Archives for May 12, 2012
Since the demise of the Polar Bear Swim – Oliver has been left with no jump in the lake event to brag about.
Come out Sunday at 9am for a quick dip despite the heat and warm water temperature (lol).
No prizes, no registration, no gun or horn to start a dash – just jump in and get into the spirit of Mother’s Day with a dip in Oliver’s largest lake.
Come one, come all. No flowers by request.
Brett Malcom, acting on behalf of the estate of his father Robin, has asked the Town of Oliver to include the property directly south of the new mall in its boundaries.
Council will discuss the matter on Monday. The land has been a farm but because of the size is not consider ALR controlled.
The Town Manager has recommended that any possible extension be deferred until 2013 when a growth boundary study is concluded with the RDOS.
Stefan Cieslik as President
Cheryl Halsted as Treasurer
Ray Pitt as Secretary
In above photo:
Top Row: Dave McGillvary, Stan Storwick, Cathie Baskett, Ron Rachinski, Stan Coutu, Angela Lewis, Ken Hayes, Stefan Cieslik Ray Pitt, Cheryl Halsted, Marianne Hutterli, Judy deVries, Ivo Casellarin, Jackie Casellarin,
Front Row: John Wallace, Naga Terada, Heather Frank, Carol Cieslik, Margaretha Hogeling.
Two matters about this car wash before Town Council on Monday:
Fortis needs permission to supply power as no pole placed in right place to supply additional electricity to the new car wash machine. Solution: cooperation between Telus and Fortis on a new pole to replace an existing one. Town permission recommended as no new pole would be needed.
Brycar Investments Ltd. ( OK Car Wash) have requested a variance permit on the side parcel line setback to recognize the newly poured building foundations. The request is that the setback be reduced from 1.0 metre to .9 metre. Staff are recommending the issurance of the permit.A 2231 sq foot automatic car wash addition is being constructed on the south side of the old “Texaco” station.
The launch of Tap by Tap Oliver started on May 1, Town of Oliver residents are encouraged to pick-up free energy and water savings kits, 200 of which are available on a first-come first-served basis at Oliver Town Office, 6150 Main Street.
The Energy and Water Savings Kit (Kit) includes one water-saving showerhead, and aerators for the kitchen and bathroom taps as well as a FortisBC waterproof shower timer to encourage people to take shorter showers. For larger homes, some doubles are also available.
“The shower timers are an added bonus in the kits,” says Cathy Cowan, Oliver’s Corporate Officer, whose department distributes the Kits for Oliver. “Setting behavioural goals like keeping showers to under five minutes gets the whole family working together to lower home energy costs and protect the environment, too.”
One third of all energy use in a typical home goes to heating water. Only space heating uses more energy in a home. Water-saving fixtures can reduce water consumption by 20% to 50%, which, for energy bills averaging $50 a month, translates into a savings of between $40-$100 a year. Annual energy savings from installing a single set of fixtures is approximately 2188 kilowatt hours (8 gigajoules) – enough to run a 100 watt laptop for 2.5 years – and the amount of water saved is approximately 38,880 litres, or more than 100 litres per day.
“FortisBC is committed to helping families save energy and we’re happy to support this program that has such a direct benefit,” says Doug Stout, vice president of energy solutions and external relations for FortisBC. “We encourage customers to pick up their kit and put these energy saving products to good use as soon as possible.”
“Oliver has 200 Kits to give out to their residents this summer,” says Chris Birchall, Tap by Tap Program Coordinator, “and already 142 have been picked up”. Anyone else interested in collecting a Kit for their home should head to the town office quickly, before the rest disappear, too.”
President’s Choice is giving away a town BBQ for 5000 people through the food network.
I was wondering if this could be put on your ODN and see if OLIVER can get nominated.
Check it out at www.foodnetwork.ca/pc
This would be GREAT for our town…..
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