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Letters May 2017

Appreciation for caregivers

May 19, 2017 / 1:47 pm

Community Connections would like to thank all the Home Share “Heroes”. We know that families and individuals become home share providers for a...

Why not Rutland?

May 19, 2017 / 1:45 pm

How come all around Kelowna and other areas (Mission/Glenmore) you have gorgeous flower beds/planters, cool sidewalk benches/tables/art statues, and then you...

Health & parking concerns

May 18, 2017 / 1:58 pm

Dear Mayor Fortin, members of council, Peachland staff and members of the media, I am writing to you today with serious concerns about the proposed water park...

Electoral reform

May 18, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Mr Stephen Fuhr, The provincial election results have British Columbians thinking about electoral reform again. 31,924 British Columbians signed petition e-616...

Info about lake levels

May 16, 2017 / 2:31 pm

Thank you Castanet for your constant update about potential flood warnings and lake levels, in particular the website link from Environment Canada showing why...

Carbon taxes

May 15, 2017 / 3:28 pm

We are bombarded constantly about how carbon taxes will save the world, that they will save civilization. BC has a carbon tax that has no measurable effect...

People in Kelowna

May 15, 2017 / 3:24 pm

What makes people show me the finger when I am just waiting and not doing anything? This is not the first time either. I was just waiting in front of Superstore...

Gas pricing

May 11, 2017 / 2:02 pm

In January 2015, the Canadian dollar was worth 84.5 cents/USD. Now CAD is 73.3 cents/USD, a drop of 15%. Oil is priced per USD not CAD. The oil price in...

Crazy people in Ottawa?

May 11, 2017 / 1:58 pm

Latest from Ottawa: considering buying 12 submarines, 120 attack helicopters and much more. Are we in need of more submarines? The four we bought from Britain...

Amazing people

May 10, 2017 / 12:36 pm

This is a big bouquet to all the people at KGH last Tuesday, May 2nd, who played a part in finding my purse and ensuring that I got it back safely. Thank you...

Bylaw opposition

May 10, 2017 / 12:33 pm

Please be advised of my opposition to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 8000 for 550 Truswell Rd; 3814 to 3838 Capozi Rd and 3786 Lakeshore Rd. I feel that the City...

Wildlife in BC

May 10, 2017 / 12:24 pm

I have always been a fan of the outdoors. BC boasts and hosts some of the last true wilderness on Earth and I'd like it to remain that way. Wildlife in BC...

Gas prices

May 10, 2017 / 12:19 pm

So, for the readers, some history: January 9th, 2015, Castanet reports gas under 1.00 a litre, oil is 48.36 a barrel. Two years later, gas 118.9 per litre,...

Gray has backbone

May 10, 2017 / 11:28 am

I am 100% in agreement with Darlene Stewart's letter regarding Councillor Tracy Gray’s stand against hiring 20 more city hall staff. Good for you...

My full support

May 9, 2017 / 2:26 pm

I'm supporting Norm Letnick for MLA in Kelowna Lake Country. His work has helped secure funding for so many important local projects including the Cardiac...

Letters

May 9, 2017 / 10:47 am

The majority of the Okanagan adult population is more than aware of the small problems here in town, not to mention the greater worldly problems. Castanet is a...

Take a close look

May 9, 2017 / 10:40 am

On May 1, Christy Clark was a no show at the Kelowna West All Candidates Forum, but managed to arrive in Kelowna the next day (May 2) for a 15 minute rally at...

Liberal political machine

May 9, 2017 / 10:35 am

I like Norm Letnick. I like the many service activities that Norm has done over his career. I like the fact that Norm was cautious about the changes that the...

Make an informed choice

May 9, 2017 / 10:32 am

It's frustrating to read letters from people who say that it’s “stupid to vote” or that there is “no good choice” for our...

Safety concerns

May 9, 2017 / 10:27 am

I am emailing as a concerned parent. I am concerned about the general safety of students with the election. Typically, we promote "stranger danger...

