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Enquiring minds want to know at Southern Okanagan Secondary School, where students excitedly returned Tuesday after summer holidays. Here, pupils in Ms. Timmins’ Chemistry 12 class settle down in one of the new rooms as part of the multi-million dollar renovation project. No doubt, some interesting experiments await these students.

Students head back to new, shiny digs at SOSS Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle It was definitely “crunch time” as workers at Oliver’s newly renovated high school looked like army ants building a fortress before the emperor arrived. Workers were pushing wheelbarrows, wetting down cement, drilling holes, cutting boards, and scrutinizing plans in the rush before Tuesday’s opening.

Only first aid attendant Florinda Lorenzo had time to talk and offer an unexpected tour of the facility. But first she had to find a hardhat for the writer, which wasn’t difficult. On our way to the new front entrance, she noted that injuries during the project were fortunately minor in nature; no loss of limbs to report. Our first stop was the general office, with a crescentshaped counter. Then it was the new library with the

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vaulted ceiling and huge hanging light fixtures. The new science wing and super labs were unfinished but impressive as workers continued against the deadline. It made you want to be a kid again conducting science experiments in a beaker. The multi-purpose room with the colossal glulam beams was a sight to behold; you couldn’t help but lose your gaze Continued on Pg A2...


A competitive group of Oliver seniors did the community proud at the BC Seniors Games.


A youth crew member learns a lot about habitat restoration in the Oliver area.

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SWEET CHERRIES to the Town of Oliver for replanting the Main Street flower planters so quickly after last weeks vandalism -Business owner SWEET CHERRIES to all the work crews at SOSS who have been working nonstop to get the school ready for the students. Well done everyone. -Happy parent SOUR GRAPES to all the weekend dirt biking up Black Sage Road along the ditch lines and on other people’s property. -Fed up resident

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New Oliver high school opens its doors in the ceiling skylight, which looks like a UFO through the camera lens. Now for the new gymnasium . . . it’s shiny, huge, and bright, a big contrast to the old gym. Players will no longer have to worry about running into the walls under the hoops or landing in the bleachers after going out of bounds. During the tour, the plastic bags were still covering the basketball hoops. The wood floor was so clean that you could eat off of it, but don’t let Mo Basso catch you doing that or he’ll make you run 50 laps. Stretching across one side of the gym is the infamous team name “HORNETS,” a force to be reckoned with. Principal Cate Turner said renovations have been going well and everything was up and running for back to school on Tuesday. She noted the entrance will be at the back of the school to start. “The most exciting thing is all the hard work is going to be worth it – the school is beautiful and the kids are going to love it.” New vice-principal Tracy Harrington admitted it’s a little chaotic, but fantastic at the same time. “The building is beautiful . . . absolutely gorgeous. The kids are going to be so excited.” From the outside you can’t really see many of the changes, she said. “Although we’re not quite ready, we have a plan in place and are confident that the first day is going to be memorable. I’m very excited.” Harrington noted that staff have been very patient and work crews have done a fantastic job. Site superintendent Danny Small stopped long enough to say it was “crunch time” and they were trying to get everything done by Tuesday.

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When asked about the project, Small said it is one of the biggest he’s ever worked on. Interesting? He can’t really say that. “Overwhelming” is more like it. But Small is retiring soon, so he won’t miss the stress. Mitch Van Aller, director of facilities for School District 53, said the renovations are very complex in design. “It has been very challenging (dealing with the unknowns).” He noted the phase they’ve been working on for the September 6 deadline is not 100 per cent complete, but it’s occupiable. Van Aller said they have ensured that the fire alarm and sprinkler systems have undergone inspection and are functioning. “The new gym . . . I think it’s fantastic,” he stated. He noted a couple of students commented that they couldn’t believe the transformation that SOSS has undergone. Van Aller said several second-phase classrooms will be ready for occupancy soon, and the east wing should be finished before Christmas. The next big project is completing the new auditorium and the “Neighbourhoods of Learning” facility. This initiative by the Ministry of Education involves schools and community organizations partnering to create Neighbourhood Learning Centres, where people can access educational and community services under one roof. Services may include childcare programs, office space for meetings, health clinics, sports programs, seniors’ centres or family resource centres. Van Aller said the SOSS renovation project is slated for completion in August of 2012.









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Police briefs Police find suspect

Oliver RCMP had some excitement last week as members were called to track down a suspect in an alleged assault. Police received a report of a motor vehicle incident in which a woman’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle. It was further reported that the suspect may have had a firearm. Several RCMP members were dispatched to locate the suspect in the area of Island Road near McAlpine Bridge. Police set up a perimeter from Highway 97 at the bridge to an Island Road residence. Members walked along the hike and bike path looking for the man, who was subsequently found and taken into custody without incident. The female victim was reportedly treated for injuries related to an alleged assault. Sergeant Ken Harrington of the Oliver RCMP said it turned out to be a domestic dispute. “No firearm . . . mostly misinformation.”

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Elizabeth Minns (née Renyi)


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Together with millions of fellow Hungarians the Renyi family was uprooted and displaced following the First World War. The Renyis’ home in Transylvania, where Elizabeth was born, was declared part of Romania. The Renyis felt there was no alternative but to immigrate to a new country. Joseph and Margaret Renyi brought Elizabeth to Oliver in 1930 where Elizabeth spent most of her life.

Compensation long overdue


t has been one year and three months since the mudslide destroyed several people’s lives in Oliver, and there is still no compensation as promised. And still no accountability. No wonder there is so much government mistrust these days. Five homes and numerous orchards were destroyed because government personnel did not act appropriately to the flood warning at Testalinda dam. At least one family was nearly killed because the dam was not properly maintained, repaired and inspected. This was publicly acknowledged yet no formal charges have been laid for these serious lapses in protocol. How ironic that one of the property owners whose wife and daughter were nearly swallowed up by the mud was charged for roughing up the dam owner. We don’t condone violence, but where’s the justice for all the property owners who lost everything? We know the government is slow to act, but it promised to fairly compensate landowners for their losses. How long are these people expected to wait before they start living again? No doubt, if this crisis happened in Vancouver or any other vote-heavy metropolis, the victims would have been compensated by now. We can’t imagine how it must feel to lose your home and property to a wall of mud, and than have your life on hold for 15 months while government lawyers dilly-dally on the way to the bank. We realize that reaching settlements in a largescale disaster like this isn’t easy, but it’s time to fasttrack the compensation so people can get on with their lives. While Testalinda Creek has found its home again, a number of orchards are still cemented in mud. Growers have lost their investment and need support to pick up the pieces. The problem is government officials are sitting behind their desks suffering from “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome. They’ve long since cleaned off their rubber boots after last year’s tour of the devastation and are now busy with other projects. Meanwhile, mudslide victims grow even more frustrated with the lack of action and communication. All they want is their life back. All they want is to rebuild what was lost. For now, they can only dream of climbing a huge beanstalk and finding a golden goose to solve all their problems. But first they have to deal with the sleeping giant hoarding all this wealth.

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Stop complaining about fly-ins Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

I had to respond to the person who wrote into the sour grapes section of the Chronicle complaining about the noise the planes made on that recent Saturday and Sunday. I went down to watch them both days. A lot of people were there too. They (the planes) were very entertaining when they were flying and doing different things. The sky divers was an extra crowd pleaser too. We have a neighbour who lives close to a busy highway.

The noise those planes made couldn’t hold a candle to the noise these big trucks make day in and day out, seven days a week. They (the neighbours) don’t complain. So if you decide to move, make sure it’s a long way from an airport. Be thankful that Oliver has such a big airport. They are good for the community. I’m looking forward to the next fly-in weekend. Lillian Davis, Oliver

Terminating museum curator is impractical on the board’s part Editor, Oliver Chronicle: What was the Oliver and District Heritage Society board thinking of in closing our museum and eliminating the curator? This seems an impractical and hasty move emphasized by the fact they didn't speak to Mr. MacKenzie about his goals or visions for the museum. If anything, his expertise should be utilized to the fullest extent. Who amongst the board executive or members has the qualifications, knowledge or experience to determine the path our museum should be directed in? Mr. Newman’s indication that “the decision came down to the hard reality that the Society could not support two staff positions and have any money left for active programming and projects” begs for further disclosure since a fiscal budget is established whereby projects and costs are known prior to receiving our 120,000 tax dollars. Like any viable business (which is how this Society should operate), a board determines where it will spearhead its finances in advance and works within those parameters for continuous operation. Mr. Newman now informs us that the archivist will continue supporting the board – no doubt as a paid employee – even though notice was also given. The question arises as to why the board did not eliminate the archival position (a position which at times required hand-holding) instead of the curator since the qualifications of that position nowhere compare to those of Mr. MacKenzie’s Masters Degree in Archival Sciences. Some of his accomplishments as museum curator en-

compassed spearheading the Heritage Registry for the Town of Oliver and regional district (registries that are envied by communities to the south and north of us), completion of applications for various grants, record keeping of all expenditures, compilation of the self-guided walking tours and board minutes in addition to mentoring of student employees and volunteers. His management skills are such that he could have overseen the museum and archive operations. If such a difficult decision was necessary, would it not have been prudent to retain an employee capable of managing both facilities in the best interest of this community and resulting in a better “bang” for our buck? Eliminating someone with superior qualifications appears an impractical choice especially since salary differences were nominal. Mr. Newman also refers to establishing a “new managerial position.” Therefore, Mr. MacKenzie, if you are reading this, please submit your application since finding someone with your qualifications may be an impossible task if the extensive, previous search under chairman Ernie Dumais is any indication. The wine industry isn’t the only way to put Oliver on a tourist’s “to do list.” The museum’s closure and loss of Mr. MacKenzie’s knowledge and skills leave a gaping hole in the future process of chronicling local heritage. Also, our community shall lose a very talented family should they decide to relocate elsewhere. Doreen Gray, Oliver Letters continued on Pg A12...


