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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 24 March 2015 - 2:04pm

Dear Editor:

This letter will help seniors and their families demand a better quality of care in residential care facilities. It will empower them with the knowledge to fight against abuse and neglect. The government is not upholding their rights to protection outlined in Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights". The following information will enable seniors to make the government and...

by Contributor on 20 March 2015 - 7:57pm

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the South Okanagan Minor Hockey Associations three Rep teams who are playing in the BC Hockey Provincials, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the communities who have shown overwhelming support and pride in these players who live in Oliver, Osoyoos, OK Falls, Keremeos, Midway, Greenwood, Princeton, and Grand Forks.

Without the support of our...

by Contributor on 3 March 2015 - 5:00am

 “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 $...

by Contributor on 24 February 2015 - 2:35pm

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:

“ Personnel Performing Plumbing Work

1) Personnel performing the...

by Barry Brandow on 24 February 2015 - 1:53pm

(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.

None of the salient points in a letter dated Dec. 30, 2014 and...

by Contributor on 27 January 2015 - 1:42pm

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....

by Contributor on 19 January 2015 - 10:06am

To Mayor and Council of the City of Grand Forks,

I write you today as a concerned citizen of this amazing City. I am compelled to write to you about some concerns I and many other citizens have arising from the Regular City Council meeting this past Monday January 12th, 2015.  I was unable to attend the meeting in person but was able to watch the live video feed of the meeting on GFTV....

by Contributor on 15 January 2015 - 9:18am

Dear Editor,

The recent election has shown, emphatically, how local residents felt about how the city was run by the previous mayor and council. It was clear that the voters wanted change; a change from government that didn’t listen. They wanted a voice in how the city is run.

At the Dec 15th, 2014 city council morning meeting, there was a question from the...

by Contributor on 15 December 2014 - 2:40pm

Once again a visit to a school board meeting on Dec. 9…

The new board is in place with only two newly elected trustees and five in by acclamation. In other words five with experience.

It is a beautiful remodelled conference room where the board meets. Quite a change from the old days, and a good change. I might go to more meetings now that it is a warmer room with the new thick...

by Contributor on 30 November 2014 - 4:45pm

I am sure you have heard of the expression “an elephant in the room?” Well, the other day I was walking with two children in the school’s parking lot when I came to an abrupt halt. Right in the middle of the school’s parking lot was an accessibility sign with the words “handicap parking!” Why was this shocking? I will explain.

Now, I am recently becoming educated to become a community...