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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2018 - 2:02pm

To The Editor:

I was appalled to hear that the Prime Minister intends to provide a Texas extraction company with billions of tax dollars to foist their dirty pipeline on a reluctant province. 

First of all, the Trudeau government has no such mandate.  This government pledged to be a proactive partner in the fight against climate change and to engage in...

by Letters to the editor on 12 April 2018 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

I find it very disgusting that big business continues to manipulate public opinion with there ill gotten fortunes.

Newspaper, T.V., social media campaigns, are easy for these mega rich companies; and used to manipulate the general public. Health Care is particularly vulnerable to uncompassionate corporations who profit ammensley on the...

by Letters to the editor on 10 April 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Asking if pain killers should taste like candy seems like a ridiculous question doesn't it?

Until recently, every pain killer I have taken for my arthritis has not had a very good taste and I thought nothing of it. I bought a bottle of acetaminophen in a local drugstore with the store brand name Atoma. It is manufactured by Laboratoires...

by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2018 - 8:50am

To The Editor:

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society Board of Directors, Organization, Coaching Staff, Players and Fans would like to send our utmost sincere condolences to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Organization, of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

This tragedy hits to the core foundation of all involved in hockey and its fabric within Canada.


by Letters to the editor on 5 April 2018 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

When I use the terms: fee, tax and price, there is always money involved; but the context varies.  When we pay the price of a dozen eggs – it is clear what the money is for.  Similarly, a fee is often attached to a service such as having others deal with my waste at the Transfer Site. 

A tax has a different rationale.  Whether governments...

by Letters to the editor on 3 April 2018 - 3:12pm

To The Editor:

The release (March 29th, 2018) of a public report by the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) into the fatal police-involved shooting (near Slocan) that occurred in October 2014, raises a number of concerns.


by Letters to the editor on 3 April 2018 - 9:43am

By coincidence, we both arrived in Castlegar around the same time (nearly four years ago for Greg and three years for Elizabeth).

We've both noticed that when friends from elsewhere ask us about Castlegar we generally respond with something like, "I love it here!”

And recently we've both noticed that public dialogue in the Castlegar area has deteriorated, and quickly. It seems...

by Letters to the editor on 29 March 2018 - 9:07am

I have been thinking about the comments that say why we should NOT be going through with a larger Regional Community Comlex.

I ask the people that are opposed this question:   How many of us leave this community to travel to Kelowna, Spokane, Calgary, or any larger center - to get a better deal for our buck?   Have you ever asked yourself  why you do that?    It could be because they...

by Letters to the editor on 26 March 2018 - 7:40am


Ootischenia and Fairview residents,

November 16,2017 two bylaws were passed by the RDCK. By-law #2533,2016 increases residents' taxes to expand the service area to include Ootischenia and Fairview to pay for the second by-law.

This second by-law, #2388, 2014 is for animal (dog) control services.

The RDCK used a method of voting called the Alternative Approval...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Recently, I sent a letter to Minister Michelle Mungall asking that subsidies to the fossil fuel sector be eliminated.  Some time later, a letter from her office informed me that there are no subsidies – no public money is paid to the fossil fuel sector; but rather “targeted royalty programs”.  With the announcement on March 22nd that...