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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 26 June 2011 - 2:56pm

Dear Editor;

I am so happy at the way the government is handling the harmonized sales tax (HST) question. It has assured me that although the head of the snake has been cut off, the rest of the snake continues to wiggle in deceit.

The head of the snake was forced to resign when his popularity and credibility fell below 10% but Gordie was recently appointed by Stevie Harper to the...

by Contributor on 19 June 2011 - 3:30pm

Dear Editor;

It is with interest that I read the comments of Minister Lynne Yelich in regard to my statement on the budget. Rather than reiterate what I had originally said, I would like to make a few other comments. It is certainly reassuring that Western Diversification will continue to provide effective programs. However, I am concerned about the 5 percent cuts and sincerely...

by Contributor on 29 May 2011 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor;

Last spring I decided to run a 10 kilometer run. I was very surprised when I realized that I had to pay harmonized sales tax (HST).

The Liberal government was promoting people in B.C. to get out and get healthy and yet there was the HST on entering a run. Now with the referendum just around the corner they are promising to cut the HST.

I see this as trying to buy...

by Contributor on 18 May 2011 - 9:41am

To the Editor,

Why are Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney afraid of local voices? The B.C. government has announced it will hold HST public dialogues featuring speakers from the No and the Yes sides in 10 different communities across the province.

It is clear that the intent was to have local participation from both sides so that attendees would have access...

by Contributor on 12 May 2011 - 6:50pm

Dear Editor;

My husband and I have been part time residents of Grand Forks now for almost five years. We have always enjoyed the warmth, not only of the sunshine, but of the friendly and thoughtful community of people that we have come to know. Our neighbours are always looking out for us, and bring over homemade borscht and other farm grown treats, as well as their care and concern for...

by Contributor on 29 April 2011 - 12:39pm

Dear Editor;

Conservative minority vs. majority? Is it time to make a totally different choice?

The two federal parties Canadians historically elect, are more interested in corporations rather than citizens. Services for citizens are continually cut and benefits to corporations and the wealthy are increased. Think about it. If governments actually affect the economy at all, then...