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Letters Dec 2017

Plan needed before change

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:00 pm

How Proportional Representation (PR) is to be designed, is the question that needs addressing. The details are important and a proposal needs to be constructed...

A mess left by government

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

Much has been written and talked about re-site C dam. How did the dam come about to be started without consulting the utility demand? When we had the last...

More tests, less accidents

Dec 14, 2017 / 2:00 pm

'Vehicle slams building' Not too surprised when this happens, or any other accidents really, ICBC, and people in general are very reactive instead of...

Sockeye returning to river

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

Yes, over fishing and habitat problems are affecting our sockeye returns. We also have to take into account the dirty Fraser River. Salmon are very sensitive to...

Vet applications gets worse

Dec 13, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Beginning in 1992 I began to challenge Veterans Affairs as to why they took their sweet time in processing claims. Never a logical answer except we are working...

New rental regulation

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

Renters in B.C. have just received a big handout from the NDP government on the backs of hard working landlords. No longer will landlords be able to increase...

Stretched too thin

Dec 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The story regarding firefighters being maxed out brings up a few questions. The first obvious one is why are the firefighters responding to each and every call...

Vernon has serious issues

Dec 12, 2017 / 4:00 am

For the last six or so years I worked as a taxi driver in Vernon and before that was a delivery driver. I have spent a lot of time on the streets of the town...

City taxes unsustainable

Dec 11, 2017 / 4:00 pm

While awaiting city council to approve our upcoming budget, it allows time to question. For the last 4 years we have seen larger than expected increases in our...

ICBC head moving on

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Does anyone else see this move as the captain abandoning ship? Maybe to escape scrutiny? Who the heck is Joy Mcphail fooling by saying how great he is? The...

Scare tactics less effective

Dec 10, 2017 / 4:00 pm

The illicit drug overdose crisis has taken over 2,000 lives in British Columbia since January 2016, and the province is likely to surpass the 1,500 mark for...

Bicycles in Kelowna

Dec 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

It is interesting to note that in our evolving city the number of cyclists is ever increasing and encouraged by our local governments. While this may be all...

RE: Imagine Kelowna

Dec 9, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I read Gord Marshall's letter today with interest and agree with most of what he writes. The request for input from the public is a giant waste of time and...

Kelowna Parks

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Kelowna bought the land for Bluebird Park (on the lake, just south of Mission Creek) about 2 years ago. It will be a fantastic addition to our...

Impaired driver

Dec 8, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I am writing to inform the public about the dangers of impaired drivers who are on the roads at all times of the day. On November 30th at approximately 2:10 pm,...

Council changed not us

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

There were a couple of articles last week about the woes of the mayor. It was written about the experience covering council meetings and how the behaviour of...

Towed into an undertow

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 pm

I wanted to write a letter to you in regards to towing companies and their lack of accountability to their consumers (victims). I'm not the type of person...

Disabled in the Okanagan

Dec 7, 2017 / 7:00 am

I have to admit that since moving to the Okanagan as a disabled person my life has been a living nightmare. "Someone" in this Okanagan has decided if...

Imagine Kelowna project

Dec 6, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What an absolute waste of time and money. Asking the citizens of Kelowna how they want the city to develop is pointless. Just like the OCP, that too was...

Bizarre system rulings

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:00 am

DC Comics created the bizarre world, a place where yes means no, good means bad, and everything is backward. The U.S. has the Trump administration, the new home...

What would others do?

Dec 5, 2017 / 4:00 pm

We have heard the wrath by at least two of the three other parties in Canada as to what the PM is not doing and what he should be doing in allowing Canadians...

Legion prank

Dec 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

I'm not a member of the Peachland legion, however live here. Must say I'm a bit dismayed at our legions reaction to the prank of Summerland legion....

In support of Waldorf

Dec 4, 2017 / 5:00 pm

I have taught in the public schools for over 30 years and am now retired. Our 4 children attended this school until grade 7, 8 or 9. After graduation from...

Vernon need a new pool?

Dec 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes! The current pool at the recreation centre is outdated and filthy, it is over crowded and understaffed! It is impossible to...

Mandatory detox

Dec 4, 2017 / 5:00 am

Well said Robert Brown, I completely agree. City counselors had a meeting and say they don't know what to do? I personally feel the answer is so clear...

Banks Crescent application

Dec 3, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Our first snowfall of the year on Thursday, November 2, 2017, even with plowing and sanding found the conditions on Solly Road requiring a four wheel drive....

Renters with a disability

Dec 3, 2017 / 6:00 am

Four years ago my life changed forever, I went from being a successful full time business professional to being home with illness and disability. I was in the...

Electric cars not so cheap

Dec 2, 2017 / 5:00 pm

In regards to going green, I hear Kelowna has a plan to reduce their carbon foot print. Good for them! But all they will be doing in downloading the...

Act of kindness

Dec 2, 2017 / 11:00 am

I am a senior living on a fixed pension with just me and my little dog Alexi. Suddenly Alexi became sick in October and needed veterinary care. I have always...

Emissions target not viable

Dec 2, 2017 / 4:00 am

How does Tracy propose farm vehicles operate? Will she be heavily subsidizing the changeover of vehicles used for work on or around farms, construction sites,...

Hope and the tree

Dec 1, 2017 / 7:00 pm

And so it goes, a grown prairie boy, his idle crane, financial means, a pencil and napkin in hand and the Tree of Hope Kelowna was born. Unlike other Tree of...

Complacent on gas prices

Dec 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I just read the letter from a concerned resident of Vernon about the price of gas. I'm very surprised that this person is mad at how the price of gas...

Waldorf education

Dec 1, 2017 / 12:00 pm

I wish to address “Their report cards are a lie” from the Nov. 24 Castanet article and offer another perspective on Waldorf education. Having had...

Giving to seniors in need

Dec 1, 2017 / 5:00 am

With Christmas in the near future I have some ideas for giving to others. If you are physically able, willing and have the means to, why not help elderly or...

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