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Letters Jul 2017

Need to be good neighbours

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:37 am

We welcome all visitors, but as everyone is aware, the danger of wildfires is extremely high, and we must all exercise extreme caution in outdoor activities. ...

Time to take action

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:32 am

I am fed up like so many others. It's time we seriously take things into our own hands with 'texting while driving' and cigarettes being thrown from...

NDP to take power?

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:29 am

From what I seen from the poll count, the NDP didn't get many votes this time around. So how is it they are taking power when they didn't get that many...

Housing crisis

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:25 am

In light of the hundreds of people who are now homeless due to fire evacuations or the loss of their homes, I do believe the housing crisis in the Okanagan...

World not a garbage dump

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:11 am

City of Kelowna priorities? We are a tourist town/city, thriving on tourist dollars. But! or Butt! The amount of cigarette butts on the streets, sidewalks,...

Where is the Mars?

Jul 19, 2017 / 9:15 am

So the big question on my mind while the province is going up in flames is, where is the Martin Mars? I am aware that a few years ago that Forestry did not...

Communication

Jul 13, 2017 / 2:47 pm

Communication. The word seems easy. The concept seems simple. Yet, this seems to be one of the largest challenges Kelowna faces. A few weeks ago, I attended a...

Get on with summer?

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:21 pm

It was interesting to read what Coun. Sieben had to say today about the lake activity. He points out that, "The no-wake thing is key," said Sieben,...

Construction fires

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:17 pm

The recent huge, catastrophic fire at the condo construction site near Kelowna's Mission Creek can be a valuable warning, or we can choose to ignore it. My...

A job for professionals

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:15 pm

I spent 34 years in the military and was never trained beyond how to use a fire extinguisher and connect a hose to the hydrant. This job of fighting fires is...

Airbnb in Kelowna

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:49 pm

I am a Kelowna resident and Airbnb host. I saw the article posted on Castanet about Airbnb being illegal and that the city may be issuing licensing fees to host...

The military and forest fires

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:42 pm

I may be ignorant, but I do not understand why our tax funded military is not sent out to our "State of Emergency" forest fires. - These people are...

Campfire ban

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:14 pm

A number of us were on the Kettle Valley rail bed just north of Chute Lake on Saturday. We drove by a campsite that was littered with beer cans, bottle, and...

Potential for major disaster

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:01 pm

Hello Mayor and Council, The fire that took place July 8th should confirm that the proposed development of high rise towers for this area is definitely a...

I hate the metric system

Jul 10, 2017 / 2:57 pm

It might be great for the government and scientists, but for everyday ordinary Canadians it still stinks. We don't weigh ourselves in kilograms or measure...

Carbon taxes

Jul 10, 2017 / 2:56 pm

The weather is hot, BC is burning, fire risk is extreme. Hmmm. Looks like carbon taxes don't work after all. Del Rokosh

Credit union "banking"?

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:34 pm

What are they thinking of next? Well, the longer I live, the more I compare the world with my first taste of school, kindergarten! What this looks to me is...

The people vs the politicians

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:27 pm

By giving the PeachTree development in Peachland another green light, we have entered yet another phase in the evolution of the Wild West – the People...

Khadr fiasco

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:23 pm

The powers that be (for now) need to open their eyes and use their listening ears. The Omar Khadr 10.5 million dollar debacle has outraged many, many more...

Khadr misconceptions

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:19 pm

I’d like to take an opportunity to address some of the misconceptions and misinformation surrounding the case of Omar Khadr. The first, and most important...

Taxes on taxes

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

Since moving to BC quite a few years ago, I have been more or less fuming over the taxes one has to pay for a used vehicle that was privately sold and bought by...

Bears need immediate help

Jul 5, 2017 / 3:53 pm

Open letter to Premier-designate John Horgan: Though your tenure as Premier for British Columbia is yet to formally begin, a pressing issue that is influencing...

No closer to a resolution

Jul 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

Last month our home was broken into while we were sleeping. My purse was stolen and my car. The morning it happened, we had given the RCMP addresses and times...

An unjust settlement

Jul 5, 2017 / 2:01 pm

Dear Mr. Fuhr, How very kind and liberal of you to give the terrorist family Khadr $10,500,000 of the Canadian taxpayer’s funds! This is a family that...

Drug crisis strategy

Jul 5, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Why are we giving drug addicts a safe place to use them? And why do we give money, welfare, to them knowing they will just use it to buy drugs? Because it's...

Peachland watershed

Jul 5, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Peachland has a watershed problem, as does Naramata, Salmon Arm and Cherryville and other Okanagan communities. A combined lack of political will and poor water...

Hazardous left hand turn

Jul 4, 2017 / 3:29 pm

I am concerned about the left hand turn off Highway 97S on Drought Hill in Peachland, turning on to Drought Road. The turn is on the downhill, around the first...

Totally disgusting

Jul 4, 2017 / 3:02 pm

A self confessed terrorist, who killed an American medic by blowing him up with a hand grenade, is being rewarded for this cowardly attack by our hard to...

$10.5M to Omar Khadr

Jul 4, 2017 / 2:56 pm

$10.5 million to Omar Khadr? I am speechless reading this news, or knowing how to respond? God Help us. What is happening to our country and the world? Wilma...

Priorities are all messed up

Jul 4, 2017 / 2:50 pm

Cats, dogs, chickens, raccoons, squirrels, deer and geese. I have an idea. Let's license them all. Three strikes and they are gone for good. Licensing seems...

A core Canadian value?

Jul 4, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Canada is 150 years old this year. It was on July 1st, 1867 that the first British North America Act was signed creating the Dominion of Canada (it wasn’t...

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