Letters

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Letter: Civic building demolitions should go to referendum

Opinion: We don’t even know where the new arts centre and twin rinks would go?

  • Dec 5, 2021
Santa Parade in downtown Penticton in 2019, the last time the city hosted the popular Christmas parade. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Letter: The council who stole Christmas in Penticton

Resident pens poem in jest about “King and council of royal bike lanes” who cancelled Santa parade

  • Dec 2, 2021
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LETTER: More B.C. land must be protected

25% of province’s land base must be protected by 2025

  • Nov 24, 2021
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Vernon university women’s group advocates for change

Women and men urged to attend presentation on eradicating violence against women

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
Bad Tattoo owner Lee Agur stepped down in September after coming out in refusing to check vaccine passports at his Penticton brewery. (Google Maps)

Letter: Penticton Chamber faces criticism for choice in Business Leader of the Year Award

Bad Tattoo owner Lee Agur won the prestigious award after thumbing nose at vaccine mandates

  • Nov 21, 2021
Bad Tattoo owner Lee Agur stepped down in September after coming out in refusing to check vaccine passports at his Penticton brewery. (Google Maps)
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95 % of B.C. considered unceded lands

To the editor; It’s time to have an open and honest discussion…

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LETTER: Efforts needed to deal with natural disasters

Federal government should spend money on search and rescue efforts

  • Nov 17, 2021
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A neighbour of a Penticton senior said the person fell coming out of the Vees game Nov. 10 and allegedly waited 1.5 hours for an ambulance. (Black Press file photo)

Letter: Senior who fell at Penticton Vees game waits 1.5 hours for ambulance

The person in their 80s had to lie on the cold ground with a broken hip

  • Nov 16, 2021
A neighbour of a Penticton senior said the person fell coming out of the Vees game Nov. 10 and allegedly waited 1.5 hours for an ambulance. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Remembering the forgotten

A salute to all Vernon seamen who went lost at sea

  • Nov 11, 2021
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The completed bike lane on Martin Street. (Western News file photo)

Letter: Federal government better be helping with next phase of Penticton bike lane

Council wants to pay for next phase costs of $4.7 million in 2022 budget

  • Nov 4, 2021
The completed bike lane on Martin Street. (Western News file photo)
Memorial Arena is deemed too old to keep. A plan is demolish it and create a twin rink facility in the SOEC area. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Letter: Time for RDOS taxpayers to help fund Penticton services

RDOS residents use Penticton facilities and services but don’t pay the taxes to support them

  • Oct 7, 2021
Memorial Arena is deemed too old to keep. A plan is demolish it and create a twin rink facility in the SOEC area. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex's heart. (Submitted)

Letter: Mom of Penticton’s Rex Gill thanks everyone for huge turnout to memorial ride

‘I am sure Rex and Mike were watching from above and smiling down on us’

  • Sep 30, 2021
Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex's heart. (Submitted)
This lone pelican popped into Penticton for a visit last week. (Robert Emms photo)

Letter: Rare birds flock to South Okanagan

From Trumpeter swans and pelicans to sandhill cranes, a sighting is always fun

  • Sep 27, 2021
This lone pelican popped into Penticton for a visit last week. (Robert Emms photo)
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LETTER: Reforms to voting system are needed

More people voted for Conservatives than for Liberals

  • Sep 22, 2021
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LETTER: Pride must be restored to nursing profession

Former nurse has concerns about present image of nursing

  • Sep 22, 2021
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In 2018, Salmon Arm council said it was firmly against groundwater extraction for commercial water bottles. (File photo)

Letter: Penticton needs Blue Community Project to protect our water

On Tuesday, city council will vote whether to accept the plan or not

  • Sep 19, 2021
In 2018, Salmon Arm council said it was firmly against groundwater extraction for commercial water bottles. (File photo)
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LETTER: Retailers not to blame for self checkouts

Increased minimum wage, higher taxes affect businesses

  • Aug 19, 2021
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Crews took advantage of favourable winds on Aug. 6 to successfully complete a 300 hectare planned ignition along the northeast flank of the Thomas Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

LETTER: Education needed on climate change

Teachers now need to become the purveyors of knowledge about our climate

  • Aug 18, 2021
Crews took advantage of favourable winds on Aug. 6 to successfully complete a 300 hectare planned ignition along the northeast flank of the Thomas Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)
The first leg of the Lake to Lake bike lane in Penticton opened on Sunday, Aug. 1.

Letters: Penticton council places bike lanes above public safety

Council has no issue spending money on bike lanes but not on safety of its citizens

  • Aug 2, 2021
The first leg of the Lake to Lake bike lane in Penticton opened on Sunday, Aug. 1.