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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 ISSUE 37, VOL. 75
Disturbances, mischief down in Oliver area Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Oliver RCMP saw fewer incidents of mischief, disturbances, and vehicle thefts last year compared to 2009. Even assault statistics are down. These were some of the incidents Sgt. Ken Harrington commented on during his policing report to Town Council on February 28. Harrington’s report shows there were 197 incidents of mischief in 2009, compared to 148 in 2010 (a decrease of 25 per cent). “Auto crime remains substantially lower in 2010 with a 45 per cent decline in thefts from vehicles and a 47 per cent decrease in stolen vehicles.” There were 47 vehicle thefts in 2009, compared to 25 last year. And police responded to 34 incidents of theft from vehicles in 2010, compared to 63 in 2009. Harrington said break and enter reports remain slightly higher (51) in 2010, compared to 45 in 2009. Last year there were 11 business break and enters and 26 residential break and enters, compared to 13 and 20 (respectively) in 2009. Assaults were down slightly in 2010, with a total of 109 incidents reported, compared to 115 in 2009. There was one robbery in 2009 and one in 2010. But there were no homicides in either year. Harrington said there are currently no proliﬁc or chronic nuisance offenders in the Oliver area. Councillor Terry Schafer said the crime statistics are “promising” to see, but noted the recent murder of Reece Dillenger Louie is very unfortunate. Drug enforcement In the report, Harrington noted that Oliver RCMP investigated seven drug offences in the fourth quarter of 2010. One of these involved methamphetamine trafﬁcking, while another involved cannabis trafﬁcking. Charges have been laid against suspects in both cases. He noted that a small 25-plant grow operation was located in a residence on 97 Street on October 1. Trafﬁc enforcement Between October and December of 2010, local RCMP charged ﬁve drivers with impaired driving and related offences in Oliver. In addition, 10 drivers were given 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) and two drivers were given 72-hour suspensions under the new impaired driving legislation, which began September 20. Continued on Pg A2...
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Trees massacred Town Foreman Dave Janzen (left) and Director of Operations Shawn Goodsell survey one of three trees cut down by a vandal(s) with a chainsaw last Friday night. After being cut, this tree in Centennial RV Park fell on a fence.
District mourns death of TEN principal Medical personnel are still working to determine how Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School principal Chris Hambleton died in his home last Friday. He was 43. “This is a devastating loss to our entire school community and district, said Okanagan Similkameen board chair June Harrington. “Chris cared deeply about his students and was a friend, mentor, and role model to staff and administrators in this district.”
Residents come to the rescue of a stranded deer on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake.
Harrington said he made endless contributions outside his administrative role, including Choirfest, Band-a-Rama, and the library system. Hambleton had a distinguished career in the district, including teaching duties in Osoyoos and Cawston. He was appointed principal at Tuc-el-Nuit in 2009. Teachers and counsellors began working with affected students and parents on Monday.
Two rotting trees in front of the museum were removed on Monday for safety’s sake.
The Town of Oliver is faced with trying to establish a pound to deal with dogs at large.
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THE FRUIT & VINE The Oliver Chronicle welcomes comments highlighting readers’ feelings of appreciation towards an individual or group or sharing comments about things they would like to see improved. Submissions must have a name and phone number for veriﬁcation purposes, but can be published anonymously. Content may be edited for clarity.
A baker’s box of SWEET CHERRIES to Petra at Alberto’s Decorating for the most delicious box of baked goods she brought to us. So tasty and fresh! -The Chronicle SOUR GRAPES to the vandal (s) who chainsawed our town trees down to nothing. You know who you are and someone does too! -Very mad resident SOUR GRAPES to Fortis BC who is offering an energy saving plan for small businesses but does not return phone calls! -Disapointed business owner
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Public becoming more aware of IRPs as police crack down on drunk drivers Harrington said IRPs are “alive and well” in the South Okanagan, adding they are making roads safer. But he did acknowledge the new legislation has impacted local pub and restaurant owners in terms of alcohol sales. However, he remains optimistic that business will return to previous levels once people become acclimatized to and accept the new drinking laws. Like the seatbelt law, which is widely accepted, people will go through a transition period of accepting the new alcohol consumption limits in relation to operating vehicles, Harrington told Council. Schafer asked Harrington if there was any evidence indicating general compliance with the new legislation. “I do see some evidence myself. People seem to be more wary about what they consume before driving.” Harrington agreed, saying the public is becoming more aware of the consequences of impaired driving, particularly when IRPs are involved. The ofﬁcer said two areas that trafﬁc services focus on are speeding and cell phone use. He advised that drivers stay off their cell phones or use Bluetooth technology for hands-free communication. Councillor Jack Bennest said a number of people are still using cell phones while driving, which is just as dangerous as operating a vehicle while impaired. Mayor Pat Hampson said he sees professional truck drivers using cell phones, which is even “scarier.” Harrington mirrored this comment, saying anyone who drives an 18-wheel vehicle while talking on a cell phone is
putting the public at increased risk. Harrington told Council that local RCMP are focusing on three priorities: trafﬁc safety, youth at risk, and organized crime. He noted that members have partnered up with Oliver and Osoyoos high schools for enforcement education. In addition, a number of members are actively involved in local parent advisory councils, and DARE (drug abuse resistance education) programs continue in the schools. Schafer thanked Harrington for his involvement in the Restorative Justice program, which has processed two ﬁles. Harrington said Citizens on Patrol and SpeedWatch have been instrumental in assisting the RCMP by being the “ears and eyes” in the community. “Their commitment is valued and appreciated by the detachment.” In total, South Okanagan RCMP responded to 5,784 calls in 2010, compared to 5,923 in 2009 (a decrease of two per cent). Crime Stoppers received three tips relating to events in Oliver during the fourth quarter of 2010. These tips contributed to one arrest being made and charges pending. In total, the dollar amount of property recovered and drugs seized in Oliver and Osoyoos was more than $4,000. It was noted that Cpl. Van Every and Cst. Minkley delivered a presentation on drug use and drug dealing indicators to the Osoyoos Indian Band chief and council.
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Election ofﬁcers appointed
The Town has appointed Heather Piotz as the Chief Election Ofﬁcer and Linda Schultz as the Deputy Chief Election Ofﬁcer for the 2011 election. Piotz has been actively involved in conducting several past elections and possesses the most experience among existing staff in operating electronic ballot counting equipment. Election day is Saturday, Nov. 19. Mandatory advance voting day is Wednesday, Nov. 2. Council discussed the possibility of mail-in ballots, but decided against it because the Town doesn’t have the staff to organize that. “We’re short staffed in corporate services, so I don’t think we should burden ourselves with mail-in ballots,” Councillor Michael Newman said.
Council supports Via 97
Council has approved spending $1,000 for a two-day workshop in June to support “Via 97.” What’s that? The Via 97 international alliance consists of partners from Canada and the US (from Salmon Arm to Leavenworth, WA). The alliance
recognizes the signiﬁcance of the highway and the economic health of the communities along its route. The mission of Via 97 is to promote this unique region, with the partners teaching each other about new approaches to trade, tourism and economic development. The workshop will be held at Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos.
It’s time to clean up
The Town is hoping to get cooperation from two property owners in the cleanup of their buildings. Councillor Jack Bennest said they would like to see the south face of the Fields building repainted. It was noted that the owner is open to the idea. The other building the Town wants to see cleaned up is the Cooper building, next to the former Mesa Hotel. Bennest said this building appears to be tied up in an insurance claim. Council approved a motion to write and phone these business owners to ask for their cooperation.
Building permits ‘boom’
The total value of construction in January was $1.2 million.
Cribbage is now on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pool on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Darts on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Murals deemed ‘dramatic’
Councillor Marji Basso thanked the Oliver Sagebrushers for their murals in downtown storefronts. She noted this artwork is having a dramatic effect and is giving people the message that Oliver is “open for business.”
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Sister City trip scheduled
Councillor Terry Schafer reported that four people are slated to visit Oliver’s Sister City of Bandai, Japan this spring. Bob Grant (from the Parks and Recreation Society) and his wife will be chaperoning Oliver Ambassadors Juliana Martine and Rory Lodge. Schafer noted the youth ambassadors have been fundraising tirelessly for the trip. He added that Grant will be paying his own fare to Bandai.
Most wanted arrested The RCMP do get their man . . . with help from the public. Acting on anonymous tips, police recently arrested Marcus Sheena, one of BC’s most wanted men. He was located at a home near Oliver on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve. Police say Sheena is a chronic offender in the Oliver and Penticton area. He was wanted for breaching his probation conditions, in which he was charged with assault with a weapon. According to the RCMP, Sheena attempted to obtain money from the victim, and when the victim refused Sheena choked out the victim. Sheena has a lengthy criminal record with 27 convictions including robbery, break and enter, assault with a weapon and multiple fail to comply charges. Chainsaw vandal destroys trees Police are looking for assistance in catching the culprit(s) responsible for vandalizing at least three trees with a chainsaw last Friday night. “Someone went on a chainsaw massacre,” said Town Foreman Dave Janzen. He noted the brazen vandal(s) cut down a small tree near Murphy’s Pub on Main Street, a larger tree (that fell on a fence) in Centennial RV Park, and an even larger tree on 362 Avenue near the arena. Janzen said they had some vandalism to trees last year, but this is the ﬁrst time someone took a chainsaw and purposely cut down healthy trees. It is hoped that someone heard the noise or saw something and will relay that information to the police at 250-498-3422.
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These building permits included $351,000 for the construction of a new home on 81A Street, and $820,000 for Interior Health heating and plumbing upgrades on 362 Avenue. As a comparison, the total value of construction in January of 2010 was only $35,000.
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Meeting will determine local support for prison Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle
Talking it up
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New Democrat leadership candidate Mike Farnworth talks to local residents during a visit to Medici’s Gelateria last week. At right is an unhappy voter, who wouldn’t give his name to the Chronicle. In middle is Osoyoos resident Harry Nielsen.
Meetings set to discuss TEN Oliver residents will soon have an opportunity to comment on the potential closure of Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School. The first consultation meeting will take place on April 27 at the school board office. The second meeting is scheduled for May 4 at Tuc-el-Nuit. Upon completion of the consultation
process, the board will meet on May 25 to determine whether to retain the school or close it. Trustees recently recommended that Tuc-el-Nuit students be amalgamated with Oliver Elementary School in order to save money.
doesn’t have the 20 acres required to house the correctional facility, but the OIB does. “I hope we see the possibility of someRather than NIMBY, the Town of Oliver thing in our backyard,” Basso said, noting is saying YIMBY (yes in my backyard) to the Town should take the initiative to bring the proposed Okanagan correctional cen- local stakeholders together (via a meeting). tre. Mayor Pat Hampson said although the But it’s hoping the prison and its eco- Town cannot accommodate the facility nomic benefits will come to the South within its boundaries, it can still reap the Okanagan as part of a proeconomic benefits if it’s posal by Penticton, Sumclose to the community. merland, the RDOS and the Oliver is holding off Council agreed to defer Penticton Indian Band. writing the letter until after until it can deterThe City of Pentict0n is mine local support the meeting with Louie and seeking a letter of support by Area C and the Patton. from the Town of Oliver According to a governto have the prison located Osoyoos Indian ment fact sheet, the 20,000 in this region. But Oliver Band. Area C Direcsquare metre facility would is holding off until it can tor Allan Patton be four storeys in height determine local support has already voiced and would cost about $200 by Area C and the Osoyoos his support for the million to build. It would Indian Band. (Area C Directake 30 months to build, betor Allan Patton has already proposal. ginning in 2013, with comvoiced his support for the pletion in 2015. It would proposal. Band Chief Clargenerate between 400-500 ence Louie told Councillor Jack Bennest direct construction jobs. that he didn’t want to give false hope when There will be 360 cells, with inmates the govenment may already have decided. staying from approximately 30 to 56 days. He confirmed a visit by BC government The province pays grants in lieu of taxofficials to see land behind Vincor (not in es to host municipalities ranging from $.5 the industrial park) that is easily serviced million to $1.5 million. Approximately 240 by OIB. He is also aware of some private correctional staff would be employed at the land available north of the substation at facility. The estimated payroll is more than McIntrye Bluff. $17 million per year, which would primarCouncillor Marji Basso said the Town ily be spent in the local community.
