Archives for June 18, 2019
Randy Houle has been hired to the newly created Director of Development Services position, effective July 3, 2019.
As the Town Planner he will oversee a small department assuming responsibility for the long-term planning, current planning, building inspection, bylaw enforcement, subdivision and community development for the Town.
With 9 years of local government experience, Houle comes to Oliver from the City of Penticton, where he worked as a Planner for the past 3 years. At the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen he obtained a wealth of knowledge in GIS preparing Zoning/OCP and emergency mapping, and he led the Mosquito Control Program.
A recent graduate from the University of Waterloo (2018) he obtained his Master of Planning degree, and a Bachelors Degree with a major in Geography (2012) from the University of British Columbia. Being raised in Oliver and recently relocated back to the community, he has been volunteering his time on the RDOS Area C Advisory Planning Commission.
Ralph Raymond Riley
March 13, 1926 – April 17, 2019
On Wednesday, April 17,
Mr. Ralph Raymond Riley of Oliver and former long-time resident of Midway passed away peacefully at McKinney Place Extended Care at the age of 93 years.
He was predeceased by his daughter Donna; son Greg; siblings Charles, Jim, Paul, Virginia, Mary, Joseph, Nettie, Alice, Leonard, Emma and Mike.
Ralph will be fondly remembered by his loving family including daughter Carol (Peter); brother Pat (Barb); sister Sharon (Don); grandchildren Spencer and Sarah; great-grandchildren Alice and Dominic as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Over the years, Ralph served in the Canadian Armed Forces, worked for the CPR and Marshall Wells and was an orchardist in Oliver.
Ralph was a member of the Catholic Church, the Osoyoos Bowling Club and the Oliver Gun Club and won many awards over the years for shooting.
Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and always had a big garden.
A graveside urn interment will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Penticton Lakeview Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1:30 pm at the Oliver Legion Hall.
Donations are gratefully accepted for a veteran’s charity of choice.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Trenton Manossa-Gabriel (27 years old) from Oliver are among 20 Indigenous interns from across Canada selected to participate in this internship. This program chooses Canadian Indigenous youth to work and live overseas with a non-profit organization. This includes organizations in Costa Rica, Kenya, Guyana, Myanmar, and Nepal.
The program is a partnership between the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, the Northern Council for Global Cooperation, the Confederation of Mainland Mi’kmaq, the Native Council of PEI and GPI Atlantic.
Manossa-Gabriel, part of the Osoyoos Indian Band, will be working with the Alianza Nacional Rios y Cuencas de Costa Rica (ANRCCR) and the Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas de Talamanca (ACOMUITA). He will be providing program support on projects related to sustainable development and quality education.
The interns will meet in Ottawa for pre-departure training in August, before departing for their internships.
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Highway to Healing Support Society is preparing for their 2nd Annual FUN golf tournament. In order to continue to fund families from Osoyoos, Oliver and OK Falls who have to travel to obtain medical care for their children, H2H will host this 22 team fund raising tournament.
Fairview Mountain Golf Course will be bustling with energy on Saturday, July 6th. The event begins at noon with a pre-party, live music, light snacks, and fun and games.
At 2 o’clock, teams of five will tee off in a Texas scramble tournament. This year we are upping the ante – with more fun games, trivia contests, plinko, spin to win games and of course skill contests.
After the gold star dinner, golfers will be able to bid on silent and live auction items– including wine generously donated by both the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association and OK Falls Winery association, a weekend getaway trip to Vancouver, a week in Ixtapa at a massive penthouse condo with private infinity pool and more!
Our prize table is groaning with draw prizes and there are many opportunities to have fun and win prizes.
Drop online to www.highwaytohealing.org and sign up your team now! Come golf and provide your support to our local families. Thanks to people like you, Highway to Healing has been able to provide over $40,000 in funding for travel expenses in the4 past four years. We know the need is ongoing and hope to see you out golfing!