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Medical mission support

Jan 10, 2023 / 10:33 am

Re. Mission to change lives (Castanet, Jan. 5) We want to convey our heartfelt thanks to the donors and participants in our Full Moon FUNdraiser potluck and...

Wants to see voting change

Jan 10, 2023 / 10:19 am

This is an open letter to (former Kamloops mayor) Mel Rothenburger, who aired his views about proportional representation (PR) on radio station CFJC. ...

People before animals

Jan 10, 2023 / 10:05 am

Re. Fiona Coupland's letter Why were cows at the lake? (Castanet, Jan. 9) (Your) comment that you prefer animals to people shows a great deal about your...

No charge with a licence

Jan 10, 2023 / 9:58 am

In Colorado, in 2007, if you skied out of bounds, your rescue was covered if you were in possession of a hunting and fishing license. The cost then was US$20...

SAR better with fundraising

Jan 10, 2023 / 9:49 am

My feeling is regardless of (B.C. Searchand Rescue being opposed to charging for rescues) and having been involved in Whistler Search and Rescue from 1972 (as a...

Wants weekend banking

Jan 9, 2023 / 2:18 pm

As a working person living in Okanagan Falls Monday to Friday, I do my banking in Penticton. I do not understand why the banks cannot have weekend security set...

Produce food on site

Jan 9, 2023 / 10:53 am

The UBC Alumni magazine recently published material on the Future of Food and the challenges presented. (“UBC researchers grappling with global food...

Rescuers risk their lives

Jan 9, 2023 / 10:39 am

Re. Poll: Should skiers who deliberately ski out of bounds and need to be rescued have to pay for their rescue? (Castanet, Jan. 7) As a former rescuer, I want...

Why were cows at the lake?

Jan 9, 2023 / 10:28 am

Re. Re. Additional water testing to come after 31 cows die in Okanagan Lake (Castanet, Jan. 3) The whole article was all about the contamination. There was...

Some rescues should be free

Jan 9, 2023 / 10:04 am

Re. Poll: Should skiers who deliberately ski out of bounds and need to be rescued have to pay for their rescue? (Castanet, Jan. 7) I agree with Central Okanagan...

Follow Colorado's lead

Jan 9, 2023 / 9:51 am

Re. Poll: Should skiers who deliberately ski out of bounds and need to be rescued have to pay for their rescue? (Castanet, Jan. 7) What we need is a B.C....

'Basic values' area sham

Jan 6, 2023 / 2:26 pm

Re. Brian Godfroid's letter Losing basic values (Castanet, Jan. 5) I'm not sure in which world the author is living. The alleged "basic...

Vernon is the best

Jan 6, 2023 / 10:06 am

From the Vernon Jubilee Hospital to the people of Vernon, friendship is number one. The chimes announcing the birth of a child (at the hospital) cheer both the...

Council out of touch

Jan 6, 2023 / 9:50 am

I really thought our newly elected (Penticton) council was going to be different and perhaps actually engage and listen to their residents. I am shocked (its...

Losing basic values

Jan 5, 2023 / 10:14 am

When I was growing up, there were certain values we were taught. Whatever happened to honesty and integrity; saying what you mean and meaning what you say, if...

Elected to make decisions

Jan 5, 2023 / 10:05 am

Re. J. Summach’s letter Just say no to hard drug plan (Castanet, Jan. 3) While I won't argue the author's opinion on this pilot project because...

Proposes 'regional' police

Jan 5, 2023 / 9:48 am

Re: Policing costs skyrocketing for growing Lake Country (Castanet, Jan. 1) We are all aware that costs for everything is rising. Due to systemic issues inside...

Upset at Vernon council

Jan 5, 2023 / 9:37 am

To say I am ticked off with (Vernon’s) mayor and council is not even close. Why you ask? Years ago, they let hotels build on Anderson Way, which should...

Yes, Canada has problems

Jan 4, 2023 / 12:24 pm

Re: Shawn Thomas' letter Canada has problems (Castanet, Jan.3rd/2023) Well said. I couldn’t agree more. (Canada’s) justice system, street drugs,...

Writer responds to critic

Jan 4, 2023 / 12:18 pm

Re. Victoria Napora’s letter Stats show a different story (Castanet, Jan 3) I cannot let Victoria Napora's letter go unanswered. She seems to think...

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