Town of Oliver Launches Voyent Alert!

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MASS NOTIFICATION ALERT SYSTEM


For Immediate Release
January 11, 2022


Town of Oliver launches Voyent Alert!


The Town of Oliver has chosen the Voyent Alert! Notification Service to keep residents informed during emergencies as well as day-to-day notifications.

 
Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like wildfires, flood, landslides or hazardous spills. Evacuation routes, alerts, and notices can be communicated to each resident within seconds.


Technology can help alleviate some of those communication challenges caused by the pandemic and can provide unique ways for the Town of Oliver to maintain connection, engage our citizens and contribute to the overall well-being within our community. You will receive personalized and relevant
communications.


In less than a minute, register to receive emergency alerts and day to day notifications relevant to you from The Town of Oliver. The service is FREE, easy to use, personalized and anonymous.

 
Register here: https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/ Alternatively you can call the Town of Oliver and staff can assist with your registration.


You can download the Voyent Alert! app at the App Store or Google Play. For email, text, or phone notifications, get started here – https://voyentalert.com/ca/community

Inquiries:
Town of Oliver
250 485 6200


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News Release – Oliver Fire Department Fire Chief Appointment

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OLIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2021

FIRE CHIEF APPOINTMENT

Town of Oliver is pleased to announce Council’s re-appointment of Bob Graham to the position of Fire Chief for the Town of Oliver for an additional three year term.

Chief Graham brings three decades of fire experience and a dedication to excellence and service to the community of Oliver to this position. Chief Graham served as Deputy Fire Chief with the Town since 2011 and Chief since 2017.

“Council is pleased to re-appoint Bob Graham as Fire Chief,” Mayor Martin Johansen said. “Chief Graham’s skills and years of experience have greatly benefited Oliver Fire Department and supports the continued delivery of fire protection services in the community.”

As Fire Chief of the Town of Oliver Fire Department, Chief Graham will be leading a department of 36 volunteer members. He will be responsible for the management and administration of the Fire Department, fire suppression, fire prevention operations and programs, and related emergency services.

“I am looking forward to continuing to support the Town of Oliver and its residents as Fire Chief,” he said. “It is an honor to lead an incredible group of fire service professionals within the Oliver Fire Department. Our members will continue to enhance the services that the community deserves.”

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What are your priorities? Walking, cycling, signage and downtown beautification? – Take the Survey!

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The Town of Oliver is working to develop an Active Transportation, Wayfinding and Downtown Beautification Plan. This plan organizes projects for active transportation (cycling and walking), wayfinding (signage and experience) and downtown beautification. This plan, with your feedback, will help prioritize these projects for implementation. 

What are your priorities for walking, cycling, signage and downtown beautification? – Take the Survey! 

https://bit.ly/3G319PN

 


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STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

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For Immediate Release

October 25, 2021

Lifting Stage 3 Water Restrictions Placed on July 30, 2021

The Town of Oliver is lifting all water restrictions previously in place for water users within the Town’s boundary and the rural system users, effective October 25, 2021. “We really appreciate the effort water system users put into water conservation this year, particularly during such an intense drought season like we experienced,” noted Mayor Johansen. “It is great to be able to lift all restrictions for our water systems after such a long, dry summer season. Mandatory restrictions will likely serve as a tool for managing droughts in the future as a way of stretching out the available water supply. Restrictions are rare for the Oliver water system, but at some point in the future we will likely need to apply them again”.

Shawn Goodsell, Director of Operations reported that with the continuation of the Stage 3 water restrictions, “there was a noticeable reduction in water usage that helped us get through the irrigation season, we thank everyone for doing their part”.

Visit https://www.oliver.ca/town-services/water/ for more information about Oliver’s water systems.

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Town of Oliver

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News Release – Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Public Survey

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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2021

Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Public Survey

 

The Town of Osoyoos, Town of Oliver, and Osoyoos Indian Band are exploring opportunities for the development of a public aquatic centre for the region. The development of a South Okanagan Aquatic Centre could potentially contribute significantly to community well-being in the region, providing a venue for year-round access to aquatics for all age groups and members of the community.

Hearing from residents is part of a broader community needs assessment that will help guide decision-making for the project.  South Okanagan residents and visitors are invited to participate in a public survey to understand what the public thinks about a potential new aquatic centre undertaking.

We are interested to hear from all communities about your use of existing aquatic facilities and thoughts regarding a new facility in the South Okanagan. This survey should take about 15 minutes of your time. Your responses are CONFIDENTIAL – no individual respondents will be identified publicly through the results. The public survey will be open from September 27 to October 24, 2021.

 

Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/South_Okanagan_Aquatic_Centre_Survey

                                  Survey QR Code – Scan with your phone and Participate

                                                         

Should you experience any technical difficulties when participating in the survey, please contact our consultant, Sierra Planning and Management: abidordinova@sierraplan.com | phone: 416-363-4443 x22.

Hard copies are available at these locations:

Oliver Community Centre

6359 Park Drive

Oliver, BC

 

Osoyoos Band Office

1155 Sen Pok Chin Blvd 

Oliver, BC

 

Sonora Community Center

8505 68 Avenue

Osoyoos, BC 


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Station Street Upgrade Project

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STATION STREET UPGRADE PROJECT

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2021

Construction Works Scheduled for September 13 – December 15

Starting Monday, September 13 through to December 15, H & M Excavating
Ltd. will begin road construction and underground utility upgrades on Station
Street.

