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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 28 November 2011 - 2:55pm

Dear Editor;

Recently I came across the Boundary Sentinel editorial entitled Beating a Dead Borsht. As a proud Canadian Doukhobor (not Russian as the editorial implies Doukhobors to be), I was offended by the tone of the editorial with respect to Doukhobors.

First, I was not able to detect what positive result your editoiral writer hoped to achieve.by indulging in juvenile...

by Contributor on 24 November 2011 - 6:34am

Canadians across the country are mobilizing to oppose the rushed passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill. If passed, Bill C-10 would shift Canada to a cruel, costly and failed fill-the-prisons approach to justice. The 150+ cross-country actions at MP’s constituency offices are focused on Thursday at 1PM, with some taking place throughout the day and Friday.

Canadians will be arriving...
by Andrew Bennett on 12 November 2011 - 11:42am

Bill Micklethwaite recently wrote a letter to the editor, "Zoning bylaw takes away Rosslanders' voices." Here I offer some different facts and a different interpretation of them.


By no means does the new zoning bylaw "drastically curtail" Rosslander's ability to give...
by Contributor on 9 November 2011 - 12:42pm

Dear editor,

I wonder how many Rosslanders realize that their ability to have input on changes to zoning and housing in their neighbourhoods will be drastically curtailed next Monday, November 14th unless a significant number of us object?

Staff and Council are proposing a major re-write of the present Zoning Bylaw.  While the changes address the commendable goals of making...

by Contributor on 30 October 2011 - 4:44pm
The Boundary District Teachers’ Association would like to thank the parents and students of School District 51 for their continued support and understanding as teachers work through phase one of their current job action. 
 
Teachers understand that parents are concerned about their child’s education and have structured phase one so that students are the focus. Much of the...
by Contributor on 30 October 2011 - 12:47pm

To the editor:

A couple of mornings ago, I was listening to the latest news on the Eurozone (17 independent states, 13 official languages, over 330 million inhabitants...) After hearing of these nations’ immense political effort to finally reach a financial deal to try and bring to a halt the slide into economic chaos, I could not stop thinking about the pettiness of our regional/...

by Contributor on 24 October 2011 - 10:18am

To the Editor;

Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, a gay couple, wanted to spend the night at a bed and breakfast in Grand Forks which turned out to be run by a Christian couple. When the Christians refused, Eadie and Thomas sued.
But why would Eadie and Thomas even want to stay in a devoutly Christian household? Would they be suing if it had turned out to be a Muslim couple? Rights...

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...

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