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Capital Plan options stirring emotions Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

School District 53 is being compelled to look at the possibility of closing schools and amalgamating others to address some big challenges ahead. And that drew some emotion from retiring Superintendent Juleen McElgunn at last week’s board meeting. “Our kids deserve the best,” she said through tears after presenting various options in the district’s five-year capital plan to confront declining enrolment and budget restraints. “We’re struggling every year,” McElgunn said, noting the tough decisions the board makes have to reflect what’s best for the students. Under recommended options for review, the board will look at closing Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School and amal-

gamating those students with Oliver Elementary School in 2012. This would save approximately $385,000 with the reduction of one principal, one teacher, and one clerical position. The other recommended option being reviewed is the closure of Osoyoos Secondary School (OSS) and the amalgamation of those students with SOSS in Oliver (once renovations are complete in 2012). This option is expected to save approximately $725,000 with the reduction of two administrators, four teachers, and two clerical positions. A resolution to move forward on any of the recommendations must be passed by the board at the December 15 meeting. If any or all of the recommendations are approved, the board will activate its School Closure Policy regarding pub-


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lic consultation. Trustee Marieze Tarr said the board needs more time to discuss the options with administrators and teachers. “Some of these recommendations are very emotional . . . I don’t believe in making hasty decisions,” she said. Trustee Debbie Marten said she’d like to see the board slow down, therefore, she made a motion that the board have no further discussion about the plan until after a new superintendent is hired. That motion passed by a majority vote. But Trustee Sam Hancheroff voiced his opposition to the motion, saying discussion should not be curtailed, but should continue for the public’s sake. Trustee Myrna Coates agreed, raising a concern about the recommended option to move Grade 4 students at Cawston Primary to Similkameen Elementary Secondary Continued on Pg A2...


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SOUR GRAPES to the groups and companies who do not go back and take down posters around town after their events. -Erwin & Sue Schaffrick A bushel of SWEET CHERRIES to the staff & especially Steve at Oliver’s Tim Horton’s who is willing to go the extra mile to keep his customers happy. -The top of the pot & friends Two bins of SOUR GRAPES to the young lady in the yellow hatchback who blew through a stop sign, across two lanes of traffic in a school zone, then turned left in front of a school bus that was turning left. I hope you didn’t scare the life out of the newborn baby in the back seat. -A very concerned citizen Send your Sweet Cherries or Sour Grapes to:

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Trustees vote to delay discussion on Capital Plan until the hiring of new superintendent Tuc-el-Nuit, OSS closures recommended as options School Board chair June Harrington said it would be irresponsible for the board to continue talks without involving the new superintendent. McElgunn said the board’s problems won’t go away regardless of what happens. She noted the recession is still here and the road ahead will be rough. McElgunn said if the board decides to close Tuc-el-Nuit, it will devise a comprehensive plan for public consultation. After all the input is gathered, the board will then make a decision on that option. Suzanne Leinor, a local parent whose daughters attends Tuc-el-Nuit school, said she’d love her children to stay at the school, but she’s prepared to roll with the punches. “We should be happy we still have a school here.�

Leinor said she realizes that declining enrolment and budget cutbacks are dictating these decisions, so she’s willing to accept the outcome. “I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that (the closure of Tuc-el-Nuit), but both are very good schools.� During question period at last week’s meeting, members of the the public raised concerns about the considered closure of OSS. Some feel this option would take away the heart of the community. The Capital Plan outlines several benefits of amalgamating OSS with SOSS. These include: providing a broader scope of learning opportunities for students in Grade 10-12; providing greater teacher expertise for specialized courses; and increasing extracurricular opportunities with a larger student population of nearly 400. The following options are also being reviewed (but are not recommended): Closing Okanagan Falls Elementary School; closing OSS and moving Grades 10-12 to SOSS; creating a K-12 school

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A close call Elizabeth Wilson stands outside her home on 99 Street, where a vehicle crashed into a bedroom. Luckily, her 18-month-old granddaughter was not sleeping in the room at the time. Police report that a Mitsubishi collided with a Chevy Suburban, causing the Suburban to crash into the home, putting a large hole in the bedroom wall. Lyonel Doherty photo

Terror at 2 a.m. as vehicle crashes into tot’s bedroom Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle An Oliver woman said she and her son are lucky to be alive after a vehicle crashed into their house at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Elizabeth Wilson and her adult son were sound asleep in their home at 35048-99 Street when a Chevy Suburban driven by an Oliver resident crashed into the side of an unoccupied bedroom. “There was no warning. It was like an explosion in your

house . . . we didn’t know what the hell happened,” Wilson said. She said the Chevy was hit by another vehicle, causing the Suburban to crash into the house, causing approximately $50,000 damage. She noted the north side of the house sustained severe damage, and the back porch was destroyed, along with a fence and some trees. Wilson said the third bedroom “looks like the town dump” right now. But what is most traumatizing is the fact her 18-month-old granddaughter could have been in the room if she had been visiting. The room had a new pink

television set and a number of collectible dolls awaiting the child’s arrival. Police report a Black 2009 Mitsubishi, driven by an Oliver resident, went through a stop sign and collided with the Suburban. The driver fled the scene but was located shortly after and charged with driving without due care and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The driver of the Suburban and a passenger of the Mitsubishi suffered minor injuries.

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Building violation prompts the Town to act by way of notice Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

remind the worker to submit the required paperwork, but there was no response to remedy the matter, Johnson said. However, the worker/occupant did leave phone messages Building an addition to your home without a permit is for staff to “stop calling.” one thing, but verbally abusing the building inspector is Since the fall of 2007, a bylaw officer has been on site another. multiple times to issue tickets for the infraction, but the Therefore, the Town of Oliver is forging ahead with reg- occupants would not open the door, Johnson said. It was istering a notice on title against a homeowner on 366 Ave. noted that work on the addition appeared to have ceased. It’s a seldom used measure, but council beIn September/October of this year, staff lieves it’s justified considering the circum- The building inwere made aware by a local realtor that the stances. owner was interested in listing the resispector introduced Director of Development Services Stephdence for sale. anie Johnson said the Town’s building in- himself to a worker Johnson told council there is a $200 spector noticed the construction of an ad- on site and was charge to have the notice registered at the dition to an existing house on August 30, confronted with ‘exLand Title office. The owner would be re2007. The owner, Nadine Dugas, did not treme verbal abuse’ quired to reimburse this fee to the Town have a building permit, Johnson said. if she wants the notice removed. (Such a after the issue of The building inspector introduced himnotice can assist the Town to ensure that self to a worker on site and was confronted non-compliance was owners who fail to comply with the Buildwith “extreme verbal abuse” after the issue raised. ing Regulation Bylaw cannot sell their of non-compliance was raised. The worker, property without the prospective purchaswho was a co-occupant of the house, suber being notified of the notice against title.) sequently calmed down and agreed to apply for a building During discussion of the matter on November 22, counpermit. In the meantime, the inspector placed a stop-work cil members were told that the addition represented outorder on the property. standing “life safety” issues and construction deficiencies. Staff noted the addition appeared to have been conMunicipal Manager, Tom Szalay said the these deficienstructed on or over the property line. cies were “numerous and severe”. A few days later staff noticed that work on the addiCouncillor Terry Schafer said building over the property tion had continued and the stop-work notice had been re- line is a serious matter, and at the very least a notice on moved. So another notice was issued. title should be pursued. Two days later the worker brought in a sketch plan of Mayor Pat Hampson expressed his concern about the the building project, but there was insufficient informa- verbal abuse directed at the building inspector. tion for staff to process a permit. Apparently the stop-work Councillor Jack Bennest wonders why it has taken so notice had to be reposted again. long for the Town to deal with this matter. “Were we actDuring the course of September and October of 2007 ing in the best interest of the public a year ago?” he quesnumerous attempts were made by phone and site visits to tioned.

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Remembrance trip to Ottawa grows on students Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

ate a wartime supper with Canada’s Chief of Defence. The menu consisted of food that soldiers ate from a tin container. Brar said the meatloaf, bread pudding, and pea soup wasn’t bad at all. One of Brar’s favourite activities during the forum was making dolls for children in Haiti. She also learned an African dance.

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An unforgettable experience in Ottawa has given two Oliver students a new appreciation for Remembrance Day. Loveneet Brar and Jarred Webb are back from their “Canada Remembers� tour as part of a recent youth forum. The Grade 11 students spent a week in Ottawa and attended Remembrance Day ceremonies at Parliament Hill. During the forum, they took part in many activities and spoke to a number of war veterans and peacekeepers. Webb enjoyed visiting a war museum and seeing old army tanks. He also saw one of Hitler’s cars. He also had a guided tour through a haunted jail, one of the first lockups

in Ottawa. Webb admitted it was creepy, but he didn’t see any ghosts. Webb thought the Remembrance Day parade was “quite cool.� Brar visited the war memorial chamber where a page from a special book was turned every day. The book was full of the names of soldiers who died in battle. The chamber also houses the names of various wars; each letter is made from actual shell casings. Brar said a peacekeeper gave the youth a presentation on the “invisible wounds� of war, and she


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From the Oliver News, April 18, 1935: “The Morning Star Mine, Fairview, shut down last Sunday. According to information received from an authoritative source, preparations are now being made for the installation of electric power and the building of a small mill.

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Board needs to tackle plan now


hy would a school board build something up and then not talk about it? We have to admit that last week’s meeting was a letdown; it was disappointing that trustees voted not to formally discuss what most people came to hear – the five-year Capital Plan. The board moved its regular meeting into the larger annex building and displayed a large, handwritten sign that read: “Public Meeting.” Many people there expected trustees to debate the options, including the closure of Tuc-el-Nuit school and Osoyoos Secondary School. But trustees voted to delay discussion until a new superintendent is hired. (Current Superintendent Juleen McElgunn recently announced her retirement.) No doubt the options under review strike an emotional chord with many people, including McElgunn who shed a few tears at the meeting. Why wait until a new superintendent is hired (which could take two or three months) before discussing these options? A new superintendent can easily be brought up to date on the plan once he or she is hired. We believe that trustees, administrators, teachers, and the public should be discussing the recommendations now, not in February or March. The majority of board members last week appeared very hesitant to tackle the issues, while trustees Sam Hancheroff and Myrna Coates wanted to start discussing them right away. Like McElgunn said, the board’s problems are not going away regardless if it delays the matter or not. Although trustees have to make some very tough decisions in 2011, it won’t be the end of the world. Fact: Closing Tuc-el-Nuit or Osoyoos Secondary is not the end of the world. Tuc-el-Nuit students will soon acclimatize to Oliver Elementary, and OSS students will soon get used to SOSS. They will still receive the same quality education; they just have farther to travel to get it. McElgunn said the recommendations in the plan try to ensure there is a school in every community. Okanagan Falls has one elementary school, and Osoyoos has one elementary school. Oliver has two elementary schools, a Christian school, a high school, and a native school. Closing the only school in Okanagan Falls would be a big mistake, but amalgamating Tuc-el-Nuit with OES makes more sense in these tough economic times. If the board chooses to close OSS, the students will have the benefit of learning in a state-of-the-art facility once SOSS renovations are complete in 2012. Compared to other school districts in BC, this board is faced with fairly uncomplicated decisions. But we would still start discussions now instead of waiting until after the new year. The Oliver Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor.

