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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 25 February 2010 - 10:13am

Raising Broilers: An easy way to fill your freezer and make extra money

The first thing I noticed when I moved to Grand Forks was the amount of land that everyone had. I grew up in Calgary where I could see what my neighbour was having for supper from my kitchen window. When we moved here I was trying to figure out how to make some extra money and saw an...

by Contributor on 18 February 2010 - 9:25am


The Okanagan Region is a roughly triangular shape extending from the USA border between Manning Park and Christina Lake north to Mara Lake. The dry and mild climate is attractive to people to live and work and supports significant agriculture ventures. There is also a wide diversity of wildlife including two species of deer (mule and white-tailed).


by Contributor on 17 February 2010 - 5:33pm

How do you make the world better? One random act of kindness at a time! Yes, this week is Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Week.

A RAK is a spontaneous and selfless act performed to assist someone, cheer someone up, or make a someone smile. No one has ever been hurt by practicing or receiving a RAK.

You can celebrate RAK by performing any of the following: put someone else first; say...

by Contributor on 9 February 2010 - 10:22am

Dear Boundary Citizens,

There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Regarding: Whooping Cough Outbreak and Pertussis Vaccine for Children

As a public health specialist physician who is the Medical Health Officer for the Kootenay-Boundary area (including Castlegar), it is my responsibility to ensure all residents of the region get the best health information possible on which to base their decisions for themselves and their families...

by Contributor on 7 February 2010 - 2:02pm

Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to the recent proposal of the city council of Grand Forks to allow the use of the method of bow and arrow to reduce to "manage" the deer population in Grand Forks and the surrounding area.

I was born and raised in Grand Forks, and have spent every summer in this valley. The deer are a major reason for my return to this valley as there are many...

by Contributor on 4 February 2010 - 10:23am

Dear Mayor and council:

I was born and raised in the valley and over the years have grown to appreciate it more and more. Grand Forks has an ambiance of a “Norman Rockwell” setting. To me it is very calming to my spirit to know that I can live in harmony with the wildlife.

We have not been touched by war or any natural disasters as many parts of the world are experiencing ...

by Contributor on 28 January 2010 - 2:50pm

Dear Editor;

I read with interest the January 21 article in the Western Producer about my Private Members Bill C-474, ‘NDP MP’s Bill Worries Canola Industry’. The article gives voice to the industry preference to avoid the market analysis of new genetically modified (GM) crops being proposed by this Bill and presents a rather hollow argument that this could put a chill on...

by Contributor on 26 January 2010 - 10:37am

Dear Mayor Taylor, and Council, 
Many of you may know me as having been an active member of Grand Forks community from 2000 until my demise of three years ago. While I am a resident of Christina Lake now, I do work in Grand Forks so I hope that the following will be accepted as my voice on a very important issue that has been brought to my attention. I do not know where you all stand...

by Contributor on 19 January 2010 - 10:37pm

Dear Editor:

I am writing to support the City Council’s planned borrowing currently under alternative approval process. Municipal infrastructure is incredibly expensive, and actions such as Council is taking are not done without due consideration of all the options.

City staff has worked hard to win grants from both the federal and provincial governments so that the planned $3...