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Heritage takes hit with closure of museum Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The preservation of history in Oliver has taken a big hit with the sudden and unexpected closure of its beloved museum. Curator Darryl MacKenzie said he was “blindsided” by the decision, saying it came with no warning. MacKenzie stated he received the news from Oliver and District Heritage Society chairman Michael Newman and an RDOS human resources staff member. To his surprise, MacKenzie was told that the museum was closing and his job was being eliminated. The curator was taken aback that the board didn’t speak to him about his goals or visions for the museum prior to the disappointing news. MacKenzie said he’s not sure what his next move will be, but noted his first priority is to take care of his family. Newman told the Chronicle the decision came down to the hard reality that the society could not support two staff positions and have any money left for active programming and projects. Newman said there are plans for renovations at the museum but they would only scratch the surface of the problems with the current location. “The building is heritage but so is the galvanized pipe of its water system. It is not a safe place to store the collection nor does it meet modern safety requirements for a public space.” He stated the society will be developing cost estimates around a proper renovation of the current building versus alternate sites that could provide safer and better storage for the collection. Newman said the society is committed to the professional maintenance of this public asset and its use to tell the story of Oliver’s past. Newman pointed out that MacKenzie has been offered a severance package that is commensurate with his period of service. “The board wants to make it absolutely clear that the decision was entirely a financial and operational one and does not reflect upon the director’s performance.” Gordon Hahn stepped down as chairman of the society at its annual meeting not long ago. He said he gave the board a year’s notice. When asked about his thoughts on the museum closure, Hahn did not want to comment, saying it wouldn’t be fair to do so. But former chairman Harold King said closing the museum is “ridiculous” considering how much time and effort went into it. Continued on Pg A2...

Telling a story

Native dancer Caine Kruger tells a story during a performance for a Japanese delegation at Sen Pok Chin school. The recent delegation, consisting mainly of students, came from Oliver’s “sister city” in Bandai, Japan as part of a cultural exchange visit.

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The Festival of the Tomato at Covert Farms last Saturday saw many juicy events.



Graham Funeral Home Celebrating 75 years in business

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The Oliver Airport was a busy place last weekend. See our photo collage of “cool” planes.


The Oliver Communities In Bloom committee is hoping to bring home five “blooms.”

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A vineyard of SOUR GRAPES to the non-stop weekend plane traffic over my home and yard. I live near the hospital and I can’t sit in the yard and hold a conversation, nor can I talk on the telephone. If I sit inside I have to have my windows closed. I am so sick of this that I want to move. -Angry resident SOUR GRAPES to the afterhour vandals who ripped up every flower bed along north Main Street Sunday night. -Local business owners A tree full of SWEET CHERRIES to the person who so thoughtfully put on an auction on a carving by Grant Stretch and what a wonderful and caring idea to donate to Kiwanis and give up your knot-head carving. -A grateful Kiwanian

Basket of Fries Onion Rings Soup of the Day Baked French Onion Soup Chicken Fingers Snake Bites

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Curator states concerns for heritage “Dammit, shutting it isn’t a solution.” Despite these concerns, MacKenzie agrees that the society needs to King said he thought everything was fine at the museum. But he did say make a “bold move” out into the community. when you have a heritage building, you are limited to what you can do. History lover Amy Encina said she and her children visit the museum MacKenzie said visitor numbers have been really good this year. “ I can often, and each time they learn something new. That’s why her 11-yearattest to that; we had our busiest season (this summer). A lot of projects old son was very upset when he heard the news. were in the works that were raising some excitement in Encina said MacKenzie has been a wonderful source of the community.” information. I think the board has The curator noted that the museum exchanged exhibits Area C director Allan Patton said the society knows that with “sister city” Lake Chelan, which generated a lot of in- a challenge ahead he’s not thrilled with the closure. “Heritage is a big issue of itself. I think they terest and brought tourists to Oliver. for me . . . I don’t want to lose the heritage aspect, but we MacKenzie has been working on preparing another ex- will continue to be have to make sure that taxpayers are getting value for hibit for the annual Fall Art Show and Sale. But that won’t challenged with the their money.” be happening now. Patton said the society is funded by the Town and Area C management of MacKenzie said one of the things the board wanted to to the tune of approximately $120,000. do was move the organization out into the community. resources and how Oliver Mayor Pat Hampson said it is a sad event, and the The Fall Art Show and Sale was a venue for doing that, he to best develop the board had to make a decision which must have been very stated. difficult for all concerned. “I was not privy to the deliberaheritage of the com“I think the board has a challenge ahead of itself. I think munity - MacKenzie tions but I must trust that the heritage society had reasonthey will continue to be challenged with the management able cause to close the museum.” of resources and how to best develop the heritage of the Rhoda Brooks from the Oliver Visitor Centre was surcommunity,” the curator said. prised by the news, noting she is sad to see it go. MacKenzie said the society needs a business plan since it has been operBrooks has noticed that many people are getting back to their historical ating without one during his tenure. He also stated there is a lack of abil- roots by researching family origins. ity to deal with infrastructure concerns, noting the museum is an aging “History is making a comeback. The self-guided heritage walking tours building. are very popular.”

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Police briefs Police units take down grow-op On August 17 the Oliver/Osoyoos First Nations policing unit and Kelowna RCMP Air Services conducted an unscheduled flyover of Osoyoos Indian Band lands near Oliver. A small outdoor marijuana grow operation was located on band lands off Highway 97 near Gallagher Lake. With the assistance of band members, the grow-op was subsequently dismantled, resulting in a total of 22 semimature marijuana plants being seized for destruction. “This cooperative effort is representative of the firm stand that the Osoyoos Indian Band is taking with regard to illegal drug activity on band lands,” the RCMP said.

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Gathering in old police building


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THE OLIVER CHRONICLE WELCOMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR on subjects of interest to our readers. Short letters are most likely to be chosen for publication, but the use of any material is at the discretion of the editor. The editor reserves the right to edit letters to meet space requirements, clarity or to avoid obscenity, libel or invasion of privacy. Upon request, we will use a pseudonym only, but only rarely and for compelling reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the editorial policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must include your first and last name, contact number, town or city of residence to be considered.

A group photo of some of Oliver’s early residents taken in the old police building (now the museum) ca. 1920s. From left to right, back row: Mrs. R.W. Smith, Mrs. McDonald (police officer’s wife), Mildred Johnstone, and Dr. Kearney. From left to right, front row: Provincial police, Mr. McDonald, Earl Collins, Elmer Johnstone, and R.W. Smith, druggist.

Liability runs RDOS engine


nce again, the liability hammer is threatening to take all the fun and enjoyment out of life. A case in point: the RDOS is considering a new policy that will prohibit the storage and consumption of alcohol in its facilities, including fire halls. If adopted, firefighters will no longer be able to sit down and have a beer after practice, or anytime, for that matter. They will either have to drink at a local pub or go straight home. It’s obvious that the powers that be are not confident in volunteer firefighters policing themselves as far as alcohol consumption goes. Unfortunately, there have been reports of firefighters getting behind the wheel when they shouldn’t. But to our knowledge there are no official recorded incidents of impaired firefighters causing accidents in the district. Understandably, the RDOS is covering its proverbial butt and wants to ward off any potential liability. Area C director Allan Patton is right when he says lawyers and insurance companies would just love to wallow in this legal mud should something go wrong. But the truth be told: If a firefighter happened to drink one too many beers at the fire hall and got into an accident, there would be hell to pay, with damaging ripple effects. However, firefighters wouldn’t be in their positions if they weren’t responsible. As one insider told us, nobody gets “wrecked” after fire practice, and senior officers would never let that happen anyway. Some volunteers may leave the department if an alcohol prohibition edict is adopted, but really, that’s not what they are there for; they are there to serve the community. But one drink shouldn’t be a crime, and having a beer with fellow firefighters is part of the social atmosphere. The camaraderie is largely why many people join fire departments. For Willowbrook volunteers, having a beer after practice is their only reward; their only payment since they don’t receive remuneration like volunteers in other departments. Over the years volunteer firefighters have been bombarded with added responsibilities, such as extra training certifications and endorsements. Some are required to be medical first responders, while others need training in auto extrication and low or high angle rescue. This takes a lot of time away from family and adds stress to an already demanding workload. After all this they can’t have a cold one? That would be demeaning. The RDOS needs to chill out and let volunteer firefighters continue to be responsible for their own lives and the lives of others. The Oliver Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor.

