Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Saturday fire

Unoccupied trailer – 4800 block Ryegrass south of Silver Sage Winery Police attended Oliver Fire Department dispatched 4 units

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National Park petitions – closed off

No 861 petitioners from BC Yes 1431 petitioners from BC Analysis – what does this mean? Lots of people will sign a petition for a National Park in BC Why are the figures flawed. A vote in Prince Rupert is as valid … Continue reading

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Petition for a National Park in SO

1390 E – Petition for a National Park Yes Signatures (1546) British Columbia 1431 Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Whereas: We thank the governments for the tri-lateral announcement on October 27, 2017, that South Okanagan Similkameen … Continue reading

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Hunt for Red….. Easter Egg

Cool morning – Saturday – the day before Easter – lots of eggs – lots of candy

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Cause and effect – more water released

Effect: Sportsman’s Bowl Rd covered in water – Park Rill running fast. Cause: Above at Willowbrook Subdivision – stabilized situation – water ponds and pooling reduced noticeably. Kearns Creek running well – less impact. All pictures taken Saturday morning

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Fit Tips with Kandice Davidson

What is health and wellness?  Wellness is more about one’s attitude towards life.  It is a positive approach to living; a mental attitude of goals towards a healthier lifestyle.  Health as defined by the World Health Organization as “Health is … Continue reading

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Fire departments to share training sites

By Roy Wood Town administration is recommending that Osoyoos council approve an agreement between its fire department and Oliver’s, under which the two groups will share each other’s training facilities. Osoyoos fire chief Ryan McCaskill told ODN that the two … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

Resurrection Why did there have to be a resurrection? Many people have died horrible, torturous deaths, perhaps as vicious as Jesus endured, but they weren’t resurrected. How big is the sacrifice and how necessary is His death if He comes … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

RETIREMENT, WHO HAS THE TIME? A couple of weeks ago we had the good fortune to attend “The Four Seasons” tribute group at our wonderful Frank Venables Theatre.  A rousing good show of songs that were sixties and seventies favourites … Continue reading

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Think about it with Joseph Seiler

Band The shape of a band is somewhat flat and of narrow width and it is continuous, as in a circle, though it could be another shape. A wedding band has particular meaning as it signifies a promise made between … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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Osoyoos scores nearly $400K in RMI grant

  By ROY WOOD Osoyoos council will likely say “Thank you very much” at its meeting on Tuesday as it agrees to accept $397,000 from the provincial government as the town’s share of this year’s Resort Municipalities Initiative (RMI) funding. … Continue reading

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Dramatic fire practice night in Oliver

Thursday evening 7:30 Meadows Drive north of Salamander Avenue Car rolls over steep embankment – driver ejected – boy and woman trapped in crushed car Jaws of life used to help get passengers out ( real actors ) Driver lifted … Continue reading

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Has this not been done before – recently ??

Hydrologist to Assess how water flows in Willowbrook   A Local State of Emergency remains in effect for the Willowbrook area north west of Oliver, BC due to flooding along Kearns Creek affecting approximately 20 homes. The Regional District of … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

From: Rick Knodel, Alternate Director, RDOS Area C (Oliver)   With the Kearns creek flow slowing, for now, I would personally like to thank all of the volunteers who came from not only Willow brook but the whole area. It restored my … Continue reading

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Local 'state of emergency' at Willowbrook – situation stabilized

  A Local State of Emergency remains in effect for the Willowbrook area north west of Oliver, BC. Since yesterday, water moving through the Willowbrook area in Kearns Creek has stabilized. Volunteers continue to do amazing work protecting homes, structures … Continue reading

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by Brenda Shaw

Our Easter Parade Easter always brought the Gill family to visit with Jen’s Mom and Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly. Ray and Jennie with their boys Gordon, Wayne and Gary from Vancouver and Ray’s Mom and Dad Mr.and Mrs. Gill … Continue reading

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This "Bud's" for you – 75 years at the Oliver Legion

Bud Hoover honoured by MLA Linda Larson and Mayor Ron Hovanes  last weekend

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Town of Oliver gets grants for "Emergencies"

The Town of Oliver submitted a joint application with the Town of Osoyoos for the Emergency Social Services funding. The grant application was successful at the full amount of $25,000. The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible … Continue reading

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Oliver's water utility – major spring work

Last day of concrete work –  repairing the floor bottom on the canal between Road 3 and 2. Silver Springs Concrete Services is the contractor the Town hired to help with the work and Town employees prepped the floor of the … Continue reading

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Willowbrook – state of emergency declared

Emergency Operations Centre Update: Declaration of a Local State of Emergency for the community of Willowbrook in Electoral Area C. Due to the threat of flooding and possible damage to properties in the vicinity of Kearns Creek near Willowbrook in … Continue reading

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