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Do your homework before travel

You have arrived! After years of hard work, responsibility and planning, your sacrifices are about to pay off; you have earned your freedom....

Patton outlines Area C priorities for new year

Gallagher Lake will be the focus of attention in the new year as the regional district moves ahead with several priorities. But first, Area C...

Expansion of cemetery to come with long lease

The Town of Oliver wants to finalize a long-term lease with the provincial government to expand the cemetery. The proposal is to amend the zoning...

People must mobilize

In my previous column I mentioned that I had the fortune to attend a conference sponsored by the Council of Canadians entitled, “Making Waves...

Prison’s PPP gig ideal

I’m writing to correct the record about the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) and the use of the public-private partnership (PPP) model to deliver the...

Another ‘smart’ meter meeting set

I am writing to make people aware of the “smart” meter public meeting that will be held January 12 in Osoyoos.   This meeting will...

Seasonal farm labour issues top group’s focus in Oliver in new year

I would like to give an update to all our community members on activities following the action planning forum regarding seasonal farm labour issues...

WI appreciates community’s help

Jean Tomlin won the beautiful quilt, Vie Biech won the 2010 Olympic banner, and Marie Firku won a pair of embroidered pillowcases from our...

Our hopes for the new year

Since New Year’s resolutions are for the birds, we aren’t going to make any . . . other than strive to be the best...

Police briefs

Last year emergency medical dispatchers at BC Ambulance Service answered more than 394,000 9-1-1 calls. While many of those calls involved life-threatening situations from...

Council members chase wishes in new year

Oliver council is meeting this month to work on its priority list for 2013 and beyond. Until then, some municipal leaders are gazing into...

Civil matter laid to rest

A long-standing civil matter involving two funeral homes in Oliver has finally been laid to rest. The operators of Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium face...

Mt. Baldy sees best snow conditions in years

You know the snow load on Mt. Baldy is huge when trees start breaking from the weight. So says ski area marketing director and snowboard...

Man’s passionate mission continues in Moldova

An Oliver man on a mission can’t fathom spending Christmas in Oliver knowing that 410 children in a Moldova orphanage are huddled in a...

Town to use hotel study as ‘bait’

The Town of Oliver is going fishing, and it’s using its hotel market study as bait. Council publicly released the study last week after it...