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Letters Jun 2017

Lost dog

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:11 pm

‘Oakley’ went missing at Silver Star Mt. on June 25th, around 4pm. She will be nervous and skittish. If you see her, please contact Colin at...

Not your typical tour

Jun 26, 2017 / 10:56 am

I went on a very different kind of tour yesterday. I learned about it through Tourism Kelowna. It's a historical walking tour in downtown Kelowna. Extremely...

Father's Day car show

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:31 pm

I believe this year’s lake flooding has actually helped the Boyd’s Auto Body Father’s day car show. As much as I like City Park, this event...

Lakeshore beach walk

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:34 pm

We live on the water and have a few comments about why we wish we had more fences on the foreshore. We have people walking in from Gyro beach to use our...

Cat bylaw needed

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:39 am

When I went out to water my flowers this morning, that are in my flower planter at the top of my front steps by the front door, my flowers were torn apart and...

Westside commuter hell

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:28 am

I have lived on the Westside of the bridge since 1986. Since this time I have been in long lineups time and time again due to road and bridge construction....

B.C. politics

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:26 am

Christie's arrogance, as well as her Cabinet, has finally caught up to her. She's confrontational right to the end. You can sure see why the Green's...

Kudos to SOSLIP and SOICS

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:35 am

Recently, June 15, 2017, I attended a one day conference at Okanagan College in Penticton, which brought local employers and immigrant newcomers together. It...

Unions & laundries last shift

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:09 pm

Very sad for those who now find themselves unemployed. However, This is what happens to well paid jobs when unions continue to pressure for unrealistic higher...

Stop the textademic

Jun 15, 2017 / 3:01 pm

This morning on my way to work I was almost side swiped by a distracted driver; the only saving grace was today I was in my car instead of my normal...

West Kelowna to spend big

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:57 pm

So, West Kelowna has awakened to the new world. They want to make Rose Valley (Bear Creek) water into nice clear water. They have asked for bids to operate the...

Tourist centre

Jun 15, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Letters to the editor, polls, public discussions, on and on, all voicing displeasure with the planned Tourist Centre. This only goes to show how Kelowna’s...

Here we go again

Jun 14, 2017 / 11:13 am

NDP in, taxes up, nothing new, however faster then ever before. And what gets me is the same all over again – Fuel price increases and Carbon taxes. Are...

Abused chickens

Jun 14, 2017 / 11:10 am

The employees who have abused the chickens should not just get away with being fired from their jobs. They are obviously mentally ill with sadistic tendencies...

CEOs cannot be trusted

Jun 14, 2017 / 11:07 am

Kudos to Dan Albas the MP representing Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola for asking the right questions during a parliamentary committee examining allegations of...

Supply and demand

Jun 14, 2017 / 11:04 am

Re: Affordable rental accommodation The media usually points the finger at the government for not providing affordable rental accommodation. blah blah blah....

Visitor centre support

Jun 12, 2017 / 11:15 am

I support the new visitor centre and believe it will be a project that will benefit residents and visitors. I have lived in Kelowna since 1980 and worked in air...

Water

Jun 12, 2017 / 11:12 am

There have been some very good letters to Castanet recently which have highlighted failures by our city government. On May 30 Brad Airey wrote a letter...

Ferry sailings

Jun 12, 2017 / 11:05 am

Ferry sailings are absolutely wrong in case you were wondering. First off, a tip of my hat to the people who operate the ferries. Very tough job. But I left...

Tourism centre fiasco

Jun 12, 2017 / 10:59 am

It keeps getting better, but not for the taxpayer or the tourist! The more one educates themselves on the workings between Tourism Kelowna and the City of...

Logging trucks and ATVs

Jun 12, 2017 / 10:44 am

As a long time Kelowna resident before moving to Christina Lake, I can remember seeing trains on the KVR, and messing around the trestles long before the trail...

The new war monger?

Jun 12, 2017 / 9:50 am

Will $62 billion spent on military up grade make Canada the “new War Monger?” Are we talking “defence of Canada” or are we talking...

Waterfront properties

Jun 8, 2017 / 2:06 pm

For about a month now, I have been watching sandbags being delivered to lakefront properties on Abbott Street, just south of Kinsmen Park. It has become an...

Regarding 'Rentals too high'

Jun 8, 2017 / 2:01 pm

As I read the letter regarding Rentals too high in the Okanagan, I felt very angry that the writer called out landlords as greedy, and suggested that all...

Tourist information office

Jun 8, 2017 / 11:56 am

Re: Submission in response to Application for Development Permit 16-0275 and Development Variance Permit 16-0276 With regard to the application for Development...

