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by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2012 - 11:13am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Below is our response to recent media stories speaking to the safety and reliability of services to Trail versus Castlegar airports.

The primary focus of the stories was on recently released data showing the Trail service being more reliable than the service in Castlegar.

The higher reliability of the Trail service is due to two...

by Contributor on 26 March 2012 - 10:07am

Dear editor,

Road maintenance in our area has deteriorated drastically over the last few years.

During the first 10 years of privatization of highways maintenance the system worked fine. The Ministry required the contractors to maintain the same number of employees, equipment and yards that the M.O.H. previously had.

The Ministry had full time inspectors making sure...

by Contributor on 20 February 2012 - 9:40am

BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4. We want the community of Castlegar to know that our priority is to provide quality and safe patient care. The nurses at Castlegar Hospital will continue to advocate for improvements so that high quality care will be there for you.

The Castlegar emergency nurses...

by Anonymous on 15 February 2012 - 4:49pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.

The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.

For years, hospitals across BC have been...

by Contributor on 14 February 2012 - 5:59pm

February 13, 2012

Ottawa, ON

The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development

Room 707 Confederation Building

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Finley,

Enclosed please find two letters from constituents which represent the feedback my office has been receiving since the Prime...

by Contributor on 7 February 2012 - 4:58pm

An open letter to the community of Castlegar;

Interior Health would like to apologize to the residents of Castlegar and area for not properly informing you of the temporary closure of the emergency department last Saturday.

Interior Health has contingency plans in place when facing a service interruption like this, which includes notifying community officials, the public, and the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on 29 January 2012 - 2:35pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism”?

We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Viet Nam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a Prime Minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.

I fear that maybe...

by Contributor on 26 January 2012 - 4:10pm

Letter to the Editor:

Last Thursday, four of the Lions executive waited for our turn to visit the Chamber of Commerce board meeting. In the closed meeting of the chamber board, a discussion of how to proceed with the eviction of the Lions Club.

For 41 years, the Castlegar-Selkirk Lions have been involved in Castlegar. Shopping locally, giving funds back to the community....

by Contributor on 23 January 2012 - 7:03pm

The best way to explain my issue would be in chronological order but would require a longer article to accomplish.

A condensed version, in this case, is applicable.

On December 30th  at 3:50 p.m., our vehicle was caught in a collision with what best described was a pothole.

The pothole measured 48 inches long by 20 inches wide and was 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 inches deep....

by Contributor on 12 January 2012 - 3:10pm
This week, teachers of Grade 4 and 7 students in School District #20 will be sending letters home with students asking parents to withdraw their children from writing the FSAs (Foundation Skill Assessment) exams.
 
Why?

The FSAs do not count toward student’s marks nor do the results actively support learning.

They are expensive to develop...

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