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Sweet cherries, sour grapes

A bowl of SOUR GRAPES to auto parts staff who can’t find the time to help an older lady carry her battery to her...

Military grew on Oliver veteran

By Keith Lacey While he “loved every second” of the 33 years he spent in the Canadian military, Larry Burkley said it bothers him greatly...

War hero lives on in bestseller

By Keith Lacey A decorated war hero from Osoyoos plays a prominent role in a book that has become a national bestseller in the United...

Thrift shop like a box of chocolates

By Lyonel Doherty You just never know what you’ll find at the hospital auxiliary thrift shop in Oliver. But let’s hope nobody else drops off a...

Firehall Bistro raising funds to help wildfire victims

By Keith Lacey An Oliver restaurant is teaming up with the regional branch of the Canadian Red Cross to hold a special fundraiser to assist...

Friends, family honour Susan McCullough

By Marion Boyd Friends and family gathered under the trees at the home of Ernie and Cheryl Dumais to celebrate the life of Susan McCullough...

Resilient artist inspires youth in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty The things we didn’t know about Leza Macdonald. The things we never asked. Pouring over fashion magazines with her cat sitting on the...

Oliver senior publishes book of poetry

Contributed For four decades Oliver resident Anna Vakar has had a significant presence in the world of English-language haiku poetry, with particular prominence in the...

Choir tells Frank’s story

Contributed A powerful story is about to be told in Oliver by a group of vocalists and instrumentalists. Musaic Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Tracy...

Rotary Club supports hospital campaign

Two upcoming fundraisers sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oliver will give a boost for regional health care. Oliver Rotary hosts its 19th annual Gala...

Remembering Vimy Ridge 100 years later

By Dan Walton The time had come for the German Empire to surrender their Vimy Ridge garrison to the Triple Entente, exactly one century ago...

Former SOSS grad Melanie Coles followed her art

(The following is Melanie Cole's story on her artistic journey as past recipient of the Pat McGibbon Memorial (SOSS Enrichment Fund Society). On my walk...

SOSS Enrichment Fund Society highlights Pat McGibbon Memorial

The 22nd annual SOSS Enrichment Fund Society golf tournament will be held at Fairview Mountain Golf Course on April 8 and 9. If you would...

‘Screenagers’ documentary is big wake-up call

By Lyonel Doherty Argggh! (Okay, now bang head against wall.) That’s a common reaction when trying to limit your child’s time on his/her cell phone or iPod. But...

Eleven-year-old girl impresses art lovers

Check out the premiere solo art show by 11-year-old Marina Robertson at Beyond Bliss in Oliver this month. She presents some very nice acrylic works. Marina...