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Letters

Safety for all

Feb 22, 2024 / 10:54 am

As a retired elementary school teacher, I would like to share the following observations. Youth deserve the freedom to be their authentic selves, and learn and...

No confidence in city staff

Feb 22, 2024 / 10:45 am

Watching the short-term rental (STR) file meander through Kelowna City Hall over the last five years, we should not be surprised by the debacle in front of us...

Don't pass on debt

Feb 22, 2024 / 10:26 am

Finance Minister Katrine Conroy feels that there are many needs that require more resources. I might agree but I do not agree that we pass the expense of those...

Kitchen waste vs. garbage

Feb 22, 2024 / 10:19 am

Re. Support for organic pickup (Castanet, Feb. 20) On the surface, the concept of separating kitchen waste from general garbage is a good one. However, tying...

Fears next housing location

Feb 22, 2024 / 10:14 am

On the subject of tiny homes (for the homeless in Kelowna), our mayor hasn’t said where exactly the next phase is going to be located. I am sure he knows...

Reservoirs, climate change

Feb 21, 2024 / 11:21 am

Weather is a fact of life with which we are all familiar, We live it, feel it, and see it. Consequently, we are all qualified to have opinions based on life...

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...

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