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Traffic control respect

Jul 30, 2015 / 12:26 pm

City of Kelowna residents: I am a traffic control person and have worked all over the Okanagan. I am amazed at how badly the people of Kelowna treat us out on the road. I personally have had people intend to scare me by trying to run me over. I have seen people spit on other traffic control. We...

My desire to serve

Jul 30, 2015 / 11:55 am

My desire is to serve the people of South Okanagan – West Kootenay and the people of Canada. Service has always been important to me. I have volunteered with the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown East side and volunteered in South America helping those less fortunate. Penticton has...

A letter of gratitude

Jul 29, 2015 / 2:44 pm

On July 31st, 2010 our Kirschner Rd. location was destroyed in the Stewart Centre fire. As we approach the 5-year mark it is important that we express our gratitude to the many that supported us during this time. Immediately after the fire, we were flooded with gratitude that we were all safe,...

Faller needlessly killed

Jul 29, 2015 / 2:35 pm

You may have heard about a fatal logging accident on northern Vancouver Island. The death was caused by a tree knocked over by a machine working above the faller – tree hits faller, killing him instantly. I pray that Jeremy Tanaka's life was not taken in vain. Hopefully, making...

A deadly combination

Jul 29, 2015 / 2:28 pm

Do the Honourable Clark and Ms. Polak truly not know, or know but choose to ignore, the issue of Biosolids and Prions? They certainly believe that pathogens are destroyed in the treatment process of producing Biosolids. They could not be more wrong. The United States Environmental Protection...

Kanye West at Pan Am

Jul 29, 2015 / 1:33 pm

Kanye West, 13 minutes then had a supposed mic problem and threw it up in the air, dropped it, then walked off stage. Without giving any reason at the time. I am sure that he could have gotten another mic, even if it was only to explain the supposed problem. So for 13 minutes what did it cost us or...

Safe riding

Jul 27, 2015 / 2:30 pm

The tribute by Kelowna Critical Mass today in honour of the cyclist who was killed by "dooring" was a wonderful gesture. It was especially nice to see them all wearing their helmets when we usually see so many riding every day without one. Also they did not practice safe riding when at...

Gas prices around BC

Jul 27, 2015 / 2:25 pm

Here are some gas prices around BC, July 24th. Prince George - 110.9, Fort St. John 128.9, Golden 130.9, Revelstoke 127.9, Kamloops 124.9, Vernon 120.9, Penticton 126.9, Osoyoos 127.9, Merritt 122.9, Oliver 124.9, and Lake Country 124.9. Vancouver is averaging 126.9 to 131.9 including an added...

Child care benefits

Jul 27, 2015 / 1:51 pm

Child care benefit, what a travesty. I dare say there are lots of folks who could use the money and I have no problem with that. What I do have a problem with is those making $75-$100 thousand a year (plus) getting that same benefit. They don’t need the money for heaven sakes so why is the...

Telecommunications pricing

Jul 27, 2015 / 1:39 pm

Regarding modern telecommunications pricing here in Kelowna. I had a good chat with a Telus salesperson on my lawn recently offering some deal or another. Shaw will be increasing their prices soon, he tells me. I ask about a home phone - it costs about the same as a cell. I lament the good old...

Sweet Dean

Jul 27, 2015 / 1:31 pm

After a speech to Conservative supporters at his riding association’s annual Stampede barbecue, Stephen Harper was joined by his band, the Van Cats, to entertain the crowd. He played three songs with reporters present, including Sweet Caroline (google all 4:36 minutes of it on Youtube - if...

KGH's old ward

Jul 21, 2015 / 2:32 pm

My sister recently had surgery in Kelowna General Hospital and afterwards she was taken to the surgical ward on 3 east. This ward is very old, overcrowded, paint peeling on walls, no exhausting fans in washrooms and hallways full of equipment. All this money spent on new surgical rooms and then...

Political power shift

Jul 21, 2015 / 2:28 pm

The Canadian political system has experienced an incredible shift of political power – away from the people – to the back rooms of the Prime Minister’s Office. In eight short years Harper has gutted the federal MPs of every ounce of political power that belonged to them. ...

Gas price controls

Jul 21, 2015 / 2:26 pm

With the latest hit at the pumps here in Penticton to $1.27.9 we are only 8c/L off the peak of $1.35.9 which was when oil traded at $106. Now oil is at $52. Allowing for exchange rates (Canadian dollar at .77), our oil is at $63.50. Simple math? Oil down 40%, gas down a whopping 6%. Going forward,...

Loud pipes

Jul 21, 2015 / 2:22 pm

I just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth to the debate on loud motorcycles. I normally drive a car daily, however, whenever I get a chance in my spare time and on weekends, I go for a spin on my Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail. The reason I drive the Harley is for the added noise, as this has...

Check the laws

Jul 20, 2015 / 10:37 am

I've been following the article about 'boats being tied together creates a public space' and thought I'd bring something related to your attention which will explain my concern about this. Several months ago the Kelowna RCMP decided that the exemptions in the motor vehicle act...

Stolen tools

Jul 20, 2015 / 10:32 am

We were grocery shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore in West Kelowna, July 16, 2015 and between 5pm and 6pm tools were stolen out of the back of our truck. We asked Superstore if they had security cameras pointed in the direction where we were parked and they did not. We are hoping that if...

Mall not a 'Park and Go'

Jul 14, 2015 / 10:34 am

Scanning license plates to monitor parked cars is not new. The mall owners are well with in their rights to employ this technology as long as they abide with the Province’s Privacy act for the storage and destruction of the licences plates information. I was recently in Alberta, the Calgary...

Pooper planning questioned

Jul 14, 2015 / 10:22 am

It's July 9th and the washrooms for Hot Sands Beach in City Park have been under renovations since sometime in May. Even in June I was surprised to see them closed because the beaches were already getting pretty good use. More recently, what arrived in their place was four porta-potties that,...


Jul 14, 2015 / 10:14 am

I know that this is going to be very unpopular thing to say, but the first three lights off the bridge are cause huge problems getting into Kelowna. I know Pandosy should stay open because of the hospital but the other two should be blocked off. Kelowna and area is only growing and it's only...

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