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Letters Nov 2017

Becoming second class

Nov 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm

The time is long past due for citizens to cease being mushrooms, to wake up and smell the coffee. We are well on our way to becoming second class citizens in...

Rock chips

Nov 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

I have thought about this for a few days now, do l complain or don't l? So here l am and I'm going to complain. I know our highways crew are there to...

CRA phone scam

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I had a call from 613 703 7691, the person named Adam Kilian claimed to be from the CRA. He gave me a case number #CF74169 and an ID number 4947. He stated that...

Airbnb is a good thing!

Nov 20, 2017 / 7:00 am

Leave the issue alone, 50 complaints a year? I am guessing none of them were much more than parking, jealous neighbors, and dogs. The people who use this type...

Visible minority

Nov 19, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Regarding the news article titled "White People Everywhere", the reporter says that "residents of Penticton remain overwhelmingly caucasian"...

The Sears experience

Nov 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

I would like to share my experience getting a "deal" during Sears closing ceremonies. On October 31st, my wife purchased a queen size bed in a bag...

BC made voting system

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 pm

According to the 2017 federal Electoral Reform survey results, most Canadians want a political system that encourages cooperation over conflict. 70 per cent of...

Gas price fixing

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Well, it looks like the Okanagan has been chosen again to rip us off at the pumps ok, Vancouver is in it as well. I don't know about Chilliwack which is...

Remember brave sacrifices

Nov 17, 2017 / 5:00 pm

I found it very disheartening to see the results of a recent poll on Remembrance Day observance. Of those in the Okanagan that took the poll over 13% did not...

Discrimination while visiting

Nov 17, 2017 / 4:00 am

While visiting BC, I have been subjected to discrimination for having a serious medical condition. First a bit of background, I have a medical condition that...

Campaign promises to vets

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Canadian veterans, who felt betrayed by the Harper government and campaigned to remove them from power during the 2015 election, are now pressuring the Trudeau...

Landscape littering

Nov 16, 2017 / 9:00 am

Having lived in Kelowna since 1974, I have seen many great changes to our city. Of course there are always growing pains as we develop as a city. I would love...

Vets lifelong challenge

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:00 pm

There is no doubt in my mind that local staff in our Veterans Affairs office are to be commended in what they do and how they do it. All office staff across...

Fixing traffic congestion?

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:00 am

It seems our Mayor and Mayor Moonbeam in Vancouver are drinking the same Kool-Aid when it comes to traffic congestion. Instead of building roads that improve...

RE: Council sidestepping

Nov 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I found your comments though suggesting our City Council is sidestepping the homelessness issue divisive and unhelpful and untrue. I was peeved to read your...

Let Canada dam rivers

Nov 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

Canada needs to dam our rivers to even the playing field with Trump's current agenda, for Canada. If all of the rivers from Canada were damned it would cut...

Lake Country trouble?

Nov 13, 2017 / 4:00 pm

I could not believe it when I read the paper this morning and saw that the District of Lake Country was trying to sell of a strip of land at Gable Beach which...

Much larger issues

Nov 13, 2017 / 9:00 am

There have been few articles circulating lately with respect to shutting down marijuana dispensaries for not operating with active business licenses and...

Too quick to criticize

Nov 12, 2017 / 2:00 pm

I read where some in Canada battered PM Trudeau for not being in Canada for the ceremonies honouring our war dead, veterans and those who are still serving....

Veterans are hurting

Nov 12, 2017 / 7:04 am

With integrity, honour, trust, guts, courage, dedication and nerve. When held at gunpoint they see their life flash before their eyes, to fulfill their promise...

Distracted fines not enough

Nov 11, 2017 / 5:00 pm

The recent increase is not near high enough, I have watched people texting and start to drive right into oncoming turning traffic. It is proven that it is a...

Too much for a little town

Nov 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Less than 50 residents turned up to ask questions about borrowing $10 million dollars to pay for an overpriced, under-funded, overbuilt water treatment plant...

Council sidestepping issue

Nov 10, 2017 / 5:00 pm

There appears to be a significant city council disconnect in regards to addressing the reality of a homeless crisis in Kelowna. Ignoring or simply sidestepping...

Excuses for high gas prices

Nov 10, 2017 / 7:00 am

The local oil industry blames the gas price increase on the weak Canadian dollar and a major pipeline that delivers gas from Gulf Coast refineries to the US...

Banks Crescent project

Nov 9, 2017 / 6:00 pm

The Banks Crescent project keep chugging along even though almost a third of the electorate has signed a petition against it. Why? It sounds nice, age in place!...

People matter not cost

Nov 9, 2017 / 7:00 am

Adrian Dix, As “our” representative, I would ask that you seriously reconsider your position on the drug to help Cystic Fibrosis and Orkambi. To...

Renewables are the future

Nov 8, 2017 / 8:00 am

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) report on the economics of Site C was released this week, making a clear case that conservation, wind, solar and geothermal...

Veterans week by MP Fuhr

Nov 7, 2017 / 4:31 pm

A letter was recently sent to my office from a local Veteran and his wife who wanted to share details of their visit to our local Veterans Affairs Office (VAC)....

Greedy seniors?

Nov 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

While the Harper government was in power they decided to just take all the monies that working people had put into a "locked" pension account that no...

Dangerous crosswalks

Nov 6, 2017 / 4:00 pm

There are two crosswalk on Rutland Rd, both outlets from Belgo Elementary that are just as bad at 8 in the morning. When the school PAC lobbied for these...

Marijuana legislation

Nov 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

Despite its enormous deleterious consequences, abuse of psychoactive drugs (e.g. marijuana, alcohol, stimulants and opiates) has always been part of the human...

Just a few friends over

Nov 5, 2017 / 5:00 pm

On the 28th of October my youngest daughter who is 14 had a few friends over (5) . Their idea was to hang out and do what teenage girls do these days. Later...

Lack of respect for elders

Nov 5, 2017 / 6:00 am

I am somewhat concerned as to the children we have raised. My wife and I are grandparents and recently drove to Penticton with our 80 year old disabled mother...

Beyond cell repair

Nov 4, 2017 / 5:00 pm

EK Cell Repair went above and beyond my expectations for customer service. I started my day with a phone that wouldn’t make or receive calls, volume...

Stop time changes

Nov 4, 2017 / 7:00 am

I passionately believe we should leave the time permanently on Daylight Savings Time. There is no economic reason to keep changing the time, there are however...

Gas price gouging

Nov 3, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Yet again we see price gouging in the extreme from the gas companies, this includes the Canadian gas company Petro Canada which is suppose to be for Canadians....

Eroding principles

Nov 3, 2017 / 5:00 am

After 400 years of immigration and growth, the world looks to Canada as a bastion of hope and second chances, a place of opportunity for the oppressed and the...

Insurance an election issue

Nov 2, 2017 / 6:00 am

In 1973 Premier Dave Barrett promised us high quality auto insurance at the most affordable prices in the country. Enter I.C.B.C. After the last 29 years of...

Forgetting seniors

Nov 1, 2017 / 8:00 am

At this time I really don’t feel okay about supporting the Liberals as they have forgotten about our seniors and the people that have had to quit working...