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Letters Feb 2017

Re: Syrian refugee poll

Feb 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The recent poll on whether Okanagan readers support a Trump style ban on Syrian refugees, like other Castanet polls, is not necessarily an accurate reflection...

We all have rights

Feb 24, 2017 / 2:55 pm

I am a proud Canadian and I am an immigrant. I came to Canada to seek a better life for myself and my family. Sure we have traditions that we have brought with...

For the record

Feb 24, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The letter to the editor below is in response to letters from residents about the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre public hearing correspondence: For the record...

Hate breeds hate

Feb 23, 2017 / 2:39 pm

I feel obligated to write this after seeing the Castanet poll on banning Syrian refugees and how there is a vast majority who support a Trump-style ban. If...

Canada's great reputation

Feb 23, 2017 / 2:35 pm

I was very disappointed to view the poll on Syrian refugees on Castanet this morning. Over 70% of the voters support a ‘Trump’ style ban on Syrian...

Exorbitant courier fees

Feb 23, 2017 / 2:21 pm

I, as do so many others, do a lot of online shopping these days. I try and buy most things from within Canada, but from time to time it's unavoidable...

Easy to support budget

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

It is very easy to support the BC Government’s 2017 budget, not only from what has been presented recently, but from the consistent and prudent record...

BC budget

Feb 22, 2017 / 2:48 pm

I'm very disappointed that there is no raise in income assistance rates in the new budget. It is impossible for people to live on $600/month. These low...

Out-of-bounds decision

Feb 22, 2017 / 11:30 am

Hopefully, the UBCO brains trust will take a mulligan over its out-of-bounds decision to cancel the varsity golf program. The university's move to scrap...

Immigration

Feb 22, 2017 / 11:14 am

What is so wrong with a country that wants to deport illegal and undocumented aliens? They are in the country illegally. The Allies in WW2 fought and died to...

Potholes

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:22 pm

I, amongst about 2 or more thousand people, drive to work in the dark morning and evening hours. This means no light to see road potholes. Add to this oncoming...

The law of crosswalks

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:17 pm

There appears to be some confusion with respect to the law of crosswalks as evidenced in 2 recent letters to the editor. Motorists have a duty, no matter what,...

Keep caretakers in parks

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:01 pm

On February 9th, the RDCO Board approved the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Management Plan. To their credit, this version of the plan responded to many public...

Very misleading article

Feb 21, 2017 / 1:57 pm

My fellow Trustees and I were dismayed to see a very misleading article about our school, the Kelowna Waldorf School, posted February 18th on your website by...

I moved here for a reason

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:25 am

I keep reading letters from people complaining about everything that one expects from living in a rural beautiful environment. Letters complain about noise...

Very much appreciated

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:18 am

Thank you to the kind person that inflated my rear driver’s side tire while I was parked in the Costco parking lot. I drove it to the tire store and they...

Family Day values

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:11 am

Out of curiosity, I checked to see which Nova Scotia consumer oriented institutions were open and which were closed on the Family Day holiday. Here's just...

List not accurate

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:08 am

One thing that makes me believe the fix was in for the approval of rezoning and a lease for Tourism Kelowna. After I made an enquiry to the city today, the...

4 Kilometers, $450,000,000

Feb 20, 2017 / 10:22 am

Just yesterday, a young girl in the lower mainland was sent home from the ER and died. Most likely because of an ”overcrowded ER.” Surely our...

Concerned by docks

Feb 17, 2017 / 5:01 pm

Is this really a priority? There are far more important public uses of provincial funding. I would argue that the BC Provincial regulations are already the...

Thanks to a very kind man

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:41 pm

I fell today when trying to navigate a sidewalk close to Capri Mall as I went home with my shopping. It can be tricky during snow season in this area but...

Traffic lights

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:39 pm

I have a question. Why, when a traffic light is out, is there no one there directing traffic? Barb Radd

Just for your information

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:38 pm

Re: Open letter to all drivers You might want to do a quick fact check of your make believe rules: (Motor Vehicle Act, RSBC, 1996, c. 318, s. 179(1)). Section...

Open letter to all drivers

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:50 pm

Just for your information: 1. Any intersection that does not have a traffic light is a pedestrian right of way. Whether there is a crosswalk or not, you are...

Always a silver lining

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:48 pm

In the spirit of the legendary Canadian storyteller Stuart Maclean, whom we learned has recently passed, I have a story to share that I hope will bring a smile...

Tourism building

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:39 pm

I thought I would write a quick letter to add to the other letters you must have received of people who believe it is not necessary to build a new tourism...

We are awake

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:27 pm

Re: Wake up and smell the roses No person is going to agree with every move that any particular politician makes, that’s the nature of the beast. At the...

Speech doesn't deliver

Feb 15, 2017 / 1:48 pm

Re: 'We'll pay you back' The pre-election throne speech delivered this week is the latest missed opportunity for the provincial government to stand...

Our Canadian anthem

Feb 15, 2017 / 1:26 pm

CBC had a Canada wide poll on whether the word “God” should be kept or removed from our anthem. They were totally amazed at the result of the poll....

Over population of deer

Feb 14, 2017 / 2:03 pm

My grand children came for a visit the other day and wanted to play in my backyard. I had to tell them no. The backyard was off limits because gramdpa cannot...

Refusing the flu vaccine

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:59 pm

It certainly is interesting to note that over 50% of those responding to the Castanet Poll on getting the annual flu shot say they “never” get one....

