Sunday, July 12, 2020

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OIB celebrates graduates with blanket ceremony

Sophie Carrigan Gray Local Journalism Initiative The Osoyoos Indian Band celebrated this year’s high school graduates with a feast and blanket ceremony. The ceremony recognized graduates and...

Canada Day goes online

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative Canada Day is just around the corner and many in Osoyoos and the surrounding towns are wondering what will happen amid...

New metal sculpture represents connection between town and Osoyoos Indian Band

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative Oliver got a little prettier this week with erection of a new piece of public art. A metal sculpture by Indigenous artist...

Soroptimist International Osoyoos chapter folds after 34 years

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative The Osoyoos chapter of Soroptimist International (S.I.) called an end to 34 years of serving the Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos communities...

EVENT: Townhall on COVID-19 tourism industry impact

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative Local officials are inviting the public to a virtual town hall to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on tourism in the...

Local friends host bottle drive to support anti-racism movement

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative Friends from Osoyoos and Rock Creek threw a bottle drive outside the Osoyoos Bottle Depot on Wednesday to raise money in...

Family commemorates Osoyoos boat crash victims one year later

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative The sun was shining on Osoyoos Lake Monday night when RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda took the family of Nicholas Trask out...

Okanagan Mayors lend support to virtual water conservation challenge

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative The Okanagan Basin Water Board (O.B.W.B.) has launched its annual Make Water Work campaign by replacing the usual public launch with...

Spirit of Syilx Youth event for mental health takes virtual running to new level

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative The annual Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) run for suicide and violence awareness is going to look a little different this year. The...

Hike for Hospice goes virtual

Osoyoos Times Staff If you see Louise Szalay walking about in the South Okanagan, she wants you to know she’s not looking for a lift,...

A piece of curling rink history

By Johanne Smith Oliver Curling Club (This is a first of a series of short articles relating the history of the community curling club.) 1968 to 1970 The...

A small town’s big gap in access to justice

By Kyle Johnson One of the most pressing issues facing the legal system in British Columbia is access to justice, which in most cases means...

Sabyan Automotive gives back

  Sabyan Automotive has been quite the Santa Claus of Christmas past. The company used to buy gifts for all of its staff members and spouses...

Life after incapacity: When planning isn’t enough

By Kyle Johnson What do you do if a loved one becomes unable to care for themselves or unable to manage their lives? It is...

Break the stigma of Alzheimer’s: Share your story

Oliver residents living with dementia are being encouraged to go public in an effort to change hearts and minds and tackle the ongoing discrimination...
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