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Letters

A vote for Basran

Oct 16, 2018 / 10:42 am

I’ve listened to several forums in which Mayor Colin Basran has spoken, and one thing strikes me. He is fiscally responsible, and I don’t get that...

Positivity wins the day

Oct 16, 2018 / 10:33 am

I never thought that what is happening down south in the political arena would creep up here into our city’s municipal elections. Recently, I came upon a...

A loose Cannan?

Oct 16, 2018 / 10:28 am

I am just a regular Kelowna citizen who has not yet familiarized myself with the candidates for the upcoming mayoral election. I don’t personally know any...

Way to go, Maxine!

Oct 16, 2018 / 10:26 am

Kudos to Maxine DeHart and all her helpers for the effort they have put in for the past 20 years, raising funds for the United Way with the drive-thru...

A problem with parking

Oct 16, 2018 / 10:20 am

Election time will reveal not the people of Kelowna’s choices, but the choices of those who actually go out to vote. It is a fact of life that we have in...

Beryl's vote is for Colin

Oct 15, 2018 / 3:13 pm

As a resident of Kelowna since 1969 (50 years next year), I have been involved with many groups and organizations, the Emergency Support Services of the...

Hoping for change

Oct 15, 2018 / 3:07 pm

After 29 years of living in Kelowna and reading all I can about this year's candidates for mayor and council, I have come to one overwhelming conclusion. It...

The facts on homelessness

Oct 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

It’s time to set the record straight on misconceptions being spread about homelessness that are diminishing efforts to address this critical issue in our...

Don't forget trustee vote

Oct 15, 2018 / 2:56 pm

Voting day is fast approaching, and I hope to encourage Okanagan residents to do their research and vote, not only for mayor and council, but school trustees as...

A cabal council?

Oct 15, 2018 / 2:54 pm

Having attended the all-candidates forum on Oct. 3, I am convinced there appears to be a bit of a cabal becoming evident in West Kelowna. There are rumours of...

Safety net, if needed

Oct 15, 2018 / 2:41 pm

None of the proportional representation systems on the referendum ballot will result in a loss of the important connection between the voter and their local...

No more blank cheques

Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00 am

On this year’s Lake Country ballot, residents will be asked to approve a $6.6 million loan to fund a new fire hall. Mayor Baker claims if approved the...

Disappointed with council

Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00 am

The current Kelowna city councillors will likely be unconcerned about their fate come election day. Usually, they retain their seats just because they have...

A challenge to voters

Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00 am

Democracy will fail and turn into an aristocracy or even a corporatocracy if the majority of voters do not show up to vote during elections. Peachland has the...

Council didn't waver

Oct 13, 2018 / 8:21 am

With the upcoming civic election, it is timely to remember the pivotal role played by Mayor Colin Basran, with the support of council, in advancing...

Governed by the courts?

Oct 13, 2018 / 8:19 am

The words “duty to consult and to accommodate” do not appear in the Constitution of 1982. Rather, Section 35 of our Constitution simply...

Tired of the same old

Oct 12, 2018 / 4:47 pm

I am so tired of Colin Basran and city council repeating their empty promises over and over again. Time to vote out that bunch. I have lived in Kelowna for...

Keep right except to pass

Oct 12, 2018 / 4:40 pm

Driving the highways in B.C., it is the law to keep right, let others pass. The law applies to all motorists on highways with two or more lanes of traffic...

Justice system laughable

Oct 12, 2018 / 4:36 pm

Does anybody else want to throw up after reading about Canada’s justice system, once again, failing someone? I was not born in Canada, and I’m...

Making democracy work

Oct 12, 2018 / 4:21 pm

Most voters have a down-to-earth idea of what democracy means: a government elected by a majority of voters. It is a disturbing fact that our present system,...

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