Monday, May 25, 2020

Editorial

Editorial

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...

The real ‘smoke signals’ started on Eagle Bluff

By Marvin Louie Normally the caption “Smoke Signals” has a much happier meaning with regard to its intended projection.  But when the first “smoke signals”...

Is climate change the emergency that many scientists purport?

By Joanne Layh Is climate change an emergency? The vast majority of climate scientists think so, and an increasing number of political leaders aren’t afraid...

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...

Letter: Some promotion

Setting aside the platitudes and accolades together with the Crocodile tears from those voted out in the last Municipal election, regarding the surprise departure...

Linda Larson’s column for August

It is summer and although it hasn’t started with the usual amount of sunshine, it has been warm. The intermittent rain has been a...
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