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Is force an instrument of love in Libya’s case? Somebody (perhaps a and therefore a legitimate Jesuit) once said: “Force is target. The targeting was an instrument of love in a precise, hurting few civilworld of complexity and ians, but the bombing was chance.” I’d be grateful intense. Exact numbers are if someone could tell me hard to come by, but the where that comes from, Royal Canadian Air Force, but it has stayed with me with only six F-18s infor a long time because it volved, dropped 240 bombs embodies a kind of truth. on Libya in the first two Sometimes you have to use months of the operation, force to protect innocent all of them 227-kg. (500-lb.) people from harm. Which laser-guided weapons. brings us to Libya. It was these relentless Gwynne Dyer The war there is effecair attacks that eroded Gadtively over, and the Good dafi’s forces so much that Guys won. The dictator’s the rebel fighters in the delusional son, Saif al-Islam, still promises west were finally able to seize Tripoli last that “victory is near,” but he will soon be week. The rebels could not have won withdead, in prison, or (if he is lucky) in exile. out NATO. So were NATO’s actions legitiThe only problem is that the Good Guys mate, especially since they stretched the who mattered most were actually foreign- UN resolution’s terms almost to the breakers. ing point? Even more importantly, were The National Transitional Council, the they morally correct? shambolic proto-government that claims Let’s leave the legality to the lawyers, to run the rebel-held areas (now more than who will gladly argue either side of that nine-tenths of the country) is well aware question for a fee. The real question is morof the problem. When the United Nations al. Was NATO an instrument of love in this began talking about sending peacekeeping instance? Were its bombs? troops to Libya to help stabilise the counCheap cynicism says no, of course. It was try, their reply was a resounding “no”. “all about oil”, or the West seeking military That’s understandable. The NTC has bases in Libya, or French President Nicolas enough difficulty getting other Arabs and Sarkozy looking for a cheap foreign policy Africans to accept that their revolution is success before next year’s election. But a legitimate, home-grown affair without cheap cynicism is sometimes wrong. having armed foreigners traipsing around You don’t get oil more cheaply by invadthe country. It’s painful even to admit that ing a country: look at Iraq, which has sold NATO functioned as the rebels’ air force, all its oil at the world market price for the and that they could not have won without past eight years despite US military occuit. But it’s true. pation. Why on Earth would the West want It was the decision by France and Britain military bases in Libya? It already has them to commit their air forces to the defence of nearby, in Italy. And Sarkozy took a very the rebels in eastern Libya that saved them big risk in sending French planes to back from being overrun by Gaddafy’s forces in the rebels, although he must have known the early days of the revolt. Other Western that any political boost he got would be countries sent combat aircraft to join them over by next year. (although the United States drew back afIf the foreigners’ motives really were huter the first few days), and Gaddafy’s army manitarian – they wanted to stop Gaddafi’s was stopped just short of Bengh0azi. atrocious regime from killing his own subEqually important was UN resolution jects, and thought that Libyans would be 1973 in March, which authorising willing better off without him – then they actually UN member countries to use “all necessary were using force as an instrument of love. means” (i.e. force) to protect the Libyan Not “love” as in the love songs, but love population from its own government. It meaning a genuine concern for the welfare specifically mentioned Benghazi, the capi- of others tal of the rebel-held territory, as an area to Most resorts to force do not meet this be protected. And even Russia and China criterion (although those using the force did not veto the resolution, although they generally claim that they do). The United had deep misgivings about where it might States did not invade Iraq out of concern lead. for the welfare of Iraqis, for example. But They were right. It led to a NATO-led once in a while there is a shining exception, aerial campaign (supported by a few planes and this is one of those times. from a couple of small Arab countries) The British, French, Canadians, Swedes, that went far beyond protecting the Lib- Qataris and so on would not have done it yan population from attacks by Gaddafy’s if it involved large casualties in their own forces. His troops were struck from the air forces. (In fact, they had no casualties.) wherever they were, on the flimsy argu- Most Western soldiers didn’t think the opment that they might be planning to attack eration would succeed in removing Gadcivilians one of these days. dafi, and the outcome has been greeted Similarly, any building with pro-Gaddafi with surprise and relief in most of the capiLibyan troops in or around it was desig- tals that sent aircraft. But they did it, and nated a “command and control centre”, that counts for a lot.

Trio sent to jail for kidnapping Three people who kidnapped and assaulted an Oliver man in 2009 have been sent to jail. A judge sentenced Nicolette Miller and Leonard Thompson to four-and-a-half years behind bars, while Andrew Miller received a three-year prison term for the kidnapping and assault of Frank Guenther. The court heard how Guenther was kidnapped from Oliver and assaulted while

being transported to a beach near Summerland, where he was stripped naked and assaulted again. He was then dragged into Okanagan Lake and later picked up by a passing motorist. The incident occurred over drugs. Nicolette Miller expressed remorse for her actions, which were fueled by a drug addiction. The two others also expressed apologies.

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Teachers begin first phase of strike action Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Although teachers have begun strike action in School District 53, it’s not affecting student learning . . . yet. “For now it’s being kept out of the classroom,” said Ron Rachinski, president of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Teachers’ Union. He noted teachers began phase one of their strike at 7 a.m. on Tuesday after serving notice last week. Rachinski stated they are only going to teach; they will not perform any administrative duties, such as staff meetings, report cards, school management meetings or classroom attendance records. He said teachers have a list three pages long outlining what they won’t do and what they will do. However, if there is an emergency relating to the safety of a student, teachers will surely attend, he pointed out. Superintendent of Schools Bev Young said teachers must continue to provide services designated as essential in the 2011 Essential Services Order. “Meanwhile, in School District 53, we are making every effort to maintain the focus on students and having a positive start to the school year,” Young said. The superintendent has met with school administrators about the essential services order. They have discussed activities that BC Teachers’ Federation members need not perform during phase one of job action. “I am currently making plans for management and excluded staff to assist with

supervision in schools,” Young said. Rachinski said teachers haven’t seen any silver lining yet in the dark cloud of bargaining talks. He noted the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) is still holding fast on a net zero mandate (meaning no new money for teachers). Rachinski said teachers are seeking wage parity with other public school educators in Canada, and an increase in benefits, which have been stagnant since the early 1990s. Teachers also want the right to bargain class sizes and composition. Rachinski said if bargaining talks continue to go nowhere, the BCTF will ramp up its strike, although what this would entail is uncertain at the moment. Nobody wants a walkout, particularly teachers, Rachinski said. “We recognize we’re in a fight to maintain a standard of public education.” The BCPSEA does not believe that strike action is necessary, said chairperson Melanie Joy. “With focus, commitment and realism, a negotiated collective agreement is possible.” Joy said there is no doubt that the parties are far apart. She noted the BCTF proposals represent a 75 per cent increase to teacher compensation, including various leaves such as sick leave, bereavement leave, and discretionary days. In dollar terms, BCTF proposals represent $2.1 billion that would be directed to teacher compensation rather than the classroom, Joy said. “We are not going to strike our way to a settlement,” she stated.

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A worker at the SOSS renovation site wets down a concrete slab at the front entrance in preparation for Tuesday’s back to school rush. Work continues on the project as students hit the books again this fall.

Shady travellers nailed Transit service available The Canada Border Services Agency (Port of Osoyoos) recently denied entry to 26 individuals under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Many travellers seeking to enter Canada were inadmissible due to criminal records found during background checks. Some of the charges and/or convictions included: assault, assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, forgery, fraud, domestic violence, robbery, possession of narcotics, possession of a prohibited weapon, impaired driving, obstruction of a peace officer, assaulting a peace officer, and theft over $5,000.

Relating to the the Customs Act, officers conducted 16 seizures, including six narcotics seizures, one prohibited/restricted firearms or weapons seizure, two currency seizures and seven miscellaneous goods seizures. Two of the firearms seizures have been referred for prosecution with charges going forward. Officers seized $11,000 in US funds and 2,081 Chinese Yuan ($310.49 CAD) for nonreporting under the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. The US resident declared less than $10,000 at the primary inspection lane. The currency was seized and the traveller paid a fine.

