Letters

Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park back in June amid a heat wave that had temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

LETTER: Vernon water wasters ignoring drought

Resident concerned as green-lawned businesses aren’t doing their conservation part

Sarah Eves has already stated she would like a ban on election signs. (File photo)

Letter: Liberal candidate says election signs have been vandalized and stolen

One supporter refused to take sign out of fear of intimidation

Roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

LETTER: ‘We see you’ says ICU nurse to Kelowna General Hospital protesters

‘You have no idea what goes on within these walls. You don’t see us’

  • Sep 3, 2021
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LETTER: Time to take action in climate crisis

Enough of climate deniers and climate action delayers kicking the can of change in our energy system

  • Sep 2, 2021
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The Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon installed on Stave Lake Street and Best Avenue will be operational in the next several weeks. District of Mission photo.

LETTER: put a flashing crosswalk in at hospital hill

Busy intersection at Vernon hospital could be more safe with this addition

  • Sep 2, 2021
The Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon installed on Stave Lake Street and Best Avenue will be operational in the next several weeks. District of Mission photo.
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LETTER: Won’t support Vernon businesses refusing vax card program

Because generations of my family and yours lined up for vaccinations such…

  • Sep 2, 2021
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LETTER: Missing facts

I don’t think Rick Davidson’s letter “Canada on Fire” has covered all…

  • Aug 28, 2021
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LETTER: Why an election now?

The fourth wave of COVID-19 is here, and wildfires are devastating our…

  • Aug 26, 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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LETTER: Canada’s on fire, where’s Trudeau?

There are more than 300 wildfires burning across British Columbia, with dozens…

  • Jul 29, 2021
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LETTER: Act now on fires

Mr. Horgan, I have sent a couple of emails to premiers about…

  • Jul 29, 2021
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LETTER: Wildfires a no fly zone

Morning Star reader asks if the photos were worth stalling firefighting efforts

  • Jul 15, 2021
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LETTER: In response to withholding taxes

Morning Star reader has some suggestions to ‘walk the talk’

  • Jul 15, 2021
Jennifer Kerr was one local resident who leapt into action to help Vernon’s beloved herons stay cool during the extreme heat wave. A number of herons literally dropped from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

LETTER: Heartfelt appreciation for heron rescue

Heron Protection Society provides update post heat wave

  • Jul 15, 2021
Jennifer Kerr was one local resident who leapt into action to help Vernon’s beloved herons stay cool during the extreme heat wave. A number of herons literally dropped from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Pickleball Association members Rob Irving (from left), Myron Hocevar, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips flank Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (centre) inside the newly roofed Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex at Marshall Fields. (City of Vernon photo)



Photo above (left to right): Rob Irving, Myron Hocevar, Mayor Victor Cumming, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips inside the OWA Pickleball Complex.

LETTER: Amazing new pickleball facility

Morning Star reader says kudos to new development

  • Jul 1, 2021
Vernon Pickleball Association members Rob Irving (from left), Myron Hocevar, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips flank Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (centre) inside the newly roofed Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex at Marshall Fields. (City of Vernon photo)



Photo above (left to right): Rob Irving, Myron Hocevar, Mayor Victor Cumming, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips inside the OWA Pickleball Complex.
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. 
(Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail - Contributed)

LETTER: Okanagan Rail Trail needs rules

Morning Star reader encounters trouble with e-bikes

  • Jul 1, 2021
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. 
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Support for the Adams Lake and Sewépemc Walking Our Spirits Home event, held June 11 to 13, came from many Indigenous communities. Indigenous police officers also offered their support to the procession supporting residential school survivors and all those affected by residential schools that walked from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to outside the Adams Lake conference centre near Chase. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

LETTER: Reconsider Canada Day

Before marking the occasion, reader says ask yourself how you will contribute to making this country a safe one for all

  • Jun 24, 2021
Support for the Adams Lake and Sewépemc Walking Our Spirits Home event, held June 11 to 13, came from many Indigenous communities. Indigenous police officers also offered their support to the procession supporting residential school survivors and all those affected by residential schools that walked from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to outside the Adams Lake conference centre near Chase. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No words to express collective grief: Vernon mayor on 215 buried at residential school

Vernon mayor pens letter to Okanagan Indian Band Chief and council

  • Jun 14, 2021
Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Area resident Reiner Stass counted more than 75 geese at Kin Beach on June 6, 2021. (Reiner Stass - contributed)

LETTER: Goose overload in Vernon

Too many geese at Kin Beach, says area resident

  • Jun 10, 2021
Area resident Reiner Stass counted more than 75 geese at Kin Beach on June 6, 2021. (Reiner Stass - contributed)
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,