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Editorial

Editorial

Emergency department needs cure

This business of closing down the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital has to stop. It’s quite serious when a hospital has to close...

Parking tips for merchants

As a downtown business merchant, you are undoubtedly aware of the limited parking available for patrons. The Town of Oliver has made additional parking available...

Patient praises SOGH staff

Recently the emergency department at the Oliver hospital has been forced to temporarily close. The continuous operation of this facility is absolutely essential to the...

Don’t dare discipline child anymore

If Ottawa has its way, Bill S-206 will make you a criminal if you use force (even if it’s reasonable) to discipline your child. We...

Flooding can be expected

I read the article in your June 7 issue of the Oliver Chronicle titled “Flooded property owner at wit’s end.” I feel bad for Mr....

Conspiracy theory just that

As a past member of council I remain impressed with Mr. Micka’s ability to ‘uncover’ continuing conspiracy between Town council, Tom Szalay and staff;...

Centennial Park trees to be murdered this fall

The south wind knew he would have to tell them. He had been rustling through the greenery alongside the hike and bike trail when...

Pickleball lots of fun

I joined pickleball this April and have found it to be so much fun that I get workouts in spite of my age and...

What were they thinking?

We thought we had seen everything that was wrong with our “injustice system.” But lo and behold, something else has further shattered our trust. Nobody...

‘Sucks’ statement analyzed

Oliver’s downtown sucks! Let’s face it!” says Oliver’s 25-year (1991-2016) town manager and still “consulting” manager. “Sucks” is slang used to express resentment, dislike or...

Political change long overdue, so let’s do it

The current impasse created in the aftermath of our provincial election (or should that be “after doing the math?”) reminded me of a presentation...

The price of progress

Some people are saying that Oliver Town council had already made up its mind on the Centennial RV Park rezoning before the public hearing...

A sad day for Centennial Park

I ask the mayor and Town council again: Are you listening? No, I believe you politely heard but never listened (to us at the...

Town following greed

To the council of Oliver: If you got off your butts and canvassed those that used and do use the park and maybe even...

Proclaimed hippy defends word

What, I can’t say hippie now? Some readers took exception to the use of the word “hippies” in a story of mine on the Chronicle’s...