Planned power outages coming

Planned power outages coming

Planned power outages have been scheduled for Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29, from 9am and 1pm. These will affect approximately 78 customers in the Sundial Road area and ...

Hunt is on

Hunt is on

The annual Easter egg hunt in the community park saw a great turnout on April 19. Here, children run like the wind to gather up the eggs. To see more photos from this event visit u ...

Oyster Fest features wine, beer and culinary creations

Oyster Fest features wine, beer and culinary creations

Osoyoos may be a long way from the ocean, but it’s rapidly becoming known as a major oyster destination. That’s thanks to the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, which runs from April 23 to A ...

Spring Bling

Spring Bling

Tracey Pedersen displays her collection of Swarovski crystal rings at the Oliver Grandmothers for Africa Spring Bling fundraiser in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation on April ...

Robbery rocks jewellers

Robbery rocks jewellers

Despite being robbed and “violated,” two Oliver business owners have forgiven the perpetrator. But they won’t forget. “It was very violent, said Amber Furmanek of Elite Jewellery ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 17, 2014 (0) comments

Model citizen

Model Seone shows off clothing from Sunkeya Alpaca Farm in Oliver during the South Okanagan Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show and Easter Parade on April 11. The event, which was held at the Oliver Senior Centre from 7 to 9 pm raised approximately $2.200 in support of the Desert Valley Hospice Society. The ev more ...

April 23, 2014 (0) comments

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
  • Model citizen

    Model Seone shows off clothing from Sunkeya Alpaca Farm in Oliver during the South Okanagan Health Care Auxiliary Fashion Show and Easter Parade on Ap more ...

    April 23, 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
  • 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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