Photograph Number: 2011.007.007 Date: ca. late 1920s Donor: May Mitchell Photo: Courtesy of Oliver and District Archives, 250-498-4027


‘Do Not Call’ list was a real pain Editor, Oliver Chronicle: With regard to the national “Do Not Call” list, as advocated in your August 17 edition of the Oliver Chronicle – we soon learned that by registering with this so-called ser-

Let’s avoid making accusations Editor, Oliver Chronicle: Because some controversy has developed about the facts of the incident (my nasty fall on July 20), I’d like to say the following: Let’s avoid implied or actual accusations based on personal animosities. Rick Elless and I had been on an errand together at the ICBC office and were walking back to his truck parked across Main Street when my shoe caught on something and I fell. All that I remember of the scene before the ambulance guys bundled me off is some legs moving around me, and parts of the head, face, and an arm of the woman who had promptly comforted me and helped keep me from losing consciousness. She seemed to know what to do. As she was leaving I asked for her name. She clearly wanted to remain anonymous. It could help clarify Rick Elless’s honestly helpful role if she could come forward to tell what she witnessed, and tell the RCMP also. It is important to stick to the facts and to Published every Wednesday by Chronicle Newspaper Co.

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catch the person(s) who picked up the money spilled from my torn wallet, to say nothing of the person(s) who later entered my house to steal more than $1,000 USD I’d been saving for a Judith Foster bursary at Penticton Art Gallery. But, as I’ve already said, let’s avoid making implied or direct accusations based only on personal animosities. My deepest gratitude to the wonderful community of Oliver, and to each and every one of you who responded with concern and generosity. These include the ambulance crew, the hospital staff, the Oliver Chronicle staff, Oliver Daily News, and especially to Elless who picked up my ID papers and then beat the ambulance to the hospital where he stayed until it made no sense to anymore. He is my “little” brother who has done excellent occasional work in my yard and to my house. And last but far from least, my gratitude to the woman who helped prevent me from totally blacking out. Anna Vakar, Oliver

Eleven-year-old son asks mother to tell them not to close museum Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

The museum closing down? How can we shut down something that is a part of us, that expresses who we are? My children and I have visited the museum many times. Each time we learn something new. My oldest son, Ryan Encina, has always come up with thought provoking questions that Darryl MacKenzie has patiently and clearly answered. Walking into the museum there is such a welcoming atmosphere in which every little curiosity can be indulged. One needn’t worry about the “do not touch” rules, instead one is encouraged to “try it out.” Being a history lover, I have started my own research


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into the history of Fairview. MacKenzie has been a wonderful source of information and has guided me to more research materials. We were in the middle of working on a project when Darryl abruptly received notice that the heritage society would be closing the doors to the museum. With less than two weeks notice, Darryl is faced with being jobless and possibly having to uproot his family. Ryan, who is 11 and will be starting Grade 7, upon hearing this startling news was very much upset by this and knowing my intent to write this missive asked me to “tell them, please don’t close the museum.” Amy Encina, Oliver

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Man with no PFD rescued

A 43-year-old Surrey man without a PFD (personal flotation device) had to be rescued from Osoyoos Lake recently. Transport Canada and the Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP were conducting checks of pleasure craft on Osoyoos Lake when one of the boating safety officers on board noticed a toy dinghy flip over and the adult occupant go into the water with no PFD. The man was in distress and was struggling to stay above water. By the time he was rescued, the male was out of breath and had just enough strength to grab onto one of the boat lines. He was then lifted into the

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patrol boat. Police noted the man would have drowned had the patrol vessel not been there to assist. Transport Canada reminds the public that toy inflatable dinghys and other such devices are designed for use in shallow water in designated swimming areas. There have been several deaths this summer where people using these devices navigated out in the middle of lakes or down fast rivers without proper safety precautions.

Was George W. Bush a ‘sleeper’ in waiting? In spy talk, a "sleeper" is somebody who that condemned the Syrian government lives his life in the target country, keeping for "widespread violations of human rights his nose clean and climbing up the ranks of and the use of force against civilians." the local hierarchy, until he reaches a po- However, the regime’s only real ally, Iran, sition in which he can be of great service remains loyal. to his true employers abroad. It’s time to You can’t assume that George Bush was inquire if that description fits former US in Iran’s pay just because his invasions of president George W. Bush. Afghanistan and Iraq destroyed that counThe question arises because Bush’s ac- try’s two most serious enemies in the retions as president did much more for Iran’s gion, the Taliban regime in Kabul and Sadinterests in the Middle East than for those dam Hussein in Baghdad. It could just have of the United States. Consider, for example, been deep ignorance and ideologically a little-noticed recent development in the driven blindness. But how five-month-old confrontaelse can you explain this? tion between pro-democIraq, almost uniquely racy protesters and the among Arab states, supports Baathist regime that rules and defends the Baathist reSyria with an iron hand. gime’s actions in Syria. Last The Baath Party seized week, Iraqi Prime Minister power in Syria in 1963. Nuri al-Maliki warned the Since 1970 it has been led protesters not to "saboby members of the Assad tage" the Syrian state. And clan – the current president this Iraqi government was is Bashar al-Assad – and the created and nurtured by Alawite (Shia Muslim) sect the Bush administration. they belong to dominates Before the US invasion in the government and the in2003, Iraq was ruled by a ritelligence services. Gwynne Dyer val branch of the Baath ParAlawites are only 10 perty, led by Saddam Hussein. cent of Syria’s population, He was a cruel and murderand are seen as heretics by many in the Sunni Muslim majority. The Baathist Party ous dictator, though not significantly more is as corrupt and incompetent as it is op- so than the Assad regime in Syria. And Sadpressive, and Syria under its rule has fallen dam Hussein was Iran’s worst enemy. The Iraqi dictator was not working on into poverty and decay. It was bound to be challenged by the "Arab spring," and non- nuclear weapons, as the Bush administraviolent mass protests against the Baathist tion asserted, nor did he have any links to monopoly of power began all across the al-Qaeda, as it also claimed. George Bush country in mid-March. had access to the output of the best (or The regime’s response has been brutal. at least the most numerous) intelligence Justifying its actions with the brazen lie agencies in the world, and they all privately that the protesters are "armed terrorist knew that the claims were false. gangs." Iraq had a nuclear weapons programme Assad’s government has sent the Syrian before the first Gulf war in 1990-91, but it army into one city after another to crush was comprehensively dismantled by Unitthe demonstrations. At least 1,700 Syrian ed Nations teams in the mid-nineties, and civilians have been killed, and an estimated Iraq was subsequently under a strict arms 30,000 have been arrested. The violence has embargo right down to 2003. Moreover, been so horrifying that even the Baathist far from being an ally of al-Qaeda, Saddam regime’s former friends have denounced it. Hussein, the leader of a strictly secular reLast weekend, for example, Turkish For- gime, was a target for its assassins. eign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu bluntly Yet the invasion went ahead anyway, ordered the Syrian authorities to stop the crackdown, warning that if the military at- Saddam Hussein was killed, and the United tacks on Syrian cities do not end, "there will States devoted immense efforts to creatbe nothing more to discuss about the steps ing a new government. Almost five thouthat will be taken." In diplomatic-speak, sand American soldiers died in support of that is a very serious threat, and Turkey is that enterprise (together with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis). Around half a trillion Syria’s most powerful neighbour. Most of the Arab world has also de- dollars were spent on it. All that to build a nounced President Assad’s regime, includ- government, led by Nuri al-Maliki, that is a ing the Arab League, the Saudi Arabian, close ally of Iran, and Syria’s only supporter Jordanian and Egyptian governments, and in the Arab world. There is a case to answer here, and a Yasser Abed Rabbo, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Congressional investigation into George (PLO), who said recently that the Baathist W. Bush’s secret links to the Iranian mulregime’s actions are "a crime against hu- lahs whose cause he has served so well is long overdue. They could start by figuring manity." Even Russia and China voted for the out where Bush was really born. Tehran? United Nations resolution two weeks ago Tabriz?

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A6 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Four candidates chosen as Youth Ambassadors Carol Ann Quibell Special to the Chronicle A four-month candidacy of volunteering in the community, attending seminars, and focusing on leadership have resulted in four young people being chosen as this year’s Youth Ambassadors, rather than the usual three. Four very excited and happy young women knelt before last year’s Ambassador Juliana Martine, receiving their crowns and accepting the role of Youth Ambassadors representing Oliver for the 2011 season. Gagan Ganger, Carly Craik, Loveneet Brar and Sierra Hammond were crowned at the Youth Ambassador awards and coronation ceremony on August 20 before a large crowd of family, friends and well wishers. “What ghost would you like to meet?” was just one of the questions the candidates had to reply to during the impromptu question period, while another candidate responded to “how would you get aliens to

return you to earth?” A farewell by Martine included a slideshow of her amazing visit to Bandai in Japan and her thank you to the many people who she said made her year possible. Among some of the many activities this year’s eight candidates attended were local fundraising events where they raised $100 for the BC Children’s Hospital and other funds to be distributed locally. The “Gold Star” winner was Sierra Hammond, as the candidate who showed the most growth in personal development and she also received an award for personal presentation. Carly Craik won the speech award and Chiara Mason was chosen by the other candidates to receive the friendship award. Announcements by Gisele Cleave and Nav Gill surprised everyone when they said this would be their final year. Lori Martine will be taking over the leadership of the 2011-2012 Oliver Ambassador program committee.

