Monthly Archives: March 2017

No humour please – this is serious business

by Pat Whalley British people have a weird sense of humour, we tend to see the silly side in almost everything.  Sarcasm is also a large part of our humour and not appreciated by everyone, especially the US customs. For … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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“Get over it”…….

Skardon Island is really just a small rock island with a few trees at the entrance to Pender Harbour.  If you check on Government maps you’ll see that it’s listed as“Skardon Island Indian Reserve”. So many times in conversations with … Continue reading

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Two new inspection stations to protect lakes

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) welcomes the B.C. government’s announcement which will significantly improve protection of provincial waters from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. OBWB Chair Tracy Gray. “We have been working to raise awareness regarding invasive mussels since … Continue reading

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Sightseeing

Just north of Spirit Ridge Below – can you see the lake? Picture taken at Fairview Townsite

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Sun Valley Farms

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Water main floods highway intersection

Neighbors banded together to clear a storm drain at Main Street and Similkameen and alert RCMP to a severe water main break at 10:30pm Thursday. Police quickly notified the town who sent a man out to turn off the water. Photo submitted … Continue reading

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A quote of the week

“At that point I couldn’t bring her back … I wanted to make sure he didn’t see anything so we had to clean up… I had these visions of calling the police and social workers… I was terrified he would … Continue reading

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Okanagan River wetlands preserved….

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the conservation of a 36.4-hectare (90-acre) wetland property in the heart of one of British Columbia’s best birding areas. Located along the Okanagan River in an expanse of wetland known as the … Continue reading

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Finally, 3rd party candidate – Vonnie Lavers

The B.C. Green Party has found a candidate to run in the upcoming provincial election in the Boundary – Similkameen riding. Vonnie Lavers was confirmed as nominee in a media release on Thursday. She is the former executive director of … Continue reading

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Blossoms and buds…. but

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Fire grass

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Deadline extended

The Desert Valley Hospice Society is dedicated to supporting excellence in Hospice Palliative Care and end-of-life services. Through our Volunteer Programs, we assist people nearing end-of-life and their families by providing supportive services delivered by highly trained Hospice Volunteers. We … Continue reading

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Traffic delays necessary to get the pipes in the ground

Phase one of five phases of an $11 million project to supply municipal domestic water to 450 users in the Osoyoos Rural Area. This phase will see construction of 9.3 km of water main to supply 132 users in the … Continue reading

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A walk in the park – by Gail Prior

It’s early in the morning and I am meeting some dog people out walking and have talked to four dogs. They all know me now and run right up to me (the dogs that is!) Crossing the road to riverwalk … Continue reading

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Test for your memory – updated with old gold

Do you drive by often? Is this new? When was it erected? This photo was taken of daughter Marcie in the late 80’s, her Mother’s interpretation of “Fairview Gold”.

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South Okanagan Physio

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hair friends benefit

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Large items – Spring cleanup

Large Item Collection Coming in April For residents in the rural RDOS, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos areas, annual large item collection is coming in April. From April 17th to 20th all other areas, including Oliver, Osoyoos and Electoral Areas … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Hotel much needed – but at a more-suitable location I welcome the development of a hotel complex in Oliver. However, I am against the proposed sale of Centennial Park, as there are other options for the hotel location. I’m the … Continue reading

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“Suck it up” – Canada shouldn’t be too proud of being 150

Dancer Caine Kruger at large gathering at Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos today. Many people, native and non-native, young and old on hand to congratulate OIB chief Clarence Louie on his recent award of an “Order of Canada” medal. Elders, tribe members … Continue reading

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Funding for local airports in Boundary Similkameen

Funding supports Grand Forks and Osoyoos airport infrastructure projects GRAND FORKS – Grand Forks and Osoyoos airports will receive $225,000 in combined funding from the B.C. Air Access Program, announced MLA for Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson on behalf of Minister of … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Re previous letter from Joy Vangen. After so many years of a hotel I guess most of us have put it to the back of our mind as a pipe dream, much talked about be never to be completed. However, … Continue reading

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