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The highway is not deadly

Sep 1, 2014 / 2:38 pm

Does nobody realize that it is not the Highway that kills but the people SPEEDING or driving impaired on said Highway. The posted limit is somewhere between 90 and now 120. If you do 90 you get run over by almost everybody else on said highway because they are doing somewhere between 10 and 50...

Disheartened by government

Sep 1, 2014 / 2:36 pm

It's extremely disheartening to see our government undervalue education, placing greater strain on educators and limiting students' access to adequate supports. With districts scrambling to balance budgets, cuts to necessary services have to be made: tough decisions that often leave...

Accidents on Hwy 97 North

Sep 1, 2014 / 2:35 pm

I am very sad for the victims of the crash on Saturday! I hope family has now come to them for support. The five hour delay to re-open the road has got me, (and I'm sure others) believing it is high time to open the back road from the industrial park along Jim Bailey road through to...

Burning issue with wildfires

Aug 30, 2014 / 8:24 am

B.C. should fight its own wildfires Anyone else find it embarrassing and worrying that B.C. doesn’t fight its own large wildfires anymore? During busy wildfire seasons, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch out sources wildfire management to people who have never worked in B.C.’s...

Sure, keep marijuana illegal

Aug 27, 2014 / 12:09 pm

I totally agree – we need to keep marijuana illegal. Think about the kids! Nowadays, a friendly drug dealer will sell marijuana to anyone who has the cash, no matter how young. Imagine if some poor 12 year old has to go into a store to buy marijuana, and gets asked for ID. How on earth...

Teachers lost my support over coffee

Aug 27, 2014 / 11:40 am

Local teachers conversation, Sitting in a local coffee shop last week before work I couldn't help but overhear the very loud conversations being held between a group of women who obviously were teachers by profession. There was much merriment and laughter between about eight ladies...

Thank you for saving my husband

Aug 27, 2014 / 11:32 am

Dear Editor, My husband was fishing near Fintry on Aug 24th and although he tried to get out of the way he was t-boned by a bigger boat going 4 to 5 times faster than him. I would like to publicly thank the wonderful people in the subdivision just down from Fintry Provincial Campsite that...
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No sympathy for teachers

Aug 27, 2014 / 11:23 am

Dear Editor, I was just wondering if the teachers have been on strike for the past couple of months why were they not on the picket lines walking in front of there schools? Were they off on holidays and still being paid strike pay for doing nothing but enjoying the beaches and sun, to bad as...

No apples for teachers

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:08 pm

Dear BC, and all you hard working family men and woman. Why should the teachers get any signing bonus and receive anymore than all the other unions who recently signed for 5-5 per cent? They should accept the 5.5 per cent like everyone else, with no signing on bonus, nobody else received this,...

Is it a skunk or marijuana

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:02 pm

1. A couple of months back I heard on the radio that it has been 50 years since the government implemented a ban on advertisements for tobacco products on TV and in magazines. This I believe was in an attempt to cut down on the number of children who would begin to smoke because it was...

Saved from a fire

Aug 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Paynter Road fire Dear Sir: I want to publicly thank those three wonderful men that saved my niece’s life and their wonderful pooch, Chara. We simply can’t have enough of neighbours such as these three. What they did was take an astronomical risk to themselves, but at the same...

Boaters in the way of fire crew

Aug 13, 2014 / 12:39 pm

I want to add my two cents regarding boaters that get in the way of firefighting aircraft. I find it amazing that there are no regulations in place that address the issue keeping boaters away from firefighting aircraft. There is no way on Earth that a helicopter pilot should have to...

They were here first

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:50 am

We continue to complain about seeing wild animals in our neighbourhood but we continue to build homes in their neighbourhood and people still put their garbage out too early. The animals where here first. If you don't want to be visited by a bear don't live in the area where they live...

Morons on Okanagan Lake

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:46 am

I viewed the video of the morons on Okanagan Lake in the tubes when the helicopter descended to pick up more water. I wish I had not wasted my time. I am wondering why Castanet chose to post this nonsense on its web page? Doing so gives these twits a stage they have neither earned not deserve...

Teacher's true colours response

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

In response to this letter called Teacher's true colours. That is funny. You state you are grateful that your children were educated in Alberta. So I did my own research. Teachers are paid $10000-$20000 more per year, get almost double the prep time in Alberta compared to BC and have...

Borders: religion free zones

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:36 am

Dear Editor. There is absolutely no way anybody should be allowed special treatment at our borders because of their religious beliefs. Our border security people have a very serious responsibility to make sure nobody is allowed the opportunity to use their religion to knock down our borders,...

Poor Coquihalla conditions

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:30 am

My husband just got back from a quick weekend trip to the coast and found the Coquihalla to be a very rough road in poor condition and now with the new speed limits makes controlling your vehicle harder. He found that his pick up truck did shimmy and sway and if he had not been holding on tight...

Support for RCMP

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:23 am

Just a comment about Cathy S.’s letter of August 6, 2014 “RCMP Slammed”- You are assuming that the incident where you were ordered to go back in your house is all about you. You stated that your neighbours were not told to go inside their houses. No one except the RCMP...

Teachers' true colours

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:20 am

Re: Government's true colours It's not the government's true colours we need to worry about, it is the BCTF's. When I read about the BCTF's previous and current demands on behalf of their members which includes $5,000 signing bonuses, $3,000 for massage therapy, 7...

The problem with Equifax

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:11 am

I tried to get a Master Card the other day through my Credit Union. The Credit Union had approved me for a certain amount and the letter from Master Card gave me 1/10th of the amount on their card. The letter I received from Master Card stated the report they got from Equifax indicated that...
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