Letter: Kelowna should adopt Idle Free B.C. program

While Kelowna has been busy planning a costly tourist centre on parkland, many other cities…have adopted the Idle Free B.C. program.

To the editor:

There is an unobtrusive little sign on Casorso Road, near the Fascieux Creek Wetland, which reads BC is Idle Free. It’s a sign that would delight anyone who is concerned about the negative effects of carbon gas emissions on the quality of the air we breathe.

While Kelowna has been busy planning a costly tourist centre on parkland, many other cities, businesses and a few regional districts, have adopted the Idle Free B.C. program.

In our area of the province, the cities of Vernon and Salmon Arm as well as Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen have become “idle free.”

It is quite heartening to see the list of companies and cities in British Columbia which have adopted the Idle Free BC program in an effort to reduce carbon gas emissions while also cutting on the operating cost of their fleet of vehicles.

I would like the City of Kelowna to adopt the program as well.

Helen Schiele, Kelowna