Archives for May 14, 2012
On May 8th 2012 an Oliver resident reported that some unknown person had dumped a bucket of rusty nails in the area of Hillside Dr & Hollow St. This is the second time (first reported May 01, 2012) that this has occurred. To date there have been no injuries or property damage associated to this activity. Public assistance in identifying a suspect would be appreciated.
On May 8th 2012 an Oliver orchardist reported that at some point overnight his green 1996 Plymouth Van was stolen from his orchard located in the 4000 Block of 97th Street. A chainsaw was in the van at the time that it was stolen.
On May 9th, 2012 the Oliver RCMP received a report that an Oliver resident had received a phone call from a person claiming to be affiliated with ICBC. The caller indicated that the complainant owed money on his insurance, and that if payment wasn’t made within one week his vehicle would be repossessed. The complainant contacted the local ICBC agent who assured him that he did not owe ICBC any money, that they would never contact him by phone for money outstanding, and further that ICBC does not repossess vehicles. The moral of the story is that if you are contacted by phone by some person looking for you to pay money or provide personal information always question the authenticity of the caller.
On May 9th 2012 at approximately 1834 Hours the Oliver RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle MVI where a brown 2002 Nissan Xterra driving south bound, swerved onto Road 1 and struck a light pole and a section of fence of a local Church. Investigation confirmed that the driver of the vehicle, who had sustained minor non-life threatening injuries, had fallen asleep. No charges are being considered. Speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash.
No new information on the multi resident building fire other then that the RCMP continue to investigate.
If you see crime happen – call Crime Stoppers or your local detachment
City of Penticton to host Parade 4pm Wednesday on Main Street and Lakeshore Drive for the victors of the RBC cup. Parade will depart Pen Hi at 4pm and end up at the SOEC.
see earlier story
The Penticton Vees won their first RBC Cup in twenty-six years on Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Woodstock Slammers. The franchise’s last national championship came in 1986, when they won the then Centennial Cup under the Knights moniker.
The local M.S. Society would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Oliver and Osoyoos Buy-Low stores for their help in raising funds to find a cure for M.S. With their help over $12,000 dollars was accumulated for this cause which was presented at the annual” Walk For A Cure” held in Penticton on May 6, 2012.
The M.S. Society would also like to thank all businesses for the donations so graciously given towards raffles which were held at the Oliver and Osoyoos Buy-Low Foods B-B-Q’s.
And a very big thank-you to the people of Oliver and Osoyoos for their support in coming out to these B-B-Q’s.
You truly do make a difference in lives of people struggling with this disease.
THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU
Returning as President for another term is Joanne Bray. 1st Vice President is Gary Guraliuk. 2nd Vice President is Ron Ethier and 3rd Vice President is Annie Zandvliet. The Secretary will be Marla Wilson, Treasurer Barbara Barley and Membership Director Vikki Hooymans. The position of Inner Guard will be filled by Guy Dechateles. Harry Bray remains as Chaplain and Terry Schafer will be Publicity Director.
Installation of the executive will take place in the Oliver Elks Lodge, downstairs, at 2:00 PM Monday May 28th
In other recent Elks news $300.00 has been donated to the Oliver Ambassador program, $500.00 to Parks and Rec for youth ball shirts and financial assistance has been approved towards hearing aides for a child in town.
Submitted by Terry Schafer
Council Chambers 4pm (not televised)
1. Presentation by Joe Dixon – Outback Events – upcoming races
2. Application to expand Municipal Boundaries – Brett Malcolm
Council Chambers 7pm (televised)
1. Report on Water Twinning from Chief Financial Officer
2. Report on Borrowing for water capital projects 2008-2009
3. Development Variance Permit Request from Brycar Investments re OK Car Wash
4. 5 Year Financial Plan – taxes for 2012
5. Tax Rate Bylaw
6. Traffic Amendment Bylaw
7. Municipal Ticketing Bylaw
8. Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw
9. Town of Oliver Indemnification Bylaw
10. New electrical service to OK Car Wash
11. Bylaw Enforcement Service Agreement – 1 year extension with Marshall Enforcement Services
12. Bylaw Notice Dispute Adjudication Registry
RCMP Cst. Claudette St. Thomas of the West Kelowna Detachment told Castanet that the plane appeared to need to land as it was turning around to head to Peachland before crashing. The wreckage spotted about 300 metres from the Highway.
No one survived the float plane crash Sunday night near Brenda Mine, off of Hwy. 97C.
Witnesses tell police they noticed the plane appeared to be in distress because it was flying very low.
It’s possible the pilot may have been trying to land on the Connector.
The plane was returning to Pit Meadows after a flight to Kelowna. Family of those on the flight say there were three people on the plane.
Family members say two individuals were dropped off in Kelowna, leaving three people to make the return flight.
Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 7 p.m., they had to hike through the forest to get to the crash site.
The ministry of forests attended to control a small forest fire caused by the crash. RCMP have yet to releaseofficial information.
