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OLIVER CRIME WATCH

OLIVER CRIME WATCH For Immediate Release May 19, 2021 Oliver Council Contributes $8,000 towards newer vehicle Oliver Crime Watch received $8,000 from the Town of Oliver to financially support the purchase of a newer vehicle. Mayor Johansen joins Oliver Crime Watch out on patrols in the community and agrees with Crime Watch that the existing truck previously donated by the Town no longer meet their needs. “Oliver Crime Watch does important work for the community and surrounding Area C, said Johansen. “The volunteers support the work of the RCMP through their regular patrols and setting up Speed Watch programs”. Shirley

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Chief Administrative Officer

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER For Immediate Release May 19, 2021 Town hires Ed Chow as Chief Administrative Officer The Town of Oliver is pleased to announce Mr. Ed Chow as its new Chief Administrative Officer effective July 5, 2021. “One of Council’s highest priorities is to select a qualified CAO for our community, said Mayor Johansen. After a rigorous interview process it was clear Ed has the knowledge, experience and leadership skills to achieve Council’s strategic priorities and continue to advance the Town of Oliver forward. We look forward to working with Ed and are confident he will make an excellent

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Chief Financial Officer

For Immediate Release May 12, 2021 Town Hires Elma Hamming as Chief Financial Officer The Town of Oliver is pleased to announce the hiring of Elma Hamming as its Chief Financial Officer effective July 19, 2021. Hamming will be responsible for leading all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization in conjunction with Oliver Council. “Ms. Hamming brings significant experience in local government from the Town of Smithers and City of Rossland. Her educational training includes certification in Natural Asset Management, Asset Management, and Emergency Operations (Finance, Administration and Operations). She looks forward to continuing the attainment of the prestigious

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News Release – GFOA Award to Town of Oliver

For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2021 GFOA Awarded to Town of Oliver Finance Department The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement was awarded to theOliver Finance Department at the May 10, 2021 Council meeting as thedesignated staff responsible for preparing the financial report for 2019. TheTown of Oliver has received the award since 2012. (Chicago) – The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting has been awarded toTown of Oliver, British Columbia by Government Finance Officers Associationof the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2019 annual financial report.The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program was established toencourage municipal governments throughout Canada to

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News Release – Level 1 Water Restrictions

For Immediate Release April 29, 2021 Town of Oliver Water System Customers Only Stage 1 Effective Immediately Town of Oliver Water System Customers are currently in Stage 1 water restrictions that affects outdoor watering only. Properties that have water flowing through a water meter are using domestic groundwater for irrigating and must restrict their irrigating to three days a week using even and odd house numbering as a guideline. Odd Numbered Houses – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Even Numbered Houses – Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Residents are encouraged to adjust their residential underground irrigation systems to water lawns, trees and

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News Release – 2020 Spirit of Oliver Nominees

For Immediate Release April 21, 2021 16th Annual Spirit of Oliver Awards – 2020 Nominees For the past 16 years Oliver has recognized individuals and groups with awards to applaud the outstanding volunteer contributions that they make to our community. The difficult decision was made to again postpone the annual award event to follow the Province wide restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as such the winners of the 2020 Spirit of Oliver awards will be announced at a later date. The Spirit of Oliver Award Ceremony is normally held during Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021) in collaboration

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