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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 4 October 2011 - 11:37am

Dear editor,

Local papers do not normally print columns or letters from elected officials during election season. I’ve been granted an exception,  as I’m not running for re-election.  Many thanks to the Editor for giving me an opportunity to express my appreciation to Rossland residents, and to encourage  people  to run for office. 

To the people of Rossland:  thank you for...
by Contributor on 3 October 2011 - 7:21am

Dear Editor,

The BC Liberals' attempts to silence the growing Smart Meter controversy have failed at the Union of BC Municipalities convention with delegates voting for a province-wide moratorium. Could the heavy-handed, dictatorial edicts of Rich Coleman and the Liberals have actually prompted this clear vote for democracy, pushing back this denial of democratic process,...

by Contributor on 1 October 2011 - 11:29am

To The Editor;

"“Our Mission as educators is to encourage the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social and cultural growth in our students" states the mission statement of the Grand Forks Secondary School.

Sounds promising, but the current administration clearly prioritizes the physical aspect of education over literacy.

We are appalled that they have...

by Contributor on 28 September 2011 - 12:47pm

Dear editor,

As world leaders grapple with another global economic downturn, the jobs agenda must be front and centre for all BC politicians, regardless of their political stripes or level of government.

That’s especially true for municipal politicians, who have been meeting this week at the Union of BC Municipalities convention.  Now more than ever, they need to appreciate...

by Contributor on 26 September 2011 - 9:59pm

To the Editor:

New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Alex Atamanenko is concerned about genetically modified (GM) foods. Great… But how does he explain the two NDP premiers who established the GM industry’s permanent presence in Western Canada?

In all the media coverage of Atamanenko’s discussions on genetic modification, not one reporter has ever asked him why...

by Letters to the editor on 25 September 2011 - 3:40pm

To the Editor:

The domestic dog: a wolf descendant whose bite is responsible for about 1,000 hospitalizations per day (mostly facial injuries of kids), and 34 deaths in 2010 in the USA alone.

Known for producing loud noise at all hours of the day, often roaming freely and leaving unsightly and smelly poop everywhere. Perfectly legal in...

by Contributor on 24 September 2011 - 7:46am

Dear editor,

A City of Rossland staff report on Development Cost Charges (DCCs), was discussed on September 12th, at a Committee of the Whole (COW) council meeting. The staff report under discussion recommended reducing Development Cost Charges (DCCs) from $3,300 to $2,320 for a single-family dwelling (SFD). Compare this with the average of nearly $13,000 for 45 BC municipalities...

by Contributor on 22 September 2011 - 12:47pm

 Attention: Soccer players & families of Castlegar!

Castlegar Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting in preparation for next years Youth & Mini soccer season on Oct. 18 at the Castlegar Complex at 7 p.m.
 
We, the executive, have reached a crossroads with respect to the future of soccer in Castlegar...
by Contributor on 19 September 2011 - 8:01pm

To the Editor,

During September, the Canadian Cancer Society is highlighting men’s health with a fun and informative campaign – What’s Your Game Plan? – to remind men of the simple steps they can take to reduce their risk of cancer below the waist including prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers. 

Each September I reflect on my own experience dealing with...

by Contributor on 9 September 2011 - 9:18am

Dear editor,

After 30 bargaining sessions at the provincial table we have had no offers of pay increases, benefit improvements or the return of the class size and composition language that the BC Supreme Court recently ruled was illegally stripped from our contracts.

The court found that then-Minister of Education Christy Clark proudly led legislation based on information that...

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