Monday, December 9, 2019

Editorial

Editorial

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...

Get on with the election

Regarding the Trudeau “brownface” incident, why is there such a fuss being made over something that happened 20 years ago?  I am sure when I...

You can’t say or do anything anymore

By Lyonel Doherty  Is our prime minister a racist?  Come on.  Colouring your face and dressing up as Aladdin for a party 20 years ago doesn’t make you...

CAST is long overdue here

By Lyonel Doherty There's always a thin line between having a home and living on the street. The same goes for being clean and having a...

Election 2019: If you could only focus on one issue

This is an ongoing series previously published in the Osoyoos Times asking federal election candidates questions on as bi-weekly basis. (Originally ran in July...

Beware intestinal foreign bodies in your pets

By Dr. Moshe Oz  Animals never cease to amaze me with the things they are able to swallow.  Unfortunately, swallowing foreign bodies is a common phenomenon...

So long, grumpy

My first wife and I drove to the Osoyoos border crossing. There were two lanes open, so I asked, “Which one?”  My first wife said,...

Time to pay for opioid crisis

By Dale Boyd The victims of the opioid crisis are all around us whether you have personal experience or not.  Overdose deaths, homelessness and those suffering out...

It’s all about the health care

As I knock on doors across the South Okanagan and West Kootenay, one issue is a common topic of conversation—health care. Canadians are rightfully...

Stigma: Words matter

 Getting “clean.” “Junkie.” “Addict.” “Dirty” needles. The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes. Substance use disorders are more...

Sweet cherries and sour grapes

By Lyonel Doherty Some of our readers have said they miss our “sour grapes” and “sweet cherries” section in the paper.  So we’ve compiled a few of...