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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 23 August 2011 - 10:11am

Dear Friends,


Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and love have lit up my home, my spirit, and my determination.


Unfortunately my treatment has not worked out as I hoped. So I am giving...

by Contributor on 18 August 2011 - 7:19am

Dear editor,

Given the comments [posted to this paper] I felt it was worth providing some additional insight from the perspective of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS).

The official trails network managed by the KCTS is non-motorized and there is an extensive list of reasons why. The primary reason is that 90% of the trails are located on private land. Landowners have...

by Contributor on 3 August 2011 - 2:32pm

Dear Sir, While hiking up Old Glory Mountain on July 29 I had the mis-fortune to encounter a dirt biker riding the Seven Summits Trail.  The Seven Summits Trail is designated "non-motorized".  I followed a dirt bike track up the Old Glory Trail to Gibbards Junction, which turned left towards Granite Mountain, then later in the day I encountered a dirt biker at the intersection of Plewman Trail...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 5 July 2011 - 10:52pm

To the editor:

The Liberals have made the HST an interesting topic of study for political scientists around the world; not in a positive way mind you, but as a fine example of how NOT to implement a tax shift.

What started as a lie in an election has now evolved into Christy Clark's attempt to buy your vote by reducing the HST rate by...

by Contributor on 22 June 2011 - 4:55pm

Dear editor,

My recent expulsion from a Rossland City Council meeting has been widely reported.  What wasn’t reported was the events leading to that situation or the inaccurate, unfounded, and misleading statements presented by Mayor Granstrom.

I commend RCMP Constable Scott Powell for the professionalism he displayed in handling the situation.  I was impressed by his knowledge...

by Contributor on 16 June 2011 - 2:22pm

Dear Editor:

It is with interest that I read the comments of Minister Lynne Yelich in regard to my statement on the budget.  Rather than reiterate what I had originally said, I would like to make a few other...

by Contributor on 13 June 2011 - 10:45am


Budget fails to make life more affordable for Canadian families: Atamanenko

To the Editor,

Your story “Budget fails to make life more affordable for Canadian families: Atamanenko” is misleading. As Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification...