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Letters Sep 2017

Real Dianne Watts?

Sep 22, 2017 / 11:15 am

Dianne Watts is once again showing us that she is merely driftwood in the river of politics gravitating to whichever place in the political spectrum gives her...

Thanks from Save Skaha

Sep 22, 2017 / 6:30 am

Save Skaha Park Society (SSPS) is delighted with the news that the City of Penticton (COP) is severing all ties with Trio Marine Group and that Skaha Park will...

KYC easy solution

Sep 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm

There is a solution to KYC’s red ink situation that readily presents itself for serious consideration. KYC has a number of options available that involve...

Traffic nightmare

Sep 21, 2017 / 3:10 pm

Sexsmsith road has become a complete nightmare since the extra set of traffic lights were installed halfway down Sexsmith. It was always a busy road but now...

The mess at Reid's corner

Sep 21, 2017 / 11:30 am

The city should have improved Edwards intersection with a few painted lines as it's a nightmare with people trying to turn and cars which are going straight...

Markets needed downtown

Sep 21, 2017 / 7:00 am

I have had many conversations over the years in regards to what our downtown core needs and what should happen with this space. I live on Lawrence and have...

Glenmore Rd truck route?

Sep 20, 2017 / 5:00 pm

I have noticed an increasing amount of truck traffic on Glenmore Road in the past couple years. It is being used as a Hwy 97 bypass. Trucks are getting off Hwy...

When holiday ads are okay

Sep 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

With regard to the issue of when Christmas advertising and selling should begin: I was listening to CBC yesterday. The discussion on air from 12:30 till 1 p.m...

More parking needed

Sep 20, 2017 / 8:36 am

I don't think a large commercial block is what's needed at the old bargain store on Bernard. I think residential and more public parking would better...

Kelowna needs larger mall

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:30 pm

I have lived in Kelowna for eight years and believe that Kelowna is crying out for a new bigger mall, a real signature piece that meets the needs of the city as...

Liberals not supporting

Sep 19, 2017 / 10:26 am

There have been numerous news reports, articles, and letters to the editors concerning the premature nature of the proposed federal tax changes. Contributions...

Yacht Club tourist centre

Sep 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Richard Drinnan is usually spot on with his analyses and he certainly got it completely right in his recent letter titled “Visitor info centre should go...

Taxi refusal

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:18 am

My wife and I arrived home from Calgary and after picking up our one piece of luggage we proceeded outside the terminal to get a taxi. Standing a few feet to...

Employ the homeless

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:56 am

I think that the BC government is going the wrong way dealing with the homeless issue. We should be creating employment and self worth instead of just giving...

Ghosts of Guisachan

Sep 13, 2017 / 3:45 pm

There's more about ghosts at Guisachan Heritage Park Village. People would hear and see a horse and carriage along the tree lined lane. I think the story is...

Reckless driving not okay

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:00 pm

For the most part I get highly annoyed with Kelowna drivers pretty much on a daily basis. If you leave space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you it...

Traffic woes

Sep 13, 2017 / 9:47 am

Just sitting here watching the traffic going and I use the term lightly, past our home on High road and cannot help but wonder when the Kelowna city council are...

Peachland community plan

Sep 12, 2017 / 4:45 pm

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is not a guide, it’s a master plan. Peachland city council arrogantly and defiantly scuttled it while constantly...

Service roads failing grade

Sep 12, 2017 / 11:30 am

I went up to Chute lake yesterday and I was appalled at the condition of both Gillard forest service road and the KVR leading to the Chute lake resort. The road...

Promises made to veterans

Sep 12, 2017 / 9:04 am

In regards to the Prime Minister telling the caucus they need to stay focused. I agree but our PM needs to keep his promises and needs to stay focused on what...

Tourist mistreating

Sep 12, 2017 / 6:00 am

My son and his wife came for a holiday and were staying in Vernon and came to Kelowna to have lunch with me on Thursday August 31. They parked in the open air...

Fight fire with cigarettes

Sep 11, 2017 / 5:00 pm

This is the most expensive and extensive wildfire season ever in British Columbia and the costs are staggering. Wildfires have literally burned up over $400...

