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Letters to the Editor

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...
by Contributor on 27 April 2013 - 2:47pm

Dear Editor:

The BC Liberals under Christy Clark cannot be trusted.

BC Liberals said they would not sell BC Rail, then did anyway.

People were shocked when this government admitted it was paying the entire $6 million legal bills for Basi and Virk when they admitted they were
guilty, a complete contradiction of government policy.

Because of the BC...

by Contributor on 25 April 2013 - 1:02pm

Dear Boundary Communities

The sun is shining, the rivers are rising and the hummingbirds have returned to the valley; if you haven't already planned your garden for this year, now is the time to do so. And as you plan that garden, please consider planting a row for the Food Bank.

 Lettuce or onions, beans, carrots or cucumbers, kohlrabi,...

by Contributor on 7 February 2013 - 9:02pm

I am writing this letter to raise awareness about the lack of funding for children with special needs in our communities. Did you know that Early Intervention and Supported Child Care Services have not received an increase in funding in the West Kootenay Boundary area for almost eight years?

Yet the number of children with special needs continues to increase every year! As a result,...

by Contributor on 25 November 2012 - 5:01pm

To The Editor:

You cannot run a peanut stand if you are  open just 44 days a year. Yet, that is all the time the B.C. legislature has sat this year.

That is no way to run a government.

Just take a look at the HST.  It was  voted down in a referendum in August 2011, yet the Liberals under Christy Clark will not eliminate it until April 2013.

The HST drives up the...