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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 28 March 2014 - 2:53pm

Dear Editor:

Isn't B.C. lucky Christy Clark is not like Alberta's premier?  In Alberta
her caucus would have dumped her a long time ago.

Christy spent five days in the legislature this year.  What does she do
with the rest of her time?

Wine and dine with defeated Liberal candidates with Patronage appointments?

Gladys Brown...

by Barry Brandow on 13 March 2014 - 1:09pm

Recently three prominent conservation organizations: Ducks Unlimited, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Nature Trust of B.C. were highly critical of the B.C. Liberal Government’s agenda of increasing grazing leases from 10 years to 20-25 years.

The criticism was directed at range tenures that included the lands owned by the conservation organizations. The following quote...

by Contributor on 7 March 2014 - 10:19am

For years many people have wondered about the effects of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) on human health. More recently, these concerns have extended to radiofrequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies like cordless phones, cell phones, cell phone towers, GPS devices, “smart” meters, and WiFi.  In 2011, the WHO (World Health Organization) entered RF radiation to the list of “possible...

by Contributor on 1 March 2014 - 11:50am

Dear Editor,

We are told that conserving water is worthwhile.

And, our City Council is telling us that we need water meters to conserve water.  But, do water meters conserve water?  Or, is it people who conserve water?

Are water meters just an expensive way to encourage people to conserve water?


by Contributor on 28 February 2014 - 3:20pm

Letter to the Editor

I have a question for those complaining about water meters. Should a household that conserves water pay the same water rate as those who consume considerable amounts? Is this just and fair?

In July, 2004, while living in Grand Forks, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Gazette expressing my observations.

I timed the filling up my bathtub. It took...

by Contributor on 25 February 2014 - 7:04pm

Dear Editor,

Water is of utmost significance to all of us.  We are vulnerable if we don't have access to clean affordable water.  So, water is worth thinking and talking about.  Following are some points I wish to share for consideration:

Control the water, and you control the people.  Water is needed for survival.  And, water is needed for crop irrigation and food...

by Alex Atamanenko on 25 February 2014 - 9:56am

During the last federal election, Stephen Harper promised that the government would introduce an income-splitting proposal, after balancing the federal budget.

Income splitting has the worthy objective of making it easier for two-parent families to choose to have one parent work, or work part time, in order to spend time caring for children. Realistically, this option is not available...

by Barry Brandow on 25 February 2014 - 9:25am

Global News recently showcased a story of a bobcat treed by two coyotes. This certainly is not an unusual event to those who have hunted the bobcat with hounds but the story did capture the awe and respect that this elusive nocturnal predator demands.

The bobcat is a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) animal and although not endangered in BC the listing...

by Contributor on 29 January 2014 - 4:05pm

Dear Editor

Reading 'Logging in Lynch Creek North is underway'  filled me with despair and anger. Dispair because Lynch Creek North is an important corridor for a threatened grizzly bear population and the road density in the area already far exceeds the level ...

by Contributor on 28 January 2014 - 3:15pm

Dear Editor,

We are third year nursing students at UBC-Okanagan and are writing in regard to the growing amount of flavoured tobacco products available today. With National Non-Smoking Week upon us, we feel it is important to address this concern specifically because of the way these products are being marketed towards youth.

When you hear the flavours cherry, pear, apple,...