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The Oliver airport is destined for growth no matter how you look at it. But the Town wants to ensure it’s the type of growth that residents want to see. An open house at the Elks Hall last week gave people a look at the concepts behind the Airport Strategic Plan.

Residents question Airport Strategic Plan Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Many people support the concept of better utilizing the Oliver airport, but they want to ensure it’s done without impacting their quality of life. That was a common sentiment during the October 20 open house at the Elks Hall, where the Town unveiled the Airport Strategic Plan. (It should be noted the plan is only in the concept phase open to suggestions and ideas.)

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In July, the Town approved a budget of $51,000 to complete the strategic plan, including consulting fees, taxes and incidental expenses. It hired Cornerstone Planning Group as the consultant. The project’s goal is to determine the future state of the airport by identifying its full development potential. Currently, it is used primarily for recreational flying. During a “vision” session by stakeholders last year, the consensus was to strive for a self-sustaining regional airport that would generate economic and tourism opportu-

nities. Approximately 40 people attended last week’s open house to look at the options being proposed. The following will stay the same: a single north and south runway, surrounding terrain, commercial development in the northwest sector, continued presence of the flying club, Air Cadets and Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue. The aiport will also be a self-sustaining operation that requires no public funding. Continued on Pg A2...


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A bowl of SWEET CHERIES to the senior centre, Elite Jewellers, Jack Bennest and the Oliver Chronicle who donated time and space to the Oliver Antique Roadshow to make it a success. All money goes to the health care system. -SO health care auxillary SWEET CHERRIES to Linda Schaffrick for being named “Lioness of the year” in Multiple District 19 (stretching from Prince George, BC to Moses Lake, Wash.) at the recent convention in Yakima, Wash. “For exemplary service to her community and the Lions International organization.” -Your proud family! Send your Sweet Cherries or Sour Grapes to:

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Airport plan queried by Oliver residents Features that can be changed include runway length (limited to the north only), runway width (from 50 feet to 75 feet), and onsite facilities and amenities. Development option 1 sees most of the focus on the west (residential) side of the airport, including commercial development, entrance, terminal building, and general aviation. Option 2 sees most of this same focus on the east side, including the airport entrance. “I hope you don’t build anything on the west side,” said local resident Pat Unger. She told the Chronicle that she doesn’t mind the airport noise and actually enjoys watching the planes and helicopters. But she doesn’t want the west side developed. Resident Clifton Marriott said the runway needs to be extended, otherwise you can’t accommodate bigger planes. “I’d like to see that accomplished before they put in the infrastructure.” Graham Jenkinson, chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee, said extending the runway outside the bounds of the current airport site is not within the scope of the project. Resident Gordon Kingsfield said there’s no doubt in his mind that the airport needs upgrading. The other option is driving all the way to Penticton or Kelowna to get a flight, he said. However, Kingsfield questioned who would use the airport, noting why go to all the trouble if you won’t see many users? One man said the airport won’t see many planes if the Town of Oliver doesn’t have a hotel to provide accommodation.

Hangar owner Rick Lees agreed. “Where are they (pilots) going to stay . . . pitch a tent under their wings?” Lees said the airport will change regardless of what happens. The question is how do we get the biggest bang for the buck? Right now the airport needs more hangars, Lees said, noting several people have enquired about buying them. Oliver homeowner Bill Ross said he wants to know what all of this is going to cost him as a taxpayer. He said the plan doesn’t offer any information on this. “People are concerned about increased taxes.” Ross noted such an ambitious plan needs a commitment from businesses that will occupy the site. “You don’t make changes on a whim that people will come here.” Resident Marion Boyd said her main concern is noise pollution. She doesn’t mind watching war planes flying around on the weekend, but she wouldn’t like to see air traffic on a regular basis in Oliver. Mayor Pat Hampson said he sees the airport as an economic generator that will boost tourism and light industry in the area. “We want to maximize utilization without making it a nuisance.” Hampson said any new buildings or hangars located on site will act as sound barriers to reduce the impact on local homeowners. He noted that noise abatement procedures are already in place at the airport, which is something the Town can enforce. Cornerstone associate Brad McBride said they want to embrace the whole community in this plan, not just pilots and aviation enthusiasts. He noted the airport has a very industrial feel to it and is not very appealing to the public right now. But they hope to change all that.

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Police briefs Police negotiate with distraught man

On Monday, the Penticton RCMP assisted critical incident negotiators in dealing with a distraught man holed up in an Okanagan Falls residence. At approximately 4 p.m. police responded to a report of a 46-year-old male threatening harm to himself at a Maple Street residence. Uniform and plain clothes RCMP officers attended the scene and secured the area. Investigators confirmed that the man was alone in the residence throughout the ordeal. There was no report that the man was armed.

Lozinski transferring to Penticton

Staff Sgt. Kurt Lozinski from the Osoyoos RCMP detachment has a new role. In November he will be transferred to Penticton as a “regional advisory.” All the commanders in the regional area (Princeton, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos and Summerland) will report to him. Sergeant Kevin Schur will be assuming the role of area supervisor for the Osoyoos community. Sergeant Ken Harrington remains as area supervisor in Oliver.

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Dressed in native regalia, Russell Podgurny from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation (Wuttunee) sings at the Senkulmen Business Park official opening ceremony on October 21. In back is Senator Gerry St. Germain.

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ast week’s grand opening of Senkulmen Business Park and the Town’s open house on the Airport Strategic Plan tell us one thing: Oliver is progressing (as opposed to digressing). Firstly, the Osoyoos Indian Band has done a commendable job (again) in moving forward in economic development. This band, under Chief Clarence Louie, is not happy unless it’s creating jobs and opportunities for everyone, not just First Nations people. After Desert Canyon Resort, what will the band think of next? By the way, the resort project is going to be huge, with many spin-offs destined for the town and local tourism operators. In many people’s minds, the correctional centre would be the icing on the cake if the band’s application is selected by the province. Yes, prisons have negative connotations attached to them, but they too offer many spin-off benefits to the surrounding community. The Airport Strategic Plan is an ambitious project that, when complete, will definitely put Oliver on the fly-in map. To think Oliver may be involved in the high profile “Wings Over Canada” event next year is quite exciting for a small town. The open house last Thursday gave residents a chance to have their say on how they’d like to see the airport developed. It was also an opportunity to voice their concerns. Some people fear enhancing the airport’s operations will negatively impact their quality of life, specifically their peace and tranquility. They don’t see the airport as being a catalyst for economic development, they see it as noise pollution. This is a fair argument, especially if your back door opens up to the runway. The noise can be quite deafening. Having a helicopter hovering nearby is not music to the ears, and forget about having a conversation when planes do their thing. Let’s hope the consultants have done their homework on this issue. Buffer zones or sound barriers will need to be established before development occurs. Many communities would love to be in a position that Oliver is in, with a promising (yet underutilized) airport and a native band that is constantly moving forward. It’s also encouraging to see the Town chasing a hotel marketing study as one of its top priorities. It’s no secret that Oliver needs a hotel because it’s losing tourism dollars to Osoyoos and Penticton. Don’t worry, it will happen . . . that’s if the OIB doesn’t beat us to it.

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Oliver hospital care top notch Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

As a recent patient, I was in our little Oliver hospital for a few days and had as good care as I did when I was moved to the Kelowna hospital. The care was excellent. I found them ready and willing

to make everything as comforting as possible. Patient comfort was first and formost, and as busy as they were, they all made time for their patients. As for cleanliness, it was tops, so I will champion their cause. Please, no more negativity. I had a heart attack and got exemplary care. Orleen Krebs, Oliver

Big trucks invading 71st Street Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

Eighteen wheelers abound. Tankers, transport and gravel trucks rush by at various speeds. It is not safe to walk on the shoulders of this road, although many seniors attempt it daily at their peril. The road will soon require resurfacing or new pavement. This will be an ongoing expensive maintenance with the constant heavy duty traffic. Is this road Highway 97? No, it is residential 71st Street.

The speed limit of 50 km/h is not adhered to or enforced. There should be a weight limit applied to trucks infiltrating this residential street. We are a neighbourhood of younger families and seniors with a promising new development of golf villas to come. Fronting a truck route will not add to their sales. We need enforcement of unnecessary noise and speed violations. It’s time for gross limit signs followed with enforcement, plus strategically placed speed bumps to slow other vehicle traffic. Gail Prior, Oliver

Newman’s heart set on Honduras Editor, Oliver Chronicle: I owe the electorate an explanation for my decision not to file for another term on town council. It was certainly my intention to do so until recently but health problems this spring sealed the decision for Celia and me. Although I have made a very good recovery, the event reminded me of my limitations and the need to focus on my priorities. World Neighbours Canada, particularly its 20 years of village development work in rural Honduras, remains my most important commitment and where my limited energy can make the most difference. It is not that I do not care deeply about the future of Oliver but that I believe there are others who can serve as usefully in my place. Having written Chronicle editorials for 22 years, it comes naturally to me to offer my personal view on who I would like to see guide the town for the next three years. My first vote will go to Jack Bennest, which may come as a surprise to him but, of the two incumbents, he is by far the most knowledgeable, effective and productive. We may have clashed from time to time but for the most part we have collaborated successfully on many issues. Corinne Janow gets my second vote. I was delighted

by her decision to run because she will bring many skills to the council table. She’s intelligent, articulate and educated. With five years on the Parks and Rec Society and numerous other community involvements, she has served her apprenticeship and is worthy of a council seat. I’ve known Maureen Doerr for decades. If I can make a bad joke on her surname, she is a doer. Mo matches talk with action and can be depended on to tackle rather than avoid the tough decisions with which council is regularly confronted. My final vote will go to Dave Mattes because I think he’ll add a bit of hard-nosed business rigour to the discussion. This would be a council that either mayoralty candidate could work with and a council that will be able to work together. None of them are single-issue candidates and none are promising simple solutions. I think they can be depended on– in a Honduran village expression – to help push the cart. I am very honoured that my community saw fit to elect me three years ago. I hope to remain involved in Oliver’s community affairs for many years to come, but for now I will be found among our many volunteers rather than sitting with the elected officials. Michael Newman, Oliver Letters continued on Pg A9...


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Is ‘Basque-ing’ in peace allPROMOTIONAL too good to be true? DEAL

