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Manteo marina, no problem

C'mon. This lake is so devoid of marina space it is ridiculous.

I like the view of a bunch of boats and the people who enjoy them and spend a lot of money in the community to do so. I fully support Manteo and any venture that will bring boat slips to this lake.

Are you kidding me, the paddle boarders feel threatened?

Don Jensen


Rotary beach

Rotary Beach

If any of this council runs & gets in at the next election then we are a stupid population. Please are there no smarter residents who have the desire to keep our waterfront mainly for the use of our residents who pay the taxes & deserve better.

I can only guess what will be the final result for the proposed Cedar Ave. beach if this council remains in power.

Easter giving from a stranger

I would like to say a big thank you the woman at Shoppers Drug Mart, who paid for my daughter's purchase. 

My daughter had received some change from her great aunt, who was visiting, to buy some Easter treats for herself.  After a long day we got to the store, and when I went to get her money out realized it was left at home. 

Shortly after telling my daughter I would get them to hold the items and then come back after dinner, a very generous lady approached me and handed me the money to pay for the items, saving me a lot of time and stress.

I just want to say thank you very much. You made my daughter's day.

Dan and Cassie


Harperbinger of doom

I have heard a lot about how the vets of Canada have been treated and agree with everyone’s comments. 
I also worked here in Canada since I was 16-years-old and paid into my CPP every single year. I’ve never been on Welfare and once I was on Unemployment benefits for 4 weeks.  I became disabled after my many years of working and once I turned 65-years-old suddenly Mr. Harper decided that I was no longer disabled and would no longer receive disability benefits. 
He has not just done this to the vets of Canada – Mr. Harperbinger has done this to every single disabled person in Canada.
My father was a vet and was very proud of this country, but would be rolling in his grave to see what the politicians of this country have done to every single disabled person who ever worked for a living!!  My Canada Pensions payments were discounted by almost $500 once I turned 65 years of age!!
Kerry Kozak

Car wash needs to be flushed

Re: Glenmore Car wash

As a very concerned resident of Sandalwood, I would like to express the following concerns.

Exhaust from vehicles who will be lining up near our north fence (my back yard), and a “no idling sign” will be very difficult to police. As I have COPD, and others living in the immediate area also experience health issues, this is a major concern. Several residents are already suffering mental distress over the potential loss of enjoyment of their backyards and patios.

Noise being issued from the vacuums, car wash machinery, idling motors, boom boxes, and normal conversations, will also pollute the air.

Property devaluation: There is no doubt that it will be difficult to sell our homes at fair market value, and compensation will be expected.

The view from our back yards will be of an 11 ft. high wall (suggested by developer) 25-30 ft. long behind the vacuums, and the southern facing solar panels (38.3 ft high at the top) will become our focal point while outdoors.

The property at 469 has only one entrance, and would require two access points onto Glenmore Rd, should the proposal proceed to conclusion. In the report to City Council, the City Planner stated “ that the city would be prepared to give up its maintenance driveway access in exchange for maintenance access to the detention pond through the subject property”. 

Sandalwood residents are puzzled by the fact that we are only allowed one access to our community (141 homes), and one EMERGENCY access onto Glenmore.

There is an elementary school situated across Glenmore, with a pedestrian crosswalk to the east side of Glenmore, setting the scene for some major accidents.

Glenmore traffic is quite heavy at times, and will only increase in this area, as more development takes place.
Back-up lineups could occur on Glenmore as customers line up to enter the car wash lot, as there is little room for excess vehicles.

Edna Hatch

Editor's note: The car wash is at public hearing tonight, Apr. 15, at 6 p.m. in Kelowna council chambers.

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