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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 24 July 2015 - 10:43am

Dear Editor,

The video media tech recording council meetings is publicly discrediting and debasing our mayor. He published demeaning things about Councilor Butler (that she had him remove on the basis of Respectful Workplace policy). He openly states biased opinions about issues that intimately involve the city and its residents. And all this is done on the same website  ( as...

by Contributor on 21 July 2015 - 5:59pm

Public Service Announcement to Community Regarding Smart Meters

In researching smart meters or Itron meters, I have learned there is a lot of misinformation circulated by email and available on the internet.  I continue to support only peaceful, legal and harmonious resolution of resident concerns about Itron smart meters.

I strongly encourage people to only accept legal advice...

by Shara JJ Cooper on 15 June 2015 - 1:19pm

Dear Editor

It seems like only yesterday (40-50 years ago) parents were warned that sitting too close to a television set was harmful for children; and only yesterday (60 years ago) US forces, when testing atom bombs in the Bikini Atoll, told locals it was for the betterment of humanity (see the film Atomic Café). In US tests, troops were told to run towards the...

by Contributor on 24 May 2015 - 10:14am

Dear Editor,

As the one who a month ago launched the torpedo to sink the Habitat for Humanity project in Grand Forks, Coun. Chris Hammet now finds herself standing ankle deep in the old-Taylor-council doo-doo.

As per council tapes of the April 20th meeting, Hammet, under unannounced authority, is releasing “in-camera” data of the Allin/Taylor-council dealings of...

by Contributor on 22 May 2015 - 12:00pm

Dear Mayor and Council,

I understood from the local radio news that you were looking for solutions to the water system issues in Grand Forks. Here is an extremely inexpensive and effective solution: District Metering.

Veritec engineering did a study for the City of Revelstoke on their water system, dated Oct 10, 2013, ...

by Contributor on 20 May 2015 - 4:00pm

Over the past few months, Grand Forks City Council has received a few complaints directed towards myself and the Mayor, suggesting us to be in a conflict of interest with regards to the water meter program and water rates committee.   As we both had a strong objection to the program during the campaign period, it isn’t surprising that proponents of the commodification of water should object to...

by Contributor on 27 April 2015 - 6:02pm

The recent article in local media celebrating the public funding of the invasive weed program is one of many examples of pathetic behavior by our politicians that showcase why it is virtually impossible to have an honest intelligent discussion of the management of our province’s natural resources.

Cows traversing moderate steep grassland slopes create a major erosion problem which...

by Mona Mattei on 27 April 2015 - 5:47pm

To the Editor:

Recycling is a way of life in this day and age, and I’m pleased to say that I make every effort to support the movement. For example, take the paper and flyers that is delivered to my door every week. I faithfully pick it up and walk it over to my recycling bin. Clean, and ecologically appropriate. Yes folks, that’s all I do with the weekly delivery from a local company...

by Contributor on 27 April 2015 - 5:31pm

Dear Editor,

There seems to be a desperation in the minds of a few to “move on” with the water meter program, shake hands, smile, and carry on like nothing happened. Well, something did happen, and it has fractured this community.

A small group of “we know what’s best for you” political types totally ignored a huge public outcry against plans for the water meter program and...

by Contributor on 2 April 2015 - 7:01pm

It is spring after all, that time of year when winter’s fermenting manure piles start letting off steam. One is forever amazed at the accumulations in the bull pen.

And so, after a winter of ruminations at Grand Forks City Hall, we are finally getting the first wisps of the Chief Administrative Officer Doug Allin emanations (p.11, GF Gazette 25-03-15).

Thanks to a Freedom of...