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Letters to the Editor

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...

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...