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Letters to the Editor

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...

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...