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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 8 June 2010 - 9:00am

Dear editor,

Death is not an option.  It is an experience each of us will face one day.  How we, or our loved ones, are cared for during that experience has taken a significant turn for the worse as local administrators once again reduce service levels while trying to convince us that adequate care is still available. Nurses and physicians in both hospital and home care settings will...

by Contributor on 1 June 2010 - 7:18am

Dear editor,

There is just one month left in the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative and there are some great things happening in the month of June. Our small group behind the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative are intent on keeping the focus on long-term efforts on rebuilding Haiti in the public eye for awhile longer.

We are able to do this...

by Contributor on 27 May 2010 - 10:46am

Note: This is an open letter to Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO of the Interior Health Authority from Keith Simmonds of the United Church.

Dear Dr. Halpenny,

I was dismayed to learn that the IHA has decided to cut the Social Work positions that offer direct support and care to people and families whose lives are already consumed by end of life issues.

I cannot...

by Contributor on 26 May 2010 - 11:08am

Dear editor,

Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto?  Did you know it is currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy? This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs.

Monsanto has a history of developing poisons, acids, plastics, biological warfare agents,...

by Contributor on 10 May 2010 - 8:13pm

Dear editor,

The British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat is currently accepting nominations for the province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia. Established in 1989, the Order of B.C. recognizes those people who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour that benefits the people of B.C. or elsewhere. It represents the highest...

by Contributor on 29 April 2010 - 9:08am

Dear Editor:

Earth Day is over for another year.  Around the world, people used this day to think about the delicate balance between humans and our environment.  Millions took these insights to heart and took action to ensure that people can live in harmony with nature.  But what about the day after, and each day following?

On the heels of Earth Day, the Canadian Cancer Society, BC...

by Contributor on 24 April 2010 - 5:25pm

Dear Rosslanders,

I don't know how many of you are sufficiently concerned about the cruelty, environmental contamination, and health issues involved in producing factory-farmed or "free run" eggs, to the extent that you regularly buy free-RANGE eggs produced by one of the several small farmers in our area. If these issues don't matter to you, then you'll probably want to skip the...

by Contributor on 22 March 2010 - 12:20pm

Dear editor,

As the organiser and host of Rossland Radio Co-Op's games and trivia fundraiser "The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune" I'd like to publicly thank the local businesses who, once again, donated prizes. This was the 4th time I've stood in front of a Rossland audience and given away prizes in the last year and each time I've been amazed at the generosity of our local...

by Contributor on 16 March 2010 - 9:29am

 Dear Editor, As a visitor to the very pleasant town of Castlegar, and when visiting Red Mountain, I slipped on the ice in the parking lot.   It was a hard fall, and I felt it should be checked out by the First Aid attendants in the Ski Patrol Booth.  

I was very impressed with their care and concern.   A hospital visit was required and all the team involved, from Ski...
by Contributor on 4 March 2010 - 8:32am

Dear editor,

We all witnessed how our Olympic athletes inspired and unified our nation. Whether they won or not, their stories touched our hearts and we applauded their efforts. We are writing in response to Interior Health’s proposed cuts to our Hospital. Instead of going for gold in our Health Care system it seems we allow the towel to be thrown in, apparently bowing to the almighty...