Board casts final vote, 4-3, to close Osoyoos high school

Board casts final vote, 4-3, to close Osoyoos high school

Osoyoos Secondary School is officially shutting down. The closure was made official April 27, when the board of School District 53 gave final approval to a bylaw that will see the ...

Fruit growers looking at early bloom, early harvest

Fruit growers looking at early bloom, early harvest

Abnormally warm temperatures this spring are having quite an impact on fruit trees as blooms are early, signaling an early harvest. This can be good or bad, depending on who you ta ...

Fifty pupils pledge to say ‘no’ to drugs

Fifty pupils pledge to say ‘no’ to drugs

Principal Karen Sinclair and the RCMP are hoping that the DARE program at Oliver Elementary School will prevent a future drug tragedy among their youth. But saying no to drugs isn’ ...

School district declines town’s offer of $1 million

School district declines town’s offer of $1 million

School District 53 is rejecting an offer from the Town of Osoyoos to provide more than $1 million over three years to keep Osoyoos Secondary School (OSS) open. The rejection came T ...

NDP expresses concern about ER closures in Oliver

NDP expresses concern about ER closures in Oliver

(The following is a partial transcript of a debate in the legislative assembly outlining a concern about emergency room closures at the Oliver hospital (introduced by New Democrat ...

Pickleball donation directed to kids

Pickleball donation directed to kids

Pickleball Canada BC Ambassador Mike Carter recently presented Grade 8 students and physical education director Steve Podmorow from Southern Okanagan Secondary School with $3,000 w ...

Loblaw thanks Wally and Terri Brogan of SuperValu

Loblaw thanks Wally and Terri Brogan of SuperValu

Loblaw Companies Limited has expressed its thanks to Wally and Terri Brogan of SuperValu for their dedication to serving the residents of Oliver for more than 40 years. With a focu ...

Tuc-el-Nuit looking for clothing, donations to fund Mindful Centre

Tuc-el-Nuit looking for clothing, donations to fund Mindful Centre

    In an ideal world, all students would come to school ready to learn. Young kids would be stress and anxiety-free. Families would be solid, homes would be secure, peer ...

Oliver hospital ER undergoes temporary change in service

Oliver hospital ER undergoes temporary change in service

Residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at South Okanagan General Hospital, the emergency department will be closed during the overnight hours on April 23, ...

Victim hoping Teneycke jailed indefinitely

Victim hoping Teneycke jailed indefinitely

As Wayne Belleville strokes his constant companions, Jewel and Meesha, he knows he’s one lucky guy. He also knows that, whatever happens, his canine friends will never leave his si ...

Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department gets helping hand

Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department gets helping hand

Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson recently presented a cheque for $16,052 to further the services of the Willowbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Brad Fossett said: “We are ...

Play Here Initiative Gives Kids a Better Place to Grow and Play

Sponsored Content: With a new look, and some updated equipment, Alyssa Delorme says her four-year-old daughter, Claire could remember the park she plays in every Saturday, with the same fondness her mom does. Alyssa, 32, recalls running home from school each day, dropping her backpack in her mother’s foyer an more ...

April 05, 2016 (0) comments

Board casts final vote, 4-3, to close Osoyoos high school

Osoyoos Secondary School is officially shutting down. The closure was made official April 27, when the board of School District 53 gave final approval to a bylaw that will see the school shuttered and its students bussed to Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver, beginning next year. The board voted 4-3 more ...

April 28, 2016 (0) comments

Pickleball donation directed to kids

Pickleball Canada BC Ambassador Mike Carter recently presented Grade 8 students and physical education director Steve Podmorow from Southern Okanagan Secondary School with $3,000 worth of pickleball paddles manufactured by Manta World Sport. Other contributors include Oliver Elks, Oliver Senior Centre, Royal more ...

April 28, 2016 (0) comments

Adults need DARE too

DARE is an invaluable program for kids, but too bad some adults couldn’t sit in on the class; they could definitely learn a thing or two. In fact, the school district doesn’t need the RCMP to teach the program, because Grade 6 students would make great instructors. The Chronicle was thoroughly impressed with more ...

April 28, 2016 (0) comments

Mom loves nursing and Sid’s a real ‘natural’

For 21 years the SOSS Enrichment Fund Society has awarded scholarships to SOSS graduating students to pursue post-secondary education. This year we are highlighting four of our recipients that have returned to live and work in Oliver.  You will see them quite active in our community. Our 21st annual SOSS Enri more ...

April 08, 2016 (0) comments
  • Adults need DARE too

    DARE is an invaluable program for kids, but too bad some adults couldn’t sit in on the class; they could definitely learn a thing or two. In fact, the more ...

    April 28, 2016
  • That moment of compassion

    One simple act of volunteering can change your life, or make a huge difference in someone else’s. Just ask Ken Clarke. He didn’t really know what to e more ...

    April 22, 2016
  • Don’t get scammed by those pretending to be CRA agents

    Don’t get scammed! If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam, it probably is. When the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) contacts you, it makes sur more ...

    April 22, 2016
  • The child in all of us

    Parents have the magical gift of transforming themselves into children sometimes. That was evident at last week’s special meeting to decide the fate o more ...

    April 15, 2016
  • School board meetings are really like baseball games

    Reports of the local school board meeting last week have stirred memories. It seems to me that school board meetings are like baseball games. Years ag more ...

    April 15, 2016

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