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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 25 February 2012 - 2:39pm

To the Editor;

I am writing to voice my opposition and conerns with the application under the Ministry's Community Recreation program by the RDKB Area D Regional Director to pave the Trans Canada Trail between Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

My reasons are these:

1.  A good percentage of the trail lies within the City of Grand Forks.
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by Contributor on 20 February 2012 - 9:40am

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...

by Barry Brandow on 19 February 2012 - 12:44pm

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...

by Anonymous on 15 February 2012 - 4:49pm

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...

by Contributor on 4 February 2012 - 9:43am

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...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on 29 January 2012 - 2:35pm

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...

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...