Commentary

Letter:  About Access Gas
by Letters to the ... on Mar 15 2017 - 9:09am

To the Editor:

I was recently visited by a representative of Access Gas offering me participation in the Customer Choice Program which guarantees you stable pricing for the gas you receive via Fortis for the next five years.  The program is well presented and documented and is perfectly legitimate.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER:Trails development a project to bring pride while using money wisely

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Grand Forks City Hall; Photo, mfa.bc.ca

Dear Editor:

I am writing to support the City Council’s planned borrowing currently under alternative approval process. Municipal infrastructure is incredibly expensive, and actions such as Council is taking are not done without due consideration of all the options.

LETTER: Province bows to IOC in female ski jumper ruling

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

Waneta Expansion project delayed

Waneta Expansion project delayed

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches projects in three stages: design, evaluation and construction.

LETTER: Restorative justice as a means to effect constructive change

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Dear Editor,

November 15 to 22 is Restorative Justice Week.

Restorative Justice is justice that attempts to repair the damage done when a crime is committed.

Often when we think of justice, it is retributive justice, justice that demands that a penalty be paid for harm that is done. Retributive justice is based on the concept of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It involves punishment and retribution.

Letter: youth workers lauded

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Dear Editor,

The Health and Human Services department at Selkirk College would like to take this opportunity to honour “Thank a Youth Worker Day”, which occurs on Nov. 5, and thank the professionals who work with youth and families in our communities.

You may ask, “What is a youth worker?” Well, youth workers are professionals who focus on infants, children and adolescents, with both normal and special needs, within the context of their families as well as our communities.

BRENDA GILL: Elderberry Harvest

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BRENDA GILL: Elderberry Harvest

Now that you’re into the swing of putting away berries and other fruit for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about making your elderberry tincture. Elderberry trees are thin, mid-sized trees that look almost like tall bushes that branch out with narrow, long leaves and have an umbrella-like berry formation at the end of the branches. The berries are purply blue and quite small-about the size of peppercorns.

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