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Committee thanks supporters Editor, Oliver Chronicle: The organizing committee of this year’s Oliver Arts and Crafts Fair would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the fair, as vendor or patron, and donated so generously to the Oliver Food Bank. We are pleased to acknowledge the collection of 17 box- Published every Wednesday by Chronicle Newspaper Co. Publications Mail Registration No. 07453, ISSN 1195-5996 All published material © Copyrighted

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Here’s to a positive outlook for Oliver, where businesses support businesses Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I just want to say that the businesses of Oliver are very optimistic about the future. We have banded together to create positive, strong, communicative working relations with each other and town council. I would like to put to bed the attitude that Oliver is making a mistake with the new mall, that it will hurt the small businesses. We disagree. By giving people what they want, which is more variety, it will allow people

to stay home and shop as well as inviting other communities to explore what Oliver has to offer. New business creates an atmosphere of progressive growth, which in turn creates more growth. The loyalty of the customers who do support local is to be commended, and we would just like to say thank you for believing in us and your town. Here’s to a great year and moving forward, positively. Maureen Doerr, Oliver

Mesa Hotel demolition was not justified without bona fide inspection procedures Editor, Oliver Chronicle: Former fire chief and current Oliver Mayor Pat Hampson says he is very happy and relieved that the Crown did not proceed with charges regarding the admitted and acknowledged kegs of beer taken by Oliver volunteer firefighters during the course of extinguishing the fire on the second floor of the Mesa Hotel. He is very happy we believe because the needless act of demolishing the Mesa hotel (after the fire was out) has been swept under the rug. The Mesa demolition was needless because once the fire was out no one and no other buildings were in any jeopardy and was still structurally sound and could/should have been inspected by those who seek cause and those who are authorized to demolish a free standing building. Procedures state that no building shall be razed without first completing due inspection by engineers and fire department officials. As the picture in the October 27 Chronicle confirms, the


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majority of the hotel was still intact and undamaged; not one act of common sense salvage was permitted. There was absolutely no reason, regardless of the long weekend that the status of the Mesa should have been compromised. The Mesa would easily have stood without any support for a bona fide inspection by bona fide and trained personnel at their earliest convenience. The town manager contends that the Mesa was destroyed after consultation with staff at the Kamloops Fire Commissioner’s Office regardless of the fact that said office has been closed for more than a year and all inquiries are to be made to the Victoria office. There was no discussion with the Victoria Fire Commissioner’s Office regarding the demolition. They confirm that no building shall be demolished without a building (demolition) permit and an inspection by fire department investigators and independent engineers. Don Kazakoff, Oliver

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Don’t mention bomb and airport in one breath The “tourists” (as South Afrian e-mail containing key-words cans used to call them in deliblike “blowing up an aircraft,” erate mockery of their attempts and they may visit you in the to terrorise everybody, and as comfort of your own home. George W. Bush also called them That’s what happened to Paul because he didn’t speak English Chambers, a 27-year-old British very well) are always seeking accountant. His flight to Northto blow up our airplanes. Why ern Ireland to visit his girlfriend else would we employ hunwas cancelled when snow closed Gwynne Dyer dreds of thousands of people to Nottingham’s Robin Hood airstand around in airports and go port last January, and he vented through our baggage? his anger to his girlfriend on However, common sense and a grasp of Twitter.“Crap,” he wrote. “Robin Hood irony do not figure prominently in the job airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a description for airport security personnel. bit to get your shit together otherwise I’m That’s why we are all conditioned, while blowing the airport sky high!!!” going through airport security, to avoid Those who have lived among human bemaking remarks that even refer to the rea- ings for any length of time will recognise son for all these searches. that as a lame attempt at humour, but if you Should you politely inquire, as they fer- spend your time in darkened rooms readret through an old lady’s handbag, whether ing intercepted electronic messages you they really think there’s a bomb in there, tend to lose contact with the human race. you will spend the next twelve hours in a So Paul Chambers was arrested, charged, side-room being interrogated. Indeed, you tried and convicted. He was fined $1500 don’t even have to get aboard an aircraft to plus legal costs. And as soon as he was arfall afoul of the vast security establishment rested, he lost his job. that has sprung up since 9/11. Just send He appealed his conviction, naturally,

and in mid-November judge Jacqueline Davies rejected his appeal. She emerged from her cave to rule that Chambers’s tweet has been “menacing in its content and obviously so. It could not be more clear. Any ordinary person reading this would see it in that way and be alarmed.” So far, it’s just another dreary tale of overweening securocrats and out-of-touch judges, but what happened next was more heartening. Thousands of people who were outraged by sheer stupidity of it all began to re-tweet Chambers’s original message in a show of solidarity. So far, none of the people who did this have been arrested, because some senior person in the British security establishment finally realised that the whole sorry story makes them and the judges look like fools. Or, to be more precise, reveals them for the fools they are. But it would not be a good idea to re-tweet Chambers’s message anywhere outside Britain, for the equally foolish authorities elsewhere don’t know the background story. What you could do, if you are minded to make some small gesture of resistance to

this ignorant and oppressive system, is to include some reference to bombs and aircraft in your e-mails and tweets from time to time. Be careful how you phrase it – “I heartily disapprove of people who try to smuggle bombs onto aircraft” would be a safe comment – but as long as you use the key words, it will come to the attention of the system. The computer will flag the message, and some analyst will actually have to read it. They won’t arrest you for it, although your name will probably go onto one of their data-bases. Don’t worry about that: if you have ever done anything remotely interesting in the world, your name is almost certainly on several of their data-bases already. And if enough people sent messages like that, it might even clog up the system. Well, no, not really. Whenever they want more computing capacity, they get it, because no politician will risk being accused of stinting on “security matters.” In reality, your small act of resistance will simply trigger the waste of more of the money you pay in taxes: no matter what you do, the house wins.

‘Kill bill’ insults Canada tion under the Kyoto Protocol, an On November 16, Canadiinternational climate change agreean senators killed Bill C-311, ment that Canada and 186 countries the Climate Change Accountratified. Our government has not ability Act, with a surprise implemented any substantial polivote. The way the vote was cies aimed at curbing greenhouse carried out is an insult to Cagas emissions and helping Canada nadians and democracy. It’s join the emerging clean-energy also further evidence that economy, even though Canada is Canada will go to the UN CliDavid Suzuki probably more vulnerable to the mate Change negotiations in effects of climate change than any Cancun, Mexico, on Novemother industrialized country. ber 29, with nothing to ofThe government claims the cost of refer but empty words and an unwillingness to tackle what leading scientists say is the ducing emissions will be economically devmost serious crisis facing Canada and the astating yet continues to heavily subsidize and support the polluting fossil fuel indusworld. Even though the bill had been delivered try, especially in the environmentally deto the Senate 193 days before, after being structive tar sands. Canada has even earned passed by the House of Commons, the vote itself the shameful reputation for obstructwas called without notice and without de- ing progress at international negotiations bate, when at least 15 Liberal senators and on climate change. Prime Minister Harper’s contention that several independent senators were absent. This law, which would have put our coun- the bill would have thrown “hundreds of try on track to be an environmental leader, thousands and possibly millions of people out of work” is simply false. In California, was killed by only 11 votes (43 to 32). Prime Minister Stephen Harper once voters resisted attempts by out-of-state oil promised he would never allow the un- companies in the November 2 election to elected Senate to go against the will of the overturn the state’s Global Warming Solumajority of Members of Parliament and tions Act. Since the law was passed in 2006, the Canadian public. But with this vote in California has attracted more investments a Senate stacked by the prime minister, he in alternative energy start-up companies than anywhere in the world and has seen has done exactly that. The Act would have committed Canada a boom in employment in the clean energy to an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse sector. Those investments tripled to US$2.9 gas emissions by 2050 and a 25 per cent billion over the past year alone, according reduction by 2020. Many international sci- to the Los Angeles Times. entists agree that these reductions are the According to Reuters news, “The world’s least required to prevent dangerous cli- low carbon energy market is expected to mate change. treble in a decade, and analysts say maBut in a near-unprecedented move that jor economies including Japan, the United flies in the face of democratic traditions States and China will be jostling for a slice and government accountability, Conser- of the market likely to be worth $2.2 trilvative senators killed this modest piece lion by 2020.” of legislation. At nearly 75 years old, I am And economists, including former World sickened to see people my age making such Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern, have a reckless decision that will affect the lives concluded that failing to reduce greenof today’s young people and generations house gas emissions will have catastrophic to come when many of the senators won’t economic consequences. even be around to face the most serious Canadians have seen far more leadership consequences. from municipal and provincial governWhen his government was first elected ments than from the federal government in 2006, Prime Minister Harper told Cana- on environmental issues related to climate dians that “Restoring accountability will change. Ontario is phasing out coal power be one of the major priorities of our new and has implemented incentives to attract government. Accountability is what ordi- clean-energy technologies. Vancouver is nary Canadians, working Canadians, those moving ahead with its ambitious green people who pay their bills, pay their taxes, plans, and B.C. has implemented a carbon expect from their political leaders.” tax that increases over time. It appears that was just empty rhetoric – As Canadians, we expect more of our especially when it comes to climate change. leaders. At the very least, we expect them Our government has dismissed its obliga- to remember that we live in a democracy.

NOTICE of Lane Closure and Land Disposition (Bylaw 1270) Pursuant to Section 40(l)(a) of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94 of the Community Charter Notice is hereby given that the council of the Town of Oliver intends to adopt Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw 1270, which will close and dispose of a portion of lane between 77th St. and 79th St. comprising of approximately 172.25 square metres. The portion of lane between 77th St. and 79th St. proposed to be closed is shown outlined in heavy black in the sketch plan below and is labeled “CLOSED ROAD”.

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94 of the Community Charter, notice is further given that the Town of Oliver intends to dispose of and convey the Closed Road in fee simple to the Registered Owners of: • Lot 1, DL 2450S, Plan 11789, S.D.Y.D for the purchase price of $1,531.40 • Lot 2, DL 2450S, Plan 11789, S.D.Y.D for the purchase price of $1,531.40 • Lot A, DL 2450S, Plan 11790, S.D.Y.D for the purchase price of $1,268.60 • Lot B, DL 2450S, Plan 11790, S.D.Y.D for the purchase price of $1,268.60, all subject to the following condition: (1) Consolidation of the Closed Road with the Adjacent Parcels Bylaw 1270 will be considered for adoption by council at the regular open meeting at the Town Council Chamber located at: 35041 – 99th Street, Oliver BC on Monday January 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm or at another date and time to which the matter may be adjourned. Persons who consider they are affected by the proposed passage of Bylaw 1270 will be provided an opportunity to make representations to council at the above meeting or by delivering a written submission to the Town by 2:00 pm on that date. Dated this 23rd day of November, 2010 Linda Schultz, Deputy Corporate Officer 35016 97th Street • PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

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Attainable housing project in Oliver shelved Pat Hampson Special to the Chronicle

Over the past three years a committee of Oliver Council has been meeting with Com-

munity Futures, the Kiwanis Club of Oliver and BC Housing in an effort to develop a small strip of land (owned by the Town) along 103 Street for attainable housing. One outcome of those meetings was a de-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Pursuant to section 879 of the Local Government Act, members of the public are invited to a Public Open House to be held at the TOWN OF OLIVER COUNCIL CHAMBERS at 35041 - 99th Street, Oliver, B.C., on:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm The purpose of the Open House (drop-in format) is to provide the public with an opportunity to review Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Bylaw 1280 (described below). Town Staff will be available to answer questions.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1280 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1281 will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard before Town Council or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaw at a public hearing to be held at the TOWN OF OLIVER COUNCIL CHAMBERS at 35041 - 99th Street, Oliver, B.C., on: Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm or such subsequent dates and times to which the matter may be adjourned. OCP Amendment Bylaw 1280 proposes to change the future land use designation of the subject lands from the Regional District’s Agricultural to Industrial under the Town of Oliver’s Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1070, 2003. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1281 proposes to amend the zoning of the subject lands by rezoning the subject site from the Regional District’s Agriculture One (AG1) zone to M2 (Heavy Industrial) zone under the Town of Oliver’s Zoning Bylaw 720, 1993. The proposed bylaw amendments are necessary to permit the creation of one new industrial lot on the lower bench of the subject parcels adjacent to Sawmill Road. The subject lands are legally described as a portion of Lots A and B, Plan 3569, DL 2450s SDYD, located at 34427 / 34419 – Elliot Road, as shown in the following sketch:

