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South Okanagan Wildlife Management Areas Aim to Preserve Endangered Species

In British Columbia, wildlife, fish, and their habitats may be categorized depending on level of concern warranted. To be red-listed means that,...

‘Muffin ladies’ dedicated to students

Wayne Jones doesn’t give the key to his shop to just anyone, only to the “muffin ladies” in Oliver. The proprietor of Oliver Bakery and...

EZ Fuel begins big rebuild project

The fire that ravaged EZ Fuel in September burned a lot of material, but not the dream of its proprietor. Terry Feeny has begun rebuilding...

Canada Post eyes Nov. 19 as big day

If there ever was a big day for Canada Post and rural route residents in Oliver, November 19 would be it. That’s the day Canada...

Council approves variance permit

The Town of Oliver has approved a development variance permit to locate a manufactured home on a single family residential lot. It has been an...

Council approves height increase

The Town has granted a new company a development variance permit to increase the maximum height of a structure in the Industrial Transition Zone. Structurlam...

Board working on project shortfalls

At the September board meeting district staff advised that SOSS rebuild costs were higher than projected with a budget shortfall of $2.1 million. In...

SAR searching for grant and lease

Oliver Osoyoos Search and Rescue (OOSAR) is conducting one of its biggest searches to date – a grant-in-aid and a lease agreement from the...

Oliver Family HUB accessible to all

All schools should be a place of learning from birth to retirement. So says School District 53 chair Marieze Tarr, who helped officially open...

Editorial 21

Oliver residents who want to avoid being a victim of break-ins can learn a lot from Michael, a professional thief who told the RCMP...

Students get jobs right in their backyard

While some SOSS students may not like having a construction site in their backyard, Brad Pendlington, Jordan Molyneaux and Freddy Louie beg to differ. These...

Apple grower awarded for pick of crop

An Oliver grower has been awarded top honours at this year’s National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Varinder Gill won several...

RCMP officers awarded medals

Corporal Mike Field of the Oliver RCMP is one of 14 South Okanagan officers awarded medals for their tremendous work in making Canada a...

Oliver man fears feud going too far

A 20-year-old Oliver man fears that a feud among young people in the community is getting out of hand. Marty Hooymans said a year-long conflict...

School board briefs

Union helps Afghan women In recognition of World Teacher Day, the Southern Okanagan Similkameen Teachers’ Union and School District 53 made a joint...