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Letters

Letters

House arrest for assaulting officer? What a joke

Editor: Re: (‘Men who attacked, knocked out Kamloops Mountie avoid prison,’ Jan. 27): What on earth is going on? One of our police officer is assaulted...

M-103 chips away at free speech

Editor: A large section of the public has become more and more concerned with the violence exhibited daily by some followers of Islam in the...

Oh, the woes of windrows

Editor: I want to thank Dale Bass for her Feb. 17 column about bus riders dealing with snow windrows (‘Bus riders thankful for the thaw’): I...

Pioneer’s son risked all in war

Editor: Thank you, Jessica Klymchuk,  for the great article on John Freemont Smith and Black History Month (‘Spirit of a true pioneer,’ Feb. 16). Smith was...

Tobacco age idea worth pursuing

Editor: I was watching the news online from Mexico recently and saw Health minister Terry Lake talk about raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco...

Why can’t we attract doctors to Kamloops?

Editor: As a community, we certainly have a persistent problem attracting doctors. The area has a great lifestyle and modern facilities, but for some reason, it...

Taking issue with Plaza’s rationale for layoffs

  Editor: Re: (‘Plaza Hotel lays off 13 restaurant staff as Fireside Lounge closes’): I take issue with general manager Shatha Al- Reihani’s recommendation to the Plaza’s...

Men who attacked Mountie treated by judge like misbehaving kids

Editor: Re: (‘Men who attacked, knocked out Kamloops Mountie avoid prison,’ Jan. 27): It is unbelievable how nonchalantly our court system dealt with this case. No jail time...

Changes to First Avenue have caused traffic chaos

Editor: After observing the work being done on the lane access at First Avenue and Victoria Street for many months, and after having experienced the...

Kids should be in class

Editor: It seems to me quite pointless talking and writing about the dilemma of whether to have a one- or two-week spring break for our...

Fletcher in Liberal’s pocket

Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Feb. 14: (‘Election budget sets the state’): Fletcher obviously is in the Liberal Party’s pocket. Why else would he deflect...

Thank you, Tim at Hillside Centre

Editor: I wish to tell the people about a wonderful 59-year-old nurse at Hillside Centre, named Tim. While I was a patient there for one...

Kamloops lawyer was a ‘remarkable human being’

Editor: The First Nations Women of B.C. lost a truly remarkable advocate for the rights of our women and children. I am the last founding...

Doctor recruitment takes time

Editor: Re: Feb. 10 letter to the editor (“Building won’t solve doctor shortage”): Kamloops is my hometown — it’s a great place to live, work and...

Shift workers appreciate two-week break with their kids

Editor: I have two words in support of a two-week spring break: Shift work. My husband works in the ER and his shifts frequently...

Start attracting immigrant doctors to fill shortage

Editor: We are constantly being told there is a severe doctor shortage in this country. Baby boomers, like myself, are now at the leading...

Where is the accountability for teachers?

Editor: In light of the controversial debate over spring break, I think now is a good time to bring up another issue affecting the education...

Building won’t solve doctor shortage

Editor: In the wake of the government’s announcement that a new tower will be built to add to Interior Health’s buildings portfolio, something magical has...

Milobar, Cavers should step down from council

Editor: When Mayor Peter Milobar and Coun. Donovan Cavers ran and won, they made a commitment to the people of Kamloops to hold those positions until the...

Ajax won’t help doctor shortage

Editor: Due to the extreme shortage of general practitioners in Kamloops, we should be aware and concerned citizens are now driving to Logan Lake for...