Setting cruise control causes collision: police

Setting cruise control causes collision: police

Setting your cruise control can cause distraction, resulting in a collision and injuries. That's what one local man learned following a four-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Oka ...

Mount Baldy sale now complete

Mount Baldy sale now complete

The sale of Mount Baldy’s operation and assets to a new buyer is now official. Gary Powroznik, managing director of G-Force Group and receiver, announced Thursday that the sale of ...

New information surfaces on dog attack

New information surfaces on dog attack

New information has come to light in a recent incident in Lion’s Park where a dog bit a woman walking her three Chihuahuas. Sources from the Town of Oliver and bylaw enforcement sa ...

Zoning amendment for Kiwanis Manor project heads to hearing

Zoning amendment for Kiwanis Manor project heads to hearing

  A zoning amendment bylaw to facilitate a significant renovation project at Kiwanis Manor will be the subject of a public hearing August 8. The Oliver Kiwanis Senior Citizens ...

Town investigates medical marijuana issue

Town investigates medical marijuana issue

The Town of Oliver is bracing for the potential reality of medical marijuana access being available in the community. That reality came to light after a presentation to council on ...

Many drivers not heeding new 4-way stop

Many drivers not heeding new 4-way stop

Many drivers in Oliver are reportedly not heeding the new 4-way stop on Fairview Road and Spartan Street. The change was implemented on Monday as a traffic calming measure and safe ...

Riley Martin, Oliver paraplegic, completes 2.1 km lake swim

Riley Martin, Oliver paraplegic, completes 2.1 km lake swim

Riley Martin from Oliver continues to prove that physical disabilities only hinder your success  when you allow them to. Recently the man was the first high level paraplegic to att ...

Ministry says no to reinstating crosswalk downtown

Ministry says no to reinstating crosswalk downtown

The Ministry of Transportation has turned down a request from the Town of Oliver to paint another crosswalk at Bank Avenue and Main Street. Mayor Ron Hovanes wrote the ministry las ...

Woman shaken after dog attack in park

Woman shaken after dog attack in park

An Oliver woman believes that some officials are hiding behind rules and regulations rather than protecting the public from dogs in local parks. That’s how Lucille Israel felt afte ...

Dog lover promotes more off-leash areas in Oliver

Dog lover promotes more off-leash areas in Oliver

Pat Hampson loves dogs, and the more freedom they have to run around off-leash the better, he says. That’s why the former mayor is promoting more off-leash areas in Oliver. Hampson ...

Rattlesnakes feared, misunderstood

Rattlesnakes feared, misunderstood

More British Columbians are afraid of snakes than anything else, other than terrorism, according to a recent poll. But snake biologist Jared Maida, in charge of the Snake Research ...

Setting cruise control causes collision: police

Setting your cruise control can cause distraction, resulting in a collision and injuries. That's what one local man learned following a four-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Okanagan Amusements in Penticton on July 27. According to police, the driver of a Hyundai was setting his cruise control when he cros more ...

July 29, 2016 (0) comments

Girls hockey club searching for stars

She shoots, she scores! The Shooting Stars all-female hockey team is looking for new recruits, and they’ll be opening up the ice this week for young girls interested in trying out the sport for free. “These girls have so much fun playing hockey,” said head coach Charmaine Casorso. “There’s great energy for al more ...

July 26, 2016 (0) comments

Pit bull musings

It’s easy to bash pit bulls, but sometimes the breed makes it too easy when they attack people in public places. Last week a pit bull charged out of the bush in Lion’s Park and bit a lady walking her dogs. (While some officials may categorize the incident as a bite, it was an attack – a dog that bites you is more ...

July 26, 2016 (2) comments

Riley Martin, Oliver paraplegic, completes 2.1 km lake swim

Riley Martin from Oliver continues to prove that physical disabilities only hinder your success  when you allow them to. Recently the man was the first high level paraplegic to attempt and complete a 2.1-kilometre swim across Okanagan Lake. His time was 1:02.42 -  unofficially the fastest time for a wheelchai more ...

July 26, 2016 (0) comments
  • Pit bull musings

    It’s easy to bash pit bulls, but sometimes the breed makes it too easy when they attack people in public places. Last week a pit bull charged out of t more ...

    July 26, 2016
  • Thorough, not negative

    We wouldn’t characterize Town staff reports as negative, as one councillor describes them. They are thorough, but not negative. Shawn Goodsell’s repor more ...

    July 19, 2016
  • A mountain of compromise

    To many people Oliver Mountain is sacred ground when it comes to ecosystem preservation and wildlife protection. Ecosystems like this can’t afford fur more ...

    July 13, 2016
  • The do’s and the don’ts

    The Chronicle has some parting advice for our high school graduates. Actually, it’s a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that we hope the grads will keep in more ...

    July 06, 2016
  • Give em back their school

    Hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but what took the provincial government so long to come up with the funds to keep rural schools open? Recently more ...

    June 22, 2016

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