Thursday, August 22, 2019

Editorial

Editorial

Big thanks to firefighters

 I would like to thank each and every firefighter who has helped battle our latest fire.  I was with the initial attack team with Parks...

Veterans eligible for medals

 I would like to inform your readers about two very special medals that are available for our veterans. These are the National Order of...

Cut from the same cloth

By Lyonel Doherty Can't help but think that Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump were cut from the same greasy cloth.  Did anyone really expect the prime minister...

Editorial: Time for a new superintendent

The South Okanagan’s top cop was flushed and we’re left to speculate why. Did Supt. Ted De Jager get shuffled out because he was...

Column: The park is inevitable

Debate is healthy, but at some point, for the sake of the community, the discussion of a national park reserve in the South Okanagan...

Editorial: Take pies just in case

Some bits and bites to chew on this week: We were thinking that Town council members might want to take some luscious fruit with them...

Editorial: Foundry just in time

Thanks to a group of caring individuals, our prayers have been answered. Finally, a one-stop shop youth outreach centre is available in the Okanagan, right...

Editorial: Child’s health trumps his or her privacy

You may think that your 16-year-old child would never end up like Elliot Eurchuk who died of a drug overdose in 2018. But that’s being...

Editorial: We must do more for these troubled kids

Once again, Grade 12 graduation is nigh and here we are congratulating the success of our future leaders. They definitely deserve the accolades for...

Editorial: Bylaw enforcement tough job in Oliver

You couldn’t pay me a king’s ransom to enforce the bylaws of any town, city or hamlet, even with a population of five people. In...

Editorial: Need some WD40 for the courthouse door

It’s time to organize a placard march to the nearest MP’s office or courthouse to protest the gross lack of deterrence in our justice...

Editorial: Victims never given that kind of power

Thought you heard the last of dangerous offender Ronald Teneycke? Nope. He’s in the spotlight again, courtesy of our (in)justice system. First, federal prison officials allowed...

EDITORIAL: We are all suffering from legalized pot

Since marijuana was legalized by our forward-thinking prime minister, we can now enjoy the foul aroma of cannabis in many neighbourhoods and on many...

Editorial: The challenges of being school-aged

Chatting with Yvonne Moore about her school memories in the good ol’ days made me think of my own in northern Ontario. No, we didn’t...

Editorial: Can’t Kenney get pipeline built without being a bully?

New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is acting like a schoolyard bully. He’s threatening to punch B.C. in the face by enacting his “turn off the...