Fire destroys car after midnight

Fire destroys car after midnight

A licence plate was basically all that was left after a car fire on Road 7 just after midnight on Friday. Oliver Fire Department spokesman Rob Graham said the vehicle was fully eng ...

Education minister extends olive branch to end strike

Education minister extends olive branch to end strike

Education Minister Peter Fassbender has extended an olive branch to end the teachers' strike in BC. Fassbender invited lead negotiators, including teachers' federation president Ji ...

Bomb maker sentenced

Bomb maker sentenced

An Oliver man who stuck his neck out for his brother must now undergo counselling. Last week 24-year-old Eric Daoust was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years’ probation for m ...

Oliver cop takes ‘ice bucket challenge’

Oliver cop takes ‘ice bucket challenge’

Corporal Sean Hall from the Oliver RCMP took the "ice bucket challenge" on Wednesday. "I don't usually take part  in viral challenges, but this is different," Hall said after Sgt. ...

Advice for Oliver school children and parents: Don’t hold your breath for September 2 start of school

Advice for Oliver school children and parents: Don’t hold your breath for September 2 start of school

Board, parents anxious for back to school normalcy School District 53 is waiting like everyone else to see if classrooms will open for students on September 2. But board chair Mari ...

SOSS graduate awarded Top Academic Medal

SOSS graduate awarded Top Academic Medal

The Governor General of Canada has recognized a recent graduate of Southern Okanagan Secondary School for his academic achievements. Matthew Tester from Oliver has been awarded the ...

Education minister extends olive branch to end strike

Education Minister Peter Fassbender has extended an olive branch to end the teachers' strike in BC. Fassbender invited lead negotiators, including teachers' federation president Jim Iker to meet with him in order to resolve the strike by next Tuesday when students are supposed to head back to school. "To make more ...

August 28, 2014 (0) comments

Oliver students learn big cultural lesson in Bandai

 Kali Gabriel-Baptiste has never been so spoiled in her life after a recent trip to Bandai, Japan. But just don’t ask her to eat fish on a stick again unless the guts have been taken out. The Grade 9 student from SOSS was one of seven who was selected to experience Bandai as part of Oliver’s sister-city excha more ...

August 27, 2014 (0) comments

New beginnings at Oliver Parks and Recreation

The end of summer represents a major transition for most, and the same is true at the Oliver Community Centre. This year, however, the change of the season brings some very exciting new recreation opportunities. The Fall/Winter Recreation Guide is packed full of fun and educational programs and classes for al more ...

August 27, 2014 (0) comments
  • Musings in the Town of Oliver

    The Town of Oliver won’t be the same when Tom Szalay leaves his position as municipal manager this summer. But it looks like council chose a good cand more ...

    July 11, 2014
  • Farm work is risky business

    Last week’s accident in an orchard off Ryegrass Road is proof that farming is hazardous work. Pesticides can poison you, confined spaces can kill you, more ...

    June 26, 2014
  • Anxiety among pupils big deal

    While we may not agree with teachers’ wage demands (they make good money), we back them 100  per cent when it comes to more one-on-one support for chi more ...

    June 05, 2014
  • Do your kids a big favour

    As a parent, it’s frustrating to no end. You come home from work and see your child on the computer playing “Animal Jam” or some other addictive game. more ...

    May 29, 2014
  • Photos are worth many words but they can be too powerful

    It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That expression probably originated in a US newspaper early in the 20th century, though som more ...

    May 21, 2014
  • Council News

    New bylaw officer appointed   Council has appointed Joseph Venance Yvon Servais as the Town’s new bylaw enforcement officer. In fact, he was seen more ...

    May 21, 2014
  • Council News

    Tax rates bylaw nearing adoption Council is set to adopt its tax rates bylaw. The average Oliver residence, based on an assessed value of $282,857, wi more ...

    May 08, 2014
  • Council favours referendum over the APP

    Town council has decided that a referendum is the best method to seek approval for public funding to operate the Frank Venables Theatre. At a recent m more ...

    May 01, 2014
  • Council set to adopt five-year plan

    Oliver council is one meeting away from adopting its five-year financial plan. On Monday it gave first three readings to the plan, which will see a $9 more ...

    April 03, 2014
  • Council News

    Soapbox derby planned The 1st Oliver Cubs and Beavers is hosting a soapbox derby on Skagit Avenue on April 26. The cubs asked council for permission t more ...

    April 03, 2014

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