Category Archives: News

Open letter to Martin Johansen

Martin Johansen – Mayor-Elect – Town of Oliver You have been elected. I have not. But I do bring to the conversation a certain amount of experience and a touch of wisdom on governance, serving the electorate and getting to … Continue reading

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Up close and personal

Linda Isaak

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Board of Education Report October 24, 2018

Following is a brief synopsis of items discussed at the recent School District 53 Board of Education meeting: The District held a Post-Secondary Institution Day on September 25. We hosted 14 representatives from a variety of post-secondary institutions at both … Continue reading

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Is this a neighbourhood….. or a new village ?

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20:30 hrs – a surprise

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BOO – it’s Halloween at OES

Mother Sofia Raposo with Owen the 3 years old. And Ethan, the tot. Left to Right: Ishmeen Buttar, Amy Bearman, Kayla Koteles & Supreet Brar

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by Olivia Agt VonGonzenbach

Sometimes hard to believe the damage water can do. MOTI (Highways) has had marker stanchions on Waterman’s Hill for months. Lots of excess water seeping –  it seems right out of the rock – no discernable creek bed. In fact … Continue reading

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Revisiting some….. hot air

Many people sent in shots of the hot air balloon that has visited the area twice to our knowledge.

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by Linda Isaak

This heron certainly loves posing.    

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If you know Hart…

…..You might know this location and it is not Christian Valley Guess

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Update – Town to review a policy in upcoming discusssion

Notice of Motion “That staff be directed to create or amend Council Policy to ensure that all budgets for joint services with the R.D.O.S. or other organizations be presented to Council at a regular meeting or Committee of the Whole … Continue reading

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Final meeting filled with tears and emotion

Another term of office for Oliver Council has ended – the first that was 4 years long. The electorate October 20th made a few changes – inviting three new people to the table and that meant 3 had to go. … Continue reading

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Wet November

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Crime Watch gets vehicle for dedicated service

Town of Oliver donated a vehicle for the use of Crime Watch supply storage for it and insurance. The outing going council met at 5:30 pm to get in on a photo shoot of a transfer of the truck. Graphics … Continue reading

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by Crackers

Colour seen through my eyes

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In transition

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Smart look on Kootenay Steet

North of Carter’s Bakery/Byer’s Apartments Congratulations to the new owners – may we see more investment like it

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by Jeremy Cook

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You can ride a Greyhound today and tomorrow .. then no more

Okanagan Lake Penticton in the forties submitted by Brian Wilson – Okanagan Archive Trust Society

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by Bernard Bedard

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October 31st

Routes that still don’t have a carrier are Cache Creek to Kamloops, Kamloops to Valemount, Valemount to the B.C.-Alberta border, Dawson Creek to the B.C.-Alberta border, Salmo to Creston, Cranbrook to the Alberta border, Fort Nelson to Yukon border, and … Continue reading

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Hovanes hopeful about federal siphon bucks

By ROY WOOD Pretty much the last thing Mayor Ron Hovanes wanted to do the morning after being defeated in his re-election bid was fly cross-country to drum up $5 million for the Gallagher Lake siphon repair. But fly to … Continue reading

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Fall colours and trumpeter swans arrive at Vaseux

Photos submitted by Audrey MacNaughton

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The Steele report

There is one celebration that nearly every institution has tried in vain to stomp out. Halloween goes back in one form or another to a time prior to civilization itself. It was a more serious affair being as it was … Continue reading

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Win in the valley

The SOSS Field Hockey team defeated Penticton 3-0 and South Kamloops in the final in shootouts on Saturday to win the Valley Championships! We played here in Oliver in the glorious sunshine. Submitted by Lesley Magnus

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By Gail Prior

THE GRINCHES WHO STOLE HALLOWEEN   Darkness was fast approaching as she pulled the blinds down and closed the drapes. The only light was in their bedroom, where they were dressing to go out. He was wearing a suit and … Continue reading

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Wood pile – fire – take crews away from families for two hours

A lot of wood going up in smoke east of Byer’s Pit Saturday night. south of Marsel vineyard and Okanagan Correctional Centre and Gravel pit area north and east of Oliver near the McGowan subdivision No structures threatened. Oliver firefighters  dealing … Continue reading

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Winners announced,,,, Way to go Edna!

ROTARY CLUB OF OLIVER GOLF BALL DROP Golf Ball Drop took place at 1:00 pm October 27, 2018 at Oliver Airport Golf Balls – $10.00 per ball (numbered 1 – 1,000) Special thanks HNZ Topflight | Canadian Helicopters and Dave … Continue reading

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On the Sunnyside

Owls Owls are uniquely equipped to survive. Some of those marvels are listed here. Vision is keen, even at night. They cannot move their eyes, therefore can only see a 110 degree arc. However, they can rotate their head about … Continue reading

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Hunts by day – considered a real cutey!

submitted by Bill Greer

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