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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 20 May 2014 - 6:01pm

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some time with Kris Stanbra.  She had just been awarded the prestigious Courage to Come Back Award.  I was truly impressed by her story and thought I would share it with my constituents in the B.C. Southern Interior

Kris grew up as a fun-loving, athletic child with a competitive drive that continues to this day.  As a kid, she excelled in...

by Contributor on 16 May 2014 - 7:26am

Dear Mayor and Council,

Instead of telling you at Monday's Council meeting, you asked me to write you a letter, so here it is:

There are five things I wish to bring to your attention:

1.  In our city engineering reports, there are differences in opinion about how much conservation water meters may...

by Contributor on 9 May 2014 - 2:19pm

Talk about putting the cart before the horse. Fall 2013 the RDKB (Regional District of Kootenay Boundary) launches the Kettle Blah-Blah Plan. A few months later Grand Forks city council slams through a unanimous motion to install residential smart water metres. The citizenry clamours, an open-house is held and already by April 2014 a request for proposal to install the metres is put out to...

by Contributor on 8 May 2014 - 9:28am

Dear Mayor, Councillors and City Staff,

I believe that we all want what's best for Grand Forks residents.  And, it is out of my caring for the well being of this land and our residents, that I am motivated to write to you today.

Having read much of the material from the water meter related engineering reports, I am not reassured about residential water meters being a good idea...

by Contributor on 24 April 2014 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West Broadwater Road. This is a picture of the garbage we picked up along side of the road in that short distance!


by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2014 - 3:30pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

To: The SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community
RE: Strike Action

As you are aware, negotiations between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are ongoing. From March 4 – 6, 2014, teachers across the Province held a strike vote.


by Barry Brandow on 22 April 2014 - 2:08pm

It was upsetting to read the current description of the Gilpin Grasslands as a recreation area by the Grand Forks Quad Bike Club.

Gilpin is an extremely important wildlife ecosystem, a point validated by three provincial governments and two land conservancies, all who have left an important footprint on Gilpin.

The grassland ecosystem in our province is advertised as the most...

by Contributor on 17 April 2014 - 9:28am

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.

Instead, it has...

by Contributor on 12 April 2014 - 9:54am

"If you don't let me put a water meter in your home, then I'm going to put one outside your home - and I'm going to charge you for it."

Does a city have the authority to add additional water infrastructure like this and then charge individual residents for it?

On Monday, April 8th, Grand Forks, BC residents learned a few things...

They were told that their city council...

by Contributor on 4 April 2014 - 12:17pm

This open letter to Mayor Brian Taylor was submitted by Grand Forks resident Julia Butler. 

Dear Mayor Taylor

At the council meeting on March 10, I presented council with a letter from Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development stating, “I assure you that the Province of British Columbia does not require local governments to build new...