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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 17 November 2009 - 3:51pm

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

One can only...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 November 2009 - 4:02pm

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches...