Monday, November 18, 2019

Community

Community

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...

Emergency dispatch system getting upgrade

The regional district’s “antiquated” emergency radio system continues to cause concern for local fire officials, but an upgrade is in the works. Last month heavy...