World not a garbage dump

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:11 am

City of Kelowna priorities? We are a tourist town/city, thriving on tourist dollars. But! or Butt! The amount of cigarette butts on the streets, sidewalks,...

Where is the Mars?

Jul 19, 2017 / 9:15 am

So the big question on my mind while the province is going up in flames is, where is the Martin Mars? I am aware that a few years ago that Forestry did not...


Jul 13, 2017 / 2:47 pm

Communication. The word seems easy. The concept seems simple. Yet, this seems to be one of the largest challenges Kelowna faces. A few weeks ago, I attended a...

Get on with summer?

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:21 pm

It was interesting to read what Coun. Sieben had to say today about the lake activity. He points out that, "The no-wake thing is key," said Sieben,...

Construction fires

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:17 pm

The recent huge, catastrophic fire at the condo construction site near Kelowna's Mission Creek can be a valuable warning, or we can choose to ignore it. My...

A job for professionals

Jul 11, 2017 / 3:15 pm

I spent 34 years in the military and was never trained beyond how to use a fire extinguisher and connect a hose to the hydrant. This job of fighting fires is...

Airbnb in Kelowna

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:49 pm

I am a Kelowna resident and Airbnb host. I saw the article posted on Castanet about Airbnb being illegal and that the city may be issuing licensing fees to host...

The military and forest fires

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:42 pm

I may be ignorant, but I do not understand why our tax funded military is not sent out to our "State of Emergency" forest fires. - These people are...

Campfire ban

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:14 pm

A number of us were on the Kettle Valley rail bed just north of Chute Lake on Saturday. We drove by a campsite that was littered with beer cans, bottle, and...

Potential for major disaster

Jul 10, 2017 / 3:01 pm

Hello Mayor and Council, The fire that took place July 8th should confirm that the proposed development of high rise towers for this area is definitely a...

I hate the metric system

Jul 10, 2017 / 2:57 pm

It might be great for the government and scientists, but for everyday ordinary Canadians it still stinks. We don't weigh ourselves in kilograms or measure...

Carbon taxes

Jul 10, 2017 / 2:56 pm

The weather is hot, BC is burning, fire risk is extreme. Hmmm. Looks like carbon taxes don't work after all. Del Rokosh

Credit union "banking"?

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:34 pm

What are they thinking of next? Well, the longer I live, the more I compare the world with my first taste of school, kindergarten! What this looks to me is...

The people vs the politicians

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:27 pm

By giving the PeachTree development in Peachland another green light, we have entered yet another phase in the evolution of the Wild West – the People...

Khadr fiasco

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:23 pm

The powers that be (for now) need to open their eyes and use their listening ears. The Omar Khadr 10.5 million dollar debacle has outraged many, many more...

Khadr misconceptions

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:19 pm

I’d like to take an opportunity to address some of the misconceptions and misinformation surrounding the case of Omar Khadr. The first, and most important...

Taxes on taxes

Jul 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

Since moving to BC quite a few years ago, I have been more or less fuming over the taxes one has to pay for a used vehicle that was privately sold and bought by...

Bears need immediate help

Jul 5, 2017 / 3:53 pm

Open letter to Premier-designate John Horgan: Though your tenure as Premier for British Columbia is yet to formally begin, a pressing issue that is influencing...

No closer to a resolution

Jul 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

Last month our home was broken into while we were sleeping. My purse was stolen and my car. The morning it happened, we had given the RCMP addresses and times...

An unjust settlement

Jul 5, 2017 / 2:01 pm

Dear Mr. Fuhr, How very kind and liberal of you to give the terrorist family Khadr $10,500,000 of the Canadian taxpayer’s funds! This is a family that...