Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Rescue at VDS 13

Quick response by Oliver Fire Department – helping 4 tourists out of the river where people should not be. The foursome in a rubber or plastic dingy – with two females assisted out as the vessel would not move back … Continue reading

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Osoyoos police nab Oliver man – court releases him

Break/Enter/Theft On August 27, 2017 a person who was looking after a neighbour’s residence, called police after he felt someone was inside when he went to check on the place. Osoyoos RCMP attended and when they entered the residence, a … Continue reading

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Advisory

Dozens of classified ads go up each day on ODN. FREE too!. If you don’t see your ad – here is list of reasons: 1. No first and last name 2. No contact info in the body of the ad 3. … Continue reading

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National Energy Board says YES to Trans Mountain/Kinder Morgan

The National Energy Board says the Trans Mountain pipeline project has met conditions required for the expansion of its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, has plans to expand the terminal’s dock to … Continue reading

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A west side shot of the Bluff

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1949 – Mac and Fitz

Thought some people might be interested in this after reading Brenda Shaw’s article. This is 1949, before her time working at MacLean and Fitzpatrick. We can identify Ken’s mother and uncle as well as Brenda’s uncle. Many other locals. Gail … Continue reading

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by Brenda Shaw

Packing House Memories I started working summers at the Oliver Co-Op in 1960 at the age of fourteen.  George Elliott was the Manager and Mom and Dad signed for me to work as I was underage and they needed help. … Continue reading

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Summer is for re-unions

Picture submitted by G. Zeeman 40th reunion – 72 grads showed for the party SOSS 1977 crew

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Local winery to be honoured

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will arrive at our winery to personally present us with a 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for our Crimson Rhapsody 2014. A number of VIP’s will … Continue reading

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Education – by the numbers

Enrolment * Pending final enrolment count in the fall, it is estimated that there will be 537,589 public school students in the 2017-18 school year. This would be an increase of 4,232 students since last year (school-aged and adult, funded … Continue reading

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More…. Music in the Park

All summer long a vibrant market and concert series at the Oliver Community Park has been the result of collaboration between Oliver Parks and Recreation, the Oliver Community Arts Council and Market Coordinator Audrey Enixon. Crowd numbers have exceeded 250 … Continue reading

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Hwy 33 Kelowna to Rock Creek is open

  Forest Fire Highway 33 Both directions – Highway 33 is open in both directions. Between Schram Road and Cardinal Creek Road a speed zone of 50 Km/h is in place. Obey all traffic control staff, as flaggers will manage … Continue reading

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Sunny skies right into September

  6:36 AM PDT Monday 28 August 2017 Special air quality statement in effect for: •Central Okanagan •North Okanagan •South Okanagan The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities, has updated … Continue reading

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Hey! I am….. I am but 75

Saturday Oliver Airport Former Mayor Pat Hampson celebrates a milestone ( in abject terror, he says ) All reports indicate Pat made the jump in tandem with an escort and survived the day.

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Mirabilis Jalapa

The most common name is 4 o’clocks because they open in the late afternoon, remain open until morning, and on cloudy days they may not close at all. Their other common name is “Marvel of Peru” and is probably because … Continue reading

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Re-uniting – Class of 1952

Back row: John Bork, Mike Shippit, Brian Walker, Chris Yerburgh, Lyle Graham, Jim Pendergraft, Terry Schorn, Richard Besler, * Dan Roberts, George Nielson Front row: Betty Bork, Joan Sanderson, Joyce Thomson, Allan Close, Yvonne Moore. Class of 1952 – Graduating … Continue reading

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town job aug (5)

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APC (3)

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Small car flips south of Oliver

Before 3 pm Sunday – a north bound small low rise car flipped into a ditch on a four lane portion of Hwy 97. Tire tracks indicated that the car had a blow out or lost a wheel and travelled … Continue reading

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A few words from new – Minister of Education

Back to school a time for renewal By Rob Fleming Minister of Education August 27, 2017 As a parent with young children, I know first-hand the important role our schools play in the lives of kids, families and communities. I … Continue reading

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Photographer Jeremy Cook

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by Pat Whalley

TRAVELLING IN STYLE While loading my groceries into the car a few days ago I noticed a young mom with three young children, getting them organized into her own car. It took her quite a while buckling various kids into … Continue reading

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Colour on the patio

My patio habiscus rewards me every summer after me caring for it all winter Shiela Lange

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On the Sunnyside

by Henry Wiebe Maximilian Kolbe A Franciscan priest, Maximilian Kolbe, was imprisoned in Auschwitz by the Nazis in February of 1941. Rather than allowing his circumstances to get him down, he looked for how he could serve others. He shared … Continue reading

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Covert Farms Tractor – Farmall circa 1940

Around 1940 this type of Farmall tractor was sold for a paltry $500. Farmall tractors were built to compete head-on against the incredibly popular Fordson tractor. Farmall quickly became popular as a row-crop tractor with a tricycle wheel configuration in … Continue reading

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