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Disappointed with vote

Apr 27, 2015 / 2:11 pm

Let me begin by saying I am very disappointed that we did not get more NO votes in the recent referendum in Lake Country. The people of Lake Country have spoken and have given the District the authority to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the old CN railway, so we have to move on. As for me, I...

BMX wonderful sport

Apr 27, 2015 / 2:04 pm

Ever wonder what BMX means? Bicycle motocross peddle bikes, racing on packed dirt. There is a special bond between kids and there bikes that can never be broken. Riding a bike is a rite of passage, a passport to worlds beyond the front lawns. Bikes represents fun, freedom, fresh air and...

Left lane driving

Apr 27, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Driving in the left lane - It’s a matter of your integrity and driving skills. It’s ironic that the BC Government’s in the process of introducing legislation to ticket drivers hogging the left lane, and Kelowna has so called “professional” drivers, who practice this...

National debt

Apr 23, 2015 / 9:58 am

It is irresponsible government to tell Canadians our books are balanced when the harper government has added to our national debt 300 billion dollars. How can we be balanced when we are so far in debt? Why do we have to borrow from the contingency fund 2 Billion dollars and at the end of this...

Seniors stand to benefit

Apr 23, 2015 / 9:03 am

Re: Seniors stand to benefit Yes they do and just to show you how much, I will borrow 10 grand from anyone who will give me money at no interest so that i may invest it in my future. The seniors that i chum with are barely making ends meet so how do we invest $5,500 dollars let alone adding...

Cliquey City

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:19 pm

I was born and raised In Kelowna. I have been actively looking for a place to rent for one week shy of 3 months. Not one landlord has said yes to my dogs one is a pug other the runt of litter a boxer. We will be homeless soon. My grandparents would be disgusted in this city now. They were important...

Rail Trail Referendum

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:16 pm

I was pleased to attend the Rail Trail information meeting last week at Creekside Theatre in Lake Country. Good information was provided and legitimate concerns were raised and addressed. However I have trouble understanding those who think we should not spend tax money for parks and recreation...

Waterfront Farmers Market

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:05 pm

Kelowna has a vibrant waterfront with more park space, why don't we utilize this space for the Farmers Market on a Saturday and learn from the successful Penticton market? The local businesses and restaurants I am sure would also benefit from the influx of people on a Saturday morning! Make...

The CN railway

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:52 pm

I am saddened by all the comments I have seen by people who think money is the most important thing in life. They will destroy/ruin/throw away anything in the name of a dollar. Oyama, which has been called the “Jewel of the Okanagan” is rapidly becoming the “Gravel Pit of the...

Boat servicing

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:49 pm

Heres a newsflash, I would like someone in this town to tell me where I can go to get my boat serviced! In what mindset did anyone think it was a good idea to shut down the ONLY Boat servicing marina in town! With 2 popular lakes & many residents with boats, & a tonne of tourists that come...

Hats off to KGH staff

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:42 pm

I recently returned home after surgery and a four days stay in Kelowna General Hospital. I would be remiss not to express my gratitude for the wonderful care I received. I also wish to inform those apprehensive about going to the hospital for surgery that you are in the hands of caring and...

Un-employed & despondent

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:36 pm

Disney Penguin Club announces layoffs of 30 employees - Future Shop closes its doors - Target closes its doors - Shaw Cable expected to layoff 145 employees and the list of down-sizing and closures in Kelowna goes on and on. Add to the loss of jobs, we have employers asking for qualifications of...

Insuranced to death

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:26 pm

I'm geting insuranced to death! I have 2 trucks $3500/year I have 3 ATVs $600/year 2 Harleys $4000/year 1 House $1200/year 2 life insurance $759/year That's not including mortgage, health, dental, etc. Crazy! Tom Cotter

Please slow down

Apr 16, 2015 / 3:06 pm

To the woman in the red car who was stopped at the crosswalk on Clement at 8:30am on Thursday, April 16th and who honked the horn which caused me to stop walking; thank you. You saved my life. And to the woman in the grey older sedan who ignored the flashing lights and blasted through the...

Vote no to more debt

Apr 16, 2015 / 3:03 pm

The purchase agreement between Kelowna and CN for the disused rail line assumes public ownership is achieved. But 33% of the purchase price relies upon the Province of BC donation of $ 7.2 million dollars of our tax dollars and that is fully contingent on the results of the District of Lake Country...

Why I am Voting "YES"

Apr 15, 2015 / 2:19 pm

Why I will be Voting YES in the upcoming Lake Country Referendum. I am a Lake Country kid. I was born in Kelowna and have lived in Lake Country ever since. I played on the trails surrounding Jack Seaton Park while my parents played softball on the fields that had wooden saw horses for fences. I...

Just another stolen bike

Apr 14, 2015 / 11:20 am

Yes, it has finally happened to me. I have joined a ever-increasing fraternity of people who have had their bicycle stolen. The brazen attitude of these thieves is appalling. My bike was stolen from my garage while my wife was a few feet away in the house. It happened last Saturday, in the early...

Don't rush a legacy

Apr 14, 2015 / 11:15 am

Our local politicians say they wish to create a legacy for Lake Country residents. But sadly lacking in the idea is the detailed budget that explains how this legacy will build our community rather than become an albatross of debt that will lie heavily on future generations. Who amongst us has a...

Why I Will Be Voting "NO"

Apr 14, 2015 / 11:12 am

From the outset the cost sharing was slanted against those who live in Lake Country. With a total population of approximately 144,300 between Lake Country, Kelowna, and Coldstream the allocation of cost has been split very disproportionately. The agreement between the three jurisdictions states...

Hospital parking

Apr 13, 2015 / 1:49 pm

I just wanted to put in my two cents on parking tickets at the hospital. My wife brittany went to the emergency this morning to get a pain in her chest checked and got a ticket while there. Our problem is that people are in the emergency rooms and cannot leave to pay more money in the meter. At a 2...

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