Saturday, December 29, 2012

Former mayor not behind civil claim against Wal-Mart.

Julia Wong, CHBC News : Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:35 PM 

A former Okanagan mayor wants you to know that he is not behind a claim against retail giant Wal-Mart.
On Friday, a Canadian Press story said Gyula Kiss was launching a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for selling him a heater that he supposedly claimed had sparked a fire that burned down his house.

But on Saturday, Kiss tells CHBC News that is far from the real story.
Some of my readers wonder why I was so concerned about having my name used as the principal in a legal action against Wal-Mart. It's quite simple: it made me look greedy. My insurance company compensated me for my loss adequately and my suggested action against Wal-Mart would have appeared as seeking additional financial gain from my unfortunate accident. This is not the case and that is why I went out of my way to set the record strait. Julia Wong of CHBC News did a terrific job in righting the story. Thank you Julia and CHBC News.




Former Okanagan mayor sues Wal-Mart - Clarification.

CHBC News, Kelowna : Friday, December 28, 2012 7:50 PM

Wal-Mart is being used (sic) by a former Coldstream mayor, who claims a heater that he bought at the store sparked a fire that burned his house down.

Gyula Kiss is suing for costs to replace his home and personal effects that were destroyed in the fire in Coldstream on January 4.

His suit claims the heater, which was made by Fusion Canada, was not appropriate for home use and not durable for the length of time it would be used.

Kiss says that Wal-Mart and Fusion Canada had a duty to warn of any defects and to ensure the heater was reasonably inspected before it was offered for sale.

Read it on Global News: CHBC Okanagan | Former Okanagan mayor sues Wal-Mart

The above report appeared on CHBC's 5 PM News and it needs to be clarified. 

This was as much news to me as was to everyone else. I was not aware I was suing Walmart. i was not aware that this news was coming as the media have not interviewed me as to the accuracy of the report. It may be that the insurance company is filing a suit against Walmart but they have not informed me personally.

I don't think I have the resources to sue Walmart! That job is better left up to DON QUIXOTE!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Coldstream Ratepayers News! All Coldstream residents are ratepayers!

The opinions expressed by "Coldstreamer" are strictly his own and do not represent the opinions of Coldstream Council!

Because I value your thoughtful opinions, I encourage you to add a comment to this discussion. Don't be offended if I edit your comments for clarity or to keep out questionable matters, however, and I may even delete off-topic comments.

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I have been a resident of Coldstream since 1976. I have had 15 years of experience on Council, 3 years as Mayor. As a current Councillor I am working to achieve fair water and sewer rates and to ensure that taxpayers get fair treatment. The current direction regarding water supply is unsustainable and I am doing all I can to get the most cost effective water supply possible.