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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 July 2010 - 11:32am

Dear editor,

This summer, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to remind the community to practice sun safety while enjoying the outdoors. Natural sunlight is important for good health.  However, too much exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer and eye problems. Being safe in the sun can go a long way toward protecting you and your family.

Sun burns and sun damage build up...

by Laurie Charlton on 12 July 2010 - 11:51am

Dear editor,

Rossland Council has given developers another break which will ultimately be at the expense of taxpayers. At a recent meeting, Council decided not to consider a revised Development Cost Charge (DCC) bylaw until 2011. The ostensible reason given for the delay was the “infrastructure assessment” that is to be undertaken this year.

The “infrastructure assessment”...

by Ken Holmes on 12 July 2010 - 7:47am

Dear editor,

Rossland taxpayers should be justifiably upset to learn that Council has deferred any action on Development Cost Charges (DCCs) until 2011. They should not be surprised that the Mayor supports this, since he was a councilor, and subsequently Mayor, of the Council that set Development Cost Charges (DCCs) at a ridiculously low amount in 2004, to the benefit of developers....

by Contributor on 28 June 2010 - 6:21pm

Dear editor,

My name is Lesley Tarasoff and I grew up in the Slocan Valley, BC but now I live in Toronto, ON. This weekend, as you are aware, the G8 and G20 summits took place in Huntsville and Toronto. I am sure you saw the mainstream media's interpretation of the summits and what was happening on the streets. However, a lot was not reported and needs to be made public.

The rights...

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...