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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 14 December 2009 - 8:20am

Dear editor,

The time has come to legalize marijuana, tax it, and create a few hundred thousand jobs. Marc Emery is currently waiting to see if we will let the US extradite him, to face a possible life sentence for selling seeds on the internet.

44% of Canadians have admitted to smoking weed, leading to the obvious conclusion that millions of Canadians currently possess marijuana...

by Contributor on 19 November 2009 - 9:45am

Dear editor,

All the fresh, new snow has certainly got everyone in the community excited about going skiing or riding this season. And that’s a good thing. We like to see people playing in the snow! As a seasonal reminder, please take great care if you plan on touring or hiking either Red or Granite Mountains prior to our official opening day.

There are many early season...

by Contributor on 17 November 2009 - 3:51pm

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

One can only...

by Contributor on 9 November 2009 - 4:30pm

Dear Editor,

In response to your article entitled "French court convicts Scientology of organized fraud" on October 28, 2009. We are blessed to live in a country that embraces the multifaith nature of our rich Canadian society.

We pride ourselves on building a pluralistic world of peace, understanding and acceptance of...

by Contributor on 9 November 2009 - 4:20pm

Dear editor:

Following a two year battle with brain cancer, Johan courageously released his material body and joined the forces of nature. His indomitable spirit lives on in his daughters Kai and Talia and in his wife Avril.

Johan is the son of Annie and the late Peeter Kruus and the brother of Anders, Martin, and Linda. He is also family to Anne and Michael, Darrel and Dianna, and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 November 2009 - 4:02pm

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches...

by Contributor on 31 October 2009 - 1:39pm

Dear editor,

In reference to your recent comment on the H1N1 issue, I know that part of the role of a journalist is to stimulate discussion, but as I am very involved with the H1N1 initiatives at Selkirk, and in Interior Health, I would like to clarify a couple of things. You indicated that two school principles have noted the absentee rates are the same as usual and that is wonderful,...

by Contributor on 22 October 2009 - 4:33pm

Dear Editor,

The Health and Human Services department at Selkirk College would like to take this opportunity to honour “Thank a Youth Worker Day”, which occurs on November 5, 2009, and thank the professionals who work with youth and families in our communities.

You may ask, “What is a youth worker?” Well, youth workers are professionals who focus on infants, children and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 October 2009 - 10:31am

In a rare moment of accord, Celgar officials say they are as pleased as City of Castlegar representatives at the outcome of this year's Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Celgar manager Al Hitzroth said the UBCM resolution urging the provincial government to re-examine major industry taxation in B.C. is good news.

“I'm still disappointed in the provincial...

by Laurie Charlton on 28 September 2009 - 1:43pm

Dear editor,

Recent Rossland City Council decisions make me question whether we are receiving appropriate advice from staff. Based on these decisions, Council appears to be establishing a double standard. Council accepted questionable recommendations from staff to be lenient with bylaw violators and potential developers on one hand but to impose unnecessary conditions for individuals...