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Kudos for coming forward

Aug 5, 2018 / 9:00 am

I read the report that the Glenmore wildfire was accidentally set by two young males. I understand they came forward about their involvement and act of...

PR - everyone can win

Aug 4, 2018 / 9:00 am

Tom Neave really let it all out in his July 26 letter “Politics isn’t about fairness.” And, you know, I agree with that statement. Our...

Fires and climate change

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:53 am

I've followed Castanet's reporting on the Okanagan fires. You provide good information for the general public. Thank you! However, I am surprised that...

Casino workers speak

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:44 am

For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the...

Tough love from this writer

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:39 am

I was reading about the youths arrested after the arson fire at the Rutland Community Centre. What were these kids thinking, if anything at all? If they get...

Where were water bombers?

Aug 2, 2018 / 11:16 am

I mentioned in a recent letter about a single water bomber being able to put out those seven small fires the next morning after they ignited. And how it would...

Great gov't, great people

Aug 2, 2018 / 11:12 am

I find it hard to believe anyone would regret the positive changes that have happened since November 2015 or their vote that made it happen. Who's to blame...

Say No to proportional rep

Aug 2, 2018 / 11:05 am

Proportional representation advocates claim their proposed ill-defined models will give us more voice and every vote counts, therefore better governance. There...

Casino exploits goodwill

Aug 1, 2018 / 4:22 pm

Last year, BC Lotteries generated $1.3 billion in tax revenue for the province. Many of the public services we benefit from would evaporate without casinos....

Just the facts, please

Aug 1, 2018 / 4:06 pm

It seems necessary to correct the record as far as statements about the current Liberal government under Justin Trudeau. Letter writer Keith Gossen claims...

City of impatient drivers

Aug 1, 2018 / 3:57 pm

I am so disappointed in Kelowna drivers. My daughter just got her "L" last week, so with that will come a bit of learning and, of course, slower...

Don't want your rules

Jul 31, 2018 / 3:46 pm

Beaches are a big topic these days. Everyone wants their own. We only have so many, so I guess we have to share them. When we were young, the beach was for all...

Make a safer smoke

Jul 31, 2018 / 3:42 pm

I have emailed one of the big tobacco companies with a suggestion I'm sure they will ignore. I suggested they develop cigarettes with butts that go out...

Why do we put up with this?

Jul 31, 2018 / 3:03 pm

Another judge, another drug dealer, another verdict – all too minimal for the crime. Drug dealers and those who provide the drugs do our society the most...

It's a proportional world

Jul 31, 2018 / 2:59 pm

Electoral reform is no big deal. We already live in a proportional representation world. How so? Under first past the post, one vote gets skewed to be worth...

Too hot for dogs

Jul 31, 2018 / 2:57 pm

I was driving on Highway 33 in Kelowna recently, when I paused to let a pedestrian and his really hairy, black as black could be dog cross in front of me. The...

Punishment - help fight fires

Jul 31, 2018 / 2:51 pm

I was one of the many who lived through the Okanagan Mountain Fire and also grew up in Northwest Ontario, where wildfires were an every-year fact of life. I was...

Ease up on the F bombs

Jul 30, 2018 / 3:26 pm

We have lived in Peachland for over 15 years and love just about everything the gem of the Okanagan has to offer. We enjoy going out after a day at home to look...

Last chance for reform

Jul 30, 2018 / 3:19 pm

It is not so much a better method of accounting votes and assignment of seats that people want in electoral reform. Past surveys show what people really want is...

Accept some responsibility

Jul 30, 2018 / 3:11 pm

Re: your latest poll asking should parents pay when their kids set fires? My opinion is they should partly pay. I think the kids, no matter what age, should be...

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