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South Okanagan General Hospital emergency room closing Tuesday

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency room closing Tuesday

Oliver Nov 27, 2023 / 4:06 pm

South Okanagan General Hospital's emergency room will once again be closed on a temporary basis due to ongoing staffing problems. Emergency services will...

Oliver Fire Department raises $2500 through breakfast and bbq donations

Oliver Fire Department raises $2500 through breakfast and bbq donations

Oliver Nov 25, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The Oliver Fire Department sent out a big thank you for all the community support they saw at this year’s drive thru breakfast. Firefighters were up on...

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department closing overnight

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department closing overnight

Oliver Nov 24, 2023 / 2:09 pm

The emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital will be closed overnight Friday due to limited physician availability. Interior Health announced...

'Unbelievable': Osoyoos family overwhelmed with gratitude for community support after car crash tragedy

'Unbelievable': Osoyoos family overwhelmed with gratitude for community support after car crash tragedy

Osoyoos Nov 23, 2023 / 2:50 pm

"It is unbelievable, my family is so appreciative of everything." A South Okanagan family is reeling after tragedy struck, and their community has...

Oliver and Osoyoos full of holiday activities for return of Fire & Ice Festival

Oliver and Osoyoos full of holiday activities for return of Fire & Ice Festival

South Okanagan Nov 22, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The South Okanagan Fire & Ice Festival will return this Friday with a kick off in Oliver at the light-up and fireworks show downtown. The event runs until...

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department closure again due to limited staff

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department closure again due to limited staff

Oliver Nov 22, 2023 / 4:34 pm

Interior Health announced that the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital will see reduced hours on Thursday once again due to limited...

BC Human Rights Tribunal to decide whether Osoyoos motel discriminated against pot-smoking guest

BC Human Rights Tribunal to decide whether Osoyoos motel discriminated against pot-smoking guest

Osoyoos Nov 16, 2023 / 2:40 pm

An Osoyoos motel that allegedly evicted a disabled guest for smoking marijuana on their property will be heading for a hearing with the BC Human Rights...

South Okanagan businesses working to expand tourism past the usual window after tough season

South Okanagan businesses working to expand tourism past the usual window after tough season

South Okanagan Nov 16, 2023 / 4:00 am

"We want to be busy year-round, and we want people to know that there's more stuff to do here than just the middle of June till the middle of...

Holly Jolly Oliver event back after pandemic hiatus

Holly Jolly Oliver event back after pandemic hiatus

Oliver Nov 15, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Venables Theatre in Oliver has revived the beloved Holly Jolly Oliver event after a COVID-related hiatus. As part of the upcoming Town of Oliver Light-Up...

Synthetic ice outdoor rink arrives at Oliver's District Wine Village

Synthetic ice outdoor rink arrives at Oliver's District Wine Village

Oliver Nov 14, 2023 / 4:00 am

Winter is about to get a lot more fun at the District Wine Village in Oliver. New this year is a central, circular outdoor skating rink, which village patrons...

Sip into the holiday season with Winter in Wine Country weekends

Sip into the holiday season with Winter in Wine Country weekends

Nov 11, 2023 / 2:00 pm

Sip your way into the holiday season with Winter in Wine Country, upcoming in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Taking place Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3, 2023, tasting...

Emergency room in Oliver closed again due to staff shortages

Emergency room in Oliver closed again due to staff shortages

Oliver Nov 10, 2023 / 1:25 pm

Once again, Oliver and area residents are being advised by Interior Health that South Okanagan General Hospital will close its emergency room temporarily due to...

Osoyoos residents facing average 39 per cent hike in taxes, fees next year

Osoyoos residents facing average 39 per cent hike in taxes, fees next year

Osoyoos Nov 10, 2023 / 12:17 pm

Some Osoyoos residents are experiencing sticker shock this week, after a letter went out to municipal taxpayers detailing hefty hikes in fees and taxes they...

Oliver readying for annual holiday light up celebration

Oliver readying for annual holiday light up celebration

Oliver Nov 9, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The Oliver Business Association is excited to host the town's official light up ceremony ahead of the holiday season. On Friday, Nov. 24, join the fun...

Venables Theatre hosting Cowboy Christmas with Rob Dinwoodie and Friends

Venables Theatre hosting Cowboy Christmas with Rob Dinwoodie and Friends

Oliver Nov 8, 2023 / 4:00 am

There will be a mix of song, story, poetry and drama at Oliver's Venables Theatre next month to bring an “Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas" to...

Crowsnest Highway east of Osoyoos saw temporary closure after Tuesday crash

Crowsnest Highway east of Osoyoos saw temporary closure after Tuesday crash

Nov 7, 2023 / 6:49 pm

The Crowsnest Highway just east of Osoyoos was closed to traffic in both directions for about an hour on Tuesday evening after a crash. A photo submitted to...

Popular lottery for tickets to unique South Okanagan winery run opening soon

Popular lottery for tickets to unique South Okanagan winery run opening soon

Nov 7, 2023 / 12:13 pm

The popular Half Corked Marathon in Oliver will be back in 2024, and the annual lottery for highly-prized tickets will open this month. On Saturday, May 25,...

Osoyoos seeking public feedback on action plan for childcare needs

Osoyoos seeking public feedback on action plan for childcare needs

Osoyoos Nov 2, 2023 / 3:05 pm

The Town of Osoyoos is looking closer at childcare needs in the community, seeking local feedback to paint an accurate picture. Amidst an ongoing crisis in...

Former employee suing Osoyoos child care centre for nearly $400k

Former employee suing Osoyoos child care centre for nearly $400k

Osoyoos Nov 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

After claiming to experience "'significant bullying and harassment" at the Osoyoos Child Care Centre Society, a former employee has filed a civil...

Annual Osoyoos event saw witches take to the water instead of the skies

Annual Osoyoos event saw witches take to the water instead of the skies

Osoyoos Oct 31, 2023 / 11:59 am

Osoyoos Lake had some spooky-looking visitors this weekend, ahead of Halloween. On Sunday afternoon, witches of all ages took to the water instead of the skies....

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