Carol Ann Quibell photos

Youth Ambassadors are crowned during the awards and coronation ceremony at Oliver Alliance Church on August 20. Four candidates out of eight were crowned by former Youth Ambassador Juliana Martine. In left photo are Gagan Ganger, Sierra Hammond, Loveneet Brar and Carly Craik.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Oliver Chronicle A7


APC gives thumbs up to Gallagher distillery Proposal seen as new and diverse business Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

Area C’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) welcomes a proposed new distillery in the Gallagher Lake area. Last week the APC approved a rezoning application at 39036 Highway 97 to allow for a distillery with associated retail sales and a residential suite. Owners Grant Stevely and Raymond Cyr want to amend the zoning from Commercial Tourist 4 to General Commercial site specific (C2s) on a portion of the property. The proposed building will be approximately 510 square metres. Approximately 30 per cent of the building will be used for production, while the remaining 60 per cent will be used for tasting and sales. The residence (representing 10 per cent) will be located on the second floor. At the APC meeting, members expressed approval of the plan. Area C director Allan Patton said it suits the Gallagher Lake area and complements the local wine and tourism industry. “Whiskey and cigars go well together. It really complements the area and goes with what we are doing in agri-tourism.” Patton said it also supports BC agriculture since the owners plan on getting their

ingredients from Armstrong. Regional district planner Malcolm McNaughton said it is anticipated that sewer and water will be available to the property in the near future (from the extension of Osoyoos Indian Band facilities at Senkulmen Business Park). Although no landscaping plan has been submitted, the owners should be encouraged to make use of xeriscape designs in order to conserve water, McNaughton said. Patton said his only question is how the APC ensures that what it sees is what the community will get. “There is always the concern that they’ll change their plans.” But the director said they can address this concern by adopting the proposal and issuing the permit at the same time. McNaughton said the property is already designated as commercial under the Official Community Plan and this proposal seeks to provide commercial activities servicing the needs of local residents and tourists. He added the Regional Growth Strategy wants to encourage new and diverse business opportunities to build upon the labour force and support a diversity of skilled workers. The planner said the distillery is seen to be compatible with established commercial uses currently situated adjacent to the Gallagher Lake Frontage Road. “The proposal for a cottage distillery will provide jobs and bring customers to the area,” McNaughton pointed out.

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A8 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, August 24, 2011


CFOS pleased with ‘economic gardening’ plan Community Futures is assisting Oliver, Osoyoos entrepreneurs Contributed To the Chronicle Businesses in the South Okanagan and Similkameen have the support of one of Canada’s leading regional economic development agencies – the first in the country to deliver a bold new program to help small companies expand their markets. In its recently released 2010-11 annual report, Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen (CFOS) provides details of its groundbreaking introduction of the proven “Economic Gardening” program, as well as details of its other major initiatives and operations during the past year. When it began in October 2010, the 18-month, $183,000 Economic Gardening project used the latest GIS technology, market intelligence, and business databases to help small businesses throughout the region to develop new marketing plans, make new contacts, and grow their sales, production capacity, and workforce. CFOS General Manager Mary Ellen Heidt said research shows that the majority of a region’s jobs are created and maintained by existing small businesses. Since most small businesses don’t have the expertise or resources to do market research, Economic Gardening is designed to provide them with key information and analysis. “We have seen from US examples how

Economic Gardening successfully sup- was launched, helping entrepreneurs ports entrepreneurs and promotes rural with disabilities gain the important busieconomic diversification – and, in our first ness skills needed to start up their own few months of working with businesses businesses. The program provided key throughout the region, we are seeing some bookkeeping training, market research aspromising results,” Heidt said. sistance, business plan preparation, and She notes that this CFOS initiative is expert assistance with marketing materiCanada’s first formal Economic Gardening als such as websites, brochures, logos and program. CFOS staff received intensive business cards. training in using its research and database -The offering of new human resources tools, and a pilot project has al(HR) workshops began in ready been completed with or2010-11, with their content ganic farming businesses in the based on the successful HR region. Economic Gardening toolkit developed during is now being offered to other the previous year. Based on selected businesses across the that toolkit, CFOS developed South Okanagan/Similkameen. and delivered this new small The project has received fundbusiness HR training proing from the federal governgram two times during the ment, the Southern Interior year. The program is a seDevelopment Initiative Trust ries of four, half-day workand from some municipalities – shops, including one-on-one and it is overseen by a steering consulting and a copy of the committee with representaHR toolkit. In November tives from businesses, educa2010, CFOS also sold its HR tional institutions and Chamtraining program to 19 othLinda Larson bers of Commerce. er Community Futures in BC, In the past year, besides Saskatchewan and Ontario. launching Economic Gardening, Commu- With groundwork and developmennity Futures Okanagan Similkameen has tal assistance from CFOS, the new South also introduced other targeted business de- Okanagan Business Exchange began holdvelopment programs and has continued to ing regular meetings, providing a valuable offer ongoing business financing, entrepre- and popular peer mentoring and networkneur training, and community economic ing group for business people in the Oliver development programs that it has champi- and Osoyoos areas. oned in the region throughout its 26-year - CFOS delivered an extensive set of prohistory. Highlights include: fessional development courses for small - The pilot program “Moving Forward” businesses on topics of practical value to

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business people throughout the region. In addition, it offered a new Internet business strategies workshop, which proved so popular that it had to be offered a second time. - Since its establishment in 1984, CFOS has provided a total of $25 million in loans to hundreds of small businesses – paving the way for the establishment or expansion of more than 1,000 new businesses and the creation of more than 2,500 new jobs in communities throughout the region. Over the years, Community Futures has been instrumental in the start-up of restaurants, amusement parks, wineries, coffee houses, tourist attractions, small manufacturing companies, medical research firms, hightech companies, meat markets, clothing stores, hair salons and other businesses. - In 2010-11 Community Futures also continued to deliver its range of concentrated yet thorough self-employment business workshops and training programs, which amount to a four-week “mini-MBA” program. Through its 2010-11 accomplishments, Community Futures continues to demonstrate how it responds quickly to changing economic conditions and provides flexible, high-quality programs that support economic growth throughout the Okanagan Similkameen. Locally, Linda Larson from Oliver has been re-elected as chairperson of the 14-member board of directors.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Oliver Chronicle A9


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The Oliver Chronicle welcomes photos depicting the diversity of local events, people and places.

Photo contributed

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oliver was pleased to receive the aid of three adults and eight youth from Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA. The team took leadership in conducting a four-day vacation bible school at St. Paul, which saw 26 students enrolled. The team enjoyed sight-seeing in the afternoons and were fed by the members of St. Paul. They stayed next door in the old parsonage/preschool. Those who participated from Federal Way (left to right) were Linda Hultman, James Lee, Ryan Potter, Sienna Caballero, Brittany Perry, Natalie Smith, Jordanne Perry, Emily Potter, Tricia Hultman, Ashley Knutson, and Julie Funfar.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Sub-regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Amendment Application

The Sub-Regional Growth Strategy, Bylaw No 2421, 2007, applies to the south Okanagan valley, and includes the municipalities of Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton and Summerland, and rural Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 – 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC.

Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Application Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 – 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. Bylaw No. 2561, 2011

PURPOSE: To include targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Official Community Plans for Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D-1’, ‘D-2’, ‘E’ and ‘F’.

Bylaw No. 2421.01, 2011

PURPOSE: To add Part II, Section 7 to the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) that will include a target goal and a table of existing policies that reflect how the RGS directs for the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The Provincial Government, through the Local Government (Green Communities) Amendment Act (Bill 27, 2008), mandated that all local governments incorporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets and create policies and actions to achieve those targets into the Regional Growth Strategies. On January 20, 2011, the Regional Board passed a motion to adopt the Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) and that the RGS be amended to introduce greenhouse gas targets and strategies. VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAW & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendment can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2421.01, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: Web: Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

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The bylaw proposes to amend each Electoral Area’s Official Community Plan Bylaw to include a section pertaining to Greenhouse Gas Reduction. As one of 175 local governments that are signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, the RDOS is committed to reducing GHGs and has agreed to take actions to achieve certain goals. In order to address growing concerns regarding climate change, B.C.'s Local Government Act was amended in 2008 to require all Official Community Plans to set targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases, as well as policies and actions to achieve the targets in accordance with Provincial Bills 44, 27, and the Climate Action Charter. The RDOS has previously adopted Climate Action Plans for each Electoral Area. The proposed Official Community Plan Amendments will adopt the targets and policies set forth in the adopted Climate Action Plans and incorporate them into each Official Community Plan. VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAW & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2561, c/o Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

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Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer

A10 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Bartram praises locator tones at traffic lights But some complaints have been reported regarding beeping noise Contributed To the Chronicle Linda Bartram approaches the traffic light at 97th and 350th with a greater feeling of safety since the installation of the locator tone on the pedestrian button. Thanks to town council, Bartram and other visually impaired pedestrians are now able to find the push button that activates the audible traffic signal by listening for a repetitive beeping sound.  Prior to this locator tone being installed, Bartram had great difficulty finding the pole on which the push button was located.  “The poles are not located in a consistent position and are often several metres from the pedestrian crosswalk. I would wave my arm around trying to find it with little success.” Bartram either had to wait until someone else came along and pushed the button for her or just cross the road/ highway without the aid of the pedestrian signal.  Bartram reported that drivers are usually very good. 

