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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 17 November 2016 - 11:33am

There's been a flood of posts recently contrasting a naked or near-naked Melania Trump with Michelle Obama looking elegant. Alt-right criticism of Michelle, almost without exception, is abhorrent and racist. But is unfair criticism of one woman *in any way* addressed by inviting ridicule and mockery of another?

Michelle is extraordinary. She would be a hard act for anyone to follow, let...

by Contributor on 27 October 2016 - 3:20pm

Dear Editor:

I have known Cherryl MacLeod  for many years through our involvement with the Union.  Cherryl has always been a passionate worker and a leader!  I have never had nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for her.  She has always been available to answer any questions I might have or find out the answers for me in a very timely manner in the past and I know if elected...

by Contributor on 24 October 2016 - 9:11am

The by-election takes place this weekend.  Elect Arry Dhillon to Castlegar City Council. His passion for this community shines through.  His approach, knocking on over 1,500 doors asking people's input to their concerns and what he wants to see, is admirable. He has strong views, and is  willing to work with current council on bringing our beautiful city moving forward. 

He has built...

by Contributor on 24 October 2016 - 9:07am

Dear Editor and my fellow voters,

We have an exciting opportunity before us,and that is the chance to elect to our esteemed City Council a member who has substantial professional expertise in tax law and finance, in running successful businesses that also build community, and significant experience working well on teams. That candidate is Janna Sylvest.

I first met Janna back in...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

by Cindy McCallum Miller on 8 August 2016 - 1:56pm

Dear Editor

On behalf of the women and men who process and deliver your mail and serve you at the Castlegar Post Office, I want to thank the public for your participation in the postal review and especially for your ongoing support during our difficult negotiations with Canada Post.

You may remember that on July 2nd, Canada Post indicated that they intended to lock out their 50,...

by Cindy McCallum Miller on 27 June 2016 - 10:20am

Dear Editor:

Canada Post management has given every indication that they will lock out their clerks and letter carriers and rural drivers any time after July 2. Negotiations have been ongoing for six months and in the spring, management applied for conciliation and requested that process be speeded up so they could lock us out faster.

They have communicated with large volume...

by Letters to the editor on 9 June 2016 - 3:09pm

My husband and I are a retired couple on a fixed income who have recently moved to Ooteschenia. We have an account with Waste Management for our garbage pick up. They offer WEEKLY service only and will not accommodate our needs of a MONTHLY pick up.

We feel we are being penalized for striving to be green! We re-cycle, burn and compost 75 per cent of our waste and definitely do NOT need...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2016 - 11:26am

For the past several years, Millennium Park has undergone many changes. The path allowed access and allowed the community to stroll through nature. The ongoing additions for the past several years have just taken away from the beauty of the walkway, in my opinion.

Now I am greeted by tractors driving down the paths, sometimes sections are closed and orange fencing has been the norm for...

by Kirk Duff on 7 May 2016 - 4:43pm

As most of us know the City budget is very complex and takes considerable time to put together. Weighing out what to fund and what not to fund or somewhere in between can be very stressful for those directly involved.

My experience has been that decisions made by our elected officials are done with the best intentions using the best available information at the time. Every decision has...

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