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Letters to the Editor

by Alex Atamanenko on 28 March 2014 - 11:24am

Dear Minister,

My constituents are very concerned about the future of health care in our country.  They are asking the federal government to commit to a renewed Health Accord in 2014 and to work with the provinces and territories on health care innovation so Canadians can continue to receive the care they need.

Health care is a priority for Canadians. It is simply not acceptable...

by Contributor on 4 March 2014 - 12:35am

Dear editor,

Skiing is a wonderful sport. It involves many people sliding in different directions on a slippery surface. There are some universally recognized rules to maximize the enjoyment and minimize the risks of injuries through the interaction of all those skiers. These basics rules are often printed on lift tickets. Part of the education of skiers involves understanding those...

by Contributor on 5 February 2014 - 8:05am

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the jailing and the subsequent death in custody of CBSA in Vancouver, of Lucia Vega Jimenez - a 42 year old Mexican woman working to save money to care for her ailing mother.

Days before Christmas, she was jailed for not having bus-fare and not having immigration papers!!  While alone in CBSA cells, awaiting deportation, she tried to hang herself and...

by Deanne Steven on 10 January 2014 - 10:08am

Dear Mayor and Councillors,

Please find below and attached our request for funding for the 2014 year. This year we are requesting that our funding be tied directly to Business License revenue as we feel that this would be a good method of determining our success every year. The more businesses that are licensed in Rossland the stronger the overall economy has become,...

by Alex Atamanenko on 8 January 2014 - 7:40pm

Dear Minister,

Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear Canada Post’s announcement that it was planning to eliminate home delivery services, pursue the privatization of postal outlets, increase postal rates and lay off between 6,000 and 8,000 postal workers. The Canada Post Act doesn’t call upon Canada Post to make a profit at any cost. The three major mandates are service to all...

by Contributor on 4 November 2013 - 8:26am

To The Editor

In late September, at a Council meeting packed with public wanting to talk about Cooke Ave. rezoning and broadband, Council noted its in-camera decision at meeting two weeks earlier in which they voted not to renew the contract of the City’s Manager of Planning, Mike Maturo.  

Maybe it’s that there was so much other news going on then, or maybe it’s that I’ve just...

by Contributor on 10 October 2013 - 1:50pm

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links.

Nelson has been moved into a new riding called Kootenay Columbia which includes Cranbrook. I attended the public meeting held by the Commission in Nelson along with approximately 20...

by Contributor on 5 October 2013 - 8:26am

A decade or so ago Rossland engaged in a series of municipal exchanges with city officials from the city of Nyanga in Zimbabwe. The following letter, by Zimbabwe's Cathy Buckle, gives an update on life in that part of the world and may be of interest to anyone who remembers the exchanges, or to anyone with an interest in everyday life in another country.

Dear Family and Friends...

by Contributor on 19 September 2013 - 8:57am
Deaer editor,
This letter is about an important issue which applies to our businesses. Our businesses continue to struggle because we pay high taxes and the population is not increasing. Recently closing the High School has made our survival even harder...
by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...