Contributed To the Chronicle Oliver residents needing transportation can take advantage of a service operated by the South Okanagan Transit Society. For transit information, call 250-495-8054 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday to Friday. The general public can use this service and will be picked up at designated stops. In Oliver, the main

stop is at the front entrance to South Okanagan General Hospital. Those registered with HandiDart can request to be picked up at their homes and dropped off at any address along the route (from Osoyoos to Summerland on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The drivers are usually very accommodating and will often drop off the general public at unscheduled stops if possible.

The morning bus leaves the hospital at 8 a.m. and arrives at Cherry Lane in Penticton at 8:45 a.m. It arrives at the Summerland Health Centre at 9:15 a.m. The afternoon bus leaves the hospital at 1 p.m. and arrives at Cherry Lane at 1:45 p.m.

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Back To School Tips To Improve Studying and Literacy Advice for all Parents: • Be interested in what your children are learning. • Help relate what they are learning to the real world. • Stay involved. Be sure that your children are meeting their requirements. • Know your child’s school, the principal and especially your child’s teachers.

Primary Students: • Let your children see you read, and set aside time each day for family reading. Read street signs. • Ask children to read to you while you prepare a meal. • Get your children excited about reading by taking turns reading pages or acting out characters. • Talk to your children about what they read. Ask them questions that require them to read between the lines and think about what they have just read. This will help improve their reading comprehension. • Introduce your children to a variety of styles and see which one they enjoy.

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• 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.

• 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 & follow instructions.

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Apples shaping up nicely Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle Russell Klatt has one apple variety on produce shelves in the marketplace and several more ripening in his orchard on Road 11. Starting with his Sunrise summer apple and finishing with Fujis in late fall, that spread across the harvest spectrum is a way of connecting with consumers for all their apple fancies. “I have a half-acre of Sunrise,” Klatt explained. “It is the first decent tasting apple of the season. There are others but they are tart, whereas this one is sweet. It took the place of the Tydemans years ago” The Sunrise, developed at the Pacific Agri Foods Research Station (PARC) in Summerland, is a cross between McIntosh and Golden Delicious. This early apple has a quirky personality in that it requires multiple picks over a three week period and doesn’t keep any better than a peach, Klatt said, but when harvested they whet the appetites of apple lovers anxious for the fall varieties to arrive in stores. “It is a reasonably grower-friendly apple that has a good market when it is in season, but that season is short.” Now he joins other apple orchardists waiting for the later varieties to ripen. However, a late start to the season could upset the apple cart at harvest time this year. Like most other crops grown in the Okanagan in this La Nina year, apples like

Galas, Macs, Pink Ladys and Ambrosias are behind in their ripening, and that delay could matter when it counts most. “My Galas are just developing a few stripes here and there now,” said Joe Sardinha, BC Fruit Growers’ Association president. “So I’m hoping we get an extended fall, because we are already seven to 10 days behind. Let’s stay away from freezing temperatures as long as possible because we will be harvesting later—and I’m thinking about Pink Lady and Fujis, which are going to need extra time.” And that would be a shame, he said, because apples are shaping up to be a great crop this year despite the slow start. “The sunlight itself is making the crop grow and the apples are really sizing up now. Normally they would have been this size by mid-August, so we really are late on that score. And that is one of the things we worry about now. We have to get the right temperatures for fruit finish.” And those right temperatures mean striking the right balance between warm sunny days and cool nights, which will encourage the apples to colour up before harvest. Moreover Sardinha probably speaks for all Pink Lady growers when he opined that the good weather has to last into November, because this is quite a late variety. “Not too many Pink Lady are grown in the valley because they are a risk, but I planted some last year and believe it or not I actually have a small crop in Year 2. So I want to be able to harvest them.”

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Oliver grower Russell Klatt’s Sunrise apples are in stores now. This sweet early summer apple does not have a long shelf life but it whets the public’s appetite and sets them up for its later cousins (Gala, Spartan, Ambrosia and McIntosh).

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Keep following values Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I have heard recently that Oliver has acquired a doughnut shop and got rid of a museum. As a citizen of Oliver, I would just like to congratulate my fellow townspeople for

sticking resolutely to their values. Let’s keep going in the right direction. Maybe we can get rid of the library and acquire a taco joint. George Bowering, Vancouver

Park would create jobs and preserve habitats Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I would like to publicly add my voice of support to the many who are calling for the establishment of a national park in the South Okanagan.  It would surprise me to find out that any proposed park has been studied more, with more public and private consultation than this one has without any decision forthcoming. No public official, including our two NDP provincial candidate hopefuls, as well as our MP and MLA  seem to have the courage to take a stand on its establishment (or not ), always deferring to continuing ongoing consultations.  As others have stated, if the national park system was being established today, and potential sites were being investigated, there would be no doubt that the South Okanagan, with its unique ecosystems, would be a prime candidate. However, due to the public efforts of a minority, who would be affected, and the lack of political

leadership in this area, the much anticipated announcement of this critical and important park has been put on indefinite delay. From the information I have gleaned, Parks Canada has bent over backwards to listen to the minorities’ concerns, and to accommodate their needs, and yet, here we sit, in limbo. As far as First Nations participation is concerned, all one had to do is to look to the Gwaii Hanaas National Preserve on Haida Gwaii to see how First Nations bands and provincial and federal governments can work together to protect a vital resource. The potential for job creation with the establishment of this park is significant, and equally importantly, parts of  a very critical habitat would be preserved to the benefit of the unique flora and fauna found here, as well for the enjoyment and appreciation by future generations.    Thor Manson, Gallagher Lake

Our development projects prove Town has big plans Airport Strategic Strategic Planning Planning Project Project Airport Invitation for for members-at-large members-at-large Invitation to serve on Project Advisory Group Group to serve on Project Advisory The is is pleased to to announce thethe start-up of aof planning project for the TheTown Townofof ofOliver Oliver is pleased pleased to announce the start-up ofstrategic strategic planning project forlocal the The Town Oliver announce start-up aa strategic planning project for the airport. The Oliver Airport StrategicStrategic Plan willPlan be the first stepfirst in an overall Oliver Airport Improvelocal airport. The Oliver Airport will be the step in an overall Oliver Airport local airport. The Oliver Airport Strategic Plan will be the first step in an overall Oliver Airport ment Project. Project. Improvement Improvement Project. The Airport Airport Advisory Advisory Committee Committee and and Cornerstone Cornerstone Planning Planning Group Group (the (the consulting consulting firm firm hired hired to to The The Airport Advisory Committee andthree Cornerstone Planning (the consulting firmonhired to fafacilitate this this project) project) are seeking seeking members of the the Group general public to serve serve a twelvetwelvefacilitate are three members of general public to on a cilitate thisProject project)Advisory are seeking three members of members the generalwill public to serve on a twelve-member member Project Group. Other Other Group Group members consist of of invited invited business business and and member Advisory Group. consist Project Advisory Group. Other Group members will consist ofwill invited business and tourism repretourism representatives, airport users and representatives from neighbouring governments. sentatives, airport users and representatives from neighbouring governments. If you are interested tourism representatives, airport users and representatives from neighbouring governments. IfIf you are interested in providing a general public perspective on airport planning, you are invited in providing a general public perspective on airport planning, you are invited to apply for one of you are interested in providing a general public perspective on airport planning, you are invited to apply apply for one of of the the three positions positions available. Thecandidates three successful successful candidates will be selected selected the threefor positions available. The three successful will be selected will based on their to one three available. The three candidates be based on their geographic area and if required, by random draw. Preference will be given to geographic area and if required, by random draw. Preference will be given to residents who do not based on their geographic area and if required, by random draw. Preference will be given to residents who do not have any affiliation with airport operations. The role of the Advisory Group have any affiliation with airport operations. The role of the Advisory Group is to provide information residents who do not have any affiliation with airport operations. The role of the Advisory Group and to the Project Team at keyto of theTeam to suggestions provide information information and suggestions suggestions tostages the Project Project Team at key key stages stages of of the the study. study. isis to provide and the Applicants must commit to attend approximately three meetings before the end of 2011. 2011. Each Each Applicants must to attend three meetings meetings before before the the end end of of Applicants must commit commit toapproximately attend approximately approximately three 2011. Each meeting is expected to be 1 hour in duration and will involve one to two hours of meeting is to 11 hour in and meeting is expected expected to be be approximately approximately hourprinted induration duration andwill willinvolve involve one one to to two two hours hours of of time before each meeting to review distributed materials. time before each meeting to distributedprinted printedmaterials. materials. time before each meeting to review review distributed If you are willing to participate in this important project, please complete the application form If you are willing to participate in this important project, please complete the application form under the the “Airport” “Airport” page, sending aa letter letter on the the Town Town of of Oliver Oliver website website under sending located on Iflocated you are willing to participate in this important project, please completepage, the application form providing your contact information, physical address and reasons for your application to: located onyour the contact Town of information, Oliver websitephysical the “Airport” page, sending ato:letter proproviding addressunder and reasons for your application viding your contact information, physical address and reasons for your application to:

