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Thank you KGH

Oct 6, 2015 / 1:07 pm

Three weeks ago I had a massive heart attack. After being rushed to Emergency at KGH the team went into action immediately. I did not have much time to live once I arrived at the hospital so a trip to Vancouver would have killed me. I was rushed through Emergency triage and taken into the...

TPP poll

Oct 6, 2015 / 1:05 pm

I'm amazed and stunned by how many willfully and totally ignorant people there responding to your poll about the TPP. Even if I trusted our politicians to negotiate in the best interests of all Canadians, I would still not be in favour of such a secret deal! Until it is made fully public...

Harper not a Conservative

Oct 6, 2015 / 1:02 pm

Harper is not a Conservative, and the Conservative Party of Canada is not the party it was ten years ago. The party that evolved with the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative party does not represent Canadian democratic, social, and environmental values. The...

Extra hotel charges

Oct 6, 2015 / 12:56 pm

While touring the Craters of the Moon in Idaho, and the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, we stayed in a Salt Lake City hotel. The room was nice, the staff were helpful, and it was a pleasant stay. When we returned home and received our credit card statement, we discovered an extra $50 charge. My...

Irrigation districts

Oct 5, 2015 / 2:46 pm

I think the Mayor should be commended for raising this issue and recognizing there may be a better way of delivering water through the region at a reasonable cost to us all. I find it interesting how quickly the heads of the irrigation districts got together to try to quash any discussion of...

Cheaper gas

Oct 5, 2015 / 1:58 pm

I was in North Vancouver on the weekend. How is it that gas is cheaper (113.9) there than it is here in Kelowna (117.9) when they have a transit tax on top of their pricing? Bob Canham

Voter turnout

Oct 5, 2015 / 1:56 pm

It's a perennial complaint and on-going dilemma -- "Why is Voter turnout so low and continues to fall?" It's really not Rocket Science, though you might think so by the matter in which all the "Politicians", Bureaucrats, intelligencia and the usual know-it-alls...

Water restrictions proposed

Oct 5, 2015 / 1:52 pm

Again the city will probably spend money to study this proposal and they are exempt from this study. I walk the Rails with Trails every morning, and every morning rain or shine Lombardy sports fields are soaked with water. Why? These are baseball fields. They get used for three or four months of...

A huge thanks

Oct 5, 2015 / 12:08 pm

My family and I are new to BC. Since we have gotten here we have noticed how friendly the people are compared to the big city. Last week my boys and I went to Hardy Falls to see the sights. As we finished and were heading back to the car, my boys saw this park ranger with a dead salmon. She...

World Teachers' Day

Oct 1, 2015 / 3:08 pm

In honour of World Teachers’ Day, the Central Okanagan Board of Education is pleased to recognize the contributions of the 1500 teachers within the Central Okanagan School District. This dedicated group of professionals provides invaluable training, mentorship, and encouragement to nearly...

Taxing the rich

Oct 1, 2015 / 2:06 pm

“Taxing the rich/corporations will hurt the economy”. This was a headline in the Courier this morning (Oct.1st). This is what the Tory’s always say because they look after the rich and whoever donates to the Party, which are the people and corporations that can afford to do so....

Niqab issue

Oct 1, 2015 / 2:01 pm

As the issue of the Niqab has seemingly become a major election issue, I felt the need to step back and look at what’s really going on here. I’ll preface my following comments by saying that I do understand where people against the Niqab are coming from. At what point do immigrants to...

Stop welfare abuse

Oct 1, 2015 / 1:55 pm

I have known people in Kelowna who misuse welfare - the food bank and all other services available to the needy. WM is correct in saying that all of these resources should make it a little harder for people to get these services. I know of several people as I write this who have been misusing...

Alcohol sales

Oct 1, 2015 / 10:23 am

Why is BC so backward about alcohol sales? In Europe, every supermarket sells beer wine and spirits along with grocery items. They don’t seem to have any issues. I would suggest it’s just another government big brother scheme. It’s time they took their heads out of the sand and...

Permissive tax exemptions

Oct 1, 2015 / 9:28 am

On behalf of the 1,500 plus people who call Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church home, I want to say thank you for the contribution the City makes in the form of a not-for profit property tax exemption. For our church family, this means a benefit of $4,194 in 2016, and I can assure you this does not go...

Strange lights in sky

Sep 29, 2015 / 12:58 pm

After reading the story written by reporter Jon Manchester about the strange lights in the sky, I'd like to add that I also witnessed something that what was as bright, if not brighter, than an aircraft landing light with a bright white colour to it. I immediately thought it was an aircraft...


Sep 29, 2015 / 12:42 pm

I hope someone is keeping track of all the Harper promises, especially in this particular riding. Gordon Boothe

Re: Basran vs. Water District

Sep 28, 2015 / 12:28 pm

A recent letter challenging Mayor Basran’s concerns about water quality states in part ‘all domestic water in all of our districts throughout Kelowna is, and always has been, monitored closely’, and - ’having lived here for almost 40 years, I have never heard of a single...

United Way says thanks

Sep 26, 2015 / 8:00 am

Thank you to each and every one of the bus-pull teams for your enthusiasm, your willingness and your support of United Way and the work you are helping us to do in the community. ​ What a spectacular day, Thursday! Right from the time our team began setting things up, early in the...

Basran vs. Water Districts

Sep 25, 2015 / 1:07 pm

It's become quite apparent that Colin Basran, the relatively newly elected mayor of Kelowna, has taken quite an interest in water quality in Kelowna, why? Actually, we have some of the best drinking water anywhere in the world and all domestic water in all of our districts throughout Kelowna...

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