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Sidewalk snow hazards

Jan 22, 2015 / 3:41 pm

An open letter to Mayor and Councillors I don't know if there is a snow-clearing bylaw in Kelowna, if not there should be and enforcement. We went for a walk today (January 21) on Pandosy Street from Sutherland to the Mission Shopping area and from attached pictures (below) it is clear...

Re: CrocTalk waits on 'big news'

Jan 22, 2015 / 3:29 pm

It was disturbing to read about the precarious situation faced by the animals held at the CrocTalk facility in Kelowna. The loss of its Controlled Alien Species Permit and its reliance on generators for heat make it clear that CrocTalk is not an appropriate place to keep animals. The Ministry of...

Re: Meeting at the Legion with veterans

Jan 22, 2015 / 3:27 pm

The MP who stated Veterans could receive up to 6, 000.00 per month is really speaking out of both sides of his face. Lets look at his statement, up to $6,000.00 per month, in reality, from one dollar to $6,000.00 per month. Little does this MP know, in a meeting (with Ron Cannan, his number one,...

Heroes in red serge

Jan 20, 2015 / 1:38 pm

Another shooting of RCMP Officers. Our condolences go out to the families of the Edmonton officers. This is what the women and men of the RCMP face on a daily basis. They are never sure when they approach a vehicle or knock on a door, what is going to happen. Why do they do this for a living?...

Warriors support

Jan 20, 2015 / 1:23 pm

West Kelowna has a great BCHL hockey team - the West Kelowna Warriors! These young men play great hockey and earn scholarships from many great universities while entertaining their fans. Speaking of fans, where are you people? Right here in your own backyard you have a hockey team and the crowds...

Roadside garbage

Jan 20, 2015 / 1:14 pm

I drive up and down Boucherie Rd. almost daily, sometimes multiple times. I have over the past 2 or 3 years noticed a dramatic increase in the amount of rubbish being tossed on the side of the by moving vehicles. Empty beer cans, fast food wrappers, coffee cups, disposable diapers. The shear amount...

Apple's broken promises

Jan 20, 2015 / 1:10 pm

Mr. Tim Cook: I was absolutely appalled and disgusted watching The Passionate Eye's documentary Apple's Broken Promises 2014 on TV January 18. For a company to claim that they want to be the most transparent company in the world, the fact that you would not even meet with the...

In support of wolf hunt

Jan 20, 2015 / 1:05 pm

Re: Sickened by Wolf Hunt It is disappointing to see someone not educated on the subject of wolves and caribou deliver a fact-less, emotional response. Habitat loss is a major issue concerning caribou. However, the high elevation forests that produce lichen, the caribou's primary food...

Save Lake Country from mayor and council

Jan 19, 2015 / 1:04 pm

Had the Lake Country mayor and council really wanted to find out if the residents were in favour of borrowing money to purchase the portion of the rail line that runs through Lake Country they would have handled this matter in a far different manner. First of all they would have informed all...

Sickened by wolf hunt

Jan 15, 2015 / 2:26 pm

An open letter to Minister of Environment Mary Polak: This just in the news. Wolves to be killed from helicopters to “save Caribou herds”! How in gods name do you think this is going to cure anything and how do you think the people of this province are going to react to what you...

Ordered to stop assisting veterans

Jan 15, 2015 / 11:11 am

Mr. Neville from eastern Canada, who has helped other veterans with their disability appeal claims with Veterans Affairs has been told by government he cannot continue to help disabled veterans with their appeals. To date, Mr. Neville has helped 47 veterans with their appeals and has had one...

Steroid trucks

Jan 13, 2015 / 2:07 pm

Even though it is not my taste in vehicles, I can appreciate the work and cost involved in jacking up an already enormous, vision-blocking American style full-size pick-up truck. But please, how much more cost would there be to install proper mud flaps and tire coverage. Are you just too cool to be...

Keep the HOV

Jan 8, 2015 / 11:41 am

Re: Jon Manchester's (opinion piece) about the HOV lane. Jon, you just don't get it! I think that lane is and has always worked very well. Prior to the HOV it was very difficult to turn right onto or off the highway because the right lane was chock-a-block full of senior drivers who could...

Thank you

Jan 8, 2015 / 11:29 am

Kudos to the Kelowna snow removal crew. You have done an excellent job given the resources you have. The main roads are bare and the side roads are quite passable only two days into the worst dump since the '30's. You must have worked round the clock and extra hours. Thank you so...

Fuel price discrepancies

Jan 8, 2015 / 11:22 am

Thankfully the gas prices have come down ... but they aren't nearly as low as they should be. We are paying $102.9/litre. For those of us old enough to remember imperial gallons, that's about $4.50 a gallon! (The States are paying about half of that; even with the differential...

Snow removal

Jan 6, 2015 / 2:06 pm

Now that the snow has fallen, it simply amazes me how many people do not take the time to clean off there cars. I have seen many people who are just to lazy to clean and then have to pull over because the snow has blown up on there windshield and they can't see. People, please take the time to...


Jan 6, 2015 / 2:04 pm

Exactly how did KGH get "lucky" with regards to the recent suspected Ebola patient? Dr. Ertel and the entire staff of the hospital were prepared, and media hysteria notwithstanding, the plan in place worked. It makes one wonder what exactly the medical community in this area would have...

Enough on gas prices!

Jan 6, 2015 / 1:45 pm

All I here is people talking about the cheap gasoline prices. They just don't get it, as they will be hurt financially, in the coming years. The drop in oil prices will devastate the Federal and Provincial economies. It is a domino effect starting with half the provincial royalties for oil,...

Glenrosa residents snowed under

Jan 5, 2015 / 4:00 pm

I can only hope that West Kelowna council has some members who live in Glenrosa. Their change of snow removal contract has left those of us who live off Webber or Glenrosa roads the impossible task of getting to those streets. Dunbarton and Aberdeen have not seen a blade, and with 40 centimetres...

Statement on Sexual Violence

Dec 30, 2014 / 9:50 pm

Statement on Sexual Violence, Violence and Hatred We citizens of Canada express our outrage at the sexually violent texts and associated images posted by male student members against female dental students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (1) We declare our support for the...

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