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Barking dogs & dog control

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:26 pm

Did you know that in order for RDCO Dog Control to enforce a barking dog violation in the City of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, West Kelowna, Central Okanagan East and West, and to convict a barking dog owner, RDCO needs two different property owners to complain about the barking. RDCO Dog...

Re: Price of Gas

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:19 pm

Mr. von Dach does raise accurate points. But there are more points to consider as well. Governments of all levels love high prices. Using made-up numbers, let's say the price of a liter is $1.00. Let's say, and I know this is a lowball number by any measure, all taxes heaped on top are...

Kelowna gas, $1.34 a litre

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:16 pm

It continually amazes me, how, we in the Okanagan valley, are taken advantage of every day. Having just returned from a few weeks in Ontario where gas ranged from .92 per litre to 1.05 per litre. What I noticed there was the competition among all the different gas stations. Unlike the Okanagan...

Ashtrays in cars

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:08 pm

​Simply put, smoking in cars is a form of distracted driving, just as much as texting or cell phone use. What we really need in this province is legislation prohibiting smoking in any vehicle at any time. This can be very easily accomplished by amending the current distracted driving...

Liberal promise

Aug 25, 2015 / 1:26 pm

The promise by liberal leader Justin Trudeau on Monday to bring back the life long disability pension for disabled veterans and to bring back our VAC office is something I personally have been fighting government for since 2005/06 when all parties abolished this program for its disabled veterans....

Price of gas

Aug 25, 2015 / 1:10 pm

Jack Gilbert’s letter clearly shows that the general public does not know much or anything when it come to gas pricing. I have been in that business for more than 20 years total, starting in 1958 in Europe and ending in 1992 in Kelowna. Here are a few facts that I would like to get across....

Defensive driving

Aug 25, 2015 / 12:43 pm

To the driver of the black van I nearly ran into when you pulled out in front of me as you were exiting Parkinson Way onto Spall Road on Wednesday morning, you were totally wrong in doing so. I had just turned left off Enterprise Way onto Spall Road and was signalling to change into the outside...

Thanks to the guys at Fortis

Aug 18, 2015 / 11:09 am

I am one of the many Fortis customers here in Olalla who benefit from the hard and at times dangerous work that the guys from Fortis (Oliver office) perform. Electricity in our homes is ubiquitous and we don't realize it until its gone, now what... where are the candles. On this past...

Left powerless

Aug 18, 2015 / 11:03 am

I am a sixty-two year old man living on a limited income. I live in the riding represented by Premier Christy Clark and I am asking for assistance regarding the situation I face with FortisBC (electricity). I have taken the time to learn the issues regarding Smart Meters, otherwise called...

Water restrictions

Aug 18, 2015 / 10:55 am

I need to water my garden daily so I find the water restrictions are ridiculous, especially when I have a raised garden and plant pots. Trying to regulate water in two ways (water meters and to certain days) just pisses me off is all. Just because I don't have time to water when I am allotted...

Paying more at the pumps

Aug 18, 2015 / 10:51 am

The reason gas is higher in Kelowna than anywhere else is that the greedy station owners here inflate the price on us. If a guy in Vancouver ( with all those additional taxes) can make a living selling gas 10 cents cheaper than Kelowna, I am sure the business owners would do just fine here selling...

Demand a change

Aug 18, 2015 / 10:46 am

Penticton Taxpayers, thankfully the commercialization of your city parks has awakened many Citizens of Penticton. You elected these pro business Councillor’s and you must never make this mistake again, Residential Taxpayers have lost representation at the Council table. Residential...

Fortis responds

Aug 11, 2015 / 3:39 pm

Recently Castanet readers have raised concerns about their FortisBC energy bills. We understand that electricity costs are an important consideration in household budgets. We strive to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, and ensuring customers’...

Canada Post.. really?

Aug 11, 2015 / 3:35 pm

Thank-you for the wonderful survey you delivered to my house on Pandosy St. I have lived there since 1996. In 1996 I had home delivery. A few years later Canada Post took away home delivery because it was unsafe for letter carriers as there were no sidewalks. It was still safe enough for...

Poof! All gone for 45 cents!

Aug 11, 2015 / 3:31 pm

Those who deliberately cause forest and city fires by smoking or camp fires affect everyone. For about 45 cents, one cigarette or a non-compliant camper attitude you can lose your life, home and community. Taxpayers pay all associated costs. No value can be assigned to any fire’s...

Attentive motorist saves life

Aug 11, 2015 / 3:29 pm

To the motorist driving the older small SUV on Hayman Road in West Kelowna yesterday… Thank you. I was the motorcyclist driving south while you were driving north. As I approach a sharp unmarked bend in the road I realized that between the gravel and the heavy rain I wasn’t going to...

G.E.I.D. rip off

Aug 11, 2015 / 3:26 pm

I live in Solterra Ranch in north Glenmore and I have a few questions on how the GEID came up with a flat rate billing amount for everyone in this area? I understand that our water meters are not being used until 2016 to track individual consumption of water, but I want to know why I am being...

Water restrictions

Aug 6, 2015 / 6:23 pm

Odd/even days, is it enough? Do homeowners/businesses get fined? I see sprinklers on mid day heat for hours on end. How does this help, even if this is their day to water. Obviously they do not get fined as it is continual. I personally believe we use and waste too much water. This year in...

More re: Fortis billing

Aug 6, 2015 / 6:19 pm

I too live in a "condo" unit. Actually it's an apartment building that stratified roughly 5 or 6 years ago, so it's now classified as condos though the structure of the building itself is +30yr old apartment-style construction. When Fortis took over from Citrix to handle Kelowna...

RDCO bylaw enforcement

Aug 6, 2015 / 6:14 pm

I encourage everyone to call RDCO and ask why there is no bylaw enforcement on weekends in the RDCO, but there is bylaw enforcement on weekends in Lake Country ticketing the model airplane flying club for camping each day of the long weekend. We called RDCO about a bylaw infraction on Friday...

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