Don Urquhart
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A Vancouver native, Don spent half his life living, working and eating his way around Southeast Asia. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Don began his career writing for consumer magazines in Singapore before joining a large daily newspaper and later a daily business paper.

Moving to the South Okanagan in 2021 Don is still adjusting to the unique (read dry) environment with the fabulous wine and craft beer of the region aiding that adjustment. Whenever possible, backcountry hiking is top of the agenda.

He is the editor of the Times Chronicle newspaper in Oliver and Osoyoos.
Latest Articles from Don Urquhart

Running Oliver to Osoyoos

Sep 20, 2023 / 4:37 pm

Photo: Shan Peltier Zephyr Peltier at the beginning of his run in Oliver in Sept. 2021. Eleven year old Zephyr Peltier, a student at Osoyoos Elementary School (OES) is once again planning to run from Oliver to Osoyoos in support of the 2023

Key role in fire evacuations

Sep 19, 2023 / 3:08 pm

Photo: OOSAR What many people may not realize is the important role that BC’s 78 Search and Rescue (SAR) groups play during wildfire events. During interface wildfires where properties and areas have been given evacuation orders, a

'Terrifying' bear attack

Sep 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Lisa Robinson Lisa Robinson was lucky not to lose her eye after a bear attack on Saturday, Sept 16. A lazy afternoon relaxing on the shores of Osoyoos Lake turned into sheer terror when a sow black bear attacked a woman and her dog

Fundraiser flips burgers

Sep 17, 2023 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Don Urquhart Highway to healing directors and volunteers flipping burgers for a good cause. Highway to Healing held a fundraiser barbeque supported by Nesters Market on Saturday, Sept. 9 as the society ramps up a new fall fundraising

Lobsters delight once again

Sep 15, 2023 / 4:13 pm

Photo: Don Urquhart The Rotary Club of Osoyoos pulled off yet another hugely successful Lobsters on the Beach event on Saturday, Sept. 9 making it 14 straight years of selling out the event. The event was again hosted under a large tentage

A man larger than life

Sep 15, 2023 / 3:38 pm

Photo: File Paul Dumoret in the cockpit of his 1970s-vintage Nanchang CJ6A, first produced in 1958, designed in the Soviet Union and built in China as a trainer for the Chinese Liberation Army Air Force. A celebration of life for a man many

Weekend of pickleball

Sep 15, 2023 / 3:37 pm

Photo: Neil Bousquet Osoyoos pickleball courts saw an explosion of athleticism and fun when a three day tournament was held this past weekend. The Desert Pickleball Club hosted its second annual pickleball tournament over the

Car hits bear on Anarchist

Sep 15, 2023 / 2:56 pm

Photo: Gillfoto via Wikipedia Commons File photo shows a bear crossing a highway. The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD) responded to a single vehicle incident (MVI) on Friday, Sept. 8 on Hwy. 3 near Anarchist Summit involving a bear. The

Area 27 goes off-road

Sep 15, 2023 / 12:35 pm

Photo: Area 27 The new circuit features several natural off-road terrain elements, such as the riverbed rock crawl. Area 27, well known for its world-class road circuit has expanded to now offer a new all-terrain "Birds of Prey"

GoFundMe for crash victims

Sep 13, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Kaylee Cassidy Elle Cassidy and her husband Jay The daughter of well-known local dance and fitness instructor Elle Cassidy and Elle's husband Jay, who were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Osoyoos on July 6, started



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