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Re: Second crossing

May 21, 2015 / 3:41 pm

In regards to all those comments made about the bridge and if we need a second one or not and when, I would like to add the following: When we had the old bridge with one lane each way and the traffic was standing it was the bridges fault and we needed a new one. Then we got a new one, however,...

Medical wait time

May 21, 2015 / 3:39 pm

Dear Premier Clark & Dr. Lake: May 18, 2015, marked the 17th month since my doctor, in West Kelowna, requisitioned GI screening be done on my behalf. That’s right…since December 18, 2013. I was advised from the get-go that I could expect to wait up to 12 months for the...

Stealing from my son

May 21, 2015 / 3:36 pm

To the lowlife individuals who have been stealing from my son. Two weeks ago, a young man bullied my adult son (who has a disability) to take funds from an ATM - $240 of money he had earned working at a job, not stealing from other people. Last night, someone else broke into the new...

Strobing Lights

May 21, 2015 / 2:29 pm

I believe the City of Kelowna should take certain measures to improve road safety in our city, especially in respect to bicyclists. The issue is the bike safety lights, and the strobe or flash option that usually comes with them. I do not know if you are aware, but this option presents a danger...

Re: Coffee discrimination

May 20, 2015 / 1:53 pm

Before you run off to the human rights tribunal for discriminating against bikes, please note; the safety issue is not for you, it is for the employees to guard against robbery. It is much more difficult for a person in a car to reach through the drive through window than it is for a person on a...

Pet unfriendly By-laws

May 20, 2015 / 11:06 am

Dear Mayor and Council Re; Pet Unfriendly By-laws and Harsh Enforcement. As long time citizens and duly licensed pet owners, we appeal to you for restoration of fairness and reason in the enforcement of Kelowna and District pet owner By-laws. Pet ownership in this community now faces being taxed...

Coffee discrimination

May 19, 2015 / 12:11 pm

The definition of discrimination is: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things. So here I am at 4:35 on my bike wanting a coffee. Can I get one at Tim Horton’s? The answer is no because i am on a pedal bike. I can get a coffee if I am in a car, on a...

Comments over Bill C-51

May 19, 2015 / 12:06 pm

Re: Comments over Bill C-51 by Christopher Burke. Chris would want you to make sure his comments about Bill C-51 are the only statements having any validity. He would like to make sure both the conservatives and liberals do not make it into power after the next election. Firstly the...

Second crossing

May 19, 2015 / 11:47 am

A reporter went out and asked people if we need another bridge and was able to find only those who don't depend on the bridge. Until you have sat on the bridge stuck in traffic how would you know? Of course we need another bridge, ASAP! If traffic wasn't so bad I would even consider going...

Political line crossed?

May 15, 2015 / 10:49 am

My name is Sylvia Slater and I, along with my family, are experiencing and bearing the realities associated with the loss of John Slater. To my family he was a brother, a father, an uncle, a nephew, and a son. To others, he was a friend and to many more he was a public figure and servant. But my...

Toxic flowers

May 15, 2015 / 10:44 am

Well, actually, it's not such a good morning to be honest. Last night we had to put our 10 month old kitten, Jack, to sleep. I know this is not anything new to anyone who has ever owned a pet and had to make the decision to put their pet down, but the story of our kitten is somewhat tragic...

Lewd comments

May 14, 2015 / 1:42 pm

Although I totally disapprove of the comments made to these reporters, I don't think it is appropriate that a Mayor of Toronto can smoke crack and keep his job, a Premier in BC can drink and drive and keep his job, (who are both in public positions, expected to be held to a higher standard, and...

Proportional Representation

May 13, 2015 / 1:15 pm

It would be tempting to speculate that the Alberta Conservatives would be inclined to consider the merits of Proportional Representation (PR) after their latest disaster at the polls. A Proportional ballot would have left them with 24 seats and Jim Prentice could have stayed on as the Leader of...

Silence over Bill C51

May 11, 2015 / 9:56 am

This week in Canada a bill which has a very eerie similarity to a bill that was originally drafted in Germany by the Nazi Party in 1937 first known as the Enabling Act was passed as Bill C­51 in Canadian Parliament with a majority vote of both Liberals and Conservatives. The Canadian public...

Stolen scooter

May 11, 2015 / 9:46 am

To the young fellow who stole my burgundy Gio electric scooter. I just want you to know that you stole it from a disabled senior. I had saved a few dollars from each of my monthly government disability cheques (which aren’t very much to begin with) for over a year in order to buy that...

Disaster at home in Canada

May 11, 2015 / 9:01 am

You know, when there is a disaster anywhere in the world, the Canadian Government, Federal and Provincial, really go out to assist them and to help them with food, money ,medical supplies, tents and whatever else is needed. Why does that not happen in our own country? Here in Canada we are in a...

Medical marijuana

May 11, 2015 / 8:11 am

We live in an ever evolving society, especially in the usage of weed. The government established laws based on information perhaps some good some bad and have taken the stance its bad. Up to six months in prison and possible $1000.00 fine or both for minute amounts of weed in possession. This...

Fraser Institute & democracy

May 8, 2015 / 10:55 am

A little something for your serious readers to do. They might want to watch how the Fraser Institute paints the landscape around them in routine, calculated, identifiable steps. Make notes if you like. (1) Powerful corporate men (all rich, white and un-elected by the way) quietly, and hidden...

Cannan tapped for Duffy

May 8, 2015 / 10:03 am

I believe MP Ron Cannan when he was before the judge at the Duffy trial. The old boy network is alive and well regardless of any organization especially when it comes to getting much needed help to raise funding or raise your personal profile. Look at me, I had this person at my benefit so i must...

Feral cat problem

May 7, 2015 / 2:43 pm

In response to Mr McQuarrie’s letter regarding this issue I wish to respond. I completely understand his complaint, however, as a former 5 year Kelowna SPCA President and Cruelty Inspector, I understand both sides of this equation. Yes, there are many irresponsible cat owners. Why do you...

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