Shannon lake bridge

Sep 11, 2017 / 2:35 pm

Here is a trick question, how many government employees does it take to build a two lane bridge over a creek? The answer is one. So get him or her to call a...

Sign a waste of funds

Sep 11, 2017 / 12:19 pm

I can’t stop laughing! $7,000 for signs that say, “Please don’t toss the butts”. What a ridiculous use of funds. I am sick of these do...

Avoid high gas prices

Sep 11, 2017 / 11:00 am

Everyone knows that gas stations are going to hike their prices at long weekends in a blatant profiteering move. So, everyone in the region should fill up their...

Fair voting system

Sep 11, 2017 / 9:25 am

I would really like to see a proportional, fair voting system in Canada. Our current system, “First Past the Post”, is based on a winner take all...

Back to school priorities

Sep 8, 2017 / 5:00 pm

As a parent with young children, I know first-hand the important role our schools play in the lives of kids, families and communities. I see my kids'...

Boucherie not a wine trail

Sep 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm

The grand designs put forth by West Kelowna Council to improve Boucherie Road have been put on hold. The plan appears to be to provide an extension to the wine...

Tougher driving laws

Sep 8, 2017 / 10:50 am

For weeks and month and in some cases even longer we read about people that just don’t seem to care about anything. Well I know that this is nothing new,...

It will be paid forward!

Sep 8, 2017 / 9:33 am

On August 30th, a group of 20 (mostly 55+ seniors) got together at Creekhouse Pub for our usual Wednesday happy hour. Our venue has changed, we were all...

Bad news is good stuff

Sep 8, 2017 / 8:11 am

There are legitimate reasons people like to know about and track “bad” news. Its not a fabrication of today's world. Throughout the evolution...

Double taxed?

Sep 7, 2017 / 5:02 pm

I watched with great interest, the announcement on television that B.C. is now toll free as the tolls have now been taken off the Port Mann and Golden Ears...

Designated parking

Sep 7, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Saturday, August 26th, 11:30 AM, sitting in the parking lot at the Westside Walmart in a handicap spot with my handicap sticker hung on the mirror waiting for...

Very happy ending

Sep 7, 2017 / 11:08 am

I just wanted to send in a sincere thank you for posting the "Missing - Emily Robertson " story on Sept 3. The family and I are so grateful that she...

Finnish kids thriving

Sep 7, 2017 / 10:07 am

In a July 25 interview BC Education Minister Rob Fleming said: "I think our government just has a completely different and fresh attitude towards public...

Done with ICBC

Sep 6, 2017 / 2:34 pm

ICBC needs to end. We are paying twice as much as our AB counterparts just to support the government. What they charge and tax for services is outrageous if not...

Kindness paid forward

Sep 6, 2017 / 1:50 pm

Saturday night past we celebrated our anniversary as we have many times, at our favourite restaurant, The Fixx in the mission near Save On Foods. The drink, the...

Overcome by weeds

Sep 6, 2017 / 11:15 am

How would you like this weed infested fire hazard of a park in your neighbourhood? This small linear park is located in the Solterra Ranch subdivision. It has...

Poachers not hunters!

Sep 6, 2017 / 9:30 am

This is clarification concerning the story on the two "gentlemen" that shot the moose. They're not hunters by any means, they're nothing more...

Fire scorched Pressy lake

Sep 6, 2017 / 7:52 am

My family owns two cabins on Pressy Lake near 70 mile house BC. Three weeks ago the Elephant hill wildfire ripped through our lake and destroyed 51 cabins out...

Dogs not at fault

Sep 5, 2017 / 3:05 pm

I have seen numerous stories about anti-freeze soaked items (food, dog toys, etc.) being left around the Okanagan area. I have wondered for ages why and how...

Fire coverage appreciated

Sep 5, 2017 / 12:50 pm

I just wanted to extend a little thank you to your guys for your coverage and updates in the Joe Rich fire. From the beginning you had the story on castanet...

A day for firefighters!

Sep 5, 2017 / 11:48 am

Once these horrific summer fires are behind us we should somehow celebrate our hard working, courageous and dedicated firefighters. Maybe we can declare a...

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