Lori Welbourne

Pit bull propaganda a deadly proposition

Pit bull propaganda a deadly proposition

The Huffington Post just published an irresponsible series of articles promoting pit bulls as safe family dogs for their “Pit Bull Week.”

Pit bull propaganda a deadly proposition
I’ve gone thrifting

I’ve gone thrifting

My idea of shopping is making a list, going to a store that has everything I need, purchasing the items and then rushing home.

I’ve gone thrifting

Self first isn’t selfish

I’ve developed a bad habit of putting other people’s needs ahead of my own.

One crash is too many

One crash is too many

Have you ever driven from one location to the next and realized once you reached your destination that you didn’t remember getting there?

One crash is too many
Missing dogs of the Okanagan: a true tale

Missing dogs of the Okanagan: a true tale

In the past two weeks, two puppies were stolen and later returned to their owners, and four additional dogs vanished without a trace.

Missing dogs of the Okanagan: a true tale

Book sale this Friday and Saturday

A book sale, new ehibit and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

Head over heels in laughter

Head over heels in laughter

I certainly learned why we’re encouraged to put our phones down and pay attention to what’s happening around us.

Head over heels in laughter
Without a trace: dogs go missing

Without a trace: dogs go missing

The business of stealing dogs and selling them is happening all over, including right here in the Okanagan.

Without a trace: dogs go missing
Think lost, not stray when approaching dogs

Think lost, not stray when approaching dogs

For more than two weeks my life has been consumed with trying to find our beloved dog, Charlie.

Think lost, not stray when approaching dogs
Lost dog means broken hearts at home

Lost dog means broken hearts at home

On Monday, March 23 I lost sight of our beloved pets down by Powers Creek in Glenrosa, West Kelowna.

Lost dog means broken hearts at home

Don’t be clothes-minded about this beach

He would skinny dip in our pool, hang out in the buff, and sometimes he’d take us to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach.

Music to him, noise to me

Music to him, noise to me

This past Sunday I went to my little film studio to write.

Music to him, noise to me
Famous dog breeds discontent over infamous owners

Famous dog breeds discontent over infamous owners

A new media star named Hulk has been appearing on popular talk shows and inspiring fantastical headlines.

Famous dog breeds discontent over infamous owners
It’s news to me

It’s news to me

What colour did you think the dress was?

It’s news to me
Columnist thinks Miss Canada's costume was ingenious.

A BRIGHTER NOTE: Beauty is in the eye of the puck holder

While columnist Lori Welbourne loved Miss Canada's homegrown hockey outfit, there were many detractors.

Columnist thinks Miss Canada's costume was ingenious.
Is it safe to be a free-range kid?

Is it safe to be a free-range kid?

I think what’s best depends on the individual family, and in particular the kids.

Is it safe to be a free-range kid?
Out of the mouth of dogs

Out of the mouth of dogs

As I type this week’s column I have four precious pups sleeping at my feet.

Out of the mouth of dogs
A father’s gifts are cherished

A father’s gifts are cherished

Two months ago my dad called and as soon as I heard the sound of his voice I knew something was wrong.

A father’s gifts are cherished
Focus directs our future for 2015

Focus directs our future for 2015

It’s that time of year again when I start talking about making a list of New Year’s resolutions.

Focus directs our future for 2015
So much more than a betrayal online

So much more than a betrayal online

Imagine being in a loving, committed long-distance relationship and your fiancé requests nude pictures.

So much more than a betrayal online