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Learn about xeriscaping: • Beautiful water wise and easy care gardens suited for Oliver’s unique climate. • Reduce your water bills by gardening and landscaping with drought tolerant plants.
Join local experts at the workshop and learn about; • The 7 principles of xeriscape gardening • Gardening with drought tolerant plants • Organic versus inorganic mulches • Eﬃcient Irrigation
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For Poundkeeper Services The Town of Oliver is seeking interested parties to perform the services of a kennel operator to serve as the municipality’s Poundkeeper. Existing kennel operators and persons wishing to establish a new kennel for storing municipally-impounded animals are encouraged to consider this opportunity. The successful proponent would be required to store impounded dogs and possibly cats on their appropriately zoned premises, collect applicable storage and impoundment fees, and sell municipal licenses to owners trying to reclaim their unlicensed animals. In addition, the Poundkeeper will be responsible for arranging for destruction of unclaimed animals after a time period prescribed in the Animal Control bylaw. As a matter of interest, the Town of Oliver has historically impounded from 12 to 15 dogs per year. Payments have historically been based on boarding costs per animal per day. Interested parties are asked to submit their expression of interest in writing to: Town of Oliver, 35016 - 97th Street, PO Box 638, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 21, 2011. The Town will follow up with interested parties to clarify requirements and obtain price quotations. For additional information, please contact Linda Schultz at lschultz@ oliver.ca or 250.485.6200. PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 • www.oliver.ca
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Students from SOSS had to temporarily evacuate the school during a ﬁre alarm last week, and it was not a drill. The event was reportedly a false alarm.
Pre-register for jam-can curling event Don’t forget the jam-can curling event this Saturday at the Oliver Curling Club rink. The Oliver Lions and Lioness clubs are hosting this fun tournament for youth. Pre-registration is required, so pick up a form at the Oliver Chronicle ofﬁce or call Linda Schaffrick at 250-498-3710. Curlers will be divided into two categories: ﬁve to eight-
year-olds and nine to 12-year-olds. Each child is guaranteed two games and will receive a free hot dog, pop and ribbon for their $3 entry fee. Jam-can curling began nearly 30 years ago when the Lions Club introduced the sport to the community. Jam cans ﬁlled with concrete were initially used as curling rocks, but now the children use the real thing.
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Assuming that the Okanagan vineyards currently planted remain in production, a surplus of grapes is calculated to occur over the next few years. Whereas many growers will not be affected by this, some growers may beneﬁt from the protection of converting these grapes into premium wine and extending their marketing window. Utilizing a contribution from the Cooperative Development Initiative (CDI) a small group of agriculture professionals has, with the support of a few vineyard growers, conﬁrmed the surplus projections, prepared a business plan and developed the documentation to facilitate the formation of a “VQA Wine Cooperative Winery” able to address some of this surplus. The economics of this venture require many growers working together, forming a cooperative, electing a Board and committing to the process. A meeting of growers, who wish to learn more, will be held in the
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McCuddy’s Freight Line The Golden Gate Hotel #2 and McCuddy Freight and passenger service. Fairview was a general stopping off place at the time, for those enroute to the Coast or the Cariboo. ~ from The Oliver Echo, July 1938
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Time to expand enforcement
udos to Council for opening up a new can of worms by planning to go after other “unsightly” premises in Oliver. We were beginning to think the Town was only concerned about Wendy Cassel’s property, making her quite the celebrity. In fact, we’re surprised that American television producers haven’t knocked on her door with offers of a reality TV show. A great title that comes to mind is “Don’t Mess With My Yard.” But really, why should Wendy get all the attention when there are several other owners whose properties are truly an eyesore? The Town and its bylaw enforcement ofﬁcers have a tough job telling people their properties are deemed unsightly. The term is subjective and open to debate, and you don’t want to come across as a dictator. But residents do have a responsibility to keep their real estate fairly clean and tidy. Messy piles of debris and other “junk” are not nice to look at and give the impression that owners don’t care, which gives the public the impression that the Town doesn’t care. Soon you have unsightly premises sprouting up like dandelions, which are hard to get rid of if you let them get out of control. Living next door to a messy property must be very stressful, especially if you’re trying to sell your home or enjoy an evening on your patio. It also doesn’t make for friendly neighbourhood relationships. The Town was wise to break out of the mould of reacting only to immediate neighbours’ complaints. Now, if staff members drive by a property they deem unsightly (under criteria in the Property Maintenance Bylaw), the Town can proceed with action. (By the way, Cassel has told the Town she plans to comply with the clean-up order by the March 14 deadline.) In other enforcement news, the Town will deﬁnitely have to do something to deal with dogs at large in Oliver. Some of these dogs are left behind by transient fruit pickers, leading us to think this situation should be regulated somehow. Because there is no impoundment facility, bylaw ofﬁcers feel compelled to care for these dogs in their own homes. This is neither fair nor acceptable. Why should their lives be burdened by someone else’s pet? We’re hoping an individual will step forward to help the Town by establishing a pound. But if nobody comes forward, the onus is on the Town to provide the facility. Ah, the joys of bylaw enforcement and the trappings that come with it. The Oliver Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor. firstname.lastname@example.org
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OK Falls needs more amenities Editor, Oliver Chronicle: After residing in Okanagan Falls for a time, it has come to my attention we do not have a community centre, a Safeway grocery store and an ofﬁcial town ofﬁce building for Okanagan Falls regional development and other town administration and modern medical ofﬁces. What with the rising cost of vehicle fuel to travel to and
from Penticton or Oliver it would seem to me residents of Okanagan Falls do not have relevant facilities to provide for the health of their young people and future citizens. I highly recommend private investment initiatives and supportive provincial and federal government support for this community soon. GG Schramm, Okanagan Falls
Let’s leave Mother Nature alone Editor, Oliver Chronicle: When will people learn that screwing with Mother Nature never works. We need to leave our heirloom seeds alone. Everyone should read Michael Pollan’s book the “Omnivores Dilemma.” He has condensed countless articles on what our food industry has become. Just the plain hard facts, warning - it doesn't make for lighthearted reading. The plants that aren’t genetically modiﬁed and are grown without pesticides and herbicides have been shown to have up to 30 per cent more antioxidants. This is because these plants have to create their own chemicals to
ﬁght off pests and weeds. When you change even one given property of a plant - you change the whole plant because everything worked synergistically together as a whole. That is why the food industry is adding omega 3s and trying to fortify our foods with all sorts of missing vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, etc. We have to change our way of thinking and realize we can do something about it. Everyone has to consume so just vote with your dollars, buy as much organic as you can, and for goodness sake we live in the “valley of heaven” so shop locally. Eat apples from the Okanagan, not Australia. Leann Parrent , Oliver
Town needs to rethink contract Editor, Oliver Chronicle: This is in regards to the new contract for our garbage collection. As someone who has been in this town for ﬁve years, I felt I needed to voice concern about the direction the Town is heading in terms of drawing families. When I ﬁrst moved here, garbage collection was two containers, now it is one. When I complained, it was cited that this was to encourage composting. Although I felt it was a decision based on ignorance to what families actually need and really only suited two-person households, the restriction for the glass recycling collection has now been completely banished and I am very concerned about this. Touting being a greener town ﬁve years ago, making a more restrictive collection schedule only causes people to throw away their glass. Now, there will be no glass collection at all? And no plastic bags for “unlimited yard col-
lection?” Seriously? How is that unlimited? How many containers am I to purchase and store to help me collect my leaves, yard debris and pruning? Again, I pay the same taxes as ever, yet the services shrink to nothing the longer I live here. This on top of water charges changing is making families more burdened. If we want to see our schools stop shrinking, we need to keep in mind how we treat families in this community. Piling up over 500 children in an elementary school not suited for that number (the gym couldn't even ﬁt the whole school) is another result of how we are not attracting families. How does the garbage change affect the school population shrinking? Making Oliver a place where families, single parent or otherwise, are welcomed and accommodated will go far to make long lasting viable change. We need to rethink this BFI contract. Chad and Pam Teigen, Oliver Letters continued on Pg A10.....
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Fanatics hunt down and kill people who run afoul of the laws or publicly advocate changing them At least with a dictatorship, you know – and in a very short time he was no longer where you are – and if you know where you standing. But one man still was: Shahbaz are, you may be able to find Bhatti. your way out. In Pakistan, it Bhatti was shot down is not so simple. last Wednesday. The four While brave Arab protestmen who ambushed his ers are overthrowing deeply car and filled him with entrenched autocratic rebullets left a note saying: gimes, often without even “In your fight against Alresorting to violence, Pakilah, you have become so stan, a democratic counbold that you act in favour try, is sinking into a sea of of and support those who violence, intolerance and insult the Prophet....And extremism. The world’s secnow, with the grace of Alond-biggest Muslim country lah, the warriors of Islam (185 million people) has efwill pick you out one by fectively been silenced by one and send you to Hell.” Gwynne Dyer ruthless Islamist fanatics Shahbaz Bhatti was not a who murder anyone who rich and powerful man like dares to defy them. Salman Taseer, nor even a What the fanatics want, of course, is major power in the ruling Pakistan People’s power, but the issue on which they have Party (PPP) that they both belonged to. He chosen to fight is Pakistan’s laws against was the only Christian member of the cabiblasphemy. They not only hunt down and net, mainly as a token representative of the kill people who fall afoul of these laws, country’s 3 million Christians, but he had should the courts see fit to free them. They hardly any influence outside that commuhave also begun killing anybody who pub- nity. Nevertheless, he refused to stop critilicly advocates changing the laws. cising the blasphemy laws even after TasSalman Taseer, the governor of the Pun- eer’s murder, so they killed him too. jab, Pakistan’s richest and most populous That leaves only Sherry Rehman, the last province, was murdered by his own body- woman standing. A flamboyant member guard in January because he criticised the of parliament whose mere appearance enblasphemy laws and wanted to change rages the beards, she has been a bold and them. He said that he would go on fighting relentless critic of the blasphemy laws – them even if he was the last man standing and since Taseer’s murder she has lived in
hiding, moving every few days. But she will not shut up until they shut her up. And that’s it. The rest of the country’s political and cultural elite have gone silent, or pander openly to the fanatics and the bigots. The PPP was committed to changing the blasphemy laws only six months ago, but after Taseer was killed President Asif Ali Zardari assured a gathering of Islamic dignitaries that he had no intention of reviewing the blasphemy laws. Although they are very bad laws. In 1984 General Zia ul-Haq, the dictator who ruled Pakistan from 1977 to 1988, made it a criminal offence for members of the Ahmadi sect, now some 5 million strong, to claim that they were Muslims. In 1986 he instituted the death penalty for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad. No subsequent government has dared to repeal these laws, which are widely used to victimise the Ahmadi and Christian religious minorities. Ahmadis and Christians account for at most 5 percent of Pakistan’s population, but almost half of the thousand people charged under this law since 1986 belonged to those communities. Most accusations were false, arising from disputes over land, but once made they could be a death sentence. Higher courts generally dismissed blasphemy charges, recognising that they were a tactic commonly used against Christians and Ahmadis in local disputes over land, but 32 people who were freed by the
courts were subsequently killed by Islamist vigilantes – as were two of the judges who freed them. The current crisis arose when a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, was sentenced to death last November, allegedly for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan’s liberals mobilised against the blasphemy law – and discovered that they were an endangered species. The murders of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti were bad, but even worse was the way that the political class and the bulk of the mass media responded. A majority of a population fully supports the blasphemy law, making it very costly for politicians to act against it even if the fanatics don’t kill them. Political cowardice reigns supreme, and so Pakistan falls slowly under the thrall of the extremists. Being a democracy is no help, it turns out, because democracy requires people to have the courage of their convictions. Very few educated Pakistanis believe that people should be executed because of a blasphemy charge arising out of some trivial village dispute, but they no longer dare to say so. Including the president. “We will not be intimidated nor will we retreat,” said Zardari on 3 March, but he has already promised the beards that the blasphemy law will not be touched. Nor is it very likely that the murderers of Taseer or Bhatti will be tracked down and punished. You could get killed trying to do that.
NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A WINERY LOUNGE ENDORSEMENT An application for a winery lounge has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Golden Mile Cellars Inc. The proposed location for the licence is 13140 316A Avenue in Oliver. Proposed licensed hours are between 9 AM to 11 PM from Monday to Sunday. Person capacity will be limited to 70 persons inside and 40 persons on the patio. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Senior Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 2) email to: firstname.lastname@example.org PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before April 11, 2011. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.
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Residents come together to rescue deer on lake Jim Wyse Special to the Chronicle We had some excitement on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake on the morning of February 26. I noticed an object on the lake, which when looking through the binoculars turned out to be a deer that had somehow managed to get out to the middle of the lake on the ice. How he had travelled that far is hard to understand because he could not walk on the ice. He would attempt to stand every so often, but his hooves just slipped from under him and it became quite apparent that he could not move. After struggling for a while he would
simply lie down, curl up and quit trying. I phoned the conservation people who were not willing or able to help due to the danger of going on the broken ice. We really thought we were going to have to watch this poor creature die out there. It was really very cold on that Saturday with a stiff breeze as well. At one point in the afternoon, a bald eagle glided in and landed close to the deer, probably sensing a meal one day soon. There was no change all day Saturday and Sunday; we woke up to the same scene. The deer was still looking around from his position lying on the ice. However, at about 11 a.m. three fellows in a small boat paddled over from our side
of the lake, which had very little ice at the shoreline. Another fellow was in his red kayak. When the boat got close to the deer the rescue team determined that the ice at the edge was very solid, so they stepped out of the boat, put a loop around the deer's neck, pulled him into the water and then guided him back to our shore which took about five minutes in freezing water. Upon reaching land the poor deer appeared to be in a catatonic state of shock and he just lay on the ground motionless with his eyes open. Several helpers gave him a good rub with many towels and after about 20 minutes they moved him up onto drier ground, cov-
ered him up and left him alone. He wasstill motionless, but his eyes were open and he was warm. I checked back about an hour later (about 1 p.m.) and he still had not moved. But two hours later he had got up and moved closer to the water's edge. Not wanting to scare him back into the water, we left him again, but before leaving, another neighbour tossed some apples and carrots in his direction. When I returned about 4 p.m. he was gone, the apples and carrots were half eaten, so I assumed he was in reasonably good shape considering what had to be a very uncomfortable couple of days and nights.
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Caring residents put their safety at risk to rescue a stranded deer on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake recently. They managed to tie a rope around the deer and bring it to shore, where it was warmed up and given some food. It later left the area on its own.
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The subject of this letter is the helicopter flight training school proposed for the Oliver airport. I offer you my viewpoint for your consideration. First, to some, any opposition to the planned flight school is anti-business. I disagree. It is a review of a special interest group’s “wants” in which, if successful, will make them a great deal of money, but at whose expense? That said, the rest of the story. We have two types of aircraft operating off the Oliver airport, fixed wing and rotary wing. Fixed wing is an aircraft where the wing is attached to the body of the plane. In general, they take off and return to land. They do not stay within the area; they fly to parts unknown and return to home base at the end of their flight plan. In rotary wing aircraft, the wing rotates above the plane (helicopter) to lift the aircraft and that wing has variable pitch settings which are adjusted to the needs of the aircraft to lift and fly. This is an oversimplified explanation between the two types of aircraft but sufficient for my needs in this letter. Now let’s examine what a helicopter flight school could possibly mean to Oliver and I will use the licensing requirements for automobiles as a comparison. First, to get a motor vehicle licence, one has to get a learner’s permit and practice with a knowledgeable driver or driving instructor until they are ready to take the driver’s test. In a helicopter flight school, they do something similar. They have ground school to learn the rules of the air and they have a flight instructor to teach the student how to fly a helicopter. And that helicopter, the beginner’s version, is what I will call a “whisperer.” This is usually a two-person aircraft, small and relatively quiet, hence the term “whisperer.” As in the motor vehicle world where there are multiple levels of licensing, there are multiple levels of licensing for various sizes of helicopters and this is where I see a problem for our community. The individuals who are proposing the flight school are businessmen and business men usually plan the expansion of their business and that is what I assume will take place. It is my understanding, they are proposing a flight school of “whisper type helicopters” which is not an insurmountable problem to the community, but what happens when the flight school is successful and they want to take it to the next
level, the business end of helicopters, the training of helicopter pilots for heavy lifters? What is a heavy lifter? It is a business helicopter which is designed to lift or carry heavy loads. They come in many sizes and shapes. They have much wider wings or rotors and as the width of the rotor grows, so does the noise level. Do you remember last summer when the firefighting helicopters were on the airport, they were heavy lifters. Remember that “whop, whop, whop” that you could hear all over town, that is what you will have day in and day out with a flight training school on the airport. It not only will be on the airport where the pilots are being trained to hover, lift and return heavy loads to the ground but all around our community to the mountainsides where it will echo for miles. Now that you can envision what could possibly take place during the day, envision what could happen when they move into “night flight endorsements.” You have a 24-hour a day operation, seven days a week. Helicopters coming, “whop, whop whop” and going, “whop, whop, whop,” possibly every minute of the night and day. Now based on what could possibly happen with a helicopter flight school here in Oliver, think about what people come to Oliver for, the tourist trade. It’s the ambiance of the valley, our lifestyle, the orchards, the vineyards, the open air vineyard restaurants, the bicycling, the healthy living that we all have promoted to attract people to our community. Now add a level of noise pollution over every square inch of the area, does it give you pause to stop and think? We all know what the wind machines in the orchards and vineyards sound like in the spring and fall; imagine a noise similar to that but much louder, possibly 24 hours a day. Is the aforementioned scenario possible? Yes it is with anyone of a hundred different possibilities. If you have thoughts on this issue, make it a priority to be heard. Talk to the mayor, talk to Town Council, make your thoughts and opinions known. If this issue moves forward through the various levels in a successful fashion, it will affect every man, woman and child in our community for a lifetime. Maybe the question to be asked is, “Why do other communities locate their airports as far away from the centre of their communities as they can? Could it possibly be the noise factor? Brian Amos, Oliver
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Prison will change way of life in Oliver area Editor, Oliver Chronicle:
and homelessness will become a factor. Are we prepared? Having a prison situated in the Oliver My neighbour up north in the Peace area will profoundly change the nature River country was a prison guard. He told of our gentle farming, winery, retirement me he was ordered to do things we in norand tourist community. Do we really want mal life would not dream of doing. Rememto change our sign from “Wine Capital of ber last year the poor mentally disturbed Canada” to something else? young girl that was regularly tasered, held Where will the prison be situated? On in a straight jacket and otherwise abused, our parks, opposite Tim Horton’s, north of finally while she strangled herself the Oliver on the Venables land, along Sawmill guards were ordered to stand by and watch Road., or on the to-be-closed Tuc-el-Nuit as she died. How dehumanizing is that for school grounds? a guard. Will the Town be able to provide water to As a farmer and B&B operator I can see the proposed 500 units at Tuc-el-Nuit Lake no upside for me. Visitors to prisons don’t and Canyon golf course as well as the new frequent B&Bs and tourists will have secinstitution? Can the Town handle the sew- ond thoughts. I also don’t like living off age of 500 units and an institution of 300 the avails of the poor and unfortunates of inmates? I say this because the Town could our country. I personally would accept and not find space for Area C septic tank waste. adapt to a prison in our community if there Does the Town realize that this two-year was a plebiscite that ended in a majority of institution may change into holding longer citizens living in Oliver and Area C voting term prisoners because the federal Conser- for a prison. That is democracy. vatives are pushing for greater length and more certain incarceration sentencing? James Moore, Oliver The pros for the Town may be taxes but look at the cons. The families of those 300 (Editor’s note: The Town of Oliver has inmates will want to be close to their loved stated it does not have the 20 acres required ones. Do we have low income housing, to build the proposed correctional centre medical care and social services for this within its boundaries. However, it is coninflux? Prisons involve drug addicts and it sidering supporting locating a prison in the is well documented drugs get into prisons, South Okanagan.) that means we will have more drug dealers and undesirables such as bikers, prostitutes
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Town looking for recruits to join fire department If anyone is interested in being a firefighter, come to the Town Hall to pick up an application. Councillor Terry Schafer said the Oliver Fire Department is looking for recruits. In the same breath, he recognized the dedication of local firefighters and the job they do. Schafer said there were 51 calls for service within the Town of Oliver last year.
These calls included four structure fires, one grass fire, four motor vehicle accidents, 13 false alarms, and 20 special duty calls. There were 65 calls for service in the Rural Fire Protection District. These included four structure fires, three grass fires, two car fires, one rescue, three chimney fires, and 11 motor vehicle accidents. The Osoyoos Indian Band had five calls for service in 2010.
THANK YOU The Southern Okanagan Sportsmen’s Association would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that helped make our 65th Annual Game Banquet a great success. ✹ A & W ✹ Alberto’s Decorating Centre ✹ All ‘Round Outfi tters ✹ BC Wildlife Federation ✹ Beyond Bliss ✹ Blue Johns ✹ Buy Low Foods ✹ Chamber of Commerce ✹ Country Wines ✹ Fortis ✹ Gehringer Bros. Winery ✹ Gerards Equipment ✹ Golden Beaver Winery ✹ Grouse River Outfi tters ✹ Grower Supplies ✹ Hard Core Archery ✹ Hester Creek Estate Winery ✹ High Country Home Safes ✹ Interior Savings Credit Union ✹ Jackson Triggs Winery ✹ Jorg Philipps ✹ Larry Stephan ✹ KJ’s Sports ✹ Kobo Farms ✹ Lordco Head Office ✹ Lordco Penticton ✹ Meadowlark Picture Framing ✹ Medici’s Galateria ✹ Mike Edall ✹ Nultun Irrigation ✹ OK Tire ✹ Olafsson Family ✹ Oliver Theatre ✹ Oliver Car & Truck Sales ✹ Reliable Gun in Vancouver ✹ Rustico Winery ✹ Sabyan Automotive ✹ Sherwood Trophies ✹ Sundance Hair ✹ Sundance Video ✹ Super Valu ✹ Tulips in Bloom ✹ Valley First Credit Union ✹ Vincor Wines
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Belly dancers express themselves Cassandre Carlson and Clint Ihloff Students of the Month for February, 2011
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Carol Ann Quibell Special to the Chronicle Eight women from Oliver and Osoyoos are brave enough to show that moving your body and dancing
is loads of fun and belly dancing is a great way to do it. Organized through â€œGet Bent Belly Dancingâ€? out of Penticton and Oliver Parks and Recreation, they have implemented a program that includes
a lot of laughs and a bit of sweat as well as good exercise and team atmosphere. Expect to see these women participating in local festivals and events this spring, summer and fall.
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Belly dancing is a unique art form that allows women to physically express themselves and achieve health and fitness at the same time. Here, a class is underway at the Oliver Community Centre.