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Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I note in the article about Linda Larson that she is quoted as being critical of the “Hampson” council and its lack of a plan. I take exception to that since the present council has held strategic priority sessions at least three times a year and kept the movement going towards our stated goals in the middle of the largest downturn in the North American economy since the 1920’s stock crash.  The truth is that the Southwinds property was sold and the 2005-2008 council rezoned it for a housing development that failed to materialize. In the last three years - different capital investment and planning resulted in the new mall - the most significant retail change in Oliver in more than 30 years. The process was fast, involved a great developer and was processed, adjusted and varied in a very short time. The speed surprised even us.  Council’s main thrust, always, is water supply and the quality of water to all utility users. Major improvements to water storage/fire protection have been made. Water twinning continues to this day with only a small pocket of homes north of town not on potable water. This council has successfully worked with both federal and provincial governments to access grants to do this work. The main part of water planning is to drill for better water as old supplies are forced off line because of quality issues over which we have no control.  Council has successfully changed governance models in joint functions to bring clarity and openness to the people who

fund economic development, parks and recreation and heritage. This has meant close relationships with the school district, Osoyoos Indian Band and rural area government. The council has worked with the community on beautification and business development, and I resent statements that some “mysterious broad brush” is going to solve - retail economics in an old downtown that is owned to a large degree by absentee owners not particularly interested in re-investment.  Critics always seem to point to taxes. I challenge the critics to prove that when separating utility rates from taxes that our fees and charges are higher than other areas from Salmon Arm to Osoyoos. There is only one way of lowering what is charged and that is to cut service. Is that what is desired - less service? I don’t think so. Based on what I see Oliver is well managed financially with good reserves and competent staff in our offices and out on the streets.  Council is engaged in the complete rewriting of all zoning and development bylaws. We are pushing forward on a strategic plan project for airport development. Much of that thrust has seen major changes that could result in many jobs and spinoff development.  Let the electioneering begin - let the candidates announce their intentions - but let’s do a bit of research before blowing off hot air - not backed up by facts or anything of substance. All councils can be criticized as more can be done. Jack Bennest, Oliver town councillor

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More than 30 children receive reading medals Vicky White Special to the Chronicle The Oliver library’s 2011 Summer Reading Club, “Savour Each Word” finished for this year with a “Savour the Moment” party on Saturday, August 27. More than 30 children received their reading medals for completing their reading logs. Our summer programs were a great success this year; most of our special events had attendances of over 100 participants. The children had a chance to grow huge bean stalks, make food creatures and en-

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2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Town of Oliver that nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer for the offices of: Mayor – one (1) to be elected Councillors – four (4) to be elected And further Public Notice is hereby given to electors of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen within the areas served by the Town of Oliver water works known as System 1 to 7, that nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer for the office of: Water Councillors – two (2) to be elected Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer as follows: Town of Oliver Office 35016 – 97th Street 9:00 a.m. October 4, 2011 To 4:00 p.m. October 14, 2011 Excluding statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the Town Hall, 35016 - 97th Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Also, nomination documents will be available on the town website, or phone 250-485-6200 or email and we will fax or email nomination documents to you.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Heather Piotz, Chief Election Officer at 250-485-6208 or Linda Schultz, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-485-6219 or Heather Piotz Chief Election Officer

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Seek out Margaret at the market Margaret Puskas is a fathe age of nine. She came miliar face at the Oliver to Canada in 1957, married Farmers Market – her croand had two children and cheted treasures have been happily has grandchilfeatured every Saturday dren to spoil as well. Her since 2000 and most recentdaughter-in-law is her Farmers ly she can be found under biggest fan and regularly Market the gazebo at Lions Park orders items more for with all her lovely tableChristmas and birthday cloths and doilies. gifts. Margaret learned to crochet with They farmed north of town for a her mom and grandma in Hungary at while and Margaret worked at several

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Uranium level increases prompt Town to shut down CPR well Increased uranium levels have prompted the Town of Oliver to shut down its CPR well for the remainder of the season. Staff recently shut down the well for domestic and irrigation customers served in town and in the rural area. Recent test results collected from the well exceed the maximum acceptable concentration of uranium. By shutting the well down the Town meets all Canadian drinking water guidelines and staff feel confident that the remaining operable wells can cover the domestic water demand. Director of Operations Shawn Goodsell said this situation occurs every year and is part of the Town’s operational plan. To start the well up (after being shut down over winter), staff obtain permission to pump water into the Okanagan River and take uranium samples a couple times week, Goodsell said. He noted they monitor temperatures of both the river Notice No. 3-1

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen that nominations for the offices of: Electoral Area Director: Electoral Area “A” (Osoyoos Rural) – one to be elected Electoral Area “B” (Cawston) – one to be elected Electoral Area “C” (Oliver Rural) – one to be elected Electoral Area “D” (Kaleden/OK Falls) – one to be elected Electoral Area “E” (Naramata) – one to be elected Electoral Area “F” (Okanagan Lake West/West Bench) – one to be elected Electoral Area “G” (Keremeos Rural/Hedley) – one to be elected Electoral Area “H” (Princeton Rural) – one to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: LOCATION:


Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street Penticton, BC V2A 5J9

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Cathy Cowan, Chief Election Officer (250) 490.4146 Diane Vaykovich, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 490.4136 or Toll Free 1.877.610.3737 Chief Election Officer

and the well water (to pump within three degrees of river temperatures otherwise it can affect fish habitat). They also ensure that the river bank is not eroded from the outfall of the water being pumped. This process usually starts in late April or early May and continues for four to six weeks or as long as the uranium takes to meet maximum acceptable concentrations. “We find that the longer we pump out of the CPR well, for start-up, the uranium concentrations decrease,” Goodsell said. Staff also find that when the water is stagnant in the aquifer, uranium concentrates. River levels may also influence the well water because the well is located so close to the river, Goodsell said. He noted they usually run the well for the peak summer season (May to September) and shut it down when it is not needed anymore or if uranium concentrations start increasing again.

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

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jobs, including the furniture factory Sonax, until it closed. Now at age 72, she prepares for the summer markets and enjoys her craft. She makes tablecloths, runners, doilies and tea towels, slippers, dishcloths, scrubbies and door draft dodgers in a variety of colours to suit any décor. Every Saturday (8:30 to 12:30) she’s at Lions Park – rain or shine.


Public Notice is given to the electors within the Electoral Area of School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) that nominations for the office of School Trustee as follows: • • • •

Town of Oliver and Regional District Area “C” Town of Osoyoos and Regional District Area “A” Okanagan Falls (comprised of the southern portion of Regional District Area “D” including, inter alia, Okanagan Falls and Skaha Estates) Keremeos (comprised of the Village of Keremeos and Regional District Areas “B” and “G”)

2 (two) positions 2 (two) positions 1 (one) position 2 (two) positions

for a 3-year term (beginning December 2011) will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person from 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 excluding statutory holidays and weekends as follows: School Board Office, 35061 101st Street, Oliver for all electoral areas; Town of Osoyoos, 8707 Main Street for the Town of Osoyoos and Regional District Area “A” electoral area; Village of Keremeos, 702 4th Street for Keremeos (comprised of the Village of Keremeos and Regional District Areas “B” and “G”) electoral area. Nomination document packages may be picked up and completed forms may be delivered to the above-listed offices between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. Nomination documents are also available on our website,

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Lynda Minnabarriet, Chief Election Officer 250-498-3481 ext 114 Merrill Bjerkan, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250-498-3481 ext 111

Fall is the time to plant a water wise garden Plants that naturally thrive in arid ar- vine. It is more drought tolerant than hyeas have evolved to grow during the wet- brid clematis. It has white blooms, and the ter shoulder seasons, when it is not too hot silky seed heads persist well into winter. and dry. In addition to the above flowering Many desert plants take advantage of plants, you can plant species that add cothe snow melt and put all their energy lour through their foliage. Smooth Sumac into spring growth and reproduction. Oth- is a beautiful deciduous shrub with brilliant ers are dormant during summer and then red and yellow fall leaves and edible bright bloom in late summer or fall thus bringing red berry clusters which stay into winter. a wonderful splash of colours. If you’re willing to water a little, the native Fall is a great time for waDouglas Maple grows to seven meter wise gardeners to work with tres tall and turns orangey-red in drought tolerant plants. Some fall. readers have requested examples Shrubs like Ocean Spray have of plants, so this article covers red-brown peeling bark and atsome native ones. A great resource tractive drooping seed heads in book is “Cultivating the Wild; winter. Common Snowberry has Gardening with Native Plants of pea-sized white berries into late British Columbia’s Southern Inwinter which provide important terior and Eastern Washington” food for birds. by local author Eva Durance. To Evergreens are also popular learn about ornamental drought during fall and winter. Rocky tolerant plants visit local nurser- Water-Wise Mountain Juniper and Common ies, many of which remain open with Paula Juniper are both attractive year in the fall. round. The former is far superior If you are looking to add fall Paula Rodriguez de la Vega to cedars as a hedge for the South colour to your garden, there are Okanagan, as it is drought tolerant many native and ornamental drought tol- and can grow to seven metres in height. erant plants to choose from. Big Sagebrush Shrubby Penstemon and Oregon Grape are has green-yellowish blooms and Rabbit- low-lying shrubs whose leaves turn winebrush has densely packed yellow flowers. red through autumn and winter. Some native herbaceous plants include Fall is a preferred time to plant seed Snowy Buckwheat, White Tufted Prai- drought tolerant plants because their roots rie Aster, and Common Yarrow all with get established before winter sets in and white flowers. Thread-leaved Sandwort is a have a jumpstart on spring growth. grass-like plant, also with tiny white flowRemember to water new plantings for ers which can accentuate the edge of a pe- the first two summers so they can establish rennial bed. their roots. The Town of Oliver recently If you’re looking to cover a fence to in- planted drought tolerant grasses along the crease your privacy or a steep bank to pre- boulevard of 105st and have asked neighvent erosion, white clematis, also known bours to help the plants along by watering as virgin’s bower, is a wonderful climbing them.