“Some have gotten out of their cars to push the button for me or yelled that it is safe. But I didn’t feel safe, however, not being able to activate the pedestrian signal.  Now I can.”  Bartram is aware that there have been some complaints regarding the constant beeping sound.  She urges folks to be patient while the Town and installers work to find a sound level and tone that will assist folks like herself to cross the busy intersection safely and at the same time, not keep folks up at night.  Since its installation, the sound level has been turned down and the “Measuring Up” society reports that you have to be within 10 feet to hear the locator tone over the traffic noise.  Those with hearing loss need to be much closer. Apparently there are also different tone options which will be considered, and hopefully will be less irritating to those who do not wish to hear the beeping .  “We live in the community and we all have to give and take a little,” said Bartram. “I’m sure we can figure out a solution that will work for everyone.” Katie and Lucio Di luorio recently sent a letter to council outlining their concerns about the traffic light installed at Road 1 and 340th Avenue near Southwinds Crossing. They noted the constant beeping noise was disturbing the peace,

especially at night. But on Monday Katie told council the noise has been significantly reduced and is not bothering the neighbours anymore. A signed petition by area residents resulted in some action in reducing the noise frequency. “At first I thought I would go insane, but its seems to be resolved,” Katie said. But there was some mention that the beeping noise may now be too difficult to hear over the traffic noise. Bartram said part of the problem is that adjustments are made without any consultation. Council agreed to look at other options to meet all needs.

Catching rain in a barrel saves money

The South Okanagan rain barrel and store it in a only gets about 11 inches of shed or garage, usually uprain a year, falling mostly side down so the spout does in spring and fall. Still, if we not expand with trapped capture rain and water that gets use it for irrigafrozen. tion, we can save a Another way to few dollars on the harvest rainwawater bill. ter is by contourMost of us are ing your yard or aware of the use landscaping it in of rain barrels ina way that capstalled at the bottures water. For tom of a roof downexample, berms spout. This system and basins also collects and holds known as ditches water for irrigation and swales built Water-Wise on dry days. Rain plants barrels come in with Paula around help collect water various sizes, most Paula Rodriguez de la Vega around a plant. Do commonly holding this by building about 190 litres. At local hardware stores they go for up the soil around shrubs or trees so that it looks about $100 each. An average sized Oliver like a bowl with the plant home can accommodate located at the lowest point two to four barrels, one at where water collects. A lot of landscaping is each corner of the house where there is a gutter done by building a mound downspout. During a rain- and planting on top of it. storm, barrels may fill up This actually drains water and overflow, so installing away from the plants, makan overflow route for the ing them drier. If you do water helps prevent flood- this, make sure to make a ing or erosion. If you are donut-shaped soil mound on a steep slope, be sure to around each plant, like a build a rock spillway (dry bowl, to retain water. creek bed) or pipe to carry Another method is to the overflow water to the contour the area to direct landscape. the water away from the Rain barrels can be an house, down a spillway toeffective way to save wa- wards a collection basin ter outdoors. When com- where you plant the garbined with a drought tol- den. Moving water away erant plant garden, the from your house is also investment will pay off a good practice to avoid quickly. For instance, a musty basements. 190-litre barrel will fill up If you have a steep paved every one to three weeks driveway which funnels in spring and fall, depending on how large your roof water during rainstorms, catchment area is and how try capturing water before often it rains. If you have it reaches the main road. a xeriscape garden, most Do this by sloping the paveestablished drought tol- ment so it drains sideways erant perennials, grasses, into the vegetation alongand shrubs need only about side the driveway. Or if it’s two to four litres every two already paved, try cutting weeks in spring and fall. grooves or making small Thus one rain barrel will speed bumps to funnel walikely water about 45 to 95 ter to the plants. Combine drought tolerant plants, this with the berm and bawhich can cover a nice sin concept to catch and hold water around plants. sized garden bed. Before winter sets in, re- Visit to member to empty out the see sketches of these ideas.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Oliver Chronicle A11


Lyonel Doherty photo

Photo contributed

A crafty girl

New stars

Oliver Parks and Recreation definitely has children coming and going every which way this summer. Here, Zoe Dion concentrates on making a lantern during “craft day” at the community centre.

“New Stars on a Hot August Night” will see Oliver and Penticton musicians perform at Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House on Friday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. Shown here are Oliver sisters Saige and Cassandre Carlson, a real class act at Medici’s.

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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’.

Notice of Disposition of Land Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Town of Oliver intends to extend the leases for the following property: CPR Station/Oliver Visitor Centre Legal Description:


Upon mutual agreement.

Lot 1, DL 2450s, DL 24505, SDYD, Plan KAP90396

Purpose: • The purpose of the lease is to permit the Oliver Tourism Association to operate a travel information centre and a Chamber of Commerce office. Lease rate: $1415.00 per month

This is the first of two publications of this notice, dated the 24th day of August, 2011. Helen Koning Interim Corporate Officer PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 • www.o l i v e r .ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 – 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. Bylaw No. 2562, 2011

PURPOSE: To establish a definition of meteorological towers and permit the use of meteorological towers in the Resource Area (RA) zone within Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D-1’, ‘D-2’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’, and ‘H’. The definition of “meteorological tower” means a temporary tower used at a potential project wind farm site which has equipment attached to it which is designed to assess wind resource. Generally a meteorological tower will have anemometers, wind direction vanes, temperature and pressure sensors, and other measurement devices attached to it at various levels above the ground. VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAW & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2562, c/o Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: Web: Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer

A12 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Carol Ann Quibell photos

Splat and splash

Children had a blast throwing tomatoes and getting their friends wet during the Festival of the Tomato at Covert Farms last Saturday. Where else can you throw tomatoes and get away with it?

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CLASS ACTS IN THE SKY The Oliver Airport hosted some class acts last weekend during a training seminar for pilots. The public saw some “cool” warbird manoeuvres in the sky and some impressive formation flying.


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THE OLIVER INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO MADE OUR VISITORS FROM BANDAI WELCOME IN OUR COMMUNITY. • Oliver Tourism Centre (Rhoda Brooks) • Oliver Lawn Bowling Club • Sun Fun Leaders and Kids • Darryl MacKenzie & The Oliver Museum Staff • Mayor Pat Hampson & Linda Hampson • Almerios Pizza • Nk’mip Cultural Centre • Sun Bowl Arena • Caine Kruger, Steve & Sen Pok Chin • Oliver Business Association (Tracy Veintimilla) • Robbie & Terry Schafer

• Ron & Tara Hovanes • Lyonel Doherty • Okanagan Harvest (Chris Norton) • Super Valu • Oliver Farm Supermarket (Nirmal) • Sonja & the Schafer Bus • Oliver Youth Ambassadors (Julie Martine & Rory Lodge) • The Martine Family • Jack Bennest • Bob & Kersten Grant • Larry & Linda Larson



Algonquin word “adawe’ meaning ‘to trade”

Savour the Journey Ted and Lorraine Kane invite you to visit and sample their wines.

“We have been living and working on this project for almost 10 years now. We love Oliver and the community has been great for us and our children. Opening the tasting room this spring has given us the opportunity to meet many more of our neighbours and has reinforced how many interesting people have chosen to make this area their home.”

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Trip to landfill to cost more if you don’t sort Contributed To the Chronicle A trip to the landfill with construction or demolition waste is going to cost more if you don’t sort your loads. Starting September 1, the RDOS will be enforcing updated bylaws and landfill tipping fees. The changes mean lower fees for sorted materials and increased costs for co-mingled (un-sorted) loads delivered to landfills. Solid waste facilities coordinator Don Hamilton encourages those conducting any demolition, renovation or construction (DRC) work to sort materials on site. “These changes are a sign of our changing attitude and our ability to reduce what we put in our landfills,” said Hamilton. “Changing technologies have increased what can be recycled. Today many of the materials that were formerly buried in landfills are now recyclable. A trip to the landfill is nothing like it was 50 years ago or even 15 years ago.” Today landfills try to divert and recycle materials rather than just bury the waste. There are piles for metal, clean scraps of gypsum board, clean wood, roofing shingles and other valuable materials. These materials are shipped out of the landfill to be reused or recycled. People bringing co-mingled (mixed together) materials to the Oliver landfill will see an increase in tipping fees next month. Landfills in Oliver and Okanagan Falls will

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both increase charges from $125 to $150 per tonne for co-mingled DRC material. Businesses and residents can now achieve significant savings in tipping fees by sorting recyclable DRC waste. Sorted DRC materials can be brought to the landfill or local businesses, such as scrap metal yards, at a reduced cost. In cases where DRC materials must be co-mingled, residents and businesses are encouraged to use local DRC sorting facilities. Local businesses that can sort DRC materials are in development. Hamilton said the Okanagan Falls landfill is now one of the few specialized facilities for the recycling and disposal of demolition, land clearing and construction waste in BC. “It’s shown that recycling and reuse create five to 10 times the number of jobs when compared to throwing resources in a landfill,” said Hamilton. “Those are local jobs we are losing when we encourage people to put everything in the garbage.” Asbestos is a concern when conducting DRC work on any buildings built prior to 1980. Structures built before 1980 must be surveyed for asbestos by a qualified professional, prior to commencement of the work. For more information on removal and safe disposal of asbestos visit and click on “resources on safe handling of asbestos.”

