Saturday, January 18, 2020

Community

Community

‘Defend Dignity’ must be supported by everyone

I was approached by a number of constituents who are involved in the Defend Dignity Campaign, a justice initiative of 430 churches of the...

Coyotes new assistant coach has success story

  After many years of success in minor hockey, Geoff Goodman says he’s ready and willing to take the big jump to Junior “A” hockey...

Summer reading club a hit with children

Kids improve their reading with Read and Rec, Rhyme and Rec   While most children don’t want to think about school until September, others have been...

New winery opens up

Mayor Ron Hovanes was on hand recently for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Montakarn Estate Winery. His speech was a warm embrace to the entrepreneurs...

Oliver Art Gallery features Bonny Roberts

Here it is, the middle of summer. The traffic almost equals Vancouver, the days are long and hot and there is definite life in...

New website launched to promote community

Potential visitors to Oliver now have a new website to woo them to the community.  The new site, launched July 15, is called “Explore...

To market

Yvonne Mannoly, left, supports grower Ilona Skocilas of Dennis’ Farms by purchasing local produce from her at the Farmer’s Market recently. The market is...

‘Fibre Broads’ host extravaganza

Too hot for playing for fibre? Want to learn to paint with felt or dye some yarn? The “Fibre Broads” think summer can sizzle. They...

Hester Creek winery raises a glass to local growers

  Anyone who has ever farmed or gardened will tell you it’s a gamble. After all, what greater risk is there than depending on Mother...

Larson wants to discuss local issues

With the recall of the Legislature to work through the budget, I have been in Victoria for the past six weeks getting a “crash...

New digs help improve SAR’s response time

  To most people 20 minutes isn’t much time. But Nina Kleissen, a volunteer with the Oliver-Osoyoos Search and Rescue team (SAR) said 20 minutes...

Local Boys and Girls Club has much to offer

  The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs have some exciting activities and events happening this summer in Oliver. Through the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada...

Saving the day

Oliver pool lifeguards donned their best for Super Hero Day recently. “Marvelling” at John Plesca’s muscles are, from left, Ben Nazaroff, Travis Thompson and...

Okanagan River Restoration Initiative Phase II

The Okanagan River Restoration Initiative (ORRI) Steering Committee announced that restoration work on ORRI Phase II will commence in early August. This work will further...

Survey is taking ‘Vital Signs’

Foundation seeking Oliver’s input on what issues need addressing. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan has launched a survey to gather community input for its...