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Letters

Penticton mandates in place

Dec 8, 2022 / 10:03 am

It may be surprising to some but the City of Penticton still has a vaccination mandate in place for employees and new hires. It appears the city is still...

Intersection needs camera

Dec 8, 2022 / 9:59 am

What a surprise, the corner of Sexsmith and Highway 97 (in Kelowna) has the highest crash rate in the city. That corner has, I believe, the shortest left turn...

Bogner's decision wrong

Dec 8, 2022 / 9:52 am

Penticton cit council just approved a variance at 302 Eckhardt Avenue West, known in more recent years as Bogners. The house was built in 1915 (not 1930 as...

Drop two-tier BC Hydro rate

Dec 7, 2022 / 12:13 pm

Re. FortisBC receives approval to raise rates in New Year (Castanet, Dec. 7) We have been paying a "two tier" rate for our BC Hydro electricity use...

Pets loved by all

Dec 7, 2022 / 11:55 am

Re. Bonnie Snyders’ letter Don’t forget food for pets (Castanet, Dec. 6) Ma'am, you do a great disservice to the clients of the local food...

Upset by federal spending

Dec 7, 2022 / 11:46 am

Re. Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general (Castanet, Dec. 6) The latest announcement on federal money wasting...

Shocked by girl's death

Dec 7, 2022 / 11:27 am

Re. Flu, strep claim girl's life (Castanet, Dec 6) How could this happen in our hospitals? The story of Ayla Loseth dying at the age of 9 is so tragic. My...

Bike fee 'not logical'

Dec 7, 2022 / 10:53 am

Re. Brian Kettle’s letter Bike licence fee needed (Castanet, Dec. 5) It's not surprising to see the claim of licensing bicycles "like they have...

Dismayed at development

Dec 6, 2022 / 11:47 am

It was with deep dismay that I read about the current proposal to approve a rezoning permit that will allow for the tear down of (Penticton’s) Bogner...

Bike licence fee needed

Dec 6, 2022 / 10:28 am

Re. Tim Lyons letter Bike lane fee won’t work (Castanet Dec. 5) Mr Lyons seems to have misunderstood my letter. (What I’m calling for is a) licence...

Don't forget food for pets

Dec 6, 2022 / 10:19 am

If I was a drug addict who owned a dog, what am I going to feed first, my drug habit or my dog? Please let’s not forget the animals when donating to the...

Emergencies Act not needed

Dec 6, 2022 / 10:17 am

Now that the inquiry into (the federal government) invoking the Emergencies Act is complete, it is pretty clear there was no need to invoke it. I’m a fan...

Drivers, smarten up

Dec 6, 2022 / 10:12 am

Last week, I wrote a letter about the scary number of incredibly arrogant and stupid drivers in the valley who are running red lights. More has to be done (in...

Get flood insurance

Dec 6, 2022 / 10:01 am

Re. Should Ottawa provide disaster compensation for homes flooded in flood plains? (Castanet, Dec.3) About a decade ago, some insurance companies would not...

'Woke' favouritism

Dec 5, 2022 / 1:13 pm

They used to march along Threadneedle Street in the City of London to their jobs in the Stock Exchange and ministry offices, solemn men in grey pin-stripped...

Bike lane fee won't work

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:57 am

Re. Brian Kettle's letter Fee for Penticton bike lanes? (Castanet, Dec. 1) A fee for using the Penticton bike lanes? The only way this could work is if...

More help for veterans

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:55 am

All Canadians should be outraged about the Canadian government offering assisted dying to a veteran who was simply looking for assistance in having a wheelchair...

Health care 'disaster'

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:50 am

Ontario’s five largest health care unions have joined forces to warn the public that the Ontario government is intentionally manufacturing...

Do we need dot coms?

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:46 am

Re. The fall of the crypto currency fiasco. Is social media next? Realistically, do we really need Twitter, Tic Tok, instagram or even Facebook? What use are...

Money better spent

Dec 5, 2022 / 9:31 am

I (recently saw) news coverage of how the Gospel Mission served 3,000 turkey dinners to the homeless and needy in Vancouver this past weekend, and I...

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