Archives for September 28, 2014
Worker Killed At Fernandes Farms Packing House 3719 – 62nd Avenue in Osoyoos.
A young male worker at Fernandes Farms Packing House was found unresponsive by morning staff early Friday. Reports from staff indicate that the individual in his early twenties was not on shift at the time, but fell from fruit bins that he had been climbing.
The BC Coroners Service said only that the death of a worker at Fernandes Farms Packing House in Osoyoos this week was “sudden”.
Interior Region Coroner Larry Marzinzik says the investigation of all unnatural, sudden and unexpected, unexplained or unattended deaths. It makes recommendations to improve public safety and prevent death in similar circumstances.
The idea is simple – an innovative program providing a way to buy local fruits and vegetables over the winter months, while directly supporting their local community.
Customers pay in advance to collect a bag of fresh produce from a designated location once a month. The sale of each bag nets a profit for the fundraising body. Farmers who supply to the program benefit from advance and flexible sales in addition to receiving a higher than average return for their produce. The 5-month season, which runs from October to February, means that the program is able to source locally grown, long-storing produce with preference given to organic suppliers.
Farm Bags contain 7-10 different kinds of fruit and veggies. Each bag weighs approximately 20lbs and is worth about $36 in the store. Each month, a newsletter is included with your Farm Bag that explains what is in your bag, recipes for using the produce and other useful information.
Over the season you can expect to receive carrots, potatoes, apples, plums, leeks, garlic, squash, beets, pears, parsnips and other delicious goodies.
The Farm Bag Fundraiser is a 5 month program, which begins in October and runs through February each year. Clients wishing to participate must order the full 5 month season, no sign-ups accepted after September. The total cost is $154.50, and payment is only accepted through the secure payment site PayPal… payment by cheque or cash is no longer accepted due to administrative costs.
The Oliver Okanagan Boys and Girls Club acts as a distribution centre. Farm Bags are purchased in advance, by visiting the Localmotive.ca website
1. Choose “Oliver Boys and Girls Club”
2. Farm Bag delivery days occur once a month on Thursday. You will receive a reminder before each pick up day. Visit Oliver Boys and Girls Club at 475 School Ave. to collect your produce and enjoy!
Currently the Farm Bag Fundraiser model is offered in South & Central Okanagan regions. Since launch, over $20,000 have been raised for community groups and schools and over 70,000 pounds of produce bought from local farmers to be delivered to the family tables of over 800 customers.
Please sign up before the end of September. The first Farmbag delivery to Oliver is Thursday, October 16th. Pick up time is between 1-4:30pm.
Please email or call me at 250-498-8844 if you have any questions. And please spread the word!!!
Centre Director- Oliver
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
This is to remind you to deliver your art to the Oliver Community Centre for the Fall Art Show and Sale
on Saturday, October 4th.
Delivery Times: last names A-M – 8:00 am to 9:00 am; last names N-Z – 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
All artwork must be ‘display ready’. Hanging wire ONLY acceptable for framed artwork.
Keep the receipt portion that is issued to you upon delivery. It must be produced in order to pick up your artwork on Sunday, Oct. 5th. Lineup starts at 5:00 pm.
(If you require a permanent record of your receipt, please make your own copy before art pickup on Sunday)
* If you haven’t been notified and wish to volunteer to do one of the many tasks during the show, please email
Sally at: email@example.com
See you at the show!
I was recently in London, England and at fruit stand, fresh cherries were for sale at 5 British Pounds per pound that is $9.00 per pound in our money, on closer inspection of the box, found they were from Summerland.
No, I didn’t buy any but nice to see our local produce for sale in other countries.
Photo and story by Dave Whalley
Two arts council Board members, Nathan Linders (second from right, on console, above) and Penelope Johnson, attended a technician training workshop and work party at the Frank Venables Theatre on Saturday September 27. They joined other interested volunteers from the community (left to middle): Steve, Mike, and Ron. Teaching the basics to the five stage hands were interim theatre manager Glen Cairns and theatre technician Dave Mai (pictured at right above).
Glen provided an overview of the safety features in the building, including operating the fire curtain, location of fire extinguishers and first aid equipment, and exits for audiences and stage crew. Dave Mai began with a colourful demonstration of the lighting board. With LED lights, a full colour palette is now available at the flick of a switch. The volunteers tried their hand at setting cues such as a sunset on the cyc (back wall).
Dave also introduced some of the intelligent lighting system (moving heads with gobos), creating colourful visuals with motorized “spots” and patterns of light and shadow to simulate a variety of environments such as underwater eddies, a disco, or forest leaves.
Dave continued his instruction with a tour of the catwalks above the audience (pictured above). Here the crew gained some familiarity with the two manually operated travel spots and learned how lights can be adjusted on the lighting bars. Having a head for heights came in handy!
Back in the booth, Dave explained how the sound board handles everything from announcements to the foyer and backstage, to individual mics and monitors for up to 48 separate performers, to a variety of vocal and instrumental sound effects for each mic. Music, video, and sound effects can also be run through the system via laptop.
The introductory session wrapped up with a backstage work party to label the dozens of mic cables and other equipment.
Thanks to www.oliverartscouncil.org and Penelope Johnson
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M. Diane Biernaskie
It’s the policy of ODN to publish some obituaries in full on the main page as we become aware of a notice ~ at the discretion of the publisher. Some families request that an obituary be published here and there is a charge for that. As a public service ~ ODN will publish this page on Sunday with updated information. Today’s page reflects notices published on the Nunes Pottinger website September 22nd to September 28th.