Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Park Place residents given notice to vacate

Suspected earthquake damage subject of claim Some of people’s worst fears in Park Place have been realized as they must vacate their homes this summer. That...

Bylaw enforcement hard and thankless

Wanted: Man or woman of steel to enforce town bylaws. Requirements: A thick skin and the ability to put up with abuse from the...

Pot on stove culprit at Woodside

Oliver firefighters had a mystery on their hands Monday when smoke filled a top-floor unit of Woodside Villa at Co-Op Avenue and Kootenay Street. But...

Chamber calls for province to resume park talks

The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce (SOCC) believes the time has come for talks to resume between the provincial Liberal government and Parks Canada...

Museum grand re-opening chock full of pride

The Oliver and District Heritage Society (ODHS) held its grand re-opening of the Oliver Museum last Saturday. Acting chair Sue Morhun was clearly moved by...

Tradewinds owner feels tenants’ wrath

The debate over a proposed fence on the beach at Tradewinds Estates heated up last Friday when tenants angrily confronted the owner. William (Gus) Kirsch...

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Council struggles with proclamations . . . again

To proclaim or not to proclaim - that is the question Oliver council is struggling with once again. Councillor Dave Mattes brought up the issue...

Council briefs

Town to improve access Council members approved a plan to upgrade public access to Town chambers on Kootenay Street. This will involve replacing the sidewalk and...

Police briefs

Hit and run suspect sought On June 2 the Oliver RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian hit and run at the corner of...

FortisBC says new rate benefits most clients

While newspapers across the South Okanagan have been filled with articles and letters to the editor from angry FortisBC customers claiming their monthly electricity...

Maligned picker’s camp looking for support

Stop criticizing and start helping, Loose Bay advocates encourage   Area C director Allan Patton and local farmer Greg Norton have joined forces to stop the...

We can learn from Finland’s system

The more you learn about the “team inquiry model” in schools, the more it grows on you. When first introduced, people groaned about the thought...

Cadets shine at annual review

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 232 Bighorn Squadron held their 71st annual Ceremonial Review parade and awards ceremony last Saturday at the hangar in...