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Town of Oliver Launches Voyent Alert!

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

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News Release – Oliver Fire Department Fire Chief Appointment

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

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

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!  

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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

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

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

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Station Street Upgrade Project

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

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