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Letters

Says spec tax didn't work

Feb 21, 2024 / 10:52 am

I am a proponent of short-term rentals and believe the provincial government has unfairly treated those who own them. I have rented them before, and found them...

Against high-rises downtown

Feb 21, 2024 / 10:03 am

Re. Don Henderson’s letter Unhappy with city direction (Castanet, Feb. 20) I agree with Don Henderson, (Kelowna) has lost its way and is becoming uglier...

Questions city revenue use

Feb 21, 2024 / 9:28 am

A financial decision by the West Kelowna city council has allowed city staff to use utility property sales funds for their works yard project. However, this has...

Homeless 'Shangri-La'

Feb 20, 2024 / 1:07 pm

If somehow the powers to be in Victoria, at Kelowna City Hall and city residents don't realize the Pandora’s box they have opened with the tiny home...

Unhappy with city direction

Feb 20, 2024 / 10:16 am

Sports enterprises will say they want to take the organization in a different direction when they decide to get rid of management. Well, I believe it is time we...

Agrees with moving office

Feb 20, 2024 / 10:01 am

Re. Victoria Richardson's letter Wants welfare office moved (Castanet, Feb. 16) I absolutely agree with the letter that the Kelowna welfare office should be...

Questions housing location

Feb 20, 2024 / 9:56 am

I recently attended the community outreach meeting about Trailside in Rutland. I found the information provided interesting. Several presenters and other...

Innocent until proven guilty

Feb 20, 2024 / 9:35 am

The recent story on Castanet regarding the wall of fame at Prospera Place (in Kelowna) highlights the problem we have as a society when it comes to how we view...

He supports Ukraine

Feb 17, 2024 / 6:00 am

Re. Ricky Daytona's letter Remember the Donbas too (Castanet, Feb 15) If I remember rightly, when Russia allowed a more open emigration policy, many of its...

STRs help students

Feb 16, 2024 / 1:35 pm

While I agree the province and the city should do more to meet the need for stable, affordable housing, forcing property owners to only rent (ou their...

High level of care at KGH

Feb 16, 2024 / 12:35 pm

Hats off to staff at the Kelowna General Hospital I wish to publicly express my profound gratitude for the outstanding medical care and support I received...

Wants welfare office moved

Feb 16, 2024 / 9:41 am

The rise in crime has dragged (the) Rutland (neighbourhood of Kelowna) down and the city and province are both to blame. Moving the welfare office to Rutland...

History not on Russia's side

Feb 16, 2024 / 9:35 am

Re. Ricky Daytona’s letter Remember the Donbas too (Castanet, Feb 15) I am confused by Mr. Daytona's memory regarding the Donbas (region of Ukraine)....

Remember the Donbas too

Feb 15, 2024 / 9:56 am

Re. A. Mullins letter Don't forget Ukraine (Castanet, Feb. 14) (The writer) asks us not to forget Ukraine. I also like my quiet and safe life in Canada, and...

High rents are a concern

Feb 15, 2024 / 9:47 am

As a concerned citizen, I am writing to draw attention to a critical issue that affects our communities—high rents driving the housing crisis. While...

Change room woman writes

Feb 15, 2024 / 9:35 am

Re. Anne Gunion letter Gender rules concern (Castanet, Feb. 8) Anne Gunion recently submitted a letter to Castanet about a man changing in the women's...

Go back to old varietals?

Feb 14, 2024 / 11:21 am

The federal and provincial governments paid growers in the 1980s to pull out their grape vines. It has only been 35 or so years since the new varietals have...

Don't forget Ukraine

Feb 14, 2024 / 11:12 am

It's almost two years since Russia invaded Ukraine and it's understandable Canadians might forget, or not care, about the plight of the Ukrainians. But...

Spend on aid, not climate

Feb 14, 2024 / 10:41 am

Re. T. Hurst’s letter Help Canadians first (Castanet, Feb. 13) (The writer) says Canadians should look out for each other first. The letter doesn't...

Grape growers get 'perks'

Feb 14, 2024 / 10:31 am

Re: Kim Steeves letter Opposed to help for grape growers (Castanet, Feb. 12) I agree whole-heartedly with the excellent letter. Enough is enough with the over...

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