-6°
Clear
Currently
Clear
Tomorrow
High 2° / Low -5°
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday
High 6° / Low -3°

Letters

Letters

More library security won’t change anything

Editor: I am responding to KTW’s request for input regarding improvements to security at the TNRD Building at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue downtown.  About two...

City of Kamloops not blameless in Westsyde Pool roof fiasco

Editor: Re: The Westsyde Pool roof construction job, which is now delayed indefinitely after the contractor failed to install correct materials: The importance of the specifications...

Sentences an insult to RCMP officers everywhere

Editor: Re: (‘No jail time for men who beat Mountie,’ Jan. 31): Unbelievable. Seriously, these two individuals beat and stomp a police officer into unconsciousness during the...

On road lines, colour me confused

Editor: Re: J.M. Birk’s letter of Jan. 31 regarding road markings (‘Road lines vanish amid another winter’): Editor: Why are the lines painted the same colour as...

Blame Ottawa for disappearing road lines

Editor: Re: J.M. Birk’s letter of Jan. 31 regarding road markings (‘Road lines vanish amid another winter’): I spoke to Transportation Minister Todd Stone about this...

We stand with our Muslim friends

Editor: Refugees and Friends Together (R.A.F.T.) is shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the murders and mayhem at a mosque in Quebec on Sunday night. Our...

Treatment centres need standardized regulations

Editor: Re: The recommendations made at a coroner’s inquest investigating the March 2016 death in a Sunshine Coast treatment centre of Brandon Jansen, who was...

Perhaps climate change is behind declining moose population

Editor: Where have the moose gone? These questions have been asked in recent letters to the editor. The tone of the letters seems to be that we...

The B.C. HOME Partnership Program is good public policy

Editor: In Canada, there is an implied social contract with young people that if they finish their education, work hard and save, they will have...

Road lines vanish amid another winter

Editor: We seem to go through this every year at this time and nothing changes. I am talking about the disappearing lane lines on streets...

Canada is losing the LNG battle

Editor: Statoil’s Hammerfest LNG export facility in Norway, a competitor to B.C. and Alberta natural gas,  dispatched a cargo to Canada in January, according to...

Raising age limit for tobacco purchases a good idea

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...

More to work of a teacher than time spent in classroom

Editor: Re: Rick Sommer’s letter of Jan, 23 (‘Teachers show sense of entitlement’): Sommer stated: "I fully recognize that, outside these numbers, teachers prepare lesson plans,...

We must not give up on addicts

Editor: B. C. Health Minister Terry Lake said responding to B.C.’s opioid crisis has cost the province’s health-care system $65 million and counting. He then said...

Cavers has every right to attend public hearing

Editor: I am shocked that some City of Kamloops  staff and city CAO David Trawin have the nerve and the gall to tell Coun. Donovan...

No need for more meetings at Ajax

Editor: Re: KTW’s Jan. 24 article about the discussions between the City of Kamloops and mine proponent KGHM Ajax (‘Kamloops council adds another meeting before...

Students had once-in-lifetime experience

Editor: Over the past few years, I’ve been involved in the outdoor education program at a local high school in Kamloops. We have sought to...

What is message behind marching?

Editor: There have been women’s marches taking place in many cities and I am puzzled. What is the main message from those gatherings? Is President Trump going...

Congrats on voting in Trump, America

Editor: The Munster family, dad, mom and children, have just moved into the White House. Congratulations to the United States of America.  Frank Desmet Kamloops

Spring break questions seemed rigged

Editor: I am a parent with children in the Kamloops-Thompson school district. I recently participated in an online school district questionnaire delivered by Thought Exchange. I...