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Bloom committee anticipates awards show B.L. Trimmer-Bahnsen Special to the Chronicle You are bloomin' right that we hope this is the year to bring home the five “blooms,” however, only the judges know for sure. We and they were pleased with the way their visit went as we were able to show them many positive changes in the community. There is still a good deal of work to be done before we wind up the year and much to be continued thereafter. The Oliver Communities in Bloom committee recently reviewed choices for decorative electrical box covers which will hopefully be purchased by the Ministry of Transportation and will adorn the boxes and complement the gardens at Southwinds Crossing (Road 1 and 97th Street), 346th Avenue and 97th Street and 350th Avenue and 97th Street. The “Water Wise” manual is in the works and we expect to have a finished product by late fall. It will be in digital format and available on both the Town and RDOS websites for easy reference. A limited number of hard copies will also be made available at select sites. Information on water wise methods, plants and trees will be invaluable to newcomers along with the rest of the population. We will be developing a list of suggestions for the Town of Oliver to continue the Communities in Bloom work well into the future. The 8th annual BC Communities in Bloom awards and conference will be held next month in Sooke. We will hear at that time how well we have done and receive our evaluation. The evaluation will also serve as a base for improvements and will be amalgamated into our list of suggestions for the Town. It was amazing that Oliver Communities in Bloom attained four “blooms” in 2010 as this was rather a “feat” for any community. We have come a very long way, however, the hardest part is yet to come and that is keeping the momentum going. No matter what the outcome on September 24, we have all won.

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The Oliver Communities In Bloom committee is anticipating the provincial awards conference and Oliver’s final evaluation next month. In back row are Lynn Andersen, Gordon Hahn and Bruce Hamilton. In front are Judy Harvey, Dot Cranston, Jean Neisen, Beth Garrish, Marji Basso and Betty Lou Trimmer-Bahnsen. Missing are Marion Boyd and Elsie Johnson.


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Car fire keeps firemen busy

The Oliver Fire Department made quick work out of a vehicle fire last Sunday night at 10:45 p.m. Spokesman Spencer Tribbick said two pumpers and one water tender responded

to a car fire on McKinney Road, approximately two kilometres from Town. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, which spread to a tree. No injuries were reported.

Photos capture Norma’s heart and her creativity She experimented with different types of media and finally settled on a fabric-coated and rubber backed material. Norma Shaw came home to the OkanaShe makes mousepads and coasters with gan in the summer of 2004 because her that material. They are incredibly durable, heart ached for the colours and thick, stain resistant and heat sights of home. proof. The mousepads make a She was born and raised in great hotpad for a casserole or Oliver and there was never a day tea pot. that she didn’t close her eyes She also makes cards and and see this valley. fridge magnets, jar openers and She has tried to capture in bookmarks. Almost any photoFarmers photos, the pictures she cargraph can be used; photographs Market ried in her mind during those of pets or the newest family years. The images included Inmember can be used to make a dian Head, Vaseux Lake, Mount Baldy, the one-of-a-kind gift. benches, the Fairview hills, the Okanagan Norma displays her photography work River channel, the orchards, the vineyards and takes custom orders for most any event and wildlife. at the Oliver Farmers Market every SaturShe wanted to do something different day from 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Come admire with her photography, something unusual. the Okanagan memories she has captured. Contributed To the Chronicle

between Canada and the U.S.? That agreement is up for renewal. In preparation for this, IS REQUIRED residents are encouragedREGISTRATION to learn more and have theirFOR say.ALL EVENTS

Oliver and Osoyoos residents: Please register at Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68th Ave., Osoyoos, B.C. Oroville residents: Please register at Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Smile of the week

Daniel Knelsen is who he is because of dad If you had a super power, what would it be? I would have to say “The Force” (Star Wars) aka telekinesis - the ability to move and stop objects with your mind. If you won the $50 million Max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would keep my promise to my friends and buy them a new “realistic” car, put some of it in a savings account, build my dream house, buy several properties and renovate them, then rent out to families for a family friendly rate. If you were the mayor of Oliver, what would you do? I think I would start by getting someone to look into solar power energy. I know it’s pricey to start but it pays off in the long run. If we could get some of the major buildings in Oliver run on mostly solar, we could be on the way to becoming a real green town. If you could meet one person in the entire world, who would it be and why? Mike Holmes. I watch his show all the time, or at least when I can. I find we have a lot of the same views when it comes to common sense, and doing things right.

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What is your most important value and why? I would have to say common sense is my most important value, because it’s worth a lot in a world that is lacking in it. Why did you choose to live in this town? When I was 12 or 13 years old we moved to the Okanagan; it was a decision my family made due to health reasons actually. I had chronic asthma, and when we moved here from the coast it pretty much disappeared. What would make Oliver a nicer community? I think it would be great if there could be a theme to our town other than just a paint colour. Unique street lamps like the red ones over by the bridge by the pharmacy. Do you have a goal in life? I have just started my own business called “The Other Side of the Fence,” mowing and snow removal. I would love for it to work out and be successful.

What is your pet peeve in this community? The drivers. Being one that does a lot of driving around here, I’ve learned to tune my driving skills as much as possible, but when there is someone in front of me that isn’t paying attention or trying to turn onto the road I am on without due care it tends to make my driving look shabby. I get frustrated because it’s not that hard to drive, when you do it right. If you could fast forward the Town of Oliver by 50 years, what can you visualize? I see a town where the highway is going around or over it, so people can continue on their way without stop lights. I see a town with a population of young people and youth who love living here where there is entertainment and things to do without leaving town. What is the perfect day for you in Oliver? A nice sunny day after a night of snow fall, maybe minus 5 degrees so the snow has a crystal sparkle effect to it and everything looks so nice and clean. What would be your ideal job? I would have to say playing video games and watching movies, being the person who gets to test video games, and preview movies to give people an idea of what needs to be changed or how good it was.

Who inspires you the most? That would definitely have to be my dad, sorry mom. He was a great guy, father, husband and friend. I’d like to think a lot of who I am today is due to him. I miss him tons but I know I’ll see him again one day. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? 1) A healthy family. 2) A girlfriend 3) That there would always be just the right amount of money in my wallet for whatever I buy. What is your greatest extravagance? It would be my multimedia centre and everything I have to go with it. What living person do you most admire? That would be my mom and my sister. They have both been through so much the last two years, and they have stayed strong doing it. I really admire the emotional strength the both have but don’t realize. Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to be able to fly a plane. I know you can go to school for it but it still takes talent to remember and know how to do it properly. Who are your heroes in real life? That would be the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our country, our cities, our towns and our homes. What or who is your greatest love in your life? The relationships that I have made throughout life. I put a lot of heart into them. If I do something to jeopardize them, I try my hardest to fix the problem. What is it that you most dislike? It’s a toss up between onions or my dislike for my fear of heights. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Starting my own business, even though it’s going slow, I still see it as that. What is your favourite book? That would be “Prey” by Michael Crichton. What is your favourite meal? Hmm, that would be fettucine alfredo baked with mozzarella on top.

Well, it has been a great run with our Smile of the Week and it’s been around for over four years, but we feel it’s time to lay it to rest. Time to think of something new. So many Oliver residents have taken the time to do this questionnaire for us each week and we wish to thank you all for such great and inspiring comments. So many new faces for all of us have blessed this page each week and without you the people of Oliver would not have got to know so many of us who call this little town “home.”

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Yes, Nicole is still working at Beyond Bliss, two days a week, Friday and Saturday as well as continuing with her electrolysis. She has decided to go back to school and we are extremely happy for her. She is still a very valued part of Beyond Bliss. Cassandra Graham and Dawn Muller have stepped up to allow Nicole to go back to school so these girls will be available for all your esthetic needs. Julie and Maureen have seen a lot of changes since opening on Main Street a year and a half ago, and we continue to grow and expand. We have added clothing to the front store from Shades of Linen. SEPTEMBER NEW TO BEYOND BLISS….AIR BRUSH TANNING. We are always looking for new exciting things to bring to the ladies of Oliver… our adventure continues. Beyond Bliss continues to be a strong supporter of community programs and is looking forward to the coming year.

“Tigger” is lost Please help me find her.

REWARD Black and orange (Torbie) cat with long white hair on neck and belly, black triangle on nose. Lost August 11, Oliver. Responds to “Tigger” and “Tiggy” 6 year old spayed female.

