Travel pix weekend

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Oliver Daily News tries to publish the best of the best when it comes to photographs that tell a story or show the beauty of nature.

This coming weekend is “TRAVEL” special.

You are invited to send in your best from around the world taken within the recent past 2013-2015. They can be camping pictures as well. Please send and size them to about 1000 pixels square – anything smaller doesn’t make much of an impact.

Saturday will be a TRAVEL day for the publisher – so pictures will be published all day on that day.

Thanks for the contributions on this in the past and for the ones coming in this week.

AND I would prefer them to NOT be fire pictures.

Ponderosa Festival on hold

fire map aug 19Ponderosa Festival Now On Hold

Stand by as Ponderosa Festival is currently on hold. At this stage we cannot say that Ponderosa is moving ahead at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds as scheduled this (Friday to Sunday) August 21-23.

Organizers are actively monitoring the status of the fire and are doing our best to address the situation in the safest and most practical way possible.

Final announcement Thursday at 9am. Stay tuned.

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Current Road Conditions 7am Wednesday

Forest Fire Highway 33 Both directions – Closed from Rock Creek to Beaverdell because of Forest Fire. Thick smoke and wildfires pose significant safety concerns for motorists. No estimated time of opening; fire is not contained. Eastbound detour through Hwy 3 to Osoyoos and North on Hwy 97.
Debris on Road Highway 3 Both directions – Fallen Rock and Debris on Road from Christina Lake to Paulson Bridge (24.1 km). Please watch for emergency crews.
Forest Fire: Highway 3 Both directions – Forest Fire 15 km east of Christina Lake to Junction with Highway 3B at Nancy Greene Lake (32.1 km). The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic.