Campfire ban in Oliver remains in effect

Campfire ban in Oliver remains in effect

Campfires remain banned for all properties in the Oliver Fire Protection Area. Residents are reminded that conditions remain dry in the South Okanagan and with rising temperatures ...

Van man defends campout at lake

Van man defends campout at lake

What Gordon Campbell calls urban camping the local RCMP considers squatting. For over a month, Campbell has been living out of his 1994 white Pontiac van on a pull-off near the sou ...

Coronation gives Oliver new Ambassadors

Coronation gives Oliver new Ambassadors

The face of Oliver has been given a makeover. After representing the community for the past year, the Town’s three Ambassadors passed the torch at last weekend’s coronation at Fran ...

Firehall Brewery gets new partners

Firehall Brewery gets new partners

Firehall Brewery in Oliver is very excited to announce the addition of two new active partners to its business team. Danielle and Dermott Hutton will be relocating with their young ...

Okanagan Falls fire mopped up

Okanagan Falls fire mopped up

The wildfire in Okanagan Falls last Sunday night created panic among some residents on Green Lake Road who scrambled to leave their homes. But by Monday morning there were only a f ...

Agriculture minister pays Gleaners a visit

Agriculture minister pays Gleaners a visit

BC Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick stopped at Okanagan Gleaners today and tasted some dried onions during a tour of the South Okanagan. The minister, accompanied by MLA Linda Lar ...

Okanagan Falls fire 75 per cent contained

Okanagan Falls fire 75 per cent contained

A wildfire that ripped through a hillside in Okanagan Falls Sunday night is 75 per cent contained, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Spot fires are still visible above Green La ...

Aviator will celebrate his 90th birthday flying Oliver’s friendly skies

Aviator will celebrate his 90th birthday flying Oliver’s friendly skies

Spotting an airplane in the sky was exciting feat when Jim and Anne Thibodeau were school-aged in the 1930s because it was the only occasion when they and their classmates were all ...

Medici’s owner is miffed with summer road repairs

Medici’s owner is miffed with summer road repairs

The owner of Medici’s Gelateria says the Town could have been more diligent when it planned to repave Fairview Road. “Fairview Road running from the 7-Eleven up past the high schoo ...

Fly-in Breakfast dedicated to fine diners from the sky

Fly-in Breakfast dedicated to fine diners from the sky

Pilots and drivers alike have been invited to hang out at the local hangars this weekend, with the South Okanagan Flying Club hosting their annual fly-in breakfast at the Oliver Ai ...

Town of Oliver weighs in on marijuana legalization

Town of Oliver weighs in on marijuana legalization

The Town of Oliver is doing its homework on medical marijuana by looking into the implications of pot shops and how they will be governed. Corporate Officer Diane Vaykovich recentl ...

Campfire ban in Oliver remains in effect

Campfires remain banned for all properties in the Oliver Fire Protection Area. Residents are reminded that conditions remain dry in the South Okanagan and with rising temperatures this past week, and no rain in sight, conditions are extreme. All open fires, fireworks, tiki torches and other types of burning a more ...

August 25, 2016 (0) comments

Six horse races planned for Saturday’s event at Desert Park track in Osoyoos

This Saturday should see lots of horse racing action at Desert Park in Osoyoos with six races planned. That’s the word from Mike Valliere, president of the Desert Park Exhibition Society, who said there will be five thoroughbred races and one for quarter horses. Gates open at noon and there is a parade to the more ...

August 17, 2016 (0) comments

Comment insulting to Town staff

David Badger’s insulting comment regarding the expertise level of municipal employees in Oliver amazes me. (See August 17 edition of the Oliver Chronicle.) He states that business is better than last year but tells the Chronicle that it would have been better if the road work had not occurred. Is it possible more ...

August 25, 2016 (0) comments

Fly-in breakfast on radar in Oliver

It was pretty easy for diners to notice they were in the company of pilots at last weekend’s “Fly-in” breakfast at the Oliver Municipal Airport. “It’s all about throttle position,” one aviator could be heard saying. “What have ya got for a headset?” asked another. “Things sure have changed up there since I …” more ...

August 25, 2016 (0) comments
  • Comment insulting to Town staff

    David Badger’s insulting comment regarding the expertise level of municipal employees in Oliver amazes me. (See August 17 edition of the Oliver Chroni more ...

    August 25, 2016
  • Outgoing Ambassadors look back and ahead

    As we have now completed our year as Oliver Ambassadors, we have many experiences to share, and thanks to give. After being named Oliver Ambassadors w more ...

    August 25, 2016
  • Sheer Cannabliss

    A little cannabis butter in your coffee today? It seems to be the flavour of the week as Town council reluctantly dips its toes into the marijuana poo more ...

    August 17, 2016
  • Pondering the TPP

    If it turns out democracy is a sham and the world is actually ruled by a team of dark capitalist overlords, then the Trans Pacific Partnership makes a more ...

    August 17, 2016
  • Let’s be FireSmart

    Thirty-eight abandoned campfires in our fire region on the BC Day long weekend is totally unacceptable, to put it nicely. Actually, it’s criminal, and more ...

    August 09, 2016

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