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Former teacher takes helm at Tuc-el-Nuit

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle A new face has filled the principal’s chair at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School. Patsy-Anne Takacs has taken over where Will Eaton left off...

Officers, canal money still top of mind

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but all Ron Hovanes can hope for is that the government will come...

Oliver man charged with woman’s murder

A 27-year-old Oliver man has been charged with the first-degree murder of a Belgian tourist whose body was found recently near Boston Bar. Sean McKenzie...

New staff joins Oliver Elementary

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle There are some new faces at Oliver Elementary School this fall. New teaching staff include Dean Rowland (Grade 7) and Travis McIntyre...

Tax exemptions granted for community organizations

The Town of Oliver will soon adopt another round of permissive tax exemptions to help organizations provide a valuable service. Council recently reviewed a Permissive...

Non-farm use cannabis shunned

The regional district values farmland and believes that large, concrete-floor cannabis facilities have no place on it. At its board meeting last Thursday, directors agreed...

Two Oliver buildings named finalists in annual Commercial Building Awards

Two of Oliver’s newest buildings are being recognized for their outstanding design. The new Coast Oliver Hotel and Checkmate Winery Popup are two of 37...

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...