Neither the Spanish govconcessions. For example, ernment nor the ETA terthe most recent ceasefire rorists were there, but a declaration proposed that conference in the northern a “permanent and genSpanish city of San Sebaseral ceasefire” should be tian recently will probably verified by international lead to the end of ETA’s observers – an obvious atlong and violent campaign tempt to internationalise for Basque independence. what has always until now “We believe it is time to been an internal matter for end, and it is possible to Spain. end, the last armed conSo how do you get these frontation in Europe," said proud and desperate indiformer Irish Prime Minister viduals to give up the fight? Bertie Ahern after the conIt’s all about symbolism, Gwynne Dyer ference. which is why so many inAmong the other guests ternational leaders and exwas Gerry Adams, once the spokesman of leaders came to San Sebastian last weekend Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Provi- to appeal to ETA to make a public declasional Irish Republican Army, which fought ration of the "definitive cessation of all its own 28-year war for the separation of armed action". Northern Ireland from the United KingIf all those important international figdom. ures beg it to stop, maybe it can graciously Former United Nations Secretary-Gener- concede at last. al Kofi Annan was also there, together with That was the theory behind the confera number of other luminaries. The aim was ence, which was also attended by many to give ETA an excuse to come in from the local politicians including radical Basque cold. nationalists. ETA has probably already When ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna – agreed in private to respond favourably to Basque Homeland and Liberty) began its their plea – these events are generally chocampaign in 1959, Spain was ruled by a reographed in advance. Its declaration of a dictator, Francisco Franco, and the Basques definitive and unconditional ceasefire may were an oppressed people. come as soon as this week. Half a century and 850 killings later, It will then be up to Basque nationalists Spain is a democracy and the Basques are to continue their struggle for a separate free and prosperous. state by non-violent means, and they are That wasn’t ETA’s doing at all, but it’s likely to find that hard. Only about half the hard for ETA’s militants to admit that all population of Spain’s four Basque provinces the killings and all their sacrifices were un- is actually descended from ethnic Basques necessary and irrelevant. (the rest are Spanish incomers and their Most of the militants are ready to quite descendants), and less than a quarter of the now: they haven’t killed anybody for over population can actually speak Basque. two years. But in the past there were alNor do they have much to complain ways some ETA members who were deter- about. The Basque provinces have the mined to carry on the war. highest per capita income of any region of ETA has declared 10 ceasefires in the Spain, and more autonomy than any other past 30 years, and broken nine of them with region. terrorist attacks. Why should the one it deIndeed, provided that they remained clared last January be any different? part of the European Union (which the The Spanish government, wary of be- nationalists swear that they would), then ing fooled again, greeted this year’s offer full “independence” would not really give with deep suspicion, but some important them much more freedom of action than things have changed. Popular support for they have now. Herri Batasuna, ETA’s political wing, had The Basques are an ancient people with a dwindled to around ten percent of the vote language almost nobody else understands, before the party was finally banned as a and it is a pity that European history did terrorist front in 2002. not give them a separate state. But it didn’t, Moreover, the Basque-speaking prov- and it is very unlikely that a majority of the inces on the other side of the frontier, in population in the Basque provinces would south-western France, are no longer a safe now vote for independence if there were a haven for ETA’s militants. referendum on the subject. France used to leave them alone in order It’s rather like the situation of the to avoid attacks on French territory, but for French-speaking majority in Quebec (apart more than a decade now Paris has cooper- from the history of fascist repression and ated closely with Madrid in hunting them the 850 dead, of course). down. Few Quebec francophones love the CanaThe results have been startlingly suc- dian federal government, but it doesn’t do cessful. ETA is on its sixth leader in three them any harm. They run their own show, years, the previous five having been ar- they are prosperous, and who knows what rested one after another by the Spanish or problems independence might bring? So in French police. The organization is obvious- two referendums fifteen years apart (1980 ly riddled with informants, and it is clearly and 1995), they voted no to independence. time to give up the fight. Spain should probably allow a referenBut ETA’s members still have their pride, dum, but the war will end soon whether and so every ceasefire offer they make Madrid promises that or not. So it almost is hedged with demands for face-saving certainly won’t.

Dog seller fined at border Contributed To the Chronicle Undervaluing items or animals at the port of Osoyoos can result in a fine. This is what a Washington State resident learned when she was seeking entry at Os-

oyoos with five dogs, which she was planning to sell in BC. She initially declared the value of each animal at $50, however, after further investigation, officers discovered the true value of each dog was $500. The dogs were seized for under-valuation but were returned after a fine was paid.

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Don’t change address yet The Town of Oliver is urging residents not to change their addresses yet. Despite underlined and bold-type instructions, some people are sending out mailing address change notices. Not so fast! Residents will be notified by Canada Post when this change will take effect. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said his contact at Canada Post informs him that the Oliver post office has been receiving mail addressed to the new street address for several residents . . . who apparently did not read the letter sent out by the Town.


Pat Hampson for a Mayor who:

• Will continue to support the “Measuring Up” initiative to make Oliver an “Age Friendly and Accessible” town. • Will ensure that “Age Friendly Initiatives” are included in the Official Community Plan. • Will continue to support the new Restorative Justice program. • Will NOT make promises he cannot keep.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL BORROWING BYLAW This November, Oliver Voters are being asked to consider giving approval to the Town of Oliver to borrow up to $2.5 million to fund three transportation projects: 1. Reconstruction of Fairview Road from Highway 97 to 103rd Street. 2. Construction of a new sidewalk along the north side of Fairview Road from 107th Street to 119th Street. 3. Construction of a paved pathway on the east river dyke from the Fairview Road Bridge to Vertical Drop Structure 13. Some details of the above projects were provided in a flyer recently distributed with the October municipal water bills. For further information, all Town of Oliver voters are invited to drop in at a public open house to be held on: Thursday, October 27th, 2011 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM Oliver Elks Hall 9725 – 360th Avenue Here you will have a chance to see proposed designs for the three projects, along with several “before and after” pictures of Fairview Road and the proposed work on this corridor. Members of Town Council, municipal staff and Town’s engineering consultant will be on hand to answer questions about the projects along with the costs and impact on local property taxes, should the borrowing be approved. PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

Szalay said residents should continue to use their old mailing address until they are told to do otherwise by Canada Post. At that time they will be supplied postage paid address change notices. “This is very important, because in addition to risking not receiving their mail, sending out address change notices at this time will not be correct because postal codes for current rural route addresses will also be changing as Canada Post converts to using the new civic addresses for former rural route mail delivery,” Szalay said.

RDOS step closer adopting big smoke control bylaw Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

For the good of people’s health and the environment, the regional district is taking another step closer to adopting a smoke control bylaw. The board recently gave three readings to the bylaw, with a recommendation that a $10,000 grant from the province be used to cover the costs of enforcement. The Smoke Control Regulatory Bylaw will apply to areas inside fire department service boundaries, including Willowbrook. Currently, the bylaw doesn’t apply to Area C, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Forests. The Town of Oliver has its own burning regulations, which prohibits all outdoor burning. But it has been asked to consider accepting the draft bylaw by the RDOS, which Mayor Pat Hampson supports. “We have to set an example . . . we’re in the dark ages as far as smoke control is concerned.” He noted that particulate matter from smoke can cause respiratory illness and death. But Oliver orchardist and water councillor Rick Machial said the RDOS bylaw sounds like more regulations that people don’t need. “Every time I hear the word ‘bylaw,’ there’s more regulations. If it means restricting the burning of prunings, that’s a bad idea,” he said. But the bylaw does not prohibit burning, it only encourages responsible burning to protect human health, said RDOS Public Works Manager Doug French. He noted that particulate found in smoke has been identified in the BC Air Action Plan as a serious health concern, and is one of the two most serious air pollutants in BC. Ground level ozone is the second, he pointed out. But the Town of Oliver is unsure how the bylaw would actually impact the municipality. So council invited an RDOS representative on Monday to explain the bylaw before it accepts or rejects it. Hampson said he believes the Town can enforce the bylaw within its boundaries. The proposed bylaw is complaint-driven and encourages responsible burning by reducing smoke levels from home heating and open burning. It addresses outdoor boilers so only EPA-certified wood heating appliances are installed indoors or outdoors. It prohibits the burning of garbage and other prohibited materials, and exempts any outdoor unit used for cooking and/or campfires, as long as they do not cause a nuisance. French said the Town of Oliver and Osoyoos expressed a need for such a bylaw to protect the health of its citizens. “They expressed the need to have a means to encourage responsible burning by residents utilizing a wood stove or conducting outdoor burns.”

French said the district of Houston, BC has taken a bigger step by requiring that all non-certified wood burning appliances be removed and replaced with certified stoves by the end of December. French noted there is a $10,000 provincial grant sitting in the RDOS air quality budget. Staff estimate that $10,000 will cover enforcement for the rest of 2011 to the end of 2013 or longer. Because smoke pollutants can travel several hundred miles before settling, a smoke control bylaw would benefit everyone living in the RDOS, French said. But Machial said regulations are already in place that restrict when people can burn in relation to the venting index. The orchardist said not every grower can chip their agricultural waste, so they have to burn it; an age old practice that was used to get rid of pests and disease. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said the proposed bylaw would provide minimal benefit unless it applies across the entire RDOS, not just fire protection areas, which form a small fraction of the land base. “Smoke knows no boundaries,” he said. Area C director Allan Patton confirmed the bylaw does not apply to rural Oliver yet, noting it would require a new motion before the area is covered under the proposal. “I think the bylaw is essential,” Patton said, noting he would like to see it apply to Area C. The director said the RDOS doesn’t have the jurisdiction or the ability to legislate farmers not to burn. “We can’t tell farmers they can’t burn, but we can set criteria on how they burn so they don’t produce a lot of smoke.” Patton stated the RDOS will do its own enforcement of the bylaw, noting fire departments won’t be burdened with this responsibility. The proposed bylaw would require property owners to eliminate or reduce contaminating the atmosphere through the emission of smoke, dust, gas, sparks, ash, soot, cinders and fumes. Permitted burning materials include untreated wood, prunings, branches, tree trunks, stumps or other vegetation. Permitted wood burning appliance fuels include seasoned untreated wood with a moisture content of 20 per cent or less, or manufactured products such as wood pellets and fuel logs. Prohibited burning materials include: plastics, tires, drywall, demolition waste, domestic waste, treated lumber, railway ties, rubber, and tar paper. Under the bylaw, nobody will be allowed to cause or permit smoke by burning with the use of a burning barrel or similar device. Anyone conducting open burning must maintain a substantially “smokeless” fire and cannot create a smoke nuisance. Similarly, campfires must not cause a smoke nuisance, and only dry and seasoned wood can be burned.

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Dodging the full moon and other grape harvest obstacles in Oliver Wendy Johnson Special to the Chronicle Tim Martiniuk of Stoneboat Vineyards on Orchard Grove Lane off Black Sage Road calls this grape harvest an exciting one. Walter Gehringer of Gehringer Brothers on Road 8 on the Golden Mile says he is seeing good sugars, a nice acid balance, great pHs and neat fruit flavours. Last June no one thought they would be using such adjectives to describe the 2011 wine grape harvest. Hampered by a late start coupled with a reluctant summer that seemed willing to let spring take an extended lease into fall, growers on the east and west benches of Oliver felt they were fated to have a completely forgettable year. But somewhere along the line the season had a timely attack of the guilts and poured on the sun and heat, which coaxed the berries into playing catch-up and then gave them the incentive to thrive. Martiniuk agreed that harvest is later this year but it is in progress. “We’ve taken off several Germanic varietals like Schonburger,” he said, adding they would be in full swing this week, picking through to the end of October weather permitting. And some grapes like their Pinotage will be the last ones to feel a picker’s gloved tug. “The phenolic (flavour) ripeness is coming along really well in all the varietals. We could have picked a bit earlier perhaps, but we think that if we wait a little longer we’re going to get maximum flavour, because they are looking really really nice.” Nevertheless, the tardy summer did influence the outcome, as did the week of rain earlier this fall, which set grapes back several days while they shed the accumulated moisture. “The season wasn’t what we had hoped for so the sugar levels are not coming along as quickly as we’re used to,” Martiniuk noted. “However, the acid levels are actually somewhat normal compared to last year so our sugar and acid balance is looking great. “And for the whites this year we are going to have lower alcohols because of the lower sugars. For us this is quite exciting because then you make a more delicate wine and with good acids as well, it will make them fresher.” For example, this year instead of a 14 per cent alcohol in their Pinot Gris, Martiniuk estimated it would be closer to the 12 per cent range, reflecting the lower brix numbers. He is equally optimistic about their reds, noting the acids are a bit higher in those varieties, a finding that will lead to better freshness in the finished product as well. “Their flavours are developing well too because everything is getting a longer hang time. We’ve got what we need now but it is always nice to let things hang a little longer. That would be wonderful.” Over on the Golden Mile Gehringer is relieved the area’s grape growers came through October’s full moon

Proudly Serving The South Okanagan Since 1974 period unscathed. While beautiful to observe as it rises, the moon’s full phase often heralds the onset of damaging frosts so growers watched its nightly passage with one eye on the thermometer. Gehringer likened it to a game of nerves waiting to see if the meteorologists would be accurate in their frost predictions. Fortunately they weren’t. “Now we are still enjoying an extended season at this point, which is a requirement for the later varieties.” Petra Gehringer and his brother Gordon have already harvestWe’re More Than Just A Paint Store! ed most of their early white varieties like Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser and Sauvignon Blanc, although they are still waiting to bring in their Riesling and some Chardonnay. To err is human. But to have a word processor that lets you correct things “Once we get those last two varieties in, the whites will without an eraser is divine. be done,” Walter continued, adding that the reds like Pinot Live so that you can at least get the benefit of a doubt. Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will Some years ago, an automotive engineer was asked to envision the car of follow next. the 2010’s. He said, “I envision it as still not paid for by 2020.“ “So we are doing well. What is fermenting in the tanks Let’s face it – we’ll never really crack down on air pollution until it so far has real good fruit structure so we are looking at interferes with our TV reception. good material, which is a little amazing because we’re not Cast not thy bread upon the waters. It will only get soggy. picking that much later for a lot of stuff that is in already— No matter how you slice it, you’re sure to find what you are looking for at: considering how late the season was in starting.” He pointed out that although his own black currant crop was a month late, the same didn’t hold true for the GehALBERTO’S DECORATING CENTRE ringers’ grapes. See us for the super service you deserve “So somewhere in there we made up for the slow start 35628 - 97th Street, Oliver, BC • 250.498.4215 miraculously.” Still it was a season marked by second-guessing, a time • period that played with growers’ peace of mind on more than one occasion. That recent wet week was a case in point but for Oliver area SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 53 (OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN) vineyards this time, the rain was more of a tease NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING than a torrent. “We were concerned PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Oliver Trustee Electoral because everybody evArea Of School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) that an election by voting erywhere else was getting soaked and we were is necessary to elect two (2) school trustees for a three-year term, and that the thinking oohhh this could persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: be a problem. And I can’t believe we were given this SCHOOL TRUSTEE – Two (2) to be elected break” But growers know they Surname Usual Names Jurisdiction of Residence aren’t out of the woods yet where the late varieties are CATTERMOLE Martin Oliver BC concerned, nevertheless EDWARDS Tamela Oliver BC they remain confident. Even the next full moon HUNT Tracy Oliver BC is unlikely to be a threat; ZANDEE Rob Oliver BC it isn’t scheduled until November 10 and everything should be off the vines by VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS then. GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen), Oliver Trustee Electoral Area, on: Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Oliver Community Centre, 36003 79th Street, Oliver, BC Elector registration (for voting day only registration): There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the Oliver Trustee Electoral Area for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

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Local vinters are heaping praise on the grape harvest this season, while others are looking forward to next year’s Festival of the Grape in Oliver. Here, stompers get busy during the grape stomp competition.

Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the property owners. ADVANCE VOTING will be open at the Oliver Community Centre – Meeting Room #2, 36003 79th Street, Oliver, BC on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Chief Election Officer

A8 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Strike affecting local schools

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Some teachers are getting “frustrated” that little progress has been made in bargaining talks, but they continue to “hold the course” in their strike action. So said local teachers’ union president Ron Rachinski. “It’s still relatively early (in the strike that began on September 6). We have to be patient and let the process move on.” The BC Teachers’ Federation is trying to secure a new contract, with calls for salary and benefit improvements to match those offered in other provinces. They also want improved teaching and learning conditions. Class sizes and composition are additional concerns they want addressed. Rachinski said not a lot of progress has been made in local bargaining, noting a split of issues at the provincial table has stalled the process. Educators in the South Okanagan/Similkameen are still “teaching only” during the strike. They are not performing any administrative duties, such as submitting report cards. In addition, they are not supervising students before and after school, and during recess. These duties are being performed by principals and vice-principals. But Rachinski stressed that teachers are still communicating with parents about their child’s progress. This in-

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teraction is welcomed, especially when it involves children at risk. While no school-based report cards will be submitted, teachers are available to give anecdotal or written reports to parents, Rachinski pointed out. The union president said people may have the impression that teachers are doing less work now because of the strike. But he noted that teachers are very busy preparing for classes and marking student papers. “You don’t see teachers sitting back with their feet up, saying ‘Hey, we don’t have to supervise.’ They’re working as hard as ever.” Rachinski said he has talked to a lot of people who support teachers in their cause and tell them to “keep up the good fight.” Rachinski said there has been no talk yet about ramping up strike action. Superintendent of Schools Bev Young said provincial bargaining is proceeding at a snail’s pace with both sides still discussing the split of issues despite an arbitrator’s ruling. Young said parent-teacher interviews have already been affected, and report cards are going to approach quickly. She noted the Labour Relations Board has ruled that teachers need not complete report cards under the essential services legislation. “Local teachers, however, understand that they still need to communicate with parents and are doing so in a variety of different ways.” Young said Rachinski has assured her that his message to teachers is to continue to contact home for all students, and particularly with parents of students whom they have any concern. “As a new superintendent to the district I certainly am disappointed that I am unable to meet with teachers to review programs, curriculum, goals and district directions but that will come in time.” She said administrators are managing duty with the assistance of exempt staff and I have not heard too many complaints. “I am sure, however, that it is taking its toll in that they are not readily available to meet with parents or teachers who wish to speak with them before or after school.” Teachers are not completing or submitting forms to administration on a variety of tasks. This is causing some confusion and extra burden, but in most cases they are working this out, Young said.

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of Electoral Area ‘C’ (Oliver

Rural) on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location - Oliver Community Centre – 36003 – 79th Street, Oliver, BC

Advance Voting any qualified elector may vote at an advance opportunity, November 9, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, at the following location:

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...Letters continued from Pg A4

Get ready for nightmare Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

I moved to Oliver 30 years ago and in that time my street address is changing to its third address. Would be interesting to know who came up with this costly idea. Monies are very much needed to build our secondary school, which should at the moment be number one on the agenda. When the last mayor and council were

elected, there was no mentioning of changing street numbers to names. The post office is not interested if the street addresses are numbers or names. Changing street addresses will be a nightmare for the fire department volunteers, police and paramedics. Don’t forget taxi drivers. Barry Paquette, Oliver

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Enough of the modifying Editor, Oliver Chronicle:

Thank God for people like Allan Patton and Joe Sardinha for calling loudly for designating the RDOS as a GE-free zone, and for Wendy Johnson's excellent articles highlighting that and other GE problems beginning with the great interview with Lucy Sharratt from the CBAN (Canadian Biotechnology Action Network) on ongoing efforts to democratize the whole issue of genetic engineering. Too much already! No, no, and no to Enviropig, non-browning apples, GE alfalfa, terminator seeds and all the other “brilliant” genetic modifications of nature pursued without any consultations with the public, whose health

is put at risk through ignorance of future results, and whose pocketbook is abused by governments for research into ridiculous projects at best and insane ones at worst, because somebody greedy or egomaniacal is calling the profit shots and never asks us whether we want or even need . . . whatever. Come on! Do you really want to bite into a bruised apple whose damage doesn't show because it has not browned? Do you really want a handful of people holding patents, patents, for God's sake, on seeds for any kind of food source? For heaven's sake, let's get reconnected with nature. Anna Vakar, Oliver

Smart meters not so smart Editor, Oliver Chronicle: There are letters I cannot resist writing. Our family of Dave and Georgiana Evans and grandfather Patenaude arrived in Oliver in 1926. We have seen and lived the growth, and I agree with Allan Patton and Joe Sardinha that our agricultural lands should be kept free from the scientific playing with genetic engineering of our foods. Yes! Our life was our farm until the trees became productive. Imagine a great juicy watermelon with black seeds, juicy, juicy and such flavour, or an apple with no brown centres when split or rose scented. One could go on and on. The smart meters replacing the old standards - well you are getting them. Letters were written, you could have read them. The Canadian Health Commissin are against these as they are a health hazard, so

w has our government and BC Hydro inwhy sisted on $90 million and Telus quoting $40 million - so anxious comparing them with cell phones, microwave ovens and all those gadgets we can hold in our hands. Well, you do not have to use them but smart meters are a constant. The fact it will cost you less in electricity has been proven wrong. Our health system is strained enough. Let us not give the present government the right to abandon the health program even more. The Alive Magazine (issue of July 2011) has three pages (59-61) explaining quite thoroughly the electromagnetic field. The fact that government and science are playing with the natural field could be our undoing. Agnes Sutherland, Oliver

Water metering system too much of a financial burden Editor, Oliver Chronicle: Well, we are at our three quarter billing period for our wonderful new water metering system. Here’s a few statistics according to our household: In 2010 we paid $307 water usuage on our taxes; so far we have paid $160 usuage and for the next quarter (estimated), even if it is $40, that would total $200 for the 2011 year. That’s over $100 less and savings for us, yeah! Not so. In addition for paying the water usuage (which I think we conserved quite well), we also pay our lovely base rate charges which will total $125 for the year. Now we are paying a total of $325 for a full year, $118 more than what we paid in 2010, and that is with cutting back on water which we managed to do.

With the first quarter billing the Town sent along a pamphlet breaking down what the basic rates were: Insurance - whose and insuring what? (This should already be covered by our taxes.) Labour - if this was outsourced why wasn’t there a contingency set aside from all the taxes collected? Debt repayment - again, this should have been part of funds put aside from tax collections. Billing costs - if these billing costs reflect Town employees, do they not get paid a salary to do this work already? I hope that we won’t start getting billed a fee to receive our tax notice as well. I once overheard a candidate say, “To get voted in, tell people what they want to hear then worry about it later.” Oliver, be careful who you vote for, but vote. Wayne Russell, Oliver

2012 WATER & SEWER BUDGET DELIBERATIONS The Town of Oliver is providing an opportunity for the residents of Oliver to attend preliminary water and sewer budget deliberations at a special open meeting of Council to be held in the Council Chambers located at 35041 99th Street at 4:00 pm on October 26, 2011. David Svetlichny, CA Chief Financial Office PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

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Covert Farms Organics hosts Halloween bash Shelly Covert Special to the Chronicle Come join the Halloween fun for all ages. This Saturday, October 29th Covert Farms Organics is hosting the first annual Halloween bash. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the South Okanagan Children’s Chari-

ties. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. You can begin your day with a farm tour, travel through the decorated but not yet haunted corn maze, bounce on the jumping pillow and then head off for a game of mini golf. The fun is not over yet, there is still time to race a duck to the finish line and enter

the bouncy ball derby. You must be ready to quench your thirst and fill your belly by now. There will be organic hotdogs and smokies for sale as well as homemade chili, fresh caramel apples, yummy pumpkin muffins, Halloween cookies, hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Still not tired out? It’s time to roast a marshmallow over one of the three covered fire pits, and what’s a marshmallow without a graham cracker and some yummy chocolate, voila . . . a smore. Well, now that you are finished all your activities it’s time to trick or treat (don’t forget to bring your trick or treat bag). It’s 6 p.m. and the sun is going down; time to nestle up under the tent with the nice warm heaters and watch some Halloween classics on the outdoor movie screen . . . Charlie Brown awaits us. And for you not so faint of heart the fun is just beginning . . . if you dare you may enter the haunted maze - be prepared to be scared and bring a flash light. Food will be available for purchase on-site. This is a charitable event, so please no picnic dinners. Please don’t forget to wear your costume!

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Mines Act Notice of Proposed Sand And Gravel Take notice that MIKE KOZMENKO, DIRECTOR of 0817028 B.C. Ltd has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293 a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed SAND AND GRAVEL located at: Lot 3, Plan 29532 DL 10395, 24505 Portion Lot 30 B SDYD, 38042 Hwy 97. Any persons affected by or interested in this program is invited to a meeting taking place 7:00 - 9:00 pm, November 2/11 at the Oliver Community Hall. Yours truly, Mike Kozmenko

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Public Works employees Cole Wilson (left) and Steve Nemeth repair the stone walkway in Kiwanis Park, where tree roots had caused the stones to lift. Meanwhile, the Town of Oliver has identified other priorities this year and beyond.

Hotel study, sewer agreements top priorities for Town of Oliver Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Getting a hotel and negotiating sewer agreements with the Osoyoos Indian Band and Vincor are top priorities for the Town of Oliver. Council recently passed a motion to accept the strategic planning report on priorities and the recommendations therein. Council reviewed the status of 17 in-progress projects as well as ones that must be undertaken as part of contractual obligations. Outstanding projects from May of 2011 were discussed, with the addition of four new items – sewer agreements with OIB and Vincor, hotel market study, downtown street lighting replacement, and street lighting conversion to LED. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said the projects rated most important right now are the sewer agreements and hotel feasibility study. “As demonstrated by the lengthy list of outstanding items, staff capacity to take on new items is currently very limited,” Szalay said. Therefore, council will continue working on projects already in progress. Other items will only be addressed as time permits, he pointed out. The sewer agreements are necessary to address capacity concerns and future development at Desert Canyon Resort on OIB lands. The following items are included as in-progress projects: Development servicing bylaw, zoning bylaw re-write, civic address changes, water metering, Airport Strategic Plan, road construction referendum, KVR land sales, cemetery business plan, growth boundaries, municipal election, collective bargaining with CUPE, bylaw adjudication system, tree removal/replacement policy, greenhouse gas reduc-

tion, trail networks enhancement, and youth centre service contract. The following are corporate priority projects rated by council: sewer service agreements, hotel market study, street light replacement, museum/archives lease agreements, street light change to LED, urban growth boundaries, boulevard maintenance requirements, BC Seniors Games bid, and wine village marketing. Under the hotel study, the Town hopes to obtain proposals and present to council for 2012 budget consideration. Although the wine village did not receive any points in the ranking, the Town hopes to seek proposals from private firms for marketing Wine Village lands on a commission basis. Under boulevard maintenance (no points in ranking), the Town plans to review current requirements for maintenance and consider relaxation options for boulevards over a certain percentage of adjacent lot area. Under the sewer service agreements, the Town wants to consolidate old municipal and SOLID water bylaws, provide new regulations for water meters, and incorporate enforcement measures. Corporate issues currently on hold are wildlife control, economic development service levels and delivery, water matters (conservation, quantity, quality, irrigation metering, etc.), economic instability and cost containment, and the Black Sage Road/362 intersection project.

