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Letters: RCMP thankful for support

RCMP thankful for support

Penticton RCMP detachment members have received an outpouring of support from many community members who wished to express their sorrow for the untimely death of Moncton detachment members Const. Dave Ross, Const. Fabrice Gevaudan and Const. Douglas Larche.

A book of condolences has been made available at the front desk of the Penticton RCMP detachment.

We wish to welcome anyone, who would like to share words of love, hope and support to the families of these young brave men; to their fellow members and to the community of Moncton, to come by and sign this book.

The book will remain available until June 13 at 5 p.m. at which time Penticton RCMP will be forwarding it to the Moncton detachment on behalf of the community.

The Penticton RCMP detachment members would like to thank everyone for their support.

Cpl. Martin Trudeau

Penticton

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Facts point to crooked tactics

I’m not sure sometimes who my employer is, although it seems like it is the government.

I’d ask you to consider the following facts that have been verified or ruled upon by neutral third parties. Your employer has:

• Been found guilty of breaking your contract, guilty of bargaining in bad faith and trying to get you to strike.

• Been identified by the United Nations as treating workers poorly.

• Refused to acknowledge these rulings and use  more money to appeal the rulings.

• Told customers that the employee union is trying to bankrupt the business.

• Paid their employees less than anyone else in the same business.

• Scared customers by saying that if the business pays employees more and provide better services to customers, prices will increase beyond belief.

• Threatened to cut your wages by 10 per cent if you do not sign a contract that takes away more from you and reduces services to customers.

• Locked the doors of the business so you cannot come in on your own time to get your work done.

These facts are the reality for B.C. teachers.  I believe that any reasonable person would agree the employer has a record of poor behaviour and a lack of integrity.

The naked truth is there is a crisis in public education.

Every credible source says that investment is required in the system.

Please get the facts and please support public education.

Kevin Epp

Teacher, Penticton

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Tax hikes not good for seniors

(re: Support teachers, raise taxes; Letters, {Penticton Western News, May 30)

Mr. Schwartz, what about the seniors, the backbone of this country? Teachers make between $40,000 and $100,000  per year

Seniors on government pensions make up to $20, 000 per year, they live in the same country and towns.

Do you like seeing seniors in the food bank lines?

Elroy L. Potter

Summerland

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World is a worse place without teachers

If it wasn’t for our teachers we could throw away all books .

Without teachers just imagine a world full of politicians and the like.

The only ones to benefit and play the same old game would be the  uneducated political crooks who continue to play the shame game.

Creeps who grant themselves a pay raise with no hassle. Who in hell  besides Barnum’s bunch voted these reject  kings and  queens of the public  purse and castle?

Ted Azyan

Osoyoos

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ALR reforms a good thing

This letter will never make front page news, but for what it’s worth,  Mr. Pimm’s  simple truths rate higher to me  than maintaining a status quo/politically correct image for the media.

One example, when the ALC (unelected by the people) can overrule  four certified agrologists and claim non-farmland in their inventory just to make their themselves look good,  with no regard for the hard-working  taxpayers  who are footing  the bill, and neither the people nor the government can do anything about it,  one does have to ask who is running the province.

Thank heavens democracy  is still flourishing due to a few courageous individuals with enough integrity  to  brave the media and correct this abuse of power.

Thank-you Mr. Pimm, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Letnick  for leashing this agency that has been out of control for far too long, it needed doing.

Your  honesty, bravery and dedication to the people of  this great province has not gone un-noticed.

Jo Middleton

Charlie Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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