No letter, report or representation can be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Copies of proposed OCP Amendment Bylaw 1280 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1281, and supporting documents may be inspected at the Development Services counter in the Municipal Hall at 35016 – 97th Street from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday to Friday, (except Statutory Holidays) from the date of this notice through to the date council makes a final determination on this application. Dated this 26th day of November 2010. Stephanie Johnson, MCIP Director of Development Service

cision to focus on specifically what was required, so the towns of Oliver and Osoyoos retained City Spaces Consulting to conduct an analysis of housing needs in July 2009. The study identified moderate income working households, low income/special needs households, manufactured home owners/leased land and short-stay worker accommodation as areas where the towns might direct its attention. Interestingly the study also found that Oliver has more affordable housing and rental options per capita than Osoyoos and was fortunate to have access to Loose Bay, all of which placed a somewhat different focus on where Oliver should direct its resources. An internal analysis of what proactive steps Oliver had taken to increase affordable housing options identified that the Town already had a bylaw in place allowing secondary suites, that carriage houses were allowed in our Building Bylaw and we had listed manufactured home parks as a designated area in our Official Community Plan. The decision was made to focus on additional accommodation which would be provided in the form of a rental unit where the renter would have a portion of the rent placed into an interest bearing trust account to develop some equity which could be applied to a future home purchase at the

end of the lease. The Kiwanis Club with Community Futures would provide capital to fund the project and the Club would run the facility. This decision was made in order to free up lower cost rental units and give the renter a vested interest in maintaining the value of the unit. The Town was prepared to lease the 103 Street land for a nominal amount and with Council approval would waive as many fees as was allowed under provincial statute. A critical part of this initiative would be the ability to leverage capital funding to build the structure which was where the other partners came into the picture. Unfortunately the Kiwanis Club found itself in the position of not being able to commit to the project because an analysis of the properties they have for rent showed that the demand for accommodation was down and in some cases they have empty units with no renters. Myself and Councillor Marji Basso recently met with a representative of the Kiwanis Club and decided, with reluctance, that our attainable housing project will have to be shelved until the demand profile changes and the Kiwanis Club is in a position to take on the task of assisting with construction and operation of a financially viable type of accommodation.

Library events scheduled A Christmas puppet show at the Oliver Library will feature “Grumpy Bear’s Christmas” and “Guess Who is Coming Around the Mountain?” This event will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m. and is recommended for children aged 3-7 years.

Drop-in, and donations to the Oliver Food Bank are gratefully accepted. The library is also hosting a “Countdown to Christmas” craft and storytime event on Tuesday Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. for three to nine-year-olds.

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The Oliver and District Heritage Society has recently added a selection of vibrant fruit box labels to our gift shop items. These colourful labels reflect a rich era in our agricultural history and are available on standard or photo paper—fabulous framed! We also have a wonderful assortment of books written by local authors that are sure to interest and intrigue. The paths of trappers, settlers and Indians come to life in Skaha Crossing: the first part of a fascinating trilogy of historical fiction written by BC historian Elizabeth Price. Spanning the first year of the 19th century, this fast-paced story celebrates the culture of a fur trapper-turned-settler in the southern Okanagan Valley. Tomorrow, Next Year written by Oliver author Elizabeth Mann follows the development of British Columbia’s spectacular Okanagan Valley, with early cattle drovers bringing in cattle from as far south as Wyoming. The novel follows the lives and descendants of two of these drovers from 1870-1985. The ODHS video Add Water and Stir: A Brief history of Oliver, BC, is a wonderful way to share your local history with those far away people on your list. The production traces the development of Oliver from semi-arid desert to Wine Capital of Canada. Watch as Premier “Honest” John Oliver’s vision of irrigating the South Okanagan valley unfolds and witness the valley as it is slowly transformed from a desert into a lush fruitful oasis. A sure winner for gift giving is a beautiful historic print from our archival collection of more than 5000 photographs—framed or not, they make superb gifts. We also have a wonderful selection of richly detailed drawings of the unique Streamline Moderne Southern Okanagan Secondary School by Bill Ross. These signed sketches make perfect keepsakes. Drop by the archives at 9726-350 Ave and ask for Lynn or call 250-498-4027.

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Council Briefs Council approves contract Council is offering to extend its contract with the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce for the operation of the Oliver Visitor Centre. Councillors passed a motion to continue the contract on a month-to-month basis until a new agreement is in place. The Town currently funds the operation of the centre to the tune of $28,000. Council passed another motion that it appoint a steering committee for the “Downtown Project” consisting of Maureen Doerr, Marji Basso and Jack Bennest. This approval includes a budget of $5,000 and the hiring of a contracted facilitator for a two-month period starting in the new year. The goal of the Downtown Project is to enhance the local business district. Doerr was commended for having such a positive attitude in leading this initiative.

Zoning amendment moves ahead The Town has given third reading to allow a zoning amendment on the Adam Sabyan property near the corner of 350 Ave. and 97 Street. Sabyan proposes to change the zoning from CS1 (service commercial) to C5 (central business). The C5 zone allows retail trade, business offices, food and beverage services, theatre, billiard hall and night club, hotel or motel, and public parking. Council is withholding final reading pending the following: approval from the Ministry of Transportation; registration of a restrictive “no build, no direct access” covenant since the owner would like to proceed without undertaking a traffic assessment; and a restrictive covenant prohibiting a building permit until a site investigation and required remediation is completed and/or a certificate confirming satisfactory remediation. The subject property was formerly a gas station/car lot.

Council approves $453,246 tender The Town has approved spending $453,246 to replace irrigation flumes #6 and #7, which have reached the end of their service life. Among five tenders within the $600,000 budget, H&M Contracting from Penticton was the cheapest. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said the flumes are 80 to 90 years old and will be replaced by a buried pipeline. A consultant for the Town recommended the replacement.

Restorative Justice has impact Councillor Terry Schafer is proud to announce that the Restorative Justice Committee has resolved three files to date.

Schafer said two more files are in the conference stage, noting it’s nice to see the facilitators utilizing their training. The Restorative Justice program is known for bringing victims and offenders together to discuss appropriate resolutions outside of the traditional court system.

Staff commended for sidewalk Town staff are being commended for a “great job” they did on installing the new sidewalk on 71 Street. Donna Nemeth, chair of the Tradewinds Park Homeowners Association, sent a letter to the Town expressing sincere thanks for the new sidewalk. “The sidewalk had been requested a few years ago by a number of people who reside in Tradewinds . . . the end result is attractive and undoubtedly makes walking along that stretch of road much safer,” Nemeth said.

Miller applauds intervention Water Councillor Andre Miller has a good reason to smile these days. The Irrigation Ratepayers Group’s intervention in the FortisBC 2009 Rate Design Application and Cost of Service Study was a success. The ratepayers group successfully persuaded the BC Utilities Commission of the shortcomings of FortisBC’s data in respect of irrigation customers. As a result, the commission has exempted irrigation customers from the rate rebalancing that will apply to all other customer classes. Both Miller and fellow Water Councillor Rick Machial previously expressed concerns about the rate design application and its impacts on farmers.

Road closure approved Council has approved the road closure of a portion of lane between 77 Street and 79 Street. The lane runs behind four properties, and these parcels have been using this land as their own since the lane was created in 1961. The Town has offered each owner the 12.5 feet of lane (extending from the rear lot line) at a cost of $1.51 per square foot. All four property owners have already paid the Town for their portion of the lane. The purchase prices ranged from 1,268.60 to $1,531.40, for a total of $5,600 for the land.








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Fall freeze more bark than bite as growers eye crops, vineyards

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Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle

lopsided fruit—he had a good crop overall and expects his trees will weather the winter well. But the timing of the quick freeze has created a nuiA late fall freeze jumped the Okanagan recently but sance in some apple blocks. While not lethal, that cold inpulled its punch to the south valley’s solar plexus at the terrupted the leaves’ normal progression into fall colours last minute. That hesitation was good news for orchardists and their subsequent drop to earth. Instead, the still-green and grape growers as the calendar heads into winter. leaves of some varieties turned crisp and remained in poThe cold snap was neither prolonged nor severe, and sition, hampering growers’ clear access to branches for there had been enough rainfall before freeze-up to provide pruning purposes. sufficient moisture content to the ground. This prevented Now it will take strong winds or heavy snows to fell frost from penetrating too deeply into the soil, thus afford- the leaves and allow growers better visuals, observed ing trees and vines better root protection. Joe Sardinha, president of the BC Fruit Frank McLennan wasn’t concerned about The cold snap was Growers’ Association. the plunging mercury on those frosty nights. neither prolonged And he hoped some pests like red His cherry trees were more or less dormant mites and woolly aphids were unprewhen he started pruning earlier this month nor severe, and pared. and with 10 varieties ranging from early to there had been “Some insects diapause (sleep); othlate harvest dates and responding to diverse enough rainfall ers will lay enough eggs for the followgrowing conditions, he was fairly confident before freeze-up to ing year. They follow winter patterns the family orchard wouldn’t incur any dam- provide sufficient and if caught at a susceptible time, their age. numbers can be reduced.” “It’s too early to tell, but even if there is, moisture content to Even grape growers—weary from past we had a very heavy fruit set and if we lose a the ground. bouts of bizarre weather at importune percentage of buds that would be okay. We’ve times—were optimistic. been pruning and trying to get the crop down “This is the best the vines have gone to a better size, but that’s not easy because you don’t know into senescence in years,” commented Black Sage grower what spring will bring,” he said. So he is removing just the Richard Cleave. “The crops came off; the leaves turned yelvery large buds from the branch tips. low; and all the starches and carbohydrates went into the Greg Norton called it a perfect fall as far as tree shut- vine. That’s their antifreeze, so they are as hardy as they down goes. are going to be this winter. “There’s virtually no sap up there and 90 per cent of “This is a high-risk business and people forget that, but the leaves came off naturally. That means a lot. How these providing we don’t get too cold—down to minus-20—we’ll guys ‘go to bed’ certainly has a lot to do with how they do okay.” ‘wake up,’” said Norton, president of the Okanagan KooteAdded Bruce Hagerman at Oliver Twist Winery, “This nay Cherry Growers’ Association. freeze was much later than last year’s. The leaves were He is upbeat about his peach trees too. Although 2009’s turning brown on their own without frost and that’s a good fall frost footprint touched his peach crop this year—some indication that things are hardening up. I’m hopeful.”

