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Letters

Open Letter To Premier Campbell

Oct 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

On the evening of Thursday October 13, I watched the Global 5:00 evening news with great anticipation of hearing your message from Toronto, in hopes that you...

Get Back To Basic Education

Oct 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

There seems that a majority of people are only drawing one line. That is between the Government and the Teachers. We hold the Government 100% accountable, but...

Democratic Society

Oct 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

I for one am behind the teachers 100%. What the Campbell government has done by forcing legislation is nothing short of dictatorial. This is not how a...

Individual Help For Children

Oct 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

I am the mother of 3 children and for the last 20 years I have had my children enrolled in a public school so although I hold no master degrees I do think I...

Political Cartoon: Tyranny

Oct 18, 2005 / 5:51 pm

Rather than use words to convene her thoughts, Elizabeth Allardice, an Art teacher at WL Seaton Secondary in Vernon, has created a series of political cartoons....

Premier Makes Statement On Teachers"" Strike

Oct 18, 2005 / 10:27 am

To the editor: The law is the very foundation of a civil society. The courts are our highest authority. The fundamental task of any government is to stand...

Given Up On Public System

Oct 18, 2005 / 8:44 am

This week I registered my children in private school. Not only am I disappointed in myself, I am disappointed in the ones who brought me here. I was an...

Ugly Picket Line Incident

Oct 18, 2005 / 8:43 am

I feel compelled to write this letter after watching Monday""s evening news. Tonight I watched, stunned and disgusted, as an out of control man (who also...

Liberals Dictator-like Conduct

Oct 18, 2005 / 8:40 am

International law is a minimum standard designed to protect citizens in those countries that would and do disregard the rights and freedoms of their...

Questions For The Teachers

Oct 18, 2005 / 5:30 am

I have a few questions for the teachers. 1. Have you ever needed to use the food bank? If the answer is no, then you do not NEED a raise, and are not justified...

Where""s My Right To Education?

Oct 18, 2005 / 5:30 am

Being a teacher requires them to teach, to set an example, to inspire, and to encourage. As a student in my graduating year and a future teacher, I can""t help...

Trust In Teachers Shaken

Oct 18, 2005 / 5:30 am

The teacher""s strike is Union politics only and no help to the students! As grad students fear not to fulfill their graduation requirements the Teacher""s...

Alternative Approval Process Reduces Democracy

Oct 17, 2005 / 8:36 am

Castanet headline of "Westbank Residents Vote On School Purchase" on Sunday, October 16 is dramatically misleading. The government has reduced the democratic...

Make Your Vote Count

Oct 17, 2005 / 8:25 am

This letter is to the people of Kelowna: Here is your opportunity to make a difference once again. You read all the letters to the editor, you see the...

Practice Love

Oct 17, 2005 / 8:25 am

Day after day, I review Castanet""s website for valuable local and province wide news. From time to time, I also review the "letters" section of the website,...

Why Not Shut Everything Down?

Oct 17, 2005 / 6:30 am

Now the rest of CUPE is planning on a protest against the government? Why not the whole damn province go on strike? Let""s shut it all down to satisfy a few....

You Are Not Striking For Students

Oct 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

I am currently a grade 10 student in Winfield, and my message to the teachers is get back to work. I try as hard as I can each day to do my best in school and...

Supporting Teachers Not Education

Oct 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

While I believe it’s generally inaccurate to describe much of what goes on inside public schools as “education” per se, and while I have serious...

Liberals Breaking International Law

Oct 16, 2005 / 9:29 am

I would like to take a moment and weigh in on the teacher""s strike. To those that cry, "It is illegal, quit breaking the law", I would like you to consider a...

Bleak Sustainable Future

Oct 16, 2005 / 9:24 am

How amazing that the people driving the expansion of our community have no idea what sustainable urban development is really all about. First off, it does not...

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