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Orchardists Rani and Surinder Mann inspect their new cherry tree plantings on the former Fritz property on Highway 97 south of Oliver. Both agree that farming in today’s society is very challenging considering the costs, poor returns and seemingly ineffective compensation programs when growers fall on bad times.

Local growers express concerns to new minister Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Anybody can listen, but it’s the results that count. This was the feeling local fruit growers were left with after meeting with new Minister of Agriculture Don McRae in Osoyoos recently. Oliver growers like Nirmal Dhaliwal let the minister know that everything in the industry isn’t all “peaches ‘n cream.”

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“He (McRae) wants to listen, but whether we are happy depends on what solutions (he comes up with).” Dhaliwal said some growers are at the end of the road after suffering three really bad years on the farm. He noted some apple growers, particularly in Kelowna, can’t continue to sell at 12 cents a pound when it costs them 25 cents a pound to produce. Dhaliwal said others have maxed out their credit limits and can’t grow good quality fruit because they can’t afford crop supplies. He stated that existing programs like

AgriStability are too slow and aren’t effective in dealing with the problems growers face. “We need the replant grant back. We need direct cash.” Dhaliwal said many growers are still waiting for compensation for the frost damage that occurred in 2009. He noted the major issue that growers are suffering from now is the high Canadian dollar. The other big issue is the uneven playing field with competitors in the US. Dhaliwal said Canadian growers pay

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A bucket full of SWEET CHERRIES to ReMax or whomever cut all the weeds down (before they seeded again) on the vacant For Sale property on 97th. Great work and an example to all property owners and agents. -An avid weed picker SWEET CHERRIES to Joan and Blaine Nunweiler for their tasty treats and for being such good neighbours. - Your happy neighbour SWEET CHERRIES to Michael Newman. You know why! -The Chronicle staff

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Oliver growers bend minister’s ear more for chemicals, water, labour, land, and taxes. “There’s not a level playing field . . . we can’t compete.” But McRae said the government is exploring other ways to support growers rather than straight cash. He stated they want to help growers become more competitive and educate Canadians on the benefits of buying locally. Oliver grower Jack Machial said McRae is young, bright and appears eager to learn. But he hopes the new minister is around long enough to learn the ropes. He noted the government has a tendency to change ministers, a tactic it uses as an excuse not to do anything. “I’m not holding my breath . . . but I’m willing to give him (McRae) a chance.” Machial told the minister that WorkSafeBC was becoming a thorn in the side of packinghouse operators. He noted that health and safety officials are clamping down on the industry, more so than before. He also raised a concern about investment tax credits doing a disappearing act when fruit cooperatives reach a certain size (as when this region’s cooperatives amalgamated).

Machial said the only real safety net growers have today is the AgriStability program, which doesn’t do much for the industry. He claimed the agriculture budget in BC is one of the smallest in Canada. “We’re seeing everything go into healthcare and education.” In terms of educating people to buy locally, Machial said many consumers are fixated on purchasing cheap food, which is hard to compete with. Local grower and Area C director Allan Patton also didn’t paint a rosy picture for McRae, noting the tree fruit industry is in a “terrible situation” with growers receiving extremely low prices (below the price of production) for their apple and pear crops. Patton said they offered solutions to the minister, such as infrastructure funding for packinghouses and money for upgrading. The director told McRae about the damaging situation caused by US growers “dumping” cheap apples in BC. But Patton said the minister responded by saying they can’t contravene the free trade deal. For every apple that is exported, we import

five, and for every pear we export, we import 700, Patton said. “We’re depending on more and more foreign sources for our food. Food security in our country is declining.” Patton said BC growers are subjected to more regulations and higher prices than their foreign competitors. He noted subsidy levels for growers in other countries are much higher than those in Canada. “We’re not saying we should be subsidized. We want an equal playing field. We want to survive the marketplace, not survive on government handouts.” Patton said it’s a depressing scene when four per cent of orchards in the Okanagan Valley every year are being decommissioned. “A lot of farmers are in arrears, and a lot of orchards are not being pruned.” Patton asked what son in his right mind would want to take over his father’s orchard when the farm makes less than what it costs to produce the crops. “The minister said we have to grow the industry. But we have to stop the erosion of the industry before we can grow again.”

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Police briefs Tractor trailer creates bumper crop

Last week the Oliver RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Road 5, just south of town. Officers attended to find a 1998 Freightliner tractortrailer had gone off the road and rolled into an orchard, destroying approximately 30 fruit trees on the property. The driver and sole occupant, a 58-year-old Delta resident, reported that he was southbound on Highway 97 when one of the front tires on the vehicle blew out, causing him to lose control. He subsequently plowed into an orchard and rolled over. The driver escaped with minor injuries and was transported to South Okanagan General Hospital for observation. Both vehicle and trailer were believed to be unsalvageable. A utility pole sheared off during the incident, caused some disruptions to power and phone service. Utility crews were active most of the morning restoring both power and phone service to area residents. No charges were laid in the incident.

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Canada Customs officers in Osoyoos recently conducted 18 seizures. Five were for narcotics and prohibited weapons and 13 were for miscellaneous goods. An individual failed to declare a quantity of Hydrocodone Bitartrate, a painkiller that was subsequently seized by officers. A Canadian resident was sent for secondary examination and officers discovered “prop” guns which the traveller had omitted to declare. Although “prop” guns are mostly used on movie sets, they can be modified to fully functioning handguns and are restricted firearms. The firearms were seized and a penalty of $2,000 was paid. Prosecution is now pending.

This tractor trailer blew a tire, struck a power pole and ended up on its side in an orchard just south of town last week. The driver from Delta suffered minor injuries. The incident knocked out power to area residents for several hours.

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School board briefs

Special approval given

Enrolment up and down

The BC Human Rights Tribunal has given the district special approval to give preference to people of aboriginal ancestry for aboriginal support worker positions. The Okanagan-Similkameen First Nations and School District 53 have historically worked together for the benefit of all aboriginal students. The district understands the importance of honouring native traditions and supports the commitment in preserving native culture and language. One of the goals of the Aboriginal Education Advisory Council is to improve the performance of native students. It is believed this special hiring approval (agreement) will help achieve this goal.

An April enrolment report shows that student enrolment is 2,413, an overall increase from September 2010 of 46 full-time equivalent (FTE) students. Elementary schools have increased by 13 FTE, but secondary schools are down by 58. Youlearn is up by 90 FTE since September 2010.

Geo-thermal work begins Work has begun on the $1.5 million geo-thermal project at Oliver Elementary School. Building renovations began in March, and the project should be complete by September. It is partially funded by the Ministry of Education through an energy efficient mechanical upgrade grant of $500,000. The district will experience a reduction in utility costs from energy savings of more than 2,000 GJ per year and more than 70,000 KWH/year. The district’s carbon footprint will also be reduced by more than 100 metric tons of C02 per year.

Election officers appointed Secretary-treasurer Lynda Minnabarriet has been appointed chief election officer for the November 18 trustee election. Merrill Bjerkan has been appointed deputy chief election officer.

Testing recommended

Trustees recognized for service

Trustee Myrna Coates provided information on Irlen’s Syndrome, a perceptual disorder often misdiagnosed as dyslexia. It is treatable with colour overlays on pages. Coates recommended that testing be implemented in schools to assist students who may have the disorder.

On behalf of the BC School Trustees Association, board chair June Harrington presented long service awards to three trustees. Sam Hancheroff was recognized for six years of service, while Myrna Coates was recognized for nine years of service. Trustee Michael Petersen received recognition for 12 years of service. But the veteran of them all is Harrington herself, who received accolades for her 21 years of service.

Fruit and veggie program expanded Premier Christy Clark recently announced a $3 million expansion of the School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program. The program sees enrolled schools receiving delivery of fruits or vegetables once every two weeks, 13 times during the school year. All the fruits and vegetables are grown in BC.

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HST will be reduced from 12% to 10%.

Transition cheques for families & seniors.

After listening to British Columbians, the government has proposed

Under the proposed change to a 10% HST rate, the average B.C. family

an HST reduction from 12% to 11% by 2012, then to 10% by 2014.

will be $120 better off annually than under the old 12% GST + PST

This proposed change will take effect if the province votes to keep

system. And to help transition to the lower rate, the government will

the HST in the referendum. If B.C. votes to return to the GST + PST

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Cantaloupe Annie


~ Roma Pedersen, Archives Volunteer “Cantaloupe Annie” steaming towards Oliver in the 1920s’. Loaded are tons of cantaloupe to take to the Prairies.

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Support your local grower


f anyone deserves to make a good living in Canada, it’s the people who produce the food we eat. But sadly, many growers in the Okanagan are struggling to survive in an industry that appears to get little support from the government, and little support from the majority of consumers who are fixated on buying cheap fruit from other countries. Step into the gum boots of a local grower and you’ll see what they have to live with – unfair competition from foreign sellers (three cheers for free trade), ineffective compensation programs, high prices for crop supplies, and low prices for their produce. Imagine trying to scrape out a living when the cost of production outweighs the price you receive for your efforts. It’s ludicrous. Growers are taken for granted. We expect them to produce good, healthy food for our families, but we give little thought to the challenges they face in carving a livelihood. We complain when they make too much noise in their orchards, or when the spray drifts too close to our homes. And many of us aren’t willing to spend a little more to buy locally-grown produce, which is a real shame. Like growers are saying, our food security is declining rapidly, and if we don’t start supporting our own producers, there won’t be many left to support. If the government sees fit to allow US growers to “dump” their apples here for dirt cheap prices, it should make an effort to level the playing field so our growers aren’t left fighting a disadvantage. Like Oliver doctors who need help keeping the ER department sustainable at SOGH, local growers need help keeping the agricultural industry alive in the Okanagan. We shouldn’t be relying on foreign producers for our food when we have the expertise and the quality right in our backyard. Let’s hope new Agriculture Minister Don McRae will have the plums to speak up for growers and level the playing field so they can compete fairly in the marketplace. The government needs to overhaul some of the programs, such as AgriStability, so that growers can quickly bounce back from a bad season. And it needs to be consistent with its agriculture ministers so growers don’t have to start from square one every time a new one is appointed. And to all the consumers out there – support your hard-working farmers by buying locally. They don’t score goals and bring us to our feet, instead, they give us something we can’t live without.

