Letters

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LETTER: Affordable housing needed to address climate change

Daily travel requires energy and creates pollution

  • Apr 14, 2022
A conceptual design of Vernon's new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Is this the time for Vernon cultural and active living centres?

LETTER: Resident asks politicians to look at their spending

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LETTER: Humans are causing climate change

Last seven years have been hottest on record

  • Apr 11, 2022
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 design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)

Overpass needed for Okanagan gondola proposal

LETTER: Resident concerned about already-dangerous Highway 97 intersection

A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Poetic appreciation for Vernon healthcare

LETTER: Resident rhymes recent experience

Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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
Spring snowmelt reveals garbage around town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Snow melt reveals Vernon’s garbage

LETTER: Resident urges others to do their part with spring cleaning

Spring snowmelt reveals garbage around town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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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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)
Downtown’s 30th Avenue was blocked off for most of last summer and could be again this year. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Vernon business unhappy with 30th Ave closure repeat

Most of the summer saw a portion of road closed, but to the detriment of some businesses

  • Feb 26, 2022
Downtown’s 30th Avenue was blocked off for most of last summer and could be again this year. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Jim's Gym in Parksville has closed its doors for good. (PQB News File Photo)

Gyms in need of Vernon’s support

LETTER: ‘Collectively, all of us can help make sure these businesses rebound’

Jim's Gym in Parksville has closed its doors for good. (PQB News File Photo)
Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates walk near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opinion: Don’t let fatigue and frustration allow you to be misguided by vocal minority

Shelley Desautels responds to messaging from North Okanagan-Shuswap MP

  • Feb 2, 2022
Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates walk near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon reminded of Kinsmen Park stipulation

LETTER: Club donated the land to the city in 1963, for recreational purposes

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
Hundreds of nails and burned material was left behind by a group illegally burning at Kin Beach in November. (Doug Ferguson photo)

Illegal burning at Vernon beach sparks warning

LETTER: Those walking bare-foot at Kin this summer cautioned of nails

Hundreds of nails and burned material was left behind by a group illegally burning at Kin Beach in November. (Doug Ferguson photo)
Vernon bylaw officers are being thanked for their efforts to keep the community safe. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon Bylaw’s commitment to safety seen and appreciated

Vernon resident thanks officers for easing traffic congestion near school

Vernon bylaw officers are being thanked for their efforts to keep the community safe. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon’s sourcing priorities need to change

LETTER: COVID-19 and floods show need for local independence

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) will host a virtual all-candidates forum for the 11 people running for one vacant seat on Vernon council. The forum will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The event will be live-streamed through SENS' Facebook (Meta) page. (Black Press - file photo)
The Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) will host a virtual all-candidates forum for the 11 people running for one vacant seat on Vernon council. The forum will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The event will be live-streamed through SENS' Facebook (Meta) page. (Black Press - file photo)