Letters

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LETTER: Difficult to make predictions 100 years ahead

Past generations could not have foreseen present world

  • Jan 17, 2023
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LETTER: Take measures now to create a better future

Choices today will affect generations to come

  • Jan 17, 2023
Green burials, an alternative to common burials or cremation, are supported in Salmon Arm’s Cemetery Management Bylaw. (Cloe Logan photo)

Letter: Greener alternatives to consider for end of life

‘Green burial comes closer to the natural way of dealing with living organisms.’

A sea can with a generator, along with two porta potties, were delivered to 3rd Street SE on Dec. 20, near the tent encampment on the east side of the street. (File photo)

Letter: Much appreciation for Salmon Arm man with sea can for people living rough

‘My heart is warmed by this generous act that has provided a lifesaving stopgap…’

  • Dec 30, 2022
A sea can with a generator, along with two porta potties, were delivered to 3rd Street SE on Dec. 20, near the tent encampment on the east side of the street. (File photo)
The portion of the map marked in yellow is the location of proposed improvements to Lakeshore Road. On Nov. 14, Salmon Arm council approved the preparation of a detailed design with cost estimates. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Letter: Resident questions City of Salmon Arm’s plans for Lakeshore Road

Writer suggests traffic study could provide safer alternatives to access downtown

  • Dec 12, 2022
The portion of the map marked in yellow is the location of proposed improvements to Lakeshore Road. On Nov. 14, Salmon Arm council approved the preparation of a detailed design with cost estimates. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Letter writer argues ICBC policy of using book value to determine provincial sales tax is flawed. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Letter: ICBC relying on flawed policy for private sales of used vehicles

‘It disadvantages lower-income individuals and families’

  • Nov 24, 2022
Letter writer argues ICBC policy of using book value to determine provincial sales tax is flawed. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP quick to blame, short on details

Arnold urged to share specific proposals to lower cost of living

  • Nov 18, 2022
A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)

Letter: Past time we took the health of firefighters more seriously

“All smoke and fumes can be harmful, but some are more harmful than others.”

  • Nov 18, 2022
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)
A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)

Guess that sign: Okanagan Rail Trail marker overgrown

Trail users wondering why a sign would be erected behind a tree

A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)
Funding was approved in 2021 for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)

Letter: Writer reminds Shuswap MLA he’s part of the government

‘I’m afraid you have misapprehended your job as an MLA’

Funding was approved in 2021 for a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project involving the four-laning of Highway 1 between the Tappen Valley Road and Ford Road intersections. (Google image)
The Spotlight reported on the homeless camp, located on the banks of the Similkameen River, in September. (Andrea DeMeer photo)

Letter: Homeless camp neighbour has compassionate change of heart

‘These people never, ever impacted our home and never stole anything’

The Spotlight reported on the homeless camp, located on the banks of the Similkameen River, in September. (Andrea DeMeer photo)
Retired RN Joanne Zerr is grateful for care recently received at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)

Letter: Recent Salmon Arm hospital patient urges support of public health-care system

Retired RN shares experience with health care in the U.S.

  • Oct 12, 2022
Retired RN Joanne Zerr is grateful for care recently received at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)
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Letter: Thick skin not necessary to be a Columbia Shuswap Regional District director

Writer suggests formula for successful governance

  • Sep 21, 2022
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Letters to the editor can be sent to newsroom@saobserver.net. (File photo)

Letter: Concerns over ‘ad hoc’ densification prompt questions to Salmon Arm candidates

As the city election approaches, I have questions for candidates on planning…

  • Sep 20, 2022
Letters to the editor can be sent to newsroom@saobserver.net. (File photo)
A man and a boy walk across the almost dried up bed of river Yamuna following hot weather in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2022. According to a report released by the World Meteorological Organization on Monday, May 9, 2022, the world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Letter: Shuswap organization urges support for ‘climate sincere candidates’

Just in the past two weeks researchers have released two new urgent…

  • Sep 19, 2022
A man and a boy walk across the almost dried up bed of river Yamuna following hot weather in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2022. According to a report released by the World Meteorological Organization on Monday, May 9, 2022, the world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
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LETTER: Thanks for supporting Summerland athlete

Family of Justin Kripps grateful for community support

  • Sep 14, 2022
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Discussions took place throughout August 2022 at the United Nations in New York to review the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty. (United Nations Web TV)

Letter: High hopes dashed at UN conference on nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty

‘Some initiatives discussed… could pave the way for action in other forums.’

  • Sep 13, 2022
Discussions took place throughout August 2022 at the United Nations in New York to review the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty. (United Nations Web TV)
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Letter: Negotiations lacking in review of Nuclear Weapons Non-proliferation Treaty

Canada ‘complicit in the stockpiling and potential use of nuclear weapons’

  • Aug 2, 2022
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Canadian passport (Pixabay)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident fed up with complaints about passport delays

I have no sympathy for those whining about long wait lines for…

  • Jul 2, 2022
Canadian passport (Pixabay)
Reader calls on older adults to do their part to fight climate change because it’s their responsibility to younger people. (Courtesy photo)

Letter: Adults have a responsibilty to young people to fight climate change

Reader appreciates Salmon Arm Secondary students’ essays on the future

  • Jun 28, 2022
Reader calls on older adults to do their part to fight climate change because it’s their responsibility to younger people. (Courtesy photo)