Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Community

Feral horses in Oliver are ‘walking skeletons’

This mare named “Tahini” was nursed back to health after she was found collapsed in the Oliver area. Feral horses continue to be a...

Town open to marijuana production facility

The Town of Oliver says it’s open for business, even if it means siting a medical marijuana production facility here. That was the message last...

‘Stars’ come out in Oliver with Chef Lynn

These local “stars” had their moment of fame with Chef Lynn from Pitchin’ In last summer. In back from left are Chris and Greg...

Five-year financial plan heading for approval

Oliver’s five-year financial plan will soon be adopted, showing a $13 million budget this year with a decrease in municipal taxes, but increases from...

V-Day supporters ‘rise’ up against violence

From left are Emaya, Lynn Andersen, Hope Heyduck and Paula Rodriguez de la Vega doing the break-the-chain dance at the One Billion Rising V-Day...

Distracted driving

RCMP Cst. A.J. Rodrigues talks to a logging truck driver she pulled over for distracted driving (using a cell phone while motoring through Oliver...

Students get hands dirty exploring the trades

Grade 7 student Daelen Bontorin couldn’t wait to try out his new marshmallow blowgun that he made in shop class. Huh? “We’re going to have...

Mysterious fire

Oliver firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at Word of Life Centre on Road 2 on February 6. A mini-van was totally engulfed in...

Oliver partners with Interior Health to prevent poor health

Town commended for initiatives that encourage active lifestyles Community health facilitator Betty Brown sees a big problem with children practically being raised by electronic gaming...

Parks and Rec briefs

Females want new room The Oliver Parks and Recreation Society is investigating a request to build a new dressing room in the arena for female...

Police briefs

Warrant issued for manslaughter suspect An arrest warrant has been issued for an Oliver man accused of manslaughter. Lloyd William Cook, 54, failed to attend court...

Council briefs

Town to help fund new desk Council approved spending $5,500 for a new circulation desk for the Oliver library. The Okanagan Regional Library has requested $10,000...

Oliver to pay more for services

Oliver residents will have to dig a little deeper (about $20 deeper) to pay for regional district services this year. Chief financial officer Warren Everton...

Town to execute licence of occupation

Council has authorized the Town’s signing authorities to execute a licence of occupation (for 30 years) in order to make improvements to the eastside...

Tax exemptions discussed

Council gave first reading to its Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw that will encourage new construction and development in Oliver. The Town will limit tax exemptions...