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No magic bullet in dealing with drosophila Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle Battle plans tempered by realism and large gaps in shared knowledge drove a recent conference call between growers and government officials. Representatives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands and some scientific consultants shared views and experiences with fruit producers and plotted strategies to deal with Spotted Wing Drosophila. SWD is a vinegar fruit fly that originated in Asia and subsequently migrated to these shores. It is infesting soft fruit from California to the orchards, vineyards and berry patches of BC and now making inroads in Ontario. Moreover, word coming out of an entomologist conference in Europe indicates that one-quarter of France’s cherries were deemed unmarketable due to SWD, noted Greg Norton who participated in the call. The results from the two-and-a-half hour call were mixed. ”We learned there are no magic bullets out there,” said Norton, president of the Okanagan Kootenay Cherry Growers’ Association, whose members were in the forefront of the pest’s invasion in the Okanagan/Similkameen last summer. “However, from the producer prospective there is coordination going on and we shared a lot of knowledge on that conference call. There are still some things nobody knows and we have identified some areas for investigation.” The information has been hard-won and costly: approximately one million pounds of harvested Okanagan cherries were rejected by the packinghouse this year; most of it came from orchards further north, possibly because there are fewer fruit varieties grown in that area. Furthermore, the fly-monitoring program established prior to harvest yielded conflicting information about counts, provided inconclusive recommendations about sprays and raised more questions than it answered. However the program’s data still has to be analyzed and

attention will be paid to the anomalies raised such as why Over-wintering taught producers the folly of relying some orchard traps showed high fly counts yet no fruit on existing SWD literature. It is meagre, largely based on damage; other traps yielded few flies but the treed fruit older Japanese translations and in terms of cold-toleration was infested with larvae; and why recommended spray somewhat misleading. Originally thought to succumb to programs attained only sporadic success. temperatures below minus-two degrees Celsius, North “We are going to work out a degree-day model for dro- America’s version of SWD is more resilient, if it can find sophila and see whether we can predict its emergence and warmer sites to wait out winter such as composting piles therefore make better spray recommendations. We are and abandoned fruit. looking at different jurisdictions for different chemistries Now grape producers will be checking their pomace because we still have problems with minpiles next spring to see if they too harimum-days-to-harvest residues regarding boured SWD during the cold months. the products available to us now.” Winter survival also puts the preferred Word coming out And that is part of the problem. As grow- of an entomolobait-and-kill method in jeopardy; scientific ers moved to softer sprays, they left harshgeneral consensus indicates it won’t be efer chemicals like organo-phosphates and gist conference in fective in high populations. Europe indicates pyrethroids behind. “So our strategy is, be as effective as we Unfortunately, he said, “Those are the that one-quarter can and get those numbers as low as we can two families showing the most promise. of France’s cherwhen the fruit ripens so we can continue to They are ancient chemistries and using ries were deemed be a functioning industry.” them would be a giant step back for all of And that makes stringent post-harvest unmarketable due us.” sanitation mandatory for producers and However, a quick ‘green’ fix from science to SWD. packinghouses alike, and Norton can’t and the corporate sector isn’t likely. Scienstress that enough. tific formulas and trials require years and He believed nearly half the producers deep financial pockets before the PMRA in this area are unaware of the problem judges a product ready for registration. so haven’t taken steps to counteract it, which means the The trap monitoring is revealing something trouble- industry faces extensive education and communication some too. blitzes. Growers have discovered “ridiculously high” population As Norton explained, flail-mowing and raking culls counts in mulberries, which raises the chilling prospect of weekly, burying them under 12 inches of dirt, and being backyard mulberry bushes also doing double-duty as SWD diligent about other post-harvest practices won’t protect nurseries. you if your neighbours don’t do likewise. And much to everyone’s chagrin, fly counts skyrocketed So the OKCGA is planning to conduct information sesas the season progressed, peaking in September in lock- sions on the issue. step with the various harvests. Capable of producing eight “All of us on that call regret not pushing the panic butgenerations a season, SWD has found the region’s climate ton on this last spring instead of just sounding the alarm. conducive—which will compound the over-wintering The biggest thing 2010 taught us is we now have a very nightmare. serious pest on our hands. Warned Norton, “If even a fraction of the population “There’s no more guesswork here; we have to address survives, that fraction will be a lot bigger than the one that this. It’s no longer a wait-and-see issue.” survived the previous year.”

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Coverts compete at nationals Contributed To the Chronicle Gene and Shelly Covert from Oliver, winners of the 2010 BC Outstanding Young Farmer Award, have just competed for the national title. The province hosted the competition in Victoria last week to recognize Canada’s most innovative young farmers who are growing food and farming in new ways. “The creative, dynamic young farmers who are competing are moving agriculture forward into new territory,” said Minister Ben Stewart. “A growing number of British Columbians are supporting farmers and eating local food. Celebrating innovation in agriculture and our farmers’ success stories is really important if we want to feed BCgrown food to future generations.” The Coverts run a third-generation fruit and vegetable farm and are also the parents of three young children. When Gene’s father died suddenly in 2004, the Coverts were faced with about 142

hectares (350 acres) in production, hundreds of seasonal workers and low margins. Today, nearly half of Covert Farms produces organic crops grown in biodegradable, GMO-free cornstarch mulch. The operation relies almost entirely on ladybugs for pest control. The Coverts’ farm also features an organic winery, and a country market with food service and a cappuccino bar. Every year, around 2,000 people visit Covert Farms for the Festival of the Tomato, a one-day event that celebrates local agriculture. “Before I was a farmer, I was a school teacher and I know there is a real need to educate the public about farming,” said Shelly Covert. “That’s something we try to do every day at Covert Farms. We want people to realize how connected farming is to the food they eat every day.” The competition was open to farmers between 18 and 39 years old who earn most of their income from on-farm sources. The winners of this year’s national title were farming couples from Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Pub applies for licence change to sell liquor two hours earlier If its application is approved, Ye Olde Welcome Inn will be authorized to sell liquor two hours earlier than usual. The business on Highway 97 at Gallagher Lake has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a permanent change to its liquor licence. The applicant is requesting a change to the hours of liquor sales. Currently, the hours of liquor sales are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. The applicant is proposing to change

the hours of liquor sales to 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. The liquor branch requested that the RDOS consider the application and provide a resolution. But Chief Administrative Officer Bill Newell recommended that the board not provide comment on the inn’s application. If the board did choose to comment, it would have to consider the impacts the application would have on the community, and the views of local residents.

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Mt. Baldy plans Dec. 11 opening If you enjoyed the ski season at Mt. Baldy last year, you’re going to love this year’s, according to Matt Koenig. “We’re shaping up for a similar winter as last year,” the mountain manager said. Although the recent cold weather didn’t prompt much snow to fall, it started falling as temperatures started to climb. Last week there was 72 centimetres of snow on top of the mountain, with a 36-centimetre base at mid elevation, Koenig reported. This is expected to increase by December 11, the hill’s anticipated

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Local music students rewarded for excellence Devin Riley, Saige Carlson from Oliver noted for musical talents Janet Marcotte Special to the Chronicle

This is the 50th anniversary that Canada Music Week has been celebrated from November 21-28 all across Canada. The B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ Association - South Okanagan Branch has members from Osoyoos north to Summerland. A student recital was held on Sunday, Nov. 21 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton to celebrate Canada Music Week. This recital tries to promote music composed by Canadian composers. Each of the 14 members chooses students to perform. This year’s recital had music played by piano and violin students. There was also one student composer, Saige Carlson from Oliver who performed her own composition this year. She won the IODE Diamond Jubilee Scholarship in the Grade 8 category. There was a very appreciative audience of approximately 100 people present to enjoy the delightful music played by all of these young students. The following is a list of the awards and scholarships presented. The students’ marks and the location of their music teacher are listed as well: Grade 3 - 1st Natalia Ibanez 90 (Osoyoos); 2nd Emily Jentsch 86 (Oliver); Grade 9 - 1st Devin Riley 82 (Oliver). The IODE Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Madame Janisch Music Excellence Award went to Devin Riley from Oliver. Certificates for practical exams with marks of 85 and above but not receiving an award: Grade 2 - Lumin Wright (Osoyoos). Certificates for rudiments theory with marks of 90 and above: Emily Jentsch (Oliver), Hanna Ellis (Osoyoos), Julianne Siewert (Osoyoos). A plaque and scholarship for Excellence in Music in Memory of Madame Janisch was presented to Devin Riley. Devin was recognized for his musical accomplishments in piano. Through the years he has maintained marks with First Class Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has won awards from the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival. This Music Excellence Award also recognizes Devin’s generous spirit by sharing his musical talents in the community playing for Kiwanis Club recitals and shut-ins at senior facilities. He also played the piano accompaniment for a couple of Missoula Theatre productions.

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Your simple eight-week “Belly Off” transformation For the busy individual, a salad looks fairly unappealing next to whatever junk food keeps you going. But unless you find a healthy way to control your weight, it will eventually balloon and you could lose control of a lot of life’s important factors, such as job, social life, health and so on. The wake up call is usually around the time of when you hit the gym for a workout, but nothing happens anymore. Sure, you lost an initial amount of weight, but now you’ve hit a plateau. The problem: you eat a lot of energy foods during By Jorg the day to stay alert. Most people have a problem with overeating refined carbohydrates; even more so than junk food. This makes you feel sluggish the next day and therefore you won’t push yourself in the gym. It’s a cycle from which you have to change. The solution: An non-radical eight week “Belly Off” transformation. The Food The biggest change, of course, is going to have to be with your diet. Instead of eating large carb filled meals, switch to six small and healthy meals throughout the day. Try eggs, oatmeal, a shake or bowl of fruit early on in the day. Then have healthy chili, a turkey burger, or fish later and snack on plenty of vegetables. Of course the combinations are endless, but the trick is to keep it lean and healthy. Oh, and don’t eat until you’re stuffed. Eat to sustain yourself and maintain a light,

postmeal feeling. Small meals are still tasty; they’re just lighter. But they shouldn’t feel like a sacrifice. The constant intake of healthy food keeps you alert all day, eliminating cravings that used to send you out for other, less healthy alternatives. The Fitness You might not be able to make it to the gym every day because of your busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean you should skip workouts. Try a weighted jump rope and a resistance band and use them whenever and wherever you Mardian can. Try 10 minutes of cardio in the morning, which sets the tone for the day with energy. Perhaps during afternoon downtime you can do some crunches, push ups and squats and lunges. It’s easy to become a one person mobile gym and the consistency gives you results. The Reward After the first seven days, you should notice an increase in energy from both the better diet and more mobile lifestyle. You simply don’t feel tired and slow at work. Great, keep up the commitment. This is a lifestyle change now and must be maintained. It works only if it is a permanent change, so forget the fickle New Year’s resolution approach. Start the day with your running shoes on to see your weight balance out and your body fat drop. You’ll finally know what your body needs and that’s a great feeling.

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Crafty people

The annual craft fair at the Oliver Legion hall attracted many people last Saturday. Here, Ken and Inez Yoxall stand behind their products.

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The 1st Oliver Scouts had a very successful bottle drive recently to raise money for camping trip supplies. The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers collected countless bottles, and wish to thank everyone who supported the drive.

Christmas Light-Up has something for everyone Contributed To the Chronicle The Christmas Light-Up event on Friday, Dec. 3 will have something for everyone looking for a lot of fun and festivities. Opening ceremonies will be held at the Town Hall from 5:45-6 p.m, with a welcome from Mayor Pat Hampson and Area C Director Allan Patton. There will also be a performance by the Oliver Elementary School Choir. And don’t miss the official Light-Up countdown.

Lights will be turned on at 6 p.m., followed by various activities. Main Street will host celebrations, and Oliver Parks and Recreation will host some entertainment at the Mesa Hotel lot. The South Okanagan Adventist Christian School choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. At 6:45, the “Get Bent Belly Dancing” group will perform, and there will be children’s games and contests. Don’t miss the shopping and free holiday treat giveaways along Main Street, and pick up your Oliver Business Passport to be eligible for the money tree draw!

