Freak’n Farmer race a blast for 700-plus participants

Freak’n Farmer race a blast for 700-plus participants

It appeared to be a record year for attendance at today's Freak'n Farmer adventure race at Covert Farms. More than 700 people took part in the obstacle race, which saw participants ...

Bylaw officer resigns over lack of support from Town management

Bylaw officer resigns over lack of support from Town management

Oliver’s bylaw enforcement officer has hung up his uniform for good because of a perceived lack of support from the Town. Donald Lowndes said he resigned last week in order to prot ...

Building destroyed by fire

Building destroyed by fire

A single storey building that was slated to be rented out was destroyed this morning in a fire on Tucelnuit Drive. Oliver Fire Department spokesman Rob Graham said the structure (n ...

Cone of silence fell on Parks Canada when province pulled plug on national park

Cone of silence fell on Parks Canada when province pulled plug on national park

  A cone of public silence dropped over Parks Canada officials in the two months following the B.C. government’s abrupt announcement in December 2011 that it was ending talks ...

Public invited to Bird Migration Day event

Public invited to Bird Migration Day event

Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance is hosting a Bird Migration Day open house at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 am to noon. The public is invit ...

Stolen motorhome recovered in Oliver

Stolen motorhome recovered in Oliver

A stolen motorhome from Osoyoos was recovered in Oliver on Tuesday. On September 20 a brown and gold coloured, 34-foot 2008 Chevrolet Seneca “C” Class motorhome was stolen from a p ...

Two new archivists hired in Oliver

Two new archivists hired in Oliver

Summer may be almost over, but the Oliver and District Heritage Society’s Archives is buzzing with new growth and opportunity. Earlier this year, the ODHS was delighted to be the r ...

‘Snowy Joey’ striving to save Mt. Baldy

‘Snowy Joey’ striving to save Mt. Baldy

A phoenix is rising out of the ashes at Mount Baldy. The ski resort’s new managing director ‘Snowy Joey’ O’Brien doesn’t have any doubts about his plan. “This is my third ski resor ...

Town supports outdoor smoking prohibition call

Town supports outdoor smoking prohibition call

The Town of Oliver is supporting the Canadian Cancer Society in its call to prohibit smoking (or vape products) in outdoor public places. Council agreed to write a letter of suppor ...

Food Drive sees tremendous results in Oliver

Food Drive sees tremendous results in Oliver

I am once again amazed at the generosity of our wonderful community. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to put together a food donation for the 6th annual BC Thanksgiving ...

Thousands to flock to Rock Creek Fall Fair this weekend

Thousands to flock to Rock Creek Fall Fair this weekend

  Affectionately known as “The biggest little country fair around,” the Rock Creek Fall Fair is once again expected to draw close to 9,000 people to the Rock Creek Fairgrounds ...

‘Everyone is so happy here’

Sponsored Content We catch up with BCAA’s first-ever $100,000 Play Here winners. In July, after over 500 nominations and 300,000 public votes, BCAA declared that Lillooet REC Centre and Victoria’s Torquay Elementary would each receive a $100,000 play space transformation as winners in the first-ever BCAA Play more ...

September 12, 2016 (0) comments

Freak’n Farmer race a blast for 700-plus participants

It appeared to be a record year for attendance at today's Freak'n Farmer adventure race at Covert Farms. More than 700 people took part in the obstacle race, which saw participants stacking barrels, flipping tractor tires, and crawling under barbed wire in the mud. Costume-wearers turned some heads, particula more ...

September 24, 2016 (0) comments

Tennis tourney sees a lot of ‘love’

The Oliver Tennis Club held their Memorial Tennis Tournament on September 10 & 11. The tournament, organized by Greg Smith and   Nieves Windley, brought together 36 mixed doubles players, including both local talent and visitors from Kelowna, Summerland, Penticton and Osoyoos. Some great tennis was on dis more ...

September 14, 2016 (0) comments

Need some accountability

While the bass are exchanging high-fives amidst all that extra milfoil in Vaseux Lake, the same can’t be said about the residents. The lake is a real mess, overgrown with algae and weeds, which make it a chore to paddle a kayak or retrieve a lure. (Again, bass must be calling all the neighbours for a block pa more ...

September 21, 2016 (0) comments

School open house/potluck a huge success

Oliver Elementary School's "Young Farmers" were the stars of the evening on Thursday night during the school's open house/potluck in the gymnasium. The students, who have been nurturing their gardens all summer, set up tables to sell their produce. Little entrepreneurs they were. Parents and grandparents also more ...

September 16, 2016 (0) comments
  • Need some accountability

    While the bass are exchanging high-fives amidst all that extra milfoil in Vaseux Lake, the same can’t be said about the residents. The lake is a real more ...

    September 21, 2016
  • Pondering the fauxstal strike

    It’s a remarkable symbol of societal progress when everyone involved in a public postal system can refuse to work and still be guaranteed to keep thei more ...

    September 16, 2016
  • The dreaded lunch kit

    Listen up, men. There is a right way and a wrong way to stay out of trouble with your wife during back to school planning for your children. I did it more ...

    September 14, 2016
  • Behind every great event like FOG there is a fantastic committee

    With the upcoming 20th annual Festival of the Grape coming soon, I wanted to be sure that everyone is aware of the work that goes on behind the scenes more ...

    September 14, 2016
  • Shop till you drop

    Our justice system has been compromised once again by the practice of “judge shopping.” What will they allow next – weekend jail sentences? You’re rig more ...

    September 07, 2016

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