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Opera student delights crowd with her voice Contributed To the Chronicle Oliver’s Jenavieve Moore, an opera student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, entertained a standing room only crowd at a fundraising concert on Sunday, August 14. The concert was supported by Oliver Word of Life church and members of the Oliver Community Arts Council. The lyric soprano performed a generous set of nine pieces, interspersed with some lively entertaining chat about her music studies. Arts council member Stephanie Salsnek acted as mistress of ceremonies, with Val Friesen working hard behind the scenes as producer. Opening the concert unannounced, Jena sang the BachGounod arrangement of Ave Maria, accompanied by her mother Dorothy Moore on piano. Her final number was to be the equally famous arrangement of the same text by Franz Schubert. Her singing voice was unaffected, warm, and surprisingly rich given her youth and light speaking voice. Pastor Henry Wiebe, who has known the soprano from childhood, asked a series of questions about Jena’s musical beginnings. She shared some delightful anecdotes from her lessons in piano, flute and voice. She revealed that, far from finding music practice a chore as most children do, music was used as a reward for completing her school work. In an inspired bit of Friesen’s programming, Jena treated the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process between soprano and accompanist. Oliver piano students Hanna and Paul Ellis took turns accompanying Jena. First was the delicate Si mes vers avaient des ailes (“If My Verses Had Wings”) by Reynaldo Hahn followed by the dramatic Zueignung (“Dedication”) by Richard Strauss. Jena explained how difficult it is to accompany solo voice. “Unlike most instruments, the human voice must breathe. And the singer has the job of conveying the text, as well as music. An accompanist is normally expected to

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have not only rehearsed the music, but also studied the text. They need to know the breath marks, the translation of the words, their context in the opera, the history of how that piece is performed by that voice.” While the Ellis siblings were not expected to have prepared the texts, it was clear from Moore’s reaction that she was impressed with their piano technique. After each performance Jena chatted with the Ellises about how to better phrase the music to match her voice and style. At times, she needed a measure to slow down, or a pause inserted, or the volume changed, or a note delayed until she had sung a particular consonant. Judging from the gasps, murmurs and nods in the crowd, the audience could well appreciate the improvements in performance when piano and voice collaborated. “When the pianist understands my voice and the music, I feel incredibly supported, and my performance can improve dramatically,” Jena explained. It was a unique and insightful moment for the audience. Salsnek continued the interview asking questions about Jena’s gruelling class schedule at Guildhall. The audience was intrigued to learn that the instructional format focuses almost exclusively on performance, not study. Instructors prepare the students for the rigorous life as a professional artist by surprising them daily with changes to their class schedule, unannounced performances, sight readings, and other stress-inducing challenges. Students must be ready at a moment’s notice to sing on demand in a foreign language, give an interview, conduct a seminar on some operatic topic, and so on, all with a calm professional demeanor. The process is designed to weed out students who cannot handle the typical pressures of a performance artist. Jena explained that excellent voice coaching in childhood prevented strain and injury. “Common sense” keeps her voice in shape: plenty of sleep, balanced diet, exercise, prompt medical care - and no vices. She dispelled the stereotype about “fat opera singers standing and singing on stage” by sharing anecdotes about

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her stage movement classes. Being an opera singer is physically demanding. She must learn a variety of dance styles from stately Renaissance to hip hop. “Many operas are updated to modern settings, so we must be prepared for anything.” She is scheduled to learn stage fighting next year, including hand-to-hand combat and swordplay. With a shy smile she admitted that opera singers must be prepared to act with passion, not only fight scenes but mad scenes and love scenes as well. On behalf of the arts council, president Penelope Johnson presented a cheque for $1,000 towards Jena’s secondyear tuition. She encouraged others to meet that challenge.

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CHRONICLE DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): 12:00 p.m. noon Fridays. NEWS COPY: 10:00 a.m. Mondays CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 20¢ each additional word. Per column inch $5.00 plus GST NOTICES: Weddings, engagements birth announcements, cards of thanks, in memoriums, obituaries, and other notices (min. charge) $7.50 plus GST for 32 words and under. 20¢ each additional word. Business display advertising rates on application. PHONE 250.498.4416 or 250.498.3711 Fax: 250.498.3966. Email: or mail your advertisement to: OLIVER CHRONICLE, P.O. Box 880, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or drop in to our Main Street office (next door to the Oliver Theatre), or drop in our door letter slot. CHRONICLE OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Advertising Regulations: The Oliver Chronicle reserves the right to classify ads under appropriate headings and to separate therefore and to determine the page location. The Oliver Chronicle reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the Chronicle Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertise ment and box rental. All claims of errors to advertisements must be received by the publishers within seven days after the first publication. It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of the Oliver Chronicle in the event of failure to publish an advertisement or in the event of an error appearing in the advertisement as published, shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid Advertisements must comply with the British Columbia Human Rights Act, which prohibits any advertising that discriminates against any person because of his/her race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or because his/her age is between 44 and 65 years unless the condition is justified by a bona fide require



MUSIC IN THE PARK Thursdays in July & August 6:30 to 8:00 pm East side, Oliver Visitor Centre (rain venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre at 3427495 St (across from airport.) THIS WEEK AUG 25-Jazz Out West!

LINE DANCE CLASSES Sept 2, 2011 to June 28, 2012. Thursdays - $2.00 drop in fee at Oliver senior centre. 9 am to 11am Beginners Plus 11:15 am to 12:15 pm Novice entry level 45+ No ID required. Claire Denney 778-439-2070.


SOUTH OKANAGAN ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Is accepting applications for the 2011/2012 school year. K to 9. Call 250-498-4161. 10c4


Free and Found ads are free in your local classifieds






YOU HAVE an old family Bible or other religious artifacts that you would like to display to the community? The Oliver Museum is preparing a special exhibit to celebrate the 400th. anniversary of the King James Bible this fall. Call 250-498-0490 or visit the museum.

GOOD SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Parents interested in enrolling their child for 2011 school year in K-7, F/T Kindergarten Sept. 2011, Call 250-495-3549 (school), 250495-5077 (home), or email:

FT CHILDCARE needed for 11 month old boy, starting mid Sept. In my home or yours. Will consider nanny or nanny share. Call 250485-7188.

FALCON RESORT/SPANISH FIESTA RESORT. 7106 Main St. Osoyoos. Part time chambermaids wanted. High school students and seniors welcome. Starting at $10-$12 hour. Contact in person only.




NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of PATRICIA JEAN DORNEY aka PATRICIA J DORNEY and PATRICIA DORNEY, deceased, formerly of RR4, Site 15B, Comp 46, Town of Oliver, in the Province of British Columbia, V0H 1T0, who died on July 26, 2011. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of PATRICIA JEAN DORNEY aka PATRICIA J DORNEY and PATRICIA DORNEY are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor c/o Gordon & Young, Barristers and Solicitors, Box 1800,36011- 97 Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 on or before September 21, 2011 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. 8c4

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of South Okanagan Integrated Community Services Society (Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre) will be held on September 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm. The location of the meeting will be: The Annex at the School Board Offices, (the green building), 35061 - 101 Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. For further information please contact 250-4982538. 10c1

Your Home...

Is Your Castle


2002 CARAVAN sport model. 191,500 kms. New tires and brakes. 1 owner. Snow tires with rims, towing pkg. $5,500 OBO. Call 250-4986617. 10mc2

1997 SUZUKI SIDEKICK. 4 door, 4 x 4, 227,000 km. Good working condition. $2,100 OBO. Call 250-4984481.


FAIRVIEW MOUNTAIN Golf Club is currently looking for motivated, outgoing food and beverage service staff for the busy months of August, September and October. Please drop off resume to Paul Welsman or email to


SUPER VALU in Oliver is looking for an employee to work in the Deli. P/T, 12 to 24 hrs per wk. Contact Denise 250-498-2636. 10ctf



CLASS 1 DRIVER needed. PT/FT. Local and Alberta run. Experience a must. Please call 250-498-9641. 10v2



INTEGRA TIRE is looking for a high school student to do office work after school and Saturdays. Apply in person or call 250-498-0808. BUSY AUTOMOTIVE SHOP is looking for a student for part-time job-automotive oriented position. Job will be for after school and full day Saturdays. Drop resume off with references to 34456-97 Street and ask for Chip.

MEDICI’S is looking for an employee with food service experience and good people skills to work with us over the lunch hour. Please drop resume off at 9932-350 Ave.



OKANAGAN SUNSHINE FRUIT PACKERS is seeking a Supervisor for their packing plant. Some experience necessary. Seasonal. Call 250-498-9641. 10v2

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SHOW IN MOTION is the leading supplier of show services to the events industry in BC and we have an immediate opening in our Osoyoos location for a sales manager. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with very strong communication skills. Past sales experience and a proven track record are essential. Responsibilities include organizing and maintenance of our existing client base and sourcing new clients. Interested applicants are invited to forward their resumes via email to: or fax to 250-495-5025.

The Chopping Block in Oliver at 250-498-9039.

