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Not your average Joe

Most local authority figures you talk to will agree that the Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP detachment is understaffed and overworked. In fact, the lack of resources really hinders what the RCMP can do in both communities. Shown here is Cst. Joe Bayda pushing a car off the road after it was involved in a minor accident.

Lack of resources handcuff local RCMP Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

The Town of Oliver isn’t holding out much hope, so it can only dream that a trip to the UBCM convention this month will result in more RCMP resources. “The most pressing issue in Oliver is the fact the detachment has been short between five and seven members over the last 10 years,” said Mayor Pat Hampson. This has resulted in a huge challenge for RCMP to respond to every service call in a timely manner. This in turn has led to frustration, not only by victims of crime but by RCMP members themselves. “During the summer Oliver/Osoyoos have one of the highest workloads per members in BC,” said Staff Sgt. Kurt Lozinski. “It is not uncommon for hundreds of calls to be generated over a weekend with only three or four members working at any one time.” The Oliver/Osoyoos detachment currently has 18 mem-

bers, but at times this year that number dropped to 11 or 12 due to vacancies and members on long-term sickness leave from duty-related injuries. With resource shortages, many of the additional patrols and initiatives (bike patrols, foot patrols) are just not possible when only these few members are working and answering 20-30 calls in both communities, Lozinski said. Municipal Councillor Jack Bennest said the Oliver RCMP detachment is “understaffed” and the officers are “overworked.” This is what he and the mayor will tell the Solicitor General of BC at the upcoming convention in Whistler. “The lack of officers has far reaching effects other than availability to respond to complaints,” Hampson said. The mayor noted the RCMP has a difficult time covering significant absences. “Coupled with sick leave and training, plus court time means they have no backup in place to assist with workload and that exacerbates the pressure on those members who are on shift trying to cover the extra workload.”

Hampson said this can lead to stress and sick leave, which further compounds the problem. Lozinski confirmed this by saying working extra hours has a tremendous impact on an officer’s health and well being. A Senate committee report earlier this year concluded that the RCMP needs more resources to meet current workload requirements. For example, police have to enforce more than 250 federal laws, and that’s only part of what their mandate is. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has a big impact on police responsibilities today. What used to take officers one or two hours in 1970 (dealing with break-ins, impaired driving and domestic assaults) now takes them several hours or more. Hampson said the amalgamation of the two detachments in Oliver and Osoyoos was supposed to offset the problem of understaffing, but in reality “we lost the ability to have off-duty officers living locally who would respond after hours.” Continued on Pg A2...


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FRUIT & VINE The Oliver Chronicle welcomes comments for our new column highlighting readers’ feelings of appreciation towards an individual or group or sharing comments about experiences 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.

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SOUR GRAPES to the low-lifes who dumped their garbage overlooking 7th Drive recently. You know who you are! - A distressed resident A bowl of SWEET CHERRIES to the Town of Oliver for all our beautiful hanging flower baskets. - A happy resident

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Lack of RCMP resources a concern to Oliver mayor and staff sergeant

The Oliver/Osoyoos detachment is not policed 24 hours a day, but members are placed on call to respond immediately from home when a priority call is dispatched. Hampson said the RCMP advised the Town (about five years ago) that it was reprioritizing calls in order to spend more time addressing the drug problem in Oliver and Osoyoos. As a result, crimes like break-ins and other incidents that had little chance of resolution didn’t get much attention. But the drug problem appears to have diminished, Hampson said. Lozinski said the old adage, “No call too small,” is no longer a practical or sustainable motto. During the busy summer months, there are low-risk calls (shoplifting, minor mischief, and driving complaints) that the RCMP doesn’t have the resources to attend to. “However, in any instances where a suspect is identified we will always attend,” Lozinski said. During the winter the workload is much more manageable, giving members more discretionary time to work on their files, the officer pointed out. Area C Director Allan Patton said he hasn’t heard any concerns about a lack of RCMP service from his constituents. In fact, the RCMP was a great help to him when he required policing services in the rural area.

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Christine Haltner, public affairs officer for the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, said a number of factors (population, crime patterns, etc.) are considered when allocating police resources. “Since 2001 we’ve nearly doubled the annual policing budget; it’s up by more than $128 million, resulting in more than 1,100 more police officers across the province.” Since then, Oliver’s local detachment has increased from 15 officers in 2004 to 18 in 2008, Haltner said. But Lozinski said they have not seen an increase in fulltime members in 15 years, yet the workload grows every year. “I personally think that an additional two constables in Oliver and two in Osoyoos would be appropriate in order to provide the level of policing both diverse communities (and the regional district) have come to expect.” Lozinski pointed out the demands placed on RCMP support staff (public servants, stenographers, etc.) who perform crucial work behind the scenes. “These employees are truly the backbone of each detachment and if it were not for them we would not be able to be as effective or efficient.”

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Public water taps disconnected Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle If you’ve relied on the Town’s public water taps for your water supply, you’ll have to search out an alternative soon. The taps at both Rockcliffe and Tuc-el-Nuit pumphouses will be permanently disconnected on September 15 as a result of recent changes in operational procedures and increasing acts of vandalism. A rural resident contacted the Chronicle last week with concerns about the water tap being disconnected at Rockcliffe. He said he relies on these taps for his water supply, but wouldn’t give his name for the record. Shawn Goodsell, the Town’s engineering technician, said they have disconnected the outside hose taps because of the current water quality advisory. This advisory was placed on August 3 due to total coliform bacteria found in the water supply. The source of the elevated bacteria has yet to be determined.

Goodsell said staff have found the hose taps to be a problem sometimes. For example, they get broken and can become contaminated. He also noted that a lot of users may not be paying customers of the water system. In addition, people leave garbage on site, which water operators have to pick up. “Most of our systems are twinned now, so our customers wouldn’t need to use these taps,” Goodsell said. The Town has left a notice (with a phone number – 250-485-6213) at each well. People can notify the Public Works department about any concerns or questions. “We would like to hear their concerns but we suspect a lot of users are not our customers,” Goodsell said. The assistant director of operations stated they will re-install the taps if the water quality advisory is lifted. Goodsell said one option open to residents is to buy their drinking water (if they don’t want to boil

their domestic water under the advisory). Customers who live in the System 1 area that may not see water twinning for some time do get municipal potable water during the irrigation off season, Goodsell said. As far as the advisory goes, Goodsell has been in contact with the Interior Health Authority (IHA). “Our (test) results haven’t been consistent and are up and down.” The Town has been chlorinating the water and disinfecting it, but elevated bacteria are still showing their ugly little faces here and there. “We have met with IHA and a hydrogeologist and they seem to be unsure on what is causing the elevated bacteria also,” Goodsell said. The technician noted they have a couple more recommendations to follow through on to help get to the bottom of this. “To this point both IHA and the hydrogeologist believe we have been doing our due diligence on trying to effectively figure out this problem.”

OES parents reminded about parking Parents of children attending Oliver Elementary School are reminded to adhere to the rules of the road. Earlier this year the Parents Advisory Council raised a serious concern about some people creating hazards by parking illegally to let their children off at school in the morning.

Even a monitoring study conducted by the local crime watch group revealed that speed, parking and other infractions created a hazard for students. Parents are urged to obey all signage and parking rules at the school so that every child arrives and leaves in a safe manner.

Police briefs Thief steals ATV Oliver RCMP is investigating the theft of a yellow Bombardier Quest XP650 all-terrain vehicle. The theft occurred on August 30 in the 38000 block of 97 Street. No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422.

Oliver boy beaten On Sunday, August 29 police were called to a report of a fight in the area of Park Place in Osoyoos at approximately 11:30 p.m. When police arrived, it was confirmed that a 16-yearold Oliver youth was the victim of an alleged assault, serious enough to require medical attention. Three possible suspects from the Vancouver area were identified. Police investigation is continuing and no charges have been laid yet.

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The beauty and the beast

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How sad to see this illegal dumping site overlooking 7th Drive (off 350 Ave.) while such a view of the mountains graces the eye. Local officials are getting so discouraged by this shameful behaviour that RDOS staff have been directed to bring forward an illegal dumping regulation bylaw which incorporates a fine schedule. Video monitoring is also being considered as an option to catch the culprits, who know who they are.

Council rejects request to waive lot rezoning fee The Town has rejected a request by Adam Sabyan to waive a $1,000 rezoning application fee in relation to his property at the corner of 97 Street and 350 Ave. The property was previously subject to a rezoning application to consolidate the lots on that corner. But a clerical error in the consolidation process has resulted in the addition of a corner lot as a new application. This means another public hearing must be held. Sabyan asked the town to waive the rezoning application costs . But Town staff recommended the fee not be waived.

The fee assists the Town in recovering costs associated with processing this land use change (from CS1 to a central business zone). The Town has to pay to advertise the public hearing (approximately $300 for two required ads). Other costs include sending out notification letters to adjacent property owners. Mayor Pat Hampson said the $1,000 gets eaten up very quickly. It was noted the Town only waives application fees for non-profit organizations if requested.

Vaseux Lake events planned The Oliver/Osoyoos Naturalists have scheduled a long walk to the lagoons at the south end of Vaseux Lake on Sunday, September 12. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Oliver CPR station.

On Wednesday, September 15, a Vaseux Lake clean-up event will be organized along the boardwalk. Bring loppers and gloves. Bags will be provided. Meet at the Vaseux Lake parking lot at 10 a.m.

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Capital works art

Many capital works projects are another form of urban art as seen here on 105 Street (opposite Oliver Elementary School), where new roadwork is underway. Chris Usselman (left) and Adam Esovoloff put the finishing touches on a section of winding curb.

