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Lake Country Rail Trail

Mar 30, 2015 / 11:43 am

In regards to the Rail Trail in Lake Country and the recently come to light claims to the land by the OKIB. I have no real issue with this claim to the land. It probably was their land and so probably should be theirs again. Now here’s the but... It seems that the proposed use for the...

In support of acquisition

Mar 30, 2015 / 11:40 am

I believe the acquisition of the CN rail corridor for the Lake Country Rail Trail is a critical component in making Lake Country a better place to live, work and play. The lifestyle offered by Lake Country combined with the vision of its leaders for the region to seek a balance between rural...

Long time resident opposed purchase

Mar 30, 2015 / 11:38 am

I have lived in Lake Country for 52 years and feel it is time for me to speak up about the upcoming referendum to borrow money to purchase the old CN railroad. I think I am like most Lake Country people who just want to know the true cost of this endeavour. Anybody who thinks it is only going to...

Not opposed to trail

Mar 30, 2015 / 11:35 am

I cannot understand the opposition to owning a 50-km recreational corridor along Wood and Kalamalka Lakes. They don't want the municipality to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the rail line right-of-way from CNR, to be covered by an average tax increase of $27 per household. Out of curiosity,...

Regarding Best Before Dates

Mar 27, 2015 / 7:00 am

Now I don't agree with tampering with Best Before dates on any type of packaging, however, when it says Best Before it does not mean the the product in the package is not consumable. There are ethical issues at play here, where I feel that changing dates on packages is unethical, I do not...

Lake Country Rail Trail

Mar 26, 2015 / 1:04 pm

Thirty-five years in Lake Country, how lucky is that? Including thirty on an orchard adjacent to Wood Lake, so my family has many times walked lakeside portions of the railway. It’s a precious place to be - serene, peaceful, beautiful. And now we have the chance to secure this lakefront...

What a waste

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:52 pm

I was at Costco last night to buy a roast chicken and the shelves were empty. I saw that the oven was full of chicken about ready to come out. There must have been 50 or so. I asked the girl how long I had to wait and she said that could not sell the chickens because they ran out of labels for...

Cigarette warning labels

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:48 pm

Get rid of cigarette warning labels that portray graphic images on them. It is unnecessary to use any other format than text warning labels on any products sold today. Do you see any pictures of diseased organs on liquor or wine bottles? Do you see any pictures of coroners, working hard in the...

Get the kids off the street

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:36 pm

Slow down children playing! I am sorry but I have twice been harassed by parents doing the speed limit on the road. Last I looked the speed limit was 50 unless other wise posted! These signs people put on the road, supplied by BCAA, or turtles with ‘slow kids playing’, purchased...

A perspective on taxation

Mar 24, 2015 / 3:04 pm

It is always a joy to read Dan’s reports from the House of Commons. The message delivered March 18 was no exception. I have to challenge Dan, though, on his presentation and use of percentages to demonstrate how the Harper government has weighted tax cuts to most benefit “low middle...

Degrees vs Trades

Mar 24, 2015 / 2:58 pm

I am writing in response to a letter written by Allen Boyd, regarding how trades is not a program that should be entered as everyone should be going towards a degree. I disagree with Mr. Boyd’s argument because every growing economy needs tradesmen. He says “Trades have always had a...

United response to Government's failure

Mar 23, 2015 / 12:01 pm

Our united response to the Government's failure to address our issue: The Friends of the Nicola Valley, now almost a 1,000 strong (and supported by a local petition of some 3,000) have been struggling hard for many months now to safeguard our local environment. Our visible protests along...

What if we don’t purchase the CN rail bed?

Mar 23, 2015 / 11:57 am

The referendum on the acquisition of the CN rail bed through Lake Country will decide the future of the corridor and also the future of Lake Country, particularly Oyama. Writers to your newspaper have provided a long list of the recreational, cultural, health, safety, environmental and economic...

Opinions on C51

Mar 23, 2015 / 11:51 am

Steven Harper will be the fear candidate in the upcoming election. Here’s an example: Bill C51 is ommibus anti-terrorist legislation made up of five different acts bundled together and labeled to promote fear and divide Canadians. This is yet another example of the divisive nature of...

Above and beyond

Mar 19, 2015 / 9:54 am

Every now and then we hear about someone in our community who goes up and above the call of duty. We are very fortunate to have met someone who did just that, albeit, in a very unfortunate way. Two weeks ago our cat, Stevie, was struck by a vehicle in the Glenrosa area. It was 6:00 pm and our...

Dog control lacking

Mar 19, 2015 / 9:49 am

RDCO is spending 1.5 million on dog control in this new budget, but there is no dog control whatsoever in my subdivision. In fact I have been listening to excessive and overnight barking for 6 years now. RDCO told me that my behaviour has to change before I get any dog control, because I got mad...

Bill C-51

Mar 19, 2015 / 8:59 am

Open letter to Ron Cannan: Hello Mr. Cannan, I would like you to know I am vary much against this bill going forward in its current form. It has a severe lack of oversight and privacy protection for Canadian's as a whole and stunning lack of respect for the constitution and the values...

New perspective needed

Mar 18, 2015 / 2:42 pm

The increase in Minimum Wage is needed! What isn't needed though is your 15 year old burger flipper making $15-18 because that's what the majority of people need to survive. I hate to say it but not all jobs are equal. We need to stop looking at the lowest line and start looking at this...

Minimum wage

Mar 16, 2015 / 3:27 pm

I just wanted to express my opinion about the minimum wage increase. First off I think it's a good thing. Small increases can be good for the economy and individuals (20 cents seems a little too small). However when I hear people talking about larger increases ($1+) and saying it's good...

Thank you Nutrilawn

Mar 16, 2015 / 3:20 pm

My name is Lenka. I am a stay at home mom with two girls. One is 4 and the other 5. Recently, Nutrilawn was in our neighbourhood and accidentally ran over my daughter's bicycle. After leaving a message with the company, the owner contacted me personally. Her name is Kim, but I might be wrong....

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