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The HST is not good for families Editor, Oliver Chronicle: Last spring I decided to run a 10k run. I was very surprised when I realized that I had to pay HST. The Liberal government was promoting people in BC to get out and get healthy and yet there was the HST on entering a run. Now with the referendum just around the corner they are promising to cut the HST. I see this as trying to buy votes in the referendum. The first part of the tax cut will Published every Wednesday by Chronicle Newspaper Co.

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Doctors should be paid equitably Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I’m just one of the many, many senior members in this area that are most grateful for the excellent care received for various health reasons, and we need the doctors now and definitely in the future and beyond, similar physicians knowledge. Surely, the Minister of Health can find a method of payment that is equitable to what Penticton doctors are receiving. Most of us have probably lost our driving privileges due to the new processing, consequently, it is now most difficult for some of us to travel to Penticton or to Kelowna for tests and or treatment.

I truly hope that the Ministry of Health can find it in their power to adjust in the South Okanagan General Hospital of Oliver, the doctors’ salaries to be equitable to the doctors’ salaries in Penticton. Perhaps they can get some help re: the BC Motor Vehicles Department, should be lots more cars off the roads, less accidents, etc. Gosh, another thought, the wonderful savings if the HST goes through, just think the new BC government should be getting lots of money and could transfer some of it over to the Ministry of Health and then more money to pay doctors in Oliver. Dorothy Nichol, Oliver

Desert Sun a saviour in community Editor, Oliver Chronicle: As a board member of Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre I would like to bring your attention to the good work being done by this completely local organization, with offices in Oliver and Osoyoos. The staff and board of directors are all local residents. Desert Sun provides counselling for women and children, and operates a Safe Home Project for women and children for our local area. There is a men's counselling program which is totally funded by community donations. Another great program is the Community Kitchen, which helps young families with budgeting, meal planning and preparation, growing food, and teaches food preservation skills. We have been so fortunate to receive funding from many local service clubs, the Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos,


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not take place until 2012 and the second in 2014. How is this going to help middle to low income families and small business today? Just the question alone on the referendum will be confusing for some people. Vote yes if you don't want it. It is time that the people of BC sends a message to the government that yes, the HST is not good for families. Vote in the upcoming referendum.

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local businesses and wineries, and many individuals. The money provided by federal and provincial governments falls short of what is needed to operate the programs and provide the services. A fashion show is coming up at Medici's on June 16, sponsored by the Oliver Business Association. We greatly appreciate these events and the people who have so generously worked hard to raise money to support our programs. I would like to let you know that the general public has an opportunity to help by dropping change or bills into our collection boxes at the Oliver and Osoyoos liquor stores during the month of June. For more information please call Desert Sun at 498-2538 or drop by our office. Pat Monahan, Oliver

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The tale of Ratko Mladic and the end of impunity Last week’s arrest of the What was really needed former Bosnian Serb miliwas a permanent internatary commander, Ratko tional court to enforce the Mladic, for the murder law against politicians and of 7,500 Muslim men and officials in countries where boys in Srebrenica in 1995, the government could not helped Serbia’s campaign or would not bring them to for membership in the Eujustice in the local courts. ropean Union. But more The Rome Statute creating importantly, it is a big step the International Criminal in the international effort Court (ICC) was signed by to enforce the law against over 150 countries in 1998, those who used to be free and the treaty came into efto murder and torture with fect in 2002. Gwynne Dyer impunity. The ICC has no jurisdicThey were free to do so tion over crimes committed because the old rule was: before it created, so Ratko kill your wife or your neighbour, and you Mladic will go before the International will be punished for murder. Kill thousands Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, of innocent people while in the service of but it’s really all part of the same instituthe state, and you will get a medal. The tion. The major complaint against this new state was above the law, and so were its international legal system is that it moves servants. too slowly – but that could even be an adThat ancient tradition was first chal- vantage. lenged after the Second World War, when It took sixteen years to track down and political and military leaders of the defeat- arrest Mladic, and his trial will probably ed Axis powers were tried for war crimes take several more. and for the newly defined crimes of aggresThat is a long time, but it also suggests a sion and genocide. But it was an innovation certain inexorability: they will never stop with no follow-up – until the genocides in looking for you, and eventually they will former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the early probably get you. That has a powerful de1990s forced the international community terrent effect. to act again. It is almost universally assumed by orIn 1993 the United Nations Security dinary Kenyans, for example, that the inCouncil set up the International Criminal ter-tribal carnage in Kenya in 2008 after Tribunal for former Yugoslavia. The fol- the ruling party stole the last election was lowing year a similar tribunal was created launched and orchestrated by senior politito investigate the genocide in Rwanda. But cal and military figures. Supporters of the these were ad hoc courts to address specific leading opposition party, which was cheatcrimes. ed of its electoral victory, began killing

people of the Kikuyu tribe (most of whom backed the government), as soon as the results were announced. The ruling party responded by using not only its own tribal supporters but also the army and police to kill opposition supporters, especially from the Kalenjin tribe. Over a thousand people were killed and more than half a million became “Internally Displaced Persons.” Another national election is due next year, and Kenyans fear that it might happen again. However, three powerful men from each side, including the deputy prime minister, the secretary to the cabinet, and the former commissioner of police, have been summoned before the ICC to answer charges of “crimes against humanity.” There will inevitably be a long delay before these men are tried, but that is actually a good thing, said Ken Wafula, a human rights campaigner in Eldoret, the city in the Rift Valley that was the epicentre of

the slaughter. “Those who are supposed to incite will see what ICC has done, and they will not be ready to (stir up violence) for fear of maybe a warrant coming out.” Many suspect that the Sudanese regime’s acceptance of the overwhelming “yes” vote in the recent independence referendum in southern Sudan was similarly driven by fear among top officials in Khartoum that using force would expose them to the same kind of ICC arrest warrant that has already been issued for President Omar al-Bashir over the Darfur genocide. Even after sixteen years, the ICC got Ratko Mladic. It got most of the surviving organisers of the genocide in Rwanda. The likelihood of being pursued by the ICC represents a real risk for senior political and military leaders who contemplate using force against their own people. They may do it anyway – consider Libya, Syria and Yemen at the moment – but it is nevertheless a genuine deterrent, and sometimes it saves lives.

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Youth Cares Youth Cares presents a cheque of $1,200 to the Lions Club of Oliver (Linda Schaffrick in blue vest) for new playground equipment. The group worked at various triathlons last year to raise funds for a local community project. This year they will be running aid stations to support their global project, “Harvest for the Hungry.”

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Nothin’ But Net brings bit of international flavour Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Nothin’ But Net (NBN) is bringing some international flavour to Oliver this summer, plus a signed pair of Steve Nash’s shoes. Get in line, chump. The camp will be held July 18-22 at Sen Pok Chin school. Head coach and founder Spencer McKay will be joined by professional basketball players Joey Vickery and Jeremy McCulloch. Both have played with the Canadian National Team and both currently play in Europe. “Joey is one of the most well known shooters in the game, and has been a head coach at NBN since the beginning,” McKay said. As for McCulloch, this is his fourth year at the camp. Besides standing seven feet tall, he is an excellent player and coach. Of course, McKay needs no introduction as he went from a star Hornet at SOSS to the national team and then Europe. He now resides in Belgium.

The NBN camp in Oliver will see a special guest coach dropping by. “NBA star Steve Nash has also sent us a signed pair of his shoes, which we will give to one lucky camper,” McKay said. This year the camp will host its first campers from outside the country. Tim Overeem from the Netherlands, Marshall Kontos from the US, and Mark Jacobs from the UK will attend NBN. All are entering Grade 10, go to the International School of Brussels in Belgium, and have played for McKay on the varsity boys team. “They are great kids and very talented players, and we are really excited to have them at our camp. This adds an international flavour to Nothin' But Net, and not many camps can say that.” Besides this year’s international players, as well as several players from Penticton and Vancouver, NBN will be almost entirely made up of local basketball players. Boys or girls going into Grade 4 to 7 can enter the Rookie Camp, while those going into Grade 8 to 12 can enter the Pro Camp. Both camps offer the best basketball skill instruction from professional players. Campers also learn about strategy, sportsmanship, and teamwork, all while having a lot of fun. McKay was offered to coach at the Gonzaga University advanced skills camp at the end of July. “This is a week-long basketball camp along the same lines as NBN, but hopefully it will enable me to get my foot in the door, as I would like to coach at the NCAA level. Anyone interested in attending Nothin' But Net can call Mo Basso at 250-498-0503, or download the electronic registration from the Oliver Daily News website. The camp is also on Facebook with loads of photos and information, and anyone can join.


Ashley McGinnis from Oliver gets high-fives from Nothin’ But Net coaches. This summer’s program at Sen Pok Chin school starts July 18.

The 2010 Town of Oliver Annual Report and 2010 Financial Statements are available for public inspection starting June 8, 2011, on the Town of Oliver website at or at the Town Office, 35016 – 97th Street, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except statutory holidays. The annual report includes: • the 2010 audited financial statements • a report on property tax exemptions and the value of the exemptions • a progress report on objectives and measures set in the 2010 Annual Report • a report on municipal services and operations for 2010 • a statement of objectives and measures that will determine progress respecting objectives for 2011 PRESENTATION OF 2010 ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS You are invited to the Regular Open Council meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 35041- 99th Street, or to other such time and place that the meeting is adjourned. At the meeting, staff will be presenting the 2010 Annual Report and 2010 Financial Statements. This presentation will provide an overview of municipal operations for 2010 and a summary of objectives for 2011. Following the presentation of the annual report, council welcomes submissions and questions from the public. 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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A little of the right attitude goes a long way at Nothin’ But Net basketball camp in Oliver. Here, a group of rookie campers and their coaches ham it up for the camera.

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2011 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization! Awards of Excellence Categories: • Advocacy • Cultural Heritage and Diversity These awards encourage excellence by • Innovative Services honouring people and organizations • Service Provider whose work makes the lives of children • Youth Leadership and youth better, and exemplifies • Lifetime Achievement Award innovation and respect. • Mentoring* Winners will be recognized and honoured To make a nomination or for more at an awards dinner in Vancouver, information on the Representative’s October 13, 2011. Awards visit DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS 4:00 PM Pacific Time August 31, 2011

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Camp Day Tim Hortons Camp Day last week was a big success, with countless people supporting the cause to send youth to camp this summer. Shown at the wheel of fortune are, from left, Bob Grant, Terri Ardiel, Wayne Bierbaum, Don Osborne, and Ron Hovanes.

