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

The Bhangra beat in Oliver

Sep 22, 2023 / 3:37 pm

Photo: Don Urquhart Bhangra fusion band En Karma performs at the Oliver Community Stage. The two-day Indian music festival and charity event injected a serious dose of energy into Oliver Community Park last weekend despite a poor turnout,

Thanking first responders

Sep 22, 2023 / 12:50 pm

Photo: Don Urquhart An estimated 1,600 people packed themselves into Gyro Park. Gyro Park was heaving with nearly 1,600 people for the last music in the park on Sept. 13 for the Eagle Eyes tribute band that had been rescheduled after the

Reflecting on summer of fire

Sep 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Anarchist Mountain Fire Department staging at Sun Bowl Arena for the Eagle Bluff Wildfire. It was a Saturday that started out pretty much like many weekends before for the Anarchist Mountain Fire

Paddlers race for the flag

Sep 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Don Urquhart Holding the flag aloft to signal victory. The Osoyoos Lake Paddling Club held its fourth annual Flag Race last weekend with close to 250 paddlers making a splash in the waters off of Legion Beach Park. Ten visiting

Jam-packed entertainment

Sep 21, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Don Urquhart A wealth of artists will perform at the event including youth singer/songwriter Kai Allen. From musical performances to spoken word, belly dancing along with pow-wow dancing and story telling by syilx/Okanagan nation

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



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