Applicants needed

bctreeBC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) requires an outstanding individual for the role of Assistant Plant Manager at our southern facilities to assist the Plant Manager in all aspects of plant operations for the main packinghouse and supporting satellite receiving, shipping and storage facilities.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We would like to thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, quoting competition: APM, with your salary expectations by October 3, 2014 to:

Human Resources BC Tree Fruits Cooperative 1473 Water Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J6 Fax: 250-470-4514 Email: hr@bctree.com

BC TREE FRUITS

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Challenge cup

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Movie Night in the Park

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Photographer John Chapman

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“Lace it up” – small crowd at Osoyoos and Oliver arenas

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In Oliver three youngsters on the ice getting a bit of attention from older hockey players in the SO Minor Hockey Association. Event billed as a way of getting a jump start on training.

Report of small turnout as well in Osoyoos this morning.

Could be the 75 outdoor temperature and “back to school” prep underway.

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Zoli’s view of a morning

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‘Hog heaven’ at local mall today

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The South Okanagan Motorcycle Toy Run collecting toys and donations for local needy children, dropped into the Oliver Place Mall to collect donations Sunday.

Even Santa Red showed up.

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Oliver Lions working in the community

FREE PUBLIC SKATING

Sponsored by the Oliver Lions Club

at the Oliver Arena

Sat.& Sun.

5:30pm to 6:45pm

through out the winter months.

Subject to change if there is a Hockey Tournament

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Elks Breakfast starts at 8:30 am – best deal in town

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October 7th – Irrigation turn off date

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Can you help out at the arena?

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Regular Sunday feature

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service

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Regular Sunday Feature

Obituaries Listed:

Trevor Amos Golobic

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 15th to September 21st.

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Sunny and bright – great time for kids at Sunkeya

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Connor and Arianna play with young alpacas in Willowbrook this morning

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Grand opening of fish hatchery in Penticton

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PIB Chief Jonathan Kruger, Terry Brewer-Grant County Commissioner, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Money from American utilities is being utilized in part to enhance fish habitat in the Okanagan.

The return of Okanagan Sockeye to our fishing grounds used to be only a dream”, says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “In the summer of 2010 we witnessed the salmon come back in the numbers not seen for 100 years. This hatchery is crucial to the Syilx people to realize their dream of restoring the n’titxw (Salmon), one of the ‘Four Food Chiefs,’ to their original habitat and rightful place in Syilx territory.

Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger says “This place is so special because we have an excellent facility and laboratory. We’re looking beyond Sockeye Salmon, looking at Chinook, maybe some Coho, there are even ideas of doing small projects with local sturgeon,” he said.

The 25,000 square foot salmon hatchery will have the capacity to rear up to eight million eggs.

Banner above is a slice of statue image (Clint George) on display at native fish hatchery.

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Freak’n messy – what year was this?

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Weekend focus

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive volunteers will be pick up on Saturday, September 20th.

Those who didn’t receive a bag can drop off non-perishable food donations at the Oliver Food Bank (6047 Station St.) between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on collection day: Today

For the last three years, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive has helped restock the Oliver food bank’s shelves after a busy summer. Our community donated over 5400 lbs. of non-perishable food to the Oliver Food Bank last year. It would be wonderful to reach or surpass that total this year! Thank you to all of our front-door food donors and community partners for their great support.

South Okanagan Minor Hockey – Lace ‘Em Up

Lace ‘Em Up is a free program for any new players ages 5-10 who are not yet registered for hockey. It will be held on Sunday September 21 at the Sun Bowl Arena in Osoyoos from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and again at the Oliver Arena from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. We will have players from the Osoyoos Coyotes helping out on the ice. Some equipment may be available if needed. Helmets are mandatory.

For registration details go to the Lace ‘Em Up article www.SOMHA.com

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3y X 4y = 108 – What is the value of y?

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Bob Fleming – stories?

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Exam date for senior students to change

front door22It is with great pleasure that I welcome all staff and students back to SOSS for our opening day on Monday September 22nd. We are very excited to have school back in session and I know our staff is very pleased to be back at work and doing what they love.

The school calendar for this year has not been changed but the first semester provincial exams will be moved and the semesters adjusted to make for an equitable number of instructional days in each semester.  We will be updating our school calendar on the website to reflect these changes.  There will be no additional days added to the calendar.

We look forward to an exciting year at SOSS.  Please remember to contact administration or teachers if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s education.

Marcus Toneatto
Principal
SOSS

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ORL seeks library page in Oliver

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Today

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Oliver Shoes

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Last day on this sale

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Schools will follow calendar for education year

B.C. has no plans to extend the school year to make up for three weeks of class time lost during the teachers’ strike,  Education Minister Peter Fassbender has confirmed.

“We have clearly agreed that we will move forward with the existing calendar and the remaining hours to make up any learning shortfalls that might have been there.”

Fassbender said he’s confident teachers will be able to provide students with the education they need regardless of the reduced instructional hours.

“We’ll be working through that. We’ve talked with the post-secondary as it relates to the grades 11 and 12 to make sure that there are no hiccups there for them in writing their exams. We will look at perhaps other exam dates to facilitate that,” said Fassbender.

Students will go back to school Monday.

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Notice

school districtSchool District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)

 

NEWS RELEASE – Agreement is Approved

We are pleased to confirm that the agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Public School Employers’ Association has been ratified.  Schools will re-open on Monday, September 22nd.  The first day of the school year will follow the normal opening day procedures with students attending for a half day.  For more information please see the letter to parents released to media and schools yesterday.  It can also be accessed from the District’s website at www.sd53.bc.ca.  If you have specific questions related to your child or school, please contact the school principal.  Contact information can also be access on our website.

Marieze Tarr, Chair
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)

September 19, 2014

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Garlic – great any way you use it

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Get to know garlic all over again at the third annual Garlic Festival, to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11am to 4pm at Hester Creek Estate Winery

A member of the onion family, there are hundreds of varieties of garlic used widely around the globe for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Find out all about it when local growers share their aromatic wares at Hester Creek’s Garlic Fest. Held in conjunction with the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, the festival features samples and sales of garlic and other local products; wine and food pairings from Hester Creek and Terrafina Restaurant; live, local entertainment; and much more.

Admission is by donation to the Farm to Table Lunch Program at nearby Oliver elementary school. Twice a week between October and May, students are treated to lunch made with ingredients from local farms, including plenty of fresh, seasonal vegetables.

“It’s a terrific program, one that we’re very proud to support,” says Mark Sheridan, General Manager of Hester Creek Estate Winery. “It promotes the use of ingredients from our local producers as well as healthy eating. It also helps raise awareness in the next generation of Okanagan Hester Creek Estate Winery is located at 877 Road 8, in Oliver, B.C. Visit Hestercreek.com for more information about the winery, about dining at Terrafina at Hester Creek and about the Third Annual Garlic Festival.

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