OBA to host big fashion show Carol Ann Quibell Special to the Chronicle Fashion is coming to the South Okanagan and it’s for a good cause. On June 16 the Oliver Business Association will host a fashion show at Medici’s to help raise funds for Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre, a much needed resource to the residents of the South Okanagan. In Osoyoos, Spirits Free coffee shop is also having a fashion show during the month of June to offer support. “We can see the needs of the community because we are local,” said Desert Sun executive director Roxie Van Aller. “We are also hoping to raise the profile of Desert Sun because a lot of people don’t know who we are.” The counselling and resource centre offers advocacy support for anything people may need help with, such as safe, shortterm shelter and support for women and children, men’s and women’s counselling, access to community outreach programs, or drug and alcohol prevention programs. All women, children and men are provided assistance individually, in a group or as a family through any of the free programs available. Programs are made possible because of funding provided by events like the fashion show and also from monies collected in the donation boxes located in the Oliver and Osoyoos liquor stores during the month of June. More collection boxes can be found in Okanagan Falls at the Heritage Market and Jardin Antiques.

The towns of Osoyoos and Oliver are strong supporters. Funding also comes from both provincial and federal governments as well as the United Way. During the year there are a variety of fundraising events such as the recent Royal LePage Shelter Foundation garage sales. The Town of Oliver recently donated $4,700 to Desert Sun to put towards

their Community Kitchen which provides a nutritious meal for participants to take home for $2.50. They also provide information and assistance on preserving, freezing and dehydrating foods. They have a garden in Osoyoos with fresh vegetables and also provide pre/post natal vitamins and a weekly food certificate for pregnant women. Anyone needing assis-

tance can contact Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre at 250-4857777 or drop in to their office. No referral is necessary and all of the services are free and confidential. In the event of an emergency, the 24- hour crisis line is 1-877-723-3911. Fashion show tickets are available at any of the Oliver Business Association member stores or offices.

MINES ACT NOTICE OF PROPOSED SAND AND GRAVEL Take notice that MATHEW LEWIS, AGENT (Owner, Agent or Manager) of 0817028 B.C. Ltd. (Name(s) of Mine(s) and/or Company has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed SAND AND GRAVEL (Sand & Gravel Pit) located at: Lot 3, Plan 29532 DL 10395, 24505 Portion Lot 30 B SDYD, 38042 Hwy 97 (Legal Description as well as Local Address). Any person affected by or interestd in this program has 30 days to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, South Central Region, 162 Oriole Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7. A copy of the proposal is available for viewing at 9712 - 356th Ave, Oliver, BC. Yours truly, Mathew Lewis

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New principal announced for Tuc-el-Nuit school Shannon Miller Special to the Chronicle I want to announce the appointment of Dave Foster as principal of Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School starting September 2011. Foster comes with 17 years of teaching experience in both middle school and high school. He has taught in School District 53 for seven years and has spent the last four as vice-principal of Osoyoos Secondary School. He is excited about coming to this amazing community and looks forward to get-

HEARTWORM TESTING AND PREVENTION 2011 We have a test that will quickly determine if your pet has been exposed to Heartworm disease. Any dog that has not been tested in the past three years or has missed some heartworm medication should be tested this year. It is time to start heartworm prevention. We have monthly flavoured tablets as well as topical medication which should be given between June 1st and November 1st, 2011. Please phone the Oliver Veterinary Hospital @ 250-498-4575 to order your monthly heartworm preventive medication.

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ting to know staff, students and parents. I will be heading to Osoyoos Secondary School to take on Foster’s role as vice-principal. I am thrilled about this new opportunity. I have really appreciated the support of this community and have grown from this experience. Thank you for being so welcoming and encouraging. As the year winds down, Foster and I will be working together to ensure Tuc-el-Nuit continues to be the best place to learn and grow. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

The Tokios bunkhouse was home sweet home A man would have to have great patience and forbearance to move a building by himself. Josef John Tokios had both when he decided to perform just such an endeavour, but “Johnny” as he was known to friends, was always interested in trying new things. Johnny was born in Ujvidek, Hungary in 1924, and had a lifetime of experiences before immigrating to Canada in 1952. As a young man, he wanted to design jewellery, but his first occupation was as a beautician. He also had training as a goldsmith. However, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted in the Hungarian army, but soon became a POW during wartime years. Upon release Johnny worked in the harsh environs of a coal mine in West Germany. In January of 1950, he married wife Ursula Pendzich in West Germany, and on Christmas Day of that year, daughter Marika was born. Deciding to make a fresh start in Canada, the young family sailed by ship to Quebec in 1952. They worked and travelled, and eventually settled in the BC southern interior town of Beaverdell, which had been an important mining area, with initial prospecting beginning in the late 1880’s. It was while working as a locomotive driver at the Highland-Bell Mine that Johnny chatted frequently with local miners and hiked up to the by then, out-of-production Sally Mine. The Sally Mine was a past producer, located 1.5 kilometres southsoutheast of Beaverdell. First discovered in 1901, in its heyday, it produced silver, gold, lead, zinc and copper. Operated from 1901 to 1910 by the Vancouver and Boundary Creek Development and Mining Company, it has since passed though various hands. The school house, kitchen and bunkhouse were still in tact in the 1950’s and later, Johnny became inspired to move one of the buildings down to land he had purchased in 1963-midway between Oliver and Osoyoos. Since, even for Johnny, it would be too much of an undertaking to move all the buildings, he decided on the bunkhouse, and soon had permission to move it. The bunkhouse had been home to nineteen men, and so was a fair size, but Johnny was determined Over the course of about a year, he took the wooden structure apart, piece by piece numbering each one for shipment down the steep, winding incline of Anarchist Mountain, through the valley to his land south of Oliver. All he had was a Volkswagen truck and a little trailer in the back.

Johnny is no longer around to recount the experience, as he died at Oliver, September 16, 2000. However, his wife, Ursula recalls the whole event clearly, and relates the tale. “I asked him, why do you make yourself so much trouble getting it down log by log?” I said to him once. “Can’t we rent a big logging truck?” Following his wife’s advice, he tried to get a truck, and all of the men he approached, refused. They well knew that the switchbacks on the road were so high up in the mountain, and were so sharp that the loaded truck couldn’t’ take the curve. It was Johnny and his Volkswagen truck with a little trailer on the back. “He used to come flying through Osoyoos with a small red flag at the end of his logs,” remembers Ursula. “It looked funny doing that. People were smiling and saying, “There comes Johnny with his logs.” However, he managed not to have any major mishaps on his two-and -one-half hour trip down the mountain to 123rd Street, south of Oliver. All this time, he was still working at various jobs up in Beaverdell, and later at the Midway sawmill. Ursula had moved down to a rented house in the more amenable Oliver. Johnny came home on weekends, bringing the bunkhouse logs with him. In 1964, the enterprising couple also planted their first three acres of vineyard, which, over the years, eventually grew to 10 acres. Their young family, which by now included a son David as well, helped Johnny reconstruct the bunkhouse on their land, and the family moved into their new home in the summer of 1975. A power post with four lines provided electricity, and they had a propane gas stove as well. The harsh winters up at the Sally Mine had weathered the bunkhouse roof, and so Johnny didn’t transport it. He constructed a new, rather unique one instead, layered with plywood and tar paper, sod overtop, and later, a scattering of animal horns for an even more creative touch. When Johnny retired at age sixty-five, he had more time to devote to another artistic endeavour-his large wooden carvings, that still surround the house. He had showings in Vancouver, Oliver and Osoyoos. “My husband was an artist at heart” says his wife Ursula fondly. Indeed, his memory lives on through his artwork, and the house on the hillside stands as a unique testament to the man himself?

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Gardeners reminded of contest There’s still time to enter the second annual Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest in Oliver. The deadline is June 18. The Communities In Bloom contest is being hosted by Oliver and the contest is being hosted by the Oliver Community Arts Council and judged by members of the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club. Entry forms are available at Future Gardens, Tussie Mus-

sies, Riverside Nursery, True Value Hardware, and Heather’s Threadz. A “before” picture is no longer required, but if one is available the entrant can send it via the website stated on the application form. A photograph can also be mailed to the Oliver Community Arts Council, Box 1711, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0.

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Members of the Oliver Heirloom Garden Club will be judging this year’s Best Bloomin’ Garden Contest, which closes June 18. From left are judges Doreen Shuttleworth, Marilyn Cade, Jean Niesen, Rose Whittle, and Ann Sorensen.

Elvis rocks the house at legion Marge Sluchinski Special to the Chronicle

So many people said Adam was such an amazing performer The king is dead but not forgotten which is evident as thousands of tribute artists all over the world keep Elvis' memory alive by entertaining millions of fans young and old. We have a talented young man in our midst by the name of Adam Fitzpatrick. Adam played to a sold out crowd at the Royal Canadian Legion on May 28, which was a fundraiser organized by Joan Smith. Adam was born and raised in Penticton but is no stranger to Oliver as his grandmother lived here for many years. He got his start only in 2008 when his co-workers at the Barley Mill Pub dared him to enter the annual Penticton Elvis Festival. No one was more surprised than Adam himself when he won first in the amateur category. He 's been a big part of the festivals ever since. This year's Elvis Festival is June 24-26, where there will be approximately 30 young men competing in the amateur and professional division. Hopefully Adam's fans will be there to cheer him on. Adam is taking a big step this year by entering in the world renowned Elvis Festival in Collingwood, Ontario in July. We wish him all the best. In the meantime, Adam works at a full time job and performs every chance he gets at concerts, small and large. He takes the audience on a journey through three stages of Elvis' career, beginning in a gold jacket singing his early songs, next he wows the crowd in the era of the sexy black leather suit and ending in a white jumpsuit. From the reaction of the crowd at the legion on May 28, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand.

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Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick belts out a familiar tune during a recent performance at the Oliver legion.

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New Elks executive

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You’re looking at the new officers of the Oliver Elks for 2011-2012. In front from left are membership director Bob Hiibner, president Joanne Bray, installing officer past district deputy Annie Zandvliet, first vice-president Gary Guraluik, treasurer Barb Barley, and secretary Marla Wilson. In back from left are second vice-president Ron Ethier, third vice-president Mike Burns, Chaplain Harry Bray, esquire Al Simpson, publicity director Cynthia Woolham, and historian Marilyn Hiibner. The Oliver Elks held its installation of officers on May 23 in the Oliver Elks hall. A great lunch was served by the Sister Elks after the installation.



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Rustico Farm & Cellars peeks at the past for love of heritage Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle A visit to Rustico Farm & Cellars is best enjoyed by stuffing the 21st century into a back pocket and letting the past take its place. Come to the winery, and see the livingsod-roofed farmhouse that grew around an 1800’s miners’ bunkhouse moved from the defunct Sally Silver Mine at Beaverdell in the 1950’s. See the split-rail fencing, the covered antique prairie grain wagon at the bottom of the driveway, the rustic front of the Lonesome Quail wine-tasting saloon—yes, saloon—waiting to reveal its secrets, and the 1902 Baynes carriage close to the saloon’s entrance, and it is obvious this is no ordinary destination. Even the directions are unique: Hwy 97 (south of Oliver) to Rd.16 to 123rd St. left to the covered wagon. In a region famous for its vineyards, vistas and vibrant desertscapes, Rustico raises the experience bar a little higher. Here on the sheltered south-west end of the Golden Mile, terroir meets the Old West where horses are welcome and history resides in the corners and crossbeams. At Rustico musical memories sometimes flow from a player piano and it is easy to imagine the dust and din from the ghostly hooves of 23,000 head of Texas Longhorn in the valley below and the hoarse cries of the 17-year- old drovers who herded them here to feed the gold and silver mining operations in the surrounding hills. Of course, the proprietor of Rustico makes the picture complete. Sporting a Silver-Belly Gus-style cowboy hat, jeans and a soup-strainer moustache, Bruce Fuller reminds guests of the well-known Western character actor, Wilfred Brimley. Passionate about the time period he is recalling on his 10-acre spread, Fuller is a walking archive of the waning days of the 19th century in the South Okanagan when Fairview’s TeePee Hotel rang with the boisterous bragging and the bawdy songs of a citizenry high on hope and risk-taking. And it is this era that Fuller brings to life at Rustico. “What we are trying to do is create a feeling of taking guests back in time a little bit to the days when this was a mining and ranching community.” Fuller recognized the property’s potential when he saw it in 2007. Already equipped with the farmhouse and a vineyard planted to rarely seen varietals like Zinfandel and the French-hybrid Chancellor, the site stirred his marketing background and artistic sense and Fuller realized he was looking at an uncut gem. “For instance, the sod roof on that house is called a cryptobiotic crust, which means ‘hidden life’. When the cattle grazed all the grass off the valley, underneath was a material made of different types of mosses and materials,” he

explained, adding that sections of that crust and underlying dirt were then cut transported and put on the roof. He has kept the existing 48-year-old vines and added others—Merlot, Zinfandel and Gewürztraminer—that thrive on the particular terroir of his property, thanks to its rocky composition, perfectly oriented slope and winds from three directions. Currently his workers are grafting Cabernet Franc onto his Chancellors too. “Government people tell us that this little corner of the Golden Mile bench is the best one they’ve seen,” he said adding that all told he and his partners have about 400 acres of vines throughout the region and produce about 10,000 cases of wine a year. Fuller greets each day with gusto, his mind racing with ideas and ventures he can implement at Rustico. There are Saturday potluck suppers around the chuck wagon in the summer; a picnic area perfect for bringing your own vittles; and the evolving Quails’ Roost art gallery featuring works by the Oliver Sagebrushers. Now helicopter wine tours are in the works. Kids are not forgotten, either. Fuller’s two dogs—Katie the Golden Retriever and Lara an Old English Sheepdog— are grooming-trained. “We have a box of grooming gear and when kids come with their parents we ask them if they’d like to groom the dogs. We give the kids juice boxes if they do and sometimes those dogs get groomed two-three times a day and there’s fluff flying all over the place!” Still it is in the Lonesome Quail saloon where Fuller really shines. Determined to give a tech-savvy generation a taste of Wild West romance tempered with levity evocative of the times, Fuller has created a venue where One-armed Reed and prospecting partner Ryan might have wet their whistles while their horses grew restless outside. Fuller has tossed the status quo and crafted his own look here; from the tumblers gracing the bar to the bandanatrimmed bottles cooling in blue enamelware coffeepots or resting in wooden apple box displays, this saloon relishes bucking off the rule book. And Rustico’s two white and five red wines reflect the establishment’s heritage focus, with names like Farmer’s Daughter, Isabella’s Poke, Doc’s Buggy, Mother Lode, Last Chance, Bonanza, and a meritage, Threesome. Furthermore, to keep the visit’s memory alive, Fuller has created descriptive vignettes on the labels, ones that guests can share enjoyably with family and friends after they return home. And with a cheeky grin he saves the best for last. People who join his wine club, called the Rustico Wine Posse, become Deputy Wine Marshalls, complete with tin badges.

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Come to Rustico Farm and Cellars and listen to proprietor Bruce Fuller spin tales of the old west while he pours one of his reds or whites. With names like Doc’s Buggy (Pinot Noir) Isabella’s Poke (Pinot Gris) and Mother Lode (Merlot) you know you are in for a visit you won’t forget.


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Grease is the word

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The recent Half-Corked Marathon in Oliver saw some imaginitive costumes, such as “Greased Lightning,” the group costume winner. It was a great journey of fitness and wine consumption.

RDOS passes motion to support Oliver doctors Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Oliver doctors have the backing of the RDOS in their fight for pay equity and the survival of the ER department at SOGH. All but one board member (Michael Brydon) voted in favour of a motion to support the doctors in changing their method of payment from a fee for service plan to salary. At present, doctors who work shifts at SOGH earn less than their counterparts who work shifts at Penticton Regional Hospital. Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells expressed his support for Oliver physicians. He strongly objected to Brydon’s negative vote on the issue, noting the director wanted the board to take a “softer” approach in directing the Ministry of Health to solve the problem. “We’re coming to a crisis situation here. This is not the time to be soft,” Wells told the Chronicle.

The motion to support Oliver doctors came after a meeting between town officials and rural directors from Oliver and Osoyoos. It requests the minister of health to change the payment method for ER work in Oliver, and that the salary offered be similar to what Penticton doctors earn for performing similar services. South Okanagan General Hospital currently sees more than 18,000 visits to its emergency ward every year. Eight physicians currently staffing the emergency ward at SOGH have tendered their resignations, effective in July. A number of the physicians would withdraw their resignations if they received an equitable pay to their colleagues in Penticton. Oliver physicians who work shifts at SOGH run private practices. A fee for service is generally adequate to cover time missed at their practice. During the winter months, there may be times when the volume of patients at the emergency ward doesn’t adequately compensate physicians for closing their practice.

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Doctor Steven Evans, president of medical staff at SOGH, said there will be no sustained coverage for the emergency department if the current situation doesn’t change. Evans said only half of the physicians in Oliver are able to continue working at SOGH due to age and health issues. This has placed an increased workload on remaining physicians. He noted the difficulty in recruiting new doctors in Oliver, especially since their counterparts in Penticton are paid twice as much. Evans said the other problem in attracting physicians to Oliver is the fact SOGH has seen the removal of obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery and many inpatient hospital beds. Doctor C.S. Johnston said one physician chose not to stay in Oliver because no surgeries were performed at SOGH. Another one left because there were no maternity services. Young physicians who want the experience in these disciplines go elsewhere, Johnston said.

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One solution he mentioned is to establish a single clinic with a group of physicians and make it easy (with incentives) for them to settle into their practice. According to Evans, this would make it less onerous in covering the workload and acquiring locums during absences. Councillor Marji Basso said the hospital needs obstetric services to attract young families to the community. Hospital district chairman Walter Despot said the emergency ward at SOGH should not be closed under any circumstances. So he’s hoping a solution can be found. But to be frank, Despot said there is no extra money out there in the ministry’s $17 billion budget. He pointed out that a pay equity application for doctors can take a year to process through the regular channels. “That’s why we’re attempting to meet with the ministry to see if there’s an interim solution as we work our way through this.” Despot said they have to come up with something to keep doctors working in the ER ward at SOGH. “ER physicians who work in Oliver are entitled to the same pay schedule as Penticton doctors. To me that’s very fair.” But Despot said Oliver is not alone because other communities are in the same situation. Hospital administrator Cindy Crane confirmed that an application for an alternate payment plan for Oliver doctors will be reCLUES ACROSS 1. A roll of insulation 5. Brazilian dance 10. Something that is owed 14. Middle Eastern chieftain 15. South African village 16. 6th Jewish month 17. Sandwich shop 18. “Air Music” composer 19. Extinct flightless bird 20. Exabyte 21. 1/1000 of an inch 22. 4th US state 23. Boater 27. Quarterback throws 30. Dentist’s group 31. Honorable title (Turkish) 32. Ursidae family 35. Removes an apple’s center 38. To have supper 42. Back breaking work 43. Public promotion of a product 44. Point midway between N and E 45. Dull in appearance 46. Change by reversal 47. Attack on all sides 49. Scientific workplaces 50. Prickly seed covering 52. Frozen water 54. Move back and away from 56. Fipple flute 60. Bladed tool 61. Actress Farrow 62. 2001 Spielberg film 63. An explosive device 66. Explosive sounds 68. Duffels 70. Dwarf buffalo 71. Seraph 72. Scottish hillside 73. Czar (alt.) 74. Iraq seaport 75. Metal food containers CLUES DOWN 1. Cover with condensation 2. Rhizopodan (alt. sp.)

viewed in June. But there’s no guarantee it will be approved. She pointed out that SOGH has a contingency plan for times when there are not enough doctors to meet emergency room demands. Interior Health senior medical director Dr. Jonathan Slater said the doctor shortage is a worldwide problem and not specific to Oliver. He expressed his hope that physicians who announced their ER resignations will reconsider. Until then, Interior Health will continue its attempts to recruit new physicians here with the “red carpet” treatment. Local MLA John Slater said he plans to bring the issue to the forefront at a rural caucus meeting this week. He acknowledged that government needs to do a better job to ensure that rural communities have good, quality healthcare. “We have to make sure we do have pay equity, whether it’s in downtown Vancouver or Oliver.” Slater said rural communities have a tough time recruiting doctors, many of whom want to specialize when they finish school. He noted his youngest daughter was born in Penticton after the maternity ward was shut down in Oliver. But he stated it’s hard to staff a maternity ward when there are so few babies being born in the community.

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Elks president Joanne Bray reflects on the club Elks want to be more involved in community (The Chronicle interviewed Joanne Bray, the new president of the Oliver Elks Lodge following its 75th anniversary and executive meeting.)