Weavers set for fibre festival The Desert Sage Weavers and Spinners Guild is gearing up for the second annual “Slow” Fibre Festival in Penticton this Saturday, Oct. 29. It will be held at the seniors centre on South Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be a vendor’s market where many fibre artists will sell their quality, hand-crafted products and yarns. There will also be demonstrations on spinning and weaving, and a wearable fashion show at 2 p.m.

Partial Proceeds to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity and sponsored by Sunfm.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 3-8 PM Come Dressed in Costume Trick or Treating Farm Tours Outdoor Movie Hotdogs & Smokies, Smores Other Activities: Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Duck Race, Spiderweb $5.00 + hst includes: Maze, Movie, Farm tour and other activities. Market deli open with healthy snacks and beverages. Halloween Maze for young kids 3-5 pm. Haunted Maze and kids movie 6-8 pm. **Bring a flashlight, trick or treat bag and a chair or blanket to sit on.** For more info call 250.498.2824 Tickets available at our Market (open daily 9-5 till Oct. 31) or online

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK # 51 - Cole Davis Position: Forward Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 185 lbs. Shoots: Right Date of Birth: June 9th, 1993 Home Town: Keller, TX Previous Team: Texas Junior Brahmas (WSHL - Junior “A”)

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Cole Davis brings a real edge to the club. Every time he steps on the ice, you know you’re getting his full effort. He is a tenacious forechecker, who makes opposing defencemen pay the price whenever they touch the puck. Cole is the type of player, both on and off the ice, who you really learn to appreciate. He’s able to crack up the guys with his keen sense of humour, plus, get them focused through his work ethic. He is also the first one to offer his assistance when it comes to volunteer work within the community. Cole is someone who everyone loves to have on their side, knowing he would always back his teammate(s) should a situation arise.


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The past weekend resulted in two very good and rewarding games. We first played host to the Princeton Posse. This was a hard fought win, with everyone chipping in during a very controlled outing. The next night saw us travel up the valley to play the Kelowna Chiefs. This game had us down a few key players as Dexter Dancs was with the Penticton Vees and Josh Gray playing for the Prince George Spruce Kings in Westside. We were also without the services of Forward Thierry Martine (upper body injury), as well as Defencemen Jeremy Kaunisto (strep throat) and Robson Cramer, who was serving the first of a three game suspension. Regardless, we were able to put together a strong defensive effort, combined with some potent offensive flurries. To help out on the back end, we brought up local affiliate, Defenceman Tyler Holz. Tyler was admittedly nervous and a little tentative to start, but was able to settle down and do a good job when called upon. The team is making huge strides in the defensive zone and we’re getting stronger every week. 2405 Skaha Lake Road 250.493.1107 • 1.888.493.1107

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The Oliver DUC Chapter would like to thank our donors and sponsors who contributed to our 24th Annual DUC Banquet and Fundraiser Event: Arbonne: Michelle Bell-Scanlon Best Dam Sports Bar Beyond Bliss Esthetics Bill Matthews Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Ltd. Country Wines Dave Mattes David K Doman Desert Hills Estate Winery Inc. Eastside Grocery Ellcar Ventures Elm Tree Farms B & B Fairview Cellars Fairview Mountain Golf Club Garry Dawson Gerard’s Equipment Golden Mile Fruit Market Granny Quintal Hair Friends Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards Inc. Interior Ready-Mix Ltd. Jeff Nice & Family Josh Tomlin K & K Construction Kevin Tomlin Kevin Van Kalkeren Kim’s Farm LEAP Coaching Lil Matthews Mark Mattes Marsel & Son Trucking Matt Zeeman Mike Roman Mitchell Matthews Nathan Goltz

NK’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course NK’Mip Cellars NK’Mip Desert & Heritage Centre Nu Beginnings Hair Design Okanagan Car Wash Oliver Brake & Muffler Oliver Buy-Low Foods Oliver Car & Truck Sales Oliver Chronicle Oliver Lakeside Resort Oliver Lordco Parts Ltd. Oliver Parks & Recreation Oliver Pharmasave Oliver Printing Oliver Supervalu Olivier Combret Osoyoos OK Tire Pasta Factory Penticton $ $ Super Store Pronex Air Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery ReMax Wine Country Realty - Matt Lewis Rhonda Bruce-Mattes River Stone Estate Winery Robert Goltz Russ Newstead Sandy Boblin Sherry Linn Silver Sage Winery Sonora Dunes Golf Course Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa Steve Parker Sundance Video Sweetgrass Therapeutic Massage Tabbie Janzen

Target Land Surveying Tru Building Centre Tulips In Bloom Unit Electrical Engineering Ltd. Walnut Beach Resort Watchel Plumbing Ltd. Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Woody’s Glass Shop

Special Thanks To: Auctioneer: Doug Street Caterers: Azorean Catering Race Car & Decorations: Mike Kirs & Mike’s Automotive Services Ride Home Service: Sonya Schafer of Schafer Buses & RnR Rentals Committee: Bill & Lil Matthews Cathy Gale Jarrod Tomlin Joe Tosczak Karen Weichel Kevin & Corinne Tomlin Lisa Collins Norm & Hertha Tosczak Rhonda Bruce-Mattes Ross & Tabbie Janzen Sherry Linn Tanya Walsh

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NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCRUTINEERS ROAD REFERENDUM - OTHER VOTING On Saturday, November 19, 2011, qualified electors within the Town of Oliver will be voting on the following question: “Do you approve Council of the Town of Oliver adopting Road Capital Loan Authorization Bylaw 1302, which will authorize Council to borrow a sum not to exceed $2,500,000 for the reconstruction of roads and construction of new sidewalks and walkways including planning, studying, designing and construction within the boundaries of the Town of Oliver for the following projects: re-construction of 350th Avenue (Hwy 97 to 103rd Street), sidewalk construction on 350th Avenue (107th Street to 119th Street) and construction of a walkway on east side of the Okanagan River (350th Avenue to approximately 1.3 km north). Yes or No?” Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. One scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question will be appointed for each voting place if sufficient applications are received. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the office of the:

during the period:

Town of Oliver 35016-97th Street, Oliver BC 9:00 am, Thursday, October 26, 2011 to 4:00 pm, Monday, November 4, 2011

Applications will only be received during regular office days and hours during this period. Application forms are available at the Town of Oliver, 35016-97th Street, Oliver BC or on our website at Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making an application by contacting the following persons at the Town of Oliver: Heather Piotz, Chief Election Officer (250) 485-6208 Linda Schultz, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 485-6219 Heather Piotz Chief Election Officer PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

Bennest running again (The following is an interview with incumbent Jack Bennest, who is seeking reelection in the Town of Oliver.)

Q: What compelled you to run for council for another term? Do you feel you have unfinished business? A: I like local government. I believe the people have shown their trust in me. There are a number of projects that I would like to see completed – airport plan and water twinning are just two. I want to see the full potential of new jobs at Southwinds Crossing, Oliver Place Mall and downtown. In all our discussions we have looked at how our decisions can make it easier for business to get going and help the recovery. That is quite evident in the new mall, Transwest Helicopters and industrial subdivisions. Q: How are you involved in the community (other than council)? A: I still work part-time as a community worker with clients. I own and operate a small business and I help out doing the books for my strata and the Oliver Community Arts Council. I serve on the Okanagan Regional Library board in Kelowna and on the local parks board. As Area C director Patton can attest – I work closely with him, his APC and the joint functions in rural government. Q: What local issues do you feel strongly about and why? A: One local issue is knowledge and how best to let people know what is going on. That way is on the Internet and I hope in the next term to bring to Oliver the best municipal website possible that allows more accessible information and some sort of interface with the owners – the taxpayers for purposes of voting and letting us know what kind of job the Town is doing. I want to see the school rebuilt complete with a modern performing arts centre that will become a draw as the Frank Venables Auditorium was in the past. We must do more to help rebuild the downtown area and I have plans to rejuvenate Centennial Park if re-elected. What we need is more citizen participation but at the same time – those elected must take an active role in knowing and supervising where the money goes in our town budget and all the areas funded by local taxpayers including library, parks, heritage, tourism and others. Q: What change, if any, would you like to see in Oliver? A: I like Oliver and I want it to retain its old flavour, but it needs some added zest that attracts businesses, jobs and employment. Q: What benefit (or asset) can you continue to offer on council? A: I am approachable, I ask a lot of questions of staff and consultants – I want the people to know what I know. Q: Do you support locating a prison on OIB lands? A: A well-run provincial institution will

bring income, jobs and stability to our housing market. The concept of the prison in the South Okanagan has brought out the best in cooperation between OIB, towns of Oliver and Osoyoos and both rural areas. It should be built here. Q: What is your pet peeve in the community? A: Knowledge – we all need to learn more about how our local and regional governments do business and where the money goes. The opposite of peeve is bouquets and I want to give a big one to our fine team of Oliver volunteers and the Communities in Bloom group. Thank you for that energy. Q: Affordable housing in Oliver still seems to be elusive. Is there anything you can do about that? A: Affordable for whom? Oliver has more social housing than most communities our size. The market determines housing prices and if you try to interfere with the market you may not get far. There are inexpensive homes available with no restrictions right now. No demand at the moment. We have offered free land but ultimately the potential owner wants that equity gain and doesn’t like the idea of returning it to the next owner. Q: A genie just granted you one wish for the community. What would it be? A: A hotel so people don’t have to stay in Penticton or Osoyoos. We have great motels and B&Bs - I think a lot of things can be done until a hotel arrives and council is conducting a market survey to attract a hotel and land is zoned for quick approval of a project. A hotel here is only driven by the desire of investment from a business group seeing a return on investment. Not an easy task in a soft market. Q: Why should people vote for you again? A: I believe the people of Oliver always make good decisions while marking their ballots. I trust them. I hope they trust me. I have the community of Oliver close to my heart.

Jack Bennest

Gleaners sock drive underway to help orphans in Romania Contributed To the Chronicle It’s time to roll out the barrels for the Okanagan Gleaners annual Sock Drive. Although it’s called a “sock drive,” Gleaners collect all items of children’s clothing for orphanages in Romania. The group welcomes donations of new items, both store-bought and hand knitted - including scarves, toques, sweaters, mittens, underwear, sock, and even blankets. Barrels will be in place from October 28 until November 28 at the Valley First Credit

Union in the Oliver Place Mall, as well as the Alliance Church, Park Drive Pentecostal, Living Way Christian Centre, and Valley Congregational Church. There are also barrels at IGA in Okanagan Falls, and Stedman’s V&S in Osoyoos. This clothing collection is in addition to the Okanagan Gleaners year-long volunteer work to preserve fruit and vegetables for donation to hungry people around the world. This past summer many groups visited the Gleaners to donate their time to help in this worthy cause.

