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Letters

Bike lanes better way to go

Feb 28, 2024 / 2:20 pm

Re. Bike path needs 'rethink' (Castanet, Feb. 27) Like many cyclists in Kelowna, I am an active user of both the Mission Creek Greenway and the Okanagan...

Nice to hear praise

Feb 28, 2024 / 11:56 am

Re. Paula Wieser's letter Happy with restoration work (Castanet, Feb. 27) It was so nice and refreshing that Paula Wieser took the time to write to Castanet...

Immigration opposition

Feb 28, 2024 / 11:22 am

I watched the evening (television) news recently where we were told millions of Canadians don’t have a family doctor. It sounds more like what we expect...

Electoral reform and recall

Feb 28, 2024 / 11:16 am

(I feel) our Charter of Rights and Freedoms is being quickly ignored and stripped from all Canadians, and our federal election will be upon us very soon, and...

More docs but long waits

Feb 28, 2024 / 6:00 am

Re. Family doctors in B.C. Recently, Castanet presented us new data (in a story about) the number of family doctors working in B.C. The article described how...

Against a pharmacare plan

Feb 27, 2024 / 10:18 am

Do people not understand all government promises have to be paid from somewhere and that somewhere is through taxation? People are struggling to make ends meet...

Driving tourists away

Feb 27, 2024 / 10:05 am

Re. Deeanna Dusyk’s letter STR rules won’t hurt tourism (Castanet, Feb 26) (The writer) missed the point about vacation rentals. Kelowna...

Happy with restoration work

Feb 27, 2024 / 9:55 am

We are bombarded with negative, tragic circumstances both near and far. I must share a completely positive and uplifting experience, having been evacuated...

Unfair airline funding

Feb 27, 2024 / 9:47 am

I read with interest the article explaining why discount airlines in Canada seem to have a difficult time making a go of it. The writer forgot one important...

Ashamed of city council

Feb 27, 2024 / 7:00 am

Do politicians, (Kelowna) City Hall and our great mayor and councillors all think we are stupid? Seriously, how can they brag about the lower income housing...

STR rules won't hurt tourism

Feb 26, 2024 / 3:55 pm

In my opinion, the short-term rental ban will have a positive impact on the tourism industry - for locals and businesses. While the primary focus of this bill...

STR 'crackdown' concern

Feb 26, 2024 / 3:21 pm

Open letter to B.C.’s Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon Re: Bill 35, the Short-term Rental Accommodations Act In May 2022, four members of my family purchased...

Fears 'drug zones' in city

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:39 pm

Re: Proposed closure of Parkway and Carmi Elementary School District 67 has proposed the closure of two long established Penticton elementary schools—...

Upset by new STR rules

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:19 pm

Re. Poll question: Do you think the province's ban on short-term rentals will hurt tourism in B.C.? (Castanet, Feb. 24) Absolutely, this will negatively...

Inclusive process needed

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:00 pm

I am writing to express my disappointment with the handling of the housing crisis, particularly regarding the upcoming regulations on short-term rentals. The...

Considers not filing taxes

Feb 26, 2024 / 11:48 am

Re. Suggests tax revolt (Castanet, Feb. 23) I read the letter (calling) for a tax revolt and I am in total agreement. Our provincial and federal governments...

Crane safety concerns

Feb 23, 2024 / 2:26 pm

I have followed the 2021 Kelowna crane collapse closely since it happened, and this letter will not speculate as to its causes. I have built highrise steel and...

Don't fear trans women

Feb 23, 2024 / 9:54 am

Walking into the woman’s restroom or change room is always a terrifying experience for me. Not because I may be harmed by a trans woman, but because I may...

STR ban leads to hotel hikes

Feb 23, 2024 / 9:27 am

Now that short-term rentals have been banned and the B.C. government is pandering to the hotel industry, take a minute to check out hotel rates in Vancouver on...

Suggest tax revolt

Feb 23, 2024 / 9:19 am

All governments—local, provincial and national—of all political stripes, just don’t, and won’t, get it. Stop taking all of our money and...

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