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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 20 May 2014 - 12:39pm

BC Teachers are taking a stand for public education! What’s going to happen?

It’s not something we do lightly but, after 16 months at the bargaining table and still a long way off from a fair deal, teachers across BC will begin rotating strikes on Monday, May 26 to May 29, 2014.

Teachers in our school district will be on the picket lines on Tuesday,...

by Aaron Cosbey on 15 May 2014 - 12:55pm

Deaer editor,

Most of us know the terrible situation SD20 finds itself in, needing to cut $730,000 from next year’s budget, when District finances have already been cut to the bone over the years. I’ve heard it argued that Rossland’s independent Seven Summits Centre for Learning is partly responsible for the problem, having taken students from SD20, and thereby lowered transfers from...

by Contributor on 24 April 2014 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West Broadwater Road. This is a picture of the garbage we picked up along side of the road in that short distance!


by Contributor on 8 April 2014 - 8:03am

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.  Instead, they have...

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...