Monthly Archives: February 2017

“Grease” on stage in March – SOSS drama production

In 1959, Rydell High School’s students are starting a new year. (“Alma Mater Parody”) Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at school and Danny Zuko, the leader of the ‘Burger Palace Boys’, had a brief romantic fling over the summer. Sandy … Continue reading

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Sister City Bandai – visits Oliver last weekend

Mayor Ron Hovanes : “They came on a business trip and their goal is to have Oliver wines for sale in their roadside attraction by this summer. And other local products.” Photo supplied by Beth Garish (Oliver Tourism Association) Mayor … Continue reading

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From the school board

Board of Education Report February 22, 2017 We will soon be receiving our share of the Student Learning Grant. This one-time funding to districts was announced in February and is a total of $27.4 million for the province). The calculation … Continue reading

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Four generations – over the years

Stan and Helen McPherson have reason to smile following a $35,000 donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide the medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.  Stan is perhaps best known for his decades-long ties … Continue reading

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In the news print game

Black Press is shuttering its press operations in Penticton, meaning the Penticton Western News will now be printed in Vernon. The move is a result of Aberdeen Publishing, the company behind Kamloops This Week, Merritt Herald, Peachland View, Oliver Chronicle … Continue reading

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May 11th – Wine Capital Art Walk

This spring, there is an exciting opportunity for artists connected with the Oliver Community Arts Council. (OCAC) Collaborating with other Oliver organizations OCAC will host an art walk on the evening of Thursday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. Participating … Continue reading

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Inquiring minds – to determine

Starling’s Beak Is this a normal length ? Photo submitted by Joanne Bray who says – starling beaks are much shorter in length – this bird looks as if it is the result of inter-breeding. 1890 – 6o starling introduced … Continue reading

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Oliver Town council report

Revised OCP passes two readings, faces public hearing in two weeks   By ROY WOOD Nearly two years after council began the process, the town of Oliver has an updated Official Community Plan. The new OCP needs to go through a … Continue reading

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Long service medal for Skaros Mayor Ron Hovanes pinned the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association municipal long-service medal on the chest of Oliver fire chief Dan Skaros on Monday. The medal recognizes volunteer firefighters with at least 30 years on … Continue reading

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