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Letters Aug 2017

Clean up your cuttings

Aug 23, 2017 / 2:33 pm

We are home owners on Okanagan Landing Road and we have an issue with the milfoil harvester that works the north end of Okanagan lake. Our concern is that...

Larger fines for butt flickers!

Aug 23, 2017 / 12:16 pm

$575? Why not $1150 per person in vehicle? An excuse like ‘no ashtray’ in a new vehicle? I’ll guarantee it has drink holders that can easily...

Ferry smoking

Aug 23, 2017 / 9:49 am

What are they thinking? They want to ban smoking outside on the decks as the vessel is under way. They also don't want riders sitting in their cars while...

Communities can help

Aug 22, 2017 / 4:29 pm

While sitting at the City Council meeting listening to the comments regarding the rezoning of the Super 8 to Compass Court I was struck at how many people...

Trucks passing inspection

Aug 22, 2017 / 1:00 pm

I agree with everything said until it was mentioned commercial trucks are hazardous. I drive truck for a living (long distance), which means I sleep in the bed...

Reporting mussel offenders

Aug 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

The province of B.C. is spending a bundle of money to keep the mussels out with inspection stations and monitoring. But I haven't been able to find a site...

Better management?

Aug 21, 2017 / 12:10 pm

Lots of talk about ICBC and BC Hydro both needing big changes, right? First off, laws need to be put in place to stop the government from taking their reserve...

Boaters beware!

Aug 21, 2017 / 8:43 am

I just wanted to alert the public that there are dangerous objects floating beneath the surface of Okanagan lake. We drove our boat up and down the center of...

Left without a key

Aug 18, 2017 / 11:30 am

This article is of personal interest to me as the key to my vehicle was one of those taken. In addition to that, my rear license plate with the ICBC decal was...

Mobile homes the answer?

Aug 18, 2017 / 9:44 am

I am just wondering if the solution to Kelowna’s housing crisis would be to build more mobile home parks? These would provide affordable homes for a lot...

Individuals the issue

Aug 17, 2017 / 2:51 pm

What year is it? I'm pretty sure it is 2017. How long have insurance corporations been operating in Canada? Is one to assume that in the year 2017 an...

ICBC problem easily solved

Aug 17, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Simple, End ICBC's monopoly. Allow private insurance companies to sell all kinds of auto insurance in British Columbia and the problem would be fixed for...

Dreams of a small business

Aug 17, 2017 / 8:48 am

A lot of people are saying small businesses will go under but who's fault is that really? If you can't afford to run a business and pay your workers a...

RE: No to private insurance

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 pm

I read that letter and there are a lot of points that cannot be denied. However, having a monopoly on something has never been good and somewhere I heard it is...

Car inspections not needed

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Sorry, all you anti-personal vehicle types. I am old enough to remember when Vancouver had a comprehensive private vehicle inspection program. It was...

Much more complicated

Aug 16, 2017 / 3:50 pm

I’m relieved that the government has at least decided to delay the implementation of the $15/hour minimum wage over the next 4 years. That said, I still...

No to private insurance

Aug 15, 2017 / 4:32 pm

It seems the vast majority of BC residents want to see privatized auto insurance. This is going to put us in a whole world of hurt if this happens and this is...

Solutions to ICBC hikes

Aug 15, 2017 / 3:19 pm

Simple solutions: - Back-roll speed limits to 90/110 km/h. - Enforce speed with a network of hidden photo radars. - Zero (0.00 allowed) tolerance for alcohol. -...

Policy leaves moms alone

Aug 15, 2017 / 2:01 pm

I just went for a 20 week prenatal ultrasound at Kelowna Medical Imaging, West Kelowna. Feeling nervous after several previous negative experiences with my...

Safety checking cars

Aug 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

When we bought a Dodge Dakota from Alberta, the truck had to go through a completes safety check. Now this truck was in excellent shape 2003, 124000 km,...

Distracted passenger

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:50 am

I hope the lady that yelled at me, “get off your phone!” sees this. You were right to be alarmed, because last Sunday morning you thought you saw me...