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Karren Halley proudly holds up her pug Stella at the recent “Bark in the Park” fundraiser in Oliver. Both secured first place in the fashion show.

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Looking sharp BC Ambulance Service paramedics were recently issued new uniforms for work. Shown here is a group of Oliver paramedics in their new duds. From left are Kevin Rand, Terry Rand, Matt Koenig, unit chief Joy Hollingdale, Shannon Long, and Danny Jones.

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Society’s ex-president questions firing, closure Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A former president of the Oliver and District Heritage Society believes the board has “lost touch with the past” by closing the museum. Frank McLennan can’t make sense of the Society’s decision to fire curator Darryl MacKenzie and close the building. “They do not have the moral right (or the mandate) to close the museum. It’s an insult to everyone in the community,” he told the Chronicle. McLennan said the board’s decision has broken faith with many residents, both past and present. He noted that people worked hard to obtain tax support for the museum,

not to mention contributing artifacts, time and energy to make the museum an active part of the community. But society chairman Michael Newman said the decision came down to the hard reality that the society could not support two staff positions and have any money left for active programming and projects. But McLennan doesn’t believe that for a second. He noted the society is funded by a tax base ($120,000 from the Town and the RDOS). “There is no other heritage society in the province with that advantage.” He stated this tax base requires the society to maintain its facilities and keep them open. McKlennan said the board’s decision shows poor management. Newman said it wasn’t appropriate to comment on the merits of the two staff members whose positions were SENIORS’ DAY EVERY DAY

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eliminated, but he noted that both were served notice. The chairman stated the archivist position held by Lynn Alaric will also be terminated, but only after the board has an opportunity to determine the skill set needed for a new managerial position. Alaric has agreed to support the board during this period of reassessment. She could not be reached for comment. Newman said Alaric has been given 10 months’ working notice, and he hopes the board will have decided on the terms for the new manager within six months. Newman said he didn’t want to speculate on the new manager’s duties or responsibilities. That will be for the board to decide. Continued on Pg B2...

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But McLennan, a former budget direc- manage its business and personnel and has tor for the society, said he suspects, in all lost touch with the past.” his cynicism, that the board will hire Alaric MacKenzie said the society had been opas the new manager. If this happens, the erating without a business plan during his board will be guilty of deceit, McLennan tenure. He noted the board needs to make a believes. bold move to promote heritage in the comHe stated that MacKenzie, who holds a munity and to effectively deal with aging Masters Degree in archival sciences, was a infrastructure concerns. remarkable choice as curaNewman said the mutor. “We (the society) went seum is not a safe place to through the effort of find- The museum is not store the collection nor ing the best man, and we does it meet modern safea safe place to store did.” ty standards for a public McLennan said former the collection nor space. director Ernie Dumais was does it meet mod“We have closed the muinvolved in selecting MacK- ern safety standards seum building for the winenzie. Dumais could not be for a public space... ter but we are not abandonreached for comment by ing our museum role or our we are not abandonpress time Tuesday. collection.” Sue Morhun, a big heri- ing our museum. He noted the society is tage advocate, could not -- Michael Newman developing cost estimates be reached for comment for a proper renovation of either. the current building as opMcLennan said MacKenposed to alternate sites to zie could direct the operations of both the store the collection. museum and archives. He noted that MacKEarlier this year it was announced that enzie’s contribution to the society was very the museum was to undergo upgrading to large; the most significant was the creation address several deficiencies. Council voted of a heritage register for the Town of Oliver to contribute $3,500 towards the project. and the regional district. The plan was to change the museum’s McLennan said he was taken aback that front porch entry and to make the rear of the board neglected to speak to the curator the building wheelchair accessible. about his goals or visions for the museum. “I ask that the public have some patience “We have instead a much less illustrious over the period of reassessment and that vision being suggested by a heritage board the board be judged on the new direction which seems to lack the competence to that emerges in the spring,” Newman said.

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Car wash add-on approved She noted it does not significantly detract from or negatively impact the existing character of the area. She stated that no change in highway access is proposed. Johnson recommended that a deposit of $2,500 (to the Town) would act as a security payment to ensure installation of landscaping prior to the issuance of any building permits. Landscaping in planters is proposed adjacent to Highway 97 and 346th Avenue.

Town council has given the green light for the construction of an additional car wash bay at an existing car wash at the corner of Highway 97 and 346th Avenue. Brycar Investments proposes to build an automatic “touch-less” car wash bay on the south side of the existing building. The applicant states that locating the new bay on the south side will allow for better traffic flow. Director of Development Services Stephanie Johnson said the proposal appears to conform to all CS1 (Service Commercial) zone regulations.

‘Eyesore’ facing demolition

Mural musings

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Oliver Sagebrushers Sally Franks (left) and Leza Macdonald look over plans while painting a desert scape mural on the side of the Fields store.

molition is necessary. “Previous complaints have been made, but as of yet, no action has been taken in regards to the condition of the house,” Murphy said. She noted the owner of the abandoned house doesn’t appear to be concerned about the situation. Interim Corporate Officer Helen Koning said Town staff have been working with the owner to rectify the matter. She stated a demolition permit was issued by the Town on August 17, which will see the removal of the home. A request has gone in to first have the power disconnected before the demolition can begin, she pointed out. As of August 30, the house was still standing.

An unsightly house on 79th Street is planned for demolition, which should alleviate the concerns of at least one neighbour. Council responded to a letter from Nicole Murphy regarding an “unsightly” and dilapidated home at 36446-79th Street. Murphy said the derelict house has been left without windows and doors, and the roof is now falling off. “It is a complete eyesore in our community.” The resident also raised a concern about the home having a negative impact on neighbouring property values. She noted at least one neighbour has her house on the market. Murphy suggested that a building official could provide a written assessment of the property to determine if a complete de-


BOX 160, 35616 - 97th STREET OLIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA V0H 1T0 | PH: 250.498.3451 * Please send your coming events to: * 2nd and 4th MONDAYS - Golden Heart Rebekah Lodge meetings - Elk’s Hall, Oliver, 1:30 pm. call 250-498-3520. MON,WED,FRI - Oliver lawn bowling at community park at 7 pm. Come out and try this fun and easy game. Call Mike at 250498-6147. TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS - Badminton at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School gym between 7 and 9 pm. Call 250-498-6747. TUESDAYS - Crokinole playing every Tues. Rm#2 - comm centre, Youth 3 to 4 pm. Regular practice 4 to 6:30 p.m. New & interested players welcome. Call Carol at 250-498-4985 or Clif at 250-498-0304. TUESDAYS - South Okanagan Toastmasters meet at Best Western, Osoyoos at 7pm. Call Greg at 250-495-5018 or Susan at 250498-5190. TUESDAYS - Oliver Sagebrushers every Tuesday from 8:45 am to noon at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, 34274 - 95th Street. For info call Sally at 250-498-0104. 1st WEDNESDAYS - The SunnyBank Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 1:30pm at SunnyBank Centre, Everyone welcome, Coffee

& tea after. 3rd WEDNESDAYS - For ladies on their own. The Oliver/Osoyoos Friendship Club holds a lunch. We have interesting speakers and an excellent catered lunch. Call Carol at 250-498-2362 or Dorothy at 250-498-6210 for more information. THURSDAYS - Desert Sage Spinners & Weavers meet every Thursday from 9:30 am to 2 pm. at community centre. New members welcome. Call 250-498-4959 for information. THURSDAYS - Come participate in an activity that will reduce stress. FREE Vipassana Meditation. 6:30 pm in the exercise studio below Desert Sun. Everyone welcome. THURSDAYS - Line dancing w/ Claire Denney 9 am to 11 am. Join the fun. Seniors centre. Call 250-498-6142. THURSDAYS - July 7th to August 25th - Music In The Park at 6:30 pm. to 8 pm. Eastside of Visitor Centre. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. A great variety of music each week to enjoy. Donations welcome.

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Novel touches a bit on folklore Contributed To the Chronicle

There was only one Buddha twenty-five hundred years ago now you find five or ten Buddahs in every city you go to.

