Chamber wants to end prohibition of marijuana

Chamber wants to end prohibition of marijuana

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 business showcase/networking ...

Preparing for change

Preparing for change

Demonstrators from “Prepare for Change,” an international Libertarian group took to the streets of Oliver on April 4. The group’s mission is to “act as a stabilizing force during a ...

Paralympian brings message to local students

Paralympian brings message to local students

The Sochi Paralympic Games may be over but wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet’s message of acceptance and inclusion continues to spread. Gaudet was one of approximately seven guest spe ...

Local medical pot user relieved

Local medical pot user relieved

Medical marijuana users say they are in a state of limbo after the latest court battle halted implementation of new laws governing pot. New federal laws that would have made it ill ...

A spin on art

A spin on art

Artist Helene Godin, of Osoyoos spins one of her latest creations during the Oliver Community Arts Council’s annual Spring Arts Faire at the Oliver Community Centre on April 5. Eri ...

Fire of 2012 didn’t destroy EZ Group’s dream

Fire of 2012 didn’t destroy EZ Group’s dream

Craig Pearson will never forget the phone call he received from his boss on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. It was a call that immediately left him feeling numb and empty. Pearson was infor ...

The land of Oz

The land of Oz

From left, Saige Carlson (as Aunt Em), Lauren McGibbon (as Dorothy), Kelsey Launier (as Hunk -the Scarecrow) and Ashley Hiibner (as Zeke - the cowardly lion) rehearse a scene from ...

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 Killer.” Despite experiencing a brutal attack that nearly killed her, the 35-year-old single mother of two told the Chronicle she prefers to be known as a surviv more ...

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A piece of history

Rustic Barn owner/operator Cory Braun shows off one of his most unique items; a ticket wicket that was used in 1917, during his grand opening celebration on April 5. The event included an official ribbon cutting, a barbecue, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the barbecue were donated to Pastor Jamie Weever 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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  • 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
  • Police News

    Coroner investigates The BC Coroners Service is investigating a report of a body found near Tucelnuit Lake on Monday. “Right now investigations are at 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
  • RDOS to rethink sign regulations

    Rural residents in Oliver and Osoyoos may see some amendments to the regional district’s sign bylaw, but enforcement continues on illegal signs. Last more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • A piece of history

    Rustic Barn owner/operator Cory Braun shows off one of his most unique items; a ticket wicket that was used in 1917, during his grand opening celebrat more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • Legion to hold annual candlelight tribute

    The annual “Candlelight Tribute” is a ceremony known as passing the torch of remembrance from adults to younger generations to ensure that the ceremon more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • Pets and animals featured at Oliver Art Gallery

          In the month of March, the Oliver Art Gallery was featuring portraits.  If you came by, you not only would  have seen portraits p more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • SOSS enrichment fund spreads hope

    Wade Walker had only one item on his bucket list:  Twenty years ago he made a promise to himself that involved remembrance and paying it forward, and more ...

    April 10, 2014
  • V-Day tackles difficult subject in ‘Rant’

    According to the UN, one in three women will be assaulted or raped in their lifetime. This sobering statistic is the basis for V-Day, a global movemen more ...

    April 03, 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
  • 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
  • Letters to the Editor

    Post offices under threat by service cuts, changes The Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA), is the bargaining agent that represents more ...

    February 27, 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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