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 ...

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 ...

RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision

RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision

Oliver RCMP and firefighters were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 and Road 13 on Tuesday, September 9. No serious injuries were reported. Photo by Lyonel Doherty ...

Parents – keep your kids busy

Parents – keep your kids busy

With no back-to-school deal in sight, parents are urged to continue making alternate plans for their children. “We deeply regret that there has not yet been a resolution to the pro ...

Rollover injures Oliver woman

Rollover injures Oliver woman

An Oliver woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after the pickup truck she was driving left Orofino Creek Road in Willowbrook on Thursday afternoon. Willowbrook Fire Departm ...

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 next Monday. Teachers are expected to vote on Thursday whether or not to ratify the deal. “This is something everyone was wanting – more ...

September 16, 2014 (0) comments

Oliver’s Youth Cares program back together, planning to host Public Forum Sept. 17

Youth Cares is a youth orientated volunteer group that focuses on developing leadership skills by participating in community projects, events, and activities. The group has raised thousands of dollars in the past for various causes and service groups, as well as contributed countless hours of volunteerism. Ou more ...

September 13, 2014 (0) comments

Oliver youth invited to skateboard in Peachland and Penticton

Parents, here's something to consider taking into account the start of school has been delayed. A skatepark tour will take place Tuesday Sept. 16. This tour is geared toward youth 9 years and up. The cost is just $20. The tour will leave from Oliver Community Centre at 9 a.m., ride the Peachland and Penticton more ...

September 15, 2014 (0) comments
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