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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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News Release – Christmas Tree Drop-off

For Immediate Release December 18, 2020 Christmas Tree Drop-Off Your Christmas tree probably looks amazing right now, but later this month, you’ll be ready to take it down. When you do so, we want you to know that there will be two locations in the Town of Oliver where you can deposit your Christmas Tree into an EZ Bin to be chipped: Station Street (north of the Coast Hotel) Oliver Fire Hall at 369 Similkameen Ave This service will be available between December 23, 2020 until January 8, 2021. Please ensure that all decorations and tinsel are removed prior to

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News Release – Mayor Johansen Message COVID-19

MAYOR JOHANSEN MESSAGE COVID-19 For Immediate Release December 15, 2020 Staying Safe and Extending Condolences This holiday season will be unlike any other and we may be missing the usual gatherings and celebrations. It is time to pause and remember joys from past holidays. Oliver is a strong, caring community and we can keep our families and friends safe and well through a bit of creativity and determination. Together we can limit transmission within the community by keeping to our immediate family this holiday season. Keep your bubble tight and reduce interactions with people you do not know. The outbreak

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News Release – Traffic Disruption Park Drive

TRAFFIC DISRUPTION PARK DRIVE For Immediate Release December 2, 2020 Disruption on Park Drive between Eastside Avenue to McKinney Road A sewer service dig will occur on December 3, 2020, for part of the day, starting at 7:30 AM.  Vehicle traffic may be reduced to one lane traffic on Park Drive between Eastside Avenue to McKinney Road.  Work is expected to be completed in one day. Please obey traffic control personnel. Work crews will strive to maintain physical distancing measures, however, residents may see workers within two metres of each other while completing certain tasks. If approaching work crews, residents

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