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Another Vaseux Lake view but in 1934, Mr. C.H. Tupper, M.L.A., Provincial Works Department, hoped that the Vaseux Lake rock bluffs would disappear during the coming winter. The highway would then be wider and have fewer sharp curves. The department intended to blow the face off each of the rock bluffs and huge masses would topple into the lake. ~ from the Penticton Herald, Oct. 31, 1934

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nderstaffed and overworked? Tell us something we don’t know. Like many organizations in this society, the RCMP has too much to do with too little resources. So they do the best they can . . . just like the rest of us in the same boat. The RCMP is one organization that should be on the “do not overwork” list. It’s stressful enough dealing with the umpteenth file than having to contend with lowlifes that beat up their girlfriends or steal for a living. It’s obvious that Oliver needs more police officers in town to meet the demand for service. But like Town Council, we’re not holding our breath. This summer the RCMP cancelled the weekly briefing schedule with the Chronicle because it didn’t have the manpower to search through the files. However, it recently started faxing police briefs, which give readers a sense of what’s going on in their community. Taxpayers need to know this information in order to watch out for their safety and security. In some cases, victims of crime have complained about the perceived lack of service by the RCMP and the nonchalant attitude of some officers. You can’t really know how victims feel unless you put yourself in their shoes. But the fact is police resources are stretched to the limit and members can’t respond to every call in a timely manner. Some people expect the police to drop everything and immediately dust for prints, but this isn’t “CSI,” it’s reality. Take a number and wait in line. Before the Solicitor General will even consider giving Oliver more police resources, he needs to see the effect that crime has on the community. He needs to talk to more victims or read more victim impact statements. We hope Mayor Pat Hampson and Councillor Jack Bennest can influence the Solicitor General at the UBCM convention to give this topic some more thought. It’s a serious issue that needs more than lip service to address. Surely, the money saved on cutting back on government waste can be utilized to hire more officers to ease the current workload.

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We don’t need helicopter school bringing more noise to valley Editor, Oliver Chronicle: After reading last week’s paper I feel for the nearby neighbours of the airport. They must be jumping for joy. Who would want a helicopter flight training school in downtown Oliver? At present, we have to listen to the Penticton helicop- Published every Wednesday by Chronicle Newspaper Co. Publications Mail Registration No. 07453, ISSN 1195-5996 All published material © Copyrighted

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Let auto recycler rebuild business Editor, Oliver Chronicle: In regards to the situation involving Oliver wrecking and recycling, I have dealt with these people since they have been in business and they have been very accommodating. They have cleaned the property 110 percent compared to the previous owners and are very environmentally conscious. If you do not allow them to start up their business again, exactly what is going to happen to all the junk vehicles that are left unattended? I’m sure Penticton will not

pick them up. If supposedly their property is on the floodplain, then wouldn’t all the industrial area along Sawmill Road to the bridge be classified as the same? And I would like to know how come this has come to your attention since the tragic fire, since they have been in business for many years with no prior problems. And they received a special award for their clean environment. Ed Philp, Osoyoos

RDOS too hasty in decision to shut down auto recycler and his mission Editor, Oliver Chronicle. Auto recycling is a service that is needed. We are all for protecting the environment, but at times “environmentalism” seems to be the new religion, with all the passion but little common sense, placing a viable business at risk. The RDOS shuts out a business that has proven itself to be environmentally aware, now where are they to go?  If we could all return to the days of hunters and gatherers, making little impact on this planet of ours, it would be lovely. But cars are here, and this area has no public transportation. We all need a vehicle to get around, and when they are  old and of no use to us, where shall we put them? The RDOS were far too hasty  in their decision, and needs

to work with the Griffiths to enable them to offer this needed service in our home area. A radical thought, but perhaps we the people,  the RDOS and especially the environmental warriors in our community can find and offer another location for the Griffiths’ business, that isn’t on a floodplain and adjacent to a riparian area.  After all, we were a lot more ignorant in the past about these issues. It is a shame that as we all become more enlightened about, and embrace environmental issues. Some of our neighbours are the big losers, a company out of business and nine people out of work.   Lucio and Katie Di Iuorio, Oliver


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Everybody is back at work, even the bad people    You wait ages for a bus to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could come, and then three show up not have put it better – and at once. It happens to everyone, last Sunday Rabbi Yosef outdid and journalists are no excephimself. He called God’s wrath tion. down on the Palestinians, askWhen everybody in the ing Him to make “all the nasty northern hemisphere goes away people who hate Israel, like Abu for their summer holidays, the Mazen (Palestinian president supply of news dries up entirely. Mahmoud Abbas), vanish from Gwynne Dyer The northern half of the world is our world.” He even suggested where most of the criminals and how it might be done: “May the fools live (because it’s where God strike them down with the about 80 percent of the human race lives), plague....” and when they’re all at the beach nothIf Ovadia Yosef did not exist, the enemies ing newsworthy happens. Journalists call of Israel would have to make him up. He it “the silly season,” because they end up even forced the United States to criticise writing about silly things for want of any- him openly, although the Shas Party is part thing better. of Israel’s coalition government. But the drought is over. Everybody is The Israeli prime minister’s office was back at work, including the bad people and forced to repudiate the rabbi, saying that the powerful-but-basically-loony ones, and his comments “do not reflect the views they are generating enormous amounts of of Benjamin Netanyahu or of his governnewsworthy copy. Three buses at once. ment.” US State Department spokesman Exhibit One: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiri- Philip Crowley said: “These remarks are tual adviser to the Israeli political party not only deeply offensive, but incitement Shas and a major political player in his own such as this hurts the cause of peace.” As right. His greatest previous notoriety came long as Yosef has a mouth, the course of in 2000, when he explained that “The six Israeli-American true love never will run million Holocaust victims were reincarna- smooth. tions of the souls of (Jewish) sinners, people Exhibit 2: Fidel Castro. The 84-yearwho transgressed and did all sorts of things old revolutionary hero and retired dictathat should not be done. They had been re- tor emerged from relative obscurity (his incarnated in order to atone.” So Hitler was 79-year-old brother Raul is running Cuba actually doing God’s work. now) to give a very long interview to the

Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The interviewer asked him why so many homosexuals in Cuba had been driven out of their jobs, imprisoned, or sent to re-education camps under his regime, and he basically denied all responsibility. In the best confessional style, he did say “If someone is responsible, it’s me,” but then he immediately forgave himself by explaining that he had just been too busy. “At the time we were being sabotaged systematically, there were armed attacks against us, we had too many problems. Keeping one step ahead of the CIA, which was paying so many traitors, was not easy.” So it was really America’s fault, like everything else. In his heart, Castro was always gay-friendly, but what with having to thwart American plots every day, he never noticed that his colleagues were beating gays up, throwing them in jail, and trying to “cure” them by brain-washing them. Sure, Fidel. At the end of the 1970s Castro decriminalised homosexuality, and gays in Cuba are now relatively free from persecution. That was when all the “imperialist” countries were starting to clean up their act too, but he still can’t admit that he has been wrong, or ever followed the example of the capitalist countries he so despises. Exhibit 3: Muammar Gaddafy. On a state visit to Italy last Sunday, the Libyan strongman warned Europeans that “there are

millions of Africans who want to come in.” To avoid a “black Europe,” they should pay Libya at least 5 billion euros a year to stop illegal African immigrants. “We don't know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans,” said Colonel Gaddafy (who also aspires to be the leader of the African continent). “We don't know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions.” Of course, it’s different if Europe is to be changed in ways that Gaddafy approves of. In a speech the same day to several hundred young Italian women, he told them that Islam should become the religion of Europe and gave them each a free copy of the Quran. They had all been happy to come and hear him (after they were paid 70 or 80 euros each by a local modelling agency), but it’s unlikely that they went home and read them afterwards. It was vintage Gaddafy: racism, blackmail and naivete all at the same time. Forty years in power, and the man has learned nothing. But from a journalist’s point of view, he is solid gold. Three buses in a single day. We’re back in business.

Our obsession with private automobiles is unsustainable Are we driving ourselves operate it. into oblivion? Or will new auCars powered by solar cells tomobile technology save us and hydrogen are also being defrom the environmental imveloped, along with cars that use pact of the fossil-fuelled tanks alternatives to fossil fuels, such as we use to get around? ethanol or biodiesel. On the extreme end of the The need for solutions is obviconsequences of our auto-cenous. Cars not only contribute to tric societies, we need only to air pollution and greenhouse gas David Suzuki look at the recent massive trafemissions, but they also cause fic jam in China that stretched water pollution from fuel-storage for 100 kilometres and lasted leaks, improper disposal of oil, almost two weeks. Apparently it’s becom- and runoff from roads that washes into ing a common occurrence in China, where rivers, lakes, and oceans. Noise pollution, use of the private automobile and truck death from road accidents, and the impact transport are increasing. of cars on the shape of urban environment On the brighter side, automobile tech- are all issues as well. nology has improved a lot over the past Technological developments are welfew years, partly in response to stricter fu- come, but maybe it’s time we started reel-emissions standards in countries includ- thinking our car culture as whole. The ing Canada and the U.S. But is it enough? average car in North America carries 1.5 We’ve had commercially available hybrid people, which means that most cars on the cars now for more than a decade, but they road only have a driver in them. Is it really still use fossil fuels. Electric-car technol- efficient to use more than 1,000 kilograms ogy is picking up, but it doesn’t resolve all of metal to transport 100 kilograms of huof the issues, especially as the electricity man? still must come from somewhere, and in And, as an article on The Mark News many places, that means coal-fired power website argues: “Requiring about 90 square plants. Car manufacturing is also energy- metres for home storage, 90 square metres intensive. for storage at destination, 180 square meTo resolve some of these issues, an Al- tres while traveling and another 60 square berta company has developed an electric metres for repairs, servicing, or sale, an car made out of hemp fibre. Beyond reduc- automobile occupies more than 400 square tions in fossil-fuel use to power the car, the metres altogether – more space than most materials used to manufacture it are also apartments.” more sustainable. Hemp grows easily outUsing a life-cycle analysis, which takes doors with little water or pesticides, and into account manufacture and disposal, as it can be used in lightweight but durable well as operation, you find that cars are incomposites to build the cars. efficient products. One invention that partly avoids the We aren’t likely to do away with private problem of charging electric car batteries cars in the near future, especially in rural using electricity sources that may contrib- areas with low population density. But we ute to greenhouse gas emissions is U.S. in- can at least start to think differently about ventor Charles Greenwood’s inexpensive our “need” for them. That means improveHumanCar. It can operate as an exercise- ments to public transit, urban design that is based, human-powered vehicle or a plug- less car-centric, and other innovative ideas in hybrid electric. Power can be generated to reduce our reliance. Walking and cycling by one to four people who “row” the car. when possible is also great, and it improves It can reach speeds of up to 100 kilometres health. an hour. Of course, it has its drawbacks, esWhen we must drive, we should try to pecially as one must be pretty healthy to use cars that are fuel-efficient, and drive

in ways that cut down on fuel use, such as combining trips and shutting the car off rather than idling when stopped. Even in China, it’s not all bad news. Although car culture is growing, the use of electric bikes is exploding. In 2008, people in China bought 21 million e-bikes, com-

pared to 9.4 million autos. China now has 120 million electric bikes on the road, up from about 50,000 a decade ago. We take our cars for granted, but really, they haven’t been a part of our human culture for that long, and they needn’t be an essential part forever.