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Sagebrushers complete mural and invite all to its celebration Sally Franks Special to the Chronicle The Oliver Sagebrushers (Art Club) invite you to attend the celebration of the completion of the mural on Field's wall. This has been a worthwhile, exciting project taken on by the Sagebrushers. The Sagebrushers wish to enhance our lovely town with the mural representing the highlights of our area. The project was spearheaded by Alberto and Tracy of Alberto's with their “Paint the Town” project. The Downtown Enhancement Association's project manager, Laurena Weninger, approached the Sagebrushers asking them to paint mural panels for the empty store windows. The panels were completed, and presented in five store windows. Four stores were rented in a very short time with the results being that the mural panels are stored in Alberto's waiting for a new home. Laurena proposed a meeting between Mr. Barata, owner of the Field's building and Sally Franks, president of the Sagebrushers. The result was an agreement to have a mural painted on the south facing wall of the building. Plans were drawn up by the Sagebrusher committee to meet the acceptance of Mr. Barata, the Town of Oliver liason Marji Basso, and the Sagebrushers members. Leza Macdonald, the project manager, has been most inspirational with her renderings for the mural. Marion Trimble drew up the plans for the orchards and vineyards. Cameron Ogilvie's expertise has been awesome. So the project began. It was spread out as day jobs took priority for some of the artists. The heat of the summer saw the crew out at 6 a.m. Later the start time was 7, then 7.30 and finally 8 a.m. The group painted early as to not inconvenience the shoppers. A small crew has completed the mural with input from the oldest Sagebrusher, Agnes Sutherland at 94. The

youngest artist of four years old and one child involved. The crew put in 196 hours. Leza Macdonald, Sally Franks, Cameron Olgivie, Marilyn Marsel, Patti Gebbie, Leo Pedersen, Cathy Birwhistle, and Suzi Guerin. Mayor Hampson and Councilor Marji Basso have been most supportive of this venture. The Sagebrushers hope to see more murals appear about the town. Murals create an incentive for people to stop and look around. Great examples of what murals have done for the communities of Chemainus on Vancouver Island and Toppenish, Washington, these towns were revived by the murals. Our thanks to Alberto and Tracy for their support, supplies and willing advice. Our town has become more “working together” because of the Downtown Enhancement Project and the Sagebrushers are very proud to be a part of this project and the revitalization of our town. We have enjoyed the comments of the passers ATTENTION: GRAPE GROWERS -by. Yes, the Sagebrushers live in Oliver. This is to inform the low pressure water users who pump their own water from the The celebration of comirrigation canal that the emptying of the canal will begin on the morning of Monday, pletion will be held on SatOctober 31st, 2011. urday, October 29 at 11 a.m. Please come out and PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 • meet the artists, enjoy the PR03332_West_DVR_Oliver.pdf 1 19/09/11 11:40 AM cameraderie and toast the mural.


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Tyrone Borba youngest candidate on the slate NOTICE OF OTHER VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within the Town of Oliver that a vote will be held on the following question: “Do you approve Council of the Town of Oliver adopting Road Capital Loan Authorization Bylaw 1302, which will authorize Council to borrow a sum not to exceed $2,500,000 for the reconstruction of roads and construction of new sidewalks and walkways including planning, studying, designing and construction within the boundaries of the Town of Oliver for the following projects: re-construction of 350th Avenue (Hwy 97 to 103rd Street), sidewalk construction on 350th Avenue (107th Street to 119th Street) and construction of a walkway on east side of Okanagan River (350th Avenue to approximately 1.3 km north). Yes or No?” SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAW Road Capital Loan Authorization Bylaw 1302 The purpose of Bylaw 1302 is to authorize the borrowing of a maximum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) over a maximum of 15 years for the following projects: • re-construction of 350th Avenue from Highway 97 to 103rd street as well as sidewalk construction on 350th Avenue from 107th street to 119th street • construction of a walkway on east side of Okanagan River from 350th Avenue to approximately 1.3km north of 350th Avenue, or construction of alternate walkway or sidewalk facilities elsewhere within the boundaries of the Town of Oliver ANNUAL TAX BURDEN PROJECTIONS If your residential assessment is: Annual Tax Increase $250,000 $ 72.58 (Average) $289,096 $ 83.93 $350,000 $101.61 $500,000 $145.16 Business properties are anticipated to pay $84.40 per $100,000 of assessed value. This Bylaw synopsis is intended to provide, in general terms, the intent of Bylaw 1302; it is not to be understood as an interpretation of Bylaw No. 1302. A full copy of the bylaw is available for inspection during regular office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), at the Town of Oliver Main Office, 35016-97th Street, Oliver, B.C. and will also be available on voting day at each voting location. A copy of the bylaw is also posted on the Town of Oliver’s website at GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Oliver on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the Oliver Community Centre, 36003 - 79th Street, Oliver, B.C. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Oliver on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the Oliver Community Centre, Room #2 36003 - 79th Street, Oliver, B.C. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open at the Sunnybank Retirement Home between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 and the South Okanagan General Hospital between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2011. These special voting opportunities are restricted to residents of the Town of Oliver who are retirement home residents, hospital patients or employees of either Sunnybank or South Okanagan General Hospital who are unable to vote on General Voting Day or during the Advance Voting Opportunity.

(The following is an interview with Tyrone Borba, who is running for town council.) Q: What fueled your decision to run for council? A: While growing up in Oliver I would always feel that the town only did what was best for the seniors of our community and didn't care to much about the youth. There is no denying that our community is a retirement destination, but our economy can't grow if we keep our town the way it is. Look at our school population. It has been declining for years now. I hope to be a voice for the younger population in our town. Whether you have a family, or are looking to create a family in our community. Q: What is your background? A: Born in 1991, I have lived in Oliver my whole life. I attended OES and graduated in 2009 from SOSS. While in high school I was the head technician of Frank Venables Auditorium. Most of the community would know me from my past jobs working at 7-Eleven or my two years of experience as a bylaw officer for the town. I enjoy volunteering in our community, having coached soccer in the past and karate for many years now. I also volunteer my time as an active member of the Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue. Q: What do you hope to accomplish on council? A: The main drive behind my candidacy for council is to create more activities for kids and teenagers. The installation of the skateboard park was a major strive in the right direction. However, the major concern I hear from parents is that they don't feel safe having their kids at the skateboard park (Lions Park). As a former bylaw officer I understand these concerns about Lions Park. The amount of alcohol and drugs present in Lions Park, especially in the summer time, is astonishing. If elected to council I hope to find solutions to problems such as what I have described, and more. Q: Do you see your young age as an advantage in this election? (How old are you?) A: I am 20 years old and probably the youngest candidate to run for town council in our communities history. Running at

my age is difficult. While I want to be the voice for the younger population, convincing the senior population that I could be a voice for them also is difficult. Both of my grandparents live in this community, so I have the fortunate advantage of hearing what is needed on the senior side of the community as well. I want what is best for our communities population, young or old. Q: Why do you think it’s time for some new faces on council? A: New faces are always good! With new faces comes new ideas. Q: What change, if any, would you like to see in Oliver? A: Oliver is amazing the way it is. It would be nice to see a new hotel built in Oliver for tourists and some new activities for teenagers. Maybe a pool hall, or just somewhere for them to hang out with some couches. Q: What issues do you feel strongly about in this community? A: The current issue in this community that I feel strongly about is the upcoming road referendum. Higher taxes are the last thing we need right now. It seems that every time I read the newspaper there is an article about taxes being raised, or a new tax (water bill) being issued. Let's take a break and let taxes sit where they are for a while or let them go down. Q: What assets do you bring to the table? A: I have always been proactive in the public. Through three years of working at 7-Eleven, and two years of working bylaw for the town, I have become very good at interacting with the community (and I enjoy it). Q: What improvements do you feel are needed on council? A: Council works well the way it is. No one person has all the power. Q: Why should people vote for you? A: I've lived here my whole life and haven't left yet because I love our little town where everybody knows everybody else. I want our town to be even more successful than it already is. I want our kids to be able to have fun without wandering town or getting into trouble. Most importantly, I want to bridge the communication gap between the youth and the seniors of our community.

Elector Registration There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • Canadian Citizen that is 18 years of age or older • Resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day and a resident of or registered owner of real property in the Town of Oliver for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity and place of residence (one of which must contain your signature); or 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature) and you will be required to make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence. Picture identification is not necessary. Non-resident property electors will be required to fill out an application for registration by providing proof of ownership of the property; 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature); and a non-resident property elector consent form of the majority of the registered owners, if there is more than one owner. The consent form states that you are the one owner of the property who is designated as the Non-Resident Property Elector. Non-Resident Property Electors are encouraged to fill out the application and produce the required documentation at the Town of Oliver, 35016 97th Street, Oliver, BC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday prior to Saturday, November 19, 2011. Applications are available on the website at Applications will also be available on general voting day and advance voting at the respectful voting locations. Heather Piotz, Chief Election Officer PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

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Tyrone Borba, 20, says the main drive behind his candidacy for council is creating more activities for kids and teenagers in Oliver.

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Tracy Hunt wants to bring new ideas on board The following is an interview with Tracy Hunt, who is running for school trustee in Oliver.) Q: What compelled you to run for school trustee in Oliver? Did it have anything to do with the school closing issue? A: Definitely, the school closure issue motivated me to become more aware of the workings and dealings with the school board. When I became the co-chair of the Save our Schools committee, I found very frustrating, the lack of engagement our current trustees had with the concerned parents of TEN. I feel that when we elect our trustees to the board, they need to be accountable and available to those who elected them into that seat. I intend to make myself available to all parties to hear their concerns and to be their voice. Q: What is your career background and involvement in Oliver? A: For the past 15 years I have worked as an Early Childhood educator. I currently work for Penticton District Community Resources Society (PDCRS) as coordinator for the childcare programs in the South Okanagan. I proudly supervise and co-ordinate two pre-schools in Oliver and Osoyoos, a 3-5 year old daycare program and the Ages and Stages program. As mentioned earlier, I co-chaired the committee to Save Tucel-Nuit Elementary from closure do to the proposed budget cuts. I have been involved with Scouts Canada as a Scouting leader for five years with all three of my daughters now involved in the scouting movement. My husband and I have been foster parents for three years and find it a very rewarding experience. I regularly attend the PAC meetings at TEN and served on the School Planning Committee for a one-year term. Q: What do you hope to accomplish as trustee in this community. A: I hope to get people in the community motivated to participate in the school district. I want to bring my passion and drive for the public school system to the table and to bring a voice to the provincial level

that our current funding formula, which is extremely outdated, does not work for rural communities. Q: What top issues do you want to focus on? A: Budget. What creative ways can the board come up with to bring money to the district and not have to consider closing a school again? How can we as a board get the provincial government to understand our needs as a small rural district. Our district needs to have a rural community voice at the provincial level that needs to be addressed and heard. I believe there needs to be more dialogue between municipal and provincial governments to work collectively towards a collaborative approach to address rural needs. How can we work with the town for cost share opportunites such as lawn maintenance, heavy equipment, etc.? How do we get what we need to give our children the best possible education? Q: What is your view of the current board? A: I feel the board does an excellent job at running a tight budget. However, is a tight budget the right budget for our district? We need to look at how the money is spent in the district and is it doing an adequate job for our children? It’s an adequate job for what the board is given by the provincial government. I feel that there is a lack of communication between the current trustees and the community. Q: What would you have done different during the school closure talks? A: I would have become more involved from the beginning. At first, I was behind the board closing the school if that was the only option, however once I look into the capital plan I realized that there were several gaps in it and that there definitely was a way to keep TEN up and running. Q: What assets can you bring to the board table? A: I have three children in the school district. (kindergarten, grades 3 and 6). I think I can bring new ideas from the point of view of young families. I have a strong

background in early childhood education and I understand the needs of the teachers and the daily workings of a classroom as well as a general idea of the needs versus the wants of a school. Q: What change, if any, do you feel is needed in School District 53? A: Maybe not change but new ideas. Thinking outside the box. Being open to

new things Q: What new policy or program would you like to see introduced in the district? A: More provisions or programs for young families. More resources for families with special needs. Q: How can we enhance education yet be fiscally responsible at the same time? A: I think we need to be creative.

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Local parent Tracy Hunt is running for school trustee because she has a passion for the public school system. She also wants to ensure that school closures do not have to be considered in the future.

