Letters to the Editor
BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4. We want the community of Castlegar to know that our priority is to provide quality and safe patient care. The nurses at Castlegar Hospital will continue to advocate for improvements so that high quality care will be there for you.
The Castlegar emergency nurses...
To the Editor;
Bruce Davidson an activist from Walkerton, Ontario who has made over one hundred presentations will tell his story in Grand Forks in March. Remember Walkerton, over 2300 seriously ill, seven deaths and over 40 left with serious health problems, all from cow manure in one of the town’s water wells?
Al Grant from Rock Creek will start the evening...
Editor, The Nelson Daily
On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.
The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.
For years, hospitals across BC have been...
Open letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Forestry and Lands,
Mr. Pryce and Mr. Hendrickson,
I sent an email yesterday opposing the proposed granite mine exploration. I mentioned the existing popular trail (four seasons) that will be ruined, and the proximity to the Granby river.
After more review of the application, my husband and I have three big concerns...
Editor, The Nelson Daily
Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism”?
We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Viet Nam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a Prime Minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.
I fear that maybe...
Open letter to FortisBC:
Hello Fortis: The letter below has received no response thus far and we would very much appreciate hearing from you.
We do not want smart meters installed as BC Hydro is doing; we believe there are cheaper, safer and simpler options that should work to and for everyone's benefit.
- Read the meters of solid, responsible...
I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”
To the Editor:
The elections have come and gone. As the dust settles the school trustee positions are now filled and the work begins. One issue that came through at the candidates forums was the need for improved transparency and inclusiveness.
We can never achieve 100% transparency as there is always a need for privacy however privacy should trump transparency...
To the Editor,
A friend commented last week how badly she felt not knowing a way to support this movement.
Encampments do not appear to be a sustainable way to keep the issues in the public eye through the media.
I propose inviting others to write letters to the editor and maintaining some belief that your...