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City Hall injustice

May 27, 2015 / 2:04 pm

Hillcrest: victims of city hall injustice. Two city councillors, Ryan Don and Siebens, voted to listen to the people who filled city hall chambers tonight and to extend the public hearing of Hillcrest vs City Hall to two meetings in the light of "new information" brought forth by the...

Dog fines out of control

May 27, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Last year I got my two small lap dogs licensed around the end of February/2014 for the first time. I have not received or heard anything from the RDCO/Dog Control office since. Then recently, one of my neighbours complained about our dogs barking in the back yard when left unaccompanied at home...

Toxic sludge

May 26, 2015 / 10:14 am

"Biosolids" - marketing waste and deceiving farmers - a wolf in sheep's clothing. One of the main arguments for the use of "processed" sewage sludge on agricultural lands is that it is a positive example of "reusing" and "recycling" - that sacred...

Is Justin Trudeau too young

May 26, 2015 / 10:02 am

The latest attack add by the conservative party of Canada suggests Justin Trudeau to be too young and inexperienced to lead Canada. So far we have heard nothing about Justin from Mr. Mulcare, the NDP leader himself being 61 years old. Perhaps we should be looking at the new lion Mistress of Alberta...

Coffee discrimination cont.

May 25, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Some more responses re: Coffee Discrimination When I first read the title of this letter I burst out laughing. Seriously? As mentioned before, bikes not being allowed in a drive thru makes sense. I worked in a coffee drive thru years ago and foot traffic and bikes were not served at the window...

Compassionate care benefits

May 25, 2015 / 11:07 am

Well Ron Cannan and the government would just love to make you believe what a good thing they are doing because they are increasing these benefit, and please note the term up to 26 weeks. First, let’s ask why now when this could have been implemented years ago? Well, it’s an election...

Another money grab

May 22, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Just read on Castanet only 20,000 ATV users have registered for the deadline of June 1st. Now the date has been set for Nov. 1st. Another great money grab for the province of B.C. and they say in this article today it's because so many of them are stolen in B.C.. So far let's do the Math -...

Re: Second crossing

May 21, 2015 / 3:41 pm

In regards to all those comments made about the bridge and if we need a second one or not and when, I would like to add the following: When we had the old bridge with one lane each way and the traffic was standing it was the bridges fault and we needed a new one. Then we got a new one, however,...

Medical wait time

May 21, 2015 / 3:39 pm

Dear Premier Clark & Dr. Lake: May 18, 2015, marked the 17th month since my doctor, in West Kelowna, requisitioned GI screening be done on my behalf. That’s right…since December 18, 2013. I was advised from the get-go that I could expect to wait up to 12 months for the...

Stealing from my son

May 21, 2015 / 3:36 pm

To the lowlife individuals who have been stealing from my son. Two weeks ago, a young man bullied my adult son (who has a disability) to take funds from an ATM - $240 of money he had earned working at a job, not stealing from other people. Last night, someone else broke into the new...

Strobing Lights

May 21, 2015 / 2:29 pm

I believe the City of Kelowna should take certain measures to improve road safety in our city, especially in respect to bicyclists. The issue is the bike safety lights, and the strobe or flash option that usually comes with them. I do not know if you are aware, but this option presents a danger...

Re: Coffee discrimination

May 20, 2015 / 1:53 pm

Before you run off to the human rights tribunal for discriminating against bikes, please note; the safety issue is not for you, it is for the employees to guard against robbery. It is much more difficult for a person in a car to reach through the drive through window than it is for a person on a...

Pet unfriendly By-laws

May 20, 2015 / 11:06 am

Dear Mayor and Council Re; Pet Unfriendly By-laws and Harsh Enforcement. As long time citizens and duly licensed pet owners, we appeal to you for restoration of fairness and reason in the enforcement of Kelowna and District pet owner By-laws. Pet ownership in this community now faces being taxed...

Coffee discrimination

May 19, 2015 / 12:11 pm

The definition of discrimination is: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things. So here I am at 4:35 on my bike wanting a coffee. Can I get one at Tim Horton’s? The answer is no because i am on a pedal bike. I can get a coffee if I am in a car, on a...

Comments over Bill C-51

May 19, 2015 / 12:06 pm

Re: Comments over Bill C-51 by Christopher Burke. Chris would want you to make sure his comments about Bill C-51 are the only statements having any validity. He would like to make sure both the conservatives and liberals do not make it into power after the next election. Firstly the...

Second crossing

May 19, 2015 / 11:47 am

A reporter went out and asked people if we need another bridge and was able to find only those who don't depend on the bridge. Until you have sat on the bridge stuck in traffic how would you know? Of course we need another bridge, ASAP! If traffic wasn't so bad I would even consider going...

Political line crossed?

May 15, 2015 / 10:49 am

My name is Sylvia Slater and I, along with my family, are experiencing and bearing the realities associated with the loss of John Slater. To my family he was a brother, a father, an uncle, a nephew, and a son. To others, he was a friend and to many more he was a public figure and servant. But my...

Toxic flowers

May 15, 2015 / 10:44 am

Well, actually, it's not such a good morning to be honest. Last night we had to put our 10 month old kitten, Jack, to sleep. I know this is not anything new to anyone who has ever owned a pet and had to make the decision to put their pet down, but the story of our kitten is somewhat tragic...

Lewd comments

May 14, 2015 / 1:42 pm

Although I totally disapprove of the comments made to these reporters, I don't think it is appropriate that a Mayor of Toronto can smoke crack and keep his job, a Premier in BC can drink and drive and keep his job, (who are both in public positions, expected to be held to a higher standard, and...

Proportional Representation

May 13, 2015 / 1:15 pm

It would be tempting to speculate that the Alberta Conservatives would be inclined to consider the merits of Proportional Representation (PR) after their latest disaster at the polls. A Proportional ballot would have left them with 24 seats and Jim Prentice could have stayed on as the Leader of...

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