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RDOS fighting proposed blue bag ban

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle If you’ve grown attached to your beloved blue bag for recyclables, better hold on tight because it might be banned in...

Greyhound cuts routes to South Okanagan

Traveling to and from the South Okanagan won’t be as simple with Greyhound’s upcoming route changes. Greyhound announced on Wednesday that they will be cutting...

Local governments can say yea or nay to marijuana stores

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle As the B.C. government sets policy on the legalization of marijuana, the towns of Oliver and Osoyoos are still wondering what...

Oliver fruit grower new BCFGA president

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Pinder Dhaliwal always knew that the farm was his home no matter what career he chose to follow. And that’s exactly what...

Feds respond to questions about their actions on invasive mussels; admit most of funds...

Richard McGuire Special to the Chronicle Federal officials have provided some answers to questions about how they are dealing with the threat posed by invasive mussels,...

RCMP arrest man with axe for break and enter on Main Street

RCMP have again arrested repeat offender Steve Godbout, this time for breaking into a residence and business on Main Street in Oliver. On Saturday at 7:40...

New members join OCC board

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The Community Advisory Board to the Okanagan Correctional Centre has welcomed two new members. Kevin Tomlin and Aimee Grice will join the...

Town approves fuel station

The Town of Oliver has approved a development permit for a card-lock fuel station at 5918 Sawmill Road. On Tuesday, council gave the green light...

B.C. tree fruit funding supports new growers and sector competitiveness

Tree fruit growers will be able to get financial help updating equipment and infrastructure through a new fund provided by the Province’s Ministry of...

Town getting involved in trade war

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle The pen is mightier than the sword, and that’s what the Town of Oliver is using to hopefully influence the trade...

Correctional officer “viciously assaulted” at Okanagan Correctional Centre

By Vanessa Broadbent Oliver Chronicle An assault at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) on Tuesday has left an officer in recovery. The correctional officer was working in...

Spring flooding fears ramp up in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle As the South Okanagan transitions closer to spring, fears of flooding in Oliver are ramping up. “I’m definitely concerned about this spring’s...

Oliver RCMP: week in review

Traffic complaints, assaults, thefts and break and enters kept police in Oliver busy over the past week. The Oliver RCMP responded to the following calls for service...

Town approves change in hotel entrance design

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle There’s the good, the bad and the ugly, but when it comes to the entrance canopy of the new hotel in...

Kiwanis Manor expansion project approved

Town council has approved a development permit amendment that will see the Kiwanis Manor expansion project phased in. Phase 1 will include a new elevator,...