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Q: Why did you let your name stand as president? A: I actually did not want the position as president, but when you have members telling you all the time that they want you to run, I guess they know best, as it is their lodge. Q: What is your background with the Elks? A: I have been an Elk for three years and was treasurer for one year. I also tend bar and do the meat draw on Wednesday. We have a meat draw Sundays also. I like helping people, making them happy and feeling better. I am also an Oliver Lion, which is another great organization. Q: As the new president, what are your goals for the organization? A: As the new president I have a lot of new ideas and goals but there is no such thing as I (or me) at the Elk’s Lodge. The executive and members’ ideas are what I am going to work on to make them happy and have a good and fun place to come. Q: Any new direction the lodge is heading in?

A: We would like to see the Elks get more involved with the community and help more people in need of guidance. Q: How many members belong to the Elks in Oliver? A: There are approximately 130 members in the Oliver Elks. Q: Is recruiting new members the biggest challenge of the organization? How do you overcome that? A: Recruiting new members does not seem to be a problem, as we had 85 members two years ago and now have 130 with seven to eight more people being inducted at the new executives first meeting June 14th at 7 p.m. Getting volunteers is the hard part. People are so busy nowadays, family and work do come first. Q: What are the Elks best known for? A: The thousands of dollars donated every year; children are a main concern, bursaries, the meat draws, karaoke, birthday dinners, hall rentals, crib, pool and darts. Most of the lounge has been remodelled and is a nice place to come have a coffee or drink and chat with your friends. New executive members for 2011-2012 include: immediate past president Shane Pont; first vice Gary Gurliuk; second vice Ron Ethier; third vice Mike Burns; membership director Bob Hiibner; secretary Marla Wilson; treasurer Barb Barley; sergeant-atarms Allan Simpson; chaplain Harry Bray; publicity director Cindy Woolham; and historian Marilyn Hiibner.

Joanne Bray is the new president of the Oliver Elks club. She enjoys helping people and making them feel happy. She is also a member of the Oliver Lions Club.


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AL-ANON - Offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at various locations. There are regular meetings in Oliver. Call 250-490-9272 for information. JUNE 8 - Lions meeting. Call Linda at 250-498-3710. JUNE 11 - Taylor Lake with Skip King. Moderately difficult. May be long. Meet at CPR station at 8 am. Call 250-485-0263. JUNE 14 - Kiwanis club of Oliver meets at noon for lunch at comm. centre. Potential Kiwanians welcome. Call 250-498-0889. JUNE 15 - Oliver/Osoyoos Aktion Club meets 6 pm at Kiwanis Manor. 34822-99 St. Call 250-495-6617. JUNE 15 - Dance with Paul & friends at senior centre, 1: 30 pm.

refreshments and 50/50 draw. Call 250-498-6142. JUNE 26 - Bull Moose to Long Joe in Regal Ridge area with Carol Boan. Not too strenuous. Meet Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza at 8:30 am. Call 250495-6107. JUNE 28 - Kiwanis club of Oliver meets at noon for lunch at comm. centre. Potential Kiwanians welcome. Call 250-498-0889. JULY 1 - Osoyoos pancake breakfast for Canada Day. 7 am start. by town hall. Parade at 11 am. Entertainment at Gyro Park. Fireworks at 10 pm. JULY 10 - Harper Ranch with Doug Brown. A great birding area destination in the creek area. Meet Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza at 8 am. Call 250495-6164.

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Car buff’s dream weekend coming to Osoyoos Shana Cachola                                        Special to the Chronicle Osoyoos will be the home to everything automotive the week of June 9th through 12th. Regardless of what type of car enthusiast you are there is bound to be something going on that will catch your fancy.  The Cactus Jalopies Desert Beach Cruise

kicks off on Thursday night and continues on throughout the weekend.  It culminates with drag racing excitement at the Richter Pass Motorplex, sponsored by the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA).  The Beach cruise has events ranging from bowling to wine tours, a show and shine to shop tour, a BBQ with a dance and vendors, and a scenic cruise.

• Full Bobcat / Augering Service • Decks

At Sunday’s drag race a special jalopies only class will be the chance for the old jalopies to show off their stuff and see who’s fastest.  The Desert Beach Cruise continues to grow in number of participants and in spectators. Combine this with all of the regular drag racers that come out for every race and you’ve got something for everyone to enjoy.  Many of the volunteers for both events do not race, nor do they have old jalopies. They simply volunteer countless hours of labour so that a fun, family-oriented week-

end can happen in our Sunny Okanagan valley. Gates open at Richter Pass Motorplex at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 12.  Racers come early to register and make your way through technical inspection. There is a charge at the gate, but children 12 and under are admitted free with adult supervision. Qualifying races begin around 11 a.m. and the main event eliminations begin around 1 p.m.  Concessions are on site.  For more information on drag racing go to or contact Doug at 250-498-6443.

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Sunday and Monday evenings at the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club is the place to be! Two can play Nine and then Dine for only $69! Valid after 3 PM Beginning on June 13th 9 holes of golf including power cart Menu includes 1 drink and selection from 4 feature entrees


Early Bird Golfers – Save 22% for the month of June Valid Monday – Thursday between 6 AM and 8 AM *excluding statutory holidays 18 holes of golf with power cart ($55) Receive a $5.oo voucher redeemable for food & beverage or golf merchandise


Sunday leisurely brunch returns to the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club! STARTING IN JUNE Enjoy our breakfast a’ la’ carte menu, along with one breakfast feature item, until 1 PM every Sunday.

COME AND ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITIES Contact our Pro-Shop for tee times at: 250-495-7003 Contact our Restaurant for reservations at: 250-495-7118

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The Cactus Jalopies Desert Beach Cruise kicks off on Thursday night and continues on throughout the weekend. It culminates with drag racing excitement at the Richter Pass Motorplex, sponsored by the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA).

Kids warned about creek Public Works foreman Dave Janzen is advising children to use extreme caution around rivers and creeks in Oliver. Janzen said he drove by Wolf Cub Creek last week and witnessed some children playing around it. He spoke to them about the danger. The creek is still high and flowing fast

from the spring freshet, and a child can easily be swept away. “A number of years back we had a rescue in the river because a lady’s dog fell into the river and she went after the dog. The dog swam to shore but we had to pull the lady out with ropes. Just a word of advice for the public.”

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Brain food nourishes everyone’s mental health Many people typify good health from the neck down. But it hardly needs to be spelled out that eating too much junk food is not only bad for the way our bodies look, but also how our brain works. The ticket to health, happiness and clear thinking is applying those laws which regulate how our mind operates. None of the principles involved are rocket science. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling said: “It is now recognized by leading workers in the field that behaviour is determined by the functioning of the brain, and that the functioning of the brain is dependent on its composition and its structure.” In other words, thinking is as biological as digestion, and scientists recognize that the physical state of our brain affects our thinking. That’s bad news for the masses, for which there seldom is a home cooked By Jorg meal. And even “home-cooking” has been re-defined to include Hamburger Helper, canned vegetables and processed meats. What’s left out are fresh fruits and vegetables, beneficial fats from nuts and fish (the brain is 60 per cent fat), quality proteins such as lean meats and water. The World Health Organization claims that mental health problems “are fast becoming the number-one health issue of the 21st century.” Clinical depression is the biggest international health threat after heart disease, and dementia is fast making a powerful case for itself. Studies now point to junk food increasing the occurrence of other mental ailments such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-com-

pulsive disorder. Most ill health and disease doesn’t happen by chance. Studies show that 9 out 10 people eat less than the recommended daily amounts of essential nutrients, which makes for a compelling case of garbage in, garbage out. Whenever you eat from a can, a package or a box, food technology not only denies you essential nutrients, but it also gives you the added burden of unwanted elements. Everything we eat seems to have the stamp of ill health: irradiation, sterilization, pasteurization, over-processing, biotechnology, agricultural superbugs, overcrowded farm pens and unhealthy animal feeds. Add to that unwanted chemicals, preservatives, sugars and harmful fats, pesticides, herbicides, steroids, hormones, lack of Mardian enzymes, fibre and nutrients. Believe it or not, what you eat becomes your brain and your body. The proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, water and nutrients you ingest from wholesome foods impacts the functioning of the brain. Obviously, the more healthy food you eat, the better off your brain, and body, will be. Blood sugar and the brain Aside from nutritional deficiencies, another important key to understanding how blood sugar-levels affect the brain. Too little produces fatigue, confusion, irritability and aggression, while too much may result in loss of consciousness. Processed foods like refined sugars and flours can send blood sugar levels on a

roller coaster ride throughout the day, resulting in emotional ups and downs and possibly a dependence on such foods. The immediate effect on blood sugar levels after consumption is almost drug-like and temporarily lifts the moods. Denial of cause is a growing trend in modern society, followed by shock at the occurrence of disease. The solution is to eat whole foods to feed the brain. Our physi-

cal body is not separate from our mind. If we disconnect the two, it becomes easy to think that diet plays no role in mental health. But it does, as a contributing factor. Contrary to what most assume, mental illness is not all psychological, but also physiological. Whole foods, as close to their natural state as possible allow optimum capacity to think, reason and make decisions.

Lifestyle Wise

RDOS gets WNV funds

The Union of BC Municipalities has provided funding (from the province of BC) to the RDOS for a 2011 West Nile virus (WNV) risk reduction initiative. The purpose of the $293,700 program will be mosquito larvicide application, trapping, identification and site surveillance to accurately assess the risk of WNV throughout the district and Indian reserves.

Public education and tire collection designed to minimize the presence of mosquito breeding sites will be an important part of the program. If you have any standing water or flooding on your property, notify mosquito control staff at 250-4909-4110, or by email at

We take it all for granted Henry Wiebe Special to the Chronicle

I was walking along the hike and bike trail enjoying the sunshine, the birds, trees budding, flowers blooming and warmth coming our way. But I took it for granted. I had a great meal of fruit, vegetables, meat, dessert and beverage. My body was built to get what it needed in nutrients from that meal. My taste buds enjoyed it. I possessed an efficient system for getting rid of what was not beneficial for me. But I took it for granted. I took a deep breath of fresh air. My lungs were equipped to handle it. The air was just the right mixture of nitrogen and oxygen and other gases. The blood vessels in my lungs and the membranes around the air sacs were just right for allowing oxygen to be absorbed but not other gases. My red corpuscles were built to transport the oxygen to all my cells where just the right conditions existed to

absorb what I needed to fuel the job the cells do. Then the same blood cells were equipped to truck the waste carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be expelled. Without this complex system I would not stay alive. But I took it for granted. Then I walked past a person having difficulty with something not working right on his bike and he cursed God for it. It struck me how horribly wrong that is and how terrible it is for me to be unthankful. Every day we are provided with a long list of incredibly complex bodily functions and numerous beneficial amenities in the world around us without so much as a thank you coming from us to the Creator. But when some little thing doesn’t go just the way we want it we lash out at God. How come He puts up with us? More than that – not only does He put up with us but Easter reminded us that He loved us so much that He sent us His Son to die for us. We had better take note.