Robert Anton Wilson

The whole culture has collaborated in so reducing our notion of reality to the three dimensional world, that we don't have the sensory apparatus anymore to percieve the existence of entities of this sort, which are perceived easily by the indigenous people who havn't been so restricted in their culture.

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The Nk’Mip Sorceress is a wonderfully entertaining novel, loosely based on the life of Diane Delisle. The author has an incredible gift of writing conversational dialogue that captures the readers’ imagination within the first few paragraphs of the novel and pulls the reader along at a fast pace. The dialogue is so real that the reader feels as if they are a part of the conversation and are at once totally immersed in the story. The story itself is part folklore, part mysticism, part science fiction and part fact, some drawn from the writer’s own personal experiences. The characters are loosely based

on living individuals and are fully fleshed out and totally entertaining, telling the story in their own voices. ❝ The setting is in the South Okanagan near the town of Oliver, near Jolly Lake❝in the shadow of Mount Baldy and on the Nk’Mip (Inkameep) band reservation. It is a must-read novel for all Canadians and is truly a piece of Canadiana history and folklore that will appeal to all interested readers. Don’t walk . . . run to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre and get your hands on a copy of this remarkable book written by Mike Hoover with input from band member Dale George.

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Airport Strategic Plan continues Consultant to conduct analysis of airspace capabilities of airport

Contributed To the Chronicle The Town of Oliver is continuing with the strategic planning project for the local airport. The Airport Strategic Plan will be the first step in an overall airport improvement initiative. The goal is to ensure that the Town of Oliver is ready to meet current and future demand for air services and can serve as a catalyst for economic development in the South Okanagan region. The strategic planning study will undertake to: - Create a clear picture of the community’s aspirations for the airport; - Establish a realistic assessment of the airport’s development opportunities and constraints; - Explore a number of possible development scenarios and identify those that have the best chance of succeeding; and - Set out an action plan for the next steps in the process. The strategic plan will form part of a business case that will be used to request formal approval and to seek funding

for future development at the airport. The study is being conducted by a team led by David Whetter and Brad McBride of Cornerstone Planning Group. Cornerstone has been in operation since 1974 and is well known for assisting organizations in making effective strategic and resource allocation decisions during periods of change. They are also a leader in supporting effective community consultation processes. The Cornerstone team includes George Miller, manager of the Langley Airport, an accomplished advisor on airport management and development. The other core team member is Marinus Waterberg, owner and lead designer of Direct Approach Consulting Inc. who will conduct the analysis of the airspace capabilities of the airport. The study is targeted for completion in December 2011 or January 2012. The Airport Advisory Committee will function as the steering committee for the study. A comprehensive consultation strategy is being developed and will provide ample opportunities for the community to contribute ideas and comments. If you have any questions regarding the study contact Oliver’s Municipal Manager Tom Szalay at 250 485-6200 or

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

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

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH All are welcome 10450 - 346th Ave.

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


Just ust north of town on Hwy 97

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

Children’s Ministry: Carol Freeman Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.

Children’s Church and Nursery care available during the service.

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

OLIVER UNITED CHURCH 9915 - 358th Ave.

Guest Minister for month of September: Rev. Heather Burton Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. All are welcome Join us for refreshments and fellowship after the service.

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

(includes Children’s Church) Wed. 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study at the Church 250.498.4434

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

Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCC) Visitors welcome!

342nd Ave. at Airport Rd. Pastor Darren Siegle Divine Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Sunday School: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 9:45 - 10:45 Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.

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Seniors do well at Games IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DIRT

Sometimes, It’s All About The Celebration! Come and join the fun!

About 20 Oliver residents along with more than 3,000 other seniors participated in the 2011 BC Seniors Games on August 16-20 in Castlegar, Nelson and Trail. Two competed in archery (Ron and Mary Ostermeier), eight in Dragon Boat (Barb Pomeroy, Catherine Jorgenson, Pat Buckland, Wendy Filiatrault, Margaretha Hogeling, Carl Simms, Nancy Simms, and Joan

Wilson) four in 5-pin bowling (Gladys Baryla, Murray Naugler, Ernie Shatz, and Joyce Naugler), two in slo-pitch (George and Marie Boychuk), one in swimming (Christine McKay), two in track and field (Larry Chalmers and Bob McKay), and one acted as an executive member of the board of directors (Jim Cade). Next year the Games will be held in Burnaby on Au-

gust 21-25. Oliver and Osoyoos, along with six other cities have bid to host the 2014 Games. An announcement will be made in late September as to the winning bid. For more information on the 30 plus activities in the Games and how to participate, go to or phone Jim Cade at 250-498-0381.

Join us at Road 13 for a Vintage Evening Celebration! Enjoy a 4 course winemakers dinner Paired with some of our finest vintage wines. Space is limited to 36 guests For reservations call 250-498-8330

__________________________________________ ROAD 13 VINTAGE EVENING CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 13—0CTOBER 13

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A number of Oliver seniors recently competed in the BC Seniors Games in the West Kootenays. Some even came back with shiny medals.

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

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

Visit soon! “New place to bring your summer guests!” Tasting room is OPEN 11-6 PM through to the Fall Wine Festival

7148 378th Ave. , RR#2 S5 C18, OLIVER 250.498.7798

Tickets available at Tienda Mexicana, cover $20.00 Doors open at 7:30 pm, music starts at 9:00 pm For more information call at 778-439-3111 or 250-535-0521

Food and drinks not included in price (NO JEANS, NO MINORS)

Discount registration is available to residents of Oliver, Osoyoos, and Oroville ONLY. Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Oliver Chronicle B9 DISCOUNT REGISTRATION FEES


- Full Event, Sept. 18, 19 and 20 (includes lunch and refreshments): $20.00 - Mon., Sept. 19 (includes lunch and refreshments): $15.00 - Tues. morning, Sept. 20 (includes refreshments): $10.00 Getlunch to and know your lake Sunday night and Tuesday afternoon sessions are FREE for residents of Oliver, and Oroville. Did you know that water levels in Osoyoos LakeOsoyoos are controlled by international agreement between Canada and the U.S.? That agreement is up for renewal. In preparation for this, IS REQUIRED residents are encouragedREGISTRATION to learn more and have theirFOR say.ALL EVENTS

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

You are invited to the Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum. Discount registration is available to residents of Oliver, Osoyoos, and Oroville ONLY. DISCOUNT REGISTRATION FEES

- Full Event, Sept. 18, 19 and 20 (includes lunch and refreshments): $20.00 - Mon., Sept. 19 (includes lunch and refreshments): $15.00 - Tues. morning, Sept. and refreshments): $10.00 For a full list20of(includes sponsorslunch and more information go to Sunday night and Tuesday afternoon sessions are FREE for residents of Oliver, Osoyoos and Oroville. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS Oliver and Osoyoos residents: Please register at Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68th Ave., Osoyoos, B.C. Oroville residents: Please register at Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Youth crew member Rajiv Dasanjh (right) works on a fence with crew leader Nick Burdock during a creek restoration project in the Oliver/Vaseux Lake area.

Youth learns ecology Contributed To the Chronicle

Okanagan HSBC Conservation youth crew member Rajiv Dasanjh explained what attracted him to the crew in the first place. After hearing a brief explanation of the position from a friend, I was extremely interested in finding out more. The fact that the posting was in my native South Okanagan only made the opportunity sound sweeter as it would be a chance for me to further my knowledge of the ecology and biology of the area.” The Nature Trust of British Columbia hires crews each summer to tackle a wide variety of conservation activities on properties across the province and learn valuable skills for future employment. Training includes first aid and “Bear Aware” as well as the safe handling of power tools.  On the job since the beginning of May, Dasanjh said, “One of the greatest things about working on the crew has been the opportunity to develop skills such as photo-monitoring, building ecologically friendly fences, invasive plant detection and removal, as well as a variety of land

management jobs.” The crews perform on-the-ground work as well as attending workshops from specialists in the field on topics such as bird counts, and forest and wetland ecology. They also contribute to the local community in a variety of ways. “While working on the crew, we attended and helped out at the Wild Festival for Youth as well as guided a group of Beaver Scouts through a restoration activity.”  When asked about his favourite part of the job, he said, “As surprising as it may sound, the building and maintenance of ecologically friendly fences have been my favourite activities. The teamwork required to finish these tasks really gave me a feeling of satisfaction.”  After completing the program, many crew members go on to study conservation and return as supervisors on the crews.  “My plan for the future mostly revolves around returning to school for my final year and graduating with a degree in biology and environmental studies. I hope to travel to areas of the world that are home to other unique and diverse habitats that face many of the same problems found here at home.”

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couraged to contact him if they have any issues. For example, Patton said getting the correct address for corner lots is important, especially for emergency services. “We want the address to coordinate (correctly) with the access to the property.” Residents can call Patton at 250-485-2288 or email him at Or they can call Kelly Chatterson at the RDOS at 250-490-4201 or email her at

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



LINE DANCE CLASSES Sept. 1/11 to June 28/12. Thursdays - $2.00 drop in fee at Oliver senior centre. 9 am to 11am Beginners Plus 11:15 am to 12:15 pm Novice entry level 45+ No ID required. Claire Denney 778-439-2070.