The Osoyoos Indian Band Youth Drummers & Dancers will perform at Triangle Park, and there will be face painting courtesy of Oliver Youth Ambassadors.  There will be lots of food, friends and fun for everyone. Fireworks will get underway at the Community Park at 8 p.m.. Oliver Place Mall will host a “Moonlight Madness” event from 5-10 p.m. And be sure to watch the Oliver Fire Department drive Santa to the Mall at 4:45-5 p.m. Other activities at the mall include a colouring contest, a gingerbread house competition, and photos with Santa.

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This illustration shows what Oliver Suites Hotel will look like when completed. A new addition is being proposed, featuring a conference facility, a restaurant and day spa. A more affordable investment opportunity is also being offered. Upon raising financing, it will take approximately seven months to complete the main building and nine to 10 months to complete the addition.

New addition proposed for hotel development Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The long-dormant building, previously known as Riverside Place, is being kick-started by a more affordable investment opportunity and a proposal to add a new conference centre, restaurant and day spa. You no longer have to be wealthy to invest in the project, according to hotel spokesman Rick Collins, who presented Town Council with an update on the development on November 22. Previously, the minimum investment was $50,000 from accredited investors, but Collins is working on reaching a broader market by offering a minimum investment opportunity of $10,000 with a 30 per cent refundable tax credit. A $10,000 investment would acquire 10,000 shares in Oliver Suites Hotel VCC Inc., a registered Venture Capital Corporation which will acquire 75 per cent of the hotel. Currently, only accredited investors may purchase shares, however, in the coming weeks the company will be filing an “offering memorandum” with the BC Securities Commission, which will provide the opportunity for most BC residents to invest as well. “We’d like to go to the residents and businesses to give them an opportunity to own a part of the hotel that everyone says we need so badly,” Collins said. The development at 362 Ave. and 87 Street is undergoing a change, with a proposal to add a three-storey addition on the west side facing the river. The addition includes a 1,750 square foot conference room on the main floor, a 1,750

square foot restaurant on the second floor, and a roof top patio and day spa on the third floor. The hotel will also include a pool/hot tub area, a cabana and gym, a breakfast bar, and a communal barbecue area. Collins is working with the Town to rezone the site to reflect a tourism commercial designation, which the proposed addition represents. Another open house and public hearing will have to be scheduled. Collins said there are no riparian encroachment issues to deal with. The hotel’s 30 suites will range in size from 1,400-1,750 square feet. Collins said each suite will be individually furnished . . . “like walking into a home away from home.” The average suite rate to start is expected to be $250 per night. The off season rate would be approximately $125, while the peak season rate would be approximately $400. People will be able to stay on a nightly, weekly, and monthly basis, and up to six months to accommodate the snowbird market. Upon raising the financing, it will take approximately seven months to complete the main building, and approximately 10 months to complete the new addition, Collins said. He told members of council that the economic impact the hotel will have in the Oliver area will be significant. For example, it will cost $6 million to complete the building, and 80 per cent of this money ($4.8 million) is expected to be spent locally. The furnishings will cost approximately $1.2 million, 80 per cent of which is also expected to be spent locally, Collins said, noting the total spent in Oliver and the South Okanagan is expected to be approximately

$5.7 million. “We want to build a camaraderie with the business community,” Collins said, adding he’d rather give local businesses the opportunity to benefit from these expenditures. Collins projected there will be a 60 per cent annual occupancy rate, with an anticipated average of 2.5 visitors per stay (based on the fact that all suites have two bedrooms, with some having dens as well). He noted the average daily spending per visitor is expected to be approximately $500. Within five years of opening, the direct economic impact the hotel could have in the Oliver area is $41 million, Collins said. He predicted there will be 100-150 short-term construction jobs, and 15-30 long-term hotel/restaurant jobs. “Businesses don’t create jobs . . . customers do,” Collins said, noting the estimated 16,000 potential new customers staying in Oliver annually will have a significant impact on job creation. He pointed out the hotel wants to work cooperatively with local businesses, such as wineries and golf courses to provide various tourism packages, plus support local retail establishments. Collins said he really wants to promote the Oliver Airport and Tuc-el-Nuit Lake, which don’t get the attention they deserve. Residents and businesses of Oliver will be invited to attend a presentation of the investment opportunity. In the meantime, more information may be found on the company’s website at

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Basketball Christmas awaits SOSS students will be spending the Christmas holidays attending a basketball tournament in Tucson, Arizona if they meet the conditions set out by the school board. They will be travelling by bus to Spokane and then flying to Tucson for this exciting extra-curricular opportunity. Part of the requests by the board are that the students travel by bus, not travel in the evenings or early mornings and must be teacher sponsored. It should make for a very exciting Christmas for these Grades 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 students.

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A web-based program has been approved by the board rather than using the cumbersome Excel program. The initial cost will be $12,000 with an annual fee of $5,000 that will give access to facts and figures 24/7 enabling the board

and staff instant access to information and protects against losing information if computers should crash. This new program is being used right across Canada by other school districts and offers important safeguards.

Financial statement approved The board approved the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Statement of Financial Information, which outlines the remuneration of trustees, teachers and administrators. The following is a list of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven elected trustees and their remuneration: Chair June Harrington ($12,672); Debbie Marten ($11,832); Sam Hancheroff ($11,526); Myrna Coates ($11,001); Tamela Edwards ($10,701); Michael Petersen ($9,576); and Marieze Tarr ($9,726). Superintendent Juleen McElgunn is paid $139,704 per year, while Assistant Superintendent Jim Insley makes $116,825 per year. In 2009/2010, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Goodweinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remuneration was $117,954). The following is a remuneration list for area school principals: Cate Turner ($114,035); Chris Hambleton ($105,343); District Principal Terry Collis ($108,860); and Barbra Paterson ($106,678).

Enrolment trends continue to worry board In 2001, School District 53 has 3,029 students, while this September the final number was 2,276 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a decline of 753 students (or 25 per cent over the past nine years.

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McIntyre Bluff is quite famous Vicky White Special to the Chronicle McIntyre Bluff, Battle Bluff or its Indian name “N-ShUh-Teet_Qu”, is still probably the most famous landmark in the Okanagan. Everyone has their own version of the legend surrounding this imposing cliff. Generally it is called McIntyre Bluff, after pioneer Pete McIntyre who settled on the land at the base of the bluff in 1892 and planted the first small orchard in the area. Although at the time there was no irrigation system and very little hint of what the valley would become, he persevered and the bluff officially bears his name. The Indian name is perhaps the most descriptive for it means “Where the Rock Bluff Meets the River” and was given to the bluff by the Okanagan tribe. Battle Bluff is used to recognize the Indian massacre which supposedly took place there. According to the Indian legend; one autumn before the white men came to the valley a Nicola Indian warparty moved undetected through the Similkameen Valley and managed to slip over the range dividing the two valleys by way of a seldom-used trail and stopped at the top of the bluff. Down below there was an Okanagan Indian fishing camp. They planned to attack the next day.

However as night began to settle in, a young boy noticed movement on the top of the ridge and asked a warrior who could possibly be on top of the big bluff. The chief ascertained that no one from their tribe was up there and plans were made to stealthily surround the intruders by way of a southern trail. This was accomplished during the night and in the morning the Nicolas found themselves surrounded. A short but vicious battle ensued and many of the victims were hurled over the rim to the rocks hundreds of feet below. There was only one Nicola tribe survivor, a young boy, who was sent back to his own plateau country to tell his tale and thus dissuade any further attacks. And this is why legend has it, that if you look closely at the face of the cliff you can visualize an Indian head- an imposing, silent monument to the tragedy. The truth of the legend remains unresolved; in fact there are a number of versions. Another version tells of an Indian maiden who was responsible for warning of an impending attack by the Shuswap tribe. Supposedly her image is imprinted on the face of the bluff. Indian artifacts have been found below the bluff and skeletons were supposedly uncovered during the excavations for the irrigation dam. The southern trail does, however exist.

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The star of Oliver Town work crews have been busy erecting Christmas lights in preparation for Light-Up celebrations this Friday.

The RDOS offers numerous tips on reducing your impact on local air quality. You can start by not letting your vehicle idle, keeping your tires properly inflated, obeying the speed limit, carpooling and running multiple errands in one trip, and biking or walking when making short trips.

If you see a truck that is smoking excessively, report it to the Ministry of Transportation by calling toll free 1-888775-8785. Remember, many schools have anti-idling policies, so please adhere to them for the health of local students. For more information, call 250-492-0237.

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Institute 28th annual Christmas craft fair at Rock Creek fair pavilion from 10 to 3pm. Oliver & area crafters & vendors. Lunch & Santa photos between 11 to 2pm. DEC 4-5- Oliver Handbell Ringers present “Christmas Bells & Voices” Dec 4th at 7:30pm, Dec 5th at 2:30pm., Alliance church. DEC 7 - “Sleigh Bells & Song” with local choirs and sing-a-long. 7:30 pm, Frank Venables auditorium. Tix at Sundance Video & Handworks Gallery or at the door. DEC 8 - Christmas dinner & dance, Senior centre at 5:30pm Tickets on sale now. Call 250-498-6142. DEC 11 - Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11am at community centre. Everyone welcome.



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Eat carbon smart and reduce greenhouse gases Pavan Johal Special to the Chronicle With people becoming more and more aware of how our food choices impact the environment many words are becoming more popular such as organic, food miles, local and sustainability. The latest buzz word is “carbon smart.”

Carbon smart is not a new way to choose food but a way to put all the messages together. A person is “carbon smart” when they make personal choices which minimize green house gas (GHG) emissions and decrease environmental impact. These choices include both lifestyle and food choices with the overall goal of taking care of yourself and the environment. GHG include gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitric oxide. They all contribute to global warming and the food system is a large contributor. According to the European Public Health Al-

liance, our food system contributes to one third of all GHG emissions and that includes growing food, machinery, transportation, processing, packaging, storage, and livestock emissions. Transportation is also a major contributor; with foods being shipped from all over the world; the average meal travels 2,500 km to your plate. The more food is processed, packaged and shipped the more impact it has on the environment. Local, seasonal and organic foods are the lowest contributors of GHG emissions. Red meat such as cows, sheep and goats tend to be high contributors. You can be more carbon smart by choosing local, grass fed meats. Legumes, nuts and seeds are meat alternatives that are lower contributors.

I dance the line

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Line dancing is a popular event at the Oliver Senior Centre. If you like music, dancing and socializing, this is the place to be.

Water board learns how public feels about quality Contributed To the Chronicle The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently commissioned a public opinion poll on water issues in BC. Of particular note in the research is a strong belief in the importance of fresh water to prosperity and quality of life in BC – 87 per cent of those polled in the Southern Interior believe it’s “extremely important.” Respondents expressed a belief that water for nature should be a top priority in times of scarcity. Indeed, 75 per cent in the Southern Interior believe “protecting plants, fish and wildlife has to be the priority, even at the risk of slowing down economic growth.” A majority (64 per cent) of those polled in both rural (60 per cent) and urban (68 per cent) regions of the province say stricter rules to protect fresh water

would not harm the BC economy. Younger urban males aged 18-35 are strongly represented in this group. Asked about how BC should update rules for protecting fresh water, a majority say they favour new measures such as: stricter rules for managing industrial and municipal water use (89 per cent); using science to inform water management decisions (89 per cent); requiring commercial enterprises to obtain licences for groundwater use (89 per cent); and requiring active monitoring and reporting of all water use by industry and municipalities (91 per cent). Respondents were also asked to rank priorities for water management in times of scarcity after drinking water. Protection of fish and wildlife (45 per cent) is favoured first, agriculture (38 per cent) a close second, followed by industry (nine per cent), hydro (two per cent) and tourism (one per cent).

