Friday, January 24, 2020

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Local dancers get unique opportunity

A few local (and lucky) dancers will be joining Canada's Ballet Jorgen when it performs Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet at Frank...

Band opens new cannabis shops

It’s the Osoyoos Indian Band’s turn to jump into the cannabis dispensary business. The band recently opened Indigenous Bloom in Senkulmen Business Park (next to...

Core housing need identified in report

A recent report shows an estimated 215 families in Oliver are currently facing a core housing need. On Monday, Town council will discuss its Housing...

Minister learns a lot from SOSS staff and students

By Lyonel Doherty Education Minister Rob Fleming’s visit to Southern Okanagan Secondary School this week made him think of his own high school days and...

Interior Health clarifies hospital entrance use

With the recent completion of renovations to South Okanagan General Hospital, Interior Health would like to remind patients of some access changes. The main entrance...

Ouellette nominated top volunteer for generosity

By Lyonel Doherty Like a fixture at the Oliver food bank, you can turn Jim Ouellette on, but you can’t really turn him off. That was...

SOSS students show off achievements

By Khushi Sharma On the evening of Jan. 16, Southern Okanagan Secondary School acknowledged their students’ hard work for the first semester at their annual...

Medicinal aspect main focus of The Pot Doctor

A local entrepreneur is taking a different approach to cannabis by focusing on the medicinal properties of the plant. Christopher Dawe opened The Pot Doctor...

Fire chief reports record number of calls

By Lyonel Doherty Last year’s 205 calls represented a record for the Oliver Fire Department, as far as Chief Bob Graham can remember. “That is the...

Council back to making proclamations

By Lyonel Doherty Town council will no longer shy away from making proclamations. Recently it adopted a new policy and proclaimed February 1 as Royal Canadian...

Education minister marvels at programs being taught at SOSS

By Lyonel Doherty Provincial Education Minister Rob Fleming spent time at Southern Okanagan Secondary School today seeing firsthand the unique programs being taught there. Fleming arrived...

Health minister opens new emergency department in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty After much anticipation, the newly renovated emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) was officially opened today. Health Minister Adrian Dix was...

Oliver RCMP getting new recruit from province

By Lyonel Doherty  The province has provided funding for an additional 30 police cadets this year, and the Oliver RCMP is getting one of them.  Detachment...

Runway extension pursued for $75K

The Airport Advisory Committee has recommended Town council support a runway extension project at an estimated cost of $74,800. The project is reportedly subject to...

Town reviews new naming policy

Naming outdoor public spaces in Oliver will soon be written in stone. Town council will visit the issue on Monday to either adopt the new...