Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Former PAC treasurer pleads guilty

Former Oliver Elementary School PAC treasurer Belinda Yorke has pleaded guilty to fraud. The woman was charged last year after a long investigation into missing...

Deadline given to repatriate farmland

By Lyonel Doherty The owner of an RV storage lot north of Oliver has until June to repatriate the land back to agricultural use. Basically, this...

Affordable housing plan seeks variances

The new 46-unit affordable housing proposal at 5931 Airport Street is seeking a development permit with variances. On Monday, Town council will hear that the...

Arena repairs still looming over Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty Big repairs to the arena are looming over Oliver Parks and Recreation, which is still crossing its fingers for grant funding. The society...

Suspicious fire investigated

A fire off Black Sage Road late Thursday night is being deemed suspicious. Firefighters were called out to wooden (makeshift) barriers on fire at around...

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Motorists are advised to use extra caution downtown after a child was struck on Main Street this afternoon. A vehicle was making a left turn...
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Car hits pole

Oliver firefighters and RCMP attended a single vehicle accident just north of town this afternoon. A car struck a utility pole just past Mike's Auto...

Oliver deerhound turns heads in New York

By Lyonel Doherty A Scottish deerhound named Polly has put Oliver on the world map. The distinguished canine recently came home winning the best in breed...

Police looking for stolen jewelry

Oliver RCMP are investigating a theft of jewelry and are hoping the public can help. The jewelry pieces were reported missing from a residence on February...

Sharps disposal bins not needed in Oliver

Town council has decided that sharps disposal bins are not needed in Oliver. Last month council directed staff to investigate the need for the bins...

Regional tax requisition up for Oliver

Oliver’s taxes to the regional district is increasing $81,313 this year to a total of $1.5 million. That was the news finance manager John Kurvink...

Oliver youth heading to curling championships

The Oliver Curling Club couldn't be more proud of a local youth heading to the BC Under 18 Curling Championships in Parksville this spring. Tyler...

Suspected chemicals dumped in waterway

Deep concern has been raised about the flagrant dumping of suspected chemicals in a waterway off Sawmill Mill Road south of Oliver. Local beekeeper and...

Osoyoos Indian Band looking to build casino

By Osoyoos Times The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) is looking to build a casino on band lands and is seeking support for a license application...

Supporting vulnerable people in crises

By Lyonel Doherty Members of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee in Oliver can’t wait for the new “hub table” to start helping vulnerable...