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W.I. calls for committee dealing with affordable housing Helen Overnes Special to the Chronicle For Remembrance month, members of the Oliver Women’s Institute at their November meeting recalled their experiences during World War II. In Portugal there was no war but food was going out of the country to feed the troops, leaving its citizens hungry. Others recalled memories of bombers flying over England and Spitfires intercepting them. Another recalled working in a military hospital with severe burn victims who were recovered from the seas – salt water had helped to save them. Others remembered the loss of family members or the return of a soldier maimed and a changed man. The futility of war and why can’t we learn to negotiate and communicate so that everyone can live in peace instead of creating more fear, distrust, anger and hate. The annual general meeting was held and the following were elected: Helen

Overnes, president; Linda Bartram, vicepresident; Ruth Gregoire, secretary; Sandy Keen, treasurer; Maria Duarte and Heather Pitts, directors. The annual report of activities and treasurer’s report was read. Our fundraisers which the public supports are mainly returned to our community through Women In Need Society serving Oliver, Osoyoos and Penticton; donation to the Venables auditorium building fund; donation to Testalinda slide victims; Desert Sun Counselling; Beaverlodge building fund; high school bursary, and B.C. Children’s Hospital. In the New Year W.I. meetings will be held at Heather’s Threadz on the first Wednesday of the month (except January when it will take place on the second Wednesday). Two members have attended meetings on different ways other communities have found solutions to get affordable housing (30 per cent of income). It is hoped that in

the near future this will be possible when Oliver town council recognizes the great need in this community and starts an affordable housing committee. The next step would be to have a Not For Profit Housing Society to get concerned citizens, business people, people with available property, financiers together to find ways to design, finance and build apartments or non-market housing. The people

needing it are disabled, singles under 55 years of age and families with children. W.I. members are now selling raffle tickets on a hand-embroidered queen-size quilt, hand-quilted by members with a homesteader tied quilt and embroidered pillowcases for second and third prizes. A Christmas bake sale will be held Dec. 16 in Oliver Place Mall.

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‘Grandfather’ request denied Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Although sympathetic, the Town of Oliver is not prepared to grant a “grandfather status” to an orchard property paying domestic water rates. Ray and Ann Carriere presented their case to council last week, saying they were shocked when Town workers recently showed up at their 81 Street property to install a water meter on their irrigation pipes. The Carrieres assumed that because they have an orchard with fruit trees still in production, they would be treated as a farm with the accompanying flat water rates (which they’ve been paying for the past 30 years). Ray said they have not changed their status and continue to produce fruit despite the surrounding orchards having been cut down and turned into housing developments. He noted they rely heavily on irrigation water at the flat rate to run their 1.75-acre farm. “The billing of our irrigation water at the domestic rate would create a great economic hardship for us given that the fruit production would not even come close to paying for the water.” Ray said with skyrocketing property

taxes and a family to support, the impact of paying domestic rates is huge. Water Councillor Andre Miller said many people with similar-sized properties are paying residential rates. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said if the Carriere property truly qualifies as a farm, they should talk to the assessment authority. Until then, staff would recommend against grandfathering the property, he said. Szalay said if council approved this request, it would result in a flood of people coming forward wanting the flat rate for their irrigation needs. Miller recommended the Carrieres get their land re-assessed and designated as agricultural land. “That’s the only way to get your water rates down.” Councillor Jack Bennest questioned why the Carrieres don’t use their well for irrigation purposes. Ray said it’s an old well, and using it for irrigating would put a lot of stress on it. Water Councillor Rick Machial said it would be very difficult for council to deal with the “torrent” of people wanting the same thing if the Carrieres’ request was granted. Councillor Marji Basso suggested staff work with the Carrieres to come up with viable alternatives.

Working the loom

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Ilona Schneider from the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild makes a guest towel on the loom during a creative day at the Oliver Community Centre.

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Your One Stop Party Organizers!! Great Menu and Lots of Ideas For More Information Contact Lois or Shane

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ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCIC) 10132 - 362nd Ave., Oliver (2 blocks west of Legion Hall Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. 250.498.8889

OLIVER ALLIANCE Just north of town on Hwy 97 Lead Pastor: Jeremy Cook Associate Pastor: Steve McLean Pastor of Seniors: Henry Wiebe Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Kids FORCE & Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during both services.

Phone: 250.498.4253 Office : 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCC) Visitors welcome! 342nd Ave. at Airport Rd. Pastor Chuck Cooley Divine Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Sunday School: 11 a.m. during Worship Service Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.



On 119 St. off of 350 Ave. 36672 - 79 St., Oliver Pastors Cameron Sunday Morning Worship & Margaret Ogilvie Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday Services: Affiliated with Pentecostal AsMorning Worship: 10:30 a.m. semblies of Canada (includes Children’s Church) Phone: 250.498.2322 Wed. 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study Office hrs: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Church Tues. - Thurs. 250.498.4020 (home) 250.498.4434

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (Anglican/Episcopal) Welcomes you! 34660 - 103 St., Oliver Rev. Patrick Reid Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m. Information: 250.498.2559




All are welcome 10450 - 346th Ave. Pastor: Oscar Halverson Services Saturday: Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. 250.498.4820

All are welcome 9915 - 358th Ave. Minister: Ann White Services Sunday:

30850 Black Sage Rd. Sunday Worship Gathering: 9:45 a.m. 250.498.4829

*Dec. 5th - White Gift Sunday* Sunday School & Church Service: 10 a.m. 250.498.2781

B8 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smile of the week

Look out Fernando Torres, here comes Simrit What is your most important value and why? Being honest and kind.

Why did you choose to live in this town? My parents immigrated to Canada from India. Winnipeg was too cold, so we settled in Oliver. My family started a business here, Desert Hills Estate Winery. What would make Oliver a nicer community? I think it’s good the way it is. It would be nice to see more businesses. Do you have a goal in life? I want to be a dentist. If you had one super power, what would it be? Invisibility. I’d like to sneak into top secret meetings. If you won the $50 million Max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would donate to charity, pay off all our debts, and travel to Spain. If you were the mayor of Oliver, what would you do? I would make sure there were more things to do for teens to keep them away from drugs and alcohol. If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? The teachers’ lounge. What is your pet peeve in this community? There’s not much to do here.

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Simrit Toor

If you could fast forward the town of Oliver by 50 years, what can you visualize? New growth, and bigger and better businesses. What is the perfect day for you in Oliver? Going to the beach and hanging out.

What community issues need the most attention? Keeping teens away from drugs and alcohol. What would be your ideal job? Being a dentist or an actress. My brother is an actor. Who inspires you the most? My grandmother. She took care of a big family and works in the vineyard. She’s done everything for her kids. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? World peace, which is close to my heart. I’d love to meet soccer player Fernando Torres. And I’d like to attend a high-end school and be successful. What is your greatest extravagance? Travel to a ritzy resort or sit behind the glass at a Canucks game. When and where are you happiest? When my whole family is together. Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing, but I can’t. Who are your heroes in real life? My grandmother and my dad because they do so much for us. What or who is your greatest love in your life? Fernando Torres. Too bad he’s married. What is it that you most dislike? I hate rudeness. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Being on the senior girls field hockey team.

Make this your best holiday season ever for you and your family! S T O R Y


Do you have a wonderful Christmas story that you would like to share with the community? Enter the Oliver Chronicle’s Christmas Story Contest for a chance to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to a local restaurant of your choice. Deadline for submissions will be December 15th, 2010. All submissions will be published in our December 21st, 2010 Holiday Greetings issue.

Oliver Chronicle Box 880, 36083-97th St. Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0 Fax: 250-498-3966 Email:

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Oliver Chronicle B9


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8:00am - 8:00pm Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Prices available at our Osoyoos, Oliver & Grand Forks Locations

R E T N E TO WIN00 a $100

Western Family Sliced Back Bacon

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Purex Bathroom Tissue



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Snoboy Russet Potatoes

Washington Grown 10 lb Bag

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Breyers Classic Frozen Dessert

Selected Varieties or • Garden Cocktail, 1.89 L



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Northern King Shrimp Ring

Mott’s Clamato Cocktail

Selected Varieties 12's & 24's

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Old Dutch Potato Chips

3 00 for


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375 g

Selected Varieties 180 g

Limit 3

3 27 3

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McGavin’s Bread

Grimm’s Garlic Coil

Western Family Frozen, 650 g

Phone Number:


McCain Hashbrowns

Sausage Roll Hors d’oeuvres


600 g


Folgers Coffee

5 97 4

Pumpkin Pies

Selected Varieties Approx. 400 g


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Dairyland Butter

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CHRONICLE DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email:

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.


17 FARM WORKERS needed from March 1st, 2011 to Oct 15, 2011, 40-50 hrs per week at $9.28 hr in Oliver + Osoyoos. Fax resume to 250-495-5394.

TREADMILL ELECTRIC Older style, $25. Elliptical trainer $15, 32” Sony colour TV -$100. 2 pc china cabinet/entertainment centre $100, 35,000 BTU natural gas heater $75, Mason Rich antique player piano, needs repair $100, home made roll top desk $50. Misc dishes, etc. All items open to offers. Call 250-498-3172 or drop in to 35632-99 St. back yard.

50” SONY grand Wega LCD projection HD TV, $400. Panasonic DVD home theatre sound system- 5 disc $150. Both operating great w/ remotes and manuals. Call 250-498-6374.


CHRISTMAS TREES U-Cut. Dec 4 to 24th. Cheers. 250498-5557.

PART TIME bus driver required from mid Feb to end of Aug, 2011 for transportation of farm workers to and from a variety of locations. Fax resume to Vincor Canada at 250-498-4992 or mail to Box 1650, 38691-97 St, Oliver, BC, V0H1T0.



GOOD SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Parents interested in enrolling their child for 2010/11 school year in K-7, F/T Kindergarten Sept. 2010, Call 250-495-3549 (school), 250495-5077 (home), or email:

85 DODGE WORK VAN. 6 cyl. Inside shelving. Good condition. $900 OBO. Call 250-498-7653.

SNOW SHOVELLER needed, Whitelake Rd/Secrest Area. Own transportation required. Mornings preferred. $20 hr. Call 250-498-0846.

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




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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS. RE;The estate of SUSAN GAIL WARNER, deceased, formerly of Osoyoos, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of SUSAN GAIL WARNER are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to: John R. Cooper, Solicitor for the Executor, Michael David Warner, c/o John R. Cooper Law Corporation P.O. Box 100 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 on or before 5 January 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 has notice.



NEWS COPY: 10:00 a.m. Mondays

COME TO MEDICI’s this Saturday to wish Silvia a happy birthday.



DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): 12:00 p.m. noon Fridays.




The Oliver Community Arts Council presents “Sleigh bells and song” Featuring the Penticton Concert Band and local school choirs and choruses with an audience sing-a-long. 7:30 Tues. Dec. 7th. Frank Venables Auditorium. Tickets: Adult $10, Students $5 Available at Sundance Video and Handworks Gallery or at the door.

