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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 14 May 2014 - 1:07pm

The Kootenay region has endured a disproportionate amount of ecological damage due to numerous upper Columbia Basin hydro developments that have generated considerable economic benefits to the province, but also caused significant social and environmental damage to the region. The most recent dam at Revelstoke caused huge disruption and losses to fish and wildlife populations that were...

by Contributor on 1 May 2014 - 1:13pm

Dear Editor:

Re: Community Foundation Grant Applications

The Community Foundation of Castlegar and District recently hosted its official Community Launch. It was well-attended, and I believe news stories about it have helped to alert the community to the existence and plans of the Foundation.

For those who may have missed an important point: the Foundation is now prepared...

by Andrew Davidoff on 29 April 2014 - 2:10pm

Teachers have been forced into job action by this government for the reasons delineated in our, “Why Teachers  May Be Forced Into Job Action”,  Letter to the Editor that was published in the Rossland Telegraph, Castlegar News and Trail Times and circulated to all media outlets, DPAC, our School Board and CUPE:


by Contributor on 24 April 2014 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West Broadwater Road. This is a picture of the garbage we picked up along side of the road in that short distance!


by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2014 - 3:30pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

To: The SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community
RE: Strike Action

As you are aware, negotiations between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are ongoing. From March 4 – 6, 2014, teachers across the Province held a strike vote.


by Susan Heaton-Sherstobitoff on 14 March 2014 - 3:46pm

Dear Editor:

Last night I attended an information meeting about the changes coming to Canada Post. I was very disappointed that only 31 people attended the meeting - six of those were the guest presenters - probably 10 members of the public and the rest were postal employees.

Did you know that in December 2013 Canada Post...

by Melissa Cline on 19 December 2013 - 11:19am

Hello Pass Creek Residents and community supporters;
What an amazing Winter Celebration for the Pass Creek Community.
• More than 120 people attended the event, with more than 40 families and 46 kids visiting Santa;
• 96 wooden ornaments were decorated to take home;
• 147 food items collected for Christmas hampers (est. $300 value);
• Over 40 new and used...

by Deb McIntosh on 21 November 2013 - 6:13pm

Dear Community Members:

It is that time of year again when the Community Harvest Food Bank makes it appeal to the greater community.

The Food Bank works hard to offer a variety of different services to those members of our community who may require a little bit of extra help. Some of these services include, but are not limited to, the provision of...

by Contributor on 13 November 2013 - 2:38pm

Dear Editor,

It was a cool February day when I was forced to play the role of God and make one of the toughest decisions of my life: to end my cat’s pain and suffering through euthanasia. Having had a very special bond with animals all my life, this was not a decision I took lightly.

(As she was) previously healthy, I immediately noticed my cat was unwell; she was in obvious...

by Ron Armbruster on 18 October 2013 - 9:45am

I write in response to letters penned by Mr. Malcolm, CEO City of Castlegar and Councillors McIntosh and Heaton-Sherstobitoff in regard to written comments made by me in response to what I felt was an over-reactive rebuttal penned by Kyra Hoggan to the letter from Paul Thederen published in the October 3, 2013 edition of the Castlegar News.

Unfortunately, and with much regret, I...