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Letters

Tax system not so bad

Apr 20, 2024 / 7:00 am

I would like to remind the people reading letters about our taxes, in Canada we have a progressive tax system where money is divided into income brackets...

Disability benefit rollout

Apr 20, 2024 / 6:30 am

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thank you for the progress, albeit tiny, on a federal disability supplement. But what were you thinking? Did you...

Don't eliminate tax credits

Apr 20, 2024 / 6:00 am

Open letter to B.C. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy, Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation Minister Brenda Bailey, Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Minister...

Buzzwords for homeless

Apr 19, 2024 / 3:42 pm

Re. Seniors in the housing crisis (Castanet, April 19) As of late, there are a number of new buzzwords and many adjectives being used in the media to redefine...

Upset at council and traffic

Apr 19, 2024 / 10:48 am

Once again, I need to thank (Kelowna’s) mayor and councillors for the job they have done. It sure does warrant their 35% pay raise. Now we can’t...

'Punitive' tax rates

Apr 19, 2024 / 10:33 am

Re. Patrick MacDonald's letter Climate change no priority (Castanet, April 17) I have numerous issues with the comments made in the letter, but one in...

Fire hydrant concern

Apr 19, 2024 / 10:22 am

There are concerning potential wildfire hazards in West Kelowna. My family lives on a cul-de-sac in West Kelowna, which is immediately above Kalamoir Park. It...

On demand busing

Apr 19, 2024 / 10:02 am

Re. On demand with BC Transit (Castanet, April 18) For me, it’s daja vu all over again. Many residents probably think, “Gee, how innovative.”...

Penticton's downtown

Apr 19, 2024 / 9:58 am

I am writing to inform (readers) of my thoughts on the business opportunities of our merchants in (Penticton’s) downtown core. We must focus our city...

Why change vote?

Apr 19, 2024 / 9:50 am

Kelowna city Councillors Ron Cannan, Gordon Lovegrove, Mohini Singh and Rick Webber voted against the whopping pay raises during the first and second council...

Park owners criticized

Apr 18, 2024 / 10:17 am

Re. One step closer to sale (Castanet, April 17) The Callahan brothers and Justice Kevin Loo should be ashamed of themselves for deliberating the future of the...

End violence against women

Apr 18, 2024 / 10:00 am

Re. RCMP confirm death (Castanet, April 17) It’s Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in British Columbia—a week when anti-violence groups and...

Snake theft consequences

Apr 18, 2024 / 9:41 am

Re. Python returned to store (Castanet, April 17) The youths who stole the snake from the pet store need to have consequences from the law or they will learn...

Supports Kamloops mayor

Apr 18, 2024 / 6:00 am

I have been following the Kamloops (situation) since Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson was voted in. I am honestly appalled that the same people who aren't happy...

'Misinformed' about carbon

Apr 17, 2024 / 2:04 pm

There are many misinformed people concerning carbon and its associated costs to Canadians. (The) Liberal (government) will have you believe you’re better...

Climate change not priority

Apr 17, 2024 / 9:43 am

Re. Michael Laurin's letter Challenged on carbon tax Castanet, April 5) A letter writer recently challenged the facts presented by me in a previous letter,...

Critical of justice system

Apr 16, 2024 / 4:38 pm

Re. Daughter confirms death (Castanet, April 15) It seems somewhat strangely familiar—a (woman) goes missing, her spouse is arrested and released. But...

Needs a vehicle for work

Apr 16, 2024 / 4:27 pm

The Canadian Press has described an ongoing labor shortage despite starting wages being 25% above minimum wage. However, that increased wage is more than offset...

'Appalled' by drug idea

Apr 16, 2024 / 10:17 am

Re. Drug use zones in hospitals (Castanet, April 11) I am absolutely appalled at such a ridiculous idea. I am supportive of ideas to protect our medical staff....

Hospitals not for illicit drugs

Apr 16, 2024 / 9:54 am

Re. Drug use area in hospitals (Castanet, April 11) I do not believe patients should have a designated room in hospitals for drug use. Hospitals should not be...

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