1) 1989 Chevy 300 van. Full sized, rebuilt motor, fuel injection, great on gas. $900. 2) 8 ft. Full size truck canopy, insulated, mint condition. (fiberglass.) $700 OBO. 3) 8 ft. Full size aluminum truck canopy, insulated. $200 OBO. 4) Gas lawnmowers for sale. $25 each. 5) 1 set of 4 tires with white mags, 8 bolt pattern. $250. 6) 1 set of 4 tires for off road, 8 bolt rims. $250 OBO. Call 250-498-3440

2 EQUALIZER HITCHES for towing travel trailers. C/W sway bars & 2 5/16” ball. New $400, sell for $175 each. Call 250-498-5166.

KIRBY SENTRA VACUUM - 3 yrs. old. All attachments, $500 OBO. HP 1040 fax. Perfect working condition, $40. HP PHOTOSMART C4280 printer/scanner/copier, $50. Call 250-498-0898.

LAZY-BOY SOFA - Just purchased and received, Aug. 17/11 from a high quality store. Apart. sized, still unpacked. Have bill of sale. Cost $1,200, best offer. Call 250-498-2214.






FIREWOOD - Orchard & beetle kill wood. Call TCB


12’ ALUMINUM BOAT. $250 OBO. Call 250-485-2960. 9p2

MARY KAY - SKIN CARE Finally, skin care that’s made for you. Call Margaret Ogilvie at 250-498-4020. Dec11/#28

WATKINS PRODUCTS For more information or a catalogue, phone Inez & Ken 250-498-4450. 3p9

EDGING CEDARS - buy direct from grower. 6 ft - 10 for $200. We deliver. Call Budget Nurseries - toll free 1-866-498-2189

SMALL CAMPERETTE, boat rack. Good condition, $550. 12 foot alum. fishing boat, $250 OBO. Call 250498-1713. 9p2


2009 ELECTRIC SCOOTER - Excellent condition. Full canopy, $2,400. Electric hospital bed, $800. Call 250498-5494. 9p2

1993 ARTIC CAT 550 snowmobile, efi, oil injected, water cooled, cw cover. $800 OBO. Call 250-535-0290.

WARDROBE - 3’ x 19” x 5’ h. Great for off season clothes, $45. 2 STAINED glass lamps. Both $140 or $75 each. ROLL-AWAY beds, $20 and $60. Call 250485-3403. 10p1

MAPLE china cabinet. Call 250-498-2472. 10p1

HONDA H4514H two bagger riding lawn tractor. 38 inch cutting deck. $1,900. Call 250-498-2222. 10p2

19” RCA LCD TV with Memorex DVD player. Both new, $150. Call 250-4986617. 10mc2



SEPTEMBER 6TH Morning, Afternoon, Evening Classes

Where: South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services 35653 97th Street – beside the OK Photo Lab Phone: 250-498-4900 Email: *Free for eligible participants

*Breakfast Provided

Bring your  children!  

Free Enhanced  Childcare  during  ELSA  classes   Just a reminder: The Homework Club will also start again in September. Returning and New participants are welcome!

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Announcements A T T E N T I O N RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you went to a Residential School as a Resident or as a Day Student, you may qualify for Cash Compensation! To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877-9881145. Auto FinAncing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 www.autocreditfast. ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

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2 NEW MEXICAN cotton blanket/wall hangings. 80” x 49”, $10 each. 1 Person Coleman inflatable boat, w/2 oars. 190 lb. capacity. New condition, $30. Walker. 4 wheels, easy folding, new condition. $100. All items OBO. Call 250-498-4526. Leave a message if not in.

EXCELLENT HORSE HAY. 65+ lb. Brome, grass-alfalfa, mixed grasses, $7 per bale. Other hay $5 per bale. Delivery extra. Call 250-446-2080. Anarchist Mtn.

EAGLE HOMES BC built manufactured and modular homes. BC’s #1 Moduline dealer. Best prices available. Contact Blair Kennedy 778-515-5555 Okanagan Falls.

OKANAGAN SUNSHINE FRUIT PACKERS is now accepting new growers. All fruit, we have contracts with both domestic and overseas buyers, and have a broker available. Call Raj 250-4989641.

ROOM FOR RENT, plus will share kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, laundry. $450 mth. + $225 damage deposit. Available immediately. Call 250-498-3440.

SHOP/GARAGE 1000 SQ FT - Downtown Oliver, bay door and man door, power, full slab floor. $425 mth. plus utilities. Avail. Sept. 15. Call for details. 604-538-0278.







FREE - 27” Toshiba TV and remote. Good condition. Call 250-498-0687.

EDGING CEDARS - buy direct from grower. 6 ft - 10 for $200. We deliver. Call Budget Nurseries - toll free 1-866498-2189







FOR SALE 7 long-haired Chihuahuas 14 weeks old, 1st shots and vet checked. Still in training, home-raised and well-loved. $650 each. Call 250-498-9039. 10p8



STRAW BALES for sale, FALL RYE suitable for garlic mulch. $7.00 each. Call 250498-1033. 8v3

ALFALFA – grass/hay on Road 18, in Oliver. $8/per bale. Call 250-498-2918. 1mctf

SHOEING & TRIMMING Hot & Cold & Corrective. Call Dan at 250-486-6662 for appointment.

THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, are offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc,. conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-766-2214



SECURE DOG BOARDING for all breeds. Rural property, 13 km from Oliver. Short and long term. Call 250-4858622. 10mcDec31/11


PANARAMA ORCHARD and fruit stand in north Oliver is open for the season. Freestone peaches, nectarines, apples, watermelon, melons, peppers, tomatoes (canning and Roma), and much more now available. Call 250-498-6103. 3p17

RESIDENTIAL EVICTION SERVICESTerminal Bailiffs, Call 250-493-2618. vtf

2 BDRM SUITE. F/S/W/D. $800 mth. plus 40% for power. N/S, N/P. Call 250-4983219. 8p3

Robert Gordon Abbott passed away peacefully at the age of 81, with his loving wife May of 31 years by his side. Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his in-laws, daughter, Roberta Lee Abbott and (Dave) of Gananoque, Ontario. Brother, Richard (Lois) Abbott, of Coquitlam; sisters, Colleen Smith and Virginia Ferby of Penticton and numerous nephews and nieces. Bob will also be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by his outlaws. Step-son, Thomas (Nicole) Lockie of Kamloops; Grandchildren, Jason and Sydnee Lockie of Kamloops; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Blaskin of Calgary, Lucille (Pierre) Hebting of Oliver, Sally Hamilton (Robin) of Merritt, Guy (Debbie) Robinson, Aline (Doug) Campbell of Oliver, Joanne Nystrom (Martin) of Vernon as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Kamloops on November 21, 1929, he moved to New Westminster at the age of 10 years. Bob started his working career in road construction at the age of 22 years, he went on to be the youngest superintendent of all the road construction in the Lower Mainland. After 10 years of hard work and stress, Bob moved back to Kamloops and purchased a ranch. His passion was calf roping and team roping. He was a true cowboy. At the age of 50 years Bob moved to Calgary where he opened and operated Calgary Hat Manufacturing, where he custom built beautiful western hats. One of Bob’s highlights was making over 100 western hats for the opening ceremonies for the Calgary 1988 winter Olympics. At the age of 62, he started a landscaping and building maintenance company. Bob and May retired to Oliver in 2004, they had worked side by side for 28 out of their 31 years together. No, Quit, and Slow were not words that ever crossed Bob’s lips Bob loved to give to children’s charities, in lieu of flowers please make donations to your children’s charity of choice. A Family Graveside Service will be held in Kamloops at a later date. A well deserved rest my sweetheart until we meet again. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.



NEWER CLASSY BUNGALOW - Willowglen, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, attached garage, 6 appliances, A/C. $900 mth. plus utilities. N/S, pets to be approved. Call Wayne 1-250-542-7661. 9v3

2500 SQ. FT. COMMERCIAL SPACE. 2nd floor, above the public library. Bright and open. Good for offices/dance studio etc. Call 250-485-7880.


ROOM FOR RENT - Private entrance, washroom, and cooking facilities. W/D, $400 plus DD. Call 250-485-2960. 9p2

1 BDRM BASEMENT SUITE $550 month, utilities included. Call 250-498-4404. 10mctf

APT. FOR RENT - N/S, N/P. Avail. now. Call after 11 am. 250-498-0872.

36’ FIFTH WHEEL - skirted with large deck. 6 km north of Oliver. Fully furnished. $750 mth. incl. util. Ref and DD required. Call 250-4952872 or cell at 250-6895045.



LARGE 2-3 BDRM UPSTAIRS SUITE for rent. App. 2000 sq. ft. Near arena. N/P. $875 plus utilities. Avail. immediately. Call 250-4853415 or 250-485-3989.

4 BDRM HOUSE - Nice and clean. Close to town. N/P. $1,200 mth. plus utilities. Call 250-498-9641.





In loving memory

1929 - 2011

LARGE BASEMENT SUITE - 2 bdrm, private, 7 km south of Oliver. N/P. $750 mth. Call 250-485-7243 or 250-4986273.

