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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 27 April 2011 - 10:07pm

Dear Editor;

I wanted to correct some possible misconceptions in the community about interim beds for Grand Forks while 40 new permanent beds are being built for area seniors.

To address the immediate need for additional residential beds, Interior Health will be converting existing rooms at Boundary Hospital to accommodate nine temporary residential spaces. We will be...

by Harvey Oberfeld on 5 April 2011 - 9:56am

Ask anyone who has lived under a dictatorship and they will tell you of its ugly features: A Supreme Leader who rules with an iron fist; legislation pushed through by a rubber stamp legislative assembly with little or closured debate; government officials ordered into silence or fearful of speaking up; and a press denied the right to even ask questions, let alone get any answers.

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by Contributor on 4 April 2011 - 4:50pm
Dear Editor,
 
The Board of Education of School District 51 (Boundary) invites the community along with, parents, students and school district staff to attend one of two public budget meetings: Monday, Apr. 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Boundary Central Secondary School library and Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Grand Forks Secondary School library.
 
We...
by Doug Zorn on 24 March 2011 - 1:37pm
 Increased allowances for poultry producers will benefit the Boundary as local farmers raise more birds. The changes to these regulations came as a result of conversations between producers, processors and Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy (MIES) and the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board. They have changed the kilogram reference and are now allowing farmers to produce 2,000 birds per year with ...
by Robin Yassin-Kassab on 21 February 2011 - 6:29pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and heroines and martyrs of Libya, and with our brave correspondent in Tripoli, now under fire. Communication is on and off, mainly off. Here is her most recent report. Since she sent it the phone lines have been cut entirely and the city’s electricity is also disconnected.

I live in the Ben Ashour area of Tripoli. Minutes ago my...

by Contributor on 13 February 2011 - 9:55am

The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour.

Nominations are now being received for the 2011 Order of British Columbia. If you know anyone in this community who has truly led by example, I...

by Contributor on 31 January 2011 - 11:59am

Dear Editor,

As most people will recall, the NDP sent out a cartoonish flyer last fall, which discussed the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known simply as CETA.  Since then, there has been much discussion about the issue and recently, our current MP has spent time criticizing both local constituents and the local media about the situation.

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by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...

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