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South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department unavailable on Saturday morning due to limited staff

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department unavailable on Saturday morning due to limited staff

Oliver Feb 23, 2024 / 3:17 pm

Interior Health has announced that the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver will be closed on Saturday morning, due to continual...

Town of Oliver launches municipal app for residents to access online services

Town of Oliver launches municipal app for residents to access online services

Oliver Feb 22, 2024 / 8:00 pm

*Editor's note: The Town of Oliver erroneously announced of this app as "new" this week through an email glitch, when in fact it has been...

Penticton's Holy Cross School raises $50K at annual fundraiser

Penticton's Holy Cross School raises $50K at annual fundraiser

Oliver Feb 22, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The biggest annual fundraiser at the Holy Cross School in Penticton was a massive success, raising double their goal towards funding a new outdoor learning...

RCMP searching for potentially violent man in South Okanagan

RCMP searching for potentially violent man in South Okanagan

Osoyoos Feb 22, 2024 / 3:55 pm

A search is on in the South Okanagan for a wanted and potentially dangerous man. Heavy police presence seen driving throughout the South Okanagan and...

Town of Oliver starting 'Local Physician Recruitment and Retention' working group

Town of Oliver starting 'Local Physician Recruitment and Retention' working group

Oliver Feb 22, 2024 / 11:45 am

Oliver council showed big support for the launch of a " Local Physician Recruitment and Retention" working group on Tuesday, aimed at retaining...

Osoyoos Golf Club disappointed by vandalism, hoping public will step forward with information

Osoyoos Golf Club disappointed by vandalism, hoping public will step forward with information

Osoyoos Feb 21, 2024 / 2:45 pm

The Osoyoos Golf Club is hoping someone will step forward with information after a disappointing act of vandalism. General manager Doug Robb said club staff...

Former Oliver inmate fails to prove his Nikes were a human right

Former Oliver inmate fails to prove his Nikes were a human right

Oliver Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

A former Okanagan Correctional Centre inmate has failed to prove his human rights were violated when staff at the prison refused to let him wear his designer...

Rash of farm equipment thefts in Osoyoos area over past month

Rash of farm equipment thefts in Osoyoos area over past month

Osoyoos Feb 18, 2024 / 11:25 am

Police are warning farmers in the Osoyoos area to be on the lookout for thieves, after a rash of farm equipment thefts over the past month. In a press release...

Town of Osoyoos removes unsafe tire swing from Kinsmen Park

Town of Osoyoos removes unsafe tire swing from Kinsmen Park

Osoyoos Feb 17, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Town of Osoyoos has decided to remove a safety concern at a local playground. During a routine inspection, town staff noted the tire swing at Kinsmen Park...

Town of Osoyoos rescinds boil water and water quality advisories

Town of Osoyoos rescinds boil water and water quality advisories

Osoyoos Feb 16, 2024 / 5:19 pm

The Town of Osoyoos has rescinded the boil water quality advisory for their entire domestic water system on Friday afternoon. The advisory was issued after a...

South Okanagan General Hospital ER to close overnight Friday

South Okanagan General Hospital ER to close overnight Friday

Oliver Feb 16, 2024 / 3:18 pm

South Okanagan General Hospital's emergency room will be closed for part of this weekend due to limited physician availability. Emergency services will be...

Osoyoos council takes second whack at 2024 budget following backlash over double-digit tax hike

Osoyoos council takes second whack at 2024 budget following backlash over double-digit tax hike

Osoyoos Feb 16, 2024 / 11:24 am

Round two of budget deliberations in Osoyoos began Thursday night, after public shock at a proposed double-digit tax increase prompted council to start chipping...

Latest water disruption an 'anomaly' in Osoyoos, as town battles ongoing water woes

Latest water disruption an 'anomaly' in Osoyoos, as town battles ongoing water woes

Osoyoos Feb 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

After a power outage on Saturday led to a widespread boil water notice and water quality advisory in Osoyoos, the town's mayor says there is clearly more...

Osoyoos issues boil water advisory after 'significant instrumentation failure'

Osoyoos issues boil water advisory after 'significant instrumentation failure'

Osoyoos Feb 12, 2024 / 5:30 pm

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. The Town of Osoyoos says it believes a power outage Saturday began a domino effect that ultimately led to a widespread boil water notice and...

Large RCMP response to gun complaint blocked Co-op Avenue in Oliver

Large RCMP response to gun complaint blocked Co-op Avenue in Oliver

Oliver Feb 12, 2024 / 9:39 am

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m. RCMP confirm that a prominent police presence on Co-Op Avenue in Oliver Sunday night was due to a report of intimate partner violence...

Osoyoos hosting second special meeting with council, staff over contentious double-digit tax hike

Osoyoos hosting second special meeting with council, staff over contentious double-digit tax hike

Osoyoos Feb 10, 2024 / 5:00 pm

The Town of Osoyoos is hosting their second special open meeting this upcoming Thursday evening to address the 2024 budget, which has been a point of major...

Bluegrass pros playing Oliver stage

Bluegrass pros playing Oliver stage

Oliver Feb 6, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The High Bar Gang is set to bring its bluegrass sounds to Oliver this weekend. The band, which formed in summer 2010, describes itself as being rooted in the...

'Baffling': Boundary-Similkameen MLA calls out Alberta lawmakers for actions over B.C. wine

'Baffling': Boundary-Similkameen MLA calls out Alberta lawmakers for actions over B.C. wine

Boundary-Similkameen Feb 6, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Boundary-Similkameen politician has fired back at a recent "baffling" crackdown in Alberta that will impact B.C. wineries. Last month, Alberta...

Flood mitigation work replacing culvert in Park Rill Creek will close down road in Oliver

Flood mitigation work replacing culvert in Park Rill Creek will close down road in Oliver

Oliver Feb 2, 2024 / 6:00 pm

AIM Roads is advising the Oliver community that they are undertaking important flood mitigation work that will close a local road next week. Crews will be...

Oliver golfer wins Canadian Professional Golfers' Association award

Oliver golfer wins Canadian Professional Golfers' Association award

Oliver Jan 31, 2024 / 12:41 pm

A South Okanagan golfer made waves at the Professional Golfers' Association of Canada awards this month. Brian McDonald of Fairview Mountain Golf Club in...

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