Monthly Archives: November 2017

WOW – I am half corked

At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre November 29 – Event of the Year 2017 Grand Prix Ski-doo de Valcourt – Valcourt, QC Half Corked Marathon: Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association – Oliver, BC – WINNER Supercrawl: Supercrawl Productions – Hamiton, ON  

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Life with dad – by Ali Lantz

Fire Chief Dad Our family has lived in the small community of Willowbrook for the past 13 years. My father Patrick Lantz has been a dedicated volunteer fireman for the Willowbrook department ever since the first year that we moved … Continue reading

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A rekindled fire

1200 block – Willowbrook Road near Patten Rd and Sawmill Lake turnoff. Both Willowbrook Volunteers and Oliver Fire Department dispatched to this one at about 12 noon today. “Last night: Call came in just before 9pm. 3 units and 10 … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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Donation to Penticton hospital honours 5 brothers

This 1920s photo was taken in Scotland years before the five young McIntosh brothers moved to Canada in 1936. They include (from left) Don, Bob, John (Jock), Al and Jim. Al passed away in Penticton in July 2015 at age … Continue reading

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banner park

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Sunshine – next week

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bonnie 2 last week & m thurs

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by Sandra Smith

On the way….down the hill

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Avalanche Safety a priority at Mt. Baldy

Baldy Mountain Resort to offer Avalanche Skills training As backcountry travel becomes more popular for skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers the ski area of Baldy Mountain Resort is doing its part to help keep people safe. Along with the Mt Baldy … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

We keep hearing B.C. Hydro and ICBC complaining about their lack of money and how they must keep raising rates. Now if I remember the news reports the previous Government was for the last few years taking over a billion … Continue reading

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by Fred Steele

Seasonal Thoughts A thick blanket of snow Covers the ground, Many begin to think, About Christmas And their gift list. For just a moment Put down your pen. Imagine you are outside There is no heat no light, You have … Continue reading

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Silver Sage – light show

Silver Sage Winery is located at 4852 Ryegrass Rd south of Oliver. Turn off Hwy 97 at Rd 9 and continue south. Note to Mr. Stuckey – it might be north of Osoyoos but Silver Sage is no where near … Continue reading

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It begins

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The smell of fir

Ace Building Centre – Station Street – ask for Vic.

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Oliver – a river runs through it

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ODN gives to needy hamper project and food bank

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Yes Santa – the kids love you!!

Oliver Parks and Recreation is celebrating another successful event at the Community Hall. The annual Santa’s Workshop and Pancake Breakfast took place on Saturday November 25th. Family members  enjoyed a range of holiday festivities including gingerbread cookie decorating, ornament making … Continue reading

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Handbell ringing techniques

OLIVER MUSICIAN INVITED TO PRESENT CLINICS FOR B.C. GUILD OF HANDBELL RINGERS  Another instance of the wonderful array of talent found in our little town of Oliver is found in Helen Wollf. Wollf’s background in music has led to an invitation … Continue reading

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Pay now – or – pay later

Council mulls use of $172K tax windfall By ROY WOOD Oliver homeowners are likely facing a 2018 tax hike of between $73 and $157, depending on how town council chooses to use a $172,000 tax windfall. At a “for information … Continue reading

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Ron Teneycke – dangerous offender ??

A court case in Penticton has wrapped up with a decision left to a judge. Sentence Teneycke for his recent crimes or classify him as a dangerous offender and lock him up forever. No decision on that. Photo: Black Press … Continue reading

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by Marion Boyd

WORLD AIDS DAY  This year Canadian Grandmothers have launched a wonderful book, “Powered by Love” that is already a critical read for anyone who is working on HIV&AIDS policy and funding internationally.   It puts grandmothers at the heart of the … Continue reading

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Salmon return – not ALL doom and gloom

Fall 2017 surveys of kokanee in main valley Okanagan Lakes show fluctuating numbers, according to Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development biologists. The Wood Lake kokanee population continues to demonstrate signs of recovery after poor in-lake … Continue reading

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by Brenda Shaw

Locked in the Vault…Emergency Measure Failure When I started working at the Kelowna and District Credit Union, I was taken on a tour of the building.  It was two stories high and had offices on the main floor that were … Continue reading

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Investigation to proceed ?

At about 10 minutes to three Monday afternoon – the Oliver Fire Department responded to a report of a trailer/structure fire. On Snowbrush Street – just north of Rd 4  (east side of street) First arriving officer confirmed that there was a … Continue reading

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End of October – class size and enrolment in School District 53

Editors note: Statistics, damn statistics Elementary School population appears down by 18 and Secondary school population up by 33

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When, where, why ?

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Council report

Oliver Town council meeting today and tomorrow with regular business and the second go at the water and sewer budgets. Today: Council has approved a $3000 grant to the 232 Bighorn Squadron, Air Cadets – a part share of a … Continue reading

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The lake – what are the possibilities

Concept Plan in the works Discussions underway Have your say Rotary Park & Beach is located at 6759 Lakeside Drive and includes a beach, picnic area, playground equipment, and washrooms. A number of issues had been identified, and the section … Continue reading

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Loophole closes

LIBERALS ADOPT NDP PROPOSAL TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE IN SPECIES AT RISK ACT OTTAWA – Today the Liberal government announced that they have adopted an NDP proposal to close a loophole in the Species at Risk Act. In September 2017, Richard … Continue reading

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