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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2016 - 2:14pm

I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.

Due to human error, a component of my medication, which is vital to my well being and life, was not delivered to the store. Upon hearing of this, Erica began calling the local...

by Letters to the editor on 10 April 2016 - 2:46pm

So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?

I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.

I don't have anywhere to keep my garbage. If I put my old garbage can on the front patio, it is available to the bears that are now making their presence...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly,...

by Kirk Duff on 9 March 2016 - 9:20am

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

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by Contributor on 29 February 2016 - 9:36am

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

“Every year women and men around the world acknowledge March 8 as a day to focus on gaining...

by Ann Godderis on 2 December 2015 - 2:10pm

Dear Editor,

In response to Deb McIntosh’s recent letter re: the Community Harvest Food  Bank’s struggles to assist families and individuals living in poverty, we suggest it is high time that our wealthy province makes  some meaningful policy changes so that the families of one in five children in BC don’t have to be dependent on charity to survive.

Change is needed so that...

by Ryan Lengsfeld on 25 November 2015 - 12:51pm

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

Cyber Monday, Toonie Tuesday, Superbowl Sunday and Seniors Thursday leave only...

by Letters to the editor on 22 November 2015 - 5:26pm

A flurry of letters and Facebook posts demanding we stop the Syrian refugee immigration and take care of our homeless and vets before refugees got us thinking.

We have made donations to two school Christmas funds, the Nelson Food Cupboard, the Calgary Food Bank, the Calgary Mustard Seed, the Poppy Fund, the Canadian Red Cross, UNICEF, UNHCR, the Nelson SPCA, Nelson Cares and a small...

by Deb McIntosh on 18 November 2015 - 10:43pm

Dear Premier Clarke, Katrine Conroy MLA, Richard Cannings MP, Prime Minister Trudeau,

Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank can no longer meet the needs of the working poor. We can not continue to rob Peter to pay Paul. We do...

by Contributor on 1 September 2015 - 2:11pm

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

We continue to read headlines that ISIS has fired chemical mortar shells; they continue to torture and behead anyone who does...

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