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Editorial

Editorial

Beer will attract the public every time

Offer beer, appetizers and prizes and they will come. Offer an open house in a boring venue and they won’t. Last week’s public engagement at the...

Ambassador program seeks to challenge local teenagers

The Oliver Ambassador Program is looking for anyone currently in grades 9-11 who is ready for an opportunity and is interested in participating in...

Widow thanks responders

I would like to thank all of the paramedics who attended to my husband on Sunday, Feb. 5. Despite their incredible efforts to save him...

Don’t throw away the key

Rehabilitation is such an important focus in Canadian prisons today compared to yesteryear. Years ago the attitude was “throw away the key” and make incarceration...

Hurting with our silence

I am proud and humbled at the same time. For Canadians, I stand with all who support the victims of terrorism in our country and...

Don’t ignore the voters

The Liberal government continues to ignore voters in this region. Over 70 per cent of voters have made it very clear that we want an...

Schools need to make homework relevant

Every time a teacher retires, we lose a valuable asset in the community. Southern Okanagan Secondary School just lost Barry Gruntman who taught math there...

Don’t hold breath too long waiting if you can drive

Wow! Finally! Been holding my breath for weeks. Will I still be able to drive? Will a letter come telling me I must give up...

Medical services great here

I was obliged to seek some dental assistance recently, probably due to my own cooking. And to my surprise, the service was outside of...

Van man speaks out

From van man or “the illiterate.” First things first, get yourself a dictionary and look up penance, nuisance and diatribe. Like I said to you many...

9-1-1 for dummies

Unbelievable. That’s the only response we can think of after reading about some of the calls that E-Comm’s 9-1-1 dispatchers had to take in 2016. Here...

Club assisted 25 families

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs wish to extend a huge “thank you” to the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos. This past Christmas we once...

Justin Trudeau too big for his britches

Justin Trudeau may be getting too big for his britches. He has pirouetted around the Liberal election promises, such as fiscal restraint, election reform, ethical...

Events signal unofficial start of provincial election

By Richard McGuire If there was any doubt before, the provincial election is now underway in Boundary-Similkameen. It may take another couple of months before the...

A true injustice

It's no wonder people have lost faith in our justice system, and no wonder why the police are throwing up their hands in frustration. A...