Construction work will close a portion of Station Street between Banks Avenue
and Veterans Avenue, with access to business and other properties. The works
will include a temporary disruption on a portion of Fairview Road to upgrade
the existing storm pipe.

The $1.4 million dollar project continues the Station Street upgrades that were
recently completed. Storm pipe upgrades at Fairview Road will also be done
as the existing storm pipe is currently undersized.

Thank you to motorists and area residents for your patience and understanding
while we complete these necessary upgrades and improvements.

Inquiries:

Town of Oliver
250 485 6213

H & M Excavating Ltd.
250 493 4677


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News Release – NK’MIP Creek Wildfire

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NK’MIP CREEK WILDFIRE

For Immediate Release

August 6, 2021


TOWN OF OLIVER EVACUATION ALERT – RESCINDED

The evacuation alert issued by the Town of Oliver on July 19, 2021 for properties within the geographical boundary of the Town are rescinded identified below, and shown on the map (red arrows).








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News Release – August 3, 2021 – Spirit of Oliver

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SPIRIT OF OLIVER

For Immediate Release
August 3, 2021

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch and Spirit of Oliver Awards Presentation

Oliver Mayor and Council and the Oliver Parks & Recreation Society will be recognizing its volunteers time and efforts to support community activities, charitable services and local special events. The Volunteer Lunch and Spirit of Oliver Awards presentation is scheduled for August 20, 2021 at Oliver Parks & Recreation Community Hall.

Spirit of Oliver awards started with the “Oliver Good Citizen Award” that was donated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1950 with the first recipient being Harold Wright. Recognition of residents has evolved over the years to the Spirit of Oliver Awards presenting in the following categories – Community Roots, Group, Youth, Individual, and Community Builder. Spirit of Oliver – Town of Oliver

The 2020 Spirit of Oliver Event is being held during the 100×100 Festival that marks 100 years of the Oliver community during the week of August 13 – 22. For more information on this festival please visit 100×100 – Oliver Parks & Recreation (oliverrecreation.ca)

Spirit of Oliver invitations are out, but if you wish to attend, please RSVP by August 12, 2021 to Oliver Parks & Recreation at 250 498 4985 or kyle@oliverrecreation.ca.

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Town of Oliver
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News Release – 29 Jul 2021 – Stage 3 Water Restrictions

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STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2021


Stage 3 Water Restriction Take Effect July 30, 2021
Stage 3 Water Restrictions take effect July 30, 2021 for water system users
within the Town boundaries and portions of RDOS Electoral Area ‘C’ (rural
Oliver).


Residential Users – One Day Per Week:
Odd numbered houses – Wednesday
Even numbered houses – Friday


Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Users:
At Stage 2 users were asked to reduce 30% – the Town is asking these users to continue to reduce irrigation use for farming, commercial and industrial use.


Agricultural customers (farm status) may continue to water to maintain the health of their crops but are being asked to voluntarily reduce consumption and continue to monitor for leaks and reducing watering during the heat of the day if possible.


Residents are encouraged to adjust their residential underground irrigation systems to water lawns, trees and shrubs between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on their watering day. Extra hand watering is permitted for personal gardens, trees and shrubs.


Public Works Crews and Bylaw Enforcement are visiting properties who may be in violation of the water restrictions. Non-compliant properties can be fined $250 through Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw 1406, with a $100.00 fee applied if water service has been turned off.


There is little doubt the Okanagan is on the front lines of climate change, shifting between flooding and drought, and extreme fire seasons. Okanagan municipalities are working to find solutions to Make Water Work and preparing water users to ensure a sustainable water supply for our valley.


For more information:
Town of Oliver – https://www.oliver.ca/town-services/water/
Okanagan Basin Water Board – makewaterwork.ca or okwaterwise.ca


Inquiries:


Town of Oliver
250 485 6213
works@oliver.ca


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News Release – Inkaneep Creek Wildfire

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INKANEEP CREEK WILDFIRE

For Immediate Release
July 19, 2021

Emergency Operations Centre Level One

The Town of Oliver has activated its Emergency Operations Centre to support
a wildfire within the jurisdiction of Osoyoos Indian Band. The Town is working
with the Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen and Emergency
Management BC.

Currently there are some properties within Oliver that are on Evacuation Alert.
To view the Evacuation Alert area see attached.

TOWN OF OLIVER PROPERTIES

5950 BLACK SAGE RD
6094 BLACK SAGE RD
6172 BLACK SAGE RD
800 SPILLWAY RD
802 SPILLWAY RD
820 SPILLWAY RD
852 SPILLWAY RD
862 SPILLWAY RD
882 SPILL WAY RD
921 SPILLWAY RD (125 properties)
937 SPILLWAY RD
953 SPILLWAY RD
957 SPILLWAY RD
7125 TUCELNUIT DR

7137 TUCELNUIT DR
7145 TUCELNUIT DR
7153 TUCELNUIT DR
7161 TUCELNUIT DR
7171 TUCELNUIT DR
7177 TUCELNUIT DR

Residents are advised to be prepared to evacuate on short notice. Residents
will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to issuance of an
evacuation order. In preparing for an Evacuation Alert or Evacuation Order
click here

A Reception Centre has been opened at the Oliver Legion to support residents
on Evacuation Order. Residents who are ordered to leave their homes can
register on the Emergency Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool
ess.gov.bc.ca

Inquiries:

Town of Oliver
250 485 6200

 

 


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