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Fee for Penticton bike lanes?

Dec 2, 2022 / 2:38 pm

Well, here we go raising the utility fee in Penticton. Remember the fund the former city council raided to build the bike lanes that are never used? Remember...

What about garbage liners?

Dec 2, 2022 / 2:07 pm

I have read recently that plastic grocery bags will soon become extinct. Could someone smarter than me please explain how purchasing "single use"...

Not on verge of extinction

Dec 2, 2022 / 11:46 am

Re. Blaine Fode's letter Why are birth rates down? (Castanet, Dec. 2) Expressing concern for the drop in birth rates, a letter writer asked "Why...

Why are birth rates down?

Dec 2, 2022 / 9:15 am

Following recent data out of Europe showing a steep decline (avg. 10%) in birth rates, I decided to find out how we are faring (provincially). Using B.C....

PM made wrong decision

Dec 1, 2022 / 3:09 pm

(Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau said last week he is "serene" that he made the right decision to invoke the Emergencies Act. Of course he is serene...

Where's $10/day childcare?

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:08 pm

B.C. implemented $10-a-day child care in 2018 across the province. Four years later, and in spite of "best efforts", only 5% of the spaces in the...

Immigration 'gaslighting'?

Nov 30, 2022 / 2:35 pm

“Gaslighting” has been chosen as (dictionary producer) Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, and is defined as : "the act or practice of...

Government wants guns

Nov 30, 2022 / 1:52 pm

(Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau’s obsession with getting all those guns has become irrational. While our prime minister is fast-tracking the regulatory...

Stop 'catch and release'

Nov 30, 2022 / 10:42 am

Re. Will more officers help? (Castanet, Nov. 30) In my opinion, the problem isn’t because perpetrators are not arrested, it is because of the unbelievable...

Repeal 'tied house' rules

Nov 30, 2022 / 10:29 am

Time to abolish the ‘tied house’ rules Would it be the end of the world if one of B.C.’s big restaurant chains acquired, or invested in, a...

Alberta act a 'joke'

Nov 30, 2022 / 10:10 am

(Alberta Premier) Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty with a united Canada Act is a joke. You cannot have sovereignty if Alberta is still part of Canada. Quebec...

Don't talk about countries

Nov 30, 2022 / 10:00 am

Thank goodness Canada has at last decided to develop an Indo-Pacific policy. Better late than never and let us all pray our photo-op loving prime minister is...

PM's support questioned

Nov 30, 2022 / 9:46 am

So, (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau backs Chinese protesters but invoked the Emergencies Act to “put down” Canadian protesters. Is there something...

All needed in trades

Nov 29, 2022 / 10:00 am

Re: Women in trades at O.C. (Castanet, Nov. 28) As a retired tradesperson, it’s wonderful to see more women continuing to enter the trades and I’m...

Liberal 'fear mongering'

Nov 29, 2022 / 9:45 am

Re. Gun ban 'fear mongering' (Castanet, Nov. 28) It’s unbelievable the gall of Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s accusations that...

Vows to talk to homeless

Nov 29, 2022 / 9:29 am

Re. Mark Levey's letter No time for apps (Castanet, Nov. 28) I would like to recognize and emphasize Mark Levey’s letter regarding the homeless, as a...

CPR can save lives

Nov 28, 2022 / 1:38 pm

Re. 'Stupid' response time (Castanet, Nov. 26) In response the owner of the hair salon who claims her customer will have a brain injury due to the poor...

Bad road design and drivers

Nov 28, 2022 / 1:34 pm

It's easy to see why the intersections along Harvey Avenue (in Kelowna) are do dangerous. There are too many impatient drivers running lights and no...

Black Friday shopping

Nov 28, 2022 / 1:17 pm

Re. Manon Mulder's letter Laments Christmas excess (Castanet, Nov. 25) During the First and Second World Wars, Christmas was celebrated by the Allied...

Dump the coach

Nov 28, 2022 / 12:45 pm

I have played soccer in Scotland and coached in B.C. and have and attended many soccer clinicsI can tell you, without any reservations, Canada was not prepared...

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