DESERT HILLS ESTATE WINERY is looking for 10 vineyard workers as of Jan. 1/11, full time, starting at $12 hr. English or Punjabi speaking. Please email or fax 250-4983015 Att: Randy Toor. 23v4

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, Estate Administrator 1-800-6613661 today to set up your free consultation. Donna Mihalcheon, CA, CIRP, KPMG inc. Trustee in bankruptcy. Jan 1, 2011

SMALL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY looking for P/T bookkeeper. Approx. 20-25 hrs/month. Quick Books essential. Please drop off resume at Royal Lepage South Country in the mall. No phone calls please.




DESERT HILLS ESTATE WINERY is looking for 2 vineyard managers, full time, starting at $15 hr. 1 year experience required. English or Punjabi speaking. Please email or Fax 250-498-3015 Att: Randy Toor.

OLIVER ROYAL PURPLE TEA AND BAKE SALE. Dec. 11, 2010. In the upper Elks Hall, 99 St and 360 Ave. Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. AUTOS

CLASSIC 1984 380SL Mercedes Roadster, hardtop/ convertible, leather, runs great. $8000. Call 250-4850207.



LOOKING for fully qualified hairstylist, full or part time. 9972-350 Ave. Call 250-4983064.

2003 CHEV MALIBU only 84K km 4 dr, air, cruise, tilt, P/W, P/DL, locally driven, excellent mileage, new front brakes. Priced to sell at only $4600. Call 250-498-3636 to view.

ANDREW PELLER at Covert Farms is looking for 18 full time employees from Feb 17 to Oct 31, 2011 @ $9.50 hr. Fax resume to 250-498-4155 or mail to RR1,S90,C27, Oliver, BC V0H1T0.






VINEYARD LABOURERS required 36 workers from mid Feb to end of Aug, 2011 for pruning & other vineyard tasks. Six days per week, 8-10 hrs per day, $9.28 per hour. Fax resume to Vincor Canada at 250-498-4992 or mail to Box 1650, 38691-97 St, Oliver, BC, V0H1T0. 24c2

WATKINS Please call Inez & Ken at 250498-4450 for your Christmas cooking ingredients.

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

NETWORK DRUM SET. Blue, 5 drums, high hat, crash and seat. $350 OBO. Call 250-485-0339.




MARY KAY - SKIN CARE Finally. Skin care that’s made for you. Call Margaret Ogilvie at 250-498-4020. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Dec 31/10

EXCELLENT horse hay, Brome, Timothy, orchard grass mix, alfalfa grass mix. $8 per bale. Round bales for cows. 1700 lb, $65 each. Call 250-446-2080. Anarchist Mtn, Osoyoos. Jan01/11

FIREWOOD, larch $180 per cord, fir $150 per cord, split, seasoned, delivered. Call 250-485-7916. Dec 31/10


FIREWOOD (beetle kill, orchard or other.) Call T.C.B. The Chopping Block. Call 250-498-9039. Inkaneep Rd. 22p4

FOUR WINTER TIRES. Radial 195/65 R15, $150 OBO. Call 250-498-4006 or 250497-5363. 23f3


HOLIDAY GAMES bargain- Pool table all accessories, ping pong table top. $375.00. Call 250-498-2828. 24p1


ELECTROLUX vacuum cleaner, excellent cond. $100 OBO, 4 gal paint for mobile home trailer, roofs etc, $10 each. 1 gal roof seal $10. 2 gal white paint $10 each. Walker w/ tray & basket, brakes, paid $500 asking $200, used only 2 times. Small BBQ $15, Habachi $5. Dog cage w divider, used 2 times $50. Old fashioned wash basin, pitcher, taupe colour $25. 6ft electric tric water pipe, freeze protection cable, paid $90, sell for $15. Anttonius Stratavarius Ciebat Anno 17 violin $2500 firm. Only serious offers Call 250485-4113.

C-PAP REMSTAR AUTO with humidifier plus all accessories. Cost $3000.00, will sell for $995.00 OBO. Used for sleep apnea and heavy snoring. Call 250-4850339.

DRY FIREWOOD for sale, Spruce, pine & cedar, $100 cord. Larch & fir $150 cord. Delivery now available $50 extra. Call 250-809-5285 or 250-498-8299.




Okanagan College School of Esthetics OPEN HOUSE in Oliver Join staff and students as we celebrate the start of this holiday season. Guests will be offered their choice of a complimentary hand scrub & massage or fingernail buff & polish. (First come, first served) When: Dec. 8, 1-7 p.m. Where: Okanagan College - Oliver Centre 9315-350 Ave SHUSWAP REVELSTOKE • NORTH OKANAGAN CENTRAL OKANAGAN • SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN

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QUEEN FOAM mattress and base, + queen frame and brass plated head and foot boards, $250. We have just bought a king. Four 14” studded snow tires with rims. Like new. cost $685.44 last Oct. 31/09. Now $300 OBO. Call 250-498-8474.

3 LONG HAIRED CHIHUAHUAS left. For sale - Ready to go by Dec. 1/10. $800. Will take installment payments. Need deposit to hold. Includes vet check and 1st. shots. Call 250-4989039.

FOR RENT - 1 bdrm. Large suites, and 2 bdrm. suites. S/F, close to downtown, very nice, freshly redone. Starting at $600 mth + util. Call 250-498-0232.

U-CUT your own CHRISTMAS TREE. Colorado Blue Spruce. $10.00/foot. Open 10:00 - 3:00 every day. Call for appointment 250-4988815 or drop by 38640 Hwy 97 (North of Oliver). 23v5


FREE - Handsome young rooster for your coop. Call 250-498-4025. 23f2

FREE - Fluffy male black cat to give away. Call 250-4989849. 23f2

FREE- live, young roosters to give away. Call 250-4980722. 23f2


BEAUTIFUL SRI MODULARS! Custom built homes from Canada’s largest builder include full ten year warranty and free home insurance. See for yourself why SRI should build your next home. Visit our large display now or call Lake Country Modular, located next to the SRI’s Winfield factory, 515 Beaver Lake Rd. Kelowna. Call 1-866-766-2214



OPEN HOUSE FRIDAYS 11 am: 2 - 3rd. floor Park Place Condos (7939-362 Ave.) #315: 980 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 1.2 bath @ $144,900. #314: 870 sq/ ft. 2 bdrm, 1 bath @ $119,900. Many common amenities and a real community atmosphere. Is it time to downsize? These units are vacant and ready to move into. Call Beth Garrish, Royal LePage South Country at 250-498-6222 or email 9ctf.


LARGE 1 BDRM suites & bachelor suites avail for rent from Oct 1st to April 1st, 2011. Fully furnished, util/cable incl. Quiet location, near mall & local bus service. Prices start at $450 month. Call the Maple Leaf Motel at 250-498-3584.

1400 SQUARE FT. - 2 bdrm, 1 bath upstairs of house for rent on 5 acres, just minutes from Oliver. $700 mth. rent plus utilities. Prefer nonsmokers. Phone 250-4982727 or 250-485-3228. 16ctf

AVAILABLE IN OLIVER. 1) 2 bdrm + den penthouse, $1200 + utilities, N/S, N/P. 2) 4 bdrm with lake access, $1400 + utilities. 3) Rural home, very large, $850 + utilities. 4) 2 + 2 bdrm home great new kitchen, $875 + util. 5) One bdrm plus den in Casa Rio, lovely views, $885.00 plus util, N/S, N/P. For more information on these homes or homes for rent in Osoyoos please call: Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. 250-498-6222. 23ctf

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


1278 SQ. FT. Casa Rio Condo, $975 per month. Call Karen Lewis RE/MAX WCR Call 250-498-6500.

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AUTO FINANCING $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www. DLN 30309.

Townhouse For Sale By Owner – Beautiful McPherson Meadows – • Upper end unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths • 1010 sq. ft., gas fireplace • Carport, in-floor heating, 5 appliances • Small pet okay, 45 & over, on Hike and Bike Trail #6-36616 - 87 Street, Oliver, B.C. Asking $188,000 OBO For more information or to view call 250-498-0898

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RENTALS IN OLIVER -2 Bdrm, 2 bath corner unit in Casa Rio, $950 month. -4 bdrm, 3 bath executive home in Tuc-el-Nuit, $1300 month. -4 bdrm, 2 bath family home, $1100 month.

AVAIL. DEC 1. 2 bdrm. house. Near everything, N/S, small pet ok, 4 appliances inc. $750 mth. plus utilities and damage deposit. Call 250-498-6946.

UPSTAIRS APARTMENT for rent. Sort or long-term, 2000 sq. ft., 2-3 bdrms, central location. $750 mth plus utilities. OBO. Call 250-4983656 (cell) 250-485-3989.

$800 month - util incl. - 2 bdrm house, 1 bath, Avail. Oct 15 to March 31. $750 month - util. incl. Basement suite, 2 bdrm. 1 bath. Avail. immed. $750 month - plus utilities. house 2 bdrm, 1 bath, short term rental Dec. 1 - June 30. OSOYOOS, $850 month plus util, 1 bdrm + den, 1 bath condo. Avail Dec 1st $700 month, plus util, large 2 bdrm, 1 bath, basement suite. Avail. immed. OK FALLS $800 month plus util, lower floor, 1 bdrm, 1 bath. Avail immed. KALEDEN $725 month util incl - 2 bdrm, 1 bath, ground level suite. Avail. immed. PENTICTON $975 month plus util. 3 bdrm, 1 bath, townhouse Avail. Dec. 1/10 $950 month plus util. 3 bdrm. 1 bath townhouse Avail Dec 1st. Amos Realty 35841-97th. St. Oliver, B.C. Phone 250-498-4844

HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 small and one large bdrm. $800 month, plus util. Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189.

WALNUT BEACH RESORT on Lakeshore Drive, Osoyoos has for rent: Studio, 1 & 2 bdrm lakeside condos from $870 month. Valid to end of April, 2011. All suites feature kitchen facilities, beach, pool, wine bar & more. Fun, social activities all winter long - perfect for seniors. Call 250-495-5400 or www.walnutbeachosoyoos. com/snowbird. Book by Dec 1st & get a 1 bdrm for the price of a studio.

Owen Paxton, RE/MAX WCR 250-485-2120,250-498-6500


4 BDRM farmhouse, avail now. F/S, washer, near 17 Rd. $700 mth + util. Call 250-498-0961.


36 FT. 5 TH. WHEEL. Furnished, 6 km N of Oliver by Jackson Triggs. $650 mth. includes utilities. Damage deposit and references required. Access to OK River. Avail. now. Call 250-4952872 or (cell) 250-689-5045.




BSMT. SUITE for rent. N. Oliver. $550 mth. includes utilities and satellite TV. Call 780-835-0402. 23vtf

OK FALLS, Valleyview Estates. 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, N/S, $1000 mth. Fenced yard, F/S/DW, pets neg. Call 1-250-470-7900. 23v2



2 ROOM CABIN. 6 km N of Oliver, A/C, furnished, $590 mth includes utilities. Avail. now. References and Damage deposit required. Call 250-495-2872 or (cell) 250689-5045. 23v2



OLIVER, $1,150 month plus util. 2 bdrm house, 2 bath, Avail. immed. $950 month plus util,- house in rural Oliver, 2 bdrm, 1 bath Avail immed. $850 month - plus util. house, rural Oliver, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Avail. immed.









