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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 12 January 2012 - 10:55pm

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.

These are:

  • Read the meters of solid, responsible...
by Contributor on 27 December 2011 - 2:17pm
Although the holiday season is in full swing there will be no bright lights and colourful presents for many in our community, and in the region.
There are hundreds of poor children and families in the Kootenay / Boundary area who won’t be going to the grocery store with the cash to enjoy the annual rite of holiday shopping like the most fortunate folks. These families...
by Contributor on 23 December 2011 - 10:15am

I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”

In the piece, BC South Interior MP Alex Atamanenko based his recent statement about bottled water in the House of Commons on information that has long been confirmed as false — mythology one typically finds on anti-bottled water...
by Contributor on 14 December 2011 - 10:26pm

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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 13 December 2011 - 10:47pm

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...

by Contributor on 4 December 2011 - 2:54pm

Dear Editor;

Open letter to: Sue Keenan B.C. School Sports (BCSS), Teresa Rezansoff, School District 51, and Honorable George Abbott, Rick Davis and Alison Sidow, Ministry of Education, Tim Gayda, SportBC.

Re: Student pursues legal angle to get the right to play volleyball by Mona Mattei on 27 Nov 2011


by Contributor on 28 November 2011 - 2:55pm

Dear Editor;

Recently I came across the Boundary Sentinel editorial entitled Beating a Dead Borsht. As a proud Canadian Doukhobor (not Russian as the editorial implies Doukhobors to be), I was offended by the tone of the editorial with respect to Doukhobors.

First, I was not able to detect what positive result your editoiral writer hoped to indulging in juvenile...

by Contributor on 27 November 2011 - 12:48pm

Dear Mr. Baird;

We are writing to express our surprise and dismay at being left off of the voters' list for the upcoming fire protection referendum to be held in Rock Creek.

Unfortunately we were not able to attend the public meeting held to clarify the issue. However, we have kept abreast of the issue with great interest.

The Boundary Creek Times reported on the meeting and...

by Contributor on 24 November 2011 - 6:34am

Canadians across the country are mobilizing to oppose the rushed passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill. If passed, Bill C-10 would shift Canada to a cruel, costly and failed fill-the-prisons approach to justice. The 150+ cross-country actions at MP’s constituency offices are focused on Thursday at 1PM, with some taking place throughout the day and Friday.

Canadians will be arriving...
by Contributor on 16 November 2011 - 12:55pm
To the Editor;
Boundary Environmental Alliance (BEA) works to protect natural resources in the Boundary. A primary focus is the Kettle River watershed and BEA has called (repeatedly) for a comprehensive watershed management planning process for the Kettle.
In our full report card http:/...