SOSS Hornets win valley title and hosting provincials in Oliver

SOSS Hornets win valley title and hosting provincials in Oliver

Last Saturday the SOSS field hockey team defeated Summerland 2-0 and Okanagan Mission 2-0, successfully defending its AA Valley Championship title. Yes, this is news! No, this isn’ ...

Scareview Halloween dance party this Friday

Scareview Halloween dance party this Friday

The Scareview Halloween dance party will take place at the Oliver Community Centre on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm. Families are encouraged to come down and enjoy live music, karaok ...

Lots happening in Oliver – Check out the Johnson Meier Insurance Coming Events Listings

Lots happening in Oliver – Check out the Johnson Meier Insurance Coming Events Listings

Soup Kitchen Every Thu. 12-1 pm 748 Similkameem Ave. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Oliver Art Gallery is starting art classes. Beginner to intermediate. Contact the gallery at 778-4 ...

BB through window disconcerting to businessman

BB through window disconcerting to businessman

A local businessman finds it very disconcerting that someone would shoot at a campaign sign in downtown Oliver. John Micka from Sunshine Café discovered on Wednesday that someone s ...

Oliver Grandmothers for Africa host ‘Fall Frenzy’

Oliver Grandmothers for Africa host ‘Fall Frenzy’

Oliver’s Grandmothers for Africa are inviting everyone to come and get a jump on their Christmas list.    They will be holding a Fall Frenzy at Medici’s Gelateria on Saturday, Nov. ...

SOSS takes top honours

SOSS takes top honours

Southern Okanagan Secondary School is the Judges’ Choice winner for best overall entry in the 6th annual Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards. The ...

Schafer eyes politics again

Schafer eyes politics again

Having a family history in rural Oliver and knowing every nook and cranny here is something Terry Schafer hopes will help him win this fall’s election. The former Town councillor i ...

SOSS Hornets win valley title and hosting provincials in Oliver

Last Saturday the SOSS field hockey team defeated Summerland 2-0 and Okanagan Mission 2-0, successfully defending its AA Valley Championship title. Yes, this is news! No, this isn’t the hundredth time SOSS has won the Valleys (it’s the 12th). Why should you be interested? Because the journey that these young women make in the four or five years between first picking up a field hockey stick as a Grade 8 stud ...

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Scareview Halloween dance party this Friday

The Scareview Halloween dance party will take place at the Oliver Community Centre on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm. Families are encouraged to come down and enjoy live music, karaoke and join in on a family dance party with the “Super Cooligans.” There will also be a variety of carnival-style game booths for your family to enjoy along with candy bags and free popcorn (while supplies last).    “We have some c ...

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Lots happening in Oliver – Check out the Johnson Meier Insurance Coming Events Listings

Soup Kitchen Every Thu. 12-1 pm 748 Similkameem Ave. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Oliver Art Gallery is starting art classes. Beginner to intermediate. Contact the gallery at 778-439-3320 for more info. Oliver Scareview - Fri. Oct. 31, 6 – 8 pm! Come in costume to play carnival games, participate in a family dance party and pass through the haunted house if you dare! Children under the age of 9 must be acco ...

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BB through window disconcerting to businessman

A local businessman finds it very disconcerting that someone would shoot at a campaign sign in downtown Oliver. John Micka from Sunshine Café discovered on Wednesday that someone shot a hole in his window. The hole, which he suspects is a BB shot, was in front of Joel Malcolm’s campaign sign (in the window). Malcolm owns the building and is running for Area C director. The candidate told Castanet that he di ...

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Oliver Grandmothers for Africa host ‘Fall Frenzy’

Oliver’s Grandmothers for Africa are inviting everyone to come and get a jump on their Christmas list.    They will be holding a Fall Frenzy at Medici’s Gelateria on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. It’s the perfect time to get some friends together, drop in, treat yourself to a latte or a wicked little dish of gelato and have some fun selecting gifts from a variety of handmade items from Africa and Oli ...

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SOSS takes top honours

Southern Okanagan Secondary School is the Judges’ Choice winner for best overall entry in the 6th annual Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards. The school also won the Excellence Award in the community facilities category at a recent event that highlights the best commercial and industrial properties built between January 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 in the Thompson, Okanagan an ...

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Schafer eyes politics again

Having a family history in rural Oliver and knowing every nook and cranny here is something Terry Schafer hopes will help him win this fall’s election. The former Town councillor is running for Area C director again. “Quite a number of local folks did, indeed, urge me to run. I’ve had a nice break from local politics and I feel the time is right to re-attempt a run for Area C.” His last run against incumben ...

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Ashe seeking council seat in Oliver

Local businessman Jeff Ashe is once again trying to win a seat on Oliver Town council. Ashe said he wants to be part of the decision making process in Oliver as it grows in population and economic prosperity. Ashe’s platform is “smart planning” for commercial and residential growth. He said truck routes need to be considered, bylaw enforcement needs to be improved, and growth at the Oliver airport needs to ...

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A frank Q and A with incumbent Oliver councillor Jack Bennest

(The man whom everyone knows in Oliver answers questions during his re-election bid.) Q: What compelled you to seek re-election again. A: Being on a board or council can be serious business but fun at the same time. I like it – listening and moving ideas forward in a team fashion. This council took about 18 months to gel and it’s set to do many creative things in the next four years. Experience helps becaus ...

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Schwartzenberger wants to see youth in politics at Oliver Town Hall

Getting youth involved in local politics is like getting a couch potato to run a marathon. But at least Larry Schwartzenberger wants to try. “I would like to see youth get more involved in civic government by creating a youth advisory panel to provide input to council on issues that concern our youth.” But that’s not the only reason why Schwartzenberger is seeking re-election on Oliver Town council. “I am s ...

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