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Editorial

Editorial

Deer damage and rent increases

Sounds like a new comedy starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. But these issues are far from funny and continue to take their toll...

Oliver Heights ‘attainable’ housing

This is in response to a letter to the editor from Shawn Hathaway in the August 23 edition of the Oliver Chronicle. The letter...

Non-profit housing society needed in Oliver

A few weeks ago I wrote about the state of housing development in the Oliver and Okanagan area. I received both emails and phone calls...

Sentencing a big joke

We hate harping on our “injustice system,” but we couldn’t let this little gem go unreported; something to make you sleep better at night. While...

One fly in the ointment

I was very pleased by the turnout at the town hall meeting (re: flooding), and it was particularly encouraging that people came with potential...

Lioness Club hosts Cops for Kids barbecue

The Cops for Kids riders will be coming through Oliver on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Oliver fire hall from 11 am to 12:30...

Climate change impacting health

The global climate is changing. On average the temperature of the earth is rising causing more extreme weather events such as the droughts, fires...

Homelessness versus migrants in Canada

Homelessness is not always a failure of political and public service agenda and policy, but if this “problem” is aggressively and well funded, our...

Extreme weather the new norm

That's it! We’re moving to Vancouver Island to get away from the forest fires. Er . . on second thought scrap that idea because Victoria...

People allowing emotional tie to RV park to block progress in town

Wayne Danbrook states that “one man should not have his dream come true until the people of Oliver have their choice by referendum.” His...

Simplicity would sort out ICBC

Legitimate explanations are being offered for how ICBC “got away” on us (yes, the Liberals did “milk” the system), and what I view as...

References can be misleading

Last week a landlord from Coquitlam called the Chronicle with a story idea. As we spoke, bailiffs were removing the renter’s belongings from a house...

Council will regret hotel decision

What happened to democracy in Oliver? We as taxpayers deserve better attention and a referendum regarding the choice of building on green space. One man...

Reader disputes Oliver Heights affordability

Are you kidding? When did $300,000 become affordable housing? Let’s crunch some numbers since clearly Oliver Heights cannot. At a $311,000 mortgage with $30,000 down payment...

Outgoing ambassadors say thanks

It feels like just yesterday we were meeting at Mrs. Martine’s house sitting on her deck discussing the fun filled busy year ahead of...