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by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

Dear Editor/Public:

During the last year I have been asking questions of the Castlegar Hockey Society's executive (Rebel executive). I attended the AGM, became a Member in Good Standing and have continued to ask questions, which is my right and my obligation, to make sure this executive is acting in a responsible manner.

I have asked for clarification on...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Nov 17 2016

To The Editor:

Did you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm after changing the clocks back for Daylight Saving Time? With apologies to Saskatchewan residents, who do not adjust their clocks, safety advocates have often repeated this handy mnemonic device as an easy way to remember that batteries in smoke alarms must be replaced twice a year.

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by Letters to the editor on Monday Nov 07 2016

To The Editor:

The Paris Agreement on climate change garnered enough signatories, and went into force Friday.  Economists see it as a framework for cooperation among countries, those not pulling their weight may suffer penalties such as trade sanctions. Meanwhile, some astute multinational corporations are already seeing the positive economic benefits of...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Oct 10 2016

To The Editor:

The Vancouver Sun article: “Scarce Moose” is hardly surprising to that small percent of hunters, outfitters and concerned citizens who are fully aware of the sorry state of wildlife management in BC.

Weak wildlife management started to go downhill in 1996 when Premier Glen Clark facing a sea of red ink demanded more money from all of our...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Sep 29 2016

To The Editor:

The deadline to give your public input on our new voting system is October 7th. If you have not yet had your say, this is the time

Why is it important?

You  may feel that electoral reform is about as interesting as watching...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Sep 29 2016

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Since this time, we have seen a...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 27 2016

To The Editor:

The Canadian public is faced with the most important political decision of our time. The Federal Government is know deciding on whether our not to change our voting system and is inviting public input on this decision.

Our ability to vote and be fairly represented is at the core of our democratic rights. The current system we are using (...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 18 2016

To The Editor:

Larry Hall, president of the East Kootenay Hunters Association, states that the East Kootenay now has 7,500-8,000 elk, down from 30,000.  MLA Bill Bennett agrees with Hall and then adds the diversion of wolves and bears as well as urban voters who don’t hunt.

Historically, at least half of the Rocky Mountain elk in BC have resided in the...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Aug 21 2016

To The Editor:

I have been trying to increase public awareness of the poor quality of care that our seniors receive in facilities with the hope that more people will raise their voices against this outrage, to our provincial government.

The Senior Advocates reports verify that the quality of care is declining due in part to insufficient training,...

by Cindy McCallum Miller on Monday Aug 08 2016

Dear Editor

On behalf of the women and men who process and deliver your mail and serve you at the Castlegar Post Office, I want to thank the public for your participation in the postal review and especially for your ongoing support during our difficult negotiations with Canada Post.

You may remember that on July 2nd, Canada Post indicated that they intended to lock out their 50,...

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