Teachers end strike, ratify agreement

Teachers end strike, ratify agreement

Students are back to school on Monday after the news that BC teachers ratified a contract with the provincial government. In a province-wide vote conducted on September 18, more th ...

House fire suspicious

House fire suspicious

The Oliver RCMP is looking for three men in connection with a suspicious house fire in Willowbrook on September 17. Police and members of the Willowbrook Fire Department responded ...

Tentative deal reached by teachers, government

Tentative deal reached by teachers, government

Ecstatic. That’s how School District 53 chair Marieze Tarr feels about the new tentative agreement between BC teachers and the government, which could see students back to school n ...

Playing with matches likely led to tragedy, coroner says

Playing with matches likely led to tragedy, coroner says

A coroner’s report on the death of an eight-year-old Oliver boy found that playing with matches likely led to last year’s tragedy. Cody O’Connor died after a motorhome fire in Cent ...

Oliver arena ice gets fresh coat of paint

Oliver arena ice gets fresh coat of paint

Parks and Recreation staff have been busy preparing the Oliver arena for action. Shown from left are Paige MacPherson, Norm Card and Slade Wagner painting the ice lines. The first ...

Telus donates big to Frank Venables Theatre

Telus donates big to Frank Venables Theatre

Frank Venables Theatre received a boost on Tuesday, Sept. 9 when Telus donated $16,825 to the facility. Local Telus manager Brian Wilman said the company donated $25 for each perso ...

RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision

RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision

Oliver RCMP and firefighters were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 and Road 13 on Tuesday, September 9. No serious injuries were reported. Photo by Lyonel Doherty ...

Work continues at a rapid pace at Okanagan Correctional Centre

There is a great of dirt getting moved, and concrete poured during the early stages of development of the Okanagan Correctional Centre, located at the north end of Tucelnuit Drive in Oliver. PCL now has trailers in place for living and work quarters, and heavy equipment is on site preparing the land for the m more ...

September 19, 2014 (0) comments

Lots happening in the Oliver community

The second annual Lobster on the Beach took place Saturday, Sept. 13 under a huge white tent on the shores of Osoyoos Lake at Gyro Park, hosted by the Osoyoos Rotary Club. The sold-out crowd of over 200 was entertained by popular Global Television meteorologist Mark Madryga, who was the master of ceremonies f more ...

September 17, 2014 (0) comments

Mt. Baldy may still open this season

Mount Baldy ski resort needs a relatively small investment to be able to open in December, but a suitable locally-oriented investor has still not been found. “We’re very close to having a deal to sell the resort, but there’s a couple key pieces that have yet to fall into place,” said Gary Powroznik, managing more ...

September 17, 2014 (0) comments
  • Musings in the Town of Oliver

    The Town of Oliver won’t be the same when Tom Szalay leaves his position as municipal manager this summer. But it looks like council chose a good cand more ...

    July 11, 2014
  • Farm work is risky business

    Last week’s accident in an orchard off Ryegrass Road is proof that farming is hazardous work. Pesticides can poison you, confined spaces can kill you, more ...

    June 26, 2014
  • Anxiety among pupils big deal

    While we may not agree with teachers’ wage demands (they make good money), we back them 100  per cent when it comes to more one-on-one support for chi more ...

    June 05, 2014
  • Do your kids a big favour

    As a parent, it’s frustrating to no end. You come home from work and see your child on the computer playing “Animal Jam” or some other addictive game. more ...

    May 29, 2014
  • Photos are worth many words but they can be too powerful

    It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That expression probably originated in a US newspaper early in the 20th century, though som more ...

    May 21, 2014
  • Council News

    New bylaw officer appointed   Council has appointed Joseph Venance Yvon Servais as the Town’s new bylaw enforcement officer. In fact, he was seen more ...

    May 21, 2014
  • Council News

    Tax rates bylaw nearing adoption Council is set to adopt its tax rates bylaw. The average Oliver residence, based on an assessed value of $282,857, wi more ...

    May 08, 2014
  • Council favours referendum over the APP

    Town council has decided that a referendum is the best method to seek approval for public funding to operate the Frank Venables Theatre. At a recent m more ...

    May 01, 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

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