Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Rebels executive needs more accountability

LETTERS: Rebels executive needs more accountability

Dear Editor/Public:

During the last year I have been asking questions of the Castlegar Hockey Society's executive (Rebel executive). I attended the AGM, became a Member in Good Standing and have continued to ask questions, which is my right and my obligation, to make sure this executive is acting in a responsible manner.

I have asked for clarification on items, I have asked that they keep a complete and accurate recording of all meetings and I have asked for documents pertaining to contracts signed on behalf of the membership.

LETTER: 'When they go low, we go high'

LETTER:  'When they go low, we go high'

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 alone a former nude model who's almost certainly out of her depth. But shooting fish in a barrel is not fair sport.

Letter: Keep your Smoke Alarm Firing on all Cylinders

Safety advocates have often thought that changing clock for Daylight Savings is an easy way to remember that batteries in smoke alarms must be replaced twice a year.

To The Editor:

Letter: The Good News of Climate Action Economics

Letter: The Good News of Climate Action Economics

To The Editor:

The Paris Agreement on climate change garnered enough signatories, and went into force Friday.  Economists see it as a framework for cooperation among countries, those not pulling their weight may suffer penalties such as trade sanctions. Meanwhile, some astute multinational corporations are already seeing the positive economic benefits of climate action.

LETTER: Reader supports MacLeod in by-election

LETTER: Reader supports MacLeod in by-election

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 she will be a tireless advocate for you  as well on the  Castlegar City Council.
Please vote for Cherryl MacLeod on Saturday, October 29th.

Arlee Venier

LETTER: Reader supports Dhillon in by-election

LETTER: Reader supports Dhillon in by-election

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. 

LETTER: Reader supports Sylvest in by-election

LETTER: Reader supports Sylvest in by-election

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.

Letter: This is hardly surprising to that small percent of hunters

Letter: This is hardly surprising to that small percent of hunters

To The Editor:

The Vancouver Sun article: “Scarce Moose” is hardly surprising to that small percent of hunters, outfitters and concerned citizens who are fully aware of the sorry state of wildlife management in BC.

Weak wildlife management started to go downhill in 1996 when Premier Glen Clark facing a sea of red ink demanded more money from all of our natural resources. Punch in Jim Walker, Director of Wildlife on your electronic device and you will find a letter written by the director that makes that point.

Letter: This is the time

Letter: This is the time

To The Editor:

The deadline to give your public input on our new voting system is October 7th. If you have not yet had your say, this is the time

Why is it important?

You  may feel that electoral reform is about as interesting as watching paint dry and completely irrelevant to your life. But in fact, a little proportionality goes a long way.

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.