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Town hall meeting answers many questions about COVID-19

By Lyonel Doherty Many people want to know the location of positive test cases of COVID-19, but health authorities are still keeping this confidential. Boundary-Similkameen MLA...

Landowner ticketed for grass fire

A property owner on Black Sage Road was issued a violation ticket for burning on Saturday after it got out of control and started...

Children expected to learn from home under new school guidelines

By Lyonel Doherty Remember, don't bring your child to school on Monday, March 30 as new guidelines are being introduced to support B.C.'s K-12 students...

Every health region in B.C. has COVID-19 patients

The B.C. Ministry of Health is reporting 68 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 792 in the province. "Every health region in British...

Now is not the time to be rescued

Members of search and rescue teams are encouraging people to take extra caution when heading outdoors during the pandemic. British Columbia’s 2500 search and rescue...

Health officer sees ‘glimmer of hope’

By Lyonel Doherty While B.C. is expected to have its own epidemic of COVID-19, there is a “glimmer of hope” that the curve may soon...

Open burning ban established in Oliver area

Open burning restrictions are in place for residents in the Oliver Fire Protection Area effective until April 15. No new fires may be initiated and...

BBB warning consumers about scams during COVID-19

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of scammers taking advantage of vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. It wants to share...

Firefighters called to ‘teetering’ vehicle in ditch

Oliver firefighters were dispatched to a single vehicle accident off Highway 97 just north of River Road on Thursday. The call came in as a...

Oliver mayor urges residents to remain vigilant in preventing spread of COVID-19

(The following is a letter to Oliver residents from Mayor Martin Johansen.) The safety and well-being of our community, including our staff and Council members,...

Province asking for 100 per cent commitment to beat COVID-19

By Lyonel Doherty It may sound like a broken record, but B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix says they need 100 per cent commitment from...

Local doctors, nurses asking for PPE donations

Your family doctors, nurse practitioners and midwives in the South Okanagan Similkameen are graciously accepting public donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist...

Oliver man helps save beaver from irrigation canal

Sophie Gray  Local Journalism Initiative reporter A regular day at work on Tuesday turned into a rescue mission of the furry, big-toothed kind for an Oliver...

Open burning banned in BC Interior

By Dale Boyd The province has ordered all open burning to cease in B.C.’s Interior, a move fully supported by Osoyoos Fire Chief Dave McMahon. McMahon...

Province using ‘extraordinary powers’ to support COVID-19 response

Osoyoos Times Staff The Government of B.C. is now calling on municipal bylaw enforcement to enforce the provincial health officer’s orders regarding business closures and...
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