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Letters

Praise for KGH staff

Jan 16, 2023 / 10:56 am

Our hospitals are in the news now, with overcrowding due to the triple whammy of COVID, influenza and RSV, so I wanted to write about our experience at Kelowna...

No more new immigration

Jan 16, 2023 / 10:51 am

Re. Poll: Are more immigrants the answer to Canada's current labour shortage problems? (Castanet, Jan 14) Currently, I would have to say no to more (new)...

End B.C. homeowner grant?

Jan 16, 2023 / 10:44 am

Re. Homeowner grant under fire (Castanet, Jan. 11) Back in the (1960s) time of former B.C. premier WAC Bennett, the provincial homeowner grant was conceived to...

Primary vaxx no help now

Jan 16, 2023 / 10:34 am

Re. Jenine Tepsa’s letter Thanks vaccinated nurses (Castanet, Jan. 13) It is most certainly not time for unvaccinated healthcare workers to look for new...

Unhappy with Strata Act

Jan 16, 2023 / 10:03 am

Re. Strata act removal of age and rental restrictions The government removed these restrictions claiming (there are) too many vacant units. Government officials...

Surprised by doc's stance

Jan 16, 2023 / 9:47 am

Re. Ralph Behrens letter End vacs mandate (Castanet, Jan. 12) I’m surprised a retired doctor has these kinds of views. Anyone who reads this should look...

Pepper spray 'assault'

Jan 13, 2023 / 12:09 pm

Re. Pepper spray in food court (Castanet, Jan. 12) On Jan. 12 we saw a second pepper spray incident at the (Orchard Park Shopping Centre in Kelowna) food court...

What do we do next time?

Jan 13, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Alcohol-related deaths are up. Drug overdoses are up. Hospital wait times are up. Discord in our healthcare system is up. Discord in our political system is...

Home owning not privilege

Jan 13, 2023 / 11:53 am

Re. Poll: Should B.C. retain the provincial homeowner grant? (Castanet, Jan. 12) Critics of the provincial home owner grant forget one important...

Brownies name change

Jan 13, 2023 / 11:32 am

Re. Robert Hepting's letter Opposes to name change (Castanet, Jan. 12) Robert, changing the name “Brownies” is simply that, changing the name....

Too much killing

Jan 13, 2023 / 11:25 am

We all know by now that killing is in the blood of the human species. Not all of us want to wage war or kill our fellow humans, but when it comes to any living...

Thanks vaccinated nurses

Jan 13, 2023 / 11:09 am

I disagree with all the people writing in about unvaccinated health care workers. I don’t want to be around an unvaccinated health care worker. I think...

Happy to hear other opinion

Jan 13, 2023 / 11:01 am

Re. Ralph Behrens letter End vaxx mandate (Castanet, Jan 12) It was so refreshing to read Ralph Behrens letter. I only wish that more practicing nurses and...

End vaxx mandate

Jan 12, 2023 / 9:53 am

Re. B.C.’s unvaccinated nurses feel healthcare system continues to face critical staffing shortages. As a retired physician in B.C., I am dismayed as I...

Opposed to name change

Jan 12, 2023 / 9:45 am

Re. Brownies renamed Embers (Castanet, Jan. 11) Both my daughters were Brownies. In my mind, the name seemed to be because of the colour of their uniform not...

Humans ahead of animals

Jan 12, 2023 / 9:24 am

Re. Helen Schiele’s letter Respect nature (Castanet, Jan. 11) I have a question for (the writer). I was wondering if she might be willing to sacrifice her...

Cattle should be fenced in

Jan 11, 2023 / 1:55 pm

Re. Cattle removal continues (Castanet, Jan. 6) With regards to the cattle drowning in Okanagan Lake and water quality in the area, why are cattle allowed...

Hire back nurses

Jan 11, 2023 / 1:49 pm

Re. Unvaxxed still on sidelines (Castanet, Jan. 11) I find it hard to understand why the B.C. government is not hiring back unvaccinated nurses, who pose no...

Try online banking

Jan 11, 2023 / 10:36 am

Re. Constance Stratton's letter Wants weekend banking (Castanet, Jan. 9) I did a quick check online and saw CIBC has a branch open in (Penticton’s)...

Respect nature

Jan 11, 2023 / 10:09 am

Re. Kenneth Warren’s letter People before animals (Castanet, Jan. 10) and Fiona Coupland's letter Why were cows at the lake? (Castanet, Jan. 9)...

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