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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 17 April 2014 - 9:28am

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.

Instead, it has...

by Contributor on 12 April 2014 - 9:54am

"If you don't let me put a water meter in your home, then I'm going to put one outside your home - and I'm going to charge you for it."

Does a city have the authority to add additional water infrastructure like this and then charge individual residents for it?

On Monday, April 8th, Grand Forks, BC residents learned a few things...

They were told that their city council...

by Contributor on 4 April 2014 - 12:17pm

This open letter to Mayor Brian Taylor was submitted by Grand Forks resident Julia Butler. 

Dear Mayor Taylor

At the council meeting on March 10, I presented council with a letter from Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development stating, “I assure you that the Province of British Columbia does not require local governments to build new...

by Contributor on 28 March 2014 - 2:53pm

Dear Editor:

Isn't B.C. lucky Christy Clark is not like Alberta's premier?  In Alberta
her caucus would have dumped her a long time ago.


Christy spent five days in the legislature this year.  What does she do
with the rest of her time?

Wine and dine with defeated Liberal candidates with Patronage appointments?

Gladys Brown...

by Barry Brandow on 13 March 2014 - 1:09pm

Recently three prominent conservation organizations: Ducks Unlimited, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Nature Trust of B.C. were highly critical of the B.C. Liberal Government’s agenda of increasing grazing leases from 10 years to 20-25 years.

The criticism was directed at range tenures that included the lands owned by the conservation organizations. The following quote...

by Contributor on 7 March 2014 - 10:19am

For years many people have wondered about the effects of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) on human health. More recently, these concerns have extended to radiofrequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies like cordless phones, cell phones, cell phone towers, GPS devices, “smart” meters, and WiFi.  In 2011, the WHO (World Health Organization) entered RF radiation to the list of “possible...

by Contributor on 1 March 2014 - 11:50am

Dear Editor,

We are told that conserving water is worthwhile.

And, our City Council is telling us that we need water meters to conserve water.  But, do water meters conserve water?  Or, is it people who conserve water?

Are water meters just an expensive way to encourage people to conserve water?

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by Contributor on 28 February 2014 - 3:20pm

Letter to the Editor

I have a question for those complaining about water meters. Should a household that conserves water pay the same water rate as those who consume considerable amounts? Is this just and fair?

In July, 2004, while living in Grand Forks, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Gazette expressing my observations.

I timed the filling up my bathtub. It took...

by Contributor on 25 February 2014 - 7:04pm

Dear Editor,

Water is of utmost significance to all of us.  We are vulnerable if we don't have access to clean affordable water.  So, water is worth thinking and talking about.  Following are some points I wish to share for consideration:

Control the water, and you control the people.  Water is needed for survival.  And, water is needed for crop irrigation and food...

by Alex Atamanenko on 25 February 2014 - 9:56am

During the last federal election, Stephen Harper promised that the government would introduce an income-splitting proposal, after balancing the federal budget.

Income splitting has the worthy objective of making it easier for two-parent families to choose to have one parent work, or work part time, in order to spend time caring for children. Realistically, this option is not available...

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