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Steak and Lobster Fridays 4 PM - Close Every Friday we feature our NY Strip Steak and Warm Water Lobster Tail Dinner for just $24.95

Reservations are encouraged and suggested Call us at 250 498 2880 ext 2 (PUBLIC WELCOME)

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Okanagan Gleaners see new blood Contributed To the Chronicle Approximately 100 people attended the Okanagan Gleaners annual general meeting on Monday, May 23 at the production plant on Road 3. President Steve Hetherington expressed appreciation for the many volunteers who came out over the past year, and also thanked those who were willing to donate vegetables and apples for processing. In 2010, more than six million servings of soup and many barrels of dried apples were produced for shipping overseas to feed people in need. In addition, the annual Sock Drive saw more than 24,000 items such as toques, mitts, undergarments, and sweaters collected, sorted, and packed for shipping to Moldova. Noteworthy events that occurred over the past year included the purchase of the property on which the Glean-


ers has operated for the last 15 years. Irrigation separation and fencing have already been completed, and the future will see a number of site upgrades taking place. New general manager Vic Peters and production manager Yves Primeau were introduced. Thanks were expressed to previous manager Eugene Unruh for his significant contribution to the Gleaners. Board members serving for the coming year include Steve Hetherington (president), Rod Freeman (vice-president), Ed Gowe (treasurer), Lex Haagen, Bill Rinsma, Glenn Rabuka, and Dave Van Slageren. The meeting was followed by a celebration banquet at the Oliver Community Centre. Anyone interested in volunteering at Okanagan Gleaners is encouraged to call the plant at 250-498-8859 or visit in person. Regular production hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Saturday.


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FIGHT HST Do you want to see the end of the HST? Do you want to see a tax relief of $1,200 per family per year? Do you want to hold the LIBERAL Government to account? Photo contributed

Okanagan Gleaners board members and managers (left to right): Ed Gowe, Rod Freeman, Bill Rinsma, Vic Peters (general manager), Dave Van Slageren, Yves Primeau (production manager), Lex Haagen, Steve Hetherington, and Glenn Rabuka.

Vote “YES” to extinguish the HST


live * laugh * dream * love River Rd. & Hwy 97 - 3 miles north of Oliver

Pastors Mark & Rae Pankratz Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 250.498.4595

OLIVER ALLIANCE Just north of town on Hwy 97

Lead Pastor: Jeremy Cook Associate Pastor: Steve McLean Pastor of Seniors: Henry Wiebe

Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Kids FORCE & Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care available during the service.

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



All are welcome 10450 - 346th Ave.

All are welcome 9915 - 358th Ave.

Services Saturday: Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. 250.498.4820

Services Sunday: Sunday School & Church Service: 10 a.m. 250.498.2781

Pastor: Oscar Halvorson

Minister: Ann White


On 119 St. off of 350th Ave.

Pastors Cameron & Margaret Ogilvie

Sunday Services: Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. (includes Children’s Church) Wed. 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study at the Church 250.498.4434


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


36672 - 79th St., Oliver Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Affiliated with Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Phone: 250.498.2322 Office hrs: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Thurs.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCC) Visitors welcome!

342nd Ave. at Airport Rd. Pastor Darren Siegle Divine Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Sunday School: 11 a.m. during Worship Service Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.


(Anglican/Episcopal) Welcomes you! 34660 - 103 St., Oliver

Rev. Patrick Reid

Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m. Information: 250.498.2559

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Smile of the week

Lisa Ekelund already has her ideal job at SOCC What is your most important value and why? My most important value is honesty and integrity because without it I feel you have nothing.

Who inspires you the most? My kids inspire me the most because they are amazing.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Oprah. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? They would be good health, happiness, and contentment for myself and my family.

What has been your crowning achievement? My business - Clownin Around Do you have a goal in life? My goal in life is to be happy.

What is your greatest extravagance? Travelling.

If you had one super power, what would it be? To be able to fly.

What living person do you most admire? My dad is the person I admire most.

If you won the $50 million Max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would share it with my family and help the less fortunate.

When and where were you happiest? When my kids were toddlers. Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to be able to sing.

What is your pet peeve in this community? My pet peeve is not enough retail stores.

Who are your heroes in real life? My children are my heroes. What or who is your greatest love in your life? My greatest love is my husband.

What is the perfect day for you in Oliver? A sunny day in the park relaxing in the sun watching my kids play.

What is it that you most dislike? Dishonesty.

What would be your ideal job? I am doing my ideal job as events/ membership coordinator for the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.

What is your favourite book? My favourite books are the Twlight series.

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What is your favourite meal? Ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus.


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CHRONICLE DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): 12:00 p.m. noon Fridays. NEWS COPY: 10:00 a.m. Mondays CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 20¢ each additional word. Per column inch $6.00 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.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS. RE: The estate of Olga Elizabeth Chard aka Olga E. Chard aka Olga Chard, deceased, formerly of Osoyoos, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Olga Elizabeth Chard aka Olga E. Chard aka Olga Chard 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 Executors, Linda ChardVolway and Ronald Chard, C/O John R. Cooper Law Corporation P.O Box 100 Osoyoos, BC. V0H 1V0 Telephone: 250-495-2626 Fax: 250-495-7000 Email: johncooper@osoyooslaw. com on or before the 25 th of June, 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.

SOUTH OKANAGAN AMATEUR PLAYERS ‘annual general meeting’ on Thursday, June 6th. Potluck at 6 pm. Meeting at 7 pm. New members welcomed. Quail’s Nest Art Centre 34274-95th Street, Oliver.





CARD OF THANKS The Oliver Lions and Lioness Clubs wish to thank those that made donations and the 30 walkers who along with 16 dogs, raised over $1,900 in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides held Sunday, May 29 in Lions Park. Thanks also to our corporate sponsors for their tremendous help: Firehall Bistro, Buy-Low Foods, Oliver’s Bakery & Deli, Dr. Daniel Ng, True-Value Hardware, Oasis Service, Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar, Murphy’s Pub, Oliver Chronicle and Mt. Boucherie Winery. The barbecue and walk were enjoyable despite the breezy weather.

2000 HONDA ACCORD. 215,000 km. Fully loaded, leather, 17” rims. Call 250498-1401.

CASHIER SUPERVISOR. Must be organized, hard working with attention to detail. Cash experience an asset. Apply with resume at Shoppers Drug Mart in Osoyoos. Call 250-495-6055.

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


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

LOOKING TO CONTACT Richard Illingworth regarding items left in storage. Call ABA Mini Storage 250-498-0546 ASAP.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS. RE: The estate of Cornellia Schuurman, deceased, formerly of 39445 149 Street in the Town of Oliver in the Province of British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Cornellia Schuurman are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Lesca Yuile care of Advani Law Office, Box 760, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0, on or before July 14, 2011, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. 47c4

GOOD SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Parents interested in enrolling their child for 2011 school year in K-7, F/T Kindergarten Sept. 2011, Call 250-495-3549 (school), 250495-5077 (home), or email: 37ctf


2005 SHADOW (Honda) Only 9,000 kms. Lady ridden, like new. Lots of extras. $6,300. ALSO MOTORIZED BICYCLE. Old school look, excellent on fuel. New. Must check it out. $700. Call 250408-9191. 50v2

1978 DODGE VANGUARD camper van - 33,000 kms. Government propane inspected, all new tires, new heater, fridge, microwave, toilet, shower and GPS. Very clean, must be seen. $4,350. OBO. ALSO 1998 SEA-DOO on own trailer with a tow-a-long trailer with a tow-a-long trailer on water. Must see, was rarely used. $2,500. Call 250-408-9191. 50v2

1992 MAZDA 2600i, extended cab, 4x4 truck with canopy. Good for hunting. Call after 5:00 pm. 250-4850258. $2,000 OBO. 50p1

1989 CHEVY VAN. New windshield rebuilt engine in excellent running condition. (10 spare tires on Rims go with the van.) $900. - Used Lawnmowers $25 each. - 12 ‘ x 4’ trailer, needs deck, $900. Call 250-498-3440.






IMMEDIATELY, SAT. / HOLIDAY relief Administrator for Real Estate Office, Oliver. Some knowledge of Real Estate procedures beneficial. Please deliver resume to BOX 12 c/o Oliver Chronicle PO Box 880 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. 49c2

LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN needed for busy automotive repair shop. At least 5 years experience needed. Must be trained in Auto Transmissions. fuel injections, electrical diagnosing, and diesel engines. Send resume with references to or drop off in person to 34456-97 St. Oliver, ask for Chip. 49c2

BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINERY is accepting applications for WINE HOST. Full and part time positions available. E-mail resume to Pauline at or fax 250-498-0690. 49p2

WORK WANTED: CEA, AUTISM SPECIALIST, looking for part time work in therapy or respite. Call Erin 250-4985439. 49v2

CARETAKER NEEDED at central Oliver apartment building. Duties include maintenance of the building and landscaping. Please phone with resume and skill to Dan 250-868-8552. 49mc2


HAIRSTYLIST WANTED: F/T, P/T, hairstylist is needed at Hair Friends. Call 250498-2068 or apply in person. 50v3

WORKOUT AND GET PAID. Housekeeper wanted Monday to Friday. Seniors welcome. Apply in person with resume to Lori at The Maple Leaf Motel Inn Towne. 50c1


MARY KAY - SKIN CARE Finally, skin care that’s made for you. Call Margaret Ogilvie at 250-498-4020. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Jul01/11

EDGING CEDARS - buy direct from grower. 6 ft - 10 for $200. We deliver. Call Budget Nurseries - toll free 1-866-498-2189 37vtf

