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Anytime is the right time to give

Dec 18, 2014 / 11:28 am

'Tis the Season to Give, but what about the other 3 Seasons? We can not just remember those in need for just Xmas, yes it's wonderful to give but after Xmas is over there still remain the homeless, hungry,children and family's going without. Giving should be from the heart anytime of...

New Liberal candidate Steven Fuhr

Dec 18, 2014 / 11:15 am

It has become apparent with the latest news release the new Liberal candidate for the next Federal election has really impressed the Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Steven Fuhr, retired Air force Major, CF18 fighter pilot was selected along with LT General Andrew Leslie to be special advisors on...

Re: A failing education system

Dec 18, 2014 / 11:04 am

In response to Mika Mitchell, I find her letter both overly negative and generally mostly incorrect. I believe females are encouraged by society to get into traditionally "male" occupations like the trades and Doctors while men are more discouraged by society to get into...

Breach of trust

Dec 15, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Legal definition: BREACH OF TRUST. The willful misappropriation, by a trustee, of a thing which had been lawfully delivered to him in confidence. So shouldn't politicians have to conduct themselves in the same manner as all professions involving the element of trust; professions such as...

RE: Tools to fight invasive species

Dec 15, 2014 / 7:03 pm

Thank you for your recent coverage of the proposed new federal regulations to ban importation of invasive zebra and quagga mussels into Canada. It was great news, and a significant honour to have the announcement made in the Okanagan, recognizing the intense concern expressed by local residents for...

A failing education system

Dec 15, 2014 / 6:59 pm

Society explains that children are cookie cutters, that each child must be the same and to follow the rules. If you are a girl, you are meant to like pink things and Barbie’s, and if you are a boy, you are meant to like blue things and cars. Society draws a box around each child, each child...

City Light Shines Bright for Kelowna

Dec 3, 2014 / 11:31 am

I wanted to take the time to write an encouraging letter to our wonderful community as we head in to the holiday’s. Kelowna is an amazing community full of great people and leaders. This is one of the most beautiful places in the world to call home. I say this because in 2014 I made the...

Discrepancies at the pump

Dec 3, 2014 / 11:26 am

I take issue with ex Lberal MP Dan McTeague on the gas price phenomena. Albeit the Canadian dollar plays a huge role in the national price of petrol, and the lag time also to some extent in local areas. Discrepancies at the pump cannot be blamed on transportation. Courtenay BC on Vancouver...

Thank you Fortis

Dec 3, 2014 / 11:20 am

I would like to thank the Fortis workers who worked hard to restore power to our area in upper Ellison after the recent storm. Thank you for braving the snow and the cold. As the storm set in and the power went out, it didn't take long to see the yellow flashing lights of the Fortis trucks in...

RapidBus not stopping

Dec 3, 2014 / 11:12 am

Took the Rapid Transit to work Sunday morning looking forward to the New Bus stops being open and close to my work place. First bus of the morning to cross the lake. Pulled the cord to request stopping at the new stop. Both stops were fully operational. Did we stop? No. We drove past my...

Shepherd says 'Thanks'

Nov 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

I would like to say thank-you to my family, friends, and supporters in the recent municipal campaign and for the support during the 15 years when I was a representative for Kelowna as a city councillor and Mayor. I also would like to pass on my congratulations to Mayor elect Basran and to the newly...

Power outages

Nov 28, 2014 / 11:22 am

I don’t understand! Every time there is a storm or like last night (Tuesday night), a more or less unexpected snowfall, we have power outages all over. Why is it that after all those years that the power lines are there, there are still trees that can fall onto a line and bring it down. It...

Kelowna pet friendly??

Nov 25, 2014 / 3:28 pm

Dear Editor, You must be joking!!! Kelowna being voted the most pet friendly city in Canada just goes to show what you can weasel your way into anything if you have the right connections. As a dog owner all my adult life, and having lived in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and California I can...

Lack of services for mentally ill

Nov 25, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Dear editor, Like troublesome wildlife, due to lack of government funding available to conservation efforts, more and more we are seeing wildlife simply killed rather than conserved. As awful as that has been to read on an escalating level, is this next degrading step in human evolution...

Christmas Hamper Programs

Nov 25, 2014 / 2:04 pm

I am truly amazed at how low some people will go. I have now heard from a few different individuals, that they collect anywhere from 4-7 Christmas Hampers from various agencies. We are talking either single people or a family on income assistance that each one collects this many.... I do not know...

Radon: Nursing Students' Perspective

Nov 20, 2014 / 11:17 am

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health. Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents. However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in...

Car and pedestrian safety

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

I am very concerned with the safety of my children and myself when walking them to and from school. We have to cross a very busy, very wide intersection to get to and from school. At least 2-3 times a week, we are almost run over by hasty drivers turning in front of us, driving directly behind us...

Kelowna a good place after all

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:13 am

I recently discontinued a safety deposit box and cleared out a lot of paperwork, mostly now useless. A few weeks later I got a call from my bank asking me to come down and pick up "an envelope". Upon retrieval I was stunned to see it was an old looking envelope labelled with an Edmonton...

Lockup not up to snuff

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:04 am

I read with great dismay the complaints levelled at our city lockup by Connie Sargent, a Victoria woman who was lodged there recently for apparently breaching conditions from a previous fraud conviction. Apparently we did not provide a toothbrush & the cleaning was not up to her liking. Her...

Surviving nurse gives thanks

Nov 14, 2014 / 1:43 pm

Dear Editor, A few weeks ago I was involved in a car accident that took the life of one of my very closest friends Erin, and completely changed my life. I would like to thank everyone who who gave not only money, but who also gave their prayers and best wishes for me through this...

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