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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 7 March 2012 - 8:07am

Your Commission appointed Robyn Gervais as Independent Legal Counsel for Aboriginal interests. We had no role or any say in this matter. She has now withdrawn as Independent Legal Counsel. We find it extremely disturbing that she has had to take this drastic step.

The First Nations Summit applied for standing and was granted Limited Participant status. Despite the fact the government...

by Contributor on 6 March 2012 - 1:49pm

Dear editor,

The City of Rossland garbage tax is $85 per year. Of that money

  • $50 goes to the contractor (Davies Sales and Service) for weekly pickup at curbside and delivery to the Trail landfill (that’s only 98 cents per week per household).
  • $35 goes to the City for spring and fall debris curbside pick up (...
by Contributor on 29 February 2012 - 2:46pm

Dear editor,

It is ironic that today, February 29, 2012, Anti-Bullying Day, debate on Bill 22, the Education "Improvement" Act, will commence in our "democratic" provincial legislature.

This "legislation" (more like dictate) will complete the "draconian" (Supreme Court of Canada description), "Run Silent, Run Deep", Neo-liberal, union-busting, contract-stripping agenda that ...

by Contributor on 11 February 2012 - 12:58pm

Dear editor,

The Agenda for the February 13 Rossland Council Meeting, sent out on February 7th includes a Request for Council Decision to repeal the Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw and the Sewer Capacity Charge Bylaw. A further Request for Council Decision is for a Service Connection Capacity Charge to replace DCCs.     

Development cost charges (DCC's) are monies...

by Contributor on 7 February 2012 - 4:58pm

An open letter to the community of Castlegar;

Interior Health would like to apologize to the residents of Castlegar and area for not properly informing you of the temporary closure of the emergency department last Saturday.

Interior Health has contingency plans in place when facing a service interruption like this, which includes notifying community officials, the public, and the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on 29 January 2012 - 2:35pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism”?

We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Viet Nam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a Prime Minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.

I fear that maybe...

by Contributor on 17 January 2012 - 11:39am

Dear Prime Minister:


We are deeply concerned that your government has already determined the outcome of the controversial Enbridge pipelines proposal even before the panel responsible for assessing its impacts has commenced its hearings. This, in our opinion, has the real potential to completely undermine the independence and impartiality of the Panel, its report and...

by Contributor on 11 January 2012 - 3:03pm

Dear editor,

This week, teachers of grade 4 and 7 students in School District #20 will be sending letters home with students asking parents to withdraw their children from writing the FSAs.


The FSAs do not count toward student’s marks nor do the results actively support learning.

They are expensive to develop and administer and take valuable...

by Nelson Daily Sports on 8 January 2012 - 6:07pm

To the Editor, The Nelson Daily

I write this from a big city, Victoria, during the holiday.

The new year has begun today, and I am moved to reflect on what Nelson might expect from the downstream effects of the Occupation events in 2011. From an urban landscape, which is the habitat of most planetary residents, I can see more clearly.
Does Nelson have...

by Contributor on 23 December 2011 - 10:15am

I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”

In the piece, BC South Interior MP Alex Atamanenko based his recent statement about bottled water in the House of Commons on information that has long been confirmed as false — mythology one typically finds on anti-bottled water...