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Letter: FortisBC works with customers experiencing high winter bills
by Letters to the ... on Mar 15 2017 - 9:17pm

To The Editor:

As our customers know, the winter season brings higher electricity bills given the home heating energy requirements compared to the rest of the year.

During the mid-December to mid-February billing period, many parts of our electricity service territory experienced much colder than usual winter temperatures. With colder than usual weather, energy use has been higher than typical, which is now being reflected on customer bills.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Open Letter to Grand Forks Mayor Frank Konrad and GF City Council

LETTER: Open Letter to Grand Forks Mayor Frank Konrad and GF City Council

To Mayor and Council of the City of Grand Forks,

I write you today as a concerned citizen of this amazing City. I am compelled to write to you about some concerns I and many other citizens have arising from the Regular City Council meeting this past Monday January 12th, 2015.  I was unable to attend the meeting in person but was able to watch the live video feed of the meeting on GFTV.COM. Please allow me to explain my concern.

Letter: Missing Canada

Letter: Missing Canada

The Editor:

Do you remember when people from many countries put Canadian flags on their backpacks when traveling? Everyone wanted to be seen as Canadian because being Canadian allowed safe travel all over the world.

Things have changed. Now not even Canadians are necessarily willing to plaster their luggage with the flag like we once did. Canada’s reputation on the world stage has changed significantly and we have Stephen Harper and the Conservative government to thank for that.

LETTER: 70-yr-old patient to sleep in car to get medical care

LETTER: 70-yr-old patient to sleep in car to get medical care

Dear Editor,

I’m writing this because I am just livid.
My neighbour is 70 years old. She has suffered a stroke, has had two heart attacks, and multiple surgeries on her pancreas. She is not in good health, to say the least. Doesn't stop her though, she was out shoveling snow yesterday!

Letter: MP Atamanenko complains of 'heavy-handed' Service Canada

Letter: MP Atamanenko complains of 'heavy-handed' Service Canada

Editor, The Nelson Daily
 
My constituency office in Castlegar has recently heard from many concerned seniors who did not receive their pension cheques as usual in October and November.

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF CASTLEGAR, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and discussion has been respectful and reasonable, some of it has not been appropriate or constructive.    

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

All City facilities remain open as we endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Letters: RADON — Nursing Students' Perspective

UBCO Third Year Nursing Students Courtney Pankow and Jackie Girard.

Editor, The Nelson Daily

LETTER: Slates versus selections?

LETTER: Slates versus selections?

Dear Rosslanders,

LETTER: "Borscht" video offensive to locals

See video

Editor's note: The original article had a link to the wrong video. This has been updated. 

COMMENTS: Does a packed house at the All Candidates' Meeting point toward an elephant in the (crowded) room? You tell us...

COMMENTS: Does a packed house at the All Candidates' Meeting point toward an elephant in the (crowded) room? You tell us...

The Miners' Union Hall was full to bursting last night as Rosslanders braved the rain to hear 8 of 10 candidates (Tim Thatcher and Aaron Cosbey could not be present due to other commitments) share their views on all manner of topical topics.

Yesterday, I thought long and hard about how/if to report on this meeting. It's impossible to transcribe two hours of constant talk (and have anybody read it) and posting two hours of video is also a pointless exercise. And any selected comments are bound to be a form of editorializing.

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