Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Oliver hospital to be more modern workplace

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle Will the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) upgrade fix doctor shortages? That was the first question pitched by an audience member during a...

Larson retiring from provincial politics

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle Linda Larson won’t be running for re-election.  “One of the not-best-kept-secrets,” she said. “Two terms is enough.” She made the announcement ahead of the...

Open fire ban starts Wednesday

A ban on open fires in the Okanagan starts Wednesday at noon. The provincial government has announced that stubble or grass fires, burning barrels, fireworks,...

Bodies recovered from Osoyoos Lake

The bodies of two boaters who were missing following a boat collision on Osoyoos Lake  Saturday evening have been recovered by police. On June 9...

Motorcyclist dies in collision

A 44-year-old motorcyclist died in Oliver on Friday night after a collision with another motorcycle. Police report that two motorcycles were witnessed travelling east at...

Engineer weighs in on siphon repair

An engineer has given the Town of Oliver some expert advice on the Gallagher Lake siphon dilemma. Steve Underwood from TRUE Consulting is working with...

Earle Crescent tender to be awarded

The Town of Oliver is looking at spending $749,625 to upgrade Earle Crescent, with the winning contractor being Grizzly Excavating Ltd. Council is expected to...

Decision on fire command vehicle delayed again

By Lyonel Doherty After two meetings, Town council is still not convinced that spending $25,000 for a used fire command vehicle is in the best...

FortisBC takes steps to protect owls in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty The recent electrocution of two owls in Oliver has prompted FortisBC to take action to prevent similar deaths in future. Corporate communications advisor...

Couple voted ‘best’ teacher and coach in Oliver

Two local educators have been voted #1 in the best teacher and coach category in the Chronicle's "Best Of Oliver" awards. In a recent survey...

Local grads preparing for next step

Exciting times are ahead for 73 graduates of Southern Okanagan Secondary School as they prepare to take the next step into adulthood. Scholarship and bursary...

Boarded up house fire ‘suspicious’

Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Tuesday night’s house fire on Station Street is being investigated as “suspicious.” Video surveillance shows a young man running towards the north side...

Party’s over – bylaw enforcement is back

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle Enjoying open liquor at Lion’s Park? Biking on the sidewalk? Picking up children from school on the wrong side of the road? Not...

Odd Squad warns teenagers about drugs

Students of Southern Okanagan Secondary School have hopefully been scared straight by the Odd Squad. The Odd Squad is a group of emergency responders...

Neighbours rally to save family in crisis

By Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Erika Robinson’s neighbours have her back, which is what makes her feel so good about living in Oliver. The woman and her...