Monday, February 17, 2020

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Ouellette nominated top volunteer for generosity

By Lyonel Doherty Like a fixture at the Oliver food bank, you can turn Jim Ouellette on, but you can’t really turn him off. That was...

SOSS students show off achievements

By Khushi Sharma On the evening of Jan. 16, Southern Okanagan Secondary School acknowledged their students’ hard work for the first semester at their annual...

Medicinal aspect main focus of The Pot Doctor

A local entrepreneur is taking a different approach to cannabis by focusing on the medicinal properties of the plant. Christopher Dawe opened The Pot Doctor...

Fire chief reports record number of calls

By Lyonel Doherty Last year’s 205 calls represented a record for the Oliver Fire Department, as far as Chief Bob Graham can remember. “That is the...

Council back to making proclamations

By Lyonel Doherty Town council will no longer shy away from making proclamations. Recently it adopted a new policy and proclaimed February 1 as Royal Canadian...

Education minister marvels at programs being taught at SOSS

By Lyonel Doherty Provincial Education Minister Rob Fleming spent time at Southern Okanagan Secondary School today seeing firsthand the unique programs being taught there. Fleming arrived...

Health minister opens new emergency department in Oliver

By Lyonel Doherty After much anticipation, the newly renovated emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) was officially opened today. Health Minister Adrian Dix was...

Oliver RCMP getting new recruit from province

By Lyonel Doherty  The province has provided funding for an additional 30 police cadets this year, and the Oliver RCMP is getting one of them.  Detachment...

Runway extension pursued for $75K

The Airport Advisory Committee has recommended Town council support a runway extension project at an estimated cost of $74,800. The project is reportedly subject to...

Town reviews new naming policy

Naming outdoor public spaces in Oliver will soon be written in stone. Town council will visit the issue on Monday to either adopt the new...

Pupils show compassion for Australia

By Lyonel Doherty Badly burned animals in Australia are receiving compassion from a group of young environmentalists in Oliver. The Green Club at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School...

Oliver compost site still on track

By Lyonel Doherty While the regional district is moving ahead with a large, regional compost facility near Penticton, a smaller windrow site is still on...

Oliver man banned from firearms for life

A 31-year-old Oliver man has been banned from possessing firearms for the rest of his life. Daniel Khafizov was sentenced to time already served for...

One of most wanted fugitives captured in Oliver

A highly sought after suspect was captured in Oliver last week by a group of RCMP officers that travelled more than 400 kilometres to...

Derelict house still a thorn in Oliver’s side

By Lyonel Doherty Although no ghosts have been reported, the notorious 555 Earle Crescent is still haunting the neighbourhood in Oliver. The latest in the long-running...