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Letters to the Editor

by Barry Brandow on 21 November 2014 - 12:41pm

I am sending you a letter that appeared recently in the Grand Forks Gazette and the online newspaper, The Boundary Sentinel.

The letter is applicable to every community in the province who has witnessed a significant increase in deer populations within urban settings!

It is a sad time for all of us in our...

by Contributor on 21 November 2014 - 12:35pm

Thank you to everyone who voted!  It was a protection of our democratic right!

Thank you to everyone who supported me and voted for me, in the belief that we could work together towards a fabulous Grand Forks!

It's still possible for us to pursue this dream - whenever the opportunity arises...

We all make Grand Forks the way it is.  May we be our best...

by Contributor on 14 November 2014 - 9:07am


During the Area D All Candidates Forum it was stated by Candidate Irene Perepolkin's daughter/spokesperson that I blocked Director Perepolkin's return to her duties on the Regional District Board of Directors. 

I wish to categorically, and for the record, state that at no time did I prevent Director Perepolkin from returning to her duties. 

I deeply regret having...

by Contributor on 4 November 2014 - 4:07pm

Editor's note: The original article had a link to the wrong video. This has been updated. 

To The Editor:
To the producers of the ad, “What The %$#@ Is Borscht?” the correct spelling is B-O-R-S-H-C-H in English – the last consonant of the word in Russian is pronounced “shch”; the producers of the ad, or staff at Grand Forks City Hall, could simply...

by Barry Brandow on 20 October 2014 - 4:26pm

Please consider the following facts when you are voting on the whitetail deer cull referendum in the upcoming Grand Forks City civic election.

The recent deer count in the city is another reminder of the disconnect between the deer population in the city and adjacent Area D and the deer population on their historic range.


by Contributor on 13 October 2014 - 12:58pm

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system. Over the past several months there has been a focus on what was wrong with the system rather than what is right. Now is the time to...

by Barry Brandow on 30 September 2014 - 3:48pm

The recent government announcement that 117 complaint cougar were killed by the conservation service the last fiscal year once again highlights the biggest threat to the future of the province’s wildlife resource is wildlife managers in Victoria.

The announcement should have also made the point that the deer the cougar’s primary prey species has plummeted in numbers province wide. The...

by Contributor on 24 September 2014 - 6:23pm
Against the wishes of many residents, the city has pushed ahead with the idea of requiring every home to install a water meter at a cost of at least $1.3 million.  The city has justified this expensive decision on the basis of three assumptions;
  1. Water meters are the most effective way to conserve water.  
  2. Water meters will save money on current operations and...
by Contributor on 19 September 2014 - 6:44pm

Dear Editor,

Why is information on water meter installations so hard to get? We contacted Doug Allin at City Hall to get more info on one of the available options - the manually-read, human-friendly, non-RF, non-radiating meter (the “ProRead”), and we were just pointed in various directions and given no hard data. There seems to be nobody available with definitive answers to this...

by Contributor on 12 September 2014 - 12:11pm

To Our Communities:

We have heard from many parents, community members and staff and we share your sense of frustration and disappointment with the current labour dispute between the Government of British Columbia and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF).

As Trustees we are deeply concerned by the effects of this unsettled labour dispute on the learning and...