Area C – RDOS – Area Planning Commission – a referral from the BC Government on trails and motorized vehicle use of backside of Oliver Mtn with access off Willowbrook Rd near Fairview.
Below an application at Rd 18 and the Okanagan River – north side.
Applicant Antonia Souto – 259 Rd 18 Proposed Development:
This application is seeking to attain the maximum parcel coverage for “all other buildings” in the Agriculture One (AG1) Zone from 3.0% to 3.31%, in order to construct a number new accessory structures.
Specifically, the applicant is proposing to develop a new “hay shed” that will have a floor area of 223 m2, a new “equipment shed” that will have a floor area of approximately 195 m2 and a new “horse riding arena” that will have a floor area of approximately 892 m2. It is also being proposed to remove an existing 26.8 m2 shed.
As a result of these proposed developments, in addition to existing development (which includes 5 horses sheds and a horse barn), the total parcel coverage of the property will be 1,612.8 m2 whereas the zoning only allows for 1462.2 m2 (a difference of approximately 150.6 m2).
The applicant has indicated that “the equipment shed is for farm use and will store farm equipment … the owner has a large amount of equipment for the farm and needs to be stored under cover.”
The subject property is approximately 4.874 hectares (ha) in area and is situated on the north side of Road 18 approximately 9 km south of Oliver and is bounded by a remnant oxbow along its eastern side boundary and the former Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) along its western side boundary.
The property is currently developed to a single detached dwelling and detached garage, an accessory mobile home, a number of sheds and a “horse barn”. The surrounding pattern of development is generally characterised by agricultural operations interspersed by occasional rural-residential uses.
The current boundaries of the subject property were created by a subdivision deposited at the Land Title Office in Kamloops on September 25, 1998, while available Regional District records do not indicate building permits being issued for structures that currently exist on the property.
Seated Bicep Curls: Pull exercise
Starting Position: Sit with your back against a backrest so that your head, shoulders and butt make contact with the bench and your feet firmly on the floor. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand with thumbs wrapped around the handles. Your arms are at your sides, close to your body and your palms are facing forward. Pull the shoulder blades down and back.
Upward Phase: Exhale and slowly bend your elbows bringing the dumbbells toward your shoulders. Do not allow your back to arch or your elbows to move forward. Keep the wrists in line with your forearms (neutral). Do not allow the wrists to bend throughout the exercise. Your head, shoulders and butt should stay in contact with the bench. Keep your feet firmly on the floor. Do not allow your shoulders to shrug.
Downward Phase: Inhale. Straighten your elbows and lower the dumbbells back to your start position in a slow and controlled manner.
Variation to this exercise: To emphasize more biceps activity, change your starting position. Turn your palms towards your sides and rotate them forward (or up) during the upward phase before your forearms reach horizontal. During the downward phase rotate your forearms back inward as your forearms reach horizontal. Curl the dumbbells higher by allowing the elbows to move forward as the dumbbell reaches your chest, moving the upper arm towards horizontal with the floor. This places a little more emphasis on the biceps and some anterior shoulder muscles.
As some of us show structural differences at the elbow, we may not be able to hold the dumbbells against our sides in the lowered position unless we force a bend at our wrists. The dumbbell position selected should be one that is most comfortable for you and keeps the wrists aligned straight with the forearm.
Tricep Kickbacks: Push Exercise
Starting Position: Hold a dumbbell in your left hand. Stand in a split-stance position with your right leg forward. Keep your weight evenly distributed through the heels of both feet. Brace your abdominal and core muscles to stabilize the spine. Place your right hand on your right thigh. Slowly lean forward, shifting most of your upper extremity body weight into the right side. Pull your shoulder blades down and back. Your head should be aligned with your spine. Maintain these engagements throughout the exercise.
Bend your left elbow bringing your left upper arm parallel to, and close to, your torso. Your forearm should hang vertical to the floor.
Upward Phase: Exhale and slowly straighten your elbow. Your upper arm should remain stationary next to your torso. Do not allow the upper arm to rise during the movement. Do not allow the low back to sag or your torso to rotate.
Downward Phase: Inhale and slowly bend your elbow, returning your arm to starting position. Do not allow your torso to change position. Keep your upper arm parallel and close to your torso.
Move more to feel better.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way & I can find a way that works well for you.
Whoever came up with the term “one size fits all” must have had a strange sense of humour. Either that or he was blind to not notice the vastly different shapes and sizes of the population.
I refer to the person as “he” as the term was obviously invented by someone who had never worn panty hose.
When I was about sixteen, panty hose were beginning to be widely available in England. Prior to that, women wore stockings. As a tall teenager the hope of finding stockings that were long enough was non existent. Stockings, like most things were designed for the “average” woman.
In those days, young girls wore a garter belt. This was a belt like, contraption of elastic and lace with four suspenders dangling from it, to attach to your stockings If the stockings were not long enough, they would pull the belt down over the hips, very uncomfortable and embarrassing, as it was a constant battle of wriggling and adjusting to keep them in the right place.