Childrenâ€™s Program very beneficial a cycle of violence from repeating itself. Support for the parent(s) is also provided in developing parental awareness of how domestic violence and separaDesert Sun Counselling and Resource Center, Childrenâ€™s tion/divorce affects their children. Program, is an intervention/prevention program that adServices to children and youth are free and confidentialdresses the needs of children and youth who have been im- ity is maintained at all times. The program is available in pacted by loss, bullying, stress, family upheaval and con- Oliver and Osoyoos through self and community referrals. flict. Some children who are exposed to the abuse between In order to continue providing quality resources and parents or have been exposed to violence and mistreat- services to children and their families, the Childrenâ€™s Proment, suffer increased depression, anxiety, gram has T-shirts and tank tops available post traumatic stress, anger, alcohol, drug for sale. abuse and lower academic achievement. The Childrenâ€™s Each T-shirt displays the symbol of the Children who experience intense family Program supports tree; an ancient symbol signifying growth, conflicts may lose trust in their parents, children and youth rebirth, strength and steadfast longevity. think itâ€™s their fault, learn itâ€™s okay to hurt The tree is illustrative of inner strength, people you love, have learning problems in adjusting to any progress, and family. We chose the word and stress related illnesses and often feel insecurities faced â€œimagineâ€? to call to mind a vision of our when families break they have no safe place to go. families, our communities, our world being Working with children between four apart, by addressing free of abuse, having healthy interpersonal and 18 years old, the Childrenâ€™s Program the childâ€™s emotionrelationships, and imagining children able provides a safe and playful setting where to thrive in their home environments and expressing feelings in a healthy way is en- al and psychological growing to their fullest potential. needs. couraged and taught. The Childrenâ€™s Program is also asking for The Childrenâ€™s Program supports chilfinancial support from those in our comdren and youth in adjusting to any insecumunity who believes that children are our rities faced when families break apart, by addressing the future and would like to contribute to a local resource. childâ€™s emotional and psychological needs. Donations may be mailed to Desert Sun Counselling and The following is a list of traumatic events that a child Resource Centre, Box 1890, Oliver V0H 1T0 or feel welcome might experience that could warrant the need for profes- to visit the office at 35649-97 St. to pick up a shirt or to sional intervention, or better understanding on the part learn more about our services. of the caregiver: abandonment; separation/divorce; fosThe following comment is from a collaborative partner ter care; house fire; sudden death; loss of a pet; terminal who worked with a teenage female: â€œI am already seeing a illness; car accident; witness to crime; physical/sexual/ more confident, connected girl than the one who was preemotional abuse; domestic violence; substance abusing sented initially, so thank you . . . it is a pleasure to witness parents; arson and suicide. such positive results.â€? Through the use of art and play, the childrenâ€™s counselThe following is a letter from a parent: â€œThe Childrenâ€™s lor supports and encourages children and youth to express Program has been very helpful to my 11-year-old daughfeelings in a healthy way, build their self-esteem, develop ter . . . she has come away more confident, equipped with problem-solving and coping skills, develop a safety plan, tools to help her deal with change and, above all, a much recognize their strengths, increase self-confidence and to happier child. I would highly recommend the program to learn about healthy relationships. other parents/guardians that have, or are going through, Children who witness violence can be helped to prevent separation and/or other difficult (family) situations.â€? Norma Jean Schmidt Special to the Chronicle
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Oliver Chronicle A13
Council approves removing hazardous trees Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Two silver maple trees deemed hazardous to the public at the Oliver Museum have been cut down. Council approved this recommendation by Public Works staff at the February 28 Committee of the Whole meeting. A report by foreman Dave Janzen outlined that the trees have been determined dangerous and require immediate removal. Cutting them down and replanting with appropriate tree species will cost approximately $2,800. Council agreed that staff should work with FortisBC to cut the cost and safely remove the trees that are near power lines. Director of Operations Shawn Goodsell said staff were at the museum on February 18 when they noticed problems with the silver maples. After seeking a professional opinion, it was determined the trees could cause serious injury to anyone passing by or sitting on the dedicated bench by the sidewalk. Goodsell said the trees have severe rot, and high winds could elevate the risk of large branches falling off and hitting someone. “These are nice shade and older visible trees that will surely be missed by the museum and the public. But we feel the risks outweigh this,” staff noted in the report. It was noted staff would like to replace the trees with a larger caliper tree. Councillor Jack Bennest said he’d like to see modern species replace the mature trees. He also favours a policy that keeps
Council in the loop when it comes to trees requiring removal. Ditto, said Municipal Manager Tom Szalay, who noted Council should be made aware before trees are removed. Councillor Terry Schafer said the $2,800 will be money well spent. Mayor Pat Hampson agreed, saying it’s prudent to do this before someone gets killed (like an individual did on a golf course in Kamloops). “We don’t need this kind of liability.” Goodsell said they were at the museum for an unrelated matter on February 18 when Janzen pointed out the potential hazard. On closer inspection, they saw a rotting hole through the center of the tree east of the museum. They also noticed severe cracking. An existing elm tree on the property has a vertical crack. Staff plan to “cable” this tree together in hopes it will extend the life of the tree by several years. It is believed this tree will eventually need to be replaced. It was ironic that the Town had to remove the hazardous trees after learning that vandals cut down at least three healthy trees last weekend. Staff were shocked and disgusted to learn that someone with a chainsaw purposely cut down one tree on Main Street, one tree in Centennial RV Park and one tree on 362 Ave. Janzen said it would cost about $10,000 to replace these trees (to their original growth potential). Town horticulturalist Mark Jamieson was quite dismayed by this senseless act of vandalism.
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Work crews size up a rotting silver maple tree at the Oliver Museum before cutting it down because of public safety concerns.
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Combined bonspiel sees some great curling Rinks of Blaine Black and Maureen Bird win Contributed To the Chronicle
Winners of the Oliver Curling Club's annual Combined Bonspiel "A" events are the rinks of Blaine Black of Penticton and Maureen Bird of Vernon. The Oliver Curling Club hosted its annual Combined Bonspiel on February 1820. A total of 34 teams competed, 22 in the men's 3-event spiel and 12 in the ladies spiel which used a round robin and playoff format. Competition was keen all weekend with spectators treated to great shots and lively activity on each of the three days. Teams came from the Okanagan Valley and the Kootenays. Winning rinks were the following (listed from Skip to lead) Men's "A" Event: 1st Blaine Black (Penticton), Shaun Everest, Barrie Johnstone, Al Pratt 2nd Stan Green (Summerland), Gerry Woolsey, Dave Gartrell, Paul Cowen 3rd Lee Sapach (Osoyoos), Peter Baier, Chris Parker, Ryan Street 4th Daryl Tarr (Penticton), Ron Janni, Gord Mitchell, George Horner Men's "B" Event 1st Dale Abrey (Osoyoos), Ron Robinson, Al Chobotar, Jim Thomas 2nd Adam Huston (Fruitvale), Randy Huston, Justin Kither, Joey Ferguson 3rd Steve Gjukich (Penticton), Jack Woods, Don Avison, Lleweln Mackinla
4th Gary Guraliuk (Oliver), Bruce Ramsey, Leo Rivera, Gilles Lalond Men's "C" Event 1st Craig Tilson (Penticton), Daryl Moore, Dylan Thomson, Lewis Park 2nd Steve Clement (Summerland), Darren Moffat, Corbin Clement, Ron Cook 3rd Don Bedard (Osoyoos), Tyson Costa, Coltan Costa, David Louck. 4th Tony Blashko (Osoyoos), John Blashko, Lorne Schwindt, Bob Dobson Ladies "A" Event 1st Maureen Bird (Vernon), Shirley Vedan, Lisa Lavergne, Wendy Picco 2nd Dawn Everest (Penticton), Michelle Pratt, Jeannie Moore, Judy Black 3rd Sandi McKechnie (Penticton), Linda Avison, Sue Langley, Connie Woods 4th Joyce Kuzyk (Oliver), Barb Ross, Joyce Traviss, Lyne Minshull Ladies "B" Event 1st Dianne Tetreault (Oliver), Pat Batchelor, Darlene Chapman, Sandi Thibodeau 2nd Cindy Grigg (Osoyoos), Jolly Gill, Shannon Miller, Sandra Sommers 3rd Dona Cade (Penticton), Diane Banera, Karen St.John, Peggy Sakamoto 4th Cate Pierlet (Osoyoos), Jan Dewar, Elsie Richardson, Katrina Scarlett Ladies "C" Event 1st Mackenzie Fields (Grand Forks), Jen Seminoff, Lee Bedard, Joanne Seminoff 2nd Dawn Walker (Penticton), Pat Horner, Chrissy MacKinley, Joan Firman 3rd Kim Byer (Oliver), Aline Campbell, Deb Kotowich, Sue Capyk 4th Kelsey Bissonnette (Osoyoos), Donna Tinsley, Patricia Pearsom, Lisa Holz
Winners of the Oliver Curling Club’s annual Combined Bonspiel “A” events are the rinks of Blaine Black of Penticton and Maureen Bird of Vernon. Shown left to right are Allen Pratt, Barrie Johnstone, Shaun Everest, Blaine Black, Wendy Picco, Lisa Lavergne, Shirley Vedan and Maureen Bird.
Eat together, eat better Jill McDowell Special to the Chronicle It’s Nutrition Month again. This year’s theme is Celebrate Food . . . From Field to Table. So, instead of grabbing for the closest convenience food or wishing that eating and meal preparation didn’t have to take up so much of your valuable time, let’s learn to celebrate our food. We often hear about the importance of thinking about the path food travels to reach our plates but,have you thought about the location of your plate? Are you standing alone in the kitchen while you eat? Are you sitting in front television glued to the news? Or are you sitting with the members of your household enjoying a meal together over relaxing conversation? If you’re like most people, the latter scenario is not a daily event. There are many positive reasons why we should all make a whole-hearted effort to share a meal each day with our loved ones. Eating together has been linked to healthier eating habits for both adults and children, reduced risk of becoming overweight, better school performance in children and stronger family relationships. There are a number of other reasons why sharing mealtimes can be difﬁcult. You may be thinking – I don’t know how to cook; I don’t have enough time; My children like to eat different foods; well the
good news is there are ways to overcome these roadblocks: Learn the basics – If you don’t know much about cooking, start with a few easy recipes and work your way up. And remember some of the most delicious meals happen by accident! Keep it simple – The meal doesn’t have to resemble something you would order at a ﬁve-star restaurant. For simple recipe ideas visit www.dietitians.ca. Include the whole family – Short on time? Give each member of the household a job and cut down on the amount of time needed for meal prep. Peeling the carrots and setting the table are perfect tasks for the little ones in the family. Give each child a night per week to plan a meal – Set some guidelines around healthy food choices and see what comes to the table! Your child will take more ownership for meal times and will be able to guarantee their favourites will make it to the table at least once a week. Here is my challenge to you: for the month of March arm yourself with the above tips and try to increase the number of meals your family eats together each week by two. See if it makes a difference in the types of foods you are eating and the quality of your relationships. Bon appetite! (Jill McDowell is a UBC Dietetic Intern with Interior Health.)
