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Oliver

Oliver is a community at the south end of the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, with a population of over 4,000 people.The community of Oliver is made up of land governed by three different bodies: the Town of Oliver, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Osoyoos Indian Band.Local industries include grape and fruit production, agri-tourism, wine production, ranching, golfing & recreation, retail & service trades. Some of the largest employers include Osoyoos Indian Band, School District #53, Interior Health and Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative Oliver is north of Osoyoos and south of Okanagan Falls. Tourism BC labels the community as the Wine Capital of Canada.Named after John Oliver (1856-1927), Premier of British Columbia. 'Honest John' and his government brought irrigation water and settlement lots to the area with the South Okanagan Lands Project.The First Nations of the South Okanagan settled near the river, creeks and valley lakes. The first encroachment from the outside world came circa 1811, when fur traders came to the area with the establishment of Fort Okanagan (now in the US) and first penetrated the area for trade.

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