Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Take a step back from boundary extension

Is the Skaha Bluffs boundary extension a good idea?

This mayor and council has pushed through some expensive, ill-informed decisions, that we will all have to pay for and live with for a very long time.

I’m sure we all have our favourites.

Is the Skaha Bluffs boundary extension a good idea?

The City of Penticton does not have a community wildfire protection plan but we are being asked to place 180 families in an area that interfaces with wildfires. After the Carmi fire people could not get fire insurance, building stagnated.

The donated 150 acres to B.C. Parks, within our city boundary, will give the city a carbon tax credit. Will that allow less work to be done in town on environmental issues? Will this 150 acres become part of the city park inventory and make it easier for the city to development the lower city parks? Is that why Trio is being kept on at the marina for 2018? Are we in for bluff climbing accident liability, considerably more expensive than a picnic related injury claim?

We can not afford more mistakes environmentally, financially, or for the the overall health of this city.

Let’s sit back, put this on hold for the next council before adding Skaha Bluffs to the long list of poorly researched, costly mistakes. To do that you must fill in the form and get it to City Hall.

Lynn Crassweller


Just Posted

Male strippers appeal with comedy

Vancouver’s Comic Strippers to perform shows in Salmon Arm and Vernon

Out to pasture at the Freak’n Farmer

The annual “fun” event at Covert Farms put on by the Covert family and HooDoo Adventures

Couple of cruisers crammed in Penticton

Penticton RCMP officers and voluteers collected food and money for the Salvation Army Food Bank

Spruce Kings hand Penticton Vees a loss at BCHL Showcase

Former Vees player Ben Brar nets two goals

Great news for Indigenous youth program in BC

The federal government came through with over $1 million in funding for Indigenous youth program

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

B.C. VIEWS: Looking under the hood of ICBC’s war on crashes

Is our accident rate really soaring, or is it inefficiency?

B.C. tent city residents have three weeks to clear out: Supreme Court

Fire risk, criminal activity in neighbourhood cited as reasons for judgment

Most Read