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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 7 March 2014 - 10:19am

For years many people have wondered about the effects of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) on human health. More recently, these concerns have extended to radiofrequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies like cordless phones, cell phones, cell phone towers, GPS devices, “smart” meters, and WiFi.  In 2011, the WHO (World Health Organization) entered RF radiation to the list of “possible...

by Contributor on 1 March 2014 - 11:50am

Dear Editor,

We are told that conserving water is worthwhile.

And, our City Council is telling us that we need water meters to conserve water.  But, do water meters conserve water?  Or, is it people who conserve water?

Are water meters just an expensive way to encourage people to conserve water?


by Contributor on 28 February 2014 - 3:20pm

Letter to the Editor

I have a question for those complaining about water meters. Should a household that conserves water pay the same water rate as those who consume considerable amounts? Is this just and fair?

In July, 2004, while living in Grand Forks, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Gazette expressing my observations.

I timed the filling up my bathtub. It took...

by Contributor on 25 February 2014 - 7:04pm

Dear Editor,

Water is of utmost significance to all of us.  We are vulnerable if we don't have access to clean affordable water.  So, water is worth thinking and talking about.  Following are some points I wish to share for consideration:

Control the water, and you control the people.  Water is needed for survival.  And, water is needed for crop irrigation and food...

by Alex Atamanenko on 25 February 2014 - 9:56am

During the last federal election, Stephen Harper promised that the government would introduce an income-splitting proposal, after balancing the federal budget.

Income splitting has the worthy objective of making it easier for two-parent families to choose to have one parent work, or work part time, in order to spend time caring for children. Realistically, this option is not available...

by Barry Brandow on 25 February 2014 - 9:25am

Global News recently showcased a story of a bobcat treed by two coyotes. This certainly is not an unusual event to those who have hunted the bobcat with hounds but the story did capture the awe and respect that this elusive nocturnal predator demands.

The bobcat is a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) animal and although not endangered in BC the listing...

by Contributor on 29 January 2014 - 4:05pm

Dear Editor

Reading 'Logging in Lynch Creek North is underway'  filled me with despair and anger. Dispair because Lynch Creek North is an important corridor for a threatened grizzly bear population and the road density in the area already far exceeds the level ...

by Contributor on 28 January 2014 - 3:15pm

Dear Editor,

We are third year nursing students at UBC-Okanagan and are writing in regard to the growing amount of flavoured tobacco products available today. With National Non-Smoking Week upon us, we feel it is important to address this concern specifically because of the way these products are being marketed towards youth.

When you hear the flavours cherry, pear, apple,...

by Contributor on 17 January 2014 - 5:48pm

To the residents of our area:

As I look outside my window this morning, at the heavy snow weighing down branches and bushes, I can't help but think how the physical trauma of hunger and the psychological burden of not being able to provide for one's family must weigh on the shoulders of Food Bank clients. We live in a land of abundance, yet members of our community don't have the...

by Contributor on 17 December 2013 - 4:26pm

How we come to these moments in local political history…

On the one hand we have a member of our honourable Grand Forks city council declaring in a public forum on the night of Dec. 5th: “If glyphosate shows up in your urine, it is certainly an indication your body is processing it adequately.” Absolutely brilliant on the part of Coun. Gary Smith! Be it said glyphosate is the active...