Letters

LETTER: Join Castlegar and area in opposing C-51 - and here's why it matters so much:

LETTER: Join Castlegar and area in opposing C-51 - and here's why it matters so much:

To the Editor:

As an ex-South African who was affected by and had friends scarred and killed by “The Terrorism Act” and its spy network during the anti-Apartheid days, I’m so alarmed by the doors of abuse opened by Prime Minister Harper’s Bill C-51 that I’ve committed to co-organizing – with local childcare worker Michelle Davis -- Castlegar’s part in the nation-wide “Defend Our Freedom” rally this Saturday , March 14, at 1 pm in Spirit Square, 460 Columbia Avenue.

LETTER: Family of man killed in officer-involved shooting speaks out

LETTER:  Family of man killed in officer-involved shooting speaks out

This letter is in response to Jean H. Broeckx letter: What is the Delay in Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting of Waylon Edey.

Let me first say that your letter was well written and I am by no means refuting any of your thoughts or questions. However, I am going to explain to you and all the readers why you haven’t heard from us, his family.

Letter: Seniors rights being neglected by care facilities

Letter: Seniors rights being neglected by care facilities

To the Editor:

The purpose of this letter is to empower seniors and their families with knowledge that is crucial to have when standing up for their right to be protected from abuse or neglect in a senior care facility.

It will enable them to demand a better quality of care afforded them by Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights".

Residential Care Facilities are governed under two different Licensing Acts. The "Hospital Act" and the "Community Care and Assisted Living Act" (CCALA).

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

LETTER: What is the delay in investigation of officer-involved shooting of Waylon Edey

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

On the evening of Jan. 30, 2015, Waylon Jesse Edey, of Yahk, B.C. was shot dead by an RCMP Officer, during an “attempted traffic stop”, which took place on the Kinnaird Bridge, near Castlegar, B.C. From what I have heard, there were witnesses to the event. But the only official information relating to the shooting of Mr. Edey, some 33 days ago, is contained in the above introductory sentence. What is the delay all about?

LETTER: School Board facing money crunch

LETTER: School Board facing money crunch

 “What is happening is that government is requesting boards to cut administration spending.” It is about time for these admin spending cuts because  over the years they have grown in size in all districts. The money belongs in our schools I have watched this board administration costs from 12 years ago climb from over $300,000 when enrollment was high and we went to 4 day week  to now over $800,000 with student enrollment at 1285.

Letter: Paying It Forward For The Environment

Letter: Paying It Forward For The Environment

Editor:

Canada – a powerful word that until recently brought with it images of world-class wilderness, functioning ecosystems, serious concern for climate change and a belief in a healthy economy AND a healthy environment. Where are we today?

LETTER: City violates BC Plumbing Code

LETTER: City violates BC Plumbing Code

Dear Editor,

This is something that the residents of Grand Forks really should know: By using “certified water meter installers” instead of certified plumbers to install water meters, the former mayor and council of Grand Forks have violated the BC Plumbing Code. The code is very specific:

“1.2.3.1. Personnel Performing Plumbing Work

1) Personnel performing the installation, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of a plumbing system shall

a) possess a Canadian tradesman’s qualification certification as a plumber,

Letter to Minister Thompson

Letter to Minister Thompson

(Hon. Steve Thompson) 

Once again Minister Thomson I urge you to review an extremely weak argument that has resulted in the Gilpin Grasslands becoming an important motorized vehicle recreation area.

Thank-you Statement from Cpl. Michaud’s Family

Thank-you Statement from Cpl. Michaud’s Family

The Editor:

Every law enforcement spouse fears that one day, they will get “the knock” at the door to tell us our loved one has been hurt, but most of us think “it will not happen to me”.

On December 3rd 2014, I received that knock in the middle of the night, and my world was shattered. My husband, Jean-Rene Michaud, was shot multiple times and critically wounded in a senseless and unforgivable act of violence.

LETTER: Letter of Support to Keep & Activate the Residential Water Meter Program

LETTER: Letter of Support to Keep & Activate the Residential Water Meter Program

Dear Mayor & Council:

With the utmost respect for newly elected officials delivering governance and continuing to highlight a positive and respectful climate in our community, please be advised that I support keeping the residential water meters installed by Neptune since the summer of 2014 and implementing the use of these meters for measuring the flow of water to our residences.

I am concerned that this ongoing issue over the water meters is presenting a negative and detrimental image of our community to the outside world.

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