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News Release – South Okanagan Regional Aquatic Centre

    SOUTH OKANAGAN REGIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE For Immediate Release February 9, 2021   Osoyoos Indian Band, Towns of Oliver and Osoyoos Issue Request for Proposal The Towns of Osoyoos and Oliver and Osoyoos Indian Band are officially issuing a Request for Proposal to assess the feasibility of building and operating a Regional Aquatic Centre.  These communities have long expressed desire for a year-round indoor aquatic facility to enhance quality of life, provide leisure and fitness activities, attract amenity migrants to the region, promote economic development and serve the visitor population including a growing winter season “snowbird” population. “The Osoyoos

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News Release – 16th Annual Spirit of Oliver Nominations are Open!

16th Annual Spirit of Oliver Awards For Immediate Release February 2, 2021 Nominations are now Open! We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 16th Annual Spirit of Oliver Awards are now open, and will be open until 4:30pm on March 23rd, 2021. During these trying times it’s more important than ever to come together as a community and recognize individuals that are dedicated to making a difference in Oliver. There are five categories for nominations: Individual Youth – to recognize an individual youth member who has demonstrated a commitment to our community and has made extraordinary volunteer contributions.

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News Release – Fire Department Ingenuity Saves Money, Supports Local

For Immediate Release January 22, 2021   Fire Department Ingenuity Saves Money, Supports Local   The Oliver Fire Department received a new piece of equipment on Thursday, January 21, 2021 – though not through the usual channels. While most fire trucks are purchased through specialized and dedicated fire apparatus firms, this truck is unique.   To replace their worn out 1991 GMC, the department was given a mandate and budget from the Town of Oliver to find a used truck. In early April of 2020, the truck procurement committee sat down to review some limited options.   The market for

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News Release – CAO Retiring

Chief Administrative Officer – Retirement For Immediate Release January 12, 2021 Oliver Council Announces CAO Retirement Chief Administrative Officer Cathy Cowan will be retiring at the end of June after ten years of service with the Town of Oliver. Cowan says, “That during my time in local government, I have been fortunate enough to accomplish many career goals, and over the past few years I had the privilege and opportunity to work with an excellent team in Oliver”. “After 30 years working in local government, including nearly ten years with the Town of Oliver as the Corporate Officer and CAO,

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News Release – Mayor Johansen Message COVID-19

Mayor Johansen Message COVID-19 For Immediate Release January 5, 2020 #becausewecare Project – McKinney Place 2020 was a challenging year changing almost everything that we did on a day-to-day basis.  While these changes brought sadness, discomfort, stress and fatigue, the resiliency of the community to adapt to help contain the spread of COVID-19 is remarkable.  Your generosity, kindness and support is demonstrated daily in our community.  The #becausewecare appreciation project brought smiles to front-line and essential workers throughout the community.  Oliver residents continue to shop local to support local businesses and these businesses generously supported the #becausewecare project – thank

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