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Residents may question street Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle It’s a little late in the game, but council expects to receive a petition from a group of residents wanting to change a street name. The street name in question is Hydro Avenue near Tucel-Nuit Elementary School. Municipal Manager Tom Szalay said all the signs in the new street naming project have been ordered. He noted council tries to avoid late petitions, particularly when notices have already been published in the local media. “This may encourage others to petition,” he noted. Hydro Avenue is approximately 600 metres long and covers two long blocks from Tuc-el-Nuit Drive (71st Street) to Ridgeview Drive (83rd Street). There are about 17 properties with addresses on this street. Szalay said the original considerations in naming this street were Hydro, Power or Electric in recognition of the hydro electric transmission line that parallels the street. He noted this would make this street very recognizable and easy to find. “The petition period this spring was well advertised on the website and discussed at a public meeting. Not a single complaint was registered against Hydro Avenue at that time,” Szalay said. If the reference to power, hydro or electric is not retained, the alternate association would likely be to use “view” names to the south. Alternately, reference to the wine names to the north could be used, Szalay said. He pointed out that Hydro Avenue street name signs have already been ordered.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Town of Oliver, that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and four Councillors for a term commencing December 2011 and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Mayor – One (1) to be elected Surname

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GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Oliver on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the following location: Oliver Community Centre 36003 - 79th Street, Oliver, B.C. Lyonel Doherty photo

Incumbent Terry Schafer is seeking another term on council. He chairs the Restorative Justice program in Oliver as well as the Oliver Safe Community Group.

Terry Schafer seeking re-election on council

(The following is an interview with incumbent Terry Schafer, who is seeking reelection in the Town of Oliver.)

Q: What compelled you to run for council for another term? Do you feel you have unfinished business? A: Compelled? Probably too strong a term. Willing, yes. I feel strongly, though, that every new council should contain a blend of experience and fresh thinking. I feel the four terms I've served have given me a good chronological perspective that could be useful as we move into another three-year term. I understand the evolution of issues to be effective. With only two incumbent councillors (Jack and me) on the slate, that's healthy. I'd be honoured to serve again. Q: How are you involved in the community (other than council)? A: I chair the Restorative Justice program in Oliver as well as the Oliver Safe Community Group, and I do help out at various community events. I'm also proud to say that I make time for my mother and my grandchildren so I don't want to be spread too thin. Q: What local issues do you feel strongly about? A: I worry about rising costs for seniors, for example, water metering costs. Also, we need a hotel in Oliver. With all of the drawing cards we have here (climate, golfing, skiing, birdwatching, hiking, biking, airport, fruits and wines), our local economy is missing a lot without more accommodation. We are continuing with green technology, such as our solar heated pool, our hybrid for building inspection, and our new

electric truck. Q: Do you support locating a prison on OIB lands? A: I am completely in favour. I was part of a group that got a tour of the proposed site recently, and not only is it a perfect location on already serviced land but it would provide many short-term and long- term jobs and add a boost to our local economy. I only hope the OIB gets the nod from the province. Q: What is your pet peeve in the community? A: Vandalism to flower boxes. Q: What can we do to make affordable housing more available in Oliver? A: We are attempting to facilitate at least one affordable housing project and the Town land is earmarked for exactly that. It needs a non-profit sponsoring group to take it on as a project. It will happen – just can't wave a wand and make it so. Q: What benefit or asset can you continue to offer on council? A: I am approachable and amenable to persuasion. Q: What change, if any, would you like to see in Oliver? A: More business. Q: What would you wish for if a genie popped out of a bottle? A: That the Frank Venables Auditorium is restored to its glory. Q: Why should people vote for you again? A: Experience is valuable, continuity an asset, and I have four generations of family that live, work, study, play and shop in Oliver . . . . all compelling reasons to stay involved.

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Oliver on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the following location: Oliver Community Centre Room #2 36003 - 79th Street, Oliver, B.C. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES A special voting opportunity will be open at the Sunnybank Retirement Home between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 and the South Okanagan General Hospital between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2011. These special voting opportunities are restricted to residents of the Town of Oliver who are retirement home residents, hospital patients or employees of either Sunnybank or South Okanagan General Hospital who are unable to vote on General Voting Day or during the Advance Voting Opportunity. Elector Registration There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • • • •

18 years of age or older Canadian citizen Resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day Resident of or registered owner of real property in the Town of Oliver for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors will be required to fill out an application for registration by providing proof of ownership of the property (title certificate, current title search or tax notice); 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature); and a non-resident property elector consent form of the majority of the registered owners, if there is more than one owner. The consent form states that you are the one owner of the property who is designated as the Non-Resident Property Elector. Non-Resident Property Electors are encouraged to fill out the application and produce the required documentation at the Town of Oliver, 35016 97th Street, Oliver, BC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday prior to Saturday November 19,2011. Applications are available on the website at Applications will also be available on general voting day and advance voting at the respectful voting locations. Heather Piotz, Chief Election Officer PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 • Tel: 250.485.6200 • Fax: 250.498.4466 •

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The Osoyoos Indian Band hosted a grand opening celebration at Senkulmen Business Park on October 21, when local dignitaries and government representatives cut the ribbon in front of the native sculpture, named the “statue of responsibility” by Chief Clarence Louie (in blue shirt and vest). Senkulmen means a place of work and creation.

Senkulmen opening marks new economic era Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The official opening of Senkulmen Business Park last Friday marked a new economic era for the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Oliver area. “Your vision has helped the economy through rough times,” said Minister of State Lynne Yelich as she addressed Chief Clarence Louie at the ceremony. The opening heralded the park’s first project – the construction of a wine distribution centre to serve the South Okanagan. It will feature 10,000 square feet of climate-controlled winery warehousing space, which is slated to open in March/April of 2012. The 112-acre park is in its first phase of a 10-year development plan. The property will eventually accommodate up to 40 business tenants and create up to 1,000 new jobs. Brian Titus, chief operating officer for the OIB, said the park contains advanced technology, including fiber optic communications, and an environmentally sensitive sanitary sewer system. A geothermal heating plant is also proposed.

The OIB has invested more than $4.5 million so far in the development, and has received $5.4 million in partnership funding. “It was a long, hard road. You have no idea how hard and how many hurdles had to be jumped,” said band elder Modesta Betterton, who offered a prayer during the ceremony. She explained that Senkulmen means “a place of work and creation.” Chief Louie said a job is one of the most important things for people to have today. “Regardless of where we are in life, most people want the dignity of having a job.” He said jobs are important when you see double digit unemployment rates on First Nation reserves. Senator Gerry St. Germain praised Louie’s astute leadership, saying he took the band from bankruptcy and thirdparty management and turned it into an inspiration. Yelich, the minister of western economic diversification, said there are three types of people: those who watch, those who wonder what happened, and those who make things happen. She put Louie in the third category. Yelich said in these times of uncertainty, Senkulmen Business Park will help the economy by creating long-term


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jobs in this region. “A stronger west is a stronger Canada,” she concluded. Oliver Mayor Pat Hampson said the spin-off benefits from these jobs will be immense. He added that he hopes the band wins the correctional centre bid, which will mean even more economic prosperity. Local MLA Bill Barisoff said nobody pushes harder for the economy than Chief Louie. A member of the band council in Westbank said First Nations are the economic drivers in the area. Louie said non-natives should not fear additional lands going to reserves. “It does not make sense to keep First Nations poor because we will contribute to the economy (as proven today at Senkulmen).” Louie gave some insight into the native sculpture at the park entrance. Designed by Louie and created by Smoker Marchand, the sculpture represents four races of people, symbolized by the coloured loops – red, white, black and yellow. Louie calls this sculpture the “statue of responsibility.”

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Council supports ‘Wings Over Canada’ adventure Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle

You have to spend money to make money. That’s what the Town of Oliver is thinking as it considers supporting a high profile event next year, which will be featured on television. At a recent council meeting, Vic Seder from the Oliver Flying Club presented “Wings Over Canada,” an event that will promote the community as a fly-in destination. The annual event consists of numerous planes flying across Canada in a unique televised adventure. The plan is to start the BC leg of the trip from the Oliver airport involving approximately 40 planes. “This is a great opportunity to put our airport on the map as a fly-in location and a place to spend tourist dollars,” said Mayor Pat Hampson.

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The company (Century Flight Club Canada) that organizes the event is looking for a minimum of $2,000 in seed money from the town. The more welcoming the town is, and the more money it offers, the more the town will be promoted in the fly-in video. Seder said the Oliver portion of the flight will be an overnight affair, where pilots will stay in local motels, and fly out the next morning. Seder estimated that 80 to 100 people will spend the evening in Oliver. The flying club will prepare a big dinner for the pilots at the airport, Seder noted. Councillor Marji Basso said the Town works hard to promote the community and let everyone know it is open for business. “This is a good opportunity to do this.” But on Monday council members Jack Bennest and Michael Newman voted against funding the proposal. Bennest said he wasn’t convinced that two or three minutes of television exposure was worth the $2,000 price tag.

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School board anticipates new SOSS rebuild School District 53 wishes to update the community regarding the educational and operational situation at Southern Okanagan Secondary School following the fire on September 12. Students are back in classes with their full complement of courses as they were prior to the fire. Classes are being held in the Technical Education wing, with six existing portables along with 10 additional portables including one washroom facility. The district would like to thank the Christ the King Catholic Church for its generosity in allowing the school to utilize space in their facility for classes and lunch hour. As of October 11, the west gym, including the weight room and change rooms, is open for physical education classes and noon hour activities. The new gym has had the floor removed due to water damage. That area will be used as a lunch room for students with cafeteria tables brought in until the floor is replaced. Clerical and administrative staff continue to operate out of the annex at the school board office until the four-plex (four portables joined) has been renovated to accommodate staff and administrative office area. Mitch Van Aller, Director of Facilities, is working with a team of engineers to develop a report to provide to the Ministry of Education and Treasury Board for approval in early December. The report will include three options for the rebuilding of the school and all options will include an auditorium and a Neighbourhoods of Learning facility. The district hopes to have approval before Christmas break of a conceptual drawing for the rebuilding of the school. The board will then invite representatives from the community to advise the district on design details of the auditorium before the construction drawings are established. Invitations will be made in the new year once approval and a timeline have been established. Board chairperson June Harrington noted that “the board’s priority continues to be the students. We remain dedicated to offering the best possible educational program until the new school gets built.

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School officials tour the fire-ravaged site of SOSS during a special visit by BC Education Minister George Abbott. Board officials, administrators and staff anticipate good news from the province about funding the construction of a new school.


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9315 350th Ave., Oliver PHONE: 250-498-6271 Photo contributed

The power of voice The Sage Valley Voices Community Choir recently donated some of the proceeds from its spring concerts to the Oliver United Church and their Ladies Auxiliary. Bob Hendrie of the church received $600 and the Ladies Auxiliary received $200 from choir director Alice DeRoche. The donations help fund the church’s Sunshine Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard program and other outreach programs. The choir is now in rehearsals for its Christmas concerts, which will be held at the United Church on Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Keep dogs safe this Halloween

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dangers and sources of stress for your dog. Just remember ing appropriate dog treats around for your dog can be a to keep your dog safe from these Halloween great idea, but remember not to overfeed. Sliced hazards. carrots or apples (hold the caramel) can be tasty Halloween candy and healthy snack alternatives for people and Remember that human treats are not usualdogs alike. ly good for dogs. Candy - especially chocolate Many dogs love visitors, yet some can become can be extremely toxic to your dog. Artificially fearful of strangers. Many dogs will even be sweetened candy, gum and other goodies may afraid of people they know if those people are in also contain xylitol, a highly toxic substance. costumes. Plus, constant ringing of the doorbell Dogs may also ingest food wrappers, causing For Pet’s Sake might get your dog over-excited or very stressed with Linda Buhler a risk of choking, upset stomach or gastroinout. Think about your dog's typical reaction to testinal blockage. Various party snacks can be visitors and take extra precautions for Halloween. too salty and may contain ingredients that can Keep your dog at a distance when greeting trickpoison your dog. Alcoholic beverages and dogs do not mix or-treaters by putting up a baby gate or confining them to - they pose a significant risk of severe illness or even death! another area of the home. Keep all of these “human goodies” far out of your dog's Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy all the little ghosts reach. If you are not positive that you can keep your dog and goblins.


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Rev. Patrick Reid

Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 250.498.4595

Sunday Service and Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. Information: 250.485.2735

Pastors Mark & Rae Pankratz

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



OLIVER UNITED CHURCH 9915 - 358th Ave.

