Letters

Letter: Get aid to those who need it most

Writer proud of Canadian government when it comes to foreign aid

  • Aug 11, 2020

Letter: With Donald Trump you never know

Interview brings out pettiness of U.S. president

  • Aug 11, 2020

North Okanagan park back to being beautiful

LETTER: City thanked for keeping Linear Park clean

Weeds taking over Okanagan hillsides

LETTER: Doesn’t anyone care anymore?

LETTER: Irreversible harm done to Summerland business

Summerland mayor’s confrontation over Confederate flag has harmed store

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Penticton brush fire
Houseboat catches fire on Mara Lake in the Shuswap
House fire in Hedley
Fire at Captain's Cove Marina, west of Canoe Beach

LETTER: Disappointed with Summerland mayor’s confrontational manner

Confederate flag incident at store should have been handled differently

  • Jul 29, 2020

LETTER: Confederate flag is a potent symbol of hate

We cannot erase history and what it symbolizes — but we can deem it as unacceptable in our community

  • Jul 29, 2020

Letter: Canada unwilling to sign treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

Government’s position unlikely to change without pressure from Canadians

  • Jul 28, 2020

LETTER: Evaluate the risk of harm associated with specific actions

For example, marketing racist symbols has the effect of making minority families feel unsafe

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Mayor’s actions won’t effectively address racism in Summerland

The situation could’ve been resolved without blame and degradation

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Solar farm could’ve been solar installations on homes instead

Local homeowners should encourage council to have a ‘buy-in’ program to augment the solar farm

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Mayor Boot was unprofessional

Ranting against perceived racism is another form of bullying

  • Jul 27, 2020

Letter: Drawing attention to mental-health needs

Writer grateful for Shuswap MLA’s support of Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Jul 24, 2020

LETTER: Mayor should resign for handling of Confederate bandanas

Toni Boot’s actions in dealing with store owner were inappropriate

  • Jul 22, 2020

LETTER: Summerland mayor embarrassed dollar store owner

Quiet phone call, not public display, should have been used in Confederate flag incident

  • Jul 22, 2020

LETTER: Summerland mayor’s actions unprofessional and inappropriate

Summerland mayor Toni Boot confronted store owner over selling Confederate bandanas

  • Jul 21, 2020

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020

LETTER: Summerland mayor demonstrates strong leadership

Toni Boot’s recent actions against racist symbols applauded

Letter: Unmasked faces plentiful at Salmon Arm stores

Writer concerned residents, businesses have reverted to “old normal” too soon

  • Jul 14, 2020