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Thanks on Canada Day

Jul 2, 2015 / 3:51 pm

Earlier today I was with my two young children in the superstore parking lot and fell dislocating my knee. I wanted to send my sincere thanks to the group of people that came to my assistance and helped me as well as my little ones until the ambulance and my husband came. Although I won't be...

From dove to hawk

Jul 2, 2015 / 3:49 pm

I was at Prospera for the FolkFest this Canada Day. We so enjoyed the multi-cultural aspects. We also listened to Ron Cannon, Mayor Basran, and Steve Thompson. They talked of a fighting Canada, they talked of war. I was born in Canada in 1946, shortly after a very necessary war, involving...

Lights in the Sky

Jul 2, 2015 / 3:27 pm

After reading the report on the strange light in the sky last Saturday night we decided to respond. We too saw the light as we drove up Glencoe road. It was so bright that we stopped at the end of our driveway for about 15 minutes to watch it. It was completely stationary. Only movement was shape...

Amazing acts of kindness

Jul 2, 2015 / 2:56 pm

I witness the most amazing acts of kindness last night. I was sitting on a bench with a couple of friends in city park watching the sunset. We where approached by a very intoxicated but friendly young man (early 20s). We offered him our bench because he was having problems walking but he declined....

Rail purchase tax response

Jul 2, 2015 / 2:15 pm

On June 29, 2015 Castanet published a letter from Mr. Guy Bissonette indicating that the District of Lake Country incurred a 5.14% tax increase. Mr. Bissonette’s letter suggested that the District added the funding for the rail corridor to the overall 3.13% tax increase resulting in a 5.14%...

Senate out of control

Jul 2, 2015 / 2:12 pm

The contention that the Canadian Senate’s sense of entitlement is out of control is an understatement. The Senate has a simple mandate, to give sober second thought to any legislation that is considered by the Government of the day. Without the authority to introduce, amend, rescind,...

Over taxed for rail purchase

Jun 29, 2015 / 2:06 pm

It didn’t take long to find out that Lake Country residents were lied to about the taxation level for the CN rail purchase. How many times did our mayor, a certain Kelowna Courier news reporter and Duane Thompson of the Yes campaign tell us that based on a home valued at $475,000, we would...

KGHM Ajax Project

Jun 23, 2015 / 2:01 pm

RE: Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors position on KGHM Ajax Project In a recent column by Councillor Denis Walsh, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce was quoted; stating that, “the city of Kamloops’ economy is strong and diverse with a growing population”. The...

Mushroom Beach

Jun 23, 2015 / 11:41 am

Let me fill you in on Kelowna's newest attraction, called "Mushroom Beach!" Imagine a place where the rules don’t apply, where one is free to openly use drugs and consume alcohol to their heart's content right along the shores of Okanagan Lake, where the restrictiveness...

Dear School Principals

Jun 23, 2015 / 11:09 am

I wish to send a heartfelt thank you to our school Principals who have bravely acknowledged parents’ concerns regarding the disruption caused by students with special needs in classrooms. It is June and Principals receive requests for next year’s placements from parents. Families ask...

Thank you ‘Boat for Hope’

Jun 23, 2015 / 11:00 am

I attended the Variety Club's 'Boat for Hope' event June 20th in Kelowna and was amazed! I wasn't sure if there was a place in Castanet to post a huge thank you to the Variety Club and each and everyone of their volunteers and sponsors. My family had such a wonderful time,...

Harper PAC

Jun 23, 2015 / 10:11 am

News broke yesterday that "friends" of Stephen Harper have set up an American-style PAC to advertise on his behalf during the election campaign, supposedly a first of its kind in Canada. I would suggest however that Harper has long had a PAC in his corner paid for by the all Canadians,...


Jun 17, 2015 / 3:02 pm

I was web browsing here in the UK and don't why but my eldest son spoke of the sighting we had back in 2011 in Okanagan Lake and googled and found your article in the Kelowna News. Made me want to let you know what happened to us. My family (wife and 3 boys) had an amazing 2 week holiday in...

Don't let it happen to you

Jun 17, 2015 / 2:52 pm

When it comes to accidents, it's common to think, oh, it will never happen to us. That is what we thought until our six-year-old son, Roan, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, lost his leg in a lawn mower accident. A few years ago, Roan was riding on a lawn mower with an...

Gas gouging

Jun 15, 2015 / 11:55 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed I'm absolutely fed up with the gouging at the gas pumps. It is common knowledge that the gas prices usually go up in the summer, however, this is not right. The price of oil has been around $57-$61 a barrel, and on June 4, the...

Weeds taking over our lake

Jun 15, 2015 / 11:44 am

I have lived here for 15 years now after coming from the weed infested lakes of Saskatchewan. One of the things that I loved as a boater here was driving from the Eldorado to City Park over 5 foot deep water with nothing but clean sand the whole way. It was amazing. Now its so infested with...

Smart meters

Jun 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

In response to Kalvin Kilgren's letter on June 10: Regarding the exposure to electromagnetic radiation, of course, any student of physics is aware that we exist in a sea of EM fields. You point out that the average person has little control over the fields in the area of their home,...

Dan Albas

Jun 15, 2015 / 11:36 am

Dan says he has long been a supporter of transparency in government and this is why he has released his annual report. Harper is the most controlling PM Canada has ever had and no one should be fooled by what Dan has just released. Nothing gets into the media except from the PMO and to try and make...

Tech helps at accident

Jun 12, 2015 / 9:50 am

I want to share this good samaritan story courtesy of our local TELUS team members. Two of our technicians were first on site to an accident yesterday on Highway 97 in Kelowna. A vehicle t-boned a truck that was making a left turn, and airbags in both vehicles were deployed. Our technicians saw the...

Re: GMO & Smart Meters

Jun 10, 2015 / 1:35 pm

In response to Allan Patton’s letter titled “GMO and Smart Meters” I’d like to remind Mr. Patton of the following: 1. You already have very little control over Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in your home. Yes, you can control what wireless devices are used in your house...

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