Minister: Anne White

Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. All are welcome Join us for refreshments and fellowship after the service.

Box 938, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 250.498.2781 email:

Pastors Cameron & Margaret Ogilvie

Sunday Services:

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Just 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 10:30 a.m.

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


and Adult Sunday School 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Phone: 250.498.4253


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

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.

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

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Extras revel in ‘The Big Year’ Interior Savings Credit Uniony sponsored the kids area called "Interior Savings Chateau to Kids Whinery" at the Festival of the Grape this year on Sunday, Oct 2/11. The two ladies that were there from Interior Savings Credit Union were (left)Lacey Petkau/Teller and (right) Gina Chapman/Branch Manager with Fat Cat in the middle and a very excited little girl.

Tiffany Goodwein Special to the Chronicle Lights, camera, action! The prestige of Hollywood flew north with the filming of “The Big Year” and not just to movie-making powerhouse Vancouver. Impressed with the diversity of landscape in the South Okanagan, the film crew set up production, utilizing the region's natural desert to emulate the Arizona Foothills. The movie, shot in June of 2010, filmed scenes in two local crown jewels, highlighting the picturesque Vaseux Lake Bird Sanctuary, and the uniqueness of Osoyoos's Spotted Lake. The movie follows the story of three passionate birdwatchers vying to find the rarest feathery companions in North America. It stars comedic trio Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. Prior to shooting, the film crew held an open casting call, searching for the perfect mix of background extras to portray birdwatchers. Approximately 400 locals came out, basking in the possibility of participating in a major motion picture. However, as the cut-throat world of entertainment would have it, only 20 people made the cut.

But for the 20 people selected, the experience was one to last a lifetime . “It was so much fun, but a full day of hard work,” said veteran extra Joyce Hopkins . “The food was really good and the crew loved us,” admitted Sonja Lopez The local extras shot an average of two to six scenes in the Vaseux Lake area, alongside Hollywood funny man Owen Wilson. With such a strong Hollywood figure on set the fantasy of socializing with a star was shortlived. As part of standard movie set etiquette, the extras were refrained from speaking with any celebrity except under certain circumstances. “We were not allowed to talk to the movie stars unless they talked to you first,” explained extra John Hong. But despite the crippling restraints, one extra managed to garner a nudge of approval. “I did a scene with Owen Wilson and he was afraid of poison ivy, so I pointed the plant out to him,” recalled extra Barb Smith With the filming of the movie more than a year and a half ago, the extras are as anxious as ever to see if they made the final cut. The Big Year is set to premiere at the Oliver Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.

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Movie extras from the Oliver area thoroughly enjoyed the experience in participating in “The Big Year,” a film about three competing birdwatchers. It premiers at the Oliver Theatre on Saturday, October 29.

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Little fire chiefs

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The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department recently hosted the annual get out alive fire safety program at the elementary school. Chantelle Howe Gibson (in pink) won the honour of being “chief for a day.” Kaitlyn Rouw (front left) and Sarah Stanley were named deputy chief. In back from left are firefighter Rini Van Uden, principal Lisa McCall, and fire department Captain Fred Dobransky.

A keen eye


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Appraiser Dennis Jane closely examines a broach during the antique road show held at the Oliver Senior Centre recently. Jane appraised the broach at $300-$500. Other items included a 1920s Gibson guitar worth about $5,000, and a 1780 Spanish button.

Carving extravaganza

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Children got a jump on Halloween last weekend at Miradoro restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery, where they participated in a pumpkin carving contest.

Many local businesses & commercial establishments will have trays available (from Saturday, Oct. 29th - Friday, Nov. 11th) for customer convenience. Our canvassers will be at the Oliver Mall & Southwinds Shopping Centre (Saturday, Oct. 29th and Saturday, Nov. 5th) SATURDAY, OCT. 29th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm CANVASSERS WILL CALL ON HOMES IN THE AREA Home canvassers will be Air Cadets, other youth & Legion members.

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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





AGM The annual general meeting of the Oliver food bank will be held Tues. Nov. 8 at 10 am at its current location at 34859-93 St.

Oliver Senior Centre Society 34452-95 St. P.O. Box 1032 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Tel-250-498-6142. Fax-250-498-6144. NOTICE OF TENDER FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES 1 YEAR CONTRACT The Oliver Senior Centre Society is accepting tender proposals from qualified janitorial contractors for the janitorial services to be performed in the building situated at the above mentioned address. The successful bidder will be offered a contract to perform these services on behalf of the Oliver Senior Centre Society for a oneyear period from January 1st to December 31st, 2012. Information and tender packages may be picked up at the lobby of the Oliver Senior Centre, starting October 27th, 2011 between 10 am and 1 pm. Viewing of the premises where the services have to be performed is available after this date, only on weekdays from 10 am till 1 pm by appointment. To be considered, sealed tenders must be delivered to the Oliver Senior Centre, not later than Nov, 14th, 2011. The lowest priced tender will not necessarily be accepted.

at 9107 Main St, Osoyoos or email admin@cactusridgerr. com. Successful applicant must provide an RCMP Vunerable Persons Criminal Record Check.

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


CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 20¢ each additional word. Per column inch $6.00 plus HST NOTICES: Weddings, engagements, birth announcements, cards of thanks, in memoriums, obituaries and other notices (min. charge) $7.50 plus HST for 32 words and under. 20¢ each additional word.

KUNDALINI YOGA Thursdays, 7:00 pm Pilates Plus Fitness Studio (Across from the post office, below Medici’s.) For more info call 250-485-3584. 18p5

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.

AIR CADETS CHRISTMAS FAIR Sat. Nov. 19. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Cadet hanger. 34444-93 St. Tables $15. Please contact 250-498-0122.

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

Position: Safe Home Workers Location: Oliver/Osoyoos, B.C. Employer: Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre South Okanagan Integrated Community Services Society requires local outreach workers to provide support to women and children leaving abusive relationships. The Safe Home provides short-term accommodation. Workers will be expected to be on call for approx 3-8 days per month. Workers will receive $0.52/hour to carry the cell phone and $13.50/hour when providing direct service. Responsibilities include: intake and assessment, crisis intervention, liase with RCMP, Victim Servies, CWWA, STV and other agencies. Qualifications: life experience, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, to be confidential, flexible, positive, creative and work with diverse populations. A current criminal record check will be required. Please forward your resume and references to the attention of Roxie Van Aller, Executive Director. Mail: PO Box 1890, Oliver, B.C. V0H1T0. Fax: 250-498-6088. Email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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 requirement for the work involved.



NEED CONSISTENT RIDE Mon to Fri afternoons from Penticton to Oliver between 3-4 pm. Renumeration provided. Call 250-498-0754 or 250-498-2973.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The estate of Jose Antonio Dias, also known as Jose Dias, deceased, formerly of 37074-87 Street, Oliver. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Jose Anto0nio Dias, also known as Jose Dias, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at #202-8309 Main Street, P.O. Box 800, Osoyoos, BC. V0H 1V0, on or before December 1, 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. Victor Rodrigues Dias, Executor by Gordon & Young Barristers and Solicitors.


THANK YOU! to all the staff at McKinney Place for taking such good care of Elsie Kroffer. You have helped make her family feel safe with leaving her in your care. Truly, Otto and Anna Senft 19mc1

BOOK YOUR XMAS PARTY EARLY! Cadet hangar available. For further info call 250-4980418. 19c4

AGM The Oliver District Riding Club is holding its annual general meeting. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm. For location please call Debbie House 250498-4326. All members are encouraged to attend. Members interested in participating on the 2012 executive, please call Carol 250-498-4787. 18c2


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), 250-495-5077 (home), or email: gscsadmin@gmail. com


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 fas 250-498-3015.





CACTUS RIDGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE is currently accepting applications for a part-time cook; 3 days per week to start. Minimum 5 years experience preferred. Apply in person with your resume to Cactus Ridge Retirement Residence


BOOKKEEPER/ASSISTANT needed in Osoyoos. Part time bookkeeper and assistant needed for busy strata and property management firm in Osoyoos, BC. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. 8:30 to 5:00. Must have Simply Accounting knowledge, be a great communicator and multi-tasker. $15 hr. starting. Please e-mail resume to: or Fax 250-495-6623 Attention Ashley. 18mc2

THE LAKESIDE RESORT in Oliver is looking for an Assistant Manager to join our team. The successful applicant will have excellent organizational and people skills. The position will primarily involve guest services and will also require some housekeeping. Position will begin in January of 2012 with part time hours expanding as business dictates. Please deliver resume in person to 37005-81 Street Oliver. 18v4


PEROGIES with potato and cheddar cheese, $3.50 doz. Borscht, $10 quart. Call 250495-6399. 19mc2

WATKINS PRODUCTS Many new products Too many to list. Call Inez & Ken 250-498-4450. 12p12

2000 CLUB CAR, electric, deluxe enclosure, headlights, taillights, turn signals, folding windshield. $2900. Call 250-485-0991. 18p2

ALFALFA-GRASS-HAY. No rain! $5.50 per bale. Call 250-498-4733. 19p1

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

SOLID WOOD TABLE 48 x 68 w/ two leaves and matching captains chairs. $150 OBO. Call 250-498-6269. 19p1



PET CARRIER FOR SALE. For a med./large bird (ie: parrot) with built in perch. Good condition $20. Call 250-497-6426. 13ftf

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

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

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

1987 CITATION SUPREME motorhome for sale. Econoline 350, sleeps six. Includes A/C, heat, fridge, stove, shower and bathroom. 26 feet. Good condition. Asking $8,500. Call 250-497-6426.


FREE- brand new computer monitor. Call Dory 250-4982805. 18f2


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


FOUND - To the gentleman who lost his knife on Sawmill Road, I have found it. Please call 250-498-4881. 18f2


EAGLE HOMES BC built manufactured and modular homes. BC’s #1 Moduline dealer. Best prices available. Contact Blair Kennedy 778-515-5555 Okanagan Falls. 50mctf



PUREBRED BLACK LABS for sale. Mother is chocolate lab, father is golden retriever. farm and family-raised.. $500. Call 250-408-8770.

• Lawn Maintenance • Snow Removal • Pruning and Trimming • Lawn and Yard Prep


• Fences and Misc


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

• Decks


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY- 1 bdrm cottage in quiet, adult area with long-term renters just south of town - lawns, big shade trees, storage area, paved parking and park gazebo - 55 +, references required - $410 per month. Call 250-485-0031 after 6:00 pm. 18p3


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• Full Bobcat / Augering Service


PANARAMA ORCHARD and fruit stand. North Oliver is open. Freestone peaches, nectarines, apples, watermelon, melons, peppers, tomatoes (canning and Roma), and more now available. Call 250-498-6103. 3p17





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

1 BDRM LARGE SUITE for rent. Close to downtown, S/F, A/C. $650 mth plus utilities. Call 250-485-2548.

2 BRM, PARTIAL LAKE VIEW home in Osoyoos. Wanting long term tenant. Includes W/D. N/S. $875 mth. plus utilities. Call Jay 250-495-7544.

2 BDRM BASEMENT suite, very spacious, clean, cable incl. Orchard setting. Avail. Nov. 15. Call 250-689-1111.

LARGE 1 bdrm suite, ground level, private entrance & patio, W/D, F/S & FP. N/S N/P Ref req. Avail now. Call 250-498-0543.

ENCLOSED BOAT & CAR storage. Oliver, BC. Call Jeff 250-488-6896 or Doug 250498-7276.

LARGE ONE BDRM cabin overlooking green area. Access to OK River, 6 km North of Oliver. Avail. Oct. 10th. $660 month includes utilities. Smaller one bdrm cabin, fully furnished, $610 month, includes utilities. Avail. Nov. 6th. Dam dep & ref. required for both. Call 250-495-2872 or cell at 250689-5045.



AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY - 2 bdrm mobile home with new flooring, window coverings and fresh paintincludes a large storage addition and parking area - in quiet, adult area with long-term renters just south of town. Lawns, big shade trees and park gazebo 55+, references required$600 per month. Call 250485-0031 after 6:00 pm.

