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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 22 July 2014 - 1:04pm

Dear Mr. Allin and members of the Grand Forks city council,

Concerning the new water metering bylaws now under consideration for first, second and third readings at this evening's meeting (July 21), and for probable adoption on August 18, I understood that these draft bylaws were only available within the Information Package that was prepared for the COTW (Committee of the Whole)...

by Contributor on 1 July 2014 - 8:37am

Dear Editor:

(An Open Letter to Ian Dyck, Manager, Electric Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Fortis BC)

Thank you for your package of information regarding the Smart Meter installations in British Columbia. I still feel the insistence by Fortis to install Smart Meters, purchased without sufficient research into the effects on human health (both short and long-term), is an...

by Contributor on 27 June 2014 - 3:20pm

Letter to the Editor:

To date, we have had the most secure voting procedures available!  Why would we want to change that?!  We've been told that electronic vote counting would likely be faster...  But, may there be some unintended consequences?

The quality of electronic voting machines cannot be determined "because their code is proprietary and they won't let anybody examine it...

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