Thank you

Feb 14, 2017 / 11:48 am

You might've heard about the guy who almost left some of his grey matter on the ice at the curling rink Friday night. Well, that was me. Flat on my back,...

City has gone too far

Feb 14, 2017 / 11:44 am

The Amendments to the Municipal Act made in 1998 to allow Private /Public partnerships have allowed the City of Kelowna to go too far with respect to Tourism...

Re: This bud's not for you

Feb 14, 2017 / 11:41 am

I recognize the importance of police enforcement. But, focusing on a business that provides relief to many in pain, or suffering from a medical condition,...

Flu vaccine

Feb 10, 2017 / 2:34 pm

It is indeed interesting that over 50% of those responding to the Castanet Poll on getting the annual flu shot say they “never” get one. That could...

Thank you, KGH Ward 4B

Feb 10, 2017 / 2:31 pm

I would like to write a thank you, to the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital “Ward 4B”. My father, Doug Morden, passed away Feb 24, 2016. I...

Good in the world

Feb 9, 2017 / 2:06 pm

I would like to recognize one of the Blue Star Tours drivers, Brad. Brad was the driver on Feb 4, 2017, on the bus route from Big White to Rutland and Kelowna....

Wake up and smell the roses

Feb 9, 2017 / 1:50 pm

I am no Trump supporter, but he was properly elected President by the people of his country, and right now we as Canadians should respect that and be looking at...

Slow going

Feb 9, 2017 / 1:44 pm

Yes, it is winter and with that comes snow. Even if all of it at once is not what anyone expected this year. Maybe it's just me but has anyone else noticed...

ICBC windshield coverage

Feb 9, 2017 / 1:40 pm

So ICBC is going to cover windshield repairs. I suggest they talk to their friends in Ministry of Highways since they are the reason for most of the windshield...

No disrespect to Mary

Feb 9, 2017 / 1:22 pm

I have found what I consider to be the perfect analogy to the president of the United States. I compare him to Ted Knight from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Enough...

Re: Tainted water

Feb 9, 2017 / 11:52 am

Re: Tainted water: election issue It is important to note that there is extensive coordination occurring between several government ministries and Interior...

Corporate greed & bailouts

Feb 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

Five or six months ago Bombardier said they did not need Federal money; this week they got $372 million dollars in new Federal “loans”. Which is it...

Proportional ballot

Feb 8, 2017 / 3:35 pm

Open letter to our Members of Parliament: Millions of Canadians have responded to our Prime Minister’s commitment to put an end to our destructive,...

Policing

Feb 7, 2017 / 3:28 pm

It seems here in Kelowna, if we are told to not do something, the majority does it even more! Texting, speeding, talking on the phone while driving, not...

Snow removal trucks

Feb 7, 2017 / 3:26 pm

Just an observation. Flashing amber lights are to be activated when actually removing snow and/or de-icing. You can turn them off when driving from point A to...

Driveways blocked by snow

Feb 7, 2017 / 3:24 pm

How wrong some people are about eating-it-up! Their driveway’s entrance blocked by huge mountains of ice and snow from so-called snow removal crews. In...

Electoral reform

Feb 7, 2017 / 3:16 pm

An open letter to Minister Gould, Ministry of Democratic Institutions, on electoral reform: Minister Gould,let me try to make this subject easier to...

Is there no by-law?

Feb 6, 2017 / 3:25 pm

Another snowfall, another few hours shovelling. Can't complain about that as we live in Canada. The fact that I have to shovel from my driveway to the...

Blocking driveways

Feb 6, 2017 / 3:16 pm

I understand that the snow plowers work hard and they do their best to clean our streets. I appreciate it. They are doing the best they can. But I don't...

Butt deposit

Feb 3, 2017 / 7:06 pm

It's that lovely time of the year when the snow starts to melt, and a field of butts is visible. It's really a terrible sight, and as an ex-smoker, I...

What are you doing?

Feb 3, 2017 / 7:03 pm

An open letter to Christy Clark Dear Miss Clark, I am writing you in serious frustration, as I have emailed you before only to get a response that the issues I...

Low-cost loans inflationary?

Feb 3, 2017 / 4:19 pm

Open letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau Re: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/ePetitions/Responses/421/e-337/421-00858_FIN_E.pdf In your official response...

Woodland caribou

Feb 2, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Many of us who are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful province have had opportunities to travel or work in areas where wildlife roam freely across...

Kelowna churches grieve

Feb 2, 2017 / 11:44 am

As churches in the City of Kelowna, we wish to express our deepest sadness and condolences to those grieving the loss of loved ones and community members in...

Poverty is a business model?

Feb 1, 2017 / 3:16 pm

I started a small BC high-tech firm and was an integral part of its 30 year success. We were a non-union operation that paid livable wages and benefits to our...

It's not fair

Feb 1, 2017 / 3:11 pm

In response to Ethan Shaw's letter about high energy costs. I see you have nailed it when it comes to how we the public are being raped in exchange for...

No consideration given

Feb 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

Regarding City Council's vote to approve a tourist information centre on a prime waterfront location downtown. It is obvious this decision was made purely...

More money for child care

Feb 1, 2017 / 2:55 pm

As an early childhood educator I always get excited when I read headlines like Castanet.net’s “More money for child care” (Jan 27)…...

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