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By By-law Oliver Outlaws The Dog Days Of Summer

June 3, 2012
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By By-law Oliver Outlaws The Dog Days Of Summer

 The Ironical Newshound noses an odiferous dogmatic dog-by-law. Does her smelling another doggone by-law make one ask, does our dog eat dog world smell because it’s working like a dog’s breakfast? Even though her nose knows every dog has its day, she’d rather die like a dog than be dognapped by the dogcatcher. Doggedly...

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Oliver Water Meters Outsmart Electorate

May 30, 2012
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Oliver Water Meters Outsmart Electorate

That in the near future, Orwellian Pocket-Desert Denizens, who take responsibility to decrease water usage, will be the cause for water rate increases, is a modern day example of doublespeak. Is “rewarding” those Oliver citizens who waste less water with a pocketbook penalty, hypocritical? Yes! But not as hypocritical as the Area C director...

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Sunshine Café Under Siege Awaiting Attack

May 6, 2012
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Sunshine Café Under Siege Awaiting Attack

Why would the 7-Eleven’s malicious manageress insinuate to those who would listen, the Sunshine Café a “drug-dealing den” and why would she inform, collaborate and further her intentionally wrong and spiteful fabrication with Police? Why, because the straightforward sunshine server would not kowtow to the dark draconian dragoness’ delirious demands and demeanour. We understand...

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Sunshine Café Grows Grass

May 6, 2012
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Sunshine Café Grows Grass

Grass? Wheatgrass! What were you thinking? Thinking otherwise deserves a cup of 7-Eleven coffee. Nutritionally, wheatgrass is a complete food that contains almost all of the 102 earth elements. There is no substitute for good grass any more than there is for water, sunshine and air. Socrates said, “Bad men live that they may...

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Major Mayors Muse Medical Marijuana Moot – Minor Mayor Mute

April 28, 2012
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Major Mayors Muse Medical Marijuana Moot – Minor Mayor Mute

“the case demonstrating the failure and harms of marijuana prohibition is airtight” Four former B.C. attorneys-general endorsed by B.C.’s chief provincial medical health officer in concert with nine Major B.C. Mayors, in calling for an end to marijuana prohibition, cite the Angus Reid poll confirming only 12 per cent of British Columbians support the...

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Tall Taletellers Tell Tall Tales

April 12, 2012
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Tall Taletellers Tell Tall Tales

Previous Politico Tall Taletellers 1) “I was on the hike & bike trail at 7 a.m. the day they took the Mesa down” 2) “I served in the Canadian Armed Forces” 3) “I am extremely upset that by simply saying, ‘we’re not going to turn on your water’, fruit trees can be killed”. Present...

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Despite The Spite And Might Centennial Park Lives

April 1, 2012
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Despite The Spite And Might Centennial Park Lives

In Centennial Park, from April Fools Day until the Wine Capital’s Wine Carnival Closing Ceremony Day, visiting and vacationing is tolerated.   In Centennial Park, from the Wine Carnival Closing Day until All Fools Day, there will be neither holidaying nor picnicking in the Park – No Fooling! Centennial Park deeded in perpetuity as parkland...

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Wine Village People Embark On Core Review And Hotel Study

March 18, 2012
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Wine Village People Embark On Core Review And Hotel Study

Just after the free taxi snafu Oliver Mayor & Council, behind closed doors, feel the need to hide their “need” for a diversionary Core Services Review. Consultants rarely bite the hands that feed them so “results” will probably reflect the need for more and higher paid administrators and fewer lower paid workers. The chosen...

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Patton Listens & Reports As Hovanes Talks

March 18, 2012
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Patton Listens & Reports As Hovanes Talks

“We kept it closed primarily because we didn’t want to cause any angst with the union negotiators. We didn’t want to make it a negotiation issue,” said Mayor Ron Hovanes. “Now that we have settled the contract, we thought we need to remove this from closed and let the community know this is the...

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In Oliver Divide And Rule Runs Rampant

March 11, 2012
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In Oliver Divide And Rule Runs Rampant

Should Oliver’s Administrators live in the Town that pays them? Oliver’s Chief Financial Officer lives in Kelowna – the Director of Development Services in Westbank and the Director of Operations in Summerland. Oliver’s Corporate Officer and Manager of Financial Services are both Pentictonians. Only Oliver’s Municipal Manager lives in Oliver, bringing new meaning to...

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Constructed And Crushed Without Permit

March 4, 2012
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Constructed And Crushed Without Permit

Despite the obvious and imminent certainty of fire spread and public safety concerns, the former Mesa barkeep alleges his building was torn down without his permission. That the building was under wholesale construction, without Building Permit, allowing unsupervised and unqualified electricians and construction personnel to have their way with the building seems not to...

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Oliver’s Economic Desert Ships…Sea-Cans

February 28, 2012
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Oliver’s Economic Desert Ships…Sea-Cans

Although Oliver’s Desert Ship is visible from many vantage spots, from Councilor Doerr’s Brazilian wax location one is treated to an unobstructed view. The sight of a Sea-Can in the heart of our Economically Deserted Community speaks volumes to those unfamiliar with Oliver’s unique management style. Most, if not all other British Columbian Communities...

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