A8 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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ptember 7th AT THE BUS STOP: • Always walk to the bus stop. Never run. • Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left facing traffic. • Go to the bus stop five minutes before the bus is to arrive. • Wait in a safe place away from the road. Do not run and play. • Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger. • Wait for the bus to arrive, watch for red flashing lights and the stop sign to be extended, and cross only when all traffic has stopped. Look left, right, and left again before crossing.

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a homework area away from the nd with adequate supplies and lighting. a regular time to work together with en. r children see you reading and setting each day to read as a family. assignment calendar on the fridge or ard for quick reference of due dates, other activities. learning is FUN.

• Go directly to a seat. Remain seated and face forward. • Talk quietly (so the driver will not be distracted). • Never throw things on the bus or out the windows. • Never play with the emergency exits. • Keep the aisles clear at all times. • If there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions.

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Sign up now for Penticton Academy of Music classes The Penticton Academy of Music is gearing up for another exciting year of music instruction. They are delighted to announce the arrival of two

new faculty members: Lynda Lipsett (voice) and Véronique Saucier (violin, viola). Lynda Lipsett is a graduate in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto and its Opera School. Véronique Saucier, a native of Mulhouse, France, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Jacques Thibaud School of Music in Bordeaux, France. The piano faculty has been enriched by the arrival last year of Christine Purvis who is not only an accomplished piano teacher but also teaches harpsichord and pipe organ. Christine is offering pipe organ lessons this year

through the academy. Also new this year is Ladies’ Choir. Join director, Joanne Forsyth and the Ladies on Monday, Oct. 4 for an Open Rehearsal. REGISTRATION IS ONGOING for new and returning students. If you are a returning student, now is the time to contact your teacher and set up your lesson time for the 2010-2011 year so that you can come in and register for your lessons in the office. Office hours for the fall began Aug. 31 and are Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special office hours for registration week are Monday, Sept. 7 to Friday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dance Oasis offers something for everyone Dance Oasis studios is a newly founded performing arts and dance school in the heart of Osoyoos. They offer many programs such as Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip hop/Funk, Break dancing/Popping and Locking, Musical Theatre, Tap, Pre-school programs, Belly Dance, Bollywood, Zumba and

Kyokushin Karate. Dance Oasis instructors are dedicated to giving quality, high energy and informative instruction in an open and fun environment. Offering programs from ages three to adult,

the studio welcomes all beginners! There is something for everyone in your family so get out, get fit and have fun! Dance Oasis has recently moved to a new two-studio facility at

8305 72nd Ave. Programs begin Sept. 20. Please visit the website for schedules and registration or phone 250495-0715 for more information.

Mobility is essential for enjoying life What can you do without mobility, without movement? What can you do in a day that doesn’t involve your body, brain and nervous system? These systems are working around the clock and are required for all that we do, yet we seldom pay attention to this fact. I don’t believe you could find a more dedicated, underappreciated workforce. It functions 24-7, without recognition, to help us to do what we need and want to do. So I am suggesting you stop for a moment and ponder that thought. Maybe, say an overdue “Thanks.” Or think about how you could help your body, brain and nervous system do their jobs easier and more efficiently. If you could improve how your body, brain and nervous system get their

work done, would that not improve everything you do? The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique learning process that helps you unite these systems so that you can improve everything you do. Amazing changes happen when you use your body and brain together. Using this Method, you learn skills and develop tools that transform your movements which then transforms your life. Lynn Andersen is a Feldenkrais Teacher® bringing classes to the South Okanagan. She has personally discovered, through recovering from a debilitating car accident using the Feldenkrais Method®, that being mobile is essential to enjoying life. Contact Lynn at 250-498-4855 or email for more information.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Oliver Chronicle A11


Expand your horizons with WorkZone

It’s fall! The school supplies are out and the kids are back to school. Now is the perfect time to expand your horizon. WorkZone has a huge calendar full of amazing, free workshops to assist you on your employment journey. Do you feel timid about using a computer or need a refresher? WorkZone can help! The Computer Basics workshop provides you with five days of “hands-on” guidance covering a basic computer introduction to emailing your resume like a pro! Bring your job search into the 21st century and build the foundations for a successful journey. WorkZone has comprehensive workshops to help with every step! • LEARN - the intricacies of resume production and styles - how to sell your skills - how to target your resume so it speaks to employers

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Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. is a progressive company with a single objective: The Pursuit of Excellence. We are an accredited aviation career college and also hold an Air Taxi licence for the purpose of air charters for business or pleasure. Southern Skies has attracted a cadre of instructors/pilots who are experienced, ethically motivated and sincere in their pursuit of excellence. We draw on instructor experiences gained with the Canadian and Belgian Armed Forces, Cathay Pacific Airways and thousands of hours of mountain flights. Our philosophies reflect the high standards we demand from everyone associated with Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. and include advanced meth-

odologies and systems to conduct aircraft operations and to teach student pilots. Southern Skies holds the distinction of being one of a few flight schools in all of Canada authorized to conduct the Integrated Commercial Course. This authority enables Southern Skies Aviation to train and provide novice student pilots with a commercial pilot’s licence in 10 months while saving them a significant amount of money over the costs of traditional flight training. The training offered at Southern Skies Aviation ranges from a Recreational permit to an Airline Transport Licence, with full-time or part-time courses to suit students schedules.

• UNDERSTAND - the hidden job market and where to find it - the importance of networking and marketing yourself - how to write effective cover letters and applications

• MASTER - interview tips and strategies - the steps necessary to prepare and manage the interview Changes in the weather and the trees may be apparent at the beginning of fall but are you aware of the changes that take place when transitioning between careers? Make sense of it all with the “Transitions” workshop. Learn skills and strategies to survive and thrive! Significant changes such as unemployment require a period of adjustment and a shift in our perception of ourselves. Indentifying the stages of change and learning how to move through them are essential tools in today’s busy world. The “Stages of Change” provide you with priceless informa-

tion and a plan for how to handle any change that comes your way! Ever thought of taking communication courses but didn’t have the resources? WorkZone has everything you need with “Momentum!” This five-module series is designed to help individuals improve communication skills that will support you in your job search, on the job and in your personal life.

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No matter what path you are on, a whole new world of opportunities are available, all FREE of charge! WorkZone can provide you with the map to opportunities available to you. Visit a WorkZone nearest you and explore your options!

A12 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Experienced staff at Skaha Sound Skaha Sound has had a wide variety of staff besides owner Matt Rands including Ted and Tammy (Matt’s parents), who are still involved in dayto-day operations. Our senior staff member, Ken Mehrer, refers to himself as “the old guy

who can fix almost anything.” Rod Thauberger is a local musician with a knack for trouble shooting. Rod not only works in customer service but is also in charge of the rental department.

Phil d’Aoust is our youngest and most likeable sales agent. Phil’s brother, Joe, helps with special events and sound production. Christine is our newest team member helping with both customer service and office duties. Over the years, Skaha Sound has worked with the likes of Long John Baldry, BJ Thomas, Powder Blues, Barney Bentall, Trooper, Swollen Members and Econoline Crush. Skaha Sound has provided backline (drums, bass rigs, amps, instruments) for many bands, Loverboy and Nazareth among the most recent. The store’s involvement with the 2010 Olympics was amazing. Not only did the store provide the gear for the Irish House Pavilion, but Matt’s group, Papa Wheely, was the staple house band. Skaha Sound is once again looking forward to working with the wonderful entertainers performing at this year’s Pentastic Jazz Festival which runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12. – Distributed Learning and Continuing Studies Interested in learning more about computers? Or perhaps picking up a course to upgrade? Or maybe you’re interested in getting that new job and need your graduation certificate? Perhaps you have always wanted to learn more about accounting or history, wanted to learn a new language, study ESL or improve your writing skills? Think for any of your educational needs. is the new name for the Okanagan Similkameen’s Learning Centres and Outreach School. Through our Learning Centre sites (Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos) we offer a wide variety of educational courses to our students (17 years and older). We have some computer courses that are instructor-led, while others are self-paced. Students work on individualised programs, with tuition and evaluation from our team of experienced teachers. We encourage our students to attend their local Learning Centre at least once a week to meet with their teachers and receive educational support. Adults looking to complete their High School Diploma will receive ongoing support from an administrator or counsellor.

It may be easier than you think to graduate! If you’d prefer to take a course “at a distance,” our Distributed Learning School (formerly Outreach) will provide these courses. Through we offer a wide and extensive variety of courses that can be taken while you travel or as an additional course while attending school. Many of our courses are available online, with paper-based courses also on hand. Students have frequent opportunities to meet with their teacher to discuss their work and review progress towards their goals. Our DL school also offers a complete elementary education for students that want to learn at home. Support for families is provided through our elementary teacher, with a range of workshops and activities scheduled throughout the year. All’s courses meet Ministry of Education expectations.’s courses are free for all students. If you would like to talk to our counsellors or administrators about courses, please call one of the sites noted on our advertisement, or stop by one of the centres, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday, or between 5:40 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Seek out a Registered Music Teacher If you’re convinced that music lessons are a must for your budding Beethoven, you need to find a teacher. A good teacher is one who is passionate about his or her subject and can communicate and listen well. Some questions you might want to ask are: Is there a written guide clearly setting out expectations for your program of study? Does this teacher attend regular workshops and seminars to maintain or improve teaching skills? Is this teacher qualified and a member of a professional organization? The Registered Music Teachers’ Association (RMTA) is a Canada-wide federation of private music teachers.

To be a member of the association, one must hold a music degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory. RMTs are dedicated and qualified individuals who are committed to providing quality music instruction on any instrument from bongos to bassoon, and any genre from Bach to boogie. They have ethical and professional standards and ensure that lesson time is kept exclusively for the musical education of the student with the undivided attention of the teacher, as well as providing and encouraging performance and education opportunities. The South Okanagan branch of the RMTA includes members from Summerland to Osoyoos who teach a variety of disciplines.

