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by Contributor on 25 April 2012 - 7:26pm

Dear editor,

Wilf was having trouble with his horses.  He’d spent a long day with his team packing loads up to the mines; all he wanted now was a cold beer in the local saloon.  But first he had to park his horses.  In the past, no problem, just tie them up side by side to the hitching rail on the sidewalk, give ‘em a bit of hay, and they’re happy. 

But now there’s this new law...

by Contributor on 19 April 2012 - 5:41pm

Dear Rick Hansen:

I hope that during your next 25 years of raising money for spinal cord research (SCR) we will see the end of inhumane, scientifically fallacious spinal cord experiments on animals. It was 25 years ago when Lifeforce, a Vancouver based ecology and animal rights organization, gave you extensive data about the failure of “animal models” but you went on to fund animal...

by Contributor on 16 April 2012 - 7:17am
Hi Andrew,
 
Thanks for your excellent comment to my letter in the Telegraph on wood smoke. I was very interested to read about your experiences with the Rocket Mass Heater.
 
I became interested in more efficient wood burning...
by Contributor on 13 April 2012 - 2:36pm

Dear Editor,

I’ve just been reading your story “Only YOU can prevent cancer now” and can support wholeheartedly the mission of the PCN (Prevent Cancer Now) campaigners.

What I find ironical though, and even hypocritical in some instances, is that we often read about campaigns about...

by Contributor on 2 April 2012 - 11:26am

Dear editor,

In light of the recent resignation of 17 year veteran Liberal MLA John van Dongen from the Liberal caucus and party citing a lack of integrity in leadership in the Liberal government, many of us are wondering if BC’s governments and ministers have intentionally mislead us. You be the judge! 

BC’s governments and ministers

  1. “Gave” our Premier a 53% front...
by Contributor on 29 March 2012 - 11:28am

Dear Editor,

When the movie Avatar made its debut, it caught the hearts of people everywhere as they empathized with the Navi, a people whose world and way of life was threatened by the intrusion of a huge profit-focused corporation. What most fail to realize is the very same thing is happening right now - here in the real world, in our own country – in the West Chilcotin of interior...

by Contributor on 26 March 2012 - 10:07am

Dear editor,

Road maintenance in our area has deteriorated drastically over the last few years.

During the first 10 years of privatization of highways maintenance the system worked fine. The Ministry required the contractors to maintain the same number of employees, equipment and yards that the M.O.H. previously had.

The Ministry had full time inspectors making sure...

by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:57am

On March 8th, the NDP Opposition put forward the following “reasoned amendment” which would stop the progress of Bill 22 through the Legislature:

It is not in the best interests of the education system in British Columbia for the government to legislate teachers back to work when an independent mediator could be appointed by the government and the Labour...

by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:48am

Dear editor,

I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of citizens who are concerned about the present approaches to capacity planning and recovery of incremental costs from ongoing development.

I believe the core problem lies in the abundance of numbers being used variably for new homes from projected future development: anything from the presents OCP’s “build-out”...

by Contributor on 7 March 2012 - 9:04am

Dear editor,

At a council meeting on Monday night, Rossland City Council recommended eliminating Development Cost Charges and the Regional sewer service cost recovery charge and replace them with a connection charge. Instead of paying the current $3,362 and $2,500, respectively, for a single family dwelling, the charge will now be $1,850, i.e. a reduction of about 68%.

Over the...

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