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Council

Council

Town CAO gone, council looking for new manager

The Town of Oliver is once again looking for a new chief administrative officer after saying goodbye to former CAO Heidi Frank. Corporate Officer Diane...

Council debates tax exemptions for local groups

A number of community groups and organizations in Oliver have been approved for tax exemptions. But not all of them were easy decisions for Town...

Correctional centre on track for 2016

What will eventually be Pod C of the Okanagan Correctional Centre is still not much more than a concrete shell. Exposed metal beams crisscross the...

Apple Beach re-zoning turned down by council

If you have your heart set on rezoning a piece of property in Oliver, you might be disappointed. James Hodge found this out last week...

Loose Bay gets good deal on water

Oliver Town Council was busy at its May 11th meeting, making decisions on a variety of issues of concern to residents Town council is considering...

Town of Oliver appoints bylaw officer

Council has appointed Katie Church as a new bylaw enforcement officer in town. Church is part of Marshall Enforcement Services that hired her to assist...

Mayor struggles with councillor’s motion

Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes believes the Town should not be taking a position in the national park debate. That’s why he struggled with and opposed...

John Slater remembered as affable, friendly leader with a passion for Osoyoos

One of the best things that can be said about a man when he dies is “he was just a good guy” and that’s...

Council rejects Apple Beach rezoning proposal

The Town of Oliver has turned down, for now, a rezoning application that would have seen Apple Beach RV Park transformed into a low...

Controversial motion debated and passed

After much debate Monday, the Town of Oliver passed a councillor’s motion to support the province in acquiring land to protect endangered species and...

OCP review

The Town of Oliver has begun a comprehensive review of its Official Community Plan (OCP). But it will take more than sharp minds to develop...

Geotechnical study resumes at Park Place

Phase 2 of a geotechnical study has finally begun at Park Place condominiums in Oliver. “We’re truly relieved to see them (the drilling company) here,”...

Are you neighbourly?

Mind your own damn business. That’s what some people would say when asked, “What makes a good neighbour?” But the Town is hoping that residents develop...

Bennest is cleared

Legal opinion sought by the Town of Oliver has cleared Councillor Jack Bennest of conflict of interest allegations relating to a recent motion he...

Town council awards Fairview/Gala parks contract

Oliver is one “step” closer to establishing two new public parks. Last week Town council awarded the tender for building the Fairview Road and Gala...