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Letters to the Editor

by Graham Kenyon on 14 June 2013 - 7:42am

Dear Editor,

Ken Holmes’ recent critique of the new Kootenay Energy Diet initiative was puzzling to me, not so much the pedantic detail offered to support his criticism, but rather the difficulty I have in...

by Grand Forks and District Public Library on 6 June 2013 - 8:52pm

Hi Folks!

We have a little suggestion box in the library. It’s off to the side of the checkout desk – a small, wooden treasure chest. We receive all sorts of comments, and I’ve decided to include some of them, along with my responses:

Q: Would love to have reservations for magazines, please! The library used to!

A: That’s a great...

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Barry Brandow on 1 June 2013 - 10:11pm

One of the major reasons cougar sightings have increased recently is the dramatic decline in the province’s deer population, their traditional prey.

Contrary to the pathetic posturing of fish and wildlife staff and organized hunters the ungulate populations in our province are in serious trouble. Although there are a number of reasons the most prominent and egregious is liberalized...

by Contributor on 22 May 2013 - 7:27am
Dear editor,
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per...
by Grand Forks and District Public Library on 21 May 2013 - 12:07pm

Hi Folks!

I’ve got some good news -- we’ve made some upgrades to our catalogue! It looks a little better, which is nice and all, but more importantly we’ve made some much-needed changes. First of all, you can now set your library account to keep track of all the books you’ve borrowed and all the books you’ve placed on hold. In other words, no more having to wonder if you’ve...

by Alex Atamanenko on 21 May 2013 - 8:53am

The Conservative government tabled the Bill C-45: Jobs and Growth Act on October 18, 2012. It became law on December 14, 2012.

Bill C-45 was the second omnibus budget bill passed in 2012. The first omnibus budget bill was Bill C-38: Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, which became law in June 2012. The Bills are intended to implement the provisions of the Conservative government’...

by Contributor on 7 May 2013 - 10:26am


I live in Saskatchewan, but have followed Mischa Popoff’s continuing stand for conservative principles for several years now. Although the hordes of socialist ideologues have assaulted him incessantly, this man will not back down for what sound thinkers believe to be right and sensible.

In our present state of dismay and despair, this country needs more people like...

by Barry Brandow on 5 May 2013 - 10:51am

Does the Kettle River Management Plan warrant $50,000 of tax payer money? If the past is prologue to the future then the answer is no! Why spend more money and time on a study if there is no intestinal fortitude to talk about the real problem, cows and the politics of ranching?

Source water protection is the goal of all credible water management plans; no domestic...

by Barry Brandow on 29 April 2013 - 2:35pm

It is difficult for people capable of reasoned thought to believe a Fish & Wildlife bureaucracy would wantonly destroy wildlife populations  when the results are guaranteed to compromise the future of hunting and would also result in a firestorm of protest from the non-hunting public, many who are anti-hunters.

For decades Fish & Wildlife staff in Victoria have...