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Coyotes split first two games of Okanagan conference final Randy Bedard Special to the Chronicle
hungrier, wanted it more and always seemed ﬁrst on the puck, no doubt all along having in mind a 10-1 drubbing Things didn’t start out well for the suffered at home during the regular Osoyoos Coyotes in Round Three of season. The Grizzlies appeared bound the post season against Revelstoke, and determined to return the embarhowever, the hockey club managed rassing favour, which they most certo bounce back 24 hours later to equal tainly did. the Best-of-Seven Despite the lopOkanagan Confersided defeat, Osoyoos ence Final at one win actually outshot RevIt marked the ﬁrst apiece. elstoke 40-33, most of Sunday night was time in the brief hiswhich were from the nothing short of a di- tory of the franchise perimeter and seldom saster as the Grizzlies that the Osoyoos dangerous scoring pummeled the Coyotes Coyotes lost an outchances. 8-2. It marked the ﬁrst Revelstoke was led ing on home ice in time in the brief hisby Bruce Silvera’s ‘nat- regulation. tory of the franchise ural’ hat trick, as well that the Osoyoos Coyas three assist perforotes lost an outing on mances from both Brooks Christensen home ice in regulation. Amazingly and Brendan Urban. enough, it took 30 games for that to Sam Nigg and Corey Allen were the happen. only two Yotes able to beat Grizzlies’ The Coyotes may have skated off goaltender, Oliver’s Tory Caldwell, with ‘tails between their legs’ Sunwho picked up the victory. day night, but most knew a difBetween a less than stellar effort ferent hockey club would show up on and too many trips to the penalty box, Monday. Osoyoos could never got on track, Game two was the epitome of playtrailing 2-0 after one and 6-1 follow- off hockey, fast, intense and exciting. ing 40 minutes of play. A nervous hush enveloped the parPlain and simple, Revelstoke was tisan Osoyoos crowd when the Griz-
zlies got on the board ﬁrst. However, Josh Gray tied the game late in the opening period. Following a scoreless second period, Thierry Martine put the Coyotes ahead 2-1 just over ﬁve minutes into the third. Mind you, it was Martine’s slashing penalty in the dying minutes that gave Revelstoke a powerplay and with only 2:24 left in regulation time, the visitors notched the equalizer, sending things to sudden death. Overtime lasted all of a-minute-27. That’s when the red hot Corey Allen won a battle behind the Grizzlies’ net and banked a shot off of Tory Caldwell for the decisive marker, creating a frenzy of both his own bench and the Sun Bowl faithful. After a disappointing effort the night before in which he was actually pulled, Kyle Laslo returned to his former self on Monday in earning the victory between the pipes, stopping 25 of 27 shots. With the series even at one, the scene now shifts to the Revelstoke Forum for Games Three and Four, Wednesday and Thursday night respectively. Game Five is back in Osoyoos on Saturday at 8 p.m.
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No pound may bite Town of Oliver in butt Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Sooner or later, Oliver will have to address the issue of dogs at large or else it might bite the Town in the butt. That was the message that Mayor Pat Hampson left with Council on February 28 after a discussion about bylaw enforcement in 2010. Hampson said bylaw officers are taking dogs home because there is no pound facility in Oliver. This was corroborated by Steve Marshall of Marshall and Daniels Security, which provides bylaw enforcement for the Town. “Officers have been keeping animals at their residence due to low vacancy space at the Penticton SPCA,” said Marshall in his 2010 semi annual report to Council. Marshall said officers are looking forward to an animal control impoundment facility in Oliver. We have to face the Hampson said people eventuality of an have been complainimpoundment faciling about dogs at large ity or say that we’re in the community. “We not going to pick have to face the eventuality (of an impoundup dogs. The Town ment facility) or say that has solicited the we’re not going to pick rural area to see if up dogs.” anyone is interested The Town has solicin establishing a ited the rural area to see if anyone is interested in pound. establishing a pound on a contract basis. Councillor Marji Basso said the Town is not interested in building a facility and maintaining it, so it wants to see if anyone is willing to take on this project. In his report, Marshall said there was an increase in animal control because of the overabundance of fruit pickers residing in town last summer. “This increase was in part due to the closure of Strawberry Creek Road in Osoyoos, which displaced many transient fruit pickers and their dogs.” In July of 2010, 11 written warnings and six verbal warnings were given to people for having dogs off their leash. In August, 15 verbal warnings were given for this problem. In other enforcement news, 28 written warnings and 10 verbal warnings were given to motorists in September regarding no-stop zones at schools. Marshall said parking patrol has been stepped up at both elementary schools due to a high volume of complaints received. Focal areas are vehicles blocking driveways and parking in no-stopping zones. “Officer presence within the school zones has yielded very good response with respect to these areas.” In December, snow removal flyers were handed out to all business owners as a reminder of what is expected by the Town during snowfall. Marshall said businesses generally complied, and consistent patrols helped in this compliance. Continued on Pg B2...
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Wine barrel planters replaced in spring Work is underway to replace the wine barrel flower planters on Main Street with new concrete ones. Director of Operations Shawn Goodsell said the existing planters are deteriorating and prone to vandalism. So the the plan is to establish new ones made of aggregate. This will cut down on maintenance and staff shouldn’t have to worry about vandals, Goodsell said.
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A total of 17 planters will be replaced, including two at the Oliver Visitor Centre. The estimated cost is more than $6,000. “It will give the town a different look,” Goodsell said. Town Foreman Dave Janzen said the planters should be in place before the May long weekend. He also noted the Town’s new banners will be erected this spring.
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Town eying other untidy properties for inspection Bylaw enforcement ofﬁcers allocated additional hours to unsightly premises violations in preparation for Communities In Bloom. Marshall stated this issue has required more time because of the change allowing more than immediate neighbours to ﬁle complaints against messy properties. In the next few months, friendly reminders about unsightly premises will be sent out to owners. Marshall said three cases have been sent to Public Works to clean up. For example, Wendy Cassel of 77 Street has been given a deadline of March 14 to clean up her property deemed unsightly by neighbours and the Town. If she doesn’t comply, the Town will enter the property and remove all the materials in question. She will also be responsible for paying for the cleanup. If it’s not paid by December 31,
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2011, the cost will be added to her property taxes. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said Cassel intends to comply with the deadline. Hampson asked if the Town was pursuing other unsightly premises for compliance. “We have identiﬁed a couple of others that are next on the list,” Szalay said. Hampson said the Town shouldn’t just be focusing on the Cassel property, but others that have been deemed messy. Marshall said the hike and bike trail has become a topic of complaints as well. Therefore, bylaw ofﬁcers will be focusing their attention on educating the public about care and control of dogs and picking up feces.
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School district enrolment numbers are very close to the September count with new families arriving due to the new shopping centre opening. The kindergarten program has 124 students registered for September, with it being the best intake in years. Okanagan Falls has 24 students registered for kindergarten in September. The full-day kindergarten research shows that it is being well received by both teachers and parents. In other news, a ﬁeld trip request by OSS for BC Landforms/Environmental Studies on May 11-14 to Radium Glacier National
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Park has been approved for the third year in a row. A delegation from the Youlearn.ca program in Osoyoos presented their concerns in regards to relocation to another facility. The main concern included the impact on the students by having to relocate from the downtown area. They feel that the potential move to OSS will create problems for the students because of location and atmosphere. There were a few potential locations suggested and the board will take their concerns and suggestions under consideration. A farewell was given to retiring Superintendent Juleen McElgunn. Her replacement, Bev Young, is now full time
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Large greenhouses more than just NIMBY in South Okanagan Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle
conditions.” Cater to the former sector and it will be at the expense of the latter, because prime agricultural Large greenhouses have their place; land is at a premium in this valley. Injust not here in the narrow conﬁnes of stall greenhouses on land that is now the South Okanagan. However, if you producing apples, peaches, cherries, allow them entry, they will come. apricots, plums, pears and grapes and So said Chris Wyse, president of the their availability as local products Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, refer- would be denied to the consumer and ring to the regional district’s proposal their value as exportable commodities to permit greenhouses would be lost. to occupy up to 75 And he takes issue per cent of a parcel’s Wyse said he is not with suggestions that size in AG-1 and AG-2 against the greengreenhouses provide zones. Currently, house industry but hothouse vegetables these operations have he does not confor public consumpa parcel limit of ﬁve sider this change to tion while wine grapes per cent and 10 per have questionable cent respectively in the OCP and zoning nutritional assay to bylaws to be the those zones in Area C. them, pointing out the When asked if he best use of Agriculknown beneﬁts of a thought this change tural Land Reserve glass of wine in terms would usher in large land. of its antioxidant levgreenhouse operaels and other health tions, Wyse replied, beneﬁts. “Yes, without a doubt. Wyse said he is not The problem is you displace an im- against the greenhouse industry but mobile form of food production with he does not consider this change to an industrial engineering process that the OCP (Ofﬁcial Community Plan) could be located anywhere.” and zoning bylaws to be the best use And for Wyse that is the crux of the of Agriculture Land Reserve land. matter. Greenhouses don’t need to be And he questions why—in an area here, but other agricultural sectors where the emphasis is on carbon neusuch as tree fruits and grapes rely on trality wherever possible—we would “these extremely rare (for Canada) move toward an agricultural sector
known for its carbon toll on the environment. Wyse pointed to a 2005 United Kingdom study by the Department Food and Rural Affairs, which proved that British tomato growers emit twopoint-four metric tonnes of carbon monoxide for each tonne of tomatoes grown, compared to zero-point-six metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for each tonne of Spanish tomatoes. “The difference is the British tomatoes are produced in heated greenhouses,” he said. And that brings him to the familiar issue of noise pollution. He is the ﬁrst to acknowledge that wineries are guilty of it at certain times of the year when their wind machines are in operation. Noise is an integral and inevitable part of a farming community but he believed its existence should be geared towards what is reasonable to expect from an agricultural operation. “A typical wind machine on vineyards operates sporadically during frost events for 10 to 15 days a year; they typically run from 3 a.m. until sunrise. That is much different than [running cooling fans] all summer long on the hottest days starting at 7 p.m.,” he noted, especially of those structures cover 75 per cent of a parcel size.
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‘Relay for Life’ scheduled for June 4 Carole Bissonnette Special to the Chronicle The Osoyoos-Oliver committee has managed to change some things for the 2011 Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The relay is now noon to midnight on Saturday, June 4 at Desert Park, Osoyoos. Registration forms will be coming soon and available at the Sonora Centre. You can also register anytime on line at www.relayforlife.ca The 2010 relay raised over $38,000 and we hope to match
or beat that this year. Fees do apply. If anyone is interested in joining the committee we are looking for new members. Contact Sarah at the Sonora Community Centre at 250-495-4623. We meet a couple times a month for about an hour to plan the event so it’s not a huge time commitment. We need bodies to help with logistics, set-up, team calling, security, luminaries and more. It is always advantageous to have new people involved as they bring a fresh perspective and energy to the meetings and the event.
