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by Letters to the editor on Friday May 13 2016

For the past several years, Millennium Park has undergone many changes. The path allowed access and allowed the community to stroll through nature. The ongoing additions for the past several years have just taken away from the beauty of the walkway, in my opinion.

Now I am greeted by tractors driving down the paths, sometimes sections are closed and orange fencing has been the norm for...

by Kirk Duff on Saturday May 07 2016

As most of us know the City budget is very complex and takes considerable time to put together. Weighing out what to fund and what not to fund or somewhere in between can be very stressful for those directly involved.

My experience has been that decisions made by our elected officials are done with the best intentions using the best available information at the time. Every decision has...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Apr 21 2016

To The Editor:

Studies show that on average, "for profit" senior facilities in comparison to "non-profit" and publicly owned, provide the worst quality of care.

Why?

The answer is contained within a report published by the journal PLOS Medicine, due to concern over combining the care of seniors with profit.

For profit facilities...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Apr 18 2016

I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.

Due to human error, a component of my medication, which is vital to my well being and life, was not delivered to the store. Upon hearing of this, Erica began calling the local...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Apr 10 2016

So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?

I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.

I don't have anywhere to keep my garbage. If I put my old garbage can on the front patio, it is available to the bears that are now making their presence...

by Jan Slomp on Wednesday Apr 06 2016

The Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts and several First Nation funders are unhappy with the lack of progress made by the Island Corridor Foundation to re-instate rail service between Victoria and Courtenay with a branch line to Port Alberni.
 
Rail service was historically developed for moving coal, lumber and passengers. The building of railroads was done by private...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Apr 06 2016

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly,...

by Kirk Duff on Wednesday Mar 09 2016

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

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by Contributor on Monday Feb 29 2016

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

“Every year women and men around the world acknowledge March 8 as a day to focus on gaining...

by Letters to the editor on Saturday Feb 20 2016

To the Editor:

I have been keeping track of the Senior Advocates reports which are an excellent example of extensive research that outlines all aspects of the care that our seniors are receiving in this province.

Then I read her news release, which gains much more attention than the actual report does. She has highlighted the rising problem of "...

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