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Big Day at Oliver Heritage – Museum and Archive

Oliver and District Heritage Society will be officially opening their new permanent exhibit “Deep Roots” with MP Richard Cannings and other dignitaries on May 16th 2018. “Deep Roots” is about Oliver and area’s history, culture, and identity, exploring themes such … Continue reading

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by Brenda Shaw

Mrs. Evelyn Lundy In Grade 12 we were lucky to have Mrs. Lundy for our three English classes. By the end of the first month I had become an avid poetry reader. Mrs. Lundy lent me a book of hers … Continue reading

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Highs of 18- 26 swimming weather..

Source: Environment Canada Based on previous graph showing rain – when it sprinkled in a couple of areas – these forecasts cannot be trusted “Dark at night, lighter in the morning. Put your finger up to test the wind. But … Continue reading

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Legal Notice of Annual General Meeting

Fairview Heritage Townsite Society Wednesday May 16, 2018 Quail’s Nest Art Centre 5840 Airport Street Oliver BC 1:30 pm   Agenda Review of Minutes Review of Treasurer’s Report Review of RDOS report on Legal tenure of Crown Land Change of … Continue reading

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The long view

High format pictures – press for full screen Above The Bowl Below The Falls

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by Audrey MacNaughton

Mountain Bluebird at Willowbrook

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by Cindy Pellegrin

Water Water everywhere Picture looking north to Willowbrook and Gold Tau Rd Below looking to Secrest (to the south)

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Condolences to the family

Willene Coy Mrs. Helen Willene Coy – Born in Ponoka,  Alberta July 14th, 1926 – Passed April 27th, 2018, Victoria BC Willene had an appointment in Heaven she could not miss with the King of Kings and the Lord of … Continue reading

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Update – Odd sign

Similkameen at Cessna I can see why that car would have difficulty on the road – with or without ice *** Paul’s version

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Homeowners at Tulameen ordered – out

Tulameen Area – EVACUATION ORDER The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has ordered an evacuation of 148 properties in the Tulameen area due to the immediate danger to life and safety as a result of flooding For a list of … Continue reading

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Wake up – it's spring!

A dozen gardeners gathered at the Oliver Community Garden Saturday for the “Wake Up the Gardens” event. Weeds were pulled, soil turned, and the shed cleaned up. Most of the beds are now ready for planting. Returning gardeners provided home … Continue reading

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An opening – Tot's park at Oliver Community Centre

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State of local emergency issued for Tulameen

Located at the south end of Otter Lake   Due to the threat of flooding and debris flow that may threaten life, safety and cause significant property damage, a Declaration of State of Local Emergency has been ordered for the … Continue reading

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Back to Road 9 – is there a plan?

Traffic being diverted around this mess.

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Oliver airport – sandbag machine and FIRE camp set up

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Third culvert on Secrest Hill Rd now activated – road still closed

“3rd (overflow) culvert is installed and de-sandbagged so the water is flowing. Lots of freshet water flowing now. Park Rill should be closed for pumping today. Those new culverts on Hwy 97 are scheduled for opening today. I’m encouraged to … Continue reading

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Update: New pumps and a new road closure

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is continuing to implement the plans to control the drainage in the Sportsmens Bowl area. Recent efforts have focused on increasing the capacity to directly pump water from Park Rill Creek into the Okanagan … Continue reading

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Updated: Park Rill Rd to close so that creek can be cleared

  The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is continuing to implement the plans to control the drainage in the Sportsmens Bowl area. Recent efforts have focused on increasing the capacity to directly pump water from Park Rill Creek into the … Continue reading

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by Jeremy Cook

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A picture to end the day See you in the early morning

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Lot of smoke – small hose

Time: 4:30 pm Saturday Hwy 97 north of Secrest Hill Rd turn-off Brush burning pile seemed to get out of control and fire department called Owner left to calm it down with a lawn hose.

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Honourary Degrees from UBC

Anthony von Mandl, OC, OBC An acclaimed business leader and entrepreneur, Anthony von Mandl has made it his life’s work to produce world-class wines in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Born in Vancouver, Von Mandl created his first venture—a wine importing … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

MUCKING ABOUT IN WATER Sweat equity, not such a pleasant expression but it means to improve the quality and appearance of ones home by personal effort.  This past couple of weeks, if the amount of perspiration lost is really of … Continue reading

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