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Job fair draws largest turnout in years

  By Dan Walton A job fair last week at SenPokChin School was a fitting event for Chief Clarence Louie to speak about the Osoyoos Indian...

Liberals commit $5 million to reroute Oliver canal

By Lyonel Doherty The Town of Oliver will receive $5 million from the BC government to reroute the irrigation canal around Gallagher Lake. The announcement was...

Woman donates locks for cancer patients

An Oliver hairdresser was brought to tears last week when a longtime client donated her locks for cancer patients. Monica Nemes from Innervisions was “very...

Knodel introduces motion to help ratepayers

(The following is a motion presented to the regional district by alternate Area C director Rick Knodel.) I cannot speak for any of the other...

Board says goodbye to secretary treasurer

School District 53’s outgoing secretary treasurer Lynda Minnabarriet says the board is in good hands with her replacement, Subra Paliappa. Minnabarriet resigned from her position...

Prison guard union boss brings up safety concerns

By Dan Walton As the Okanagan Correctional Centre eases the issue of overcrowded prisons, the president of the province’s prison guard union toured the facility...

Your personal health stats now available online

By Dan Walton As Interior Health continues to catch up with the digital age, software is finally available for patients to access their personal information...

A spot o tea at the Elks Hall

There's a lot of green going on at the Oliver Elks Hall this afternoon for the annual Sunnybank auxiliary St. Patrick's Day Tea. The hall...

Charges pursued in MVA

The RCMP are pursuing charges after a single vehicle accident on Highway 97 at Road 7 last night (March 16). Corporal Christina Tarasoff from the...

‘Screenagers’ documentary is big wake-up call

By Lyonel Doherty Argggh! (Okay, now bang head against wall.) That’s a common reaction when trying to limit your child’s time on his/her cell phone or iPod. But...

Town looks at drought management plan

By Lyonel Doherty Drought mitigation is on the minds of Oliver Town council as it considers a draft plan of action in case it’s needed...

Eleven-year-old girl impresses art lovers

Check out the premiere solo art show by 11-year-old Marina Robertson at Beyond Bliss in Oliver this month. She presents some very nice acrylic works. Marina...

Reactions mixed on sale of trailer park land for hotel

By Lyonel Doherty Not everyone is happy about the sale of two acres of Centennial RV Park for a proposed hotel. At Monday’s council meeting, Mayor...

Larson, Ross ready for all-candidates forums

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver residents are encouraged to have their questions ready for next week’s all-candidates meeting. The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce is hosting the...

Oldtimers flock to Oliver for some old time hockey

By Dan Walton Driving 900 kilometres to play hockey in Oliver last week was small potatoes for Larry Creighton. The 82-year-old hockey player came all the...