Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Penticton council never learns its lessons

We need more city crews and less planners

I shudder to think that city council is back in business buying the old Greyhound bus depot.

You would think that after the dorm fiasco, and business with Trio for a waterslide, lessons would be learned.

Both of these cost us taxpayers a lot of money. The plan is for a parking lot!

One can see why Penticton has a bad record as far as managing its affairs and dollars. This money (well over a million) could be spent on fixing so many of the areas that need fixing. For example, weeds and garbage are everywhere you go in Penticton. Bad for a town depending on tourism.

We need more city crews and less planners.

I will mention that there have been positives such as the walkway along Okanagan Lake on Lakeshore. Plus the new streets on Main downtown. We need more of this and not council being in the business of buying properties without some consultation.

Allan Watt

Penticton

Just Posted

Ogopogo and Shuswaggi aren’t the only lake monsters to have legendary status

While both have legend status in the Okanagan-Shuswap regions there are said to be more

Penticton students take aim at bullying with Be Kind initiative

The initiative aims to replace Anti-Bullying Day with year-round activities.

Security footage shows grab and go of cash in Penticton business break-in

Marla Black is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into Winemaster

Vehicle taken by gunpoint in Penticton carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

Festival of all things spicy kicks off in the Similkameen

Organizers say Sizzle keeps getting bigger and bigger

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

Oak Bay father’s testimony at murder trial like plot of ‘bad low-budget movie:’ Crown

Crown alleged Andrew Berry’s ‘entire story of Christmas Day is a lie’

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Singh campaigns in Toronto, May in Winnipeg, as Liberal and Tory leaders pause

All parties expected to be back on the campaign trail Sunday

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

‘I think that will be really important to address the overall trend of youth vaping’

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote once-secret military base

B.C. First Nation signs agreement to return its land on Vancouver Island

The land on the east coast of Vancouver Island will be returned to the We Wai Kai Nation

Climate protesters temporarily shut down road in downtown Kelowna

Protesters are demanding politicans take action to stop climate change

Most Read