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In 2020 – New museum planned for Osoyoos

Picture above and fact sheet below – part of a presentation to the RDOS Board Directors next Thursday in Penticton:   WHY: The current home of the museum is a 55-year old former curling rink which is beyond repair, provides … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

WHY ACT YOUR AGE?        I am fortunate in having a large group of friends, several of which are very close to my heart.  This group of 65-80 year women covers a wide range of professions including stay home moms as … Continue reading

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Kids and huge veggie fields – OES part 1

A few pictures, a few details until we get into the meat of this. This morning, talked to and with Principal Jason McAllister at Oliver Elementary. Most of my interviews go on and on until a couple thing surface: The … Continue reading

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Down the aisle

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Letter to the editor

From Janette Van Vianen, Corporate Officer, Town of Osoyoos Here is a bit of explanation about the new Route 40/41 Osoyoos to Penticton transit route.  Route 40 is Osoyoos/Penticton.  Route 41 is Osoyoos local only. The ‘bus schedule’ previously showed … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

  Delete Button Did you know that guilt can be erased? It would be pointless for me to think I can avoid guilt because God knows and can record every word I’ve ever said, everything I’ve ever done and even … Continue reading

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Keep fit with Kandice Davidson

Do you want a strong core? Many people seem to like the buzz word ‘core’ but I usually refer to the core as trunk, as it gives those who don’t understand what the core really is a more accurate picture. … Continue reading

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Think about it – with Joseph Seiler

Set Set is a god of chaos, fire, deserts, trickery, storms, envy, disorder, violence, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. He represents reconciled combatants of war and is the lord of the red desert. Set is a kind of in … Continue reading

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Rain is good

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Federal leader of NDP in Oliver Thursday

Jagmeet Singh, Member of Parliament for Burnaby South and current leader of the party – visiting Penticton and parts of the riding held by Richard Cannings MP. The two toured parts of the South Okanagan from Naramata to Oliver prior … Continue reading

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Plan on attending – October 9th

The legendary Sons of the Pioneers are the gold standard for Western music, delivering thrilling harmonies, iconic yodeling, and poetic images of the West. Signature songs like “Cool Water,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” forever rooted in Western … Continue reading

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Improved roads to Sawmill, Ripley and Madden?

Contacted MOTI and they indicated this is road maintenance. Others remarked this is long overdue. If you have further info on the project please comment

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Morning shooting

Taking pictures while driving is not a good idea. Rural road, no traffic. I stopped. Not very often a bear waddles in front of you for many feet prior to heading for cover (north of Norton’s)

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Top cop recruited from Port Alberni

Inspector Brian Hunter Hunter is serving presently as an Officer in Charge at the RCMP’s Port Alberni detachment, a position he’s held since 2016. Prior to that, Hunter, whose RCMP career has spanned 26 years, was the Officer in Charge … Continue reading

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Resisting extinguishment

Last evening when enough light to get a reasonable picture – south flank seen from Baldy Area Below submitted photo of small fire above the McIntrye Bluff Sub station

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$11 thousand grant received

Venables Theatre awarded sizable grant The Oliver Community Theatre Society is thrilled to announce that we have once again been awarded the Community Presenters Assistance grant. For the second year in a row the theatre has been successful in our … Continue reading

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Principal at TEN school happy with civic road and safety issues

Wednesday – five days to go before classes begin at Tucelnuit Elementary School. Pictured Patsy-Anne Takacs at a point in time – finished first year in her new post and confirmed in it fairly recently. Roadwork and safety – Takacs … Continue reading

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OBWB message – to municipal governments

Here is the message the Okanagan Basin Water Board wants local government to take to the Provincial Government in September Invasive Milfoil Control and the Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel in the Okanagan The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been … Continue reading

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Saturday is Opioid Overdose Awareness Day

If you see the Town Hall illuminated with purple flood lights, you’ll know it’s International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31. In July council directed staff to embark on a social media campaign to promote the awareness and erect lighting … Continue reading

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The Steele report

There is a saying, no good deed goes unpunished and once again it comes true.  The government legalized marijuana on the road to expunging all those with criminal records for simple possession.   In so doing we have made one … Continue reading

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Condolences

Obituary for the late Linda Benko  February 4, 1926 – August 24, 2019   The family of Linda Benko sadly announces her passing on August 24, 2019 at McKinney Place Extended. She was predeceased by her husband Joe Benko in … Continue reading

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BC Transit “fixes” route schedules – Osoyoos to Kelowna

I will ask readers to determine how these “revised” schedules work out for them.   NORTH   Return heading SOUTH

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Council Briefs – Town of Oliver

Gallagher Lake Siphon Repair – Oliver’s contracted engineering firm (TRUE) provided Council with additional information on the existing re-routing option and discussed alternative options regarding the siphon repair at Gallagher Lake. The design of a new pressurized “low head” option … Continue reading

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This is wrong

Location Salamander Avenue at Meadows Drive. I have been watching a bit of a drama unfold at this corner recently with at least 1 person (kind hearted she thinks) bringing apples and water for the local deer. A couple of … Continue reading

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Are you passing on Free Money?

A surprisingly high number of Canadians are giving up free money. Not just a little bit of free money either, we’re talking billions of dollars per year. These individuals are ones that are either not fully contributing or not contributing … Continue reading

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Madge

The bank manager walked in. A tall handsome man in a stylish suit, he was quite admired by the female employees. “Good morning, Mr. McGrath,” the four tellers said in unison. He acknowledged their greeting with a nod and headed … Continue reading

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Scenes in passing

Large Format – shot to Eagle Bluff Below ’tis the season

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Planning a visit?

The 100 million dollar winery is now almost complete Phantom Creek Estates – Oliver Beginning in September guests will be given a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated wineries in Canada. Be among the first to join us … Continue reading

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by Pat Whalley

THE OTHER VOICE Believe it or not but I used to be very shy. Anyone who has known me for any length of time realizes that I am outgoing, I appear very confident and definitely bossy. I like to believe … Continue reading

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