‘Crokinole lady’ Linda Irvine sets her sights and finger on championship Will the next BC crokinole champion be Oliver’s own “Crokinole lady?” According to Antypowich, the event coordinator for the In the early 1800s, a unique game was invented right March 19 tournament, there is a good chance. He has been here in Canada that combines the geometric visualization watching Linda Irvine in practice and believes she has the of billiards, the prophetic strategy of chess and the dexter- right stuff. ity of a quilting grandmother. She has earned the respect of everyone she has played Crokinole is an action board game similar to both shuf- against. You hear comments like, “Boy she’s good.” “Be ﬂeboard and curling, reduced to table-top size. Players careful when you play Linda.” “Linda doesn’t miss.” take turns shooting discs across the cirIrvine grew up in a family that played cular playing surface, trying to have their crokinole, so she’s no stranger to this game. discs land in the higher-scoring regions of Anything can hapHowever, she has never tested her skills in the board, while also attempting to knock pen on tournament a competition before so it will be intrestaway opposing discs. ing to see if this quiet, soft-spoken lady For some it’s a game of social enjoyment day. Clif has seen can keep focused and endure the pressure and camaraderie. For others, however, it is great players crumthat comes with playing against world class a sport of competitive skills that can take ble and the ones players. them all the way to the world champion- you least expect to, “The thing we know about Linda is she ship, played each June in Tavistock, Ontar- will excel. You never is very competitive with a strong desire to io. In 2010 over 350 competed in Tavistock, win,” Antypowich said. know for sure until including two players from Oliver. He said anything can happen on tournaIn April of 2009 the ﬁrst BC champion- that last shot. ment day. He has seen great players crumship was held in Oliver. Thirty-four playble and the ones you least expect to, will ers from three provinces and one state excel. You never know for sure until that competed in the event, organized by local last shot. Call 250-498-0304 for more info. enthusiast Clif Antypowich. The youngest player was an Players of all experience levels are invited, from those eight-year-old girl; the oldest a 92-year-old man. who come to compete to those who just play for fun. Over Last year the number of competitors doubled to 74 from $1,700 will be awarded in cash prizes plus trophies, numerall over BC and the Prairies, even Washington. ous door prizes and great rafﬂe draws. Excitement builds as we approach the third annual BC Round-robin play in each of the recreational doubles diOpen Crokinole Championship on Saturday, March 19 at vision, competitive doubles division, recreational singles the Oliver Community Centre. This event has caught the at- and competitive singles will result in the top teams from tention of some of the best crokinole players in the world. each division advancing. Contributed To the Chronicle
LIVING WAY CHRISTIAN CENTRE live * laugh * dream * love River Rd. & Hwy 97 - 3 miles north of Oliver Pastors Mark & Rae Pankratz Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. www.livingway.com 250.498.4595
Directory of Religions OLIVER ALLIANCE
OLIVER WORD OF LIFE CENTRE
PARK DRIVE CHURCH
Just north of town on Hwy 97 Lead Pastor: Jeremy Cook Associate Pastor: Steve McLean Pastor of Seniors: Henry Wiebe
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 250.498.4020 (home) 250.498.4434
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.
Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Kids FORCE & Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during both services.
Phone: 250.498.4253 www.oliveralliancechurch.com Office : 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCC) All are welcome
Lenten Services - “Words of Life” based on the last words of Christ from the cross. Thursdays at 1:00 P.M. MAR 10, 17, 24, 31, APR 7, 14 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.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH All are welcome 10450 - 346th Ave. Pastor: Oscar Halvorson Services Saturday: Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. 250.498.4820
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA All are welcome 9915 - 358th Ave. Minister: Ann White Services Sunday: Sunday School & Church Service: 10 a.m. 250.498.2781
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (Anglican/Episcopal) Welcomes you! 34660 - 103 St., Oliver Rev. Patrick Reid Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m. Information: 250.498.2559
VALLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 30850 Black Sage Rd. Sunday Worship Gathering: 9:45 a.m. 250.498.4829
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Smile of the week
Aidan would love to be a fly in his brother’s room What is your most important value and why? Respect and honesty because treating people nice is good. I think it’s good if you can be trusted and trust other people. Why did you choose to live in this town? I didn’t. My parents moved here 20 years ago because it’s the warmest place in Canada. I am really happy I live here.
What would make Oliver a nicer community? More parks, indoor swimming pool and a bowling alley.
What is the perfect day for you in Oliver? Lots of fresh snow, tobogganing and skiing.
Do you have a goal in life? To travel lots, and learn how to scuba dive.
What community issues need the most attention? Is there any issues that need attention?
If you had one super power, what would it be? To ﬂy.
What would be your ideal job? A teacher.
If you won the $50 million Max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would travel lots, and put lots of it for charity. If you were the mayor of Oliver, what would you do? Take down some buildings, put in more green areas, orchards and vineyards. Make a bus that goes through town. Make an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Clean out the lakes. Try to make people not drive cars as much. If you were a ﬂy, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? In my brother’s room.
OLIVERS’ OFFICIAL TOURISM GUIDE
Now in production for the upcoming 2011 edition The Oliver Chronicle will be publishing our annual visitors guide in May 2011. The magazine highlights dining, entertainment and recreational activities surrounding Oliver!
Deadline April 15th! Call Susan at 250.498.3711 for details or email: email@example.com to book your ad
What is your pet peeve in this community? When people leave their dog’s poop on our school grounds and then we step in it and bring it into the classroom. If you could fast forward the Town of Oliver by 50 years, what can you visualize? Lots of big buildings, really cool cars, nice restaurants, indoor swimming pool.
Who inspires you the most? My mom. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? I can ﬂy, have a really really cool room with a slide, a ﬂat screen TV and a slushie machine, and to have a great life. What is your greatest extravagance? Nintendo DS games What living person do you most admire? My dad When and where were you happiest? In Mexico, on the beach, snorkeling, going to restaurants – they have good food there, and shopping in Mexico is fun. Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to sing and dance. Who are your heroes in real life? Mum and dad, Tazzy and Sydney (my dogs) What or who is your greatest love in your life? Tazzy and Sydney, dancing, my parents. What is it that you most dislike? Needles What do you consider your greatest achievement? Getting the Terriﬁc Kids award every year in school. What is your favourite book? Goosebumps- The Haunted Mask What is your favourite meal? Noodles: chow mein, fettucine with white cream sauce, rigatoni with meat sauce.
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Public urged to speak up An important forum is being planned to gather public input in preparation for the renewing of operating orders controlling lake levels on Osoyoos Lake. For more information on the September 18-20 forum visit: www.obwb.ca/olwsf/ Water levels on Osoyoos Lake are controlled by agreement between the US and Canada. The agreement is up for renewal in 2013. In preparation for the renewal, a
number of studies are being conducted for the International Joint Commission and Osoyoos Lake Board of Control. Of interest to the Okanagan Basin Water Board is that one of these studies suggests that minimum flow rates also be negotiated. Directors believe mandating flow rates could potentially impact the Okanagan, including water for fish.
CETA will steamroll farmers and stymie municipalities Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle Federal NDP agriculture critic called it “NAFTA on steroids”; the National Farmers’ Union president, Terry Boehm slammed it as a “Corporate Bill of Rights”. The Dairy Farmers of Canada organization cautioned it would not only affect agricultural supply management and import control programs, but would impede Canada’s credibility in any future World Trade Organization negotiations (House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade). “It” is the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) being negotiated in relative secrecy between Canada and the European Union. “This agreement isn’t so much about trade as it is about control,” stated Atamanenko, adding that discussions are ongoing with the participants hoping to have a rough document ready later this year. So far there is no indication a public debate is planned before the agreement is signed. Atamanenko said everything is on the negotiating table; there will be no sacred cows with respect to CETA. EU multinationals would not only have the right to bid on Canadian core municipal services, they could prevent municipalities from restricting their tendering preference to Canadian companies. Foreign companies bidding on public contracts wouldn’t have to give preference to local or Canadian goods, services or workers. “It disallows any restrictions on the export or import of resources or commodities and for the first time it applies right down to the municipal level. It is an international trade agreement that will force compliance federally, provincially and municipally,” said Boehm. For instance CETA would “prohibit municipalities from using procurement for sustainable development purposes, such as promoting food security or adopting local food practices.” And what impact would that have on the growing popularity of the 100 Mile Diet and the push to have people purchase locally grown produce? Boehm, who has been fighting against CETA for more than a year, answered, “Local food systems are jeopardized because you will be expressly forbidden to favour local businesses. This will have huge consequences for every aspect of social, economic and environmental life in this country. This goes beyond anything we’ve seen in agreements thus far; it fundamentally alters the purpose of government, because they will only be there to rubber stamp. Governments will be totally restricted from acting in the public interest and courts will become a vehicle for multinational corporations.” If CETA is ratified, Canadian farmers will have to get used to terms such as Enforcement Measures for Intellectual Property Rights and the UPOV ’91 version of Plant
Breeders Rights. The first would give corporations wide retribution powers against any farmer deemed to have infringed on the company’s intellectual property rights; the second would eliminate farmers’ rights to save, reuse or sell seed. To sceptics who doubt those consequences, Boehm refers them to CETA’s IPR Chapter (Article 19, paragraph 3, page 252), which states: In the case of infringement committed on a commercial scale… the judicial authorities may order the precautionary seizure of the moveable and immoveable property of the alleged infringer, including blocking his/her bank accounts and other assets. “And this is before anyone has their day in court. If a farmer was alleged to have a gene contaminating his crop he could have his farm, equipment, land and crops seized. And any third party alleged to have assisted in the alleged infringement would also see their property seized and/or destroyed. The only thing corporations will need is a few public examples and the food system will be taken over; farmers will just buckle under and plant what they’re told, for fear of losing everything.” Atamanenko said access to our water is also driving the European agenda, but he doesn’t see Canada gaining much in return. “They are pushing for the same Chapter 11 we have in NAFTA, which will allow them to sue if they don’t get equal rights.” But it doesn’t end there. “While the Europeans are very protective of their agriculture industry, the same consideration won’t be given to ours in terms of supply management. We have a quota system where you can import up to about five per cent of our total chicken production without duty. After that we have over-quota tariffs. “The Europeans would like to increase that import threshold to 10 per cent, so there is pressure on Canada to modify its supply management system and bring down those over-quota tariffs. If that happens, each dairy producer here stands to lose.” On the other hand, the EU pork industry’s quota remains at point-five per cent before those over-quota tariffs kick in, and Atamanenko doesn’t see them budging on that. CETA will gut farm support programs too. Article 10, paragraph 6, page 20 states: The Parties agree to cooperate in WTO agriculture negotiations in order to achieve a substantial reduction of production and trade distorting domestic support. Are there agricultural benefits to signing on to CETA? Neither Atamanenko nor Boehm thinks so. To those who believe the trade deal will open EU markets to Canadian-grown genetically engineered foods, they point to the fact that European GE regulations are exempted from CETA’s provisions (Article 3, Appendix 1b, page 50). As a market access agreement, CETA fails, they concluded.
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CHRONICLE DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): 12:00 p.m. noon Fridays. NEWS COPY: 10:00 a.m. Mondays CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 20¢ each additional word. Per column inch $5.00 plus GST NOTICES: Weddings, engagements birth announcements, cards of thanks, in memoriums, obituaries, and other notices (min. charge) $7.50 plus GST for 32 words and under. 20¢ each additional word. Business display advertising rates on application. PHONE 250.498.4416 or 250.498.3711 Fax: 250.498.3966. Email: email@example.com or mail your advertisement to: OLIVER CHRONICLE, P.O. Box 880, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or drop in to our Main Street office (next door to the Oliver Theatre), or drop in our door letter slot. CHRONICLE OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Advertising Regulations: The Oliver Chronicle reserves the right to classify ads under appropriate headings and to separate therefore and to determine the page location. The Oliver Chronicle reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the Chronicle Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertise ment and box rental. All claims of errors to advertisements must be received by the publishers within seven days after the first publication. It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of the Oliver Chronicle in the event of failure to publish an advertisement or in the event of an error appearing in the advertisement as published, shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid Advertisements must comply with the British Columbia Human Rights Act, which prohibits any advertising that discriminates against any person because of his/her race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or because his/her age is between 44 and 65 years unless the condition is justified by a bona fide require
OKANAGAN SUNSHINE Major Dhaliwal looking for 3 full time seasonal farm workers to work at 9525-324 Ave, (RD # 10), 9524 - 374 Ave, 9723 - 97 Street (Rd #7) in Oliver, BC. Pay rate $9.28 per hour. Piece work rate as per established by Employment Standards Branch of the BC Ministry of Labour. Work from April to October, 2011. Please call 250-4907198, or email okanagan_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
JASVIR SINGH GILL ORCHARD AND VINEYARD needs 3 full time seasonal farm workers, 40 to 50 hours weekly. $9.28 hour. April 1 to Nov. Located at 31638 Hwy. 97 Oliver, and 45th Street in Osoyoos. Call 250-498-9172 or 250-408-8830.
