Letters

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 writer congratulates Salmon Arm council for its stand on bottled water. (File photo)

Letter: Congratulations offered to Salmon Arm council for stand on bottled water

Writer condones extraction of water for profit

  • May 31, 2021
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Letter: Forget the moon, Canada, and revamp lottery system

Writer urges reducing lottery prizes so more people can benefit

  • May 31, 2021
Canoe resident points to plywood plant’s economic benefits to the community and says criticisms are unjustified. (File photo)

Letter: Resident says concerns about Shuswap plywood plant unfair

Canoe man points to longtime economic benefits to the community

  • May 22, 2021
Canoe resident points to plywood plant’s economic benefits to the community and says criticisms are unjustified. (File photo)
Letter writer concerned there was a lack of notice by School District 83 regarding the May 12 board meeting on the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan. Discussion at the meeting is expected to focus on Salmon Arm schools, including the J.L. Jackson campus. (Google maps image)

Letter: Public provided little notice on Salmon Arm school facilities meeting

Writer questions what constitutes proper communication

  • May 12, 2021
Letter writer concerned there was a lack of notice by School District 83 regarding the May 12 board meeting on the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan. Discussion at the meeting is expected to focus on Salmon Arm schools, including the J.L. Jackson campus. (Google maps image)
Letters to the editor can be submitted to newsroom@saobserver.net. (File image)

Letter: In favour of Trudeau being the first person on Mars

Writer unimpressed with prime minister’s performance

  • May 11, 2021
Letters to the editor can be submitted to newsroom@saobserver.net. (File image)
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for the start of Interior Health’s COVID-19 immunization clinic on Monday morning, March 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Letter: Salmon Arm vaccine clinic personnel change raises questions

Writer grateful for work done by volunteers

  • May 11, 2021
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for the start of Interior Health’s COVID-19 immunization clinic on Monday morning, March 15, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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Letter: Bottled water operation a poor use of Salmon Arm land

Writer raises concerns with proposed use

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident grateful after vaccination experience

After challenges with booking, resident impressed by process and friendly staff

  • Apr 26, 2021
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident grateful after vaccination experience

After challenges with booking, resident impressed by process and friendly staff

  • Apr 26, 2021
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)
Writer opposed to the prospect of granting a company a licence to bottle groundwater in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Letter: Proposed Salmon Arm bottled water operation prompts opposition

“Water should be treated as a common good to be shared by everyone.”

Writer opposed to the prospect of granting a company a licence to bottle groundwater in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees are expected to be discussing the current Long Range Facilities Plan options at the April 20 school board meeting. (File photo)

Letter: Let the people have their say on Salmon Arm school options

Parent encourages School District 83 board to hold off on making a decision

  • Apr 17, 2021
School District 83 trustees are expected to be discussing the current Long Range Facilities Plan options at the April 20 school board meeting. (File photo)
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LETTER: Drive for excellence should show in COVID-19 vaccine effort

Canada should not settle for being average in its vaccine rollout strategy

  • Apr 16, 2021
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The Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a Saturday, April 10 gathering at Blackburn Park for provincial health order violations. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Letter: We should be working together, not against each other

Writer disappointed by silence of political leaders regarding weekend rally/demonstration

  • Apr 14, 2021
The Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a Saturday, April 10 gathering at Blackburn Park for provincial health order violations. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan campus and Jackson campus (pictured) both Grade 9-12 schools. (Google maps image)

Letter: Two high school option for Salmon Arm will create ‘have, have not’ situation

Writer concerned with E5 option, says transparent talk about implications needed

  • Apr 9, 2021
School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan campus and Jackson campus (pictured) both Grade 9-12 schools. (Google maps image)
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Letter: Watch how politicians are spending your money

Writer suggests politicians live in different reality from those struggling to pay rent

  • Apr 6, 2021
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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LETTER: Options available for medical care

Telephone and online methods allow people to contact doctors

  • Feb 26, 2021
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CF-18 Hornets fly in formation on their the departure for Operation IMPACT, in Cold Lake, Alberta on Tuesday October 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Letter: Pandemic should reset Canada’s priorities to benefit from demilitarization

Warships, tanks useless to fight forest fires, droughts, floods, pandemics and cyberattacks

  • Feb 18, 2021
CF-18 Hornets fly in formation on their the departure for Operation IMPACT, in Cold Lake, Alberta on Tuesday October 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Forty-five percent of people have trouble reading a newspaper. (File photo).

Letter: Google doesn’t pay for journalism

Writer grateful for federal support of newspapers

  • Feb 15, 2021
Forty-five percent of people have trouble reading a newspaper. (File photo).