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Council approves variance despite concerns

By Lyonel Doherty Despite concerns from one councillor and two property owners, the Town of Oliver has approved a development variance permit for 955 Pelican...

Whistleblowers need not worry in School District 53

By Dan Walton Snitches don’t get stitches at School District 53. While teachers who blow a whistle on wrongdoing never had to worry about retaliation within...

Watch for scams, Oliver seniors warned

By Lyonel Doherty Many Oliver seniors are wiser about scams and fraudulent behaviour, thanks to Rick Dellebuur from Crime Stoppers. The coordinator visited the Oliver Senior...

BC Lions tell Oliver students not to be bystanders to sexual harassment and assault

  By Lyonel Doherty This week two BC Lions football players came to Oliver with an urgent message to students: Break the silence on violence against...

Actor from Oliver among cast of new Netflix series Riverdale

  By Dan Walton A new Netflix series has given the Archie Comics a dark new twist, and an actor from Oliver is part of the...

Don’t be a bully . . . pink is okay

Today is Pink Shirt Day to promote anti-bullying. Local schools are recognizing the problem by talking about bullying and what children can do about it. Bullying...

Belgian intern teams up with Town

By Dan Walton Understanding how the Town of Oliver markets itself as the Wine Capital of Canada is enabling a university student from Belgium to...

Council discusses tax increase cushion

By Lyonel Doherty Not all Town councillors think setting up a tax cushion to prepare for increased policing costs should be a Strategic Plan priority...

Hornets win zone championship, now ready for valleys

It was a tale of two halves last week during the senior boys basketball zone championship game in Oliver. The SOSS Hornets fell behind in...

Town opts out of liquor control applications

By Lyonel Doherty The Town of Oliver has decided to opt out on commenting on two liquor control and licencing applications. One involves a change of...

Parking cheaters reminded to move on

By Lyonel Doherty People who try to skirt around Oliver’s traffic bylaw may find themselves trying to skirt around a fine as well. Town council has...

Town Hall eyed for heritage designation

By Lyonel Doherty A joint effort is in the works to formally protect the Town Hall as a heritage building. Town council recently received a request...

Larson wants voters to think of the economy

  By Richard McGuire Linda Larson hopes that voters are thinking about the economy when they head to the polls in the May 9 provincial election. Larson...

Coyotes aim to show they’re strong in playoffs, not just regular season

  By Richard McGuire The Osoyoos Coyotes have almost always been a strong team in the regular season, but except for one year, 2010-11, victory in...

WOW Trade Show turns heads

Town Councillor Maureen Doerr looked into her future at the Mainly For Women Trade Show today at the Oliver Community Centre. She had her palm...