Come the arrival of panty hose and women rejoiced. The garter belt was left in the drawer and the freedom of panty hose was wonderful. However, some bright spark decided that women should not enjoy this new found convenience, so he coined the phrase “one size fits all”.
How can any fabric, no matter how marvellously stretchy it may be, fit a range of bodies that vary from one hundred pounds to three times that size and from under five feet tall to over six feet. It just doesn’t work.
For some reason, the manufacturers decided that the “one size” part of the design would be more easily arranged in the panty part of the panty hose. The legs seemed to be designed to fit a woman of five feet five inches, the panty part was big enough to house a family of four!
My five feet nine inch frame found the legs way too short but the panty part stretched from mid thigh to under my arms. To try and keep the crotch from slipping down around my knees, I wore an extra pair of panties over top. This meant I had to wear three layers of panty/panty hose/panty. Rather warm and inconvenient and the crotch still kept trying to creep down towards my knees.
Short women had wrinkles in the legs of their hosiery and goodness knows where they stashed all the extra fabric that came in the panty part. They probably cut holes in the sides and wore them like a tee shirt.
However, women adapted and, on the whole, enjoyed wearing panty hose. The gap that used to be between nylon stockings and underwear was now a thing of the past. Probably many men regretted this as that forbidden piece of flesh was always available for a quick grope, during the goodnight kiss, until panty hose filled the gap.
For women, it meant no wind whistling around your thighs and it also meant that skirts could be worn shorter and shorter….and shorter! I remember Dave admonishing me many times “not to lean over the pram”, as I fussed with the baby. Wherever one looked there would be nylon clad bottoms on view as women, in shirt skirts, bent to perform various tasks. In northern England, mini skirts were referred to as bum freezers. In the chilly, windy north, this was a rather apt name.
Over the years manufacturers have realized that women come in all shapes and sizes and have made panty hose available for all. Petite, regular, tall are all available but there is also queen size and extra queen which are designed to wrap a house. However many pairs still have an excess of fabric in the body part which has to be rolled down or pulled up to the armpits. As stated before, “One size fits all” is only good for a tent.
7177 Hwy 97 – north of Oliver east side – sloping to the old river bottom.
Talked to Ruth McDonald who owned this property until recently when she had to sell it.
She had made an application to subdivide the 5 hec plus parcel into two – one for ALR – working orchard near highway and one protected conservation and wetlands land that could be sold to Ducks Unlimited (near oxbows and Park Rill)
The RDOS liked the idea – conservationists liked the idea. But the ALC voted NO – important to hold on to AG land. A bit inexplicable as RDOS staff, former director and current director indicated support for the subdivision. The decision of the Agriculture Land Conservancy BLOCKED from view ( you can send to me if you can find it )
Only the Okanagan men and women on the ALC panel that looked at this said NO saying drain it, farm it – wow what great farmland. – It’s a bog and attempts to farm have failed says McDonald.
The local ALC panel member might want to take the time to comment on this post.
Beyond me. Its one thing to stop development and housing for farming but wetlands ????
Family Finds Refuge
A family of 14 moved into our back yard a few days ago. The 12 “children” were hatched in the back yard of Len and Liz Darnbrough, just a few houses away from ours in Sunningdale. Maybe Ma and Pa Quail were the ones who had been invading Helen’s garden earlier in spring. She replanted the carrots three times. They must have thought this place is Paradise – The Garden of Helen! So here were 12 little balls of fluff scurrying around after Ma Quail just one day after hatching. Must have been already learning how to find food for themselves. Pa Quail was on a fencepost, and vigorously sounded the alarm when I approached the garden. All 12 immediately obeyed Pa. Ma hid them all under the raspberry bushes. How did they know what to do? It’s programmed into their DNA.
The whole process was a sight to behold. It took the edge off the frustrated feelings we had toward the parent quails for gobbling up the carrot shoots. Sadly, less than half of the chicks will live to adulthood. Tough – really tough! The next day the “family” came back with 9 chicks. Obviously the Creator knew what He was doing when he gave quails the potential for 12 chicks two times a year and grizzly bears only one, and that not even every year.
Today the quail seemed to have moved on to someone else’s yard. We’ll kind of miss them but we’ll still put the netting above the strawberries and peas next spring.
Those little chicks really brought on a sunny smile,
Annual STRAWBERRY TEA hosted by the members of
Order of Eastern Star
When…………Saturday JUNE 25th
Where………..Oliver Elk’s Hall
Enjoy being served by our gentlemen in tuxedos and
serenaded by the Soggy Bottom Boys
Only 125 tickets to be sold and we usually sell out – so order now
Tickets at Beyond Bliss
Profits go to Cancer Projects or to the Community
Valedictorian Speech – June 24th, 2016
Good evening honoured guests, staff members, parents and family, friends and the graduating class of 2016.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers for helping us along this journey. For allowing us to make our own mistakes, for continually encouraging us and pushing us to not only be better students, but better people. Without you we wouldn’t be here today.
