SOSS graduate awarded Top Academic Medal

SOSS graduate awarded Top Academic Medal

The Governor General of Canada has recognized a recent graduate of Southern Okanagan Secondary School for his academic achievements. Matthew Tester from Oliver has been awarded the ...

Warden appointed for correctional centre

Warden appointed for correctional centre

The Ministry of Justice has appointed a warden to oversee the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) north of Oliver. Steve Dicastri has more than 30 years of service with BC Correctio ...

Firefighters rescue trapped motorist

Firefighters rescue trapped motorist

Oliver firefighters had to use the "jaws of life" to extricate an elderly female trapped in a car that smashed into a tree off Ryegrass Road on Tuesday. Sergeant Ken Harrington fro ...

Oliver’s Juliana Martine selected as BC Ambassador

Oliver’s Juliana Martine selected as BC Ambassador

The British Columbia Ambassador Program is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014 Ambassador Team. During a gala event, Saturday, three candidates were chosen to represent t ...

House fire uproots Oliver couple

House fire uproots Oliver couple

An early morning house fire on Friday uprooted an Oliver couple, but everyone walked away safe. The fire at 6036 Station Street (opposite the food bank) totally gutted the home. Ol ...

Police search for three suspects in brazen break-in

Police search for three suspects in brazen break-in

The RCMP are looking for three suspects after EZ Fuel was forcibly entered in a daring break-in on August 14. At 4:21 a.m. an unknown person driving an older model green Dodge dies ...

Motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle collision

Motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle collision

A motorcyclist escaped serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Main Street in Okanagan Falls on Wednesday afternoon. First responders from the Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fi ...

SOSS graduate awarded Top Academic Medal

The Governor General of Canada has recognized a recent graduate of Southern Okanagan Secondary School for his academic achievements. Matthew Tester from Oliver has been awarded the Top Academic Medal. It was presented to him on Friday, Aug. 22 by school administrators Marcus Toneatto and Tracy Harrington. Tes more ...

August 22, 2014 (0) comments

Oliver’s ‘Wild Women’ pose for the camera

Art Learned. Art Loved. Art Lived. That's the slogan on the front of the Oliver Community Arts Council brochure. And the 'Wild Women' of Oliver certainly learned, love, and live their art. Leza McDonald, in back, has been working with Patty Gebbie, Sue James, Terry Irvine and Diane Gane, left to right, to pro more ...

August 25, 2014 (0) comments

Challenge Penticton competitors cycle through Oliver Sunday

A two-km. swim in Lake Okanagan, a 180-km. bike ride through the South Okanagan, and a 42-km. run to the finish line. That's what competitors in the Challenge Penticton Ironman event had to contend with Sunday. Oh, there was also the heat, and rolling thunder heard in the hills east and west of Oliver. The cy more ...

August 25, 2014 (0) comments
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