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Letters

Burn, baby, burn?

Oct 31, 2018 / 10:08 am

It's strange to me that orchardists and vintners are being encouraged to chip/shred their pruning leavings to reduce smoke and not produce global warming...

Fist pump for live music

Oct 30, 2018 / 2:51 pm

A lot of folks have commented recently about the negative aspects of Kelowna’s downtown core these days. I’d like to change the narrative for a...

Why I'm voting Yes

Oct 30, 2018 / 2:30 pm

I support proportional representation. Let’s look at the similarities and differences between first past the post and PR, and find out why. First, the...

An eye on council

Oct 30, 2018 / 2:18 pm

Unlike a great many districts, Vernon has a new city council with three new faces – Kari Gares, Kelly Fehr, and Victor Cumming. How will this new council...

Helping the homeless

Oct 30, 2018 / 2:14 pm

Recently, some friends from our community put on a free barbecue and winter clothes giveaway for the less fortunate near the Gospel Mission. We were able to get...

Pathetic election turnout

Oct 29, 2018 / 2:12 pm

To have only a 30 per cent voter turnout is disgraceful. I can only assume that the majority of those who did not vote were 30-40 years of age. If you are...

Give prop rep a chance

Oct 29, 2018 / 2:09 pm

Regarding the referendum on our voting system, how about asking ourselves: in a democracy, a system that has at its heart the idea of rule by the majority, is...

Why I'm voting No to PR

Oct 29, 2018 / 9:00 am

I am not a big fan of the current system, and I would like to see some changes, but the proportional representation system is anti-democratic. Here's why. ...

Prop rep a step up

Oct 29, 2018 / 9:00 am

Did you know that more than 80 countries around the world use a system of proportional representation, including 84 per cent of OECD countries? New Zealand...

Cyclist says thanks

Oct 29, 2018 / 9:00 am

As a daily bicycle commuter in Penticton, I wanted to convey my sincere gratitude to the city staff and engineering department (notably Chris Alexander) for the...

Kelowna's growing pains

Oct 29, 2018 / 9:00 am

So the mayors' and chambers' wishes fell on deaf ears. Awww, now you know how the rest of us feel. No one wanted the visitors centre, yet there it is,...

Whose choice, anyway?

Oct 28, 2018 / 9:00 am

Colin Basran got a little over 18,000 votes in last weekend's election. The population of Kelowna is approximately 127,000. That means that about 14 per...

Change - on two levels

Oct 28, 2018 / 9:00 am

I was following the election results last weekend when an email arrived with video footage of a young bull. It was waiting in line to be slaughtered. People...

Try again in four years

Oct 27, 2018 / 9:00 am

The election is over. Kelowna got stuck with the same mayor and most of council. With so few votes going to other contenders, it makes me wonder where all the...

Illegal dumping - why?

Oct 27, 2018 / 9:00 am

I was out helping a friend. He and his wife have not, and live a humble lifestyle. They are living on a single wage and well below the middle class level as she...

Thanks for speed drop

Oct 26, 2018 / 1:43 pm

I would like to thank our mayor and council for following through on a letter I sent in March. It was regarding the speed limit on Glenmore Road, between Scenic...

Wrong place for project

Oct 26, 2018 / 1:39 pm

Regarding the letter The facts on homelessness I agree with most of the information stated. The people cited who have lost employment, seniors who require...

Legalized pot ill advised

Oct 26, 2018 / 1:33 pm

Well, the Liberal government has done it again. Another one of their ill-advised projects put in place. How many of these people that use marijuana will be on...

37% is not a majority

Oct 26, 2018 / 1:25 pm

It’s no wonder big business is spending millions of dollars in this referendum, defending our current colonial system of government that consistently has...

Who designed this thing?

Oct 25, 2018 / 3:07 pm

I'm just wondering who in Lake Country is responsible for the uniquely ultra-modern architecture of the irrigation districts' new pumphouse on Dick...

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