Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Editorial

Editorial

Social media not all bad

Socrates would hate social media, and he’d be wrong. The Internet has forever changed the way we communicate. Today we have instant access to almost infinite...

This, that and the other thing

Not surprisingly, we received many Facebook comments about our pit bull attack story. See the comments in this edition. The question is do we blame...

Town needs to step up against crime

Like the saying, “It takes a whole community to raise a child,” it also takes a whole community to fight crime. Curbing crime in Oliver is...

Do the right thing

Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and our social responsibility goes out the window. The pit bull attack story is a perfect example. We don’t...

The NIMBY syndrome gives voice

The regional district’s KVR trail plan has struck a real nerve with landowners in rural Oliver. And it’s not surprising. Concerns about loss of privacy,...

Town and Chamber need to shop locally

Recently I had the pleasure of entertaining two visitors to my business: Brian Highley, local business person and president of the South Okanagan Chamber...

Too divisive to argue anymore

A local landowner put me on the spot last week by asking if I favoured the proposed national park. He said he stopped buying the...

Election rubs off on curious kids

Now that the election is over, we can return to our regular programming. But first let’s reflect on that long campaign. What was very encouraging was...

Cutting the desk chains of students

If you haven’t attended a Learning Forum hosted by School District 53, you should. These forums offer parents a wealth of information on what’s happening in...

Learn from ‘Vital Signs’

It's not surprising that housing, employment and the gap between the rich and poor received poor grades (D+) in this year’s “Vital Signs” report in...

Take back the park

This week’s letter from a Penticton mother should be a wake-up call to bylaw enforcement and the RCMP. Why are a small segment of the population...

Ask them to keep their promise

One issue we haven’t heard anything about in the election campaign is what the parties propose to do to fix our failing justice system. It...

Do not discriminate against families

It appears that the Meadows Drive housing proposal will get a green light from Town council. Regardless if you agree or disagree with the plan,...

Testa-what? Be careful . . .

Will the feud ever end over Testalinda vs Testalinden? Probably not. Once again people are disputing the use of Testalinden in our reports on the fire. Longtime...

Those were the good old days

Dolly Parton once wrote a song called “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad).” A great song that capsulated what it was like...
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