Ye Olde Welcome Inn Breakfast Menu French Toast


Loose Bay Brekkie

2 Eggs, 2 Toast OR 2 Buttermilk Pancakes


Diced Ham, Parmesan, Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese, 3 eggs, Toast OR 3 Buttermilk Pancakes, Home Hash Browns, with 3 slices of Bacon, grilled Ham OR 2 Sausage Links. Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, 3 eggs, Toast OR 3 Buttermilk Pancakes, Home Hash Browns, with 3 slices of Bacon, grilled Ham OR 2 Sausage Links.

Home Style Breakfast

Buttermilk Pancakes $5.95 $7.95

Served with 3 bacon strips, grilled ham OR 2 sausage links

5 Buttermilk Pancakes with Grilled Kolbassa


Our Hash Browns


Three Cheese


Gallagher Lake Breakfast

2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips, 2 Sausage Links, Home Hash Browns & 3 Buttermilk Pancakes OR Toast


Ham Benny

Kolbassa Breakfast

Sunshine Benny

Our Original New York Steak and Eggs

Breakfast Side Dishes

A premium aged 6 oz. New York Steak, 2 Eggs, Home Hash Browns & 3 Buttermilk Pancakes OR Toast


Ukrainian Steak and Eggs


Dry Boneless Garlic Ribs Calamari Veggie Platter Veggie Platter Munchie Basket

14 jalapeno stuffed chicken pieces served with veggies and dip 10 ounces of delight


Served with grilled garlic toast Served with dip & a basket of fries

Served with veggies and dip Served with Pita Bread & Tsatziki $8.95 SMALL - Carrots & celery with dip $3.50 LARGE - Carrots, celery, cucumber $7.95 radishes, mushrooms & green peppers served with dip Deep fried chicken wings, chicken $9.95 strips, shrimp, zucchini, onion rings and jalapeno stuffed chicken served with fries and dip

Entrees All entrees include your choice of our home fries, perogies or salad with your choice of dressing

Grilled Cheese The BLT Triple Decker Ukrainian Perogies

On white, brown or rye bread Loaded with bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted white or brown Big sandwich with bacon, ham and tomato With sautéed onions, bacon bits

The Breakfast Boat $10.95

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Lunch & Dinner Served Everyday from 12 Noon to 11:00pm “Open All Holidays” Burgers

Salads $4.50 $4.95 $4.95 $5.95 $8.95 $8.95

A basket full of our flavour Great on a chilly day

$7.95 $7.95 $7.95

Garden Salad

With a meal

Caesar Salad

Small Large With a meal Small Large

Greek Salad Chicken Caesar


Reuben Sandwich

Fresh Corned Beef, sauerkraut and


Bowl of Chili

Swiss Cheese on grilled rye bread So good, you’ll eat the bowl! Served in a bread bowl with salad


Classic Caesar with wild


Chicken Wings & Sautéed Prawns 10 items: $6.95 20 items: $11.95

30 items: $16.95 40 items: $22.95

50 items: $28.95 60 items: $33.95

Steak, Seafood and Ribs Medieval Steak

Our spicy medieval beef patty, $10.95 sautéed onions & mushrooms, baked potato or fries, garlic toast & salad

New York Steak

Grilled 6 oz. Aged New York $10.95 Steak, sautéed onions and mushrooms, baked potato or home fries, garlic toast and salad.

Steak and Prawns

Our great Aged New York $13.95 Steak with 5 sautéed prawns, sautéed onions & mushrooms, baked potato or fries, garlic toast & salad

Steak & Lobster

Grilled 6 oz. Aged New York $19.95 Steak with a 6 1/2 oz. Lobster tail, baked potato or fries & garlic toast

Rack of Ribs

A full rack of pork ribs with baked $14.95 potato or fries, garlic toast & salad. Served with your choice of sauce.


Our own roast beef served with au jus and horseradish on the side

Classic Caesar with a grilled

BC Salmon & garlic toast

and Caesar Salad

Baron of Beef Dip

Mmmmmm Feta Cheese!

$3.95 $4.95 $6.95 $4.95 $5.95 $7.95 $8.95 $9.95

chicken breast & garlic toast

Salmon Caesar


For those that can’t decide... 3 Scrambled Eggs, cubed grilled Kolbassa & Ham, Sausage Links, Bacon and Home Hash Browns loaded in a boat with baked cheese on top. It has it all!

Ye Olde Welcome Inn Main Menu Enough for 2


A premium aged 6 oz. New York Steak, 2 Eggs, Perogies with sautéed onions & sour cream & 3 Buttermilk Pancakes OR Toast

Two Poached Eggs and 2 strips of Bacon OR 2 sausage links served on a fresh toasted English Muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with Home Hash Browns.

Perogies with sautéed onions & sour cream Extra Egg Home Hash Browns 3 Slices of Bacon 2 Sausage links Your choice of Toast Hollandaise Sauce 3 Buttermilk Pancakes Add Mozzarella, Cheddar or Parmesan Cheese

$9.95 $9.95

2 Eggs, Grilled Ukrainian Kolbassa, Perogies with sautéed onions and sour cream, 2 Buttermilk Pancakes OR Toast


Two Poached Eggs and Kolbassa served on a fresh toasted English Muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with Home Hash Browns.


2 Eggs, Our Homemade Medieval Seasoned Patty, Home Hash Browns & 3 Buttermilk Pancakes OR Toast

Two Poached Eggs served on a fresh toasted English Muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with Home Hash Browns.



2 Eggs, 2 Toast OR 2 Buttermilk Pancakes 3 Bacon Strips OR 2 Sausage links & Home Hash Browns

Medieval Breakfast


Ukrainian Kolbassa Benny

Eat In Or Take Out!


2 Eggs, 2 Toast OR 2 Buttermilk Pancakes 3 Bacon Strips OR 2 Sausage links

Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions & Herbs, 3 eggs, Toast OR 3 Buttermilk Pancakes and Home Hash Browns

Two Poached Eggs and Ham served on a fresh toasted English Muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with Home Hash Browns.

Everyday From 8am to 11am

Sunshine Breakfast


The Veggie

Classic Benny

We start with home baked potatoes, cubed, then we add Spanish onions, bell peppers, green onions, spices and herbs, then grill to golden brown.

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


Ham and Cheese

Two pieces of Texas Bread, dipped in egg and toasted to golden brown with Home Hash Browns and 3 bacon strips OR 2 sausage links.

5 Buttermilk Pancakes 5 Buttermilk Pancakes

Ye Olde “Eggers” Smalliver Breakfast


Two pieces of Texas Bread, dipped in egg and toasted to golden brown.

Loose Bay Large


All burgers come on a fresh Kaiser roll with lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion (fresh or sautéed) and your choice of fries, perogies or salad

The Inn Burger

Our own freshly grilled 7 oz. patty


The Buffalo Burger The Medieval Burger

Real Buffalo! More than a 1/2 pound spicy feast!

$9.95 $9.95

The Chicken Burger

A boneless, skinless 6oz breast of chicken


The Veggie Burger

A meatless patty


BC Salmon Burger Ye Olde Fish Burger

dressed to please! Wild BC Salmon! English Style beer

$10.95 $9.95

battered cod Add mozza, cheddar, 2 strips of bacon or sauteed mushrooms: $.85 each

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Helping kids in crises Have lunch or dinner at The Firehall Bistro

Contributed To the Chronicle Oliver residents are doing their part to help kids in crises in BC. On Thursday, Sept. 9, Bill and Dawn Reid of the Firehall Bistro will donate a portion of their revenue to the “Cops for Kids” fundraiser. Two days after that, approximately 30 RCMP officers will be riding through town and stopping for lunch at the fire hall from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Residents are invited to a hamburger and hotdog barbecue. All proceeds (by donation) will go towards the Cops for Kids event. The lunch is hosted by the Oliver Lioness Club and the Oliver Fire Department. Financial support from service clubs and individuals are welcome. The RCMP riders will leave Kelowna on September 10 for the 1,100 kilometre ride through the Okanagan and Kootenays. They return to Kelowna on September 18. In the last 10 years, Cops for Kids has raised $1.2 million to assist children in medical, physical and traumatic crises.

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Congratulations Kimberly Krystle Pinske Kimberly graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Education in June, 2010. She is the daughter of Robert and Lia Pinske. She will now seek employment in the Okanagan as an elementary school teacher.

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Canyon Desert to become Oliver’s first destination resort Contributed To the Chronicle

Sketch contributed

This sketch of Canyon Desert Resort shows what this destination project will look like hugging the greens of the existing NK’Mip Canyon golf course in Oliver.

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ft. of seamlessly integrated outdoor living space, from which to enjoy the region’s enviable 300 days of sunshine per year and Canyon Desert Resort is set to sell a col- the added benefit of a two-car garage.” lection of 20 golf villas, hugging the greens “Canyon Desert will be Bellstar’s secof the existing NK’Mip Canyon Golf Course. ond venture with the Osoyoos Indian The golf villas will mark the beginning Band, a relationship which we value imof a master-planned resort, which will of- mensely,” declared Jon Zwickel, Executive fer great value within the Vice President of Bellstar. Okanagan Valley. Bellstar “This unique partnership, Hotels & Resorts is cur- Bellstar will develop alongside the proximity to rently accepting priority neighbouring Penticton and and manage this registration for its eagerly Osoyoos and a thoughtfully anticipated launch on Sep- exciting project, reindesigned master-planned forcing the appeal tember 28. community will greatly In partnership with the of the area’s wine enhance the resort experiOsoyoos Indian Band and country lifestyle. ence.” Bellstar’s proven and Watermark Asset Managesuccessful partnership with ment, Bellstar will develop the Osoyoos Indian Band has and manage this exciting received international acproject, reinforcing the appeal of the ar- claim through their Osoyoos-based propea’s wine country lifestyle and shaping the erty, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa. Town of Oliver to deliver its first residenBellstar’s vision for Canyon Desert Retial resort. sort includes the South Okanagan’s first “Our refreshing and unique resort con- wine cave, a BC Wine Interpretive Cencept will draw further attention to the tre and a Culinary Arts School, endorsing South Okanagan as a compelling year- the resort’s position as a destination in its round destination with vacation, confer- own right. Located on the edge of Tuc-elence and residential opportunities,” said Nuit Lake, the planned five-phase Canyon Curt Jansen, Director of Real Estate for Bell- Desert Resort will transform the area into star Hotels & Resorts. “The two and three collections of golf villas, lakefront suites, bedroom golf villas will offer between 1,050 elegant meeting spaces, restaurant, wine to 1,550 sq. ft. with an additional 1,000 sq. bar, spa and Canyon Desert Inn.

