Friday, February 28, 2020

Editorial

Editorial

Taxpayers not willing to cover royal costs

While the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is making it clear taxpayers aren’t willing to cover additional costs for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince...

Reading tutors needed for Oliver schools

The One-to-One Children’s Literacy Program uses a unique approach that provides one-to-one tutoring to elementary school students who are struggling with reading.  Volunteer tutors work...

Royals welcome but not the cost

By Lyonel Doherty So, Harry and Meghan want to make Canada their part-time home. Most countries would be honoured, in particular B.C. But what we...

Shake your head at these silly 9-1-1 calls

By Lyonel Doherty  It’s time to shake our collective heads once again at the ridiculous reasons that some people call 9-1-1.  E-Comm recently published its top...

A sad farewell to Bentley

By Lyonel Doherty I lost my best friend last week. His name was Bentley, all 100 pounds of him.  He was an eight-year-old purebred red retriever who...

Let’s keep Oliver clean

 As a resident of this fine small town for the past eight years, I spent a great deal of my time walking the various...

Embrace good news more than the bad

By Lyonel Doherty Unfortunately, bad news sells. But it’s the good news that makes the world a better place.  So, forget the doom and gloom and...

The people who drink Canada’s ‘milk and honey’

By Dale Boyd There is a group of people out there. They come to this country, they take from this economy and offer little in...

Give to Tree of Dreams

The number of hip surgeries performed at Penticton Regional Hospital should increase significantly with the purchase of a second specialized hip surgery table. That’s one...

Where is Santa Fortis?

It is great to see that Santa Fortis  is rushing to the aid of their 1500 customers who have propane as their gas supply...

Unincorporated communities don’t see the money

Wow! I think we are experiencing an unexpectedly early fall. I always worry along with our farmers when we get rain in the middle of...

Wearing blackface has nothing to do with racism

Excellent editorial on Justin Trudeau (Oliver Chronicle - Sept. 26).  The political timing impeccable of the picture being released of Trudeau in blackface just when...

A sad sign of the times

By Lyonel Doherty It's an unfortunate sign of the times when a school district has to hire a specialist to deal with mental health issues...

Cast your vote for the youth

I’m proposing a radical change in how to vote, i.e., how one decides which party to support.  We teach our children how to walk, drive,...

It’s time we listened without greed

By Lyonel Doherty, editor  Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is an instant hero to many of the world’s youth today.  Even to many adults, after listening to the...