24’ POWER BOAT, 1983 Lincoln Continental, new sprayer, utility trailer, 24” 5th Wheel, Kangaroo, power sprayer, 8 x 16 tandem trailer and headache rack for a short box pickup. Call for info. 250-498-4404 49cv2

17’ CAMPION SPEED BOAT. 115 H.P. Merc. w/ Caulkins trailer. $3,500. OBO. Call 250-498-0288. 50ftf

WELL MADE UTILITY trailer. $600. OBO, or trade for a good boat trailer. Call 250498-0780. Leave message. 50p1


SENIOR disposal sale, tools, tools, tools and many items too numerous to list. Lots for resale. Call 250-4620300. 48f3

1992 - 26’ TERRY RESORT travel trailer. Air, front kitchen, full equipt. Mint condition and newly certified. $7,800 OBO. Call 250-497-6700. 49mc3

1980 HONDA - 400 cc, good running condition. New tires/brakes. Asking $425. Call 250-498-6583. 49mc3

MOVING SALE: Palliser china cabinet, 8’ long, Kitchen table w/6 red chairs, 2 free standing clothes closets, lamps, 37” RCA w/TV stand, audio speakers, etc. Will take offers. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Call 250-498-6857. 49mc2

REBUILT TRUMP Girette, $2900 firm. New 48” pallet fork, $399 plus tax. Call Testalinda 250-498-3343. 50c3

MOVING SALE: Kitchen table 36 x 72, black with 4 upholstered chairs, good for a large family, $100. Entertainment center 22 x 58, beautiful cabinet, excellent condition, $200. Call 250-498-4552 to view. 50p1

WANTED - SCAFFOLDING to buy or rent. Needed for a new home construction. ASAP Call Bob 250-4952503. 50mc1

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BEDROOM SUITE $200. Like new. Call during the week for Saturday viewing. 250-295-7187.

THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, are offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc,. conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-7662214

BORDER COLLIE pups. Born April 19. $100 each. Call 250-498-6074 or 250490-7184.

OPEN HOUSE, Sat. June 11. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. 36845-83 St. Sutton-Power 1 Reality, Dennis Montgomery 250-809-5518.

OVER 1100 SQ FT. OFFICE space available. Store front at 9336-348 Ave. Has separate entrance, utilities and bathroom. Great location at a reasonable rate. Available May 1, 2011. Call 250-498-4506.

4 BDRM, 2 BATH. Downtown Osoyoos. Fenced yard, newly reno’d. N/S. $1,200 mth. Call 250-4956477.

FREE - clean fill to give away. You haul away. Call 250-485-7222. 49f2


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

FOR SALE - Grass hay. 800 lb. round bales. $50 per bale. Call Merv Geen 250449-5059 or 250-449-8322. 48v3


EDGING CEDARS - buy direct from grower. 6 ft - 10 for $200. We deliver. Call Budget Nurseries - toll free 1-866498-2189 37vtf

PLANTS FOR SALE - Sweet and hot peppers and egg plants. Call 250-498-9876 or 250498-9431. 49p2

TOMATO PLANTS for sale. Over 100 varieties, including Heirloom and Cherry. $1 each. Call 250-485-0157 or email 49p2


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


FREE LLAMA: Male llama. Not quite 1 year old. Brown and white. Call 250-4984574. 50f2


TOWNHOUSE - 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, single car garage. Bright, open, must see. $224,900. Call 448-9312331. 50p2



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


3 BDRM Apt. 1500 sq. ft. 2 nd floor, above the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in Town. $800 mth. plus utilities. Avail. July 1. Call 250498-2697. 50p2


2500 SQ. FT. for rent. 2nd floor, above the public library. Bright and open. Call 250-485-7880. 49c4

2 BDRM 1200 sq. ft. basement suite. Shared laundry. $600 mth. plus utilities. Call 250-485-2742. 50p2



FREE KITTENS: Cute, friendly kittens (and young cats as well) need homes. A large inventory to select from. Will deliver. Call 250498-4574. 50f2

FREE - 20 gal. Tropical fish aquarium including fish. Call 250-498-8442. 50f2

FREE TO GOOD HOMES. 4 young cats (2 female, 2 male) ALSO 2, 9 week old kittens. (1 male, 1 female). Call 250-498-5376. 50f2

Starting in June to the end of August Murphy’s pub will be open for breakfast at 8 AM daily.


MURPHY’S BREAKFASTS Sold between 8 AM to 10 AM Monday to Fridays $3.99 and $4.99 with a coffee. Regular menu resumes after 10 AM

And remember we have Karaoke now on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Licenced Liquor Store

36041 97th St, Oliver (250) 498-4313


RIGGS Gift W in e Totes $24.20






ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877-988-1145 now. Free service!

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PAC I PILS FIC 24 C NER a Coo n with ler B ag!! $39. 95

OLIVER VINEYARD FOR SALE - Full production, with crop. 11.2 acres, 2 homes plus cabin. $1,400,000. Call 1-778-869-1805.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

A D M I N A S S I S TA N T trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-5127116. A U T O M AT E D TA N K Manufacturing Inc. is looking for a certified Journeyman 40 ton crane operators ASAP. Excellent wages, full benefits after 90 days, profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days, full-time career minded individuals preferred. Please send resume to: or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview.

A U T O M AT E D TA N K Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. - $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Full-time career minded individuals preferred. Send resume to: or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview.

M o n e y P r o v i d e r. c o m . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

SAWMILLS – Band/ Chainsaw - SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills. com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT CAN'T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591.

BUILDING SALE... "Rock Bottom Prices!". 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422.

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APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403854-3141 or email:chrysler@

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AVAILABLE IN OLIVER. 1) One bedroom plus den, condo in Casa Rio. Views of the fountain, valley and mtns. $850 plus utilities. Rent negotiable for good, long-term tenant. 2) Two bedroom condo in building C of Casa Rio. $900 plus utilities. Rent includes, storage, secure entry, elevator, underground parking, exercise and games room. Available June 1st. Call Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. For more information on these rentals or properties available in Osoyoos at 250-498-6222.

MOBILE HOME. 2 bdrm. orchard/farm location. $500 mth. plus utilities. No dogs. Oliver, BC. Road 5A. Call 250-535-1117.

ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating

RETIRED PLUMBER will clean your drains. 30 yrs. Experience. Reasonable rates. Please call 250-276-4310.


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

GARAGE SALE, Sat. June 11. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 36463-73 St. Double stainless Kindred sink and faucet, 3 American Standard white bathroom sinks & faucets, kitchen counter top laminate for large kitchen, laundry sink white with faucet, double brown leather recliner (Lazy Boy), revolving clothes line and misc. items.


MOBILE HOME 2 bdrm, 2 bath on Road #7 -125th St. N/P, N/S. Avail June 1st. $550 month. Call 250-4982555 or 250-498-1102. 50p3

2 STOREY HOUSE - Avail. June 15. 6+ bdrms. Near Road 16. N/P. References required. $1,000 mth. plus utilities. Call 250-485-8571. 49v3

1 BDRM SUITE for rent on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake. Ground level, separate entrance. W/D, F/S. No pets. No smoking. Call 250-498-0543. 49p3

HOUSE FOR RENT: Tuc-elNuit area. Two bedrooms, large front room, gas F/P, modern kitchen. Appliances included. $725 plus utilities. References required. Call 250-498-4734. 50p2

36 FT. FIFTH WHEEL. 6 km N of Oliver. Weeping Willow Mobile Home Park. Skirted with large deck, fully furnished. Access to OK River. $710 mth. includes utilities and cable. Ref. and DD required. Call 250-495-2872 or cell 250-689-5045. 49v2

3 BDRM FURNISHED basement suite. Satellite and internet included. Half utilities. F/S. micro wave, W/D. Close to Osoyoos Lake. Call 250486-8050. 50v1

WANTED TO RENT a 3-4 bdrm place in Oliver. Wanted for July. Call 250-4982145. 49p2

2 BDRM top floor of house, $650 mth. plus utilities. ALSO 2 bdrm. basement suite, $550 mth. plus utilities. WHOLE HOUSE $1000. mth plus utilities. 50p2

2 BDRM HOUSE. N/S, N/P, Avail. July 1. Call 250-4980155. 50p2


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





LINTON BOBCAT AND MINI EXCAVATOR SERVICE. Yard and lawn prep., driveway levelling. Prefer working with the homeowner to develop a satisfying and functional landscaped area. Call 250-498-1033 or 250-498-2222. 38v16

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


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


RODNEY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Quality work guaranteed. Painting, time, laminate floors, windows, doors etc. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Call 250-498-2210. 50p4


WILLOWBROOK FIREHALL Giant Yard Sale. Fairview/White Lake Rd. June 11 - 9:00 am 2:00 pm. Concession available. 49mc2

KIWANIS MARKET 34782-91st Street (Sawmill Road) Check us out. We accept clean, serviceable items. Please No clothing. Call 250-485-0242 or 250-4980176. Drop off times: 9:00- 12:00 Wednesdays, and 9:00 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered.



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

RUMMAGE SALE - St. Paul Lutheran Church, 342 Ave. at Airport Road. Sat. June 11. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Furniture, household, jewelry, preschool stuff, clothing and lots more.


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


YARD SALE - June 10 & 11. 10766-350 A Ave. 9:00 - 1:00 pm both days. Household items.


Oct 4, 1923 - May 30, 2011

ANNUAL MULTI-UNIT GARAGE SALE in units #1,11,12,16,20 & 21 in Park Avenue Estates. 36242-87 St. Sat. June 11 - 8:00 am Noon. 50mc1

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. June 11 and 12. From 9:00 am - 3:00 pm only. 37202-71 St. Appliances, ladders, sewing machines, shoes and many more items. 50mc1

LARGE GARAGE & CARPORT SALE. Combining two homes into one. Furniture, computers, tools, household items, electronics. Sat. June 11, 9 am - 4 pm. 34213 91 St. (Sawmill Road.) 50p1

GARAGE SALE. Sat. June 11 at 38019-73 St. (Just off Tuc-el-Nuit Dr.) Household, and garage items for sale. Open from 9:00 - 4:00.

