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Radon: Nursing Students' Perspective

Nov 20, 2014 / 11:17 am

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health. Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents. However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in...

Car and pedestrian safety

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

I am very concerned with the safety of my children and myself when walking them to and from school. We have to cross a very busy, very wide intersection to get to and from school. At least 2-3 times a week, we are almost run over by hasty drivers turning in front of us, driving directly behind us...

Kelowna a good place after all

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:13 am

I recently discontinued a safety deposit box and cleared out a lot of paperwork, mostly now useless. A few weeks later I got a call from my bank asking me to come down and pick up "an envelope". Upon retrieval I was stunned to see it was an old looking envelope labelled with an Edmonton...

Lockup not up to snuff

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:04 am

I read with great dismay the complaints levelled at our city lockup by Connie Sargent, a Victoria woman who was lodged there recently for apparently breaching conditions from a previous fraud conviction. Apparently we did not provide a toothbrush & the cleaning was not up to her liking. Her...

Surviving nurse gives thanks

Nov 14, 2014 / 1:43 pm

Dear Editor, A few weeks ago I was involved in a car accident that took the life of one of my very closest friends Erin, and completely changed my life. I would like to thank everyone who who gave not only money, but who also gave their prayers and best wishes for me through this...

Mayor's rant on Jumbo farce

Nov 14, 2014 / 6:32 am

Letter by Invermere Mayor, Gerry Taft When most of us think of a small town, we think of friendly neighbours and quiet streets - the type of place where you know almost everyone. I'm privileged to be elected as mayor of Invermere, which is pretty close to being a perfect small...

Media gas pass

Nov 12, 2014 / 8:36 pm

I cannot believe that the media, T.V., radio and print have not been up in arms about how the gas companies are taking the people in the Valley for a very expensive ride. I understand the gas company: it’s called GREED. The price of crude has dropped by 30%, the average price of a gallon...
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Strathcona or bust?

Nov 12, 2014 / 8:13 pm

I live with my wife and three year old on the T intersection of Abbot St. and Christleton Ave. – affording us a view of a few blocks of Abbot St. In the spring, the baby quail, attempting to follow mommy across the street, scatter in every direction when a car overtakes them. It is sad,...

Play on candidates

Nov 12, 2014 / 8:05 pm

Since I don't know the candidates in the election and they all spout the same platitudes without specifics, this is my take on the election. For mayor is the Shepherd Hardy enough to Row Miles? Will the Monk Stack up against the Red and Gray and all Donn in colours that are Given to...

Letters: God, dignity & death

Nov 9, 2014 / 8:48 am

I followed the last month or so of Brittany Maynard's life and I was saddened at her passing even though I knew that her life was going to end. I can't yet bring myself to watch her video. It's too soon for me. Once all was said and one, I was left with the feeling that this...

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

Nov 7, 2014 / 10:42 am

Remember if you don’t vote….then don’t complain. I have my suspicions about politicians at the best of times, but elections are their worst hour. There are now groups of these candidates that want you to vote for them as a club or group or whatever a gaggle of vote hawkers...

Dignified death

Nov 4, 2014 / 3:03 pm

Most of today I have thought about Brittany Maynard and her struggles and now her peace so I was looking on some of the face book pages set up , and again I am shocked and disgusted by some of the so called "religious" people and once again structured religion doesn't fail to make me...

No more poop

Nov 4, 2014 / 2:49 pm

Dear Okanagan Dog Owners, I have recently become a dog owner myself and have been walking around the neighborhoods' of Kelowna and area and am appalled to see the amount of bags of dog poop left on the ground. You have already spent the time to get the bag from your pocket, open it, grab the...

Saving memories

Nov 4, 2014 / 2:43 pm

A few weeks back, some friends from the US came for a visit. While we were doing the Wells Grey-Jasper-Banff loop, her camera stopped working. She wasn't tech enough to figure out what was wrong so I took a look at it and found that it had nearly 1000 pictures in it..some were from as far...

Letter to the editor: Pepsi scam

Nov 1, 2014 / 9:23 am

Here is a letter from one of our readers about a scam: I have been receiving emails for a couple of months now with regards to a company in California offering to pay me $500 a week for three months to have my vehicle wrapped for Diet Pepsi as a promo advertisement. I have gone along with...

Disabled Funding for Veterans

Oct 30, 2014 / 12:28 pm

Members of the Canadian Forces are trained to the highest standard and are ready to challenge any threats identified by the Government of Canada. Billions of dollars may be required for the ISIS mission! Is the Government of Canada prepared to use the existing Pension Act to support our...

Withering from Conservatives

Oct 30, 2014 / 12:21 pm

The provincial government tells us that for a married couple, $18,000.00 is 'sufficient' to live on per year. Even more severe and damaging the federal government, (Conservatives), have me 'withering' for at least three years for appeal to denial of CPP Disability benefits. As...

Bad gas . . . prices

Oct 30, 2014 / 12:16 pm

All the complaints about gas-gouging are totally legitimate. We are literally getting "hosed" at the pump. I drive a car that cannot use Ethanol blend gas, so I have to buy either Shell V-Power premium or Chevron 94 octane, which have no Ethanol. What I cannot understand is why in the...

'I am going to' candidates

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:02 am

Dear Editor. The biggest challenge facing voters in any election is to identify the candidates that are going to represent the whole community, not just pursue their own biases and pet issues. We should also be aware of candidates who will want to build monuments that will only serve to...

Affordable housing

Oct 20, 2014 / 12:51 pm

It's all good saying Kelowna needs more affordable housing for families, I agree 100%. What about those that don't need the 2-4 bedrooms, not a lot of affordable living for singles because not everyone makes $60,000 a year. Why not the tiny houses or even the container homes? Cheap,...



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