Build it, they will come

May 18, 2018 / 4:23 pm

I think it's wonderful that so many builders are building absolutely gorgeous apartments and condos in Penticton. They are to be commended. However, I have...


May 17, 2018 / 4:00 pm

The centre of my local “food store” has been renovated to sell alcoholic products. They offer free samples to passersby, even those struggling with...

Giving cycling a bad name

May 17, 2018 / 2:00 pm

I agree with the recent letter concerning people parking on bike paths. It's stupid to do so! However, I'm laughing over the photo chosen to accompany...

Sandbags - come n' get 'em

May 17, 2018 / 11:04 am

We have over 30 pallets of pre-filled sandbags available for anyone at 322 Totom Ave. in Kelowna. We will load with our forklift between 7 and 3:30 p.m., Monday...

Why is detour one way?

May 16, 2018 / 3:15 pm

I had the misfortune to have to travel to Big White this week. I timed my trip around the info on Castanet, which said the repair work on Highway 33 was between...

Campaign hijinks

May 16, 2018 / 2:31 pm

The federal elections watchdog ruled last week that Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr took illegal campaign contributions during the 2015 election in an attempt to unseat...

Keep your dogs on leash

May 16, 2018 / 2:27 pm

I read with horror the latest news on off-leash dog attacks in the Kelowna area. Responsible dog owners like myself are now fearful of walking anywhere with...

Thanks to VJH staff

May 16, 2018 / 2:24 pm

I am writing in appreciation of the exemplary job by pediatrician Dr. Percy and the nursing staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital while caring for our granddaughter...

Cyclists making own rules

May 15, 2018 / 11:08 am

So, really, do cyclists in the Okanagan make up their own rules? I always thought they were supposed to follow the same rules as vehicles. Like signalling a...

Water rates set to soar

May 15, 2018 / 11:02 am

It's too bad that with all the "extra" water running through the Okanagan the last couple of years, West Kelowna council hasn't figured out a...

Veterans on merry-go-round

May 15, 2018 / 10:52 am

A veteran who helped to establish better policies for us veterans was subsequently dismissed for his actions. After reading his article, paraphrased below, it...

Cyclists ignore the rules

May 14, 2018 / 12:47 pm

Maybe drivers will care more about parking in the bike lane when cyclists start caring more about following the rules of the road. Every day, I drive through...

Spending more, faster

May 14, 2018 / 12:44 pm

As if Justin Trudeau wasn’t already spending Canadian taxpayers’ hard-earned money fast enough, he now wants parliament to give him a $7 billion...

Bad drivers young and old

May 14, 2018 / 12:41 pm

Re: More insight on bad driving You missed a few things in your angry diatribe. First of all, let me tell you about your comment on the 90 year olds. These...

Living her dream

May 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

I thought it would be of great benefit to share my story, as I hope it may inspire kids in care and those who believe they cannot achieve their dream because of...

Wake up and smell roses

May 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

I'm ashamed of the politicians we have in Victoria, Edmonton, etc. – and mainly in Ottawa. Some of them are called "ministers" and even...

Enforce noise bylaws

May 12, 2018 / 9:00 am

Dear Mike Farnworth, Solicitor General for British Columbia: Summer is finally here, but as the days are getting longer and warmer, noise levels produced by an...

The rise of fake news

May 11, 2018 / 3:02 pm

Fake news can and does spread like wildfire on social media. Anybody can set up a Facebook or Twitter account for free, and propagate their particular brand of...

Mill pollution unacceptable

May 11, 2018 / 9:00 am

For several weeks, after 6 p.m., the Tolko sawmill in Kelowna's North End has been spewing out unacceptable levels of pollution. Given the high density of...

How to deal with flooding

May 10, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Okanagan Lake and all of its creeks and streams have always flooded. Dams have been built, but water levels continue to dramatically rise and fall. That...