Monday, November 11, 2019

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Local photographers win OTA postcard contest

The Oliver Tourism Association Postcard Contest received 279 entries, with the majority from Oliver. After two weeks of voting and over 1200 votes, the people...

Oliver residents attend march against Monsanto

On Saturday, May 25 many Oliver and area residents attended a demonstration in Penticton that was staged to raise awareness about Monsanto, a company...

Gleaners to Guatemala – the long road travelled

Journey paved way for love, faith, hope, peace Residing on Vancouver Island, I first heard about the Okanagan Gleaners in Oliver from my parents. They have...

Seniors celebrate ripe old age

You’re never too old. That was evident last week during the 90-Plus Tea at the Oliver Senior Centre. Nearly 40 seniors in attendance were 90 or...

Chamber eyes policies

South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce president Holly Plante and CEO Bonnie Dancey recently returned from the BC Chamber’s annual meeting in Nanaimo. The main event...

Cadets shine at annual review

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 232 Bighorn Squadron held their 71st annual Ceremonial Review parade and awards ceremony last Saturday at the hangar in...

FortisBC customer rallying others to speak out

Old age pensioner Donald Thorsteinson is so fed up with FortisBC rate hikes that he’s rallying the troops to join his cause. “People have the...

Opponents squeeze the venom out of Hornets

The Hornets couldn’t bring home the provincial banner, but learned a great deal about themselves. Here, Navi Dhaliwal grabs a rebound off the boards. Vision...

Council urges attitude change

If at first you don’t succeed, pull your hair out and try again. That’s how the Town of Oliver feels as it has reached wits...

Home is where health is, Oliver council told

You’ve heard the stories about hospitals sending patients home as quickly as possible, even when people are still sick. But there’s a method to...

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...