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What is a blog?
What is a website?
Both are formats on the same WWW internet
A blog list subjects, articles, pictures in a chronological format and thrives on a lot of change to make it current and relevant
A website is usually more static. Go to it on Monday it looks like an apple. Look at it a week later… it has not changed into an apricot. Still an apple.
Blog formats can be purchased off the wall.
Web formats can be purchased off the wall.
Jack Bennest owns ODN – www.oliverdailynews.com is his website – like those of Castanet, Global Okanagan, the Vancouver Sun.
Calling Jack Bennest a blogger is a way that newspaper staff put down the competition that is killing them.
Town of Oliver is constructing a base for a Columbarium area at the cemetery.
It is constructed with concrete and will have paving stones installed in areas as well. We will start with one Columbarium unit that will have 60 niches available for purchase – prices yet to be determined.
The actual unit arrives this week and will be the centre piece situated on the middle pad.
Future Columbarium pieces will be added in the future as needed. All work done by Town crews and the supplier of the fixture is Nelson Granite.
Hedley volunteer fire fighters responded to a call at 2:24 am to Scott Avenue and White Street
Fire destroyed a historic restaurant
The Hitching Post burned quickly to the ground after a fire broke out overnight.
No known injuries by EMS called and Osoyoos car dispatched to Hedley as a back up
The Hitching Post Restaurant building was one of the first permanent structures in Hedley. It was built by L.W. Shatford and opened in May of 1903 as a one story building. It was quickly doubled in size with a second story being added. The second floor was used as a Masonic dance hall. Old Timers tell tales of dancing until 4 am and knocking all the glassware off the store shelves below despite the 8” x 8” posts used to stabilize it.
Some info and picture from Castanet
After a long summer of smoke, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is encouraging agricultural properties that are removing fruit trees and grape vines to grind rather than burn. Stumps, trunks and vines tend to smolder when burnt, sending off thick smoke. The Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys trap smoke creating problems for people with breathing difficulties.
In Penticton, Oliver, Keremeos and surrounding rural areas, the RDOS will pay for ¾ of the cost of grinding onsite whole agricultural trees and vines. Growers can contact the Regional District for a free quote. The chips will be left onsite as mulch. Agriculturists are asked to contact the RDOS by the end of October if they require chipping this year.
Agriculturists in the Campbell Mountain, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Keremeos Landfill service areas can also contact the RDOS to bring agricultural trees, prunings and vines to local RDOS landfills. Materials will be ground and used at the landfill. Anyone hauling in agricultural organic waste to a landfill can contact the RDOS to make an appointment to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The RDOS also works with agriculturists to dispose of agricultural plastics. In the past, farmers have burned ground cover plastic, plastic pipes and netting. These plastics can be accepted at RDOS landfills free of charge if the materials are bagged or bound appropriately. Information on how to package agricultural plastics for free disposal is available through the RDOS.
For more information on agricultural whole tree chipping and acceptance of materials at the Campbell Mountain, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Keremeos Landfills, contact the RDOS Solid Waste Division at 250-490-4129, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org