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'I am going to' candidates

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:02 am

Dear Editor. The biggest challenge facing voters in any election is to identify the candidates that are going to represent the whole community, not just pursue their own biases and pet issues. We should also be aware of candidates who will want to build monuments that will only serve to...

Affordable housing

Oct 20, 2014 / 12:51 pm

It's all good saying Kelowna needs more affordable housing for families, I agree 100%. What about those that don't need the 2-4 bedrooms, not a lot of affordable living for singles because not everyone makes $60,000 a year. Why not the tiny houses or even the container homes? Cheap,...

Fuelling rage

Oct 20, 2014 / 12:25 pm

GasBuddy is confirming this a.m. that Vancouver is paying 123.9 per litre for regular gas. They have a 10 cent per litre carbon tax. Kelowna does not have that carbon tax but despite that fact, we are currently paying for regular gas at 125.9 or higher in some areas. Abbotsford is also in the...

Gas price follow

Oct 20, 2014 / 12:21 pm

Re: Gassed again When oil rose to $106 a barrel, gas jumped to $1.35.9/litre in minutes! Now with oil down 25% to $81 and change, gas in Penticton is only down 3% to $131.9, Do the math and we SHOULD be paying $1.05.9/litre. It does NOT cost 18 cents/litre to ship fuel from Abbotsford to...

Gassed again (still)

Oct 15, 2014 / 7:40 am

Here we go again. Gas here (Winfield) is $1.27.9 a litre and cheaper just about everywhere else in BC. Victoria $1.21.9, Vancouver $1.26.9 with $.10 transit tax, Fraser Valley $1.13.9 to $1.18.9. Omak, Washington, just 44 miles south of the border, $.84 per litre. Oil is $84.64 a barrel. Why...

TruD'oh hyperbole

Oct 15, 2014 / 7:35 am

Re: TruD'oh letter I wanted to write a response to Dave's letter given the inaccuracies, half-truths, hyperbole and hypocrisies (assuming he's a Harper apologist), but it would take up more than 250 words and would, quite frankly, be a monumental waste of my time as his mind was made...


Oct 15, 2014 / 7:28 am

I must say that Mr. Koebel has penned one of the best letters that I have read in a very long time. I had the same thoughts but somehow couldn’t get the words out as he did. Absolutely awesome letter. It completely underscored the complete idiocy and contradiction and confusion of this...

Marathon run-around

Oct 15, 2014 / 7:18 am

I live in the Manhattan Drive area and we were totally cut off with the marathon using all our roads. I needed to go out at 9:30 on my scooter and the volunteer at Manhattan and Guy Rd. rudely screamed at me to get off the track. I was already past her and I was going slowly and avoiding the...

Chem trails?

Oct 8, 2014 / 2:12 pm

OMG, Chem trails. Really! Fear no more. For those who have too much time on your hands, check out the real time flight paths in our area and compare it to what you see in the sky. This will prove there are lots of flights arriving, departing, and overshooting YLW airport. And they are...

Trudeau to TruD'oh

Oct 8, 2014 / 2:06 pm

First he's pro abortion , yet anti-Death penalty? Then he's all for a debate on The Lost Aboriginal women inquiry, and he doesn't even show up for the debate. Then he's against the "war on ISIL " after they threatened Canada on one of their broadcasts, demands a...

West K power outage

Oct 7, 2014 / 6:31 pm

The sole feed of BC Hydro power, to West Kelowna, Peachland and most of Summerland, survived the Smith Creek fire, but going by BC Hydro's evasiveness on the issue on the latest power failure, it is alleged the outage was caused by BC Hydro's failure to trim back the trees, to improve a...

Support for supporting students

Oct 7, 2014 / 6:28 pm

Re: Students rally for classmate Students are at school to learn, and they should be allowed to do just that. How they choose to look while they learn is of no concern to anyone but themselves. As long as appropriate body parts are covered and things aren't overtly threatening, it is...

Freedom of expression

Oct 7, 2014 / 6:25 pm

Re: Students support classmate This whole issue makes me wonder how much freedom of expression should students be given at school. I am sure there is dress code and specified rules of conduct each student must follow while attending school. My feeling, in this case, is that the school...

Vernon students

Oct 7, 2014 / 6:20 pm

Re: Vernon students What a ridiculous bunch of wining, immature and entitled band of students. Have you ever thought that maybe the photographer was concerned that some day down the road you might grow up enough to realize how ridiculous and frivolous you were acting. Maybe you might even...

Barking dogs

Oct 7, 2014 / 6:11 pm

Dear dog owners I love dogs just as much as you, but letting your pets out in the early mornings to do their constitutions and leaving them out to bark their heads off is rude! Last week someone on our street let their darling out at 5:30 a.m. and let the dog whimper and whine and bark for...

Let students dress how they want

Oct 2, 2014 / 5:57 am

Re: Students stand up for another student. I think that kids should be able to dress the way they want for pictures, it's not like they are hurting other people with their choice of clothing/make-up. It is good to see other kids standing up to him it is very rare to see. I for one have...

Recluse spider debunked

Sep 29, 2014 / 7:03 am

I did what Elicia L. suggested and researched brown recluse spiders. I could't find any reputable source that states these spiders are in BC. However, within the top Google search results, I found an interesting article from an expert at the Royal BC Museum. Dr Bennett writes, "Over the...

Chem trails

Sep 29, 2014 / 6:55 am

Re chem trails? After finally stopping laughing at this silly notion and going to change my shorts (I am still laughing even now 20 minutes later). I must say that the trails these people see are the vapor trails given off by the very hot engine exhaust and not some silly notion that various...


Sep 26, 2014 / 4:22 pm

The article posted regarding spiders and their reputation to hurt, being debunked, is a fallacy. Yes, I agree that spiders should be given a lot more credit for what they do (I, myself, find that I need to fear these creatures less, as my 3 year old is extremely intrigued by them - but is...

Cellphone tower of power

Sep 26, 2014 / 4:19 pm

You know what can drop property values? An absence of working cellular service. There are far more studies (by actual credible scientists) That show how it is physically impossible for cell towers to adversely affect people. Anyone claiming that cell towers cause cancer are 100% wrong, and will...

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