Out of sight, out of mind?

Jun 7, 2017 / 1:31 pm

The other day, we rode our bikes along the old rail road behind Marshall’s old feed lot. We managed to cross Mill Creek where the old feed lot used to be...

Shoreline "fresh start"

Jun 7, 2017 / 1:25 pm

Okanagan Lake is at an all-time high, and Kelowna's waterfront is getting battered as a result. Unfortunately, there will be lots of very expensive...

Giving up is not the answer

Jun 7, 2017 / 1:21 pm

Can someone please explain to me how a business can be attacked eight times in two years and nobody is caught? After the first incident, I would put in...

No vision - no leadership

Jun 6, 2017 / 3:08 pm

City Hall is at a critical time in its evolution and we, the citizens – and our beautiful city – are caught in its lack of foresight and refusal to...

Shaming illegal dumpers

Jun 6, 2017 / 3:03 pm

Whenever I read a article about illegal dumping I get very upset. Who does this kind of thing? Old mattresses, tires, disposable diapers, rotting food, broken...

Do the right thing

Jun 6, 2017 / 2:48 pm

On Friday, I had the misfortune to have someone do a hit and run to the front end of my car (a blue Honda) in the Prospera parking lot where I park. They did...

Lyme disease

Jun 6, 2017 / 2:46 pm

I'm a local woman, a stay at home mama, and a newly diagnosed Lyme fighter. After years of struggling with chronic health issues I have found my answer -...

Rentals too high

Jun 6, 2017 / 2:32 pm

High rent in the Okanagan is getting ridiculous, there is no need for it. People are constantly complaining about how there are tent cities popping up...

War Amps Key Tags

Jun 6, 2017 / 1:34 pm

Most of us don’t realize how valuable our car keys are until we lose them. With remote starters and built-in unlock systems, keys are not as simple or...

Inadequate preparation

Jun 5, 2017 / 3:25 pm

I have been dismayed to watch the flood preparation which has been occurring in the Okanagan over the last month. Sandbag dyke construction has been a 'bit...

Transit not reliable

Jun 5, 2017 / 3:20 pm

This is a communication about our Kelowna public transit system. I have been a public transportation user off and on for many years now. I had started petition...

A linear lake parkway

Jun 5, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The shoreline of the lake up to the (normal) high-water mark , which typically is the entire beach area, is owned by the Province. Not the City of Kelowna and...

Poorly organized

Jun 5, 2017 / 2:53 pm

Hooray for O'Keefe Ranch and their celebrations. I recognize it is a huge piece of history. After reading the last minute news article on Castanet, I feel...

Didn't see flood coming?

Jun 5, 2017 / 2:48 pm

Re: Didn't see flood coming Not sure where he is getting his figures from - but the snow pack was (is) definitely not low!! This is the highest snow pack on...

Electoral reform

Jun 2, 2017 / 5:08 pm

Mr Stephen Fuhr, I've read your statement on your decision not to support the recommendations of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform:...

The Laneway Project

Jun 2, 2017 / 4:34 pm

On a December evening in 2011, two local landscape architects met for a beverage after presenting at a Petchakucha event at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The theme...

Cost to cancel Site C Dam

Jun 2, 2017 / 4:30 pm

If the Site C Dam project is cancelled there are significant costs to the province of BC. To date, over 4 billion dollars has been invested. Cancelling this...

Floodplain disaster

Jun 2, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Don't blame the dam control in Penticton for the flood. Blame the City Councils and Planning Departments that give approval for the construction of homes in...

A big thank you

Jun 2, 2017 / 2:24 pm

On May 31st there was a serious car accident on the corner of Commonwealth Rd and Hwy 97. During the accident a telephone pole was hit and knocked down with an...

It might make a difference

Jun 1, 2017 / 2:50 pm

Just a thought, perhaps if the water meters on our properties were suspended for a few weeks and we were asked to then water as much as we can –...

The time has come

Jun 1, 2017 / 2:47 pm

I know the decision made between an overflowing river being more dangerous than a flooding lake was smart, but the time has come. I understand their rational,...

Proportional Representation

Jun 1, 2017 / 2:45 pm

It was disappointing to read Lindsay Thachuk’s letter ‘Beware proportional voting’. The fact of the matter is - they do not use Proportional...

My dog would walk away

Jun 1, 2017 / 2:42 pm

I'd like to make a complaint of a few things in the month in a half that my mom was in the Kelowna General Hospital. When she arrived on a late Friday...

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