Budget b&w, with no Gray

May 5, 2017 / 3:32 pm

How many people took time to read the story about Tracy Gray stating how she feels about Kelowna City Council budget and the hiring of 20 new staff positions?...

Corrupt at all levels

May 5, 2017 / 3:15 pm

Why we have poor voter turn out. Here we are again heading into another provincial election in B.C. and I have to say something about this seeming lack of duty...

The stupidity of voting

May 4, 2017 / 3:13 pm

Once again the ludicrous election season is upon us. The serpent-like politicians slither out of the seclusion of their viper pits to beseech the approval of...

Carbon tax

May 4, 2017 / 3:10 pm

I said it before and I say it again. Politicians should not talk about things that they don’t know. Once again it’s the carbon tax. How much does...

Sick of hearing about Trump

May 4, 2017 / 2:57 pm

I, along with many many Canadians, realize that America is our next door neighbour, but come on. All we get on all our media networks is Trump, Trump and more...

No good choice

May 4, 2017 / 10:58 am

When I contemplate the choices we have in the upcoming provincial election, I must admit I get depressed. I think we need a new category on the voting ballot...

Policy means lower costs

May 4, 2017 / 9:07 am

Re: Gas ban? What gas ban? (April 30, 2017) Vancouver’s new rezoning bylaw is great news for a city where housing affordability is top of mind for...

Being treated unfairly

May 4, 2017 / 9:01 am

The 9,000 residents on Westbank First Nations land are not receiving the $200 Homeowners Grant that the Liberal Government of BC put into place in 2011 for most...

Election vandalism

May 3, 2017 / 2:21 pm

I am an NDP supporter, always have been and probably always will be. The egalitarian idealism appeals to my sense of justice and equality. I don’t expect...

Party Discipline

May 3, 2017 / 2:17 pm

If you were cynical about how our politicians have turned their backs on the people only to serve their own personal and political interests, you would probably...

Softwood lumber

May 3, 2017 / 2:14 pm

I am sure this sounds overly simplistic, but if the US wants our softwood lumber to cost more, I believe we should accommodate them. Raise the stumpage rates...

Innovative funding

May 3, 2017 / 2:10 pm

As the BC provincial election draws closer it’s entertaining to watch the leaders make wild promises and proclaim each one is the best choice to lead the...

Vote vote, vote!

May 3, 2017 / 1:13 pm

But vote NDP. Clark has had her chance at the brass ring and all we have is a tarnished one. She has failed and lied and deceived the people of BC for 8 years....

A 'change election'

May 2, 2017 / 11:50 am

This provincial election is more than who will govern the next four years, but a once in generation opportunity to protect the trajectory of our future before...

Abbott St. road rats

May 2, 2017 / 11:38 am

On Friday April 21st, at approximately 12pm, my precious 5 year old Jasper was taken from us on Abbott Street right in front of our home at Abbott and Vimy. We...

Boaters are taxpayers too

May 1, 2017 / 2:44 pm

I can understand why swimmers wouldn't want boaters invading their swim areas at the beach. The floating buoys define where the boats can and cannot go. ...

'Civil servants'

May 1, 2017 / 2:41 pm

Reading all these letters dealing with the upcoming election, I really don’t know where all this is going. Each of these letters have good points,...

Thank you Christy Clark

May 1, 2017 / 2:34 pm

Thank you Christy Clark, for making my choice this election period so much easier. Thank you for showing exactly how much Kelowna West means to you. Thank you...

Is this right?

May 1, 2017 / 2:32 pm

We are bombarded with news of the overdose epidemic every day. There are constant news articles touching on "overcrowding" in the hospitals; causing...

Excellent water ROI

May 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm

In response to a letter by Mr. Graeme James (Clean, clear water) published April 18, the City believes its $115,000 spent to receive almost $44 million in...

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