Canadian Cancer Society urgently seeking volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in Rossland

Dear Editor, The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is calling on residents of Rossland, BC to help community members facing a cancer diagnosis by becoming a volunteer driver with our Wheels of Hope transportation program. Volunteer drivers not only provide a means for clients to get to and from cancer-related appointments, they also offer a safe […]

A letter to Howard Katkov from a resident of Rossland

[Editor’s Note:  Before publishing this letter, we ensured that Mr. Katkov was aware and had an opportunity to respond, and he indicated that there would be no reply from RED.] Mr Katkov, I am taking the time to write to you to express my concerns over the planned development you are advertising in the vicinity […]

Letter on Rossland's proposed Short-Term Rental bylaw

The letter below is by  Mike Maturo, who served as Rossland’s Manager of Planning and Development Services from May 2007 – September 2013. Dear Mayor/Council, Two minutes at the March 11, 2024 Public Hearing does not allow enough time to unpack Bylaw 2828 and all of its potential negative impacts. Here’s a synopsis of what […]

LETTERS: Former MP calls for end to left-wing partisan politics

Dear Editor, Not long ago I received a call requesting donations to save our CBC. As I reflected upon our conversation, it became clear to me that the only way to save our public broadcaster was to ensure that the Conservatives do not win the federal election. However, due to their strong lead in the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dangerous lies about renewables

Dear editor, Pro-oil politicians like Premiers Danielle Smith and Scott Moe are lying to Canadians about renewable energy and I’m sick of it. The risk of losing power during a brutal cold snap like the one Alberta just had is terrifying. The province’s power grid struggled because extreme temperatures took out multiple gas generators, not […]

Letter: Disturbing stories only highlights need for hemodialysis treatments in Nelson

To The Editor: Thank you to the Nelson City Council and the Village of Kaslo for passing motions in support of the establishment of hemodialysis treatment at the Kootenay Lake Hospital. We, renal patients, are asking our politicians, West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Board, BC Renal, and Interior Health to make it possible for us […]

LETTERS: Keep industry out of our politics

Dear editor, This summer has made it clearer than it’s ever been before. We are in a climate emergency, and it’s time to act like it. But instead of getting us off fossil fuels and salvaging a livable future for our children, our federal government is offering piecemeal half-measures. The recent announcement about limiting fossil […]

LETTER: Eliminate dementia stigma

Dear Editor, With Alzheimer’s Awareness month coming to a close, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to say a big thank you to the people of the West Kootenay for joining forces with us to raise awareness and flipping the script on stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s...

Open Letter to the Public from Kootenay Boundary Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

To the citizens of Kootenay Boundary, Everyone in our region has been stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. We have all been subjected to a barrage of information, advice, and instructions; always evolving and sometimes conflicting. We write to explain our perspectives as Family Practitioners (Family...

LETTER: Honouring veteran members of the War Amps on Remembrance Day

To The Editor: As we approach Remembrance Day, I’d like to pay tribute to the veteran members of The War Amps. The War Amps was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War, sharing...

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