Sage Valley Voices give local charities “moments to remember”

Sage Valley Voices give local charities “moments to remember”

Members of the Sage Valley Voices community choir present Anita Carr of Oliver United Church, with a cheque for $600 in support of the church's Sunshine Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard ...

Passerby helps family escape house fire

Passerby helps family escape house fire

  A businessman driving through Oliver Monday morning never thought his day would start by pulling children out of a house fire. The well-known entrepreneur, who asked to rema ...

Sibling rivalry keeps Somerville boys in top form

Sibling rivalry keeps Somerville boys in top form

Josiah Somerville liked the thought of beating his brother Benjamin in the Wine Capital of Canada 10 km run last Sunday. But the race wasn’t over yet. “He came out of nowhere (to b ...

Health care volunteers honoured for their work

Health care volunteers honoured for their work

Simply lending an ear or holding a hand is the greatest gift you can give someone lying in a hospital bed or living all alone. These precious gifts are what many Interior Health vo ...

Cut your losses

Cut your losses

Bill Dallamore from the Kiwanis Club inspects a padlock that was cut from one of the club’s trucks last weekend. A four-wheel cart was stolen during the break-in. Another lock from ...

Farm-to-School program reaching out to more kids

Farm-to-School program reaching out to more kids

The women behind the Farm-to-School program in Oliver are hoping to see more children making healthy food choices in School District 53. Marji Basso and Claire Schwartzenberger rec ...

Local woman starting a single parents group

Local woman starting a single parents group

Megan Allen knows what a difference a good group can make in the life of a single parent. She remembers discovering such a group through the online social networking portal Meetup. ...

Prison update

Hurry up and wait. That’s what local contractors have to do as the anticipation grows for construction to begin on the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver. The Ministry of Justice is planning to make a public announcement later this month regarding the final design, construction and building schedule. The more ...

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Tourism association celebrates success at AGM

The Oliver Tourism Association held its annual general meeting at Janssen’s Restaurant at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course on Friday, April 11. Members, guests and the public were invited to enjoy wine and appetizers prior to the meeting. After the formalities and introduction of guests, chair Beth Garrish ma more ...

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Juniors on ice -

The Osoyoos International Curling Club recently hosted a junior bonspiel featuring 14 teams from as far away as Summerland and Grand Forks. The Oliver juniors were represented by two teams. Both finished with a respectable one win and one loss record. In photo from left are Madison Boen-Shekula (skip), Macken more ...

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  • Prison update

    Hurry up and wait. That’s what local contractors have to do as the anticipation grows for construction to begin on the Okanagan Correctional Centre in more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Chamber scrutinizes pot

    Want better roads in Oliver? South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce president Myers Bennett says legalizing marijuana is the way to make it happen. At the more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • One woman’s journey from horror to helping

    October 13, 1995 is a night Misty Cockerill says she will never forget. It is the night she encountered Terry Driver, the man dubbed the “Abbotsford K more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Stolen motorcycle sought

    The Osoyoos RCMP seek the public's help in locating a stolen 2010 Honda street motorcycle. The black motorcycle (shown here) was stolen on the evening more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • Town of Oliver wins award for financial reporting

    The Town of Oliver has won a prestigious award for financial reporting. The award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • Tourism association celebrates success at AGM

    The Oliver Tourism Association held its annual general meeting at Janssen’s Restaurant at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course on Friday, April 11. Member more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Students show pride

    There’s one word that school board officials think of when they talk about aboriginal education: Pride. That was the sentiment expressed during a rece more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Quilt heaven

    The Quilts and Beyond show hosted by the Double O Quilters Guild on April 11-12 was described as a sight to behold. Double 0 Quilters co-chairs Lynda more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Sage Valley Voices offer ‘Moments to Remember’

    This spring the Sage Valley Voices bring you “Moments to Remember,” a programme of past favourites sure to warm you heart. Mark Saturday, April 26 at more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Tinhorn Creek welcomes new winemaker

    There’s a new face at Tinhorn Creek this spring.  The vineyard recently welcomed their newest addition, winemaker Andrew Windsor. An experienced globa more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Juniors on ice -

    The Osoyoos International Curling Club recently hosted a junior bonspiel featuring 14 teams from as far away as Summerland and Grand Forks. The Oliver more ...

    March 13, 2014
  • Parks and Rec news

    Tennis, anyone? Some tennis buffs just can’t wait for winter to be over. The board received many requests to erect the nets during a warm spell in Jan more ...

    March 06, 2014
  • Hornets get busy at provincials

    The senior boys qualified for the provincial basketball championships for the 7th year in a row as they advanced to the Okanagan Valley championship’s more ...

    March 06, 2014
  • All curlers winners in Oliver’s combined bonspiel

    The Eastlink Curling Centre was the scene last weekend of the 7th annual combined bonspiel hosted by the Oliver Curling Club. In all, 32 rinks compete more ...

    February 27, 2014
  • Soccer referee wants to address troubling shortage

    I have had the pleasure of being part of our passionate soccer community for over 15 years. I am currently the only adult soccer referee in Oliver. I more ...

    February 27, 2014
  • Failure isn’t all that bad

    If you want to be a “bum” in life, be a good one. That’s what my dad told me before I nervously left home to discover the world. I had no desire to be more ...

    April 17, 2014
  • Thanks for speaking out

    This was supposed to be a “sweet cherries” last week, but it deserves more ink. I went to 7-Eleven hoping to snap a photo of someone taking advantage more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • Letters to the Editor

    A sign suggestion (The following letter is addressed to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.) The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce applaud more ...

    March 13, 2014
  • It’s a deja vu moment

    Last week’s strike vote by teachers certainly feels like a déjà vu moment. Didn’t we go through this not long ago? It’s hard to keep track these days. more ...

    March 13, 2014
  • Big Ray was a bully

    Fwump! The punch to my back didn’t hurt, but I feigned great suffering just to appease big Ray. He was pursuing me for a week in school after I spit a more ...

    March 06, 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
  • Council helps teams

    Oliver council has approved a one-time grant-in-aid of $500 each to help send two South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association teams to the provincial cham more ...

    March 12, 2014
  • Town holds GIA $$$ close to its chest

    The Town of Oliver refuses to play fast and loose with its grant-in-aid (GIA) fund. Council recently rejected a request for $5,000 from the Community more ...

    February 27, 2014
  • Council News

    Council  sticks with 1.5 per cent  The Town of Oliver has effectively shut down a local business that has run afoul of zoning regulations. Municipal M more ...

    February 20, 2014

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