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Letters to the Editor

by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...

by Contributor on 12 October 2010 - 4:20pm
Dear Editor,
 
We write this letter to all the citizens in the City of Grand Forks, the surrounding area and to the five Councillors that voted for the “anti-feeding bylaw”. For 53 years we have lived at this same address and we have never had a “deer problem”. Our garden was feature in the “Gardens West Magazine” in 2007. Our front yard is not fenced but the vegetable...
by Contributor on 1 October 2010 - 1:50pm

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to...

by Contributor on 7 September 2010 - 5:10pm

Dear Editor:

I’m sure there are many people in the community wondering …… What is happening with the new Broadacres Care Facility on Carson Road? Here is an update….

I believe most of the community know that I have been working on this project since 2004, and finally received full licensing...

by Boundary Sentinel on 17 August 2010 - 5:10pm

A backpack on a picnic table is all the RCMP have to go on in locating 24-year-old Australian Owen Kiernan Rooney. Rooney was last seen at the Boundary Hospital at 7649 - 22 St. in Grand Forks on  Aug. 14 at about 8 p.m.

Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind his backpack on a picnic table on the west side of the building. Rooney currently resides in Kelowna, B.C. and may have been...

by Kyra Hoggan on 11 August 2010 - 12:22pm

 Photo courtesy the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP: Const. Derek Hall displays some of the drugs seized at this year's Shambhala Music Rave.

Almost twice as many people were arrested and charged last weekend as there were in 2009 as they came to, or left from, the Shambhala Music Rave event.
“Charges are being pursued against 27 people (as compared to 14 in 2009...
by Contributor on 26 July 2010 - 10:27am
Open Letter:
 
To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Constable Bell and our Victim Service Worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.
 
We have heard repeatedly that the mental health...
by Contributor on 6 June 2010 - 12:58pm

Dear Editor,

I'm writing in light of concerns expressed in Kootenay Boundary communities about the future of the Critical Care Transport Team. I know there was interest when our President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Halpenny spoke about our strategic direction for transportation at the recent West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board meeting.

Interior...

by Contributor on 15 April 2010 - 11:49am

Dear Editor;

I am sure you have heard that the School Board has voted to begin the process for the possible closure of Beaverdell Elementary.

Most of the parents that I have spoken with, in both the east and west end of the district, believe that keeping the elementary school open in Beaverdell is extremely important for both the families and community.

Please talk to the...

by Mona Mattei on 8 April 2010 - 2:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce of the City of Grand Forks, the largest chamber group in the Boundary region, was first off the mark to agree to look at how the Boundary region businesses could create a region-wide chamber. The third meeting of the regional groups and local government representatives, hosted by the Boundary Economic Development Committee (BEDC) in Greenwood last Thursday, Apr. 1, to...

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