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The life of George Bowering lives on at museum Bowering has 100 books already published Carol Ann Quibell Special to the Chronicle The Oliver museum has finished the first of many exhibits on the lives of Oliver residents who have impacted the world, and this tribute to the life of George Bowering is excellent and inviting. Poet, author, historian and biographer, George Bowering is also probably one of the biggest fans of the game of baseball. Graduating from high school he went on to become one of Canada’s most important and unique writers with an authentic and unique style all of his own and not a sports writer like he originally thought. Drop by and visit the museum and learn that while at a pool hall Bowering purchased the book “Poems for Men” which made him come alive and launched his career as a poet. Pages of his journal listing his rejected and accepted work as well as his idea notebook are displayed showing how his work has evolved during his life. This fall Bowering will have 100 books published, equalling two books per year since he started writing. That’s quite an achievement. But that’s not all. His Officer of the Order of Canada Award he received in 2002 and his Officer of the Order of British Columbia Award he received in 2004 are both on display. Some of the characteristics of Oliver are evident in his poem “Desert Elm,” just one of his many pieces of work about Oliver. An apple picking bag hangs on the wall of the ex-

hibit depicting local agriculture and shows how he learned about life from his dad and not necessarily from his time in school. Thanks to Canada Archives, the Bowering family and local businesses, the current exhibit depicting the life of George Bowering is a wonderful tribute to someone who is deeply respected in the literacy world and from someone who has also had great influence in the art world. The many gifts to him were donated as part of the exhibit including a cartoon from Margaret Atwood which is an excellent example of Bowering not taking himself too seriously. Use the interactive display board to open up a dialogue and express your feelings about Oliver so you too can leave something behind. The educational benefits of this exhibit are immeasurable and should definitely be taken advantage of by everyone. George Bowering had a dream - he would return to Oliver and see a parade going by and he would fall into place at the end of the parade and everyone would be laughing and waving. This exhibit is a version of that parade with a banner, “Welcome Home George,” donated by the Town of Oliver. This short-term exhibit is only on display until Christmas so everyone is encouraged to take the time and visit the museum and learn more about this prolific and diverse author whose goal as Poet Laureate was to “encourage and promote the importance of literature, cultures and language in Canadian society . . . to draw Canadian’s attention to poetry, both spoken and written, and its role in our lives” according to the Parliament of Canada Act.

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Museum director/administrator Darryl MacKenzie stands at the George Bowering exhibit with museum assistant Ione Mah. Missing from photo is Jordan Szalay, who volunteered many hours on the project.

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Crews were busy last week creating an access road over a temporary culvert that will permit Gene and Kathy Mercier public access to their property. In addition to destroying their home and half their vineyard, the June 13 mudslide down Testalinda Creek took out a bridge and wiped out the cul-de-sac from which several driveways radiated, including the Merciers’. Although the final creek alignment hasn’t been determined yet, this road work will give residents in the cul-de-sac public access to their properties and enable the Merciers to harvest and sell their remaining grapes.

Debris torrent continues to affect residents Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle In the moonscaped aftermath of the Testalinda Creek mudslide, normalcy is being won incrementally, at glacial speed. It is returning in the new green shoots appearing among the deadfall in the hardened grey debris flow and in the ripening Merlot in a remaining vineyard on the Mercier property. Then last week, road crews brought a further semblance of order to a chaotic landscape pockmarked with boulders and tree stumps, when they rolled in with graders, bulldozers and dump trucks to fulfill a promise made by the Disaster Relief Assistance officials to provide affected residents with public access to their properties. Several residents lost their property entrances on June 13 when the torrent of water and mud from the runaway creek took out a bridge and access to a cul-de-sac from which their driveways radiated. Kathy and Gene Mercier were two of those impacted people. “Crews are building a road and putting in temporary culverts, as we speak, and we’ll have access to our property,” she said. “Sometimes it’s the small things that make us happy. At least now we will be able to get our crop off.” But as owners of a shattered 2250 square-foot home on prime grape land pummelled and smothered under tons of mud, rock and other heavy debris, singular achievements might have to suffice for now. The engineering logistics and soil composition conundrums imposed by a slide triggered by a high elevation

earthen dam’s failure at Testalinden Lake are creating boulder-sized headaches for the teams entrusted with finding solutions. The natural forces involved in the creek’s headlong rush down the canyon that Sunday afternoon carved a new creek bed through several properties and deposited 200,000 cubic metres of debris in a wide alluvial fan that ended at the river’s edge. Affected residents in that wake want the creek realigned to the position it held on June 12, but that wish is still being assessed. Christine Haltner, public affairs officer for the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, said technical studies of the creek channel above the fan and the soil conditions of the fan itself are underway. “These studies will help the province understand the likely future water flows and sediment potential and ultimately identify the necessary work required to create a long-term safe solution for the creek location and design,” she noted. Currently, she said, the on-site project manager is working with each affected resident to document the extent of damage and losses to homes, buildings, farm equipment and other belongings and then inventorying crop loss and damage to trees and vines, in order to provide a full picture of the slide’s impact. Haltner added that removal of damaged buildings and equipment would start soon and that rehabilitation of the land would begin this month, after the soil studies are finished. Rehabilitation will be a monumental challenge. Management of the debris flow is still being studied but the mate-

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, keep an open mind and open ears when someone offers advice this week. It is important that you keep all options open for the next several weeks.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Not much is keeping your ego in check this week, Taurus. Therefore, you may find some people are staying away for fear of being in your shadow.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Continue to do whatever works for you, Scorpio. Don’t worry about what other people say, or what you think they’re going to say. Embrace your spirit of innovation.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, throw a party and invite your closest friends. You deserve some time to simply kick back and relax this week. If a party isn’t in the cards, go out for dinner.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there’s no rest for the weary, and you certainly are weary. That’s because you have been trying to do too much with little to no help. Things must change.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 It may be time to expand your family, Cancer. For those who are not ready for more kids, a new pet can add a different atmosphere to the house. Visit a local shelter for some prospects.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, take a few moments to assess a situation before you jump right in. You may find what you were thinking of doing isn’t the best plan of attack.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take advantage of an opportunity to go out and socialize with friends. Just don’t burn the candle at both ends. Wait until the weekend for further festivities.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, be careful when offering an opinion that might be taken as negative. It might be best to say nothing at all for the time being. Look forward to Wednesday.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, normally you are very mild-mannered. But lately everything sets you on edge. It is important for your health to calm down and avoid stressful situations.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, be extra diligent when making a big purchase this week. You need to put in a little more homework before sealing the deal.

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Stop telemarketers from disturbing your privacy Tired of answering your telephone in the evenings after a long day at work or being disrupted during your dinner by telemarketers? You can put an end to this simply by picking up the phone and calling the “National Do Not Call List.” This is an automated message that al-

lows you to register your home phone and stop those annoying calls. It takes about one month to be fully activated and lasts for five years before you have to call again to de-register. You must call from your home number to qualify! The number is 1-866-580-3625.

Oliver well represented at BC Seniors Games Contributed To the Chronicle

Oliver will be well represented at the BC Seniors Games to be held at Comox Valley and Campbell River from September 15-18. These will be the 23rd edition of the Games which are open to 55+ seniors. There will be over 3,000 participants in 28 (both active and passive) events. The 1995 Games were held in Oliver/Osoyoos with 2,054 participants. The 19 participants from Oliver are: Archery: Mary and Ron Ostermeier Cycling: Tom McGrath Dragon Boat: Pat Buckland, Margaretha Hogeling, Barb Pomeroy, Nancy Simms and Joan Wilson Five-pin bowling: Rudy Kuschel and

Ruby White Slo-pitch softball: Gene Best, George and Marie Boychuk, Jim Cade, Gilles Lalonde and Ken McLean Swiming: Chris McKay Track and Field: Larry Chalmers and Bob McKay. An Oliver golf and wine package raffle will be held at the Games to help with the Okanagan/Similkameen Zone expenses and to assist the participants. A special thank you is offered to all the generous donors who are greatly appreciated: Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, the Firehall Bistro, Cantaloupe Annie’s and the many Oliver area wineries. For more information on the BC Seniors Games, phone Jim at 250-498-0381.

AUG 28 Thru SEPT 12 - Artists of the South Okanagan Similkameen present “Passion for Painting” at Tinhorn Creek Winery, #7 Road off Hwy 97, just south of Oliver. Open daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. SEPT 8 -Double “O” Quilters invite new members to join the guild, Drop-in day! at 9 am. Oliver Community Centre. SEPT 8 - Royal Canadian Air Cadets 232 Bighorn Squad 1st cadet night of 2010. 6:30 pm Everyone age 12 – 18 yrs welcome. SEPT 13 - Double “O” Quilters first meeting at 9 am Call 250-4883798 for more info. SEPT 15 - Dance w/ Paul & Friends, 1:30 pm to 4 pm at Oliver Senior Centre. 50/50 refreshments. Call 250-498-6142.

SEPT 16 - Alzheimer Society – 1:00 pm at the Oliver Senior’s Center, 34453-95 St. Oliver . For info. Contact Laurie Myres toll free @ 1-888-318-1122. SEPT 22 - Royal Canadian Air Cadets invite you to our open house, refreshments served. 7 – 9 pm. SEPT 27 - Card making workshop with Double “O” Quilters at community centre, (non members welcome). 8:30 am. Workshop fees apply. Call 250-488-3798 for more info. OCT 1st & 2nd - Oliver Legion Market Days starts at 8 am. Sale of fresh vegetables and fruit. Flea market & bake sale. All donations greatly appreciated.

