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No problem with cameras

Apr 18, 2014 / 7:50 pm

Hello there, just wanted to chime in with a couple quick comments about the cameras in Kelowna! I personally love that the city is doing this, I've thought this should be downtown for years! I would personally love to see them on the Greenway at hidden locations, as that can be a dangerous...

Bear kill

Apr 18, 2014 / 7:10 pm

I have never been so appalled at these officers who killed the mother bear and her cubs. It is a disgusting example of the “lack of value” in animals and their babies. Who gave these officers permission to kill these bears? I would like to know who gave the “ok” for this...

Cameras around the city

Apr 18, 2014 / 7:05 pm

What do you think about the city being wired with cameras? My thoughts, kudos to the individuals who made this happen! In the world we live in, disorder/crime, we need to protect the good citizens. When the intent of others is to cause pain/suffering or indulge in crime for self-serving...

Manteo marina, no problem

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:00 am

C'mon. This lake is so devoid of marina space it is ridiculous. I like the view of a bunch of boats and the people who enjoy them and spend a lot of money in the community to do so. I fully support Manteo and any venture that will bring boat slips to this lake. Are you kidding me, the...

Rotary beach

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:00 am

Rotary Beach If any of this council runs & gets in at the next election then we are a stupid population. Please are there no smarter residents who have the desire to keep our waterfront mainly for the use of our residents who pay the taxes & deserve better. I can only guess what will...

Easter giving from a stranger

Apr 15, 2014 / 12:51 pm

I would like to say a big thank you the woman at Shoppers Drug Mart, who paid for my daughter's purchase. My daughter had received some change from her great aunt, who was visiting, to buy some Easter treats for herself. After a long day we got to the store, and when I went to get her...

Harperbinger of doom

Apr 15, 2014 / 12:46 pm

I have heard a lot about how the vets of Canada have been treated and agree with everyone’s comments. I also worked here in Canada since I was 16-years-old and paid into my CPP every single year. I’ve never been on Welfare and once I was on Unemployment benefits for 4 weeks. I...

Car wash needs to be flushed

Apr 15, 2014 / 12:31 pm

Re: Glenmore Car wash As a very concerned resident of Sandalwood, I would like to express the following concerns. Exhaust from vehicles who will be lining up near our north fence (my back yard), and a “no idling sign” will be very difficult to police. As I have COPD, and others...

Finance minister - over the top

Apr 15, 2014 / 12:23 pm

Am I the only person in Canada who finds this hyper eulogizing of former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty over the top? It appears that the Ottawa beltway and the whole of the Canadian media are falling all over themselves to don sackcloth and ashes bemoaning the death of this man....

Harperbinger of doom for Vets

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:55 am

It angers me to no end that the Harper Government (TM) is actively fighting Canadian Veterans in a BC Supreme court case by arguing they have no social contract with our returning vets, regardless of how broken they may be physically and mentally. Disgusting is the only way to describe this. How...

Prospera price gouge

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:44 am

I am a supporter of our Kelowna Rockets and what the Hamiltons have done with the club. But since when is it okay to deny someone bottled water, un-opened, upon entering Prospera Place! I understand safety reasons for certain items, but come on! You then want to charge me $4 for the same water,...

Dock takes over Beach

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:40 am

Dock takes over Rotary waterfront. The wing span of a Boeing 747-400 is 68m. The dock seems planned for 180m out to the water at one point and 180 m long. The area taken of the lake front is much bigger than two jets. I expect the family visitors to Rotary beach will be shocked and saddened...

Happy volunteer week

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:32 am

During National Volunteer Week, April 6th to 12th, I would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who volunteers in our community. Volunteers provide an outstanding example of selflessness that others can look up to, and are the foundation of the strength in our community. They are the...

Safety on Pelmewash

Mar 31, 2014 / 10:23 am

As a resident of Lake Country I am both very happy about the new highway while also, like most, very disappointed by the new interchanges. I often use the north interchange and will likely need to replace my front driver-side tire far sooner than I ever would have had to with the old...

Pelmewash mistakes

Mar 31, 2014 / 10:19 am

While driving from Vernon south to Lake Country, there are distinct examples of mistakes being made, repeatedly! If millions of dollars are being spent on these projects, it would seem that a better "line of sight " should be created. Obviously,the left turn onto Hwy. 97 north from the...

Pain at the pump

Mar 31, 2014 / 10:12 am

Recently an Economist wrote into the Daily Courier regarding the high price of gas in the Okanagan and how it has to be that high or else the people running the service stations, will not earn a proper living. How can service stations all over the rest of the province sell gas for less than...

Pelmewash backlash

Mar 27, 2014 / 9:46 am

Whoever designed/engineered this stretch of the highway did not put much thought into it, but in all fairness they undoubtedly had input from the District of Lake Country, who continually shows bad judgment in the majority of their decisions. Northbound on Hwy. 97 there is only a narrow shoulder...

Speeding on Pelmewash

Mar 27, 2014 / 9:34 am

I think that the highway improvement project has been a huge success, however we went from saving lives on the main highway to risking lives for people like myself and my family, who are trying to enjoy the Pelmewash Parkway. I realize that there are steps in the works for improvements to the...

Tree lined park clearcut

Mar 26, 2014 / 2:38 pm

Re: Tree lined park clearcut. Dear Editor, I take issue with the headline to this story as it relates to the photo's provided. First of all, this is hardly 'clear cut', but good job at sensationalism. A close look indicates that about six trees have been removed, the rest have no...

Do the honourable thing - quit

Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

In my opinion….. Redford is a thief and a liar. She got caught and did the honourable thing and quit. Quit with a pension mind you. Now if only our senators could learn from her. It's one thing to live the lie, but once the game is up… have the decency to remove your sorry...

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