Teachers end strike, ratify agreement

Teachers end strike, ratify agreement

Students are back to school on Monday after the news that BC teachers ratified a contract with the provincial government. In a province-wide vote conducted on September 18, more th ...

House fire suspicious

House fire suspicious

The Oliver RCMP is looking for three men in connection with a suspicious house fire in Willowbrook on September 17. Police and members of the Willowbrook Fire Department responded ...

Tentative deal reached by teachers, government

Tentative deal reached by teachers, government

Ecstatic. That’s how School District 53 chair Marieze Tarr feels about the new tentative agreement between BC teachers and the government, which could see students back to school n ...

Playing with matches likely led to tragedy, coroner says

Playing with matches likely led to tragedy, coroner says

A coroner’s report on the death of an eight-year-old Oliver boy found that playing with matches likely led to last year’s tragedy. Cody O’Connor died after a motorhome fire in Cent ...

Oliver arena ice gets fresh coat of paint

Oliver arena ice gets fresh coat of paint

Parks and Recreation staff have been busy preparing the Oliver arena for action. Shown from left are Paige MacPherson, Norm Card and Slade Wagner painting the ice lines. The first ...

Telus donates big to Frank Venables Theatre

Telus donates big to Frank Venables Theatre

Frank Venables Theatre received a boost on Tuesday, Sept. 9 when Telus donated $16,825 to the facility. Local Telus manager Brian Wilman said the company donated $25 for each perso ...

SMALL APPLIANCE & POWER TOOL ROUND-UP WILL BE A HOOT!

Recycling Collection Event to Divert Waste from Landfill, Raise Awareness about Threatened and Endangered Wildlife (VANCOUVER, B.C.) SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – This Saturday, September 27, T2 Market in Oliver will turn its attention to the recycling of small appliances and power tools through the ElectroRecycle pro more ...

September 25, 2014 (0) comments

Spiderman ready to touch down in Oliver

It's movie night in Oliver. The amazing community movie night! Spider-Man 2, presented by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and Oliver Parks and Recreation, will be shown this evening on the big screen at the community bandshell. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to help out the boys and girls more ...

September 26, 2014 (0) comments

Curling season is fast approaching

The leaves are changing colour, and falling, the ice is now in use at the Oliver skating rink, and soon, Eastlink Curling Centre will be busy with its many leagues in operation. The Oliver Curling Club is hosting the first of its registration nights this evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eastlink Curling Cent more ...

September 26, 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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