Letters

LETTER: Lekhi family received support from Summerland

Family was showed kindness following racist vandalism in summer

  • Sep 17, 2020

LETTER: Change in forest policies needed

Current model of forest management has negative effects

  • Sep 4, 2020

LETTER: Summerland needs public engagement on water metering

Costs of meter installation have increased significantly over 10 years

  • Sep 2, 2020

LETTER: Plants help enhance Summerland

Summerland Public Works has added to beautification

  • Aug 6, 2020

North Okanagan park back to being beautiful

LETTER: City thanked for keeping Linear Park clean

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LETTER: Doesn’t anyone care anymore?

LETTER: Irreversible harm done to Summerland business

Summerland mayor’s confrontation over Confederate flag has harmed store

  • Jul 29, 2020

LETTER: Disappointed with Summerland mayor’s confrontational manner

Confederate flag incident at store should have been handled differently

  • Jul 29, 2020

LETTER: We can’t change history

Mayor’s actions were disgraceful and not a good example to younger citizens

  • Jul 29, 2020

LETTER: Confederate flag is a potent symbol of hate

We cannot erase history and what it symbolizes — but we can deem it as unacceptable in our community

  • Jul 29, 2020

Letter: Canada unwilling to sign treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

Government’s position unlikely to change without pressure from Canadians

  • Jul 28, 2020

LETTER: Mayor’s misstep and missed opportunity

Demonizing a store owner for his merchandise is below the office of being mayor

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Evaluate the risk of harm associated with specific actions

For example, marketing racist symbols has the effect of making minority families feel unsafe

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Mayor’s actions won’t effectively address racism in Summerland

The situation could’ve been resolved without blame and degradation

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Solar farm could’ve been solar installations on homes instead

Local homeowners should encourage council to have a ‘buy-in’ program to augment the solar farm

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Mayor Boot was unprofessional

Ranting against perceived racism is another form of bullying

  • Jul 27, 2020

LETTER: Mayor should resign for handling of Confederate bandanas

Toni Boot’s actions in dealing with store owner were inappropriate

  • Jul 22, 2020

LETTER: Summerland mayor embarrassed dollar store owner

Quiet phone call, not public display, should have been used in Confederate flag incident

  • Jul 22, 2020

LETTER: Summerland mayor’s actions unprofessional and inappropriate

Summerland mayor Toni Boot confronted store owner over selling Confederate bandanas

  • Jul 21, 2020