Letters

Penticton is very lucky to have a stand alone hospice that offers the finest of care.

LETTER: Large donation bolsters already amazing Penticton hospice

Moog and Friends Hospice House represents the very finest in care

  • May 6, 2021
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LETTER: 50 year resident of Green Ave. and friend of Kampe says no to towers

Increased traffic and swampy conditions make this a bad decision

Work on the first section of the Lake to Lake bike route is getting underway with these steel barriers along Martin Street. (City submitted picture)

LETTER: Why not put the $10M-plus Lake-to-Lake bike path to a referendum?

Skaha Marina contract is going on the June ballot, why can’t the cycle route?

  • May 4, 2021
A letter writer takes issue with the 'glaring' electric sign at the entrance of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A letter writer takes issue with the 'glaring' electric sign at the entrance of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident grateful after vaccination experience

After challenges with booking, resident impressed by process and friendly staff

  • Apr 26, 2021
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)
Kayakers visiting Penticton two weeks ago were disgusted by all the garbage on the lake bottom. (File photo)

LETTER: Tourist says Penticton should clean up its act

Visitor from White Rock says lake floor full of litter as was channel shores

  • Apr 25, 2021
Kayakers visiting Penticton two weeks ago were disgusted by all the garbage on the lake bottom. (File photo)
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LETTER: Do we want alcohol in all aspects of our lives?

Ask Pathways how that is working out for people, says letter writer

  • Apr 19, 2021
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LETTER: Drive for excellence should show in COVID-19 vaccine effort

Canada should not settle for being average in its vaccine rollout strategy

  • Apr 16, 2021
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LETTER: Don’t forget about paramedics who are spat on, abused, yet continue to save lives

Many emergency calls to Penticton shelters by police and fire, but paramedics go there too

  • Apr 14, 2021
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The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought by a developer who wants to put up two towers. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

LETTER: Turn Kampe estate into park, not towers

Neighbour says the area doesn’t want the extra traffic or eyesore

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Kampe Estate across from the Channel has been bought by a developer who wants to put up two towers. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
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LETTER: Closing Riverview was a cost cutting measure that is hurting most vulnerable

Politicians like Eby leave those in ‘desparate straights’ to fend for themselves

  • Apr 6, 2021
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Letter: Lockers will be needed along Penticton bike route

Bike lockers much needed to allow cyclists to stop and shop without bikes being stolen

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Letter: Time for fundraising, not fighting Pathways decision, says chair

Sherry Ure says they need the community to help keep Pathways alive and thriving

  • Apr 4, 2021
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Theo Theodosakis (right) and new owner Greg Condonopoulos toast the change of ownership of Theo’s Restaurant. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton eatery speaks out against the closure of restaurants without evidence

‘We pose no more risk than going to a grocery store’ and yet restaurants shuttered, staff laid off

Theo Theodosakis (right) and new owner Greg Condonopoulos toast the change of ownership of Theo’s Restaurant. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Care Closet thrift store

LockWorks saves the day for free at Care Closet

Care Closet thrift store had its locked jammed and a line up of customers wanting in

  • Mar 28, 2021
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Letter: IH CEO letter full of ‘plastic words’ vs. Pathways wording is direct, concrete

‘Interior Health letter has lots of fancy words, but nothing but ‘trust us’ promises’

  • Mar 28, 2021
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Pathways chair and ND says Interior Health CEO Susan Brown didn't tell the whole truth when she provided a statement on why she defunded Pathways.

LETTER: Pathways chair claims ‘egregious misinformation’ was presented by IH CEO

Many Pathways clients see counsellors for alcohol use, where will they fit in this new system?

  • Mar 21, 2021
Pathways chair and ND says Interior Health CEO Susan Brown didn't tell the whole truth when she provided a statement on why she defunded Pathways.
After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)

OPINION: Pathways responds to Interior Health’s statements

“Community-based treatment is the cornerstone of serving a vulnerable population.”

  • Mar 20, 2021
After 20 years in the community, Pathways Addiction Recovery Centre has had its funding cut by Interior Health, who says they are bringing addictions services in-house now. (Facebook)
A group of around 40 people gathered outside Pathways Addictions Resource Centre Sunday, March 14, 2021 in support of the addictions service centre that is being defunded by Interior Health. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

LETTER: Interior Health needs to reconsider Pathways decision, says Conservative candidate

Defunding Pathways without any local input was wrong, says Konanz

  • Mar 17, 2021
A group of around 40 people gathered outside Pathways Addictions Resource Centre Sunday, March 14, 2021 in support of the addictions service centre that is being defunded by Interior Health. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

LETTER: Where were parents when children vacationed in Texas and Florida?

Each generation seems more lenient than the last

  • Mar 16, 2021