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Letters to the Editor

by Barry Brandow on 30 July 2013 - 10:19am

The recent announcement by BC Timber Sales that the perimeter of the Class A Gladstone Provincial Park in the Lynch Creek watershed will be logged is hardly surprising.

Very few politicians and bureaucrats respect our democratic system of governance and repeatedly take advantage of the largest and most important stakeholder group, unfortunately the most impotent “we the people”. This...

by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...

by Contributor on 18 June 2013 - 9:21pm

Dear Editor,

It is my pleasure to write a letter supporting the Red Mountain Academy.  I feel confident that an academic partnership between the Academy and Self Design High (SDH) will provide a favorable outcome for all involved; students, athletes and parents.  It will be a “win win” situation for all.

Online schooling has demonstrated success...

by Contributor on 17 June 2013 - 6:15pm

One morning when I was “in town” I decided to take a few hours out of my busy schedule to wander around to admire the beautiful hanging baskets and other flower displays.  I walked around the grounds of the art gallery, city hall and Gyro Park.  I was so impressed!  In the air the “city” seemed to be saying – “Welcome!  Welcome! Welcome!  Stay awhile! Enjoy me! I’m here for you!  I’m all...

by Graham Kenyon on 14 June 2013 - 7:42am

Dear Editor,

Ken Holmes’ recent critique of the new Kootenay Energy Diet initiative was puzzling to me, not so much the pedantic detail offered to support his criticism, but rather the difficulty I have in...

by Grand Forks and District Public Library on 6 June 2013 - 8:52pm

Hi Folks!

We have a little suggestion box in the library. It’s off to the side of the checkout desk – a small, wooden treasure chest. We receive all sorts of comments, and I’ve decided to include some of them, along with my responses:

Q: Would love to have reservations for magazines, please! The library used to!

A: That’s a great...

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Barry Brandow on 1 June 2013 - 10:11pm

One of the major reasons cougar sightings have increased recently is the dramatic decline in the province’s deer population, their traditional prey.

Contrary to the pathetic posturing of fish and wildlife staff and organized hunters the ungulate populations in our province are in serious trouble. Although there are a number of reasons the most prominent and egregious is liberalized...

by Contributor on 22 May 2013 - 7:27am
Dear editor,
 
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per...
by Grand Forks and District Public Library on 21 May 2013 - 12:07pm

Hi Folks!

I’ve got some good news -- we’ve made some upgrades to our catalogue! It looks a little better, which is nice and all, but more importantly we’ve made some much-needed changes. First of all, you can now set your library account to keep track of all the books you’ve borrowed and all the books you’ve placed on hold. In other words, no more having to wonder if you’ve...

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