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No apples for teachers

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:08 pm

Dear BC, and all you hard working family men and woman. Why should the teachers get any signing bonus and receive anymore than all the other unions who recently signed for 5-5 per cent? They should accept the 5.5 per cent like everyone else, with no signing on bonus, nobody else received this,...

Is it a skunk or marijuana

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:02 pm

1. A couple of months back I heard on the radio that it has been 50 years since the government implemented a ban on advertisements for tobacco products on TV and in magazines. This I believe was in an attempt to cut down on the number of children who would begin to smoke because it was...

Saved from a fire

Aug 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Paynter Road fire Dear Sir: I want to publicly thank those three wonderful men that saved my niece’s life and their wonderful pooch, Chara. We simply can’t have enough of neighbours such as these three. What they did was take an astronomical risk to themselves, but at the same...

Boaters in the way of fire crew

Aug 13, 2014 / 12:39 pm

I want to add my two cents regarding boaters that get in the way of firefighting aircraft. I find it amazing that there are no regulations in place that address the issue keeping boaters away from firefighting aircraft. There is no way on Earth that a helicopter pilot should have to...

They were here first

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:50 am

We continue to complain about seeing wild animals in our neighbourhood but we continue to build homes in their neighbourhood and people still put their garbage out too early. The animals where here first. If you don't want to be visited by a bear don't live in the area where they live...

Morons on Okanagan Lake

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:46 am

I viewed the video of the morons on Okanagan Lake in the tubes when the helicopter descended to pick up more water. I wish I had not wasted my time. I am wondering why Castanet chose to post this nonsense on its web page? Doing so gives these twits a stage they have neither earned not deserve...

Teacher's true colours response

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

In response to this letter called Teacher's true colours. That is funny. You state you are grateful that your children were educated in Alberta. So I did my own research. Teachers are paid $10000-$20000 more per year, get almost double the prep time in Alberta compared to BC and have...

Borders: religion free zones

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:36 am

Dear Editor. There is absolutely no way anybody should be allowed special treatment at our borders because of their religious beliefs. Our border security people have a very serious responsibility to make sure nobody is allowed the opportunity to use their religion to knock down our borders,...

Poor Coquihalla conditions

Aug 13, 2014 / 11:30 am

My husband just got back from a quick weekend trip to the coast and found the Coquihalla to be a very rough road in poor condition and now with the new speed limits makes controlling your vehicle harder. He found that his pick up truck did shimmy and sway and if he had not been holding on tight...

Support for RCMP

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:23 am

Just a comment about Cathy S.’s letter of August 6, 2014 “RCMP Slammed”- You are assuming that the incident where you were ordered to go back in your house is all about you. You stated that your neighbours were not told to go inside their houses. No one except the RCMP...

Teachers' true colours

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:20 am

Re: Government's true colours It's not the government's true colours we need to worry about, it is the BCTF's. When I read about the BCTF's previous and current demands on behalf of their members which includes $5,000 signing bonuses, $3,000 for massage therapy, 7...

The problem with Equifax

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:11 am

I tried to get a Master Card the other day through my Credit Union. The Credit Union had approved me for a certain amount and the letter from Master Card gave me 1/10th of the amount on their card. The letter I received from Master Card stated the report they got from Equifax indicated that...

RCMP thanked for fast work

Aug 10, 2014 / 8:05 am

Re: RCMP slammed My husband and I had our house broken into and robbed August 1. The RCMP responded as quickly as could be expected considering it was Friday of a long weekend. The officer couldn’t have been more thorough or understanding of what we were going through. The next day the...


Aug 6, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Why don't agencies in charge of public safety do nothing about the danger of obviously overloaded top heavy logging trucks? Driven by people who apparently don't have a clue what physical forces are present when roaring and speeding down the roads, hardly braking when forcing their vehicles...

Government's true colours

Aug 6, 2014 / 10:12 pm

Ok now we are seeing the government's true colors in the teacher dispute. Here they are offering $40 a day to parents a month before school starts. If the government was truly committed to getting a deal done with education then this $40 would not be necessary, but clearly they are not....

RCMP slammed

Aug 6, 2014 / 10:07 pm

Yesterday my husband and I noticed a whole bunch of police vehicles gathering down our street.We live on a dead end road in East Kelowna. So of course we were curious and stood and watched they were quite a bit down the street so I grabbed a pair of binoculars. They started to walk to the end...

Boonstock death

Aug 6, 2014 / 10:02 pm

Once again another person dies as a result of an illegal drug overdose at a music festival. Surprise, surprise. I have never understood the reasoning or the need to be drunk or stoned to the point of oblivion just to have fun. Really? That's fun? Do these people even remember what they...

Thoughts on Boonstock

Aug 4, 2014 / 8:51 am

My thoughts on Boonstock: I have spent the last 4 days at Boonstock. I have been all over the grounds including campsites, beach, boontown vendors, VIP area and backstage. These are some of the highlights of my observations. - I witnessed a cop get an autograph from Wolfmother. He was thrilled....


Jul 31, 2014 / 1:01 pm

I have to take my hat off and commend Manteo Resort / Rykon and its ownership for re-working the plans for its new dock expansion. It seems they revisited initial plans and considered the comments and feedback of the beach going community. I expect that swimmers, families, SUP / Kayak and all...

Hwy. 33 closed AGAIN

Jul 31, 2014 / 12:51 pm

My wife and I drive in from Beaverdell/Carmi every morning and see the idiots driving Hwy. 33. Do we have to wait until one of those trucks lands on a young family before something is done? I have been driving for 47 years and drive according to road and vehicle conditions and yet these...

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