I would also like to thank our parents. For not giving up on us, showing us grace when we didn’t deserve it, providing us with every opportunity available and especially for believing in us even when we didn’t believe in ourselves.
As I stand before you this evening I am overcome with both joy and sadness. You see I have never really enjoyed endings; the last day of summer, the final chapter of a good book or parting ways with a good friend. Goodbyes are never easy, and today is one of those days. Today we say goodbye to everything familiar; everything comfortable. When we leave this place we are not the same as when we entered.
As I reflect on the past 5 years of my life I am so unbelievably proud to call myself a part of such a kind, welcoming and energetic group of people. It’s funny how no one tells you that your grade 12 year is filled with as much heartbreak as joy. Heartbreak comes when you receive the rejection letter from your dream school; when your best friend chooses to spend the next year a continent away; the day you realize that this year changes everything. But amidst the heartbreak there is joy; the big moments of finalizing what next year will look like, the feeling of handing in your last exam and participating in your last spirit day – but the most important moments are the quiet ones. The realization that someone you barely knew is now your best friend, finding passion in a subject you thought you’d hate and when just being with your friends is enough. The joy is scattered throughout bringing light to even the darkest of situations. Together we went through tragedy, setbacks, momentous occasions and from those have been changed for the better. I’m sure I speak for all of you when I say that each and every one of you has helped shape the person I am today. Although we are saying goodbye there are some people who are so much a part of us that they will be with us wherever we go. They are our solid ground, our rock and the clear, small voices in our hearts that will be with us always.
As we walk through those doors and into the real world we have the ability to become exactly who we want to be. We have the power and ambition to take hold of our dreams and make them a reality. There’s a quote by Abraham Lincoln that says “whatever you are, be a good one.” graduating class of 2016 this is what I hope for you all. So don’t let the desires, thoughts or expectations of other people hold you back from doing what sets your soul of fire, the thing that brings a smile to your face and gives you a reason to wake up in the morning; whether that is being a clown at children’s birthday parties or a professional athlete, do yourself the courtesy of pursuing exactly what brings your heart joy.
I wish that I could tell you I had all the answers to the many life questions that will arise in the coming years, I wish I could tell you that the most difficult and trying decisions of your life are behind you and I wish that I could say with 100% certainty that our lives will always be filled with contentment and wealth. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee a single one of those things. But I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that you all have worth beyond your knowledge, wisdom beyond your years and that the world is a better place simply because you exist. We, the class of 2016, are a powerhouse of innovation and creativity. We will push boundaries to make this world a better place even in small ways. Always remember where you came from. And always remember where you are going. Congratulations graduates.
Irrigation Season Conservation
The Gallagher Lake Siphon repair was completed in April and the irrigation system has been working well since its completion. When the Town originally had these repairs finished, we knew that we would lose some capacity to move the same amount of water through the irrigation canal water system.
Town staff have been monitoring the system; taking measurements at the siphon and looking at operational changes to determine if we can accommodate our peak water use capacities in the driest and hottest days of the season which are upon us soon. To date we cannot tell exactly what our limits are until we start getting closer to our peak usage.
We are asking that all farmers monitor their water usage for the summer and use only what is needed so we don’t maximize the irrigation system to its limited capacity. If we cannot accommodate the peak usage, farmers will see water pressure drop and will not able to irrigate their lands properly. We would then have to restrict some usage to allow the demands to drop so we can accommodate all customers as best we can.
The Town of Oliver
Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberal membership have acclaimed Linda Larson as the Party candidate in Boundary – Similkameen for the upcoming 2017 provincial election.
“I am proud of our accomplishments and I am honoured to be part of a talented team that has delivered the top-performing economy in Canada,” said Larson. “I will continue to fight for all interests in the Boundary-Similkameen.”
Larson believes rural BC is stronger than ever under a BC Liberal government.
“Across the country the NDP are dwindling and we can see why,” said Larson. “The NDP continue to say no to jobs, no to progress, and no to supporting the core industries that fuel innovation and opportunity throughout the Boundary-Similkameen and this Province.”
“Premier Christy Clark’s focus on job creation, responsible resource development, and investments in community infrastructure is working. We are seeing new optimism flowing into the Boundary-Similkameen like never before. It’s exciting.”
Since becoming MLA, Larson has worked to deliver the right balance for the unique towns and communities that she serves.
to our salon.
Alzira is a lifelong Oliverite and completed her Hairdressing course in Penticton in December.
Any service booked with Alzira in the month of June will be 15% off.
Nu Beginnings Hair Salon is located at the
corner of Fairview Rd and Station Street (339 Fairview)
One week to go – Cherry Fiesta parade in Osoyoos – Next Friday
Two weeks to go – Oliver’s Sunshine Festival
Yes folks the Summer is about to begin in earnest