A & M ORCHARDS LTD. requires 18 F/T seasonal workers for the 2011 season. Starting in early March 2011. Workers will have 40 to 60 hours a week of work at $ 9.28 per hour. Duties include pruning, thinning, general farm work and picking of fruit when ready. The farm is located at 921 HWY 3A, Keremeos, BC, V0X 1N0. The fruit that will be picked is as follows: Apples, cherries, peaches, apricots and plums. Piece rate will be paid at the prevailing min. wage as per BC Employment Standards. To apply phone 250-499-5062 or fax 250-499-5062. 31v8
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of FRANCIS STEWART SANDERS aka FRANK S. SANDERS, deceased, formerly of RR1 Site 44, C4, Town of Oliver, in the Province of British Columbia, V0H 1T0, who died on August 3, 2009. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Frank S. Sanders are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor c/o Gordon & Young, Barristers and Solicitors, Box 1800, 36011-97 Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 on or before April 21, 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
Oliver Country Market A-Fair. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. March 22, 2011 at 7 pm. Oliver Community Center, Rm 1 or 2. For more info Call Jean 250498-3369 / Al or Linda 250498-3967.
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: email@example.com
KING TOMATO FARM, needs 4 F/T seasonal farm workers. July 15 to Sept. 15. $9.28 hr. Piece work as per BC Labour Standards. Work is in Oliver, BC. Call 250498-7839. 36p2
BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINERY is now accepting resumes for the following seasonal positions: Office and Guest Services Assistant - Multi task’er required! this position will develop into a full time seasonal position and starts in the next few weeks. Office experience required as well as capabilities of lifting 30 lb. cases of wine. Wage based on experience, references required with resume. Hostess and Sales Associates - Secure your summer employment! Join our great team, we offer competitive wages, bonus incentives and training. Full and part time positions available, mid April to mid October. Please forward resume and inquires to Pauline at : pauline@blackhillswinery. com
FAIRVIEW GOLF CLUB F&B Staff and Beverage Cart Person: Fairview Mountain Golf Club is currently looking for motivated, outgoing, food & beverage service staff for the upcoming 2011 golf season, who will be able to work weekends and holidays. Please drop off a resume Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. Ask for Paul or email: pwelsman@ fairviewmountain.com BBQ Person, Part time/ Seasonal BBQ Person: We are looking for a person who likes to BBQ great burgers, friendly with customers, can work on your own and having a golf knowledge an asset. Drop off resume or e-mail ygaudet@fairviewmountain. com 37c2
KHELA ORCHARDS LTD. in Oliver, BC needs 2 farm workers. April till Oct. 2011. Full time seasonal. $9.28 hr. Call 250-498-0127. 35v3
AUJLA FARM, Manjadh Aujla is looking for 4 F/T seasonal farm workers to work at 31085 Hwy 97, 9408 Hwy 97 in Oliver, BC. Pay rate is $9.28 hr. Piece work rate as per established by Employment Standards Branch of B.C. Ministry of Labour. Work runs from April to Oct. 2011. Please call 250-485-8617 or 250-4980537. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 30p8
BALRAJ GILL ORCHARDS, Oliver, BC requires 4 seasonal workers for the 2011 season. The wage will be $9.28 per hour. They will start May 25 until Nov. 30, 2011. Please mail resume to: RR1, S56, C12 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 35f4
J & A MACHIAL HOLDINGS, Oliver, BC. Needs 3 farm labourers from May 20th, 2011 to Nov 7th, 2011. 50 + hour work weeks, $9.28 per hour. Work includes thinning, picking, & pruning. Call 250-498-4239. 34p3
JATINDER SIDHU in Oliver, BC needs 5 full time seasonal fruit & vegetable farm workers. May 2011 to Oct 2011. $9.28 hr. Call 250-4980262 or 250-498-7901.
WELL ESTABLISHED South Okanagan office products company has an opening for a motivated self starting individual for mainly in-store sales and service. Please fax resume outlining experience and work history to: 250-495-3440.
SOUTHERN FRUIT PACKERS is looking for 30 F/T seasonal farm workers. 5 people by April. 1, 5 people by May 30, and 20 people by June 30. All work goes till the end of Sept. $10.00 hr. Oliver and Cawston, BC. Call Jarnail 250-498-7632.
2001 MITSUBISHI MONTERO. 4 door sport. 4 wheel drive. In very good condition. 173,000 km. $6500. Call 250-495-4319. 36v2
DESERT HILLS ESTATE WINERY is looking for 10 vineyard workers as of Jan. 1st, 2011. Full time. Starting at $12 hr. English or Punjabi speaking. Email email@example.com or fax 250-4983015. Att: Randy Toor. FULL TIME HAIR STYLIST needed. Call 250-498-2068. Ask for Corinne. 37v3
GOLDSTAR FRUIT COMPANY in Oliver, BC needs 6 farm workers from June 27, 2011 to the end of August, 2011. Mail resume to: RR1, S56, C12 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 34v4
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Employment Opportunity in Osoyoos, BC The Osoyoos Museum Society is seeking a qualiﬁed individual to ﬁll the position of Administrative Assistant on a part-time basis between 21 to 28 hours per week. Rate of pay: $13.00 per hour From March 21 to mid-December, 2011 The Osoyoos Museum is a non-proﬁt organization with a mandate to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the natural and human history of Osoyoos and district. The museum is open year-round and operates with a small staff, summer students and volunteers, including a Board of Directors. The Administrative Assistant will work directly under the supervision of the Executive Director/Curator and is responsible for helping with the day to day tasks of the museum including word processing, ﬁling, answering enquiries, front line visitor services, assisting with membership and volunteer programs, and other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director. Prior experience in not-for-proﬁt administration is an asset. Secretarial training or experience is mandatory. Please mail or e-mail a cover letter and resume with three recent job references, including contact information, to be received before Monday, March 14/11 by 2:00 p.m. to: Selection Committee Osoyoos Museum Society and Archives Box 791, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please call: 250-495-2582
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COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS EMPLOYMENT
MEDICI’S GELATERIA AND COFFEE HOUSE is looking for a mature individual to add to their team. This position will initially be 2-3 hours a day during peak periods and is preferably suited to someone with experience in the food industry. Drop off resume at 9932350 Ave. Oliver or email: email@example.com
25th, 2011. Three to start June 28th, 2011. Work goes until Oct 31st, 2011. $9.28 hour. Call 250-498-2908.
FIREWOOD. Dry Beetle kill, $200 per cord. Bucked, split and delivered. ALSO orchard wood for sale (This year’s cut.) $250 per cord. Bucked, split and delivered. Call Gerhard at TCB The Chopping Block 250-4989039.
BURROWING OWL WINERY is accepting resumes for food service and office positions for the upcoming season. Please call 250-4858242 to inquire and send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 37c2
SOUTO FAMILY ORCHARDS Needs 4 full time seasonal farm workers in Oliver, BC. One to start April
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EDGING CEDARS - buy direct from grower. 6 ft - 10 for $200. We deliver. Call Budget Nurseries - toll free 1-866-498-2189 www.budgenurseries.com
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B14 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, March 9, 2011
COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS OBITUARY
Carol Helen Reed 1934 - 2011
Much-loved mother of Lance, Melody and Tanis. She is happily welcomed in heaven by her husband, Pat; mother, Isabel; sisters, Linda and Joyce; brother, Ron and father, Chick. She will be missed by those of us left behind. May she see like an eagle. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.
Eric Rundle Perkin (aka Peter)
1933 - 2011
Mr. Perkin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband to Ingrid of 22 years; dear father to Caleb, Jo-Anna, Andrew, Matthew, Jim and Karen. Remembered always by his ﬁve grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Peter worked as a care aid worker at Country Squire Retirement Village, Osoyoos and served ﬁve years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a tennis pro at the Oliver Tennis Club and enjoyed travelling especially his trips to Switzerland. Peter was a faithful member of the Park Drive Pentecostal Church. A Memorial Service will be held at Park Drive Church, 36672 79th Street, Oliver on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2 o’clock. Donations gratefully appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
In loving memory
Arrangements entrusted to
1932 - 2011
Graham Funeral Home 34616 - 99th Street, Oliver (250) 498-3833
Joseph George Roe It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph George Roe. George, aged 78 years, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 25, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Olive (Ferriss) Roe, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Elizabeth Roe; sisters, Eva Roe, Grace Zimmer and Mabel Cranwell; and son-in-law, Douglas Kinley. Surviving to mourn George’s death and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Daune; daughter, Janet Kinley; son, Tim (Joan) Roe; special friend, Jack; granddaughter, Kathryn Kinley (Wes Grycki); sister, Ilene (Ab) McFadyen; brother-in-law, Frank Zimmer; brotherin-law, Bill Cranwell; mother and father-in-law, Marjorie and Edwin Olson; brother-in-law, Lane (Tanga) Olson; sister-in-law, Beverly (Keith) Peacock; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and greatnieces and nephews. Also mourning are a host of aunts, uncles and cousins as well as lifelong friends. George and his wife retired to Oliver in 1992 where he built their current home. They loved to travel and spent many hours on the road with their fifth wheel trailer in both Canada and the United States. They also flew to various countries and always took pleasure in getting to know people and attempting to learn their language and customs. George was a pilot and even after he sold the airplane he enjoyed reminiscing about his ‘flyboy’ days. ‘Once a pilot, always a pilot’. George was a man of many talents. His hands were never idle. He was adept at woodworking, whether it was building houses, making furniture or cabinets or small shelves and knick-knacks for their home. There did not seem to be any project he was afraid to tackle. He attended night school to learn many trades from upholstery to welding. George’s most recent passion was stained glass. He had a studio set up at home where he wiled away the winter days making beautiful stained glass lamps, windows and suncatchers. Running the Kubota tractor and backhoe was another favourite pastime. George was always on the lookout for another project where he could use his tractor. Sports in general were a great source of entertainment for George, particularly curling, hockey and football. George loved to be outdoors and spent many happy hours riding his bicycle along the bike path in Oliver, always stopping for a rest and a snack by the river, appreciating the sights and sounds of nature. He and his wife often walked along the lakeshore in Osoyoos then sat on a bench, sipped coffee and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine. No service by request. A private committal will be held at the Oliver Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Donations gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC. www.nunes-pottinger.com
2 HOME RAISED long hair Chihuahuas - one male and one female. 4-5 months old. Vet checked and 1st shots. Well tempered. Paper and outdoor trained. Obedient and responsive to calls and commands. Excellent travelers and companionship/lap dogs. $800 each. Oliver 250498-9039.
