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Time for driving lessons

Aug 10, 2018 / 1:59 pm

After reading a letter about impatient drivers, I decided to write a few lines about it myself. I have been driving since I was 18 years old. I am 76 now, and...

Fireworks over fireworks

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:39 pm

My blood is boiling! I live in North Glenmore. At 9:15 p.m. Sunday, I heard booms outside our house. It was fireworks! Looked like they were set off from the...

Trail of broken promises

Aug 9, 2018 / 10:31 am

I have worked with a few Afghanistan veterans, one whom is missing a limb due to an IED. Ask them how the reopening of the veterans offices and...

Build dedicated busways

Aug 9, 2018 / 10:18 am

Pandosy-Lakeshore traffic has greatly increased over the past few years – along Harvey/Highway 97 even more. Kelowna's population is growing quickly,...

Kelowna needs transit cops

Aug 8, 2018 / 4:19 pm

Why do we not have BC Transit Police in Kelowna? On July 27, I rode the No. 97 bus from Banks Road to Richter Street in Kelowna. Upon boarding the bus, I...

Downtown 'promised land'

Aug 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Tom Dyas of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has shown how he cares for those less fortunate and in need in our community by requesting they be thrown out of...

Waste of police resources

Aug 8, 2018 / 3:56 pm

I am getting seriously tired of seeing local RCMP pick on motorists, specifically motorcyclists, just going about in traffic during this heat when we have a lot...

Safer, but no guarantee

Aug 8, 2018 / 3:43 pm

Re: A Safer Smoke I recently wrote to Imperial Tobacco about my suggestion of developing a cigarette that would not smoulder when discarded. They answered...

A gondola up Knox Mtn?

Aug 7, 2018 / 1:20 pm

I was walking up the road to the top of Knox Mountain recently (before it was closed to traffic), and was passed by about 40 cars and trucks heading the same...

Buy food or pay Hydro?

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:27 pm

I live with a chronic and degenerative disease and exist on a fixed income. With this heat wave and smoky air, I’ve had to keep my air conditioning on...

Ban booze, ban festivals

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:24 pm

Three years ago, Panama City Beach, “spring break party capitol of the world,” banned alcohol on the beach during spring break. That week, there...

Get out of way, or get wet

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:22 pm

I am so sick of seeing boaters with zero respect for firefighters. This happens every year, and nothing really gets done to resolve the issue. There is a very...

Yay for courteous drivers

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:18 pm

All too often, the dialogue between cyclist and vehicle drivers is one of hostility. As a driver and a cyclist, I see the debate from both sides. In either...

Insurance getting ridiculous

Aug 7, 2018 / 9:00 am

It is time for the government to step in and deal with insurance companies when it come to all these fires. Their process of denying coverage when there is a...

Trump haters 'deranged'

Aug 6, 2018 / 9:00 am

"Trump derangement syndrome" has gone to new heights. It’s breathtaking just how deeply it has taken over the minds of the gullible left. They...

Kudos for coming forward

Aug 5, 2018 / 9:00 am

I read the report that the Glenmore wildfire was accidentally set by two young males. I understand they came forward about their involvement and act of...

PR - everyone can win

Aug 4, 2018 / 9:00 am

Tom Neave really let it all out in his July 26 letter “Politics isn’t about fairness.” And, you know, I agree with that statement. Our...

Fires and climate change

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:53 am

I've followed Castanet's reporting on the Okanagan fires. You provide good information for the general public. Thank you! However, I am surprised that...

Casino workers speak

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:44 am

For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the...

Tough love from this writer

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:39 am

I was reading about the youths arrested after the arson fire at the Rutland Community Centre. What were these kids thinking, if anything at all? If they get...

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