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Sidewalks and curbs

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Today – dog it for a good cause!!

  It is a sad fact that not all relationships have a fairy tale ending, too often the true character of some people will only reveal itself under stress and this is sometimes expressed as abuse to the nearest person. … Continue reading

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Are you leaving town to camp?

Five degrees Celsius overnight – clear skies – take several blankets

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Will you be lying on a beach this weekend?

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Music in the Park – Thursday evening

Rusty Rails – entertain

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The Steele Report

First of all congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Crime Prevention Forum held in Oliver on Tuesday night. I have always said, you do not know the size of a solution you need, until you know the size … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor – open letter

From: Rick Knodel To: The Honorable Dick Canning Member of Parliament. Dear Sir;  I have read much of your published material that is critical of the environmental stewardship of the lands on the east side of Osoyoos Lake all the … Continue reading

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by Robert Sieben

Barn Owl

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Fall Art Show – Live Link to entry forms – deadline fast approaching

Artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter works in any visual medium in the upcoming Fall Art Show & Sale (FASS). The Oliver Community Arts Council mounts the popular event on Saturday September 29 and Sunday … Continue reading

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by Linda Anderson

Linda is actually using this picture as inspiration for a painting in progress “I decided to photograph my honeybee work in progress shot outside for brightness. I put it in front of some of my flower pots. I plucked a … Continue reading

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Coming up at the Frank Venables Theatre

During the coming year, four Friday nights at the Venables Theatre will be filled with entertainment for families. A special treat for moms and dads, aunts and uncles, guardians and grandparents and anyone else who enjoys a night out with … Continue reading

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Be on the look out – fight crime

South Okanagan – Police in Oliver are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two individuals wanted on outstanding warrants. Police in Oliver are requesting the public’s assistance in locating both Lloyd John Baptiste, 39 years, and Timothy Clampitt. Both … Continue reading

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Local winery celebrates art at school

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Director of Sales and Marketing Jan Nelson presents a $15,000 cheque on behalf of the winery’s Celebrate the Arts charity to Tracy Harrington, Principal, South Okanagan Secondary School, during the Lovecoast concert at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards on Saturday August … Continue reading

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Looking for at least 10 volunteers

The Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue team (OOSAR) typically undertakes two to three winter searches annually since their inception in 1975.  Every year, at least one of these searches involves lost or injured snowmobilers. OOSAR Search Manager Rob Selsing states, … Continue reading

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Crime forum draws large and feisty crowd

By ROY WOOD More than 400 people crowded the main room at the Oliver Community Centre this evening to share ideas and vent frustration at what most of them see as a growing crime problem in the South Okanagan. While … Continue reading

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Packed house – seemed to run out of chairs

Crime forum on at Community Hall in Oliver Tuesday evening News is in the turnout – 400 plus according to organizer Michael Guthrie Police, prison officials, elected officials and a whole lot of concerned people from Osoyoos, Oliver and OK … Continue reading

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MP gets an earful in Oliver

Dick Cannings is not a coward – he knows what happens when you walk into a swarm of hornets. The local MP made it known he was coming to Oliver and the “No Park” folk made full use of the … Continue reading

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Bronze Medal – for academic achievement at Secondary School Level

2018 receipant of the Governor General’s Bronze Medal for all round secondary school student in her class with a very high academic standing. Simi was a Youth Ambassador 2016-2017. She plans on attending in-residence at UBC Vancouver to obtain a … Continue reading

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Pioneer rancher remembers wife with PRH gift

Tony Thompson’s ties to the South Okanagan’s pioneer years run deep. Now the Okanagan Falls area rancher is donating $30,000 in memory of his late wife Sharon to Penticton Regional Hospital. Both Tony and Sharon have direct family links to … Continue reading

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Signage needed

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Council Briefs

Eight residents appeared before council with a petition signed by 153 people indicating that four large lots on Chardonnay Ave (zoned RH1 – Multi-Family) seem to be a threat to their way of life in the neighbourhood. The zoning has been … Continue reading

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Farewell and a start to a new year

  Mayor Ron Hovanes thanking retiring Ambassador Abby Teigen at Monday’s Council Meeting   Introduction of new Oliver Youth Ambassadors to Town Council. Sworn in by Mayor Ron Hovanes are Jennifer Zapeda, Enola Mills and Avnit Sidhu

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Dates to remember – Civic elections in BC

Tuesday September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018 – Nomination Period September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018 – Campaign Period Wednesday October 10, 2018 – Advanced Voting Day Saturday October 20, 2018 – Election Day

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Oliver’s annual Expo “rooted” in community pride

  Despite smoky skies, Oliver’s annual Sunshine Festival was a huge success, says Oliver Parks and Recreation’s manager Carol Sheridan. “We didn’t get the blue skies and sunshine this year but Oliver residents didn’t let the smoke get them down. … Continue reading

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Sky Blue

Blue days, all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on Blue skies smilin’ at me Nothin’ but blue skies do I see Blue days all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on 1926 Irving … Continue reading

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F 18 CF in Penticton

2018 Dream Rally – Kelowna to Penticton and return Expensive sports-cars and drivers coupled with kids with life threatening situations. Show of CF-18 was short – a couple rounds above the airport – not sure all the cars and kids … Continue reading

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Rain more likely today

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by Pat Whalley

MY LEAKY BRAIN A brain is a marvelous piece of equipment, our whole body is a miracle and nobody will ever convince me that it came to be by anything but a divine hand. I’m unconvinced by the Adam and … Continue reading

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