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


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


LITTLE STARS LICENSED DAYCARE, Okanagan Falls has one full time, and part time openings. Hours 7 am - 5:30 pm. Pick up/drop off from school, lots of fun activities and outings. Call Tina 250-497-6426. 11f2





9th ANNUAL CRAFT SALE Sat, Oct 8th 9 am to 3 pm Oliver Elks Hall on 99th & 360 Ave. Sponsored by The Oliver Royal Purple #63 Table rentals - $15.00. Call Doris at 250-498-3936.

SHOPPERS DRUG MART in Osoyoos is now hiring for P/T cashier, P/T cosmetician an P/T cashier supervisor. Please apply with resume in store or phone 250-4956055.

FIREWOOD - Orchard & beetle kill wood. Call TCB The Chopping Block in Oliver at 250-498-9039.

THREE CHILDREN’S SLIDES for sale - toddler size for $5 each. Monkey gym climbing apparatus $95. Call 250-497-6426.


THANK-YOU On behalf of my daughter Carrie Stephens & myself, I just wanted to send a heartfelt thank-you to all who were involved in the Sat. Sept. 3 fund raiser at the Oliver Legion. Although the numbers were small, we made up for it with enthusiasm and managed to raise a sizeable amount of money to help Carrie. The Silent Auction items were many & folks got some great deals. A big thank-you to Rick Wood of Shindigger who volunteered his time & talents & kept us on the dance floor all evening. Charis Sweet-Speiss 12p1


1996 HARLEY DAVIDSON Buell Thunderbolt for sale. 1200 cc, 30,000 km. $5,500 OBO. Call 250-689-8085. 10ftf

NEED A NEW CAR? Put an ad in the local classifieds and get great deals. 12f1


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


FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT available at busy Automotive Shop. Someone needed to do oil changes, tires and other automotive related duties. Some experience necessary. Apply in person with resume and references to Sabyan Automotive at 34456 - 97 St. Ask for Chip. 11c2

DESERT HILLS WINERY is looking for 7 F/T vineyard workers to start immediately. Must speak Punjabi or English. Starting $12 hour. Please submit resume to or fax 250-498-3015. 11c4

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING applications for one(1) parttime experienced cook and two (2) part-time weekend reception positions including light housekeeping duties. Apply in person with your resume to: Cactus Ridge Retirement Residence 9107 Main Street. Osoyoos, BC or email: All positions require an R.C.M.P “vulnerable persons” criminal record search. 12c1


FIREWOOD - Taking orders for pine, $150 per cord. Larch $200 cord. Call 250498-2961. 11p2


WATKINS PRODUCTS Many new products Too many to list. Call Inez & Ken 250-498-4450.



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

9 FOOT SHUFFLE BOARD table w/ all accessories. $200 OBO. Call 250-4850339.


METEOR SCOOTER Heavy duty, 11 mths old. Canopy, windshield, front basket, walker carrier, 400 W (12.8 km/hr.) 2 batteries, 70 amp. Max load 440 lbs. Asking $2,900. ALSO Electric lift recliner. Tan, excellent shape. $600. Call 250-498-3254. 12mc2

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

1 - Dinette set, w/4 chairs, $50. 1 - Patio set, w/6 chairs, $50. 1 - White Fridgidaire fridge, $50. 1 - bed frame, queen, $20. 1 - Epson printer/copier/scanner, $25. All in good condition. Call 250498-2625. 12p1


2000 YAMAHA gas golf cart. Good condition. $2,000 OBO. Call 250-498-4547. 12v1

2 STAINED GLASS LAMPS $100 or $60 each. Roll-away bed & mattress, $20. Oliver, 250-485-3403. 12p1


SHOEING & TRIMMING Hot & Cold & Corrective. Call Dan at 250-486-6662 for appointment. 45p18

EXCELLENT HORSE HAY. 65+ lb. Brome, grass-alfalfa, mixed grasses, $7 per bale. Other hay $5 per bale. Delivery extra. Call 250-446-2080. Anarchist Mtn. 10p10

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


DESERT HILLS WINERY is seeking a F/T Vineyard manager. Min. 1 year experience. Must speak Punjabi or English. Starting $15 hr. Please submit resume to or fax 250-498-3015. 11c6


OLIVER PARKS AND RECREATION SOCIETY SKATE PATROL (CASUAL) Applications are now being accepted for a casual skate patrol position within the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society. Flexible hours of work are required during regular public skating times and special events. Responsibilities will include a variety of recreational activities including on ice supervision, performing basic cash procedures, responsible for the supervision of program supplies and carrying out activities during skating sessions. Applications should be directed to Mr. Bob Grant, Director of Recreation and Community Services by Friday, September 9, 2011. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 627, Oliver, B.C. VOH 1TO or emailed to

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Oliver Chronicle B13





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

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

1987 CITATION SUPREME motor home for sale. Econline 350 sleeps six. Includes A/C, heat, fridge, stove, shower and bathroom. 26 feet. Good condition. Asking $8500. Call 250-497-6426.





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

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



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

FRESH PICKED - Freestone peaches, nectarines and natural tomatoes. Available at the farm or at Osoyoos Market on Main St. Sat. am. Call for details 250498-3343.




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


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

Your Home...

Is Your Castle


BERYL’S ORGANIC PARADISE -Pickling cukes plus more. 34039-91 Street, Oliver. Call 250-498-6771. SOOPA Grower No. 431. ITALIAN PRUNE PLUMS. Large, juicy, easy picking. Rd. 6 U-Pick, Oliver. Call 250-498-4603. 12mc3 1258 Week of 09.05.2011


ANNOUNCEMENTS ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service! COMEDY & STAGE SHOWS for Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Conventions, Community Clubs, Banquets. Booking for Christmas & 2012. Popovich Productions 25 years in business. Toll free 1-888-856-9282. AUTO FINANCING FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. I N S TA N T AUTO CREDIT We  can  finance  your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. w w w. c r e d i t d r i v e r s . c a 1-888-593-6095.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can earn $100,000.00 + per year. Multiple Revenue Streams + National Profit Sharing.  Dealers now being appointed. For Details CALL 866 668 6629 or WWW.TCVEND.COM BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www. today. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience  is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! H o s p i t a l s & D r. ' s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.




If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

BUILDING SALE... "ROCK BOTTOM PRICES" 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 4 7x1 0 0 x18 $ 2 5,80 0 . 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

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VERY BUSY Service Department. Frontier Peterbilt Sales Estevan SK.has immediate openings for truck and transport technicians, engine experience an asset. Top wages and benefits. Please send resume's attention John Murie.e-mail: jmurie@ fax: 306-636-6321.

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www. NorwoodSawmills. com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don't Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today TollFree 1-866-884-7464.

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

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

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

FOR LEASE OR RENT: 1) 1200 sq. feet finished studio - dance, exercise, yoga - Main Street Oliver. 2)1000 sq. feet workshop, warehouse and/or office in centre of town. 3)Storage areas from 60 sq. feet to 500 sq. feet. For information about any of the above, phone 250-4984014 or cell 250-498-1096.

FOR RENT: 2 bdrm suite with private level entrance and parking. In rural setting, close to shopping. Power, satellite TV, F/S/W/D included. No smokers. Seniors preferred. $750 month. Available Oct. 1. Phone 250498-2297 for viewing.

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


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





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



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

In loving memory

Walter “Duane” Keefe Peacefully at McKinney Place, Oliver on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Remembered by sister Donna Keefe and many cousins. Walter lived all his life in Okanagan Falls and loved the outdoors, horses and his dogs. He was born from the pioneer families of the Mathesons, McAllisters and McLeans. He worked for pioneer rancher and orchardist Chart Nicolls. A private family service was held. Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home 34616 - 99th Street, Oliver (250) 498-3833 Your messages of condolence, sharing your fond memories of Walter may be sent to:

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

1) Top floor of home with views of Gallagher Lake. Three bedrooms and 1/5 baths. Semi furnished, includes basic cable and utilities are shared. $800 month. N/S, 1 cat allowed. 2) One bedroom plus den condo large open concept in upscale development. Complex includes underground parking, storage, on-site mail delivery, exercise room, elevator, workshop, lovely landscaping including fountain, secure entry. Unit is like new, with W/D, F/S, DW, microwave, lovely balcony with view of mountains and fountain. Clean, vacant and available immediately. $825 plus utilities NP, N/S. 3) Two bedroom two bath condo in Casa Rio. Mature long term tenant will get preference. $900 plus utilities. For more information please call Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. 250-498-6222.

FOR RENT 55 PLUS. - 2 bdrm basement suite. 1600 sq. ft. F/S/W/D. Private Patio. Close to beach. $650 includes satellite TV. 1/3 utilities - small pet OK. Available Sept. 15 or Oct. 1. Call 250498-4121. 11p2

NEED AN INEXPENSIVE PLACE TO LIVE? Trailer for rent. Move to property of your choice. $250-$350 month or $75-$100 per week. Call 250-498-7983.