Nine out of ten Paleontologists agree: Dinosaurs became extinct because they forgot to advertise in their community newspaper! Get your business off the endangered species list! Advertise Today! Call 250-498-3711


HUGE WAREHOUSE SALE. Furniture, books, clothes, collectables, junk. Buy/Sell/Barter/Free stuff. Behind Argon Electrical and Chevron. 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Thru Sunday. 50p1


Women’s Friendship Group

In loving memory

Clara Elizabeth (Claire) MacFadden




In loving memory

Ethan Carl Baptiste May 30, 1977 - June 8, 2010

On Monday, May 30, 2011, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth (Claire) MacFadden of Oliver passed away peacefully at the McKinney Place Extended Care Unit at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Clarke (Bob) MacFadden in 1996. Claire will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Pat (Jim) Linton and grandchildren, Maggie (Greg) and Beth; daughter, Lynn (Dan) Mattes and grandchildren, Debra (Mark) and Michael (Michelle); daughter, Jane MacFadden and grandchildren, Dallas, Adam and Cayli; daughter, JoAnne Ridgway and grandchildren, Joshua (Debbie) and Kadie; son, Larry MacFadden and grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler and Kyton; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters in Ontario as well as two sisters-in-law in New Brunswick. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations are gratefully accepted to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughtfulness at this time. A special thanks to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service for their support and direction. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Ethan was a father to Devin, Illeana and Torrence; son to Maxine & Ernest Baptiste; and brother to many. Ethan was born and raised in Oliver, BC. He was a teacher, a PhD candidate, and a prominent young leader from the Okanagan Nation. He was committed to sharing his cultural knowledge and spending his time instructing his children in the practices and traditions of the Okanagan People. Ethan was also committed to empowering other indigenous people to succeed and achieve their educational goals.

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

Memorial services will be held this weekend to celebrate the life of Ethan Baptiste. For those that wish to attend, the memorial service will be in Oliver at 1 o’clock, June 11, 2011 at the Sen Pok Chin School Gymnasium on McKinney Road.

June Meeting Is Cancelled Regretfully, due to events beyond our control. QUESTIONS? Call 250-495-3565

Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group

35616 - 97th St., PO Box 160, OLIVER, BC V0H 1T0 Phone: 250.498.3451 email:


KEN BYERS Winner of a $50 gift certificate to THE FIREHALL BISTRO

Stop by the office to enter our JUNE Draw Prize for a $50 gift certificate to Savvios Family Restaurant.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Oliver Chronicle B17


Is Your Castle

Will be set up in Oliver at Field’s

FRI, SAT and SUN JUNE 10TH, 11TH, 12TH 70 peeled Tiger Prawns $20! 2/$35!! or 3/$50!!! Sole, Snapper & Basa $12 ea. or 3/$30

The run

Staff Photo

Stop by the truck and join our email list to get tasty Seafood recipes and a free bonus every $100!

Oliver Half Iron competitors make their way along the hike and bike path during the event on June 5. The triathlon attracted more than 700 competitors and countless fans. Jonathan Caron from Penticton won the men’s title in a time of 4:19:32, while female champion Karen Thibodeau from Langley finished the race in 4:46:03.

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery WINESHOP POSITION Seasonal part-time position available immediately. Person to interact with visitors, explain about wines and usual retail activities. Please send resume to or drop off at winery

...Solutions on Pg B12

Fun By The Numbers

Desert Valley Hospice society

wishes to thank the following businesses for their help in making this year’s

HiKe For Hospice

A Great Success Bighorn Air Cadet Squadron Buy-Low Foods Canadian Tire Darlorn Septic Services Fat Cat - Mascot for Interior Savings OK Tire Old Stockers Interior Savings Credit Union of Oliver Oliver Alliance Church

Oliver Ambassadors Oliver Chamber of Commerce Oliver Kiwanis Oliver Parks and Recreation Oliver Subway Oliver SuperValu Royal LePage South Country Realty Shoppers Drug Mart, Oliver Town of Oliver Willow Wind Kennels, Twin Lakes

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. 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, ow, column and box. YYou can figur figuree 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!

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Small Farm with Home

38255 93rd St. (Island Rd.) Own a small 4 acre farm close to town. This 2 bdrm home has been totally updated. New barn with power & water, fenced flat acres, new septic system, etc.



Family Home with Pool

8313 272nd Ave. in Oliver This well built 4 bdrm home has an open kitchen and family room. The solarium opens up to a private yard with salt water pool. Attached dbl. garage and a separate dbl. garage.

$599,000 MLS®130305 Vineyard & Executive Home

9507 Brauns Rd. in Oliver 9.5 acres in total with 8 planted to vineyard. Well established - good income. Large custom built home with 6 bdrm’s and 4 baths. Price includes all farm equipment.


MLS®113403/113404 Okanagan Falls Office



Call Laurie for info Serving the South Okanagan from Sign-Up to Sign-Down

Laurie Kingsfield ‡ Cell: 250-498-1110

Shopping spree

Lyonel Doherty photo

Canadian Tire owner/operator Marcello Garofalo (left) handed out four, $1,000 shopping spree cards to these lucky draw winners recently as part of grand opening celebrations. Shown ready to shop are Rose Kaake (front), George Young, Zillah Zakall, and Susan Odland.

DR. Jason Bartsch, DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Digital X-rays CEREC single visit crowns Dental Implants Laser Teeth Whitening


Interior Health wins award for its energy stewardship Interior Health has been named the Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award recipient for 2011 from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). “Interior Health is a great example of an agency taking action now to prepare for a changing climate and its impacts,” said Minister of Health Michael de Jong. “I congratulate Interior Health on their foresight and accomplishments on this front.” The CCHL award recognizes a progressive health care organization that has implemented programs that demonstrate environmental responsibility through the reduction of energy usage, the preservation of natural resources and waste diversion solutions. “Health care has an explicit ethical duty to do no harm,” said Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO of Interior Health. “That is why it is vital that we model sustainable behaviour within our communities and take a leadership role in environmental initiatives.” Interior Health started on its environmental sustainability journey in 2002. Considered risky at the time, today Interior Health is a pioneer among provincial health care • Eye Exams organizations and leads many of the provincial green initiatives. For example, Interior Health started purchasing • Contact Lenses hybrid fleet vehicles in 2002. In 2009 the BC government • Low-Vision mandated that all public sector organizations purchase only hybrids for their fleet. Today Interior Health has 60 Services hybrids within its fleet. Other successful environmental initiatives include a Dry eyes? Many people suffer from dry eye tele-medicine, which has resulted in a reduction in surand it is more common with increased age. The geon and patient trips that add up to over 2,500,000 kilosymptoms include the sensation of having a metres of driving over two years, saving over 702 tonnes of foreign body in the eye and often the eye is waCO2. Another initiatve is an electronic performance mantery. At an eye exam your optometrist may note agement system that saves approximately 55,000 sheets of that your tears are a poor quality or evaporate paper each year – equal to a pile of paper that reaches the faster than they should; there may even be dry flaky patches on the front of the eye (keratitis.) height of a commercial jet traveling at about 40,000 feet The most common treatment is liberal use of Interior Health has aslo installed solar thermal panels to artificial tears. Some people may have an adheat domestic hot water, an initiative that will reduce GHG verse reaction to the preservatives in a bottle of emissions by over 57 tonnes. artificial tears and, thus, need to use non-preThe Interior Health Green Team has donated its $2,000 Dr. Amanda Erickson served ones that come packaged in daily doses. cash prize to an organization that applies practical marketing strategies in the delivery of programs that enable and encourage sustainable behaviours in people’s homes, workplaces and recreational activities throughout BC.

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Air cadets win numerous awards at ceremony Kim Schur Special to the Chronicle The Bighorn Royal Canadian Air Cadets celebrated their 69th annual ceremonial review on Saturday, May 28th. The parade was a culmination of all the training that the cadets have undergone over the year and was a day of recognition and celebration. The Reviewing Officer for the parade was Mayor Stu Wells of Osoyoos. Also in attendance was Mrs. Penny Doern, the Air Cadet League Inspector, Major Kerr the Regional Cadet Support Unit Representative and Susan Midgley, the Sponsoring Committee Chair as well as other community members, parents and friends. The Commanding Officer of 232 Bighorn Royal Canadian Air Cadets is Captain Kim Schur. The staff consists of Captain Ed Clarke, Capt Dale Mowry, 2nd Lieutenant Sandra Holgate and Civilian Instructor Brian Lobb. Volunteer Cadet Instructors are Ron Johnson, Chris Yerburgh, Sarah Pilon, and Scott Webb. The cadet parade commander is Warrant Officer 2nd Class Anthony Raposo. The event included demonstrations planned and organized by the cadets themselves, which included the flag party, first aid, drill, public speaking and a glider demonstration. Following the parade were stations with displays of marksmanship, sur-

vival, uniforms, a citizenship trip, posters and photos of the training year. Following the parade was an awards ceremony and dinner where trophies were presented to the most proficient cadets and speeches by attending dignitaries were received. The following four cadets won the Don Clarke Trophy: 1st year AC Kermeen, 2nd year F/Cpl. Stodola, F/Cpl. Cassel, 3rd year F/Cpl. Pattison, and 4th year Sgt. Kirs. The Ladies Auxiliary Branch 97 RCL Inspirational Conduct award went to F/Cpl. Allison-Fidler. The GW Morgan Trophy for general proficiency went to Sgt. Kirs, while the top volunteer Harry Green Trophy went to F/ Cpl. Cassel, F/Cpl. Allison-Fidler, and Cpl. Harkness. Sergeant Kirs, F/Cpl. Allison-Fidler, and Cpl. Harkness were recognized for perfect attendance. Best attendance was won by Cpl. Cowan, F/Cpl. Stodola, F/Cpl. Lock, F/Cpl. Dotta, and F/Cpl. Cassel. Sergeant Bergstad was recognized for being the most improved cadet. Corporal Harkness won the best all round cadet award. The Bertram Trophy (cadet of the year) went to WO1 Raposo. Fourteen cadets from Oliver and Osoyoos have been selected to attend summer training this year. 11 cadets will be attending

the Air Cadet Summer training centre in Alberthead for 2- 6 week training courses, 1 cadet is attending a music camp on Quadra Islandand 2 cadets are attending a six week course in Cold Lake, Alberta. The cadet program develops in youth the

attributes of citizenship, leadership, physical fitness and stimulates an interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces. Youth ages 12 to 18 years of age are encouraged to come to the open house on September 7th at the cadet hangar at 34444-93rd Street.





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Competitors in the Oliver Half Iron Triathlon on June 5 navigate a hill during the cycling portion. Myles Gaulin from Calgary was the men’s champion. The top female was Karen Thibodeau.

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