Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Survey says…

The Town of Oliver has commissioned Ipsos, a professional public opinion research company, to conduct its 2019 Citizen Survey. The purpose of this survey...

Siphon fix to impact water rates

Borrowing $8.3 million for the Gallagher Lake siphon repair project will see an increase in Oliver’s water rates. On Monday, acting Chief Financial Officer Doug...

Air cadets shine more than their boots

Yes, their boots were shiny, but so were their skills on May 26 during the annual ceremonial review hosted by 232 Bighorn (Air Cadet)...

Cheers and jeers for Penticton’s sidewalk sitting ban

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle A controversial new rule in Penticton will make it illegal to sit or lay on sidewalks. The amended ‘Good Neighbour’ bylaw will...

Ex-wife had ‘nothing to do with this’ says accused in quadruple homicide

Dale Boyd Aberdeen Publishing The man accused of shooting and killing four people in Penticton, including two recently relocated Osoyoos residents, said his estranged wife had...

Gas leak

Crews went door-to-door this morning to notify neighbours about a residential gas leak between Okanagan Street and Earle Crescent.

Stolen Jeep leads RCMP on wild chase

A man suspected of B&E was captured by police in a stolen vehicle. It happened in the early hours of today, May 27. Police received...

Packinghouse razed by fire

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a fruit packinghouse south of Oliver on May 25. Oliver fire department spokesman...

Tax rates bylaw a mixed bag

Oliver residents and business owners will see some changes on their tax notices this year. Town council recently gave  first three readings to 2019 Tax...

Shooting victim shakes head at court again

Lyonel Doherty Oliver Chronicle Wayne Belleville wonders if he’ll ever stop hearing about the man who shot him in the back and left him for dead...

Local youth invited to political convention

Dan Walton Oliver Chronicle One lucky teenager might get the exciting opportunity to be immersed in the world of parcel taxes, zoning designations and development cost...

Any appetite for Veterans Park?

Oliver Legion member Peter McKenna wants the green space beside the Coast Hotel to become Veterans Park. “This is a big thing,” he told council...

Seniors throw Chronicle for a loop

By Lyonel Doherty Shocking . . . just utterly shocking about some of our seniors today. And it was all uncovered discreetly (with many giggles) during...

Town wants to know if Air B&B is hot or not

Town Council is interested in hearing from the public to determine the views of residents regarding short-term vacation rentals being allowed to operate in...

Hospital reno info session

Contributed South Okanagan residents are invited to learn more about the upcoming $1.25-million renovation to the Emergency Department at South Okanagan General Hospital. A public information...