Monthly Archives: February 2017

“Grease” on stage in March – SOSS drama production

In 1959, Rydell High School’s students are starting a new year. (“Alma Mater Parody”) Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at school and Danny Zuko, the leader of the ‘Burger Palace Boys’, had a brief romantic fling over the summer. Sandy … Continue reading

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Sister City Bandai – visits Oliver last weekend

Mayor Ron Hovanes : “They came on a business trip and their goal is to have Oliver wines for sale in their roadside attraction by this summer. And other local products.” Photo supplied by Beth Garish (Oliver Tourism Association) Mayor … Continue reading

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From the school board

Board of Education Report February 22, 2017 We will soon be receiving our share of the Student Learning Grant. This one-time funding to districts was announced in February and is a total of $27.4 million for the province). The calculation … Continue reading

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Pur zen (a)

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Four generations – over the years

Stan and Helen McPherson have reason to smile following a $35,000 donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide the medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.  Stan is perhaps best known for his decades-long ties … Continue reading

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In the news print game

Black Press is shuttering its press operations in Penticton, meaning the Penticton Western News will now be printed in Vernon. The move is a result of Aberdeen Publishing, the company behind Kamloops This Week, Merritt Herald, Peachland View, Oliver Chronicle … Continue reading

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May 11th – Wine Capital Art Walk

This spring, there is an exciting opportunity for artists connected with the Oliver Community Arts Council. (OCAC) Collaborating with other Oliver organizations OCAC will host an art walk on the evening of Thursday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. Participating … Continue reading

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Inquiring minds – to determine

Starling’s Beak Is this a normal length ? Photo submitted by Joanne Bray who says – starling beaks are much shorter in length – this bird looks as if it is the result of inter-breeding. 1890 – 6o starling introduced … Continue reading

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Oliver Town council report

Revised OCP passes two readings, faces public hearing in two weeks   By ROY WOOD Nearly two years after council began the process, the town of Oliver has an updated Official Community Plan. The new OCP needs to go through a … Continue reading

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OLIVER COUNCIL BRIEFS

Long service medal for Skaros Mayor Ron Hovanes pinned the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association municipal long-service medal on the chest of Oliver fire chief Dan Skaros on Monday. The medal recognizes volunteer firefighters with at least 30 years on … Continue reading

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oliver physio (2)

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oprs volunteers

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Oliver Pharmacy (4)

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pacific silica (3)

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Duo Concertante – a concert review

by Bob Park For the final concert in its 2016/17 season, the South Okanagan Concert Society presented the wonderful, Newfoundland-based, Duo Concertante. Violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves are partners in life and partners in music. Seventeen years ago … Continue reading

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Winners – league champions

The South Okanagan Peewee Rep team won their second in the best of three series on Sunday vs Merritt 4-2. They now are league winners and are off to Dawson Creek for provincials March 19-23. The team is starting to … Continue reading

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‘Howdy neighbour’

Pleasant Pheasant Bill Greer

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Sun, rain, flurries – mixed bag for weather

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grease (2)

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Getting the Mumps – by Brenda Shaw

I woke up one morning not feeling too swift but managed to get dressed and have breakfast and started to head out the door to work.  For some reason my face felt really odd and I was hot and sweaty … Continue reading

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In the gazebo – waiting for the snow

Ladies at Greenleaves Strata – art class – photo submitted by Leza Macdonald

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The artwork of Ron Peace

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Oh Baby!

NEWEST BATCH from Firehall Brewery – “Brewmaster’s Series” Release #3 On Wednesday, February 15thst, at 10:24pm, we tapped our newest seasonal, a third feature brew from the Brewmaster’s Series. One definition of ‘insanity’ is: doing the same thing over and … Continue reading

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Inhibitions out the window – by Pat Whalley

What is it about going to a foreign country that causes us to lose our usual sense of modesty and decorum?  Recently Dave and I, with a couple of friends flew to Mexico for a couple of weeks of fun … Continue reading

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hair friends (4)

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Retired (2)

SENIORS’ FORUM WITH Provincial ELECTION CANDIDATES 10 AM Friday, March 17th at Oliver Community Centre – in Room 2 3 PM – Friday, March 17th at Osoyoos Seniors’ Centre (by the lake) The Wine Country Retired Teachers’ Association and other … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – update

“A 27 year old resident of Birch Avenue called Police because she had been attacked inside of her home by her own Rottweiler dog. The lady was trapped inside of a bedroom and police officers used a ladder to get … Continue reading

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Organic waste in RDOS – two sites to be discussed

RDOS Solid Waste Management plan envisions organic waste pickup within a few years. First board directors need to modify that document and decide on a location that affects the lease amount of people with traffic and odour. Two sites selected … Continue reading

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To be passed this week at RDOS

Note: Of all municipalities in the RDOS – Oliver is second next to Penticton Note: of all rural areas outside municipalities Oliver is second to Okanagan Falls/Kaleden/Apex

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Steel Auto (3)

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