Properties evacuated as fire grows in Testalinden Creek

Properties evacuated as fire grows in Testalinden Creek

Twenty-seven properties along Fairview Road, Old Golf Course Road and Willowbrook Road have been given evacuation orders as the Testalinden Creek fire grows northward. These homes ...

Regional district expands evacuation alert

Regional district expands evacuation alert

Increased wildfire growth in the Testalinda Creek area has prompted the regional district to expand its evacuation alert for some Oliver residents. Properties along Tinhorn Creek, ...

Valley First hosts bake sale for Carson Ruhland

Valley First hosts bake sale for Carson Ruhland

If you like baked goods and good causes, visit Valley First Credit Union today, where staff are hosting a bake sale fundraiser for the late Carson Ruhland. Representative Adrienne ...

Parry hoists PGA of BC trophy again

Parry hoists PGA of BC trophy again

In a down to the wire win on Tuesday, Bryn Parry hoisted the William Thompson trophy for a third time as he claimed the title at the TaylorMade and adidas Golf PGA of BC championsh ...

Veteran miner barely escaped huge firestorm

Veteran miner barely escaped huge firestorm

Wally Yahnke never thought a fire could burn a tin roof, let alone inside a cave. But he witnessed Mother Nature at her meanest, and never wants to see it again. “You wouldn’t have ...

Firefighters given big meal of appreciation

Firefighters given big meal of appreciation

Thick white smoke still billowed from fires smouldering in the hills as the community of Oliver came together August 20 to thank the people who likely saved their town. The previou ...

New ambassadors crowned at coronation

New ambassadors crowned at coronation

It was an emotional night at Oliver’s Frank Venables Theatre August 22 as three legacies came to an end and three new ones began. The 2015/2016 Oliver Ambassador coronation saw Oli ...

Thick smoke hampers efforts to fight local fires

Thick smoke hampers efforts to fight local fires

Thick smoke from fires burning in Washington State has reduced visibility in Osoyoos and the South Okanagan for several days, hampering efforts to fight the growing Testalinden Cre ...

New digs for Oliver Legion

New digs for Oliver Legion

After two months of renovations the Oliver Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 97) finally has its sparkling new basement. According to legion president Marty Foss, renovations on the le ...

National park supporters thrilled with news

National park supporters thrilled with news

Supporters of a national park reserve in the South Okanagan are pleased with the provincial government’s announcement last Thursday that it is willing to re-open discussion of a na ...

Winemakers toast early harvest

Winemakers toast early harvest

Oliver’s wineries are set to begin their earliest ever harvest after months of hot weather has spurred the region’s grapes to ripen weeks ahead of schedule. “The big word this year ...

Oliver is the ‘Compassion Capital of Canada’

Cursed or not, Oliver is a community of compassion. We saw this firsthand as man more ...

August 26, 2015
  • Oliver is the ‘Compassion Capital of Canada’

    Cursed or not, Oliver is a community of compassion. We saw this firsthand as many people came forward to help fire victims who were forced out of thei more ...

    August 26, 2015
  • Our planet is heating up

    We feel like packing up and moving to the Arctic – no threat of wildfires there, just snow, ice and tundra. While living in the Okanagan is great (you more ...

    August 19, 2015
  • The agony of elections

    Political junkies must have wet themselves when Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped the writ on August 2. We weren’t nearly as excited, though. In f more ...

    August 12, 2015
  • Grand waiting for graduate

    The Oliver Chronicle is excited to announce that it will give a $1,000 bursary to a graduate from Southern Okanagan Secondary School. Graduates are in more ...

    May 27, 2015
  • Dog owners beware

    What is going on in the Rockcliffe/Morningstar neighbourhood? Now you can’t even walk your dog for fear of Rover ingesting some kind of poison set out more ...

    May 13, 2015

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