3 BDRM, 2 bath duplex in town. N/P, N/S, ref req. Call 250-498-2753. 24p2

3 BDRM, nice, clean basement suite, N/P. Call Garry 250-498-6619 or 250-4989696. 24p2

2 BDRM, 2 bath house with fenced level yard, garage. Close to school and town. $950 mth. Call 250-4986381. 23p4

OLIVER SOUTH 3 bdrm house, very clean, 4 appl, N/S, N/P, $800 month. + util. Call 250-498-2389. 24mc2

3 BDRM house for rent, N/S,F/P, W/D, kitchen appliances, 2 garages. 36470-71 St. Avail Jan 1st. Call 250485-7365.


HOUSE IN OLIVER approx 1200 sq ft. 2 bdrms, 1.5 bath, open floor plan + basement. 55+ community, quiet setting, recent renos, $900 month. Call 250-7684117. 24mc2


RAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. July 2011

WE BUY cars & trucks for parts or for running. Call 250-485-3560.





1 BDRM senior oriented apt. new paint & flooring, N/S, N/P. Close to downtown. $500 +D.D. Call 250-4857524.








Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Oliver Chronicle B13






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

FIVE STAR HANDYMAN SERVICE Qualified tradesman at handyman prices. - Carpentry - Electrical Plumbing - Drywall - Painting - Interior finishing - Tiles - Flooring. No job too big or too small. Call 250-485-8754 VISA / MC Accepted.

IF YOU ARE NOT sure what to do with your grapevines, Give me a call. Scott at 250498-3452.



HUTTON’S INTERIOR DECORATING & PAINTING SERVICES Painting, Colour Consultations, Design Services and more. Call ALLISON at 250-498-6428. Jan’11

RODNEY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Quality Work Guaranteed. Painting, tile, laminate floor, windows, doors, etc. No job too small. Call 250-498-2210. 18p8

NEED FIREWOOD SPLIT? Call T.C.B. The Chopping Block Inkaneep Rd. $50 hr. 250-498-9039.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK a fall/Christmas cleaning, call early to book now. Residential and commercial. Call 250-498-6648.

Dec 31/2010

ORCHARD WOOD Trimmings/cuttings 3” +. TCB The Chopping Block. Call Gerhard 250-498-9039.

Check us out. We accept clean, serviceable items. Please No clothing. Call 250-485-0242 or 250-4980176. Drop off times: 8:30 - 12:00 Wednesdays, and 8:00 - 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered.




HOUSEKEEPING $12.00 per hour. Call Therese at 250-4854113.



ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating


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


-A-1 LAWNCARELawns, gardens, power washing, snow removal and chimney cleaning. CALL 250-485-7916

34782-91st Street (Sawmill Road)

EXPERIENCED house cleaner, caregiver and babysitter. Please call Dee at 250-485-0219.

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Business Opportunity

Caterer/Contract Operator <RXU+RPH


Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, B.C. is seeking an independent Caterer/Contractor to operate the Clubhouse Restaurant, Bar, Kitchen, Outdoor Patio and Beverage Carts for the 2011 season. Refer to for more information under Banner Heading “Business Opportunity”.

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Fun By The Numbers


Bookkeeper / Controller Position Full-time, year-round Bookkeeper or Controller. The successful candidate is a team player who can create positive long term working relationships with all employees, suppliers, customers and the local community. Hard-working and resourceful, with a proven track record of reliability and capability and a strong moral and ethical approach to bookkeeping and financial Controller duties. Broad range of bookkeeping and accounting skills in both office/retail and winery operations, and will have a ‘can do’ approach to handling a variety of tasks. This is a ‘hands on’ position that will effectively be running the accounting operation of the winery. Forward resume to or fax 250-498-0690

Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test!

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. s To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You Y can figure figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

B14 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Proud Supporters of the Osoyoos Coyotes!

Open for Lunch & Dinner Book Your Christmas Party! Highway 97, Oliver

Matt Geurts Position: Defense Height: 6’ Weight: 200lbs Date of Birth: July 1 1990 Hometown: Chugiak, AK

Matt is a very solid player, tipping the scales at 200 lbs and it sure is nice to have his veteran attitude around. He was a great addition to our back end and brings a physical presence to our blue line. Matt fit in with his teammates immediately and we expect more great things from this young man in the second half of the season.

T Ga Bee oni rd r & ght en W Up in sta e irs !

Highway 97 (Main Street), Oliver 250.498.6440 Highway 3 & 97, Osoyoos 250.495.5355 Open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Seven Days-a-Week

Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Oliver Place Mall 250.498.2636

The Leafs will fall Saturday Night.

Will constant Coyote pressure turn Leafs Yellow? Buy a ticket and find out.

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Funeral Service & Crematorium

Saturday, Dec 4th 7:35pm Beverage Garden Upstairs 7-9:30pm

TEDDY BEAR TOSS TONIGHT! Join Santa in helping spread joy by bringing a stuffed animal to the game tonight & toss it in the sleigh! The Players and Santa will be distributing Bears next week!

located at 35833 97th Street, Oliver, is where it's at! So get in the game and give us a call to place your order now! You've Scored!!! Open Sunday to Thursday - 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday - 11:00 am to 10:00 pm


I am confident that our team is well aware of the fact that everyone is gunning for us when play the Coyotes. That will be good for our game and prepare us well for a strong second half of the season. We have several leaders on this team that are stepping up when we need it the most. That will be key for us as other teams improve their rosters. Behind the scenes - such as in our dressing room, in the coaches office, at school and around the South Okanagan communities our players are united. The chemistry in the room is outstanding. Everyone knows their job and each player is motivated to be the best in his role. For example, our PK units are getting better each week and players like Van Bettaurer (#6) and Steve Sasnyiuk (#27) can, in my mind shut down the best power plays in the KIJHL. Our fans are also a factor in all these key games heading into the Christmas break. The players are motivated by your support... thanks.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Oliver Chronicle B15


Knight of Columbus

Christmas Hamper Time 2010 Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Oliver, BC

Once again the Knights of Columbus with the help of the Food Bank will be relying on the generosity from the town of Oliver and district. Starting the week of November 21st, there will be boxes placed in: The Oliver Chronicle, Oliver SuperValu, Buy-Low Foods, Both Shoppers Drug Mart Stores, Bargain Shop and Park Place. All the non-perishable goods will be assembled into approximately 175 hampers beginning the week of December 13th at Christ the King Catholic Church. Any donations of cash or cheques must be made out to the Knights of Columbus Food Hamper and mail to Box 343, Oliver, BC.

A $10,000 gift

Photo contributed

Mark Watt from South Okanagan General Hospital (on right) graciously accepts a $10,000 cheque from Mohamed Awad of La Stella Winery in Osoyoos. The donation is a joint effort from La Stella and the silent auctions it organized at a wine society launch party. The money will be used for the hospital’s emergency room.

Training small breed dogs can be fun Training is just as important for small breed dogs as it is example, ask him to sit before he gets fed and down before for large breed dogs. he is allowed up on furniture. Your small dog will quickly Because their size allows some people to overlook a learn that pushy behaviour gets him nowhere. small dog’s bad behaviour, dog owners don’t always put Training a small dog can be hard on your back and scary as much time and energy into training their for your dog. It can intimidating for your small breed dogs as they should. Unfortusmall dog if you are towering over him. To nately, this lack of training can lead to a put him at ease and to save your back, start number of behaviour problems, including at the same level as your dog. You can do this aggression and incessant barking. And a dog by getting down on the ground with your who doesn’t learn to come when called is at dog, or bringing him up to your level by putrisk for bolting out into traffic or becoming ting him on a table or step. lost. Positive reinforcement training is a great Their size means many small dogs are afway to train small dogs. Techniques like forded privileges that larger dogs are not. clicker training and other reward-based For instance, small dogs are more likely to be training can be very effective. Because they allowed to sleep in your bed and sit on your are so small, punishment-based training can with Linda Buhler be harmful and frightening to a small dog. It furniture. While this is fine, it can lead to pushy dogs who think their owners are there is too easy to accidently hurt a small dog by to cater to their every whim. giving him a leash correction. Keep things To let your small dog know you are in charge, get him positive, and your dog will sure to love training sessions. started on a “nothing in life is free” program. This type of Small dogs often have smaller bladders than larger dogs. program is designed to teach your dog that he has to work This means that they aren't physically able to hold it for for everything he values. Give him a command which he as many hours as a larger dog. Your small breed dog may must obey before he has access to anything he enjoys. For simply need a few extra trips outside each day.

For Pet’s Sake

C.W.L. Annual Christmas Fiesta Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:00am - 2:00pm Christ the King Catholic Church 35060 - 107th Street, Oliver

HOT SOUP LUNCH $5.00 per person • Raffles - Draw at 1:30pm Crafts, Needlework, Baking, Produce, Sewing, Religious Gifts “Giftless Gifts” and much more!

For any special pick-ups please phone 250-498-2745 or 250-498-2174

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Deadline for Classified ads: D

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B16 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Coyotes secure another pair of wins

Jen Jensen photo

The Osoyoos Coyotes soundly defeated the Castlegar Rebels 7-3 at the Sun Bowl Arena on Nov. 26. Here, #8 Thierry Martine from Oliver and #4 Brandon Watson celebrate a goal against the Rebels. The Coyotes lead the entire KIJHL league in standings with 53 points and a 24-1-1-4 record.

Randy Bedard Special to the Chronicle Make it another pair of wins for the Osoyoos Coyotes. Friday night at the Sun Bowl Arena, the Yotes crushed the Castlegar Rebels 7-3, before knocking off the Kelowna Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday night in Rutland. It was unusual for the Coyotes not to score the first goal in a game on home ice, but that was the case against Castlegar, who led 1-0 following 20 minutes of play. The second period was a see-saw battle as every time Osoyoos tied the score, the Rebels seemed to counter shortly thereafter. Jake Newton evened things early in period two, only to see Castlegar go back in front just 12 second later. Matt Geurts made it 2-2 with a spectacular effort while the Coyotes were two men short, a definite rarity at any level of hockey. The Rebels went up 3-2, before Carter Rigby notched the equalizer on the powerplay a little over two minutes after that. Stefan Jensen’s man advantage marker put the Yotes ahead to stay at 4-3 in a period they outplayed and outshot Castlegar 22-11.

Carter Rigby gave Osoyoos a 5-3 cushion early in the third, prior to completing his first junior hockey hat trick, again on the powerplay with just over five minutes remaining, to totally seal the deal. Thierry Martine, with his fourth shorthanded goal of the season and the club’s second of the game, resulted in five unanswered Coyotes’ tallies and a 7-3 result. Jake Newton had three assists to go along with his second period goal, an emotional performance for the native of Texas, who was playing with a heavy heart after the recent passing of his grandfather. Newton flew home on Saturday to attend the funeral. Sam Nigg also contributed three helpers. The key to victory had to be the Osoyoos Coyotes’ Special Teams, which counted three powerplay and two shorthanded goals. Kyle Laslo picked up his 15th win of the year in the Osoyoos net as the Coyotes outshot the Rebels 47-31 overall. The Yotes remain perfect against the Kootenay Conference, sporting a record of 9-0-0-0, with only Nelson left to play.

Thunder shakes Merritt arena

Ward Taylor photo

The South Okanagan Bantam Rep team travelled to Merritt November 26-28 for Merritt’s annual tournament. On Nov. 26 South Okanagan played Vernon and won 5-1. On Nov. 27 the Thunder played Penticton for an early morning 7 a.m. game and won 4-2. Also on Saturday the Thunder played Kamloops coming out on top with an 8-1 victory, moving the Thunder into the first place game against Merritt on Sunday. It was a hard-hitting game with South Okanagan winning 1st place with a 4-1 victory, bringing the trophy back to the Okanagan. Congratulations to the coaches, trainers and players.

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