Letter: Strip malls from the north, billboards from the south

Now Kelowna city council thinks a new hotel with a parking lot facing Highway 97 is not suitable?

To the editor:

Re: Proposed Marriott Hotels and parking lot out front.

When a person enters Kelowna from the north, Highway 97 is one long unending strip of car lots, motorhomes and boats for sale.

Now city council thinks a new hotel with a parking lot facing Highway 97 is not suitable? Maybe we should have endless huge billboards all along Highway 97 from the north so visitors cannot see any of these items—only billboards—the same as what you see when you enter into Kelowna from the south. Let us keep the playing field fair—more billboards in the north.

What a city we have become—a long strip mall of car lots etc., and at the other end a long row of billboards—very nice indeed.

Jorgen Hansen, Kelowna


Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Coach Dean Kennedy

Kelowna Capital News Leader of the Year series on those that give back to the community

Snowfall warning between Merritt and Hope

As much as 20 centimteres of the white stuff is expected along a stretch of the Coquhialla

Double book launch in Kelowna

Authors Sharon Thesen and Erin Moure read from their new works Thursday at library

Westbank Opry announces Christmas show

West Kelowna music fans are encouraged to bring a food donation to help the less fortunate

Giants ground Rockets in WHL action

Vancouver builds early lead, never looks back in 6-1 win at Langley Events Centre

Drones used in search for clues about missing women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Vernon poet makes poetry prize shortlist

He’s been involved with the craft since the ’70s, gaining recognition along the way

LIVE: BC Liberals kick off leadership debate in Nanaimo

Candidates’ forum is at noon at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Pen High Lakers make strong showing against KSS Owls

Penticton Lakers fought hard through to final set

Gallery celebrates long history of art appreciation

Gallery Odin, at Silver Star Mountain, is gearing up to open their 16th annual Winter Exhibition

WATCH: Thousands gathering in Abbotsford for Const. John Davidson funeral procession

Celebration of life to follow at Abbotsford Centre at 1 p.m.

Warriors end seven-game road slide with win in P.G.

West Kelowna bounces back from lopsided loss to the Vees a night earlier with victory over Kings

Mellof, Koffski top Superleague of Curling

Stolairus Aviation sits at 4-0, while Raymond James is 4-1 in Kelowna Curling Club action

Back-to-back wins for the Vees this weekend

Penticton Vees take down Capitals 10-1

Most Read