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Citizens not cash cows

Feb 26, 2015 / 2:11 pm

I have to wonder where West Kelowna's council's brains were when they signed this deal. I have seen 4 firefighters take their fire truck to go shopping for groceries. I have seen 4 firefighters take their fire truck and go get coffee at Starbucks. I have spoken to business owners that have...

Trail doesn’t help Lake Country

Feb 26, 2015 / 2:06 pm

Re: Corridor must be saved It is not a measly 27 dollars, it is over 100 dollars when our roads, sewer, and water systems are poor. Not to mention the paying Kelowna back for that borrowed money. As a lake country tax payer from Carrs Landing, this trail would be of no assistance to us. It is...

Gasoline price gouging in Kelowna

Feb 23, 2015 / 2:23 pm

As the Crude Oil price continues to fall on the world markets, the gasoline service station’s cartel in the Kelowna area decide it’s time to increase the price of their gasoline. We recently saw the price charged by all stations in Kelowna and district jump from 99.9 cents a litre to...

It’s up to you in the end

Feb 23, 2015 / 1:22 pm

Re: Degrees vs Trades Mr.Boyd, I think you are very inaccurate in your assumption that degrees out weight trades. I think either is a great option period, you can never go wrong with education. What I do disagree with is your slander against the trades. I started my trade without any education...

BC Resident Hunters - Guardians of Our Most Precious Resource

Feb 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

I urge all BC residents to seek out and understand the real issues facing our great province and the privatization of our wildlife and the lands they live on. This is not the rant of a hunter, this is a plea to all those who care about our most precious resource to make a stand against the Liberal...

Just a thought on pot

Feb 12, 2015 / 2:27 pm

The federal government is running a 5 million dollar ad highlighting the risks weed can pose on young users, claiming that weed is on average 300 to 400 percent stronger than 30 years ago. They also say that pot smoking can alter the shape of the brain. Researchers at the university of Texas took...

Opportunities in trades

Feb 12, 2015 / 2:18 pm

Re: Degrees vs. Trades Building a career in any field is about finding opportunities, then building a skill set to meet demand. Mr. Boyd’s letter suggests that a degree is more valuable than a trade. My career in the skilled trades proves otherwise. With over one million job openings...

Child poverty track record

Feb 12, 2015 / 2:16 pm

Open Letter to Premier Clark and Minister Cadieux Re BC’s Track Record On Child Poverty First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition has written an open letter to BC’s Premier and Minister of Children and Family Development about their response to the Coalition’s 2014 BC...

Don't choose for me

Feb 10, 2015 / 3:17 pm

What right does the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition have to make the choice for me whether I want to live as a disabled person or not? How dare you make that choice for me. If you choose to see your loved ones suffer year after year... have at it. I have no right to take that choice away from you. ...

Kelowna getting “hosed”

Feb 10, 2015 / 3:11 pm

I was on the road yesterday, from Kelowna to Revelstoke, back to Sicamous and on to Kamloops, then back to Kelowna. Once again, Kelowna has the highest gas price at $1.05. Vernon is at $0.97, Kamloops at $99.9, and all other places are below one dollar. And, of course, all brands have the exact...

Pollution problem

Feb 10, 2015 / 3:03 pm

When is enough...enough? One of the most beautiful places in Canada that has a downtown core blanketed by a high degree of pollution every day. Not to mention the health related issues that could come from these sort of airborne pollutants. We are not in the 1940's and that mill needs to...

Degrees vs Trades

Feb 5, 2015 / 3:01 pm

As someone who is currently working as a tradesperson, I'd like to recommend to all parents and students who are discussing entering into a trade program, please don't. Please do yourself a favour now, and save yourself the grief. In the previous letter, Mr. Kiesewetter simply nails the...

What’s happened to sustainability?

Feb 5, 2015 / 2:49 pm

Re: Tuesday, 3 February Headline "Kelowna's Economy Looks Bright" I read Mr. Doug Gilchrist's comments with dismay when I he announced 'Building permits for single-family dwellings at 330 is also a record number since 2007. Positive trends on all fronts...

Time to fix 33

Feb 5, 2015 / 2:44 pm

Another tragic loss of life has hit Joe Rich with the death of a beautiful young lady well known in the community. How many more must die before the Ministry reacts?. The stretch of highway east of Heartland to the intersection of Goudie road has its fair share of fatalities over the years and as a...

Ortt Road Thanks

Feb 5, 2015 / 2:35 pm

From the stranger who knocked on my door (I wish I had your name), to the Kelowna Fire Department, to my new neighbour who brought hot chocolate and my friends who called (Bill and Karen) and who stopped by (Christa and Auntie Jan), thank you for every thing! A chimney fire is never a good thing...

Tobogganing safety

Feb 5, 2015 / 10:31 am

I read your article on the "freak" tobogganing accident in Edmonton earlier this week. Please do a story on the true dangers of this fun winter sport. People do not realize how dangerous it can be. Always wear a helmet! Always have a first aide kit! I am almost 60 years old, and have...

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...

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