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Editorial

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EDITORIAL: Safety forum missed plan of action

Oliver is not the sleepy little hamlet that it used to be. Gone are the days when you could leave your doors unlocked while you...

LETTER: Don’t just sit back, help cops fight crime

Here is my summary of the community safety forum meeting held Tuesday, June 19.   There was a very small attendance of citizens which was...

LETTER: First past post system gives the voter clarity

In B.C.’s two previous referenda on proportional representation (PR), the B.C. Liberal government took steps to seek a clear mandate: to pass, they needed...

LETTER: Get in on the tenancy act

Everyone should have a landlord tenant act booklet. I believe you can get one at the government office, and the people with computers can...

EDITORIAL: Some random musings

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle High school graduation brings back memories. I remember mine. On one hand I couldn’t wait to finish school; no more books,...

LETTER: Oliver needs independent police force

After reading the Chronicles'  article, "Council declines remuneration boost" I finally read something that made sense concerning our council members. Dave Mattes said, “I don’t think...

EDITORIAL: Paramedics risk health and safety every day

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle I’ve worked with many paramedics in the past, so I felt a special connection when reporting on the recent cycling tour...

LETTER: Fire tax increases result of ineptness

The tax increases (some pay more than $2,000) for Willowbrook are a result of provincial government ineptness, but the real blame must lie with...

LETTER: Ready, set . . . vote

B.C. Attorney General David Eby has recommended that a referendum on electoral reform be held by mail-in ballot in October and November. We should remind...

LETTER: Victims of accident thank communities

We’re the folks in the motorhome/big rig accident on April 28 by Deer Park Estates on Highway 97. We just wanted to say thank...

EDITORIAL: Corporate bail-out will no doubt see big fallout

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle We wonder how much Prime Minister Justin Trudeau realized the respect he lost in one day when his government announced the...

EDITORIAL: Negativity on social media very contagious

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Social media makes us shake our heads in utter dismay sometimes. Why do some people have to be so rude, critical, audacious,...

LETTER: Don’t remove letter grading for pupils

(This letter is regarding the issue of removing letter grades as a measure to determine how well students are doing in school.) So we are...

LETTER: Let’s not pave way for ‘fake park’ here

When Canadians see the words “national” and “park” together they have a vision: magnificent landscapes of national significance in a largely natural ecological condition,...

EDITORIAL: Smokers don’t have a chance in new bylaw

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Looks like Town council is playing hardball with smokers via its new Smoke Free Bylaw. We can’t really blame them considering the...