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Clark rings hollow

Jan 29, 2015 / 2:43 pm

Ms. Clark's exhortation to trades people, "come home to B.C." rings hollow. Obviously, she and her advisers are completely out of touch with the reasons behind the B.C. tradesperson shortage. This problem is not new. When I was in high school (36 years ago), my father advised me not...

I'd love to come home Christy

Jan 27, 2015 / 2:46 pm

'Come home to your province'. I almost forgot why I had to leave. Wait, was it the low wages, lack of work, and high cost of living. Maybe. Maybe I got tired of hearing about LNG, hydroelectric, and mining projects. Maybe it’s how much skilled trades are wanted in B.C. I look at job...

Knew what they were doing

Jan 27, 2015 / 2:43 pm

The timing of the Williams closure is beyond reprehensible! They knew exactly what they were doing to their people. Instead of handing them their layoffs, pink slips and last paycheques on the last payday, they worked them until the day before the next, getting all they could out of them, knowing...

Please return

Jan 27, 2015 / 2:27 pm

To the people/person that stole my bag from my van on Longley Crescent, please return. You can keep the money, but would like the bag back, my passport, a fresh prescription that is no use to you (but expensive for me) and my laptop (it's old and of no real value but the information on it, the...

No thanks, we’ll stay

Jan 27, 2015 / 2:23 pm

Dear Ms. Clark You want the people working in Alberta from B.C. to move home. When we come back here B.C. stands for Bring Cash. Albertans don't have a carbon tax, we don't pay outrages MSP premiums and there is no sales tax. If you sell property here there is a real estate transfer...

Opposed to wolf hunt

Jan 26, 2015 / 12:08 pm

An open letter to: Honourable Minister Steve Thomson Honourable Minister Mary Polak Honourable Elizabeth May Adam Olsen, Interim-Leader B.C. Green Party Andrew Weaver MLA - B.C. Green Party Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Ethier cc: Honourable Premier Christy Clark I am writing to express...

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...

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