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News Release – Packinghouse Lane Improvements

For Immediate Release October 15, 2020 Packinghouse Lane Improvements – Public Feedback Wanted! The Town of Oliver has retained TRUE Engineering to review and design the Packinghouse Lane corridor and connecting intersections on Airport Street and Similkameen Avenue. TRUE has provided recommendations to possible geometric improvements to improve safety for pedestrians and road users, improve traffic operations in the area, and accommodate future land development projects in the surrounding area of Airport Street. Mayor and Council request feedback from the public on the proposed revisions as it will change traffic flow and access from Oliver Place Mall to Co-op Avenue

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Winners Recognized for 2019 Spirit of Oliver Awards

For Immediate Release October 14, 2020   Winners Recognized for 2019 Spirit of Oliver Awards   For the past 15 years Oliver has recognized individuals and groups with awards to applaud the outstanding volunteer contributions to the community.  COVID-19 postponed the annual event that is typically celebrated during Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020) in collaboration with Oliver Parks & Recreation.   Mayor Johansen and a few members of Council presented the awards in small, socially distanced groups in Council Chambers October 13, 2020. Carol Sheridan was in attendance to represent Oliver Parks & Recreation Society.   “These individuals and organizations

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News Release – Local Economic Development Strategy

For Immediate Release October 10, 2020       Town of Oliver and Locals Working Together to GROW Oliver!   Over the last year the Town of Oliver has engaged business owners, residents, students, and other stakeholders to create a roadmap to improve the local economy in our Town.  All the effort and engagement paid off as the Town now has a completed Grow Oliver! Local Economic Development Strategy in place and priority actions are underway.   COVID-19 emerged as the final draft was being prepared in the spring.  In response, actions and priorities were updated within Grow Oliver to

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Roadwork on Park Drive

Grizzly Curbing & Concrete Ltd. will be forming and pouring a new concrete bump out after the bridge and at the entrance to Parks & Rec off of Park Drive. This is for traffic calming and improving pedestrian safety.   Traffic patterns will be impacted next week, October 5-9. This might include single lane traffic if deemed necessary by the contractor. Town crews will be removing the curb and asphalt on Monday, October 5 and delineators will be erected to help guide traffic. Inquiries: 250-485-6213 or works@oliver.ca

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