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LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

To The Editor:

Many environmentalists and climate-warming panic artists have bemoaned Stephen Harper’s less than speedy transition to non-carbon sources of power. 

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

Is The US Dollar Collapsing, or is it Not? There are three schools of thought on where the US dollar is headed, some say it will be dead before Sept. 2015  is over. Some believe it is business as usual, while a third group points to the US dollar as deflating.

Now I’m a Canadian, and personally, I do not care who is right, or who is wrong. But, what I do care about, and what is abundantly clear to most  working class people, in Canada, is that back in the 1990s, good living wage  jobs came under attack, (with government help) they were dissected into  part-time jobs, and that (with government help) permanent living-wage (living  income) job creation was discontinued, and never restarted.

LETTER: City should check existing water metres

LETTER: City should check existing water metres

How much would it cost for the City of Grand Forks to test the accuracy of local industries' water meters? Last year, the CAO told me it would be too expensive. But, as far back as five years ago, expert engineering companies have been recommending this to our city.

Why would our city be considering installing more water meters if it can't afford to properly take care of the ones it already has?

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

What good can come of an election, where a fraudulent, discriminatory disconnection exists between the Canadian voter, and those who Rule?

Canada, and its working class, at this moment are held in a death grip by traitorous political powers. Powers, which cannot be seen to be serving the interests of Canada’s popular majority, or providing Governance in Canada's best interests. The entire Westminster system of domination, which has been entrenched at Ottawa, and which has subordinate offices spread out, and set up in the Capital Cities of the Nation, is a totally un-democratic, and un-servile, system of Governance. Those who impose Westminster’s Imperial, top down authority, are sworn agents, and are found in middleman organizations, which we (Canadians) know as political parties.

Letter to the Editor: Questions to ask Candidates

Letter to the Editor:  Questions to ask Candidates

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking the initative in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Some provinces have in fact shown successful action on climate change.

LETTER: City in Conflict of Interest

LETTER: City in Conflict of Interest

Dear Editor,

The video media tech recording council meetings is publicly discrediting and debasing our mayor. He published demeaning things about Councilor Butler (that she had him remove on the basis of Respectful Workplace policy). He openly states biased opinions about issues that intimately involve the city and its residents. And all this is done on the same website  (gftv.ca) as official city business (the council videos).

LETTER: Disclaimer and Caution -- Smart Meters

LETTER: Disclaimer and Caution -- Smart Meters

Public Service Announcement to Community Regarding Smart Meters

In researching smart meters or Itron meters, I have learned there is a lot of misinformation circulated by email and available on the internet.  I continue to support only peaceful, legal and harmonious resolution of resident concerns about Itron smart meters.

I strongly encourage people to only accept legal advice from a licensed, duly qualified Canadian lawyer.  I am not a Canadian lawyer, and have never represented myself as such, or sought to offer legal advice.

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

This wildfire season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory.

As of July 14, fire crews have responded to 1,083 fires throughout the province - compared to 523 at the same time a year ago. Of those fires, we know over one-third are human caused. That's 375 fires, leading to an estimated 43,718 hectares going up in flames.

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

Ed. Note: for the context of this letter, see full coverage by following this link.

I just want to give a huge thanks to all those who played a part in allowing me and my family to keep Chumlee and Rosie. 

I first must thank my wonderful neighbours who signed my original petition that I submitted to city council and the creation of an online petition that was signed by almost 600 people within 24 hours.  The support you showed us was amazing. 

I would like to thank the various media and social network outlets that told our story which led to the overwhelming support of this wonderful community we call home. 

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