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Editorial 26

Give me a time machine and I would go back to the 1970s for Christmas in northern Ontario. In some areas of our property –...

Dugal digs deep during review of Town

Dugal Smith and Associates appeared to leave no stone unturned during its recent core review of the Town of Oliver. Smith examined operations and costs...

Martins celebrates first book of three

Her love for telling stories to children has compelled an education assistant from Oliver to publish her first book. Carmen Martins received a warm reception...

Culture change needed to erase bullying

As the province gets ready to tackle bullying head on, so too is School District 53. Local administrators, teachers and school officials are preparing to...

Council follows best practices

The Town of Oliver gets an “A” for following the best practices guide for local governments. Corporate officer Cathy Cowan recently delivered a report on...

Farm Forum Part II

(This is part 2 of a series on farm labour discord as addressed at a recent forum at the Oliver Elks hall.) Numerous recommendations were...

Town tells landlord he has no jurisdiction

The Town has written a letter to a mobile home park owner telling him he has no jurisdiction to enforce Oliver’s building bylaws. Council addressed...

The Visit from Bandai was a huge success

It is amazing how seriously they take our exchange program. They put their emphasis on having our children go back and forth but I...

Willowbrook farm house razed by fire

A couple managed to escape injury during a fire that caused major damage to a Willowbrook home last week. Fortunately, members of the Willowbrook Fire...

Ministry confirms prison on schedule

For those wondering what’s happening with the correctional centre in Oliver, it’s on schedule, according to the Ministry of Justice. Ministry spokesperson Tasha Schollen told...

Venables Public Hearing

Despite opposition from the rural director, a land use amendment application in Area C is clearing the required hurdles. The majority of the 13 people...

Enrolment declines continue to challenge district

Mitch Van Aller doesn’t have a crystal ball, but he knows what will be the school district’s biggest challenge in the next 10 years. The...

Business ‘giving back’ this Christmas

A new business in Oliver is “giving back” to the community by donating an entire suite of furniture to a needy family this Christmas. D&L’s...

Residents turn farm labour discord into action

(This is part one of a two-part series on seasonal farm labour discord addressed at a recent forum in Oliver.) Breaking down the stereotypes and...

Atamanenko forum raises many issues

Everything and the kitchen sink was on the table during MP Alex Atamanenko’s community forum in Osoyoos recently. Atamanenko began the meeting by talking...