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News

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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...

Judge grants Oliver man new trial

There will be a new trial for an Oliver man convicted of sexual assault against a 10-year-old boy. In 2014, Tyrone Borba was found guilty...

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...

Council approves minor amendment to development

By Lyonel Doherty Beauty on Station Street is in the eye of the beholder. But at least one town councillor wants to ensure that buildings...

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...

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...