Monday, February 17, 2020

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Small fire in prison cell

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver firefighters responded to a smouldering fire inside a prison cell at Okanagan Correctional Centre this morning. Fire department spokesman Rob Graham said...

WOW donates $2,000 for kids bonding trip

WOW, what a gift! Women of Oliver for Women (WOW) has donated $2,000 towards a youth-bonding trip for Grade 7 students from Oliver and Okanagan...

‘Resilience Beer’ to help fire-ravaged Australia

Firehall Brewery in Oliver is joining an international craft beer initiative to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts in Australia. The project is called “Resilience...

Collision causes injuries

Two vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 97 at Tucelnuit Drive north of Oliver on Sunday, resulting in undetermined injuries. Fire department spokesperson...

Suspicious packages still a mystery in Osoyoos

Police are still mystified about the motive behind several suspicious packages found in Osoyoos recently. Sergeant Jason Bayda reported that small taped packages have been discarded...

Council approves nine per cent tax increase again

As expected, after several hours of budget deliberations, Town council approved another nine per cent tax increase. It's a carbon copy of last year's increase...

Oliver library relocating to mall

This spring the Oliver library will have a new home in Oliver Place Mall. After 20 years of operating on the corner of Station Street...

PRH tower campaign reaches goal with last major donation

It was truly a gift from the heart, and one that was needed to complete the five-year, $20-million Penticton Regional Hospital Tower campaign. "There are...

Ighani walks, sentenced to time served for assaults

The man guilty of assaulting two fellow inmates with a shiv, and assaulting a correctional officer while in custody at the South Okanagan Correctional...

Stolen records sidelines ski resort

The alleged infractions of a former employee of Baldy Mountain Resort has resulted in the ski hill suffering a setback in operations. Resort management reported...

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...