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Disgusted with teachers

Jul 28, 2014 / 12:42 pm

As a parent of a child that goes to school, I'm so disgusted with how teachers are dealing with things nowadays. We had a good couple of years at this school (Helen Gorman Elementary), but the lack in positivity and encouragement these last couple of years and the fact that the teachers are...

Mars bombers

Jul 28, 2014 / 12:29 pm

Having been present at the presentation of the petition with over 18,000 signatures to Christie Clark's assistant, I was surprised all the media missed a very important point. The Mars Bomber is the only plane that is able to drop a fire retardant gel that can prevent a home from burning....

Where's my cash?

Jul 28, 2014 / 12:25 pm

I have an issue with today's plastic money. I pulled out 100 dollars from my account and placed the slippery bills into my pocket. I later got fuel and went to pay for it only to find my pocket was empty. The money slipped out of my pocket along the way. This new great idea of using plastic...

City Park Vibe

Jul 28, 2014 / 12:21 pm

Kelowna City Park needs to allow more vendors to improve vibe. We have lived here since 1989 and we enjoy city park and also travel to Penticton every second weekend for their great downtown community market. We don't drive there especially to purchase items although there are wonderful...

Ontario says thanks West K.

Jul 22, 2014 / 8:34 am

I just wanted to say thank you to the city of West Kelowna for your hospitality. My husband & I travelled from Ontario to the Yukon and Alaska and by the time we arrived in Vernon knew that we had brake problems and needed an oil change. We went to the local Ford dealer in Vernon as our...

Tone deaf politicians

Jul 22, 2014 / 8:29 am

Politicians have de-regulated public safety in the Okanagan valley. When motor vehicles are manufactured, they have to meet very strict safety standards, including maximum allowable noise levels. Those standards do not change when the vehicles roll off the automakers assembly lines. In the...

Ric's Grill

Jul 22, 2014 / 8:26 am

This may sound cutthroat and cold, but the fact that Ric's Grill is blaming the recession, seasonality, and personal issues for not paying their employees is absolutely embarrassing. The winter months are hard on every single restaurant out there, and it's public knowledge that these...
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Doing makeup in a car

Jul 22, 2014 / 8:12 am

Well... it seems I have, by good luck or good planning, escaped (yet again), being rear ended by a "distracted" driver. Yesterday on my way home from running an errand westbound on Springfield Rd., as I was slowing down for the red light at Cooper Rd., I noticed the vehicle behind...

Dear Wendy

Jul 22, 2014 / 8:08 am

Wendy Dawson letter Wendy Dawson, while I appreciate your response, I have lived here since I was 15 so a rundown of all the beaches and parks in Kelowna is not needed. If you read my letter closer, it's more about the fact that we need an outdoor pool in a city this large and hot. H20...

Essential Service?

Jul 9, 2014 / 4:00 pm

So you want to make Education as an Essential Service. Definition of ESSENTIAL: absolutely necessary, extremely important. Yes I would have to agree that Education is necessary and extremely important for all children and adults. But before you deem it an Essential service, ask yourself...

BCTF - where's the proof

Jul 9, 2014 / 3:56 pm

I totally agree with Mr. Teite. We had 45 kids in our class and guess what we learned much more than they are learning now. We can spell, do math (without a calculator), read (more than text and magazines) and even figure out some science stuff without going to a computer. So please...

Re: Inflatable Flap

Jul 9, 2014 / 3:50 pm

Re: Inflatable Flap I don' know Leigh, I think there is much to enjoy for kids of all ages. You could get some inexpensive kayaks or canoes. My kids and all their friends loved to go to the beach! They skim boarded, ran and jumped off docks, floated on mattresses, snorkelled, played...

Garbage on Greystokes

Jul 9, 2014 / 3:39 pm

To whom it may concern, My wife ,daughter and myself decided to take a ride up Greystokes (July 7 2014). After riding up to the chalet, we decided come down Greystokes forest service road that’s when we came upon a clearing with garbage from a camping party scattered all over the...

Abortion flyers

Jul 9, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Got one of those Anti-Abortion flyers in my mail. I then tossed it in the recycling after ripping it up a few times. I've got no time for hypocrites. Peter Dawson

Inflatable flap

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:28 pm

While I think it's great we have a new inflatable water park for OLDER kids and adults to enjoy, I think it's deplorable on the other hand the City has done nothing in the past to benefit older kids. The spray parks springing up everywhere are great for toddlers but not for everyone...

Bill me now, but why?

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

Dear Editor, I wonder if any other Castanet readers have noticed a recent trend regarding billing for services? My cable provider is now billing me on the same date that my current bill is due and even if I pay that current bill - two weekdays in advance, as suggested by their agent, it goes...

Smarten up drivers

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:18 pm

Every so often there is a reader’s letter or a news article in the media that “deals” with traffic accidents and road conditions. I am getting sick and tired of reading those comments that put the blame on everything and everybody, but themselves. I am on our roads on a daily...

Bridge Hill construction

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:13 pm

Dear Sir; I heard on the radio the other day that the RCMP have issued 159 speeding tickets for people who are speeding through the construction zone on Bridge Hill. The question I have is this, “WHY IS THIS A CONSTRUCTION ZONE?” There are no flaggers, no trucks turning and all...

BCTF really?

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:08 pm

Well I guess the truth is finally out there. It never has been about the students. BCTF’s refusal to take down pickets to help the most vulnerable and in need so they can at least try to get ahead with summer school, even though all along they have been saying 'it’s about the...

Stolen angel

Jun 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

I have lived in an old house in Okanagan Mission for 34 years, and have several garden ornaments throughout my yard. During that time nothing has ever “gone walkies” from my yard. I recently sold my house and am preparing to move. Unfortunately over the last weekend, two of my...
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