1 BDRM NEW CABIN. Living room, kitchen, washroom, laundry, clean. Orchard setting. Avail. Nov. 1. Call 250-689-1111.




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. 35ctf


PROPERTY FOR RENT in Oliver. Large commercial building with a 3 bdrm house. Call 250-492-6798. 18mc2

MOBILE HOME - 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Road #2. 338 Ave. and 95 street. Call 250-498-2641 or cell 250-408-9171. 18p2

1 AND 2 BDRM apartments for rent. Quiet, adult oriented building, on site laundry, N/S, N/P. $500 to $750 mth. plus power. Call Chris 250485-7524.

4 BDRM, 2 bath house, walk to everything, fenced yard, N/S, N/D, ref req. $1400 plus damage deposit. Email:



OBITUARY In loving memory

Helmut Gehringer



2 BDRM AND 1 BDRM apartments for rent. N/P, N/S. ALSO 2 bdrm house in town. N/P, N/S. Contact 11:00 am to 8:00 pm 250498-0872.


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

SANDALWOOD COURT in Oliver. Avail. Nov. 1. 1 bdrm unit. Ideal for single senior. F/S. 2 blocks to both malls. Non smoking only. $400 mth. Utilities included. Call 250-485-2389. 19mc1

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) There are 3 units now available in Casa Rio. Rents range from $825 to $950. This up scale building has many amenities including, views, spacious open concept living areas, exercise room, workshop and storage. Secure building with underground parking, locked entry and on site mail pick up. 3) Three bdrm condo in Oliver. Children and pets welcome. $900 plus utilities. Available Dec. 1, 2011.

1927 - 2011

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Mr. Helmut Gehringer of Osoyoos passed away at the age of 84 years. Helmut was born on July 30, 1927, the youngest of 4 children, in Weikersheim, Germany. He lost his mother at 6 months, and his father at 6 years, and went on to live with his aunt. He was predeceased by his mother, Minna (Habel) Gehringer and father, Georg Gehringer; brothers, Georg Jr. and Karl Gehringer; brother-in-law, Otto Frohnmaier; and nephews, Otto Frohnmaier (Jr.) and Guenter Frohnmaier Helmut will be sadly missed and remembered by his wife of 57 years, Betty (Czwalinna) Gehringer; his sons, Walter (Annemarie), and Gordon (Debbie); grandchildren, Brendon, Liana, Kali, Kevin & Kristi Gehringer; his sister, Helene Frohnmaier; nieces and nephews, Rose Frohnmaier, Wolfdieter (Dagmar) Frohnmaier, Hartmut (Anita) Frohnmaier, Ute (Helmut) Weeber, as well as grandnieces/nephews in Germany. Helmut came to Canada with his brother, Karl, in 1952 and initially worked installing the cooling system in the original curling rink in Osoyoos. He then went on to work for BC Tel from 1953 – 1955. In 1954, Betty came from Germany, and they were married on March 19, 1954. In 1955, together with his brother Karl, he built a service station at the junction of Hwys 3 and 97, where he worked in his trade as a trained mechanic for many years. He also sold and serviced Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen vehicles in the area, for both Canadian and American customers. In 1970, he was involved in the development of Cathedral Lakes Resort, together with Herb Clarke, Tom Fleet and his brother Karl. When he sold his shares in the resort, he invested in the present day vineyard and winery operation of Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, together with his sons, Walter and Gordon, and his brother Karl. There he worked in the vineyard, in the workshop as a mechanic, and was also often seen chatting about his love for wine with visitors in the wineshop. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working with his sons in the vineyard / winery, visiting with his grandchildren, friends and neighbours, and having a glass of good wine with a great home-cooked meal! He will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Mariposa Gardens, the Oliver Hospital & Dr. Tarr for the tender care they gave to our husband, father & Opa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mariposa Gardens for a memorial bench in Helmut’s name (Mariposa Gardens, 8816 Hwy 97, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V5). A celebration of Helmut’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting


In loving memory

Thomas Henry (Hank) Lewis Aug. 12, 1922 - Oct. 15, 2011 On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Mr. Thomas Henry (Hank) Lewis of Osoyoos passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 89 years after a long illness with kidney failure and pulmonary fibrosis. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Amelia Jane (nee Cox) Lewis; sisters, Mary and Lorena; brother, Frank and his wife Dorothea (Dot) (nee Simpson) Lewis of 63 years. Hank will be fondly remembered by his loving family including daughter, Sheri; grandson, Curt Ballsrud (Nicolina); twin great-grandchildren, Luciano and Audrey, who were born March 19, 2011 and were the light of his last few months; numerous nieces and nephews from Saskatchewan, his home province. Hank was a proud RCAF World War II veteran. Over the years, he owned a Texaco station; worked at the Mac & Fitz and Monashee Packinghouses in Osoyoos, the liquor store in Osoyoos and was a retired member of the BCGEU. He loved motorhoming and camping. He travelled to eastern Canada by train, to Alaska, Greece and Israel but loved Canada the most. Hank was very involved in his community. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and a past Exalted Ruler of BPOE #436 Lodge, Osoyoos; sang with the Faith at Work Singers, volunteered with the Osoyoos Fire Department, and travelled with the Good Sam Club. He helped put in the first water line in Osoyoos and was part of the work crew for many of the original buildings in Osoyoos after 1945, eg, the Royal Canadian Legion building. He was one of the first members of the Osoyoos Credit Union. Hank loved hockey, baseball, curling and was involved with the first 8-ender in 1961 in the original rink which is now the museum, he also enjoyed bowling, golf and gardening. Most of all, he loved telling jokes and had a repertoire of thousands of them. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Osoyoos Elks Hall. A reception at the Osoyoos Elks Hall will follow the service. Graveside service will take place at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery, Pioneer section along with his wife and in-laws D. Perley Simpson and Grace Simpson. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation of BC or SORCO – the owl rehab centre would be appreciated. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

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

4) Two bedroom duplex close to schools. $850 plus utilities. For more information please call Nita Neufield at Royal LePage South Country Property Management. 250-498-6222.



ARGON ELECTRICAL SERVICES Residential - Commercial Electric Heating


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

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

HANDYMAN Renovations, yard maintenance. 20 years experience. Call 250-498-4408. 18v2

A 1 LAWN CARE - lawns - gardens -snow removal - chimneys-power washing - irrigation-firewood CALL 250-485-7916 March2012

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


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OBITUARY In loving memory

Valentine “Val” Godfroid Vaillancourt Oct. 19, 1922 - Oct. 18, 2011 Val passed away peacefully on October 18, 2011 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 88 years. He was born in Kamloops to a family who lived in various railroad communities. At an early age Val joined the Yukon Southern Airlines as a radio operator and entered the RCAF serving in WWII as a radar technician. Following the war, Val rejoined the airline which had now become Canadian Pacific Airlines, working as an executive until 1977 when he became part owner in Simpson Air (Ft. Nelson). In 1981 he took up a new challenge and moved to Oliver as part owner of the Chevron Station. He was an active member with Fairview Mountain Golf Club including a term as President. He was a HAM operator (VE7BCK) and a charter and life member of the Oliver Amateur Radio Club. Moving to Chilliwack in 2002, Val finally retired. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Shirley; daughter, Lynn (Richard) and son, Lance (Jeanette); stepchildren, Carol (Rob), Douglas (Carol), Steven (Pauline), and Patrick; grandchildren, Soren, Wade (Jessica), Rhea (Michael), Adam, Amanda (Todd), Amy (Jason), Noah (Erin), Melisa (Jake), Andrew, Dallas, and Isaac; 7 great-grandchildren; niece, Trudi Barlow and family; life-long friend Willa Tweed and family; and many other good friends. Val was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Moore) and sister Phylis Barlow. A Celebration of Life Tea will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Halcyon Meadows Clubhouse, 46000 Thomas Rd, Chilliwack (Sardis).

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home Chilliwack, BC | (604)793-4555

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JOYCE’S IN-HOME HAIRCARE for ladies and gents. Perms, cuts & sets. Call 250-498-0780.

Kiwanis Market

GARAGE SALE Sat, Oct 29 9am. 30688 Black Sage Rd. Small dining set, 5th wheel hitch, bamboo furniture, mirror, twin beds, household contents.


“ARE YOU LOOKING FOR’ ZONIA’S HEALTH AND BEAUTY Mobile hair service. House cleaning. Light yard work. 250-498-8286. DON’S CARPET CLEANING All work guaranteed. Call 250-498-8310.



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

- 34782-91 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 am to noon on Wednesdays and 9 am to noon on Fridays.

Open for sales: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturdays. Please leave a message and you will be answered.

An opportunity is here for you.


Tellers – Okanagan Falls, Oliver & Osoyoos Branches

MOVING SALE - 8 pc. queen bed set, queen hidea-bed, love seat and chair (teak), book shelves, tools, etc. #136 Cherry Grove Estates 71 St. Oct. 29 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. or call 250-4985121.



FALL CLEAN-UP, or looking for a special gift for Christmas?? Make use of your local classifieds to find the right item or make yourself more space and a little extra cash.

MOVING SALE - 34030-91 St. (Sawmill Road.) Sat. Oct. 29, Sun. Oct. 30. 9:00 am 4:00 pm. Furniture, plants, xmas lights, tools, gazebo and much more. 19p1


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Interior Savings is the largest credit union based in the interior of B.C. We deliver exceptional financial services and products to over 82,000 members in 14 communities through 21 branches, two Commercial Services Centres and associated companies. We are seeking solution-focused people to help us deliver our vision – to be the best in the communities we serve. As a valued team member, you will experience a diverse, exciting and rewarding workplace and a great place to build a career. Interior Savings is currently accepting applications for the following position: The Teller supports Interior Savings’ vision of sales & service excellence by greeting members, pro-actively determining & fulfilling their basic needs and creating opportunity to refer/cross-sell additional financial products and services. Closing Date: November 6, 2011 Qualifications: • High school diploma/Grade 12 or equivalent • 1-3 years job related experience in a serviceoriented environment, including experience as a teller or cashier • Proven sales and service ability • Ability to work well under pressure • Quality/Accuracy/Detail Driven • Demonstration of professionalism – tact and courtesy • Strong communication skills • Numerical aptitude • Strong team player • Computer literate Applicants are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to: Interior Savings Credit Union 300-678 Bernard Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6P3 Fax: 250-869-8339 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact short-listed candidates only.

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B16 Oliver Chronicle Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alive and kicking

Lyonel Doherty photos

Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School hosted a district soccer meet on October 18. In left photo, Dilshan Gill from Oliver Elementary takes the ball up the field against Keremeos, with Jagdeep Sandhu on his left. In right photo, Tuc-el-Nuit player Tyson Marsel boots the ball into Osoyoos territory while teammate Tony Abellan looks on. Tuc-el-Nuit won that game 7-0.

Nighthawks trounce West Kelowna 14-1 and Penticton 7-0 Art Dias Special to the Chronicle The S.O. Bantam Rep Nighthawks (formerly Thunder) took it to the Westside Warriors in West Kelowna on Saturday, October 22. The Nighthawks spanked West Kelowna with a 14-1 victory. There was plenty of fast action, and Tristan BaptisteHall played the full 60 minutes in the blue paint, making some big saves and keeping West Kelowna from scoring only one goal. Nighthawks sniper Keenen Holz scored a whopping five goals, one assist; Mort Johnston two goals; Craig Thompson two goals; Joshua Windley one goal and two assists; Kolten Smith one goal and two assists; Jaymin Dias one goal and one assist; Tristan Vandermeulan one

goal; Parker Thibert one goal; Quentin Muur two assists; and Levi Harris and Brett Herrick each with an assist. On October 23 the Nighthawks hosted Penticton Jr Vees at the Oliver arena shutting out Penticton 7-0. Ryan Grgich played the full 60 minutes between the pipes, denying Penticton’s offence any goals, making some big saves. Scoring came from Joshua Windley with two goals, one assist; Jaymin Dias two goals, one assist; Keenan Holz one goal and two assists; Levi Harris one goal, one assist; Kolten Smith one goal; Tristen


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Vandermeulan and Quinten Murr each with two assists; Craig Thompson, Parker Thibert and Mort Johnston each with one assist. Next weekend the Nighthawks travel to Penticton for a three-day tournament.

online edition October 26th, 2011  

online edition October 26th, 2011