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Class of 1960 contributes to Frank Venables

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Former SOSS classmates of 1960 are coming together for a reunion this weekend in a collective effort to raise money for the Frank Venables Adopt-A-Seat campaign. Two classmates, miles apart, decided to undertake the daunting challenge of contacting old classmates, many of whom lost contact with each other. This year marks 50 years since many SOSS students ventured away from their halls of learning. Part of the reunion and fundraising campaign will be in memory of classmates “no longer with us.” The SOSS classmates responded overwhelmingly to the goal -- one seat plaque for each decade. In fact, enough funds were dropped off at School District 53 to purchase a bronze wall plaque and six seat plaques. Kudos to all these classmates.


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Smile of the week

Katie Amos views her grandparents as heroes Q: What is your most important value and why? Telling the truth. The reason being, if you always tell the truth good or bad you are considered a reliable, trustworthy person who can always be counted on.

where do the kids hang out? 7-Eleven! So I think that’s what we really need, then we wouldn’t have kids wandering the streets.

Q: Why did you choose to live in this town (or, why did you choose to stay living here)? I was raised in Oliver my whole life. After going to school in Kelowna I decided I wanted to go into the family business and my family was in Oliver. I grew up here and have loved it my whole life.

Q: If you had one super power, what would it be? Fly. Then I could fly anywhere! South America, Europe, everywhere! I love travelling so it’d be my dream!

Q: What has been your crowning achievement? Getting my degree and then becoming a licensed Realtor. Q: What would make Oliver a nicer community? I think Oliver would be a lot nicer if we had an area for children (without drivers licences) to go. For example, we used to have a poolhall with gaming and food etc. Now

Q: Do you have a goal in life? I want to become the top producing Realtor in Oliver.

Q: If you won the $50 million Max lottery what would you do with the money? I would donate $500,000 to the Alzheimer Society and then $500,000 to cancer research. Then I would buy myself my dream home and car as well as give some money to my family members who have supported me my whole life. Q: If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? I’d inhabit the wall of the movie theatre in the evening so I could watch movies all night, then during the day I’d inhabit Medici’s so I could fly down swiftly without people noticing and taste gelato all day. Q: What is your pet peeve in this community? People not picking up the poop on the street where their dogs or horses (horses are the worst). I pick mine up so the other pet owners should too. Q: If you could fast-forward the Town of Oliver by 50 years, what can you visualize? Downtown Oliver in bright warm colours like an uptown Main street in Vancouver. Weekly street dances in the old Mesa’s spot and more children and young people living in the town, expanding stores and a new hotel. Q: What is the perfect day for you in Oliver? Five degrees with snow all throughout the town. Snowflakes falling nonstop, taking a walk with a hot chocolate in hand and rosy cheeks. Then ending the night meeting with friends for a drink and a good time. I love winter.

Staff photo

Katie Amos


Q: What community issues need the most attention? I think the drugs in this town have gotten worse and need to be dealt with. You see more and more kids/adults walking around town trying to score more. I think that’s a major issue a lot of people don’t address because it’s a small town and those “things” don’t happen. Q: What would be your ideal job? I am in my ideal job. I love being a Realtor because I

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get to be around my family all day, work with people and schedule my own hours. Q: Who inspires you the most? My parents. They have taught me my whole life that if I work hard I can be whatever I want to be and that I could accomplish the impossible if I choose. Hard work does pay off and if you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Q: If a genie granted you three wishes what would they be? I would go back in time and meet Audrey Hepburn because she was an amazing woman as well as a great actress. My second wish would be to spend one more day with my grandma Sam. She recently passed and I would love to have spent the whole day doing whatever she wanted because being around her was amazing. Q: What is your greatest extravagance? Snowboarding. Q: When and where were you the happiest? I am the happiest when I am with my friends and family. I love Baldy because I grew up there and I do my favourite pasttime... snowboarding. Q: Who are your heroes in real life? Both my grandparents. My grandma Amos is almost completely blind, has a leg brace and can barely walk and my grandpa has a really bad hip and Alzheimers. They, no matter what have stuck by each other and always will. They keep going even when it seems impossible. It makes me thank my lucky stars for what I have today.. and I know because of them that I can do what I put my heart into. Q: What or who is your greatest love in your life? Adam Pearson is my greatest love. I have loved him for many years and I plan to for the rest of my life. Q: What is it that you most dislike? I hate mosquitos! I wish they would all disappear. Q: What is your favourite book? A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer. It really shows what one can do if you try to survive even if no one is on your side. Q: What is your favourite meal? I love a good roast beef meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and corn.

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Lyonel Doherty photos

Back to school

Clotheslining the mayor

Oliver students headed back to school on Tuesday after summer holidays. Shown heading back to Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School are, from left, Kendra Leinor, Etanna McRae, Jeremy McRae, Mataya Leinor and Rachel Dunlop.

FortisBC handed out free clotheslines to Oliver residents recently as part of a “PowerSense” campaign. Here, FortisBC representatives Alice Reynolds (left) and Brigitte Leyland clothesline Mayor Pat Hampson in front of the Town Hall.

St. John’s Lutheran Church is a hidden treasure in Oliver Contributed To the Chronicle Of the many human interest treasures hidden in the midst of Oliver, a particularly heart-warming “find” is St. John’s Lutheran Church. This historic little church, tucked away on the corner of 101 St. and 362 Ave. (a few blocks up from Best of India), has some surprising features. It may be over 60 years old and supported by a small core of middle-aged to elderly worshipers, yet it continues to show a youthful, forward-looking attitude. Not only does the classic steepled church gleam cheerily with its fresh coat of paint and new roofing, it also has become filled with the voices and busy activity of the local pre-kindergarten set.  Little Wonders

Pre-school and Daycare--run professionally following provincial guidelines--has infused bright new energy into the downstairs of the building. (Some create eco-friendly lawns by xeriscaping--St. John’s put in a playground instead.)   By renting out its basement to this well-respected local business, the church is able to keep its “Sunday doors” open, all the while supporting the work-week quality of life for many  Oliver families with young children.  Upstairs, in the church, there are also changes being made to the Sunday worship routine.   Every first Sunday of the month, a traditional service with Holy Communion is held, followed by coffee and

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snacks. On the remaining Sundays worship is more informal, with all who attend having the opportunity to be refocussed and refreshed by hymns of their choosing, Bible readings, prayer, music and sharing of the peace. In our hectic media-driven day and age, such an hour of quiet, reflective time becomes a treasure in itself.   Those of you who drop by the church will see the sign above the door: “Sunday Services, 10 a.m. All are Welcome.”  Everyone is cordially invited to take St. John’s at its word.


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Reserve your page no later than October 7, 2010, by calling the Oliver Chronicle at: 250.498.3711 or by emailing:

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CHRONICLE DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): 12:00 p.m. noon Fridays. NEWS COPY: 10:00 a.m. Mondays CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 20¢ each additional word. Per column inch $5.00 plus GST NOTICES: Weddings, engagements birth announcements, cards of thanks, in memoriums, obituaries, and other notices (min. charge) $7.50 plus GST for 32 words and under. 20¢ each additional word. Business display advertising rates on application. PHONE 250.498.4416 or 250.498.3711 Fax: 250.498.3966. Email: or mail your advertisement to: OLIVER CHRONICLE, P.O. Box 880, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or drop in to our Main Street office (next door to the Oliver Theatre), or drop in our door letter slot. CHRONICLE OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS. Re: The estate of Phoebe Grace Keful, also known as Phoebe Deful, deceased, formally of #9 - 34457 - 97 St. Oliver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Phoebe Grace Keful, also known as Phoebe Keful, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at #2028309 Main Street, PO Box 800, Osoyoos, BC. V0H 1V0, on or before September 30, 2010, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor them has notice. Diane Holz, Executor By Gordon & Young Barrister and Solicitors.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of MABEL RUTH WARNER also known as RUTH WARNER, deceased, formerly of #103a, 7149-356 Ave, Town of Oliver, in the Province of British Columbia, V0H 1T0, who died on July 23, 2010. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mabel Ruth Warner aka Ruth Warner 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 Oct. 6, 2010, 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.


NOTICE OF WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT. Regarding a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu, 4 door sedan, blue, VIN # 1G1ND52M7V6168108. Person liable as debtor for charges: Three Star Taxi Cab Co. Ltd. This is to notify anyone of interest that this said vehicle will be seized by Sabyan Automotive Service and Repair, of Oliver, BC, under the Warehouse Lien Act. This vehicle will be available for sale at 34456 97 St. Oliver, BC, within 2 weeks of the advertisement.

ASSOCIATION FOR INTEGRATED COMMUNITY LIVING has an immediate opening for a Casual Parttime Maintenance Person. Experience and ability in basic building repairs and grounds maintenance is essential. Must have your own transportation. Starting rate for this position is $15.54 per hour. If you are interested in this position send your resume to:SOAICL Box 138 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or fax to: 250498-0325. Att: Susan daCosta Manager Organization & Staff Development



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

ART LESSONS-ART CLUB Thursday evenings 7-9:30 pm Starting Sept 16 - Dec 16. $5.00 session or $50.00 year. Quail’s Nest Art Centre 34274-95 St, Oliver. Info call Steve Staresina at 250-4988461.


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



Desert Valley Enterprises Ltd. dba Oliver-Fairview Self Storage gives notice that in accordance with the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, the goods and personal property deposited at OliverFairview Self Storage, 34577 91 St. Oliver, BC. By the persons listed below will be sold by private sale or otherwise disposed of on Sept. 22/10. Jim Parsons Unit #13 and Larry Dorn Unit # 42.


OLDER GENTLEMAN WANTS a ride from Oliver to Vancouver Airport on Oct 25/26 or 27. Will pay the trip. Call 250-498-3523 or 250408-8933.


MALE DANCE PARTNER wanted. Classes at rec. ctre.- Start Sept 14 - First 4 lessons paid for. Call 250498-0870.



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



1999 DODGE CARAVAN. V6, 3.0 L, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/W, new tires, excellent condition, 167,000 km. $3900. OBO. Call 250-498-8394 after 7 pm. 2000, 4 DOOR FORD FOCUS in excellent condition and well maintained. 4 new tires, 126,000 km. Asking $4000. Call 250-498-2980.