RE: RE: Dirty diesel danger

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:50 pm

It seems I struck a chord which is fantastic, however like the responder, perhaps you should know I live with two asthmatics, one my wife and the other being my...

Practical solution for trucks

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:36 pm

Open letter to West Kelowna mayor and council: According to you, as quoted in the Daily Courier and Westside Weekly, the City has not consulted with the...

Liberals car insurance cost

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:49 pm

Letter to Christy Clark and her Greedy Liberals re: ICBC A WRECK I have a really good suggestion to you greedy Liberals: Put back all the millions you stole...

Stand by our friend

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:25 am

Shame on us! Australia is standing alongside of America should they be attacked by North crazy. We as Canadians should be the first to stand by our closest...

Tough rental market

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:11 am

As most are aware there is a shortage of rentals in Kelowna and area, we now find ourselves among the many families in search of a house within our tiny budget....

Site C dam concern

Aug 11, 2017 / 4:45 pm

Here we go again creating unemployment. Getting investors and investments leaving the province. We will need more electricity in the future. Doesn't the...

Re: Dirty diesel danger

Aug 11, 2017 / 4:38 pm

I suppose it never entered your head that there are people out there complaining about second hand smoke because they are asthmatics? Or how about being...

Better traffic planning

Aug 11, 2017 / 2:27 pm

The traffic management watchwords are Education, Engineering and Enforcement. The 3 E's. An article in the Vancouver Sun by Jennifer Saltman apprises us of...

A lesson in fire safety

Aug 11, 2017 / 8:55 am

Just saw your story about people lighting campfires under our current ‘state of emergency’ conditions (cough, cough) – the picture showed...

Dirty diesel danger?

Aug 10, 2017 / 3:06 pm

It never ceases to amaze me when someone complains about cigarette smoke from someone in their vicinity while outside and goes on a rant to the negative...

Justice for trees

Aug 10, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Yet again a tree gets cut down on city property to better the view for the homeowner. There is a certain mentality that let's people do something they know...

Fuel price rant

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:25 am

So it seems our reprieve from having the highest gas prices in BC has come to an end. Even the usual mouthpiece for the oil companies admits it is just...

Site C dam controversy

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:16 am

"Let's invest in environmentally friendly technology" is wishful thinking. The truth is, the hydro electric dam is one the lowest carbon...

Access to foreshore

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:27 pm

I don't think many residents are looking for the City to build walkways / boardwalks etc. without any funds for it in the budget. However, the City does...

Smokers

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:23 pm

I don't understand how people in this city can be so unconcerned with their fellow Kelownians’ health. Standing in front of, or beside someone, and...

Gas Buddy

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:20 pm

Whose "buddy" is "Gas Buddy"? Yet again, the "experts" at Gas Buddy are called upon to comment upon an increase in gas prices...

Close the flood gates!

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:16 pm

As of Wednesday August 2, 2017, it appears the mastermind managing the Okanagan Lake outflow at Penticton is still letting water out at 75 cubic meters per...

Cancer stalls hearing?

Aug 9, 2017 / 4:17 pm

Ronald Teneycke has been diagnosed with cancer. He is a dangerous offender who has done nothing but victimize society, but we will now spend thousands of...

Preventive fire measures

Aug 1, 2017 / 10:54 am

I am a taxpayer, on all three levels, federal, provincial, municipal. Me and thousands of others. Sadly we/I, live on the wrong end of town (Kelowna), the very...

Site C Dam controversy

Aug 1, 2017 / 10:50 am

Dear, Mr. Hogan and Mr. Weaver. The recent election, the result, and the opportunity now to enact some changes, brings me to the Site C Dam controversy. And...

Boardwalks for Kelowna?

Aug 1, 2017 / 10:46 am

Kelowna currently has several boardwalks that allow residents and visitors to walk along our fantastic shoreline, where it would not otherwise be possible....

Cigarette ban

Aug 1, 2017 / 10:44 am

Once upon a time, a group of responsible people called the government took action and decided the wise decision to ban cigarettes would be beneficial to all of...

Give our volunteers a medal

Aug 1, 2017 / 10:41 am

Canada is a very odd nation when it comes to giving medals for those who serve and in the past medals for special assignments which Canadas military was engaged...

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