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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 1 July 2014 - 8:37am

Dear Editor:

(An Open Letter to Ian Dyck, Manager, Electric Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Fortis BC)

Thank you for your package of information regarding the Smart Meter installations in British Columbia. I still feel the insistence by Fortis to install Smart Meters, purchased without sufficient research into the effects on human health (both short and long-term), is an...

by Contributor on 27 June 2014 - 3:20pm

Letter to the Editor:

To date, we have had the most secure voting procedures available!  Why would we want to change that?!  We've been told that electronic vote counting would likely be faster...  But, may there be some unintended consequences?

The quality of electronic voting machines cannot be determined "because their code is proprietary and they won't let anybody examine it...

by Contributor on 27 June 2014 - 2:41pm

Dear Editor,

Unfortunately this past week the summertime schedule for Parks and Recreation in Christina Lake missed out on mentioning Stretching for Mobility sessions with Gisela Ko. Those of us who attend regularly were disappointed because we know how these sessions are so beneficial to us. Gisela has decided to continue these classes all the way through the summer on Wednesdays at ...

by Contributor on 13 June 2014 - 2:34am

Dear Christy Clark and the Government of BC:

As a parent of a child with special needs and a professional in the field of support, it is very disheartening to observe the disconnect the Government of BC has with the children, youth and families of today. I want our voice to be heard before our daughter enters the public school system and therefore I write you this…

Today, more...

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.