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

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



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HOST FAMILY SERVICES, Potential adult care. The Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living is receiving applications from home share providers in the Oliver area. Experience working with developmentally disabled adults and children with special needs is considered an asset. As a home share provider you will support the individual to experience a good life in a welcoming community. S.O.A.I.C.L is a dynamic modern accredited nonprofit society that is dedicated to supporting people with special needs in the Oliver area of BC. If you are interested in providing a home and support to adults and children with developmental disabilities, please send your resume to: SOAICL Box 138, Oliver, BC. V0H 1T0 or fax 250-498-0325. Att: Susan daCosta Manager Organization & Staff Developmentsdacosta@soaicl.


ROOM MATE: The Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living is looking for individuals who would be interested in becoming a roommate for a client supported by the society in the Oliver area. SOAICL is a dynamic modern accredited non-profit society that is dedicated to supporting people with special needs to experience a good life in a welcoming community in the Oliver/Osoyoos area of BC. If you are interested in being a room mate to a client, please send your resume to: SOAICL Box 138 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or fax: 250-498-0325 Att: Susan daCosta Manager Organization & Staff Development.


RESIDENCE COMMUNITY WORKER. Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living has an immediate opening for the casual parttime position of Residence Community Worker. The position requires the ability to work both as a team member and independently around the support of clients. Applicants for this position would require: -Valid Class 4 Driver’s License (unrestricted) -Certificate in the field of Community Care. -Valid First Aid certificate. -Doctor’s letter of fitness. -Current TB test. -Food Safe certificate. Wages are in accordance

with CUPE contract. Interested applicants can mail their resume to: SOAICL Box 138 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 or fax: 250-498-0325 Att: Susan daCosta Manager Organization & Staff Development




“DO YOU DO NAILS?” Beyond Bliss Esthetics is looking for you. We are a fun, well established business looking for a new member to out team....Interested? Come see Julie with a resume at 35672-97 St, Oliver. A&W OLIVER is looking for FT cashiers and cooks. Apply in person with resume. FOR SALE

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


EDGING CEDARS 6 ft - 10 for $200.00 We Delivery Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189.


SAWDUST and livestock bedding for plants, greenhouses, farms, fir bark mulch for landscaping and compost. Call 250-498-4267.


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

Dec 31/10

Our Lady of Lourdes Spanish Mass and Social Gathering The next Spanish Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Chuch will be held on

Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:30pm It will be followed by a social gathering at the parish centre, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence. All people of Hispanic Origin living in the Okanagan Valley are cordially invited to attend.

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Royal Canadian Air Cadets - 232 Bighorn Squadron Invites You To Join Us! Want To Fly???

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• Possible high school leaving credits • $100 or less for the year includes uniforms, trips, activities and camps • Registration begins September 8th at 6:30pm • Everyone ages 12 - 18 years are welcome For more information, contact us at:

Tel: 250.498.0418 • • 34444 93rd St., Oliver, BC

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CALL FOR YOUR FREE REGAL CATALOGUE. Hundreds of unique gift ideas. Call Tina 250-497-6426 or shop online www.OKFALLS.

BURGUNDY- 3 seater sofa. Both ends recline, 6 years old. Excellent condition. Sacrifice at $500 New was $1775. Microwave $25. Portable Singer sewing machine., $100 OBO. Call 250498-5516. (Park Avenue Estates.)


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



ACOUSTIC guitar, like new. $200. Call 250-498-5377 after 5 pm or leave a message.

Dec 31/10

FOUND - a gold wedding ring at the high school. Call 250-498-2990 to identify.


WATKINS PRODUCTS 100% guaranteed, natural, organic products. 140 years of dedicated service. Call Inez and Ken at 250-4984450.

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


EDGING CEDARS 6 ft - 10 for $200.00 We Delivery Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189.


MOVING SALE Sofa, loveseat, TV w/ stand, queen bed & headboard, 2 night tables & lamps, glass table & 2 chairs, dining table w/ 5 chairs. All very good condition. Reasonable prices. Call 250-498-5108.





KENMORE stacking washer & dryer. 5 yrs old. (110 volt) Includes stacking rack. $200 OBO. Call 250-689-0719.

PANARAMA ORCHARD and fruit stand of North Oliver is open for the season. Peaches, nectarines, field tomatoes, Roma, canning tomatoes and much more. Call 250-498-6103.



FIREWOOD AND WOODCHIPS (beatle kill, orchard or other.) Call T.C.B The Chopping Block Inkaneep Road. 250-498-9039.



ITALIAN PRUNE PLUMS. Large, juicy, easy picking. Rd. 6, U-Pick, Oliver. Call 250-498-4603.


DAVE AND JEAN EVANS of Kobo Farms at Testalinda missed the mud slide. We still have good tasty fruit and veggies for sale. They may be purchased at the farm on Road 15 or at the Osoyoos Market on Main every Saturday morning. Nectarines, apples, freestone peaches are now available and will be along with tomatoes and other veggies. Fresh from our farm to your table. Call 250-498-3343.



8 FT DIPLOMAT camper, new hydraulic jacks, clean and ready to go. $1500 OBO. Call 250-485-0339.



PRICES SLASHED on 2 Park Place condos both on the 3rd floor. One is 980 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1-1/2 bath priced at just $134,900. The other is 870 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 bath priced at $119,000. This complex features many common amenities and a real community atmosphere. Is it time to downsize? These units are vacant and ready to move in to. Call Beth Garrish, Royal LePage South Country at 250-498-6222 or email



NEWER 3139 sq. ft. Rancher, walk-out basement, 3 bdrms, den, 2.5 bath rooms, 2 kitchens. Tuc-el-Nuit area. Immaculate. $489,900. Call 250-498-2021.


STOP PAYING RENT!! With only $6,000. down and payments less than $370. per month (approx.), you can buy a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. 3 minutes from Oliver. 972 sq. ft. Including washer/dryer/fridge/ stove. Less than a car payment. Stop squandering rent and get equity for the same money. Priced to sell at $120K. $20,000. less than a year ago. Illness forces to sell. Call Bob 250-498-7861.


FOR SALE OR TRADE, for condo or house in the Okanagan. Character home in Wetaskiwin, Alberta (30 min. South of Edmonton.) Excellent for residence, business, B&B, office or ? New windows, upgraded plumbing and electrical, furnace, hardwood floors, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, partially furnished with antiques, gazebo, garage, fenced yard. Featured in gardening magazine. Would look at trades in the Okanagan. Asking $269,900. Leave message at 250-4982644.

CASA RIO – Ground floor & upper unit, 2 bdrm, 2-bath. $875 & $975 per month. Call Karen Lewis at RE/MAX Wine Capital Realty, 250-498-6500.


FOR RENT - 1 bdrm. Large suites, S/F, AC, close to downtown, very nice, freshly redone. Ground level. $575 to $675 + util. Call Honey Bug Suites. 250-498-0232.


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Blueberry, Cherry & Pickling Cuke Specials To order call Navi at 250-498-0537 or 250-485-8617

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FOR RENT- 1 bdrm. trailer, orchard setting. Avail. immed. $550 mth. includes everything. 250-498-6862.


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




FOR RENT OR LEASE on Main Street. Approx. 1064 sq. ft. Call 250-498-4332.

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5 miles south on Hwy 97 $5/sq. ft., triple net Available Sept. 1, 2010

FOR LEASE ON MAIN ST. 2200 sq ft of retail or office space. Newly renovated. For information. Call Dale at 250-498-4014 or cell 250498-1096.


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STORAGE/RENTAL space. Approx. 1500 sq. ft. available immediately. High ceiling. Secure location. Ideal for Boat, RV etc. $600 mth. Call 250-498-4506.


FOR RENT- 2 bdrm. basement suite. Avail. immed. $800 mth. includes everything. Call 250-498-6862.


2 BDRM TOWN HOUSE. 1.5 bath, office, W/D/F/S, fenced back yard w/shed. Small pet OK. $900 mth. + 1/2 mth. security deposit. Available Sept. 15/10. Call 250-498-0494, leave message.



2 BDRM HOUSE. N/S, N/P, ALSO 2 bdrm. apt. N/S, N/P, Call after 11 am. 250-4980872.


ONE BDRM apt. for rent. Call evenings 250-498-4332.


HOUSE IN OLIVER. App. 1200 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, open floor plan, plus basement. 55 + community, quiet setting, recent renos, $1000. mth. Call Bob 250768-4117.


4 BDRM HOUSE, full basement, avail Oct. 1. $1350 mth. plus utilities. Near high school. Call 250-498-6190 (after 3:30) 250-498-1553, or 250-498-1544.


OLIVER, $1,500 month- plus util. New townhouse, 3 bdrm, 3 bath. 2000 sq. ft. Avail. Oct. 1/10. $800 month - plus utilities winter rental only - 2 bdrm, 1 bath, house in town. Avail. Oct 15 to March 31. $750 month - plus utilities, 2 bdrm, 1 bath house right on the lake. Short term rental Avail. Oct. 1 to June 30. $525 month - plus util., small 1 bdrm, 1 bath house right in town. Avail. Sept. 1/10. $1100 month + util-house in Willowbrook, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Avail Oct 1st. OSOYOOS, $625 month - + util, 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo at Casa Madera, Osoyoos. Pool close to town. Avail. Oct. 1. $700 month - plus util, large 2 bdrm, 1 bath, ground level basement suite w/ view of the lake. Avail. Sept 1/10. PENTICTON, $1000 month + util. 2 bdrm, 1 bath house.Avail Sept 1/10. Amos Realty 35841-97th. St. Oliver, B.C. Phone 250-498-4844 ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND UNIT PHOTOS@ Check us out at

In loving memory

Clarence McArthur “Clare” Fordyce 1920 - 2010

It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our much loved Dad, PAPA, and friend. Dad recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He followed that up with a fun-loved week fishing trip in Whale Channel with his two sons. Full of energy and with a great love of life to the end, he continued with his passions for golf, fishing, painting, and spending time with family and friends. Most recently, his neighbours watched him drive his new blue toy about town. Clare was born July 2nd, 1920 in Winnipeg and grew up with siblings, Walter, Trev, Albert, Gordon and Mary. He was a Sergeant in the Air Force during WWII. , returning to work at Union Packing before settling into a long career in Commercial Real Estate with Great West Life Assurance Co. He retired from Management and moved to Oliver in 1984. Clare was predeceased by his first wife, Elma, in 1973, and more recently by his loving wife of 35 years, Marg, in December of 2009. Clare will be forever loved by his family, which includes his son, Garth Fordyce (wife, Heather, grandchildren, Tannis and Trevor), daughter, Kerry Davidson (husband, Les, grandchildren, Kahla, Jade and Ford), Marg’s son, Warren Hodgins (wife, Linda), daughter, Denise (grandchildren, Michelline, Christopher, and Travis). Clare will also be lovingly remembered by extended members of the Fordyce, Davidson, McCool, Hodgins, Boleychuk, Murray and Gartner families. He will be missed by his many cherished friends in Oliver. Garth and Kerry love their Dad deeply and are forever thankful to him for his unconditional love, friendship and support. We admire his kind and gentle spirit. Clare requested no service. Should you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybank Center in Oliver. The family will be placing a bench in a community park in Clare’s memory.

