Letters

Sk’atsin Silvatech Ventures’ Ty Moynahan and Riley Conner remove narrow logs from an area of Little Mountain Park as part of the City of Salmon Arm’s ongoing wildfire fuel management efforts under its Community Wildfire Protection Plan. (File photo)

Concern raised over logging in Salmon Arm parks

Public meeting planned to take place at Little Mountain

  • May 18, 2022
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District planned to divide Electoral Area C (South Shuswap) into two electoral areas should voters decide against the proposed incorporation of Sorrento-Blind Bay. (CSRD map)

Letter: Resident relieved by referendum results on Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation

Re: Referendum on incorporation of Sorrento-Blind Bay We are so very fortunate,…

  • May 2, 2022
Advanced voting on the proposed Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation takes place April 20, with voting day set for April 30 (CSRD map)

Letter: Writer defends voices opposed to Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation

Re: Letter: Misinformation around Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation a concern I agree with…

  • Apr 19, 2022
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LETTER: Affordable housing needed to address climate change

Daily travel requires energy and creates pollution

  • Apr 14, 2022
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LETTER: Humans are causing climate change

Last seven years have been hottest on record

  • Apr 11, 2022
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Salmon Arm's Cemetery trails. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm dog owner ‘sickened by lack of consideration’ of other dog owners on city trails

I have a miniature schnauzer. She is 18 months old. Being very…

  • Apr 5, 2022
Salmon Arm's Cemetery trails. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board has recommended the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)

Letter: Misinformation around Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation a concern

Writer encourages voters to ‘get the facts’

  • Apr 3, 2022
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board has recommended the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)
Letter writer urges horse riders to clear horse feces away from roads and trails. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident urges horse owners to clear away road apples

Writers suggests riders carry collapsible shovels

  • Mar 31, 2022
Letter writer urges horse riders to clear horse feces away from roads and trails. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
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LETTER: Electric vehicles are not a silver bullet

Manufacturing and energy production must be considered.

  • Mar 30, 2022
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A view onto the yard of a maternity hospital damaged in a shelling attack in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Associated Press journalists, who have been reporting from inside blockaded Mariupol since early in the war, documented this attack on the hospital and saw the victims and damage firsthand. They shot video and photos of several bloodstained, pregnant mothers fleeing the blown-out maternity ward, medics shouting, children crying. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Letter: War in Ukraine is a tragedy years in the making

Lachlan Labere is right to remind us that we live under the…

  • Mar 21, 2022
A view onto the yard of a maternity hospital damaged in a shelling attack in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Associated Press journalists, who have been reporting from inside blockaded Mariupol since early in the war, documented this attack on the hospital and saw the victims and damage firsthand. They shot video and photos of several bloodstained, pregnant mothers fleeing the blown-out maternity ward, medics shouting, children crying. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A Salmon Arm resident suggests people continue wearing masks in drug and grocery stores.

Letter: Salmon Arm shopper suggests people continue wearing masks in drug stores

While in one of our local drug stores I noticed there were…

  • Mar 21, 2022
A Salmon Arm resident suggests people continue wearing masks in drug and grocery stores.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board is recommending the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)

Letter: With incorporation, tax dollars will ‘definitely stop’ in new South Shuswap municipality

‘Once incorporated, there is no turning back or recourse…’, says writer

  • Mar 19, 2022
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board is recommending the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)
Maribeth Friesen is Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s manager of regional services for the North and Central Okanagan

Alzheimer’s awareness needed year-round

Society thanks Okanagan residents for helping to change the conversation

Maribeth Friesen is Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s manager of regional services for the North and Central Okanagan
Sicamous resident challenges district’s utility billing. (File photo)

Letter: Sicamous resident takes district to task over utility billing

“I think it is time to change the bylaw.”

  • Mar 11, 2022
Sicamous resident challenges district’s utility billing. (File photo)
Fair Vote Okanagan Shuswap advocates for electoral reform in the form of proportional representation. (File photo)

Letter: Increasing division in Canada emphasizes need for electoral reform

“I do not want future generations to inherit a legacy of division and hate.”

  • Mar 9, 2022
Fair Vote Okanagan Shuswap advocates for electoral reform in the form of proportional representation. (File photo)
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LETTER: B.C. should lift COVID-19 mandates

Okanagan chambers applauded for opposing mandates

  • Mar 9, 2022
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Letter: Salmon Arm resident put off by protest

Writer hopes government learns from experience

  • Mar 9, 2022
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Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP asked to answer for Conservative party’s response to blockades

Since 1993 we’ve paid conservative MPs a lot of tax dollars to…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Letter: Convoy leadership needs to be exposed, resisted and defeated

There is a well-organized far-right political movement behind the convoy politics across…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Aldergrove Conservative MP Tako van Popta posted a photo of himself with three participants in the ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 31. (Facebook image)

Letter: Conservatives ushering Canadians down path of anger and division

Writer says party woefully lacking competence, good judgement and integrity

  • Feb 24, 2022
Aldergrove Conservative MP Tako van Popta posted a photo of himself with three participants in the ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 31. (Facebook image)