The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3411053. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St. Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until October 3, 2011. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website http://www. Search Search by File Number: Insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.


0.5 hectares +/-

1 BDRM SUITE. Avail. Sept. 15. Close to town, W/D and utilities included. N/S, N/P. $600 mth. Call 250-4980546. 12mc2

ONE BDRM SUITE with level entry. A/C, washer, fridge, stove. Close to town. $600 month. Call 250-809-7134. 12p2

1 BDRM BASEMENT suite available anytime. $700 month. No laundry & phone and no smoking or pets. Call 250-498-3446. 12p2

3 BDRM HOUSE - 73rd St near hospital, W/D, F/S, new A/C. $1000 plus utilities. Avail end of Oct. Call 250485-8538.


FULLY FURNISHED 35 foot 5th wheel for rent downtown Yuma park. 2 slides, very clean, includes bedding, dishes, lawn chairs, small BBQ, etc. N/S, N/P. $1,100 a month. Avail. Dec. 1. Call Sandy 250-498-3103. 12v2

AVAILABLE NOV. 1 in Oliver. 1 bdrm. cottage. $500 mth. plus utilities. Call 250485-7903.


Take notice that Pamela Diane Luckhurst of Oliver BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a for Crown grant purposes covering that part of District Lot 2450s, Similkameen Division Yale District containing 0.50 hectares, more or less situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Oliver.

31424 Lot 4



September 3, 1931 - September 1, 2011


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




2 BDRM BASEMENT SUITE: $850 mth. Separate entrance. W/D, F/S. Avail. Oct. 1. N/P, N/S. Call 250498-3446. 12p2


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


HUTTON’S INTERIOR DECORATING & PAINTING SERVICES Painting, Colour Consultations, Design Services and more. Call ALLISON at 250-498-6428. Jan 1/12

RODNEY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Quality work guaranteed. Painting, laminate floors, windows, doors etc. NO JOB TOO SMALL Call 250-498-2210. 11p5

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. 51p/eow14

ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating


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

CAM’S PAINTING & DECORATING 30 years experience. Call 250-498-4020. 11p17(Dec 2011)

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

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

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL EVENT AREA ENDORSEMENT An application for a special event area has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Hester Creek Estate Winery Ltd. The proposed location for the licence is 13163 326th Avenue in Oliver. Proposed licensed hours are between 10 AM to Midnight from Monday to Sunday. Person capacity will be limited to 199 persons inside and 36 persons on the patio. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to:

THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Senior Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 2) Email to: PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before October 7th, 2011. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

The Oliver Chronicle welcomes readers’ submissions to the Fruit and Vine. Please submit your comments to: Submissions must include your name and phone number for verification purposes, but can be published anonymously. Content may be edited for clarity.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Oliver Chronicle B15





WANTED - Small freezer. Call 250-498-4677.

YARD SALE - Saturday, Sept. 10. Jellies, jams, collectables, and other items. #104 behind Fields.



WANTING TO LEASE - Vineyards in Oliver, Osoyoos Cawston, Keremeos, and OK Falls areas. Will also lease raw land or orchards to convert to vineyards. Experienced growers. Call 250-470-2556. 11v2

WANTING A HOUSE to rent in town. Senior couple require a 2 bdrm or 1 bdrm + den. Non smokers and no pets. Good refrences and prefer long term. Must vacate present home by Oct. 31. Call 250-498-5449 or email: 12p2


GARAGE SALE Fri, Sept 9. 7:30 am to 1 pm. Corner computer desk - $35., small china cabinet - $35., guitar amp, 10 inch Skil table saw, new, $125. shop tools & cabinets, Craftsman gas mower w/ bag, 3 yrs old, self propelled - $90. Toro weed whipper, wheel barrow - $25, 6 ft ladder - $15, lift table $17. 36481-73rd St opposite hospital entry. 12p1

YARD SALE - Fri. & Sat. Sept. 9 & 10. Antiques, collectables, DVD’s, household goods. Early Birds welcome. 8:00 - 3:00. 34351 - 101 St. Behind Lordco.

34782-91st Street (Sawmill Road) Check us out. We accept clean, serviceable items. Please No clothing. Call 250-485-0242 or 250498-0176. Drop off times: 9:00- 12:00 Wednesdays, and 9:00 12:00 Fridays. Open for sales: 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays. Please leave a message, you will be answered.

• Full Bobcat / Augering Service • Decks • Lawn Maintenance • Snow Removal • Pruning and Trimming • Lawn and Yard Prep • Fences and Misc


MISSIONS ON THE MOVE yard sale on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Proceeds go to childrens disabled school in kenya. 12132-350th Ave. 12mc1


WANTED TO RENT: 3 bdrm house, 2 bath, 1 level rancher. Long term tenant. Must allow pets. Leave message. Call 1-306-842-1228. 12p4

Find one in the Business Directory or under Services in the Classifieds

CORPORATE OFFICER The Town of Oliver is looking to attract a Corporate Officer. Reporting to the Municipal Manager as a key member of the senior management team, you will assume responsibility for the statutory functions set out under the Local Government Act and Community Charter. Leading a small department, the Corporate Officer also provides assistance to Council, committees of Council and the public and municipal departments in strategic planning, risk management, administration of municipal properties and corporate performance management. Strategically located near the south end of the Okanagan Valley, in south-central British Columbia, the Town of Oliver sits in the only desert area of Canada. Oliver is home to 4,500 permanent residents and supports a trading area of 9,000. Its attractive South Okanagan climate and location fosters winter and summer recreational activities including skiing, golf, hiking, cycling, and water sports, along with a full selection of indoor recreation options. Known as the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver is the ideal setting for growing wine grapes, and produces many of the highest rated wines in the world! Oliver’s labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provide for a healthy community and a strong base for sustained growth. Experience and qualifications we are seeking include: • A diploma in Local Government Administration • A minimum of 3 years in local government administration • Experience working in a union environment • Knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Consideration may also be given to candidates who do not completely fulfill the above qualifications, but who can demonstrate a career interest in municipal government, who possess excellent organizational and communications skills and who have a proven record of transferable skills and completion of other training programs. If selected, such a candidate will be required to complete necessary training within a specified time period as a condition of their employment. This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the Town of Oliver. Your natural talents, skills and training gained from past local government experience will increase your suitability as our chosen candidate. If your background mirrors our requirements, you are invited to forward your resume in confidence not later than Monday September 26, 2011 by mail or email to: Tom Szalay, Municipal Manager Town of Oliver PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

...Solutions on Pg B10

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Lyonel Doherty photo

Coming into shore

Rob Fletcher from Chilliwack comes into shore in first place during an end of-season regatta at Lakeside Resort. The annual event on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake signals the end of summer.

‘Wild West Fest’ is coming soon Finest pedigrees Myleen Mallach Special to the Chronicle We would like to invite you to be involved in our second annual community event known as “Wild West Fest.” This now two-day festival on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 will embrace “a step back in time to the present,” where we will celebrate not only our heritage and the stepping stones of our foundation, but the present day fabrication of our region. Our first goal is to specifically showcase our businesses, non-profit groups and social groups in and around Okanagan Falls. Our second goal is to provide attractions, entertainment, and interactive activities that will engage our broad range of demographics, from young families to youth and teens to adults and seniors; there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The Wild West Fest held in Centennial Park in Okanagan

Falls will provide 12 hours of non-stop live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Saturday. And new this year, an additional four hours of live entertainment from 6-10 p.m. on the Friday. The musicians, theatrical performances, and interactive activities are sure to entertain everyone. Local businesses will be on site to present their products and services, various food vendors will be available to suit any appetite, our beverage garden will go beyond the ordinary to showcase our new Okanagan Falls Winery Association, and the list goes on. The exhibitor fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday. There is a booth registration fee, and limited spots are available. A full list of exhibitors will be available on the website, with links and contact information. For more event information, please go to, where you will find weekly updates.

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to grace dog show At Nk’Mip RV Park in Oysoyoos on September 9, 10 and 11, dogs of all shapes and sizes will be on display at the All Breed Skaha Kennel Club Dog Show, bringing with it the finest pedigree dogs around. The event will see canines taking part in competitions and shows. Organizers have revealed that there will be over 350 dogs participating. Each entrant will be assessed by industry experts, who will determine which of them represents the characteristics that a perfect example of their breed should possess. There will be three all breed shows, four licenced obedience and rally trials, and the crowd favourite “Peach of a Puppy” tournament (on Saturday). There is also a Pug Club of Canada and a Lowchen Club of Canada event on Sunday, plus many supported entry classes. Spectators are welcome to attend the shows.

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Christ the King Catholic Church Religious Education Classes starting Tuesday, Sept. 13th Children ages Kindergarten to Grade 7 First day activities start with Mass at 5:30 p.m. followed by a “Meet & Greet” BBQ at 6:00 p.m.

Any families interested in registering their children, can just drop in on our first day

For more information, please call the coordinator, Lucy Riley at 250-498-3934 Ext. 5 and leave a message, or you can email us at


Christ the King Church 35060 - 107th St. Oliver

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