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Letters to the Editor

by Barry Brandow on 30 September 2014 - 3:48pm

The recent government announcement that 117 complaint cougar were killed by the conservation service the last fiscal year once again highlights the biggest threat to the future of the province’s wildlife resource is wildlife managers in Victoria.

The announcement should have also made the point that the deer the cougar’s primary prey species has plummeted in numbers province wide. The...

by Contributor on 24 September 2014 - 6:23pm
Against the wishes of many residents, the city has pushed ahead with the idea of requiring every home to install a water meter at a cost of at least $1.3 million.  The city has justified this expensive decision on the basis of three assumptions;
  1. Water meters are the most effective way to conserve water.  
  2. Water meters will save money on current operations and...
by Contributor on 19 September 2014 - 6:44pm

Dear Editor,

Why is information on water meter installations so hard to get? We contacted Doug Allin at City Hall to get more info on one of the available options - the manually-read, human-friendly, non-RF, non-radiating meter (the “ProRead”), and we were just pointed in various directions and given no hard data. There seems to be nobody available with definitive answers to this...

by Contributor on 12 September 2014 - 12:11pm

To Our Communities:

We have heard from many parents, community members and staff and we share your sense of frustration and disappointment with the current labour dispute between the Government of British Columbia and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF).

As Trustees we are deeply concerned by the effects of this unsettled labour dispute on the learning and...

by Contributor on 11 September 2014 - 9:48am

An open letter to Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larsen

Ms. Larson,

I am disappointed that I have not received any reply from you to the email I sent last week regarding the dispute between the BC Government and the BCTF. While it is true that I expressed a viewpoint which conflicts with that of the BC Liberal Party, I had assumed that as one of your...

by Barry Brandow on 29 August 2014 - 10:03am

The buzz in the media is that because of a rapidly increasing cougar population 117 cougar were killed by the conservation service last year.

The reality is that the cougar population is not increasing, a fact every veteran cougar hunter will quickly validate. Cougar sightings and complaints have increased dramatically because the population of their primary prey species, the deer have...

by Contributor on 14 August 2014 - 3:09pm

If someone is being bullied, the last thing you want to do is walk away from them. They need support, and lots of it. I do not know of anyone that would walk away, or stop being friends with someone who is being bullied. That would be shameful.

We need to start treating mental illness and depression as we do with bullying. Do not walk away from those who need your help.

How can...

by Contributor on 8 August 2014 - 2:12pm

Dear Editor,

I read with horror the article Mount Polley Disaster published in the The Boundary Sentinel on August 6, 2014.

I have been following the news on the Fraser River Imperial Mines tailing pond contamination. I see that the government...

by Contributor on 29 July 2014 - 7:21pm
We regret to announce that our president, Tim Carson, has stepped down effective immediately. Tim stepped up from his role as vice-president to take over when Jeff Olson stepped down. He's one of the original Boundayr Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) board members and has poured an immense amount of energy into youth soccer in our region over the years. We are grateful for your efforts Tim...
by Contributor on 22 July 2014 - 6:45pm

In a Saturday morning interview on CBC Radio’s The House, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for South Okanagan-Similkameen continued his government’s attacks on the Canadian judiciary. I feel his remarks betray a scary lack of understanding of the role of the courts in our country.

Albas claims that it is “an end run around democracy” when individuals or groups mount court challenges to...