OVER 1100 SQ FT. OFFICE space available. Store front at 9336-348 Ave. Has separate entrance, utilities and bathroom. Great location at a reasonable rate. Avail. now. Call 250-498-4506.


Robert Gordon Abbott

ROOMMATE WANTED. To share a 3 bedroom home in rural setting. Rent $500 plus 50% of utilities. Call 1-250767-6667 if interested. Oliver, BC.

Fairview Mountain is looking for full and part time positions to join their Outside Service Team. Job begins immediately and runs until the end of October. Competitive wages, great perks and tips to be made. Please email resumes to: Golf Shop Manager Danny Long or call 250-498-6050 ext #9




Flexible hours Opportunity to meet new people Paid mileage Training provided Make a difference in your community FO R MO RE IN FORMAT ION , PLEASE PHONE : FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE PHONE: 1-866 -7 55 -6111 or 250-7or 70250-770-3531 -3531 1-866-755-6111 Website: Website:

In loving memory

Gotam (Andy) Advani 1935 to 2011

The Interior Health Lifeline Program is a not-for-profit program under the division of The Interior Health Lifeline Program is a not-for-profit Home & Community Care program under the division of Home & Community Care


The family of Gotam (Andy) Advani sadly announces his passing August 19th, 2011. He was born in India April 18, 1935. He was predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived and lovingly remembered by 3 sisters and 1 brother, his wife Lois, their children, Scott (Chadya), Sabrina, Shauna (Lucas) and Stacey as well as 6 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. His memorial was held at The Elks Lodge in Oliver, BC on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BCCA – British Columbia Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

Applications for a winery lounge and a special event area have been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from 3738 Investments Ltd. The winery location for the proposed endorsements is 31120 87th Street in Oliver. Proposed licensed hours for both endorsement areas are between 9 AM and 11 PM daily. Winery lounge person capacity will be limited to: 79 persons inside and 104 persons on the patio. Special event area person capacity will be limited to: 158 persons inside and 147 persons on the patios. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Senior Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTORL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 2) Email to: PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before (expiry date is 30 days from initial posting). Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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2 BDRM TOWNHOUSE 1.5 bath, 5 appliances. N/S, small pet on approval . $875 plus utilities. Avail. immed. Call 250-498-1348.

WANTED - Old wood windows (small panes only) AND any old mirror you want to get rid of. I will pick up. Phone Lori 250-495-6075.




MEGA-MULTI FUND RAISER GARAGE SALE PART TWO. Sat. Aug. 27. 8:00 am - finish. 33240-121 St. Oliver (South off Rd. 5). HELP CARRIE FIGHT CANCER!

20 x 58 MANUFACTURED HOME on large lot. 2 bdrm + office, 55+ in Weeping Willows MHP. Fully furnished, larger sundeck and storage shed. $750 mth. plus utilities. Ref and DD required. Call 250-495-2872 or cell 250-689-5045.

WANTING TO LEASE - Vineyards in Oliver, Osoyoos, Cawston, Keremeos and OK Falls areas. Will also lease raw land or orchards to convert to vineyards. Experienced growers. Call 250-470-2556.


YARD SALE - Large assortment of items - dishes, clothes, some tools etc. Fri. & Sat. Aug. 26/27. 9 am 2 pm. 9388 Rd. #18 (310 Ave.) No early birds.


34782-91st Street (Sawmill Road)

Check us out. We accept clean, serviceable items. Please No clothing. Call 250-485-0242 or 250-498-0176. Drop off times: 9:00- 12:00 Wednesdays, and 9:00 - 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered.



HOUSE FOR RENT - 4 Bdrm. Avail. Sept 1. $1,200 mth. utilities included. Call 250-809-1975. 10p3

1) Small cabin in vineyard setting in Osoyoos. Long term tenant will get preference. $600 a month includes utilities. 2) Three bedrooms on the top floor of home on Gallagher Lake. Semi furnished, includes basic cable, shared utilities. $800 mth. Available Sept. 15. For more information please call Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. 250-498-6222. 10c1


ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating


250-498-4506 Contractor # 43474 9336 348 Ave. Unit A ctf

ELECTROLYSIS BY MARG Get rid of unwanted hair permanently and safely with just a few treatments. Call 250-495-2782. 34mctf

GREEN AS GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE Lawn maintenance Fertilizing Small pruning jobs Call 250-498-6741.


A 1 LAWN CARE - lawns - gardens -snow removal - chimneys-power washing - irrigation-firewood CALL 250-485-7916 March2012

RAY’S PAINTING 3 ROOM SPECIAL Any 3 rooms for $250. Walls, minor repairs, 2 coats, interior - exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed. 25 years experience. Call Ray at 250-487-0840.


HUTTON’S INTERIOR DECORATING & PAINTING SERVICES Painting, Colour Consultations, Design Services and more. Call ALLISON at 250-498-6428.

Jan 1/12

AT YOUR SERVICE Temporary office assistance -no agency fees - reasonable daily or weekly rates. Call 250-689-1417.


You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society

To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: or mail to: PO Box 1872, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Please include: Your name & address for a receipt, the name of the person being remembered, and the name & address to send a card to. Let’s Make Cancer History

ATTENTION HOCKEY COACHES South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association is in need of house coaches for the 2011 / 2012 hockey season. You can find and print the application and RCMP background check information on the SOMHA website If you have questions regarding this position please contact SOMHA Coach Coordinator, Dean Keller, at 250-498-9599. Mail completed applications to P.O. Box 1785, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

OLIVER PARKS AND RECREATION SOCIETY RECREATION FACILITIES ATTENDANT 1 The Oliver Parks and Recreation Society are seeking applications for a qualified Arena and Pool operator. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation, the successful candidate will be involved with the operation and maintenance for the arena and ice surface October through to mid March. During the ice out season the incumbent will be required to work outside, maintaining the outdoor swimming pool and four community parks. The successful candidate must possess a 5th class Refrigeration Operators Certificate or the Ice Facility Operators Certificate and have completed the Pool Operators Level 1 course. Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of three years of experience in arena and pool operations. The successful candidate must have a valid 5th class driver’s licence. This is a CUPE union position paying $21.55 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package. The successful applicant will work a 40-hour work week on rotating shifts days and afternoons throughout the ice season. Applications can be directed to Mr. Bob Grant Manager of Recreation and Community Services by 4:30 pm Friday, September 2, 2011 Applications can be forwarded to the following: By mail:

Oliver Parks and Recreation Society Attention Mr. Bob Grant P.O. Box 627 Oliver, B.C. VOH 1TO

By email

By fax:

250 – 498-0097

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Yamaguchi wins open

Lyonel Doherty photo

If you want to win the Men’s Open at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, you’ll have to beat Larry Yamaguchi first. The Oliver golfer recently won this year’s two-day tournament with a score of 149, edging out Grant Oben from Kelowna. Yamaguchi recorded rounds of 74 and 75 to beat Oben by a mere two shots over 36 holes. Guy Deschatelets, also from Oliver, was the men’s net champion with a score

Guy Deschatelets was the men’s net champion at a recent golf tourney at Nk’Mip golf course.

Oliver Curling Centre offers flexible scheduling for men and women Murray Soder Special to the Chronicle

This year a Monday night corporate curling league will become a reality along with regular evening leagues. The ladies have been planning to make their Tuesday night league the usual fun night out with maybe a few new wrinkles thrown in. Wednesday night is set to be another great night where the men and ladies combine to do some unusual things on the sheets. On Thursday night the men will continue to muddle through. What lacks in organization somehow always ends up with lots of good competition, camaraderie and even a few libations. For the 2011-12 season, the Oliver Curling Centre is providing flexible options for those who, due to work commitments or other reasons, find it difficult to commit to curl

on a weekly basis. Thought about curling, but do shift work? The Oliver Curling Centre is encouraging up to eight-person teams so that shift workers and others can participate by alternating weeks with another person. Babysitting a problem? Join up with another couple or couples. On alternate weeks one couple curls and the other couple babysits either at home or at the centre. Children in school? Think about joining our super friendly day league. You can curl and still be home when school is out – the best of both worlds. Going south for part of the winter? Our day league has been split into three sessions. You can curl for seven or 14 weeks, then go south, and if it works out you can curl the final seven weeks of the season when you return. Visiting snowbirds here to escape the frigid east or north can come without fear of missing out on the curling season back home. A social is planned for September 23.

of 133. A total of 110 players teed off for the tournament. “The players raved about the condition of the golf course,” said Rick Crowson, director of golf at Nk'Mip. “The greens were fast and true and the lush fairways were immaculate for the two-day tournament.” The following is a list of other local winners and their scores: Dennis Blais (championship flight net winner with 141); Aaron

Martin (first flight net winner with 139); OJ Jack (second flight gross winner with 175); Jim Wyse (second flight net winner with 142); Abbie Andreola (third flight gross winner with 180); and Don Virtue (third flight net winner with 136). Keith Vanderbrink from Vernon was the professional winner with 139, and Oliver Weeks from Vancouver was the first flight gross winner with 161.

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