Letters to the Editor
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 She has now withdrawn as Independent Legal Counsel.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...
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 (...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”
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