Story files and picture from Castanet
Anyway the lady from OK Falls says she lives near the new plant on the river bottom land and the new installation is needed for the growth of the area including several large developments that are waiting for this increase in capacity. The lady from Oliver said she had not seen it so we show you another view from the west side of the river.
November 27, 1924 – May 6, 2012
On Sunday May 6, 2012, long-time Oliver resident, Mr. Roland Rosario Therrien passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 87 years. He will be fondly remembered by his loving family including; his brother Aime of Coquitlam; daughters-in-law Lynn of Kelowna and Dolores of White Rock; four grandchildren Nicole and Russell from the lower mainland and Tyler and Aundrea of Kelowna; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews as well as special friends Roland and Marie of Oliver and Jean and Marise of Penticton. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Irene Marie; sons Ronald and Norman; grandsons Jacen and Ryan; brother Denis, sisters Alida, Lucie and Louise as well as nieces Claire and Loraine. Roland was born in Lorette, Manitoba on November 27th, 1924. There he farmed alongside his parents Ernest and Aline until he married and then moved to Maillardville, BC. Roland worked in the lumber industry until he semi-retired in 1971. At that time, he and Irene moved to Oliver in the sunny Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, where he resided for over 40 years. Roland will be remembered for his wonderful carpentry work and his lovely flower and vegetable gardens and his love of birds. A funeral mass was held from Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Gabriel the celebrant. Donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 in Roland’s name or Christ the King Catholic Church, Po Box 130, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. The family would like to thank the staff of Sunnybank Centre for their wonderful care and kindness. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.
BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) paramedics under the direction of local Unit Chief Joy Peterson are working with the Town of Oliver to help deliver emergency information to at-risk residents whose home addresses have changed following a new civic address change initiative.
BCAS paramedics will begin canvassing hundreds of homes and apartments on May 14, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and dropping off an information package with each resident’s new address written on a 9-1-1 fridge magnet they can keep next to their phone. In the event of an emergency, the resident’s correct address will be immediately available to provide to the 9-1-1 dispatcher.
“We’re concerned about many senior residents in Oliver who are unaware of the changes to their street name or street number,” says Joy Peterson. “We’ve responded to 9-1-1 calls where the homeowner or tenant gives us their old address or a partially correct address. We want to make sure that our paramedics are able to reach a patient in need as soon as possible during a medical emergency.”
“I think it’s a great plan, going door to door,” says Tom Szalay, Municipal Manager for the Town of Oliver. “The Town has notified all property owners of their new addresses however there are some tenants, for example, who may not yet have received notice from their landlords. Other residents may simply benefit from a gentle reminder. Oliver paramedics have stepped up in a big way to support the safety of our citizens.”
“Our paramedics are very involved in the communities they serve,” said Mike Michalko, BCAS Executive Director of Rural Operations. “This is inspiring volunteerism in Oliver that goes well beyond the call of regular duty.”
Over 3,900 BCAS employees contribute hundreds of hours of volunteer community support annually and are recognized for their achievements through the employee Awards of Excellence program.
In 2011/12, paramedics in Oliver responded to 771 pre-hospital 9-1-1 calls and completed 1,059 inter-facility patient transfers.
The Penticton Vees won their first RBC Cup in twenty-six years on Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Woodstock Slammers. The franchise’s last national championship came in 1986, when they won the then Centennial Cup under the Knights moniker. The Vees built a two goal first period lead, before a midgame comeback by the Slammers. Travis St. Denis opened the scoring on the power-play after he converted on a backdoor pass from Mario Lucia at 6:13; St. Denis’s first of the tournament. Steve Fogarty doubled the lead on a well-placed shot. Mike Reilly dished the puck to Fogarty in the circle before he let go a wrist-shot that beat Matt Murphy up high at 12:18. Woodstock didn’t take long to respond, as just sixty-one seconds later Bradley Greene cut the deficit in half after he redirected a shot past Mike Garteig at 13:19. The Slammers drew even, just before the eight minute mark of the second period. On a Slammers power-play, Nick Huard rushed in on the left-wing and put a quick shot over the glove of Garteig at 7:48. The Slammers went ahead for the first time in the game in the opening minutes of third period. Bradley Greene picked up his second goal of the game on a well-executed three-one two rush at 1:30; Greene tapped a puck in at the far-post after a cross-crease pass. Not deterred, the Vees pressed the Slammers trying to even the game at three’s. Their hard worked paid off when Bryce Gervais shoveled in a loose puck on the goal-line at 11:10. Steven Fogarty’s original shot hit the post but kicked back in the crease to Gervais, who pounced to nab his first of the tournament. A late power-play for Penticton turned into late game heroics by Joey Benik. Woodstock’s Jake Logan was sent off for tripping Travis St. Denis with just over two minutes left in the third. Benik broke the tie with a wrist-shot that eluded the glove of Matt Murphy at 19:09; the RBC Cup game-winning goal with just fifty-one seconds left. Final Score: 4-3 Vees Shots: 34-25 Vees Power-Plays: Vees 2/7 Slammers 1/3 Players of the Game:Vees- Steven Fogarty Slammers- Bradley Greene
News release and logo courtesy of the Penticton Vees