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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 27 April 2013 - 2:47pm

Dear Editor:

The BC Liberals under Christy Clark cannot be trusted.

BC Liberals said they would not sell BC Rail, then did anyway.

People were shocked when this government admitted it was paying the entire $6 million legal bills for Basi and Virk when they admitted they were
guilty, a complete contradiction of government policy.

Because of the BC...

by Contributor on 25 April 2013 - 1:02pm

Dear Boundary Communities

The sun is shining, the rivers are rising and the hummingbirds have returned to the valley; if you haven't already planned your garden for this year, now is the time to do so. And as you plan that garden, please consider planting a row for the Food Bank.

 Lettuce or onions, beans, carrots or cucumbers, kohlrabi,...

by Contributor on 7 February 2013 - 9:02pm

I am writing this letter to raise awareness about the lack of funding for children with special needs in our communities. Did you know that Early Intervention and Supported Child Care Services have not received an increase in funding in the West Kootenay Boundary area for almost eight years?

Yet the number of children with special needs continues to increase every year! As a result,...

by Contributor on 25 November 2012 - 5:01pm

To The Editor:

You cannot run a peanut stand if you are  open just 44 days a year. Yet, that is all the time the B.C. legislature has sat this year.

That is no way to run a government.

Just take a look at the HST.  It was  voted down in a referendum in August 2011, yet the Liberals under Christy Clark will not eliminate it until April 2013.

The HST drives up the...

by Contributor on 8 November 2012 - 4:12pm

To the Editor;

This poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters, who lived for some years at Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada, had emigrated from Russia in 1925 as a boy of 10 and had seen firsthand the horrors of revolution and war in his native country.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and...

by Contributor on 15 October 2012 - 8:24pm

To the Editor:

A colorfully dressed man named Raad and his associate were making calls on people’s homes in the 7000 block of 18th Street in Grand Forks last week. When he called on my uncle he said that he was “with the Access people and was there to protect buyers from rising gas prices.”

He said he could give him a guaranteed rated for the next five years. My...

by Barry Brandow on 4 October 2012 - 7:36pm

The wolf has been present in the Grand Forks area for five years so it is hardly surprising that Washington State rancher, McIrwin who ranges cows adjacent to the International Border in the Grand Forks area has serious concerns.

The question that needs to be asked, and as usual is on no one’s radar screen, is rancher McIrwin blessed because the deer herd in North East...

by Contributor on 23 September 2012 - 8:23pm

Hockey fans you have to come to the rink!

 We have a team here folks! Congratulations to team President Dave Grootjes and the Bruins Executive. I have been waiting for this for four years. Even though we lost our first game, there is lots of talent on the ice and huge potential for this season.

Coach Deschenes has assembled a good group of players. I said to myself after the...

by Contributor on 12 September 2012 - 10:41pm

To the Editor;

In recent months I have passed through Grand Forks on two occasions. During my first visit I drove by what could be described as an "animal compound" adjacent to the Kettle River. I observed animals, particularly horses, kept in what I consider to be appalling and unacceptable conditions. In June some of these horses were standing up to their shins in...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...