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Letters

Help Canadians first

Mar 25, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Has everyone decided how they will spend the meager 55 cent a month Increase in our Old Age Security at the end of January? It’s an insult and quite...

Discriminating tax

Mar 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

I am not surprised at the steady stream of letters you have received denouncing the heavy-handed and un-Canadian “speculation” tax that the NDP is...

Enough is enough

Mar 24, 2018 / 6:00 pm

I need to call attention to a serious concern in the core of Penticton. Last week a preteen girl was walking one block to her friends home to walk together to...

Tax on empty homes

Mar 24, 2018 / 11:00 am

A meeting took place with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Westside Board of Trade, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, city...

Every vote meaningful

Mar 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

I was shocked when I read the letter titled voting age. The right to vote cannot not be based on money, or as said "significant tax dollars" That is...

Dreams of housing dashed

Mar 23, 2018 / 4:00 pm

So, here we are again with city council saying no to helping alleviate the housing crisis in Kelowna. 800 potential homes gone, odd that the peasants in Kelowna...

Taking rap for all bands

Mar 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

I am writing this letter in support of Hedley! I am a 50 something mother of 3 grown kids, and I felt I needed to stand behind this band. My daughter and I are...

Getting ripped off?

Mar 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

Gasoline at the pumps today was about $1.299, while Canadian producers of light oil and heavy crude are getting less than 40.00 dollars for a barrel of that...

School Spring break

Mar 22, 2018 / 4:00 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to express my frustration as a parent who has a child in grade 8 in a West Kelowna School. We have lived in West Kelowna...

Tax a good thing

Mar 22, 2018 / 12:00 pm

I’m sorry but I have a hard time reading all the letters complaining about the new BC tax on vacant homes and property speculators. In my opinion it is...

Sour taste left

Mar 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

As an Albertan I was very upset to hear of proposed tax in Kelowna, we have been coming to B.C. for summer and winter holidays for past 55 years (first to...

Landfill, a bad neighbor?

Mar 21, 2018 / 3:00 pm

I recently heard a City of Kelowna staff member suggest that the notion that the City's planning department is only concerned about the future of the rich...

Response to the tax

Mar 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Many of the letters regarding the Speculation Tax are very short-sighted and are expressing false-information to the public. The speculation tax is set to,...

No serious thought given

Mar 20, 2018 / 3:00 pm

I do not have a second home to be worried about, however if I did have one in one I would not want to rent it. If I did it would be for hotel rates for short...

What products will you miss

Mar 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

In the midst of the disputes over Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline, this is a reminder to all B.C. residents that the dispute is not just limited to the...

I will not support Hedley!

Mar 19, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Canadian or not, the behaviour reported by this band is inexcusable. This is not about bands from 20 years ago, or what others have done. This is about the...

Voting age

Mar 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

The people who pay a significant amount of taxes should have the vote in how their tax dollars are spent by electing the politicians. As most 16 year olds...

Ridiculous gas prices

Mar 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Gas on hwy 1 in Kamloops has been 112.9 all week since Monday, why are we here in Kelowna still paying upwards of 13 cents more a litre? Kamloops went up to...

Property tax exemption

Mar 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

Our property taxes keep going up for home owners in Kelowna. For some reason city council has decided to give a tax break to developers to build rental...

Save Diamond Mountain

Mar 17, 2018 / 3:00 pm

My wife and I are owner operators of Diamond-T Ranch, along with our son and his family. Our local cattle and hay operation is located in the North Glenmore...

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