Monthly Archives: October 2017

A part of the past – for many

You may find it hard to believe! But attached are the music and text of the very first edition of our SOHS school song, composed by our dear music teacher, Gar McKinley! Some weeks ago I was at a genealogy … Continue reading

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Retirement party for volunteer chief in Willowbrook

Brad Fossett and the other members of the Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Fossett took his initial fire training in 1976, on Vancouver Island . After moving to the Okanagan – Brad volunteer as member of the Oliver Fire Department for 17 … Continue reading

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by Brenda Shaw

Hallowe’en In a Small Town Growing up in Oliver during the 1950’s, Hallowe’en was a safe and happy time for all of us.  We never were afraid to go to all the houses in town or to eat anything that … Continue reading

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Save your candy

“Hallowe’en over but the candies … aren’t? The Oliver Community Arts Council welcomes your donations of leftover candies to add to our goodie bags at the Community Christmas Concert in late November. We are looking for NON-Hallowe’en-y treats, so you … Continue reading

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Condolences to the family

Obituary for the late Dennis William James Stewart June 19, 1941 – October 27, 2017   On Friday, October 27, 2017, Mr. Dennis William James Stewart of Oliver passed away suddenly at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a brief … Continue reading

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Two visions of the same moon

from the Family – Nancy and Nalene

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This chap – the eyes of who?

The real Halloween – starts at dusk – watch for fireworks on the “rez”.

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Official ballot positions – one drops out

For Town Councillor – 1 position – Election December 2nd Hampson, Pat Mattes, Dave McKenna, Peter Pollard, Charles Lawlor, Donald Stelzner, Lutz Kosola, Susan Grice, Aimee   Fiona Wood decided to step out of the race because of an illness … Continue reading

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Trumpeter returns to Vaseux

Photo and banner by Audrey MacNaughton   On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 7 Swans* a Swimming 6 Geese a Laying 5 Golden Rings 4 Calling Birds 3 French Hens 2 Turtle Doves and … Continue reading

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Sentencing December 21st

An Oliver man was convicted by a jury Monday of smuggling two handguns across the border. Alex Louie, also known as Senk’lip, was found guilty of nine counts at the Penticton courthouse in connection to an incident on Feb. 1, 2017 at … Continue reading

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What is ?

Restorative Justice   The South Okanagan Similkameen Restorative Justice Program provides a constructive and meaningful response to crime and conflict, and encourages opportunities for accountability, understanding, problem solving and healing for all individuals involved in an incident. Referrals are accepted … Continue reading

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Municipal spending in BC – a primer

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses Small and medium business owners believe that a viable benchmark for sustainable operating spending growth is holding it at or below the rate of inflation plus population growth1. In reality, BC real operating spending has … Continue reading

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Monday November 6th

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Friday November 3rd

11:30am to 1:30 pm

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by Brenda Shaw

Growing Up Oliver Style Nothing beats growing up in a small town.  I grew up in a little jewel in the desert called Oliver, B.C.  Most of you who grew up in Oliver in my era….the baby boomers…will agree that … Continue reading

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by Audrey MacNaughton

Posing for the shot and ram at rest

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Winners on the ice

Congratulations to the Overall Winner of the Canada 150 Mixed Bonspiel sponsored by Eastlink. The bonspiel was held at the Oliver Curling Centre. Cathy Pidduck is shown presenting the cheque to the winning team of skip Ed Sugalo, Earl Zinger, … Continue reading

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Rain in forecast this week

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Seeking public office

I’ve decided to run for the councillor position in Oliver because I love the town and I want to see it grow in the best conceivable way. Recently Oliver has had numerous spurts and promising projects which will result in … Continue reading

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Can you help with this artistic endeavor?

It is my belief that everyone, of all ages and abilities, has the right to freedom of creative expression through the arts. Adults with disabilities in the South Okanagan up until now have had very little opportunity to express their … Continue reading

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Local painter honoured by national art show

Katherine MacNeill, a member of the Oliver Community Arts Council, is having a winning autumn. Skilled as a mixed media collage artist, Katherine recently took home a coveted jury prize at the biennial Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP), organized … Continue reading

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Still To be still is to have no movement, to be the opposite of animated. It I am agitated, even though my body may appear not to be moving, my mind is moving, anxiously, furtively, without peace, then I am … Continue reading

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Today – Monday – October 30th – a new store for Oliver

    Monday October 30 Southern Valley Appliance & Furniture We will carry a wide selection of major appliances for your home, as well as mattresses and furniture. Located in the former Sears location in the Oliver Place Mall…we still have the … Continue reading

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by Dave Whalley

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On the Sunnyside

Surprised I am part of team from our church that conducts church services in McKinney Place, Sunnybank and Heritage House. We take our turn along with other teams from a number of churches. I was drawn to the topic of … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

OH BABY Why is it that people think it is alright to ask young couples “when are you going to start a family?” If the reason is that one of them is infertile or they are having some problems getting … Continue reading

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What is? Where is Sun Valley?

Sun Valley Water The Sun Valley water system ownership was transferred from the Sun Valley Irrigation District to the RDOS on January 1, 2017. The Sun Valley Water System is located in the southeast area of Okanagan Falls and provides … Continue reading

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Monday November 6th

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