Monthly Archives: April 2017

Photographer Dustin Lesmeister

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School Board wants “education” high on the election debate

Board, councils seek common front and attempt to heal old wounds By ROY WOOD At least two themes will likely emerge later this month when the Okanagan-Similkameen school board holds it annual spring confabs with members of the local town … Continue reading

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Youth treatment centre reopens

British Columbia youth and young adults struggling with serious substance use problems now have access to Ashnola at The Crossing, the re-opened and re-named 22-bed residential treatment program in Keremeos. The new treatment program provides individuals aged 17 to 24 … Continue reading

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Trades training equipment – local school district to benefit

SD 53 – Okanagan Similkameen: $172,443 (earmarked for local schools) VICTORIA – Skilled trades students in B.C.’s rural regions will benefit from the majority of funding from a three-year, $15-million investment by the provincial government with the purchase of new … Continue reading

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Osoyoos Secondary to receive special “rural” funding

OSOYOOS – Government is continuing to support rural communities with a $410,426 investment under the Rural Education Enhancement Fund (REEF) to help the Okanagan Similkameen School District keep Osoyoos secondary in Osoyoos open, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson announced today on … Continue reading

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Utilities Commission says ‘no change’ to tiered power rate system

 BCUC Issues Report to BC Government on Residential Inclining Block Rates VANCOUVER – The BCUC has issued an independent report requested by the BC Government in response to public concerns raised about BC Hydro and FortisBC’s residential inclining block (RIB) … Continue reading

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Mt. Baldy – from the owner

What a year! First we would like to express our most sincere gratitude towards our annual pass holders, our guests, our staffs, management team, and families and friends. It has been an amazing year indeed. As a team, we have … Continue reading

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Fantastic picture Audrey

What is it? Submitted by Audrey MacNaughton

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Get set and go

Pictures by Dave Whalley

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Town of Oliver

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You…… are invited

Your are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, April 9th between 2:00-4:00pm for the official opening of our campaign office in Oliver. We have been working out of the office for a a few days, and now it’s time to … Continue reading

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How do you know? power out? MVA

Any reports of power out in Oliver? Mine is not.   MVA causes power outage ? West of Main Street ? East of Main Street ?

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Oliver’s Mount Baldy ski hill – the season over – some changes or ??

Kevin Rand – shown at right Rand appointed – New General Manager- (Operations/Outside) at Mt. Baldy ? –   hill sources state that this is an accurate description – Kevin last season had the job title of “risk manager” for the resort. Both he … Continue reading

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Chamber dumps FOG – new leader elected

An agreement to transfer the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of the Grape to the Oliver Tourism Association in 2018 is moving forward faster than originally expected. OTA assumed control of the festival April 1st, 2017 – a year ahead of schedule, to … Continue reading

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Rotary reflecting the community

Nominated by her home club in 2016. Former President Ann Hayes award “Unsung Hero” honoured last Tuesday. District 5060 Assistant Governor Cheryle King attended the Rotary Club of Oliver meeting at which time she presented the award to Hayes. Ann … Continue reading

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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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What? – a birder’s delight

Bill Greer

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Up on the hill with Richard Cannings

Over the past month I have visited most of the RCMP detachments in South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  While the conversations covered some of the obvious law and order issues such as marijuana legalization, rising levels of property crime and staffing levels … Continue reading

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easter parks

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Kick up your heels

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….you made a comment, placed a classified ad in last 12 hours – you won’t find it here due to a major SPAM attack. We are okay – refile your comment or ad. What is a major SPAM attack? – … Continue reading

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The swap – by Harry Bray

Before they straightened the river (1955) the young Native boys would ride to town every Saturday to shoot pool, they would tether their horses down by the river, just east of the Old C.P.R. building. This was in the late … Continue reading

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New gallery on Main Street

Ask Sue at Oliver Shoes Local artists – Oliver Sagebrushers (Oliver Art Club)

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Who stole the gold bars – where are they buried?

Lost gold bars (Cariboo-Amelia Mine at Camp McKinney) On August 18, 1896, George B. McAulay of Spokane, Washington, one of the major shareholders in the Cariboo mine, left Camp McKinney for Midway. McAulay had three gold bricks valued at more … Continue reading

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Think about it – with Joseph Seiler

Where Are We Going? Little Red Riding Hood said she was going to Grandma’s house. She seemed to be pretty clear on that part of things. Being able to ‘say’ where we are going, some will tell us, is ‘it’, … Continue reading

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Homes about to start

Meadows Drive

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Turmoil is the new “word” at SOGH

The B.C. Nurses Union is weighing in on the turmoil taking place at the South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver. Earlier this week, chief of staff Dr. Peter Entwistle announced his resignation in protest of a possible loss of six unfunded … Continue reading

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Did you work with her ?

Gayle Duteil became president of the BC Nurses’ Union in September 2014.  She has over 30 years of experience on the front lines in acute care and in senior positions at BCNU. She graduated from Vancouver General Hospital School of … Continue reading

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