Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chucking the guy who was cleaning house.

For the second time in a row, BC Tree Fruits has fired their CEO. The Co-op, a collection of over 500 fruit grower families in the Okanagan, announced Friday afternoon that CEO Alan Tyabji had been served with an “early … Continue reading

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10th anniversary marked with ambitious plan for future

Osoyoos Indian Band with the Nk’Mip Desert Heritage Society celebrating 10 years of their impressive cultural centre which is set to expand with a multi-million dollar plan. Friday night – plans unveiled at a gala feast of salmon and native dancing.

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Scenes – in passing

Fire dispatch 1:03 pm – Okanagan Falls – fire in a home in 1000 block of Birch – just south of 10th Residents escaped without injury. Firefighters used foam and water to control the blaze with most of the visible … Continue reading

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Legion Market Day – today and Saturday

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Weekend notes

This weekend – the busiest of the year for Oliver.   Fortune Family Fundraiser Sat Oct 1, Oliver Curling Club 5:30-8:30 pm Cash Bar operated by Curling Club who have generously offered to donate the profit. Silent Auction & Raffle, … Continue reading

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Not to rain on your parade

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New shakes for old building

The Oliver and District Heritage Society will be receiving a boost of $10,000 through the Heritage Legacy Fund, supporting efforts to completely restore the aging roof of the Museum, formerly Oliver’s BC Provincial Police station. This funding, made possible through … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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October 1st – International Seniors Day

Oliver Branch (Susan Alaric, Lisa Waines, Margaret Agostinho). Just in time for International Seniors Day on October 1st, Interior Savings has become the first financial institution in British Columbia to become a Certified Age-Friendly Business. For the first time ever, … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland… is now in Oliver!

The Tuc-el-Nuit and SOSS production of Alice in Wonderland is set to hit the stage at Frank Venables Auditorium at 7:00 pm, Friday, September 30th for one show only. The production is organized and directed by the Missoula Children’s Theatre, … Continue reading

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On the hill – Richard Cannings MP

On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the … Continue reading

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Campfire ban to be lifted in rural area

Oliver Fire Protection Area (Rural) – Campfire Ban to be lifted Campfire ban will be lifted October 1, 2016 for rural properties only within the Oliver Fire Protection Area. Permitted campfires are required to be no larger than half a … Continue reading

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For a short time – weight room to close

Announcement: The community weight-room will be closed as of October 6th for the final stage of renovations. We expect the weight-room to be reopened sometime in mid-November. A few key-pieces of equipment will be moved into Meeting Room 1 temporarily … Continue reading

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RDOS to help farmers chip trees

Agriculturists removing trees or vines this Fall should contact the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) by October 7th for a free chipping quote. The RDOS provides assistance to growers in the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys removing agricultural trees. Burning … Continue reading

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Vying for position

Penny Susan Duperron filed papers September 18 for the position of Board of Education – Osoyoos. Duperron is homemaker and lists income from the Volleyball Officials Association. Address 96th Street Casey Thomas Brouwer filed papers for the same position September … Continue reading

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” it’s the juice ” – Join the fog this weekend

19 years running At the Festival of the Grape, sponsored by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce and the Oliver Tourism Association with wine tastings at the 50 participating wineries, food vendors, along with artisans of all varieties who will … Continue reading

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What’s going on at the UBCM conference?

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Directors and Bill Newell, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), have been attending the 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention this week.  UBCM is the venue each year where local government elected officials, are … Continue reading

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Spirit Day – to honour Terry Fox

Dress up – form the school into teams. Off to a race for Terry Fox

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Photographer Edwin Dukes

Oliver Mountain

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School District looking for a plumber

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) invites applications for the position of plumber serving the district. This assignment is 40.0 hours per week with an hourly rate of $29.44 plus benefits. Start date is as soon as possible. View job … Continue reading

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October Presentation

Saturday October 22nd, 2016 – 7:30pm Frank Venables Theatre Presents LORNE ELLIOTT COMEDY SHOW Canadian born LORNE ELLIOTT has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. Lorne started performing in 1974 … Continue reading

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24 year old dies in fiery crash

West Kelowna – RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a fatal collision which occurred late Wednesday evening in West Kelowna. On September 28, 2016 at 10:37 pm, emergency services crews responded to a single vehicle collision in the … Continue reading

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Election YES – acclamation NO

Duperron, Penny Brouwer, Casey For Osoyoos school trustee SCHOOL TRUSTEE 2016 BY-ELECTION Public Notice is given to the electors within Electoral Area A of School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) that nominations for the office of school trustee for the … Continue reading

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Updated: Bylaw company withdraws service

The Town of Oliver thanks SOS Security for providing bylaw enforcement services this past year and wish him well. It is unfortunate that SOS Security cannot continue to provide bylaw enforcement services in Oliver due to conflicts with bylaw’s mandate. … Continue reading

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New tool for farmers on pest management

The changing climate in the Okanagan has broad implications for agricultural pest control, including increasing populations of problem species, and the arrival of new pests in the region. A recently initiated project – adapting a successful pest management decision support … Continue reading

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