Monthly Archives: January 2017

Board of Education report

Board of Education Report January 25, 2017 Over the last few weeks, the Provincial Government has announced interim funding of $50 million relating to the recent Supreme Court Decision between the Province of British Columbia and the BCTF. As a … Continue reading

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A real man

From – Harold Tomlin We all meet people who influence us in our lives and Val Friesen certainly played a major roll in mine. Val never was my teacher. But around 1957 I had a cub (scout) father and son … Continue reading

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Reserve ? vs National Park – devil in the detail

Parks Canada welcomes invitation to discuss new national PARK in BC’s South Okanagan ( Tweet ) Federal Minister of Parks Catherine McKenna welcomes a discussion on a national park RESERVE in South Okanagan. This in response to the province of … Continue reading

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Harvest of Empire A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis the country faces today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of … Continue reading

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No detox beds needed in South Okanagan ?

16 withdrawal management beds (detox) created  in three communities. (Kelowna, Williams Lake, Castlegar) “Withdrawal management beds help individuals take the first necessary step towards recovery,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “These beds provide individual support to help minimize the negative … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

  Mitchell’s Journey Part 4 of 7 At home Sam thought to himself, “There’s something more that I should tell Mitch. He is sincere about finding the truth. I’ll email him.” “Mitch, I appreciate the commitment you show to discovering … Continue reading

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Rush – 85% sold

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Oliver Library

Okanagan Regional Library  – Oliver Library staff thank you for your continued patience. Damage from a roof leak is impacting our service to you. The Oliver library branch is open during regular hours, but with limited service because there is no … Continue reading

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Center The geometric center is the spot that is the same distance from the circumference of a circle. If we want the center of some strange shape it won’t be the same distance from every part of the edge. If … Continue reading

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Penticton Gas Station Robbed

Shortly before 6:00 am, a man entered the Shell gas station on Fairview Road in Penticton brandishing a knife and stole the cash drawer before fleeing in an older red two door car. At 554 am, the employee of the … Continue reading

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Princeton – helping out with the new PRH tower

Princeton Rotary members present a $15,000 cheque to Walter Despot of Keremeos (front row, second from right), board chair of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.  The Rotary club hopes to complete its $30,000 donation to help provide the medical … Continue reading

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Budget process for Town of Oliver – complete

Council Wednesday set a cap on spending of 3% in 2017 for its general budget. A general operating and capital budget excludes water and sewer utilities. (Rates for those seen below) Every year staff bring in a zero based budget … Continue reading

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On the hill with MP Dick Cannings

I spent the first weeks of 2017 in New Zealand, celebrating my son’s wedding to a Kiwi girl. After the wedding, my wife and I drove around some of that beautiful country, enjoying the beaches, birds, wines and green grass … Continue reading

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$15 thousand grant – granted.

Canada 150 grant Mosaic – staff applied for a $15,000 Canada 150 grant. Approved. Council gave direction to contact arts groups in Oliver  OCAC, ODHS, SOCC) for input into the project: 9 foot by 9 foot mosaic tile presentation on a … Continue reading

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Spring feed ? asks Bill Greer

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Beaver gets a tree

Don Prokopetz  writes A beaver has been working on this large poplar off and on for a couple of years.  He resumed the project with enthusiasm a couple of days ago.

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Starts Friday in Osoyoos

SOAP Theatre dress rehearsals are now taking place at the OSS Theatre in Osoyoos in preparation for shows January 27-28 in Osoyoos, moving to Venables Theatre in Oliver on February 3-4. “It has been more than ten years since Bernard … Continue reading

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Oliver Hotel ?

A full service hotel is needed in Oliver and local Mayor says the push is on to attract one. Mayor Ron Hovanes say they have recently sent out requests to 30-40 hotel companies across North America urging them to take … Continue reading

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“Liberal” liquor laws

British Columbia small business owners and their clients say they’re excited about relaxed liquor regulations that have come into effect. One of the biggest changes will allow any business to apply for a liquor licence. John Yap, parliamentary secretary to … Continue reading

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Rest in peace Paula

Obituary for the late Paula Towers August 14, 1970 – January 1, 2017 Paula was predeceased by her best friend Julie, her Mother, Shirley, Step Father and grandparents. She is survived by her son Taylor and many loving friends. Paula … Continue reading

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Head-on collision near Yellow Lake

Kaleden Volunteer FD  responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3A at about 5:10 p.m. Sunday between Sheep Creek Road and the Yellow Lake Rest Area finding one person trapped in the wreckage. Three persons taken to hospital by ambulance Highway 3A … Continue reading

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