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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 30 October 2011 - 4:44pm
The Boundary District Teachers’ Association would like to thank the parents and students of School District 51 for their continued support and understanding as teachers work through phase one of their current job action. 
Teachers understand that parents are concerned about their child’s education and have structured phase one so that students are the focus. Much of the...
by Contributor on 24 October 2011 - 10:18am

To the Editor;

Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, a gay couple, wanted to spend the night at a bed and breakfast in Grand Forks which turned out to be run by a Christian couple. When the Christians refused, Eadie and Thomas sued.
But why would Eadie and Thomas even want to stay in a devoutly Christian household? Would they be suing if it had turned out to be a Muslim couple? Rights...

by Contributor on 23 October 2011 - 12:21pm

To the Editor;

While paying Boss Power resolves a lot of problems,it is a very sad state of affairs and I can only hope that the both the government of B.C. and the federal government will learn from this so that all is not lost.
My comments in this regard are:

1. No government should ever convey the rights to their natural resources to any private enterprise without...

by Contributor on 14 October 2011 - 9:28am

Minister Rich Coleman and Premier Christy Clark have not learned a thing.  Even though the government spent millions on ads (that did not make sense by the way) the people did not support the harmonized sales tax.  I only hope that this smart meter initiative will have the same fate.  

These meters will not save energy, as we still have to cook supper on the stove,...
by Contributor on 10 October 2011 - 6:30pm

To the Editor:

I was fortunate enough to participate at the Union of British Columbia Municipal Conference as an outgoing municipal councillor for the Town of Oliver. The key address is always on the last day, and always by the Premier.

It was the first time I have heard Christy Clark speak in person, and although she put a lot of effort into the delivery of her...

by Contributor on 3 October 2011 - 3:05pm

To the Editor:

In response to a "Letter to the Editor" regarding the Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) library move, I would like to bring some clarification to the issue.

As part of an initiative aimed at providing students with increased opportunities to pursue personal fitness, over the summer we relocated our fitness facility (originally located in the...

by Contributor on 1 October 2011 - 11:29am

To The Editor;

"“Our Mission as educators is to encourage the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social and cultural growth in our students" states the mission statement of the Grand Forks Secondary School.

Sounds promising, but the current administration clearly prioritizes the physical aspect of education over literacy.

We are appalled that they have...

by Contributor on 26 September 2011 - 9:59pm

To the Editor:

New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Alex Atamanenko is concerned about genetically modified (GM) foods. Great… But how does he explain the two NDP premiers who established the GM industry’s permanent presence in Western Canada?

In all the media coverage of Atamanenko’s discussions on genetic modification, not one reporter has ever asked him why...

by Contributor on 20 July 2011 - 4:03pm
Dear Editor;
As one of the nominees for the New Democratic Party (NDP) I have been out talking to the membership and the public about seniors care in this province.  British Columbia has the highest poverty rate in Canada. One in nine people in this province live in poverty and many of them are seniors.
We have had a 30 percent decrease between...
by Contributor on 11 July 2011 - 1:00pm

Dear Editor;

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report in the past few weeks that states that people should exercise caution using cell phones and similar wireless device. I have recently learned that Fortis wants to remove our safe power meters and replace them with newer wireless meters that will transmit radiation waves throughout our homes every three minutes day and...