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by Cindy McCallum Miller on Monday Jun 27 2016

Dear Editor:

Canada Post management has given every indication that they will lock out their clerks and letter carriers and rural drivers any time after July 2. Negotiations have been ongoing for six months and in the spring, management applied for conciliation and requested that process be speeded up so they could lock us out faster.

They have communicated with large volume...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 13 2016

To The Editor:

Open letter to Minister of Education Mike Bernier
 
Dear Minister Bernier,
 

We are writing to bring your attention to the financial struggle rural school districts face in this province.  In our constituencies of Nelson-Creston and Kootenay West, rural schools are facing closure and districts...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 13 2016

As a wise and departed friend once said to me, “I feel a letter coming on”.

A Bear Banger is a very loud explosive that is launched from a hand held cylinder. They are meant for use in remote areas to ward off aggressive bears for fear of one’s safety. Hikers, wilderness campers, wildlife photographers and the like often carry them. They are unregulated and more...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Jun 12 2016

To The Editor:

May I draw the attention of you and your readers to a very disturbing news item in the Wednesday June 9 issue of the Vancouver Sun, in the National Post section, page NP 1.  

It refers to an emerging scandal about the treatment of the voluntary secretary of the Lac du Bonnet MB branch of the Royal Canadian Legion....

by Contributor on Monday May 16 2016

The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation – leaving taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion, a new report shows.

“Other industrial sectors treat accident insurance and security deposits as a routine and fundamental cost...

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...

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