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


1) 2 bdrm unit in Casa Madera in Osoyoos. Pool, hot tub and comes furnished or unfurnished. Available immediately. N/S, N/P. $800 plus utilities. 2) Beautiful executive home on golf course in Osoyoos. Available Sept. 1, 2010. N/S, N/P. $1500 plus utilities. 3) Two bedroom home on large lot in Osoyoos. Newly remodeled. Avail immed. $1000. plus utilities. N/S, N/P.


4) Large 2 bdrm Condo in Desert Court Complex with pool. 1 small pet allowed. Available Sept 1, 2010. $950 plus utilities. 5) One bdrm cabin in Osoyoos vineyard, newly updated - $600 utilities included. 6) Lovely newer 2 bdrm condo. All appliances, u/g secure parking - Casa Rio. N/S, N/P. Faces park. $885 mth. For more information on these homes, please call Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. 250-4986222.


3 BDRM HOUSE, orchard setting. N/P. Call 250-4980262 or cell at 250-4987901.



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

Dec 31/2010


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


DOES YOU HOUSE from the outside look dusty or dirty? If so, call us for POWER WASHING We do siding or stucco. Call Steve 250-498-2014


In loving memory

Martha Beverly “Bev” Anschetz 1949 - 2010

On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Martha Beverly “Bev” Anschetz of Osoyoos passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home at the age of 60 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Chris and Gert Anschetz. Bev will be lovingly remembered by her sons; Lyn Dodds and his wife, Lisa, of Redding, California; Chris Dodds and his wife, Lesley, of Smiths Parish, Bermuda; grandchildren, Christina Turenne-Dodds and Greyson Dodds. Bev enjoyed an extensive career with Ford Motor Company. In her retirement, Bev spent her time volunteering, giving back to the community, and traveling to visit with her grandchildren. Some of the hobbies she enjoyed were crafts, sewing, knitting, puzzles and reading. A graveside urn committal was held at the Rock Creek Cemetery on Monday, September 6th at 2:00 pm. Donations gratefully accepted for the Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 4- 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family c/o Lyn Dodds, 1440 Serrano Place, Apt. A., Redding, California 96003 or by visiting

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


ARE YOU FED UP to see dust & cobwebs on the exterior of your home? If so, call Steve to pressure wash it for you. Call 250-498-2014.



ELECTROLYSIS BY MARG - Get rid of unwanted hair permanently and safely with just a few treatments. Call 250495-2782.


VERSATILE R. CONTRACTING Call Grant 250-485-7313, Oliver, BC mini excavator JD 35D rubber track, -thumb, blade, hoepack- Vibrator, hole-auger-grape installations underground services, tree & stump removal, landscaping & rock walls, material delivery, deer & animal fencing, vineyard posting, demolition & hauling, construction & renos.


ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating 250-498-4506 Contractor # 43474 9336 348 Ave. Unit A


LINTON LANDSCAPING, bobcat & mini excavator services – Yard and driveway prep. Shale and rock placement. Excavation and backfill. Ph. 250-498-1033 or 250-498-2222.

Oct 13/10

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.

Adam & Monica Devereux are delighted to announce the birth of

Connor Boyd Devereux

on July 28th, 2010, in Calgary. Weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz, Connor fascinates his big sister, Caitlin. Happy grandparents are Marion Boyd, Bill & Alida Boyd, of Oliver, and Lesley Saunders of New Zealand.

Brighten Your View! Book your Fall Window Cleaning today. We use: • Environmentally friendly products • Safe water fed pole technology “Let us do the hard work - you enjoy the results”

MAIKA Home Services 250-689-2849 •

In loving memory


1950 - 2010

In loving memory of Marlene Docherty’s eldest son, Colin Bedford-Shaw who passed away on August 15th, 2010. A memorial service will be held in the United Church, Oliver, on Saturday, September 18th at 2:00pm. Colin was born in Kitive, Zambia, in July 1950 and lived there all his life. He is survived by his wife Janice and two daughters, Michelle and Melanie, and his brother, Brian. Colin was educated at Alan Wilson technical high school in Salisbury, Rhodesia. On graduation he studied accountancy and became chief financial adviser and then Managing Director of Zambia Wire Ropes, where he was employed for nearly forty years. The memorial service, conducted by Ann White will be followed by refreshments in the church hall; all friends and family are welcome. Marlene and Arthur Docherty wish to thank all her family and friends for their wonderful support in this time of stress and trial.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Oliver Chronicle B11


May 2011

HI. I’M GEORGE Handyman, renos, bathroom and kitchen, flooring, crown and baseboard, decks, stairs, finishing, painting, tiling and more. Call (cell) 250-488-5178.


RODNEY’S PAINTING & HANDYMAN quality, guaranteed. References. Call 250-498-2210.


DEB’S SEWING SERVICES Prompt professional service, reasonable rates, repairs & alterations, discounts for seniors, special needs alterations, pick-up & delivery available. Call 250-498-2116 for appointment.



YARD SALE. Fri, Sept 10 and Sat. Sept 11. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Household items, dressers, table w/6 chairs, TV entertainment centre, toys, books and much more...Everything must go. Fairview Village #9 34457 Hwy. 97.

YARD SALE Sat. & Sun. Sept. 11/12. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Sports equipment, homemade crafts, Star Wars collectables, household stuff. dolls. furniture. Rd. 3 just after the bridge. 10729-2 336 Ave. Please park up top and walk down , limited parking.


GARAGE SALE Collectables, dishes, misc household. Sat, Sept 11. 9am to noon. 36463-73rd St.

YARD SALE 38098-71 St. Sept 11/12. Sat, 8:00 - 3:00. Sun 8:00 10:00. Large amt. of items. Books, garage dust collector system, pack horse tack & saddles, furniture, TV, 14” lightly used stud/winter tires, household items, craft supplies and more.




Locations West Realty Okanagan Falls Office

250-497-5541 New Listing!

Home With Small Farm

Is Your Castle


38255 93rd St. in Oliver Own a small farm close to town. Home has almost been completely updated in the last year. Setup for horses. New 2 stall barn w/ storage & underground water & power. Outbuildings. Private patio /deck area. Cleared land & fenced approx 3 acres. Call Laurie for appt to view. MLS®111000 $419,000

55+ Condo


LICENSED, REGISTERED CARE AIDE AVAILABLE. In-home care, errands, outings, etc. in the Osoyoos/ Oliver area. Please call Debbie 250-495-5403.



WANTING ORCHARD WOOD Call T.C.B. The Chopping Block, Inkaneep Road 250-498-9039.


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: 8:30 - 12:00 Wednesdays, and 8:00 - 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered.

Your Home...



WANTED: Golden Russett apples. Call 250-498-3353.

115-7732 362nd Ave. in Oliver 2 bdrm updated condo with lots of light from the extra windows. Secure entrance, elevator, storage locker in the lower level. Hobby & games room. Walking distance to downtown, rec centre & hospital. MLS®108599 $135,500

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

Laurie KingsfielG‡&ell: 250-498-1110

B12 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, September 8, 2010



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SAGE VALLEY ES C I VO The Sage Valley Voices, under the direction of Alice DeRoche, starts rehearsals for the annual Christmas concert,

Russell Work photo

Hawaii Five-Oliver

Members of the Rotary Club of Oliver truly outdid themselves on Sunday, August 29 during the Ironman Canada triathlon. They dressed in Hawaiian outfits and provided refreshments to the athletes that cycled through the town. Kudos to these Rotarians that do a great job in the community.

Monday Sept. 13th at 7:00 pm, at the Oliver United Church. If you like to sing, and want to join like minded and friendly choristers, please come and join us.

Nk’Mip Ladies’ & Men’s Golf Results for September 1 st, 2010 Ladies’ Criss Cross September 1 st, 2010

First: Audrey Dallamore, 27.5 Second: Annie Sloan, 28.5 Third: Sandi Ellefson, 30 Fourth: Cathy Pidduck, 31.5 KP’s: 1st Flight: No winner 2nd Flight: Sandi Ellefson 3rd Flight Pat Beauchamp

Men’s Nite Results: Low Gross, 0 - 17: Bronson Teigen, 36 (CB) Low Net, 0 - 17: Dave Guiney, 31 (CB) Low Gross,18+: Gary McClune, 46 (CB) Low Net, 18+: Russell Work, 35 (CB) KP, 0 - 10: Stephan Tourdome KP, 11 - 17: Dave Guiney KP, 18+: Wayne Johnson Longest Drive: 0 - 10: Stephan Tourdome 11 - 17: Chuck Builder 18+: Gary McClune KP to Tree: Skinner Longest Putt: Mike Gallagher KP to Two: Dave Pagett

*Specials*Specials*Specials* *Early Bird Full Breakfast Special: $5.99 *Thursday Night All You Can Eat Pasta: $9.99 *Friday Lunch Steak Sandwich & Friday Nite Fish ‘n Chips: $9.99

• Eye Exams • Contact Lenses • Low-Vision Services What are floaters? Floaters are small clumps of protein within the jelly (vitreous) that fills the eye. They are seen as dark spots in the vision that tend to move as the eye is moved. They can be caused by changes in the vitreous, however they can also be caused by a serious condition known as a retinal detachment that can result in vision loss. If you have new floaters or have never had yours evaluated, you should have that done. Optometrists are able to evaluate the vitreous and determine if there is a retinal problem.

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