Archives for December 1, 2018
An elderly lady was waiting to cross the street at the lighted intersection. Not being very steady on her feet, nor quick in her step, she double checked the traffic when the walk signal came on. By the time she began to step into the crosswalk the walk signal disappeared and she had to wait again. “I wish someone would help me get across the street,” was her thinking. At that point a gentleman came along and asked, “May I take your arm as we cross the street?” She willingly agreed. Partway across the street the gentleman tripped and fell. “What happened?” asked the lady. “You’d almost think you were blind not to have seen that pothole.” “I am almost blind,” responded the man. “That’s why I asked for your help. I’m trying to cope without my white cane.”
Should we choose between crying over a lost ability, laughing at the situation, get angry about an obstacle or just give in to using the cane? Maybe even all four! It’s an imaginary story but real life for some.
This man is suppose to appear for court on December 13 for trial on serious criminal charges.
But some judge released this nice man and police are searching for him. For all the investigation and work by the Crown this matter could be delayed and delayed because…… someone is on the lam.
Arrest of Oliver Resident
On February 15th Oliver RCMP were conducting pro-active patrols within the Town of Oliver. At approximately 11:00 am police pulled over a suspicious vehicle with a burnt out taillight. Upon further investigation police arrested the driver, Jeremy Hargreaves, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Fail to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking by being in control of a Motor Vehicle without the Owner Present.
Hargreaves is white 5 ft 11 inch and 210 pounds – brown hair blue eyes
Source: Info Tel News, JAN 20 2017
An Oliver man sentenced to 150 days in jail for possession of stolen property and three breaches will be incarcerated on property he was just evicted from.
Jeremy Leslie Hargreaves will spend jail time in the newly opened Okanagan Correctional Centre, which is located on land owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band. Hargreaves had been living on the reserve up until recently when he was evicted by the band’s council after numerous police visits to his residence.
Crown prosecutor Ann Lerechs told court on Thursday, Jan. 19, Hargreaves’ troubles with the law continued while on probation for a June 11, 2015, conviction on an assault charge.
He was identified while pawning a drill taken in a March vehicle break and enter in Penticton, and found to be in breach of conditions of his probation on the 2015 conviction, so a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police arrested Hargreaves on June 22. He was released the same day, and on July 20 breached his curfew conditions. After being arrested and released once again, he was found in breach of curfew conditions on Nov. 22, and arrested Jan. 22 , 2017.
What is Highway to Healing
Although many groups, organizations and governmental programs provide much support for these families, including financial and residency support, there are still many costs families have to incur themselves. These costs can include fuel, meals, overnight stays before early morning appointments and many smaller expenses, such as parking, that add up over the period of an extended medical treatment.
Supporters of Highway to Healing realized the need existed to form a group under the Societies Act in 2014 and H2H is now a registered not for profit charity. With a volunteer working Board, our mission is to compassionately assist families in our community who have a child, 19 or under, requiring medical care that is not locally available. Highway to Healing’s purpose is to supplement community assistance and be prepared to provide support when travel for medical treatment is required.
The Society is also a comprehensive source of information about other organizations who are ready and willing to assist.
Our goal is to provide immediate and direct financial support to families; within 24 hours of a request we e-transfer funds. We do not require vast amounts of paperwork, and seek always to relieve the burden, not add to it. Ongoing support is provided as families complete treatment, yet must continue to travel for check ups and follow up appointments. Assistance can be one time, or ongoing over a period of time.
Fundraising includes soliciting donations from local service clubs and groups, corporate donations, an annual Ride to Provide and now an Annual fun golf tournament.
In 2017, the budget for the Society increased enough to be able to extend our service area beyond Oliver, to include families from Osoyoos and OK Falls.
Since inception, we have provided over $35,000 in support to more than 20 families.
Oliver Daily News – a proud sponsor of H2H