Oliver Library, a branch of the Okanagan Regional Library [ORL], is relocating from its current location where it has operated for over 20 years….. to the Oliver Place Mall.
Space became available in the mall that presented an opportunity that ORL decided to take advantage of. The anticipated opening at the new location is expected to be in late May or June.
“This is really exciting for the Library and residents of Oliver. Our new location in the Oliver Place Mall will be conveniently located for library patrons, with ample parking and ability to run other errands such a picking up a few groceries, a prescription or banking. We think it’s going to work really well!” — Dave Mattes, ORL Board member and Oliver Councillor
“We are committed to serving the people of Oliver with the best possible library experience. This location will open new opportunities for our current and future patrons.” —Marigje Toepfer, Oliver Community Librarian
Details for the Grand Opening at the new Oliver Place Mall location will be announced closer to the opening date.
Kevin Huey (at left with partner Donald Schmidt) has made a $65,000 donation to Penticton Regional Hospital in memory of two close friends who recently passed away.
His gift marks the successful completion of the SOS Medical Foundation’s $20-million campaign to provide medical equipment for the PRH expansion.
Kevin was born in Princeton but moved to the Penticton area in 1990 to run the Kaleden Irrigation District and later to take over managing the Keremeos Irrigation District as well.
Kevin and his partner Donald Schmidt retired at the end of 2018.
“I’d like to thank the SOS Medical Foundation and all the staff at PRH for continually working to make this hospital a wonderful caring place,” Kevin said.
The new PRH patient care tower opened in April 2019. Construction is now underway on Phase 2, including a major upgrade to the Emergency Department, scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2021.