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Newcomers seek council seats

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Four newcomers have entered the municipal election race in the Town of Oliver. The nomination period closed today at 4 p.m., so...

Enrolment up at SOSS

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Some new teachers, courses and enhanced enrolment are making for “exciting times” at Southern Okanagan Secondary School. Principal Tracy Harrington said enrolment...

Plight of farmers prompts election bid

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A Willowbrook resident known for his outspokenness on many issues is running for Area C director in the Oct. 20 election. Rick...

School trustees give support for new provincial Student Reporting Policy

By Vanessa Broadbent Oliver Chronicle The School District 53 board of trustees gave their support for local elementary schools to implement the Ministry of Education’s draft...

Grice sets sights on council, joins incumbents in municipal race

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Aimee Grice is once again setting her sights on filling a town council seat in Oliver this fall. The local mom ran...

Allenbrand seeking re-election as school trustee

Students are entering a new era of learning in B.C. and a mother of three in Oliver wants to be a part of it. Rachel...

Two large-scale fraud and identity theft investigations end with arrests

Two large-scale fraud and identify theft investigations resulted in three arrests last month by RCMP from across the South Okanagan. On August 12, a male...

Zandee announces bid for reelection to school district board

Current School Board Chair Rob Zandee has announced his bid for reelection to the School District 53 Board. “It has been a privilege working for...

Water quality advisory rescinded as E. coli levels in Tucelnuit Lake return to normal

By Vanessa Broadbent Oliver Chronicle Extremely high E. coli levels in Tucelnuit Lake last week left the public swimming at their own risk. The Town of Oliver...

Detector dog assists CBSA in efforts to keep illegal guns out of Canada

By Richard McGuire Special to the Chronicle Roca, a four-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, has a job to do. She’s a detector dog with the Canada Border Services...

Black Hills Estate grows new support for viticulture students

Viticulture students at Okanagan College have something new to cheer about. Black Hills Estate Winery is creating a new scholarship fund to provide awards up...

New mayoral hopeful offers fresh new leadership in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle It looks like Mayor Ron Hovanes has a keen challenger in next month’s municipal election in Oliver. Mayoral hopeful Martin Johansen has...

Campfire ban lifted for rural Oliver

After a more than two month ban, campfires are allowed in the rural Oliver area. The BC Wildfire Service has rescinded campfire bans in specific...

Grade 10 students get new curriculum

By Vanessa Broadbent Oliver Chronicle Grade 10 students across the province, and Oliver, will be educated under a new curriculum as they start school this week. The...

Chardonnay Ave residents fret about high density label

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A group of Oliver residents who have signed a petition are worried that their small neighbourhood may be invaded by high-density...