturday Cherry Fiesta Osoyoos July 1st Breakfast Oliver Parks Yard Sales/Garage Sales Press the button FREE events and insert your item. DON”T use FREE classifieds

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Major sponsor of Oliver’s Sunshine Festival

Presentation this morning – Tyler Gludovatz, Manager of the Oliver store – Buy-Low with parks staff Kyle Fossett and Natalie Korsovetski Reminder- Oliver Parks presents Canada Day Breakfast starting at 8:30 am Friday July 1st at the community hall

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Photographer Marjo Koskinen

  Oliver Mtn. looking east and north

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Picture submitted by Mike Monaghan

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Update

APC draft minutes show reservations and comments of planning commission (APC) on proposed Oliver Mountain recreational area Area C Oliver RDOS APC members raised a number of concerns regarding this application for motorized recreation track on Oliver Mountain: ·         Potential noise … Continue reading

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Thursday Night

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A sign, a road, a project….. and improvements

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6,100 boats inspected as B.C. leads the fight against invasive mussels

OSOYOOS – British Columbia remains free of invasive mussels, thanks to ongoing efforts that have seen more than 6,100 watercraft inspected so far this year – already surpassing the number of inspections in all of 2015. Through the Invasive Mussel … Continue reading

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