Letters

Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Peter North and artist liaison Tori Jewell discuss preparations for the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival. North was the festival's artistic director between 2014 and 2021.  (File photo)

Letter: Former Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director questions recent praise

Peter North grateful to those who helped get event ‘back on solid ground’

  • Sep 28, 2021
Letters to the editor.

Letter: Actions of so-called adults at schools appalling

Writer says protesters showed disregard for sense of security and well-being of children

  • Sep 20, 2021
Covid-19 vaccine drop-in clinics continue to be held throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm doctor denounces actions of protesters at schools and hospitals, urges vaccination

Right to freedom ends when it infringes on another’s right to feel safe, says writer

  • Sep 20, 2021
Covid-19 vaccine drop-in clinics continue to be held throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. (File photo)
This is B.C.’s vaccine card, as it appears on mobile devices, and how results are shown. (File image)

Letter: Noisy minority opposed to B.C. vaccine card

Writer expects difficulties only from those trying to make a statement, start a fight

  • Sep 9, 2021
This is B.C.’s vaccine card, as it appears on mobile devices, and how results are shown. (File image)
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Letter: Merritt travellers grateful for help from Salmon Arm tire shop

Couple say Kal Tire staff went above and beyond to get them on their way

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Not a gun owner, Shuswap resident looks into laws for owning firearms

Writer says laws covering firearms misunderstood by many

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Letter: Living thanks to earlier vaccination campaigns

Looking back at treatments, medication and experimentation

  • Sep 3, 2021
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Reader says the solution to wildfires is to get serious about climate change. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

Letter: Wildfires not the problem, only a symptom

Letter writer says just as building a new morgue is not a solution to COVID, wildfires not the issue

  • Aug 29, 2021
Reader says the solution to wildfires is to get serious about climate change. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
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Letter: B.C. Lottery tax grab way out of hand

Writer supports smaller cash prizes for more people

  • Aug 23, 2021
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LETTER: Retailers not to blame for self checkouts

Increased minimum wage, higher taxes affect businesses

  • Aug 19, 2021
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Letter: Federal NDP leader challenged on oil subsidies amid climate crisis

Writer questions willingness to override provincial governments

  • Aug 19, 2021
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Letter: No reward to snap-election with proportional representation

Writer argues election driven by Liberal’s desire for majority

  • Aug 19, 2021
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Letter writer speaks up for Shuswap MLA and North Okanagan-Shuswap MP and their efforts to address climate change. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Letter: Writer defends climate actions of North Okanagan-Shuswap MP, Shuswap MLA

Both politicians stand strong on adverse effects of climate change says writer.

  • Aug 14, 2021
Letter writer speaks up for Shuswap MLA and North Okanagan-Shuswap MP and their efforts to address climate change. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. file photo, two kayakers try to beat the current pushing them down an overflowing Brays Bayou from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, says warming already is smacking Earth hard and quickly with accelerating sea level rise, shrinking ice and worsening extremes such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, FIle)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP urged to step up on climate change

Warnings in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report a concern

  • Aug 11, 2021
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. file photo, two kayakers try to beat the current pushing them down an overflowing Brays Bayou from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, says warming already is smacking Earth hard and quickly with accelerating sea level rise, shrinking ice and worsening extremes such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, FIle)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP’s suggestion to enjoy ourselves a timely message

Writer responds to letter criticizing MP for ignoring wildfires, climate change

  • Aug 10, 2021
Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Letter: Tokyo Olympics provides valued distraction

Writer grateful for coverage of Canadian athletes

  • Aug 9, 2021
Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
South Shuswap. (Google Maps)

Letter: Regional district’s neutrality questioned on South Shuswap incorporation

Writer argues CSRD hasn’t been objective during process

  • Jul 20, 2021
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With the recent heat dome, there were several days where temperatures in Salmon Arm exceeded 40 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Letter: Heat wave should have cleared away any doubt on climate change

Writer urges ending reliance on fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy

  • Jul 5, 2021
With the recent heat dome, there were several days where temperatures in Salmon Arm exceeded 40 C. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Letter to the editor about Penticton's friendliness, small town values,

Newcomer to Penticton amazed by kind, friendly residents

Stranger offers new rain ponchos, friendly words during rare spring storm

  • Jun 7, 2021
Letter to the editor about Penticton's friendliness, small town values,