In loving memory
In loving memory
Your messages of condolence, sharing your fond memories of Peter may be sent to: www.grahamfh.com
In loving memory
Arthur David O’Keefe 1921 - 2011
Art’s generous but frail heart has ﬁnally stopped beating. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Vera, heartbroken daughter, Laurine (Michael) and long-time caregiver, Sherry Skaros. Predeceased by his beloved son, Ken. Art spent his working lifetime caring for others by serving in the medical corps to provide ambulance service in France and Holland, at the Royal Columbian Hospital as an orderly and in the Provincial Gaol system as a guard and practical nurse. As founding and lifetime members of the Surrey Quilter’s Guild, Art and Vera designed and sewed many beautiful quilts. They made many friends and travelled widely while with the Surrey Square Wheelers before moving to Oliver. Art was an active member of the Oliver Senior’s Centre for almost 30 years and a life member of the Oliver and District Heritage Society. Card games were his joy and a win at bingo made his day. Thank you to Dr. Mark Hamilton for all you have done, for so many years, to make Art your miracle patient and to the staff at Heritage House who took such wonderful care of Art and fulﬁlled his wish to die there. Donations to the Salvation Army, 2463 South Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J1 or the Oliver Food Bank, PO Box 405, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 would be appreciated. No service by request. Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www. nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC. www.nunes-pottinger.com
Apricots, cherries, pears, apples. POLLINATION. Book early. Call 250-495-2234. 35p4
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BEAUTIFUL GROUND LEVEL large 2 bedroom basement suite. $850 month. Utilities included. 10715356 Ave. near the elementary school. N/P, N/S. avail. March 1. Call 250-485-0146. 36p2
FOR RENT -1 bdrm. Large suites, and 2 bdrm. suites. close to downtown, very nice, freshly redone. Starting at $595. mth + util. Call 250-498-0232. 21p18
BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for a wait list from families needing affordable housing in a 3 bedroom townhouse complex. The monthly rent is 30% of income. The eligibility criteria must be met. Please contact: 1-800-834-
TOP FLOOR OF HOUSE on acreage. 20 min. to town, 25 min. to Penticton. 2 bdrms + den, living room, kitchen, full bath, large deck, great view. Suitable for single working person or couple. $675 plus utilities. Available Mar. 15 or earlier. Call 250-486-2175. 36p3
OBITUARY In loving memory
Eleanor Roberta McLean (Knox/Becker) Nov. 20, 1922 - Feb. 18, 2011
Mrs. Becker passed peacefully in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada with her son, Ric at her side, holding her hand and singing softly. Predeceased by Dr. Richard Knox and Leonard Becker and brother Gordon. Lovingly remembered by her children, Richard Knox, Charles and Bruce Becker and Martha Mehall and their families. Survived by Neil and Betty McLean and Helen Grant and the whole McLean Clan. Known affectionately as Bobby as a young woman she was a songbird as a debutant and sang for the troop shows in Winnipeg, Manitoba the place of her birth. She developed her independent nature and folksy royal heart on the Stevenson farm with her aunt and uncle in Gainesboro, Saskatchewan. She married her highschool sweetheart Dr. Richard Knox and they moved their young family to Dryden, Ontario, Edinburgh, Scotland, settling finally in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA in 1963. Dick Knox passed away in 1972. Through a series of synchronous events she met and married the love of her life Leonard Becker. They were a sun kissed, warm and charismatic couple. Len died tragically and unexpectedly in 1973. Eleanor carried on with a personal vigilance and self reliance. Growing her estate sale business as group sales director at the Birmingham Theatre and being of service to her community. She received the prestigious Salvation Army Award of Excellence. At 75 she drove herself across the North American continent visiting beloved relatives and friends on her way to retreat and a return to her roots in Canada in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Loved and adored and the favourite of many. Known for her graciousness, her signature style, wit, wisdom and welcoming nature. Beautiful, with a singular elegance, she spoke her mind without reservation and specifically railed against man’s inhumanity to man. She was reading three books prior to her passing. Bill Clinton, My Life; The Thorn Birds (her own 1st edition) and The Quiet Mind of White Eagle. Her generosity and empathy allowed her to never be wary of strangers. You were a stranger but once. A connoisseur of the home-cooked meal, a vegetable gourmet and conversationalist. She loved sailing, gardening, bridge, cribbage and poker. She loved cars and driving fast. A little Scotch and a cigarette, Darn Right!!! And Kleenex….of course. Oh my dear sweet, darling girl, we all will miss you so… A Memorial Celebration was held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Leir House, Penticton. Donations gratefully appreciated to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home 34616 - 99th Street, Oliver (250) 498-3833 Your messages of condolence, sharing your fond memories of Eleanor may be sent to: www.grahamfh.com
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Oliver Chronicle B15
COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS RENTALS
RESIDENTIAL EVICTION SERVICESTerminal Bailiffs, Call 250-493-2618. vtf
2 HEATED industrial bays. 850 sq. ft. each in Oliver industrial park. Call 250-4980167. 25ctf
1 BDRM basement suite. Full bath, close to Buy Low Foods. Includes cable, laundry. N/P, N/S. $575.00 month. Call 250-498-2650.
ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating
250-498-4506 Contractor # 43474 9336 348 Ave. Unit A www.argonelectrical.ca
RODNEY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Quality work guaranteed. Painting, tile, laminate floors, windows, doors etc. NO JOB TOO SMALL Call 250-498-2210
1 BDRM SUITE for rent. $650 mth. includes utilities, close to shopping, secure building. Call 250-498-3138. 35p3
LARGE TWO BDRM APT for rent. Includes one parking space. Available now. $650 month plus utilities. N/S, N/P. All appliances in suite. Close to Oliver Mall. 3rd floor walk up. Refs req’d. Looking for long term tenant. Contact Nancy: 778773-5825 or ncarl@sd43. bc.ca
ONE BDRM FURNISHED first floor suite. Own entrance, walk to downtown. $500 month including utilities and satellite TV. Call 250-498-4142. 37p1
FOR LEASE - 6 acres, suitable for ground crops. 3 km. North of Oliver. Call 250-4982222.
2 BDRM BASEMENT SUITE, 1 bath, nice and clean, 2 years old, daylight windows. Close to high school. $750 mth. Utilities and cable included. Shared laundry. N/S, N/P. Call 250276-4467.
1278 SQ. FT. Casa Rio condo, $975 per month. Call Karen Lewis RE/MAX WCR Call 250-498-6500. 23ctf
OLIVER, $950 month plus util,house, rural, 2 bdrm, 1 bath Avail immed. $800 month plus util. house close to schools - 3 bdrm, 1 bath- avail. immed. $750 month - plus utilities. house, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, avail. immed. $650 month - util. incl. Basement suite, 2 bdrm. 1 bath. Avail. immed. $650 month - plus utilities - Apartment downtown, 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Avail. immed.
35841-97th. St. Oliver, B.C. Phone 250-498-4844 ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND UNIT PHOTOS@ www.amosrealty.com Check us out at www.stratawatch.ca
2nd FLOOR corner unit condo for rent in Casa Rio, Oliver. $950 per month. No Pets, avail March 1/ For appointment to view call: (403) 980-0634 or contact paul@ shaw.ca after February 20, 2011. 34v4
3 BDRM HOUSE. Nicely renovated, and well located. Big master bedroom, 1 full bath, laundry, lots of parking and storage. N/S, N/P. $900 + utilities. Call 250-4982010 (afternoons) 37p1
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. 35ctf
INDEPENDENT 2 bdrm house on Hwy. Close to town. 4 appliances, spacious lawn, prefer long-term. $800 month + utilities. Avail Now. Call 250-498-6763 anytime. 37p4
3 BDRM HOUSE. Rural area, 5 min. to Oliver. South. N/P, N/S, $850 mth. plus utilities. Avail. Mar. 1. Call 250498-4711 or 250-689-2500. 35v3
EXCELLENT SUITE. $700 month includes utilities. Private 1 bdrm suite has large open kitchen, dining area, sunny living room, electric fireplace, spacious bedroom, newly remodeled bath, in-suite laundry, bonus room for office or shop, storage, fully-fenced yard. Lots of parking. Quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of downtown Oliver. Utilities included: water, gas, electric, cable, internet and garbage. No smokers or dogs. Cat OK. Call 778439-2044. 36mc2
RETAIL SPACE. App. 1400 sq. ft. Main St. Osoyoos, BC. Call 250-446-2083. 35p10
LARGE 2 BDRM basement suite. Near OES and high school. $800 mth. includes utilities. Call Korreli 250-4852869.
ELECTROLYSIS BY MARG Get rid of unwanted hair permanently and safely with just a few treatments. Call 250-495-2782. 34mctf
DON’S CARPET CLEANING All work guaranteed. Call 250-498-8310.
A 1 LAWN CARE - lawns - gardens -snow removal - chimney’s-power washing - irrigation-fire wood CALL 250-485-7916
MAIKA HOME SERVICES Window cleaningCommercial & residental. www.maikaservices.ca 250-689-2849. 33p4
oliver auto recycling “Instant Cash” Spring Cleanup We are buying metals $45 TON Vehicles up to $200 Batteries CASH CASH CASH BRING YOUR METAL TO US Oliver Auto Recycling 33645 - 91st St. Ph: 250-498-3188
YARD SALES 37p4
HUTTON’S INTERIOR DECORATING & PAINTING SERVICES Painting, Colour Consultations, Design Services and more. Call ALLISON at 250-498-6428. July1/11
FIVE STAR HANDYMAN Qualified Licensed tradesman at handyman prices. Carpentry-Electrical, Plumbing - Drywall - Flooring Tiles - Cabinets - Windows - Painting. VISA / MASTERCARD 250-498-8461 Free Estimates.
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: 9:0012:00 Wednesdays, and 9:00 - 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered. ctf
RAY’S PAINTING 3 ROOM SPECIAL Any 3 rooms for $250. Walls, minor repairs, 2 coats, interior - exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed. 25 years experience. Call Ray at 250-487-0840.
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MARCH FOOD DRIVE Please drop off non-perishables at these locations: The Firehall Bistro, Royal LePage, Super-Valu & participating churches for the month of March when the Oliver Food Bank stock is at its annual low. Also Friday, March 11th from 6:30 – 8:30pm youth will be collecting door to door in the Oliver area. All food goes to the Oliver Food Bank.
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AVAILABLE IN OLIVER. 1) Centrally located condo with great open floor plan. Newly renovated from”top to bottom” two very large bedrooms, upstairs with extra storage and full bath. Open concept main floor, with kitchen, dining, living room, laundry and 1/2 bath. Nice little patio area and bonus balcony off the bedroom. $850 plus utilities. N/P, N/S. 2) Lovely 1 bedroom basement suite, perfectly suited for senior. Close to town and newly remodelled. Utilities included. $700 month. 3) There are two condos available in Casa Rio. This complex offers, underground parking, controlled entry, elevator, workshop, exercise room and great view. 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. 35ctf3 BDRM house. Hwy. 97, Road 14. Avail. April 1. Call 250-495-8006 or 250-6897272. 37mc2
2 BDRM, 2 bath, Casa Rio condo. $900 mth. Avail. immed. Elevator, beside hospital, under ground parking, 6 appliances. Call 250485-2875. 37mc2
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B16 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Special Olympics athletes learn how to curl Contributed To the Chronicle Special Olympics BC- South Okanagan introduced their ﬁrst winter sport this season. With the help of the Oliver Curling Club that found ice time and willing coaches, curling was added to bowling, bocce, swimming and softball that are presently offered to the local athletes. Nine athletes attended the introductory lessons and have been progressing each week for the past 11 weeks. Smiles grew as they conquered the skills to throw the rocks over the hog line. Thanks to coaches Roberta Dodge, Ken Robinson, Bob Martel, Megan Wagner, and Barry Underwood for their help. Next year these athletes will start early in the season and be ready to attend local competition in the Okanagan region with their fellow Special Olympic athletes. Special Olympics BC offers sporting opportunities to those people with an intellectual disability aged eight to 88 years of age. The Oliver/Osoyoos local is always looking for new volunteers. Please contact coordinator Lee Chic at 250-495-6617 for further information Chic said this is the ﬁrst winter sport they’ve offered in this local; all others are summer sports. Curling is a pilot sport this year. “It has already increased interest for a full season next year on behalf of additional athletes.” Citing a quote she read recently, Chic said “nothing increases self-esteem and self-conﬁdence like achievement.” “I really think the more opportunities we provide these athletes the more conﬁdent they become and they are willing to take on additional challenges because of that.” Chic said one of their athletes is now holding ofﬁce in Toastmasters, and is an active member of the club in Osoyoos. She noted one girl has no trouble speaking in front of 100 people.
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From left to right in front row are David Causley, Tom Francis, Harlei Kelliher, and Angela Flannigan. In back from left are head coach Barry Underwood, Wayne Bierbaum, Andrew Fields, Seth Munro, and assistant coach Bob Marleau. Missing is assistant coach Roberta Dodge.
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