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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 4 August 2015 - 11:33am

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking...

by Contributor on 16 July 2015 - 9:43am

This wildfire season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory.

As of July 14, fire crews have responded to 1,083 fires throughout the province - compared to 523 at the same time a year ago. Of those fires, we know over one-third are human caused. That's 375 fires, leading to an estimated 43,718 hectares going up in flames.

We must send a clear message to those that...

by Contributor on 15 July 2015 - 12:54pm

Dear Editor,

How refreshing and amazing it was that council reconsidered their actions and  took an other look at one family's situation. However,  no such consideration  has been extended to 40 or more families living in the Connors Road/Riverside  Crescent subdivision whose quality of life and home resale value has been impacted by train horn noise.

Do you know the decibel...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2015 - 1:51pm

To The Editor:

On behalf of my wife and children, we would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation to all those who helped my wife in the aftermath of the assault on her life on 8 July, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.

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by Contributor on 10 July 2015 - 5:40pm

Ed. Note: for the context of this letter, see full coverage by following this link.

I just want to give a huge thanks to all those who played a part in allowing me and my family to keep Chumlee and Rosie. 

I first must thank my wonderful...

by Contributor on 10 July 2015 - 12:35pm

I read your article: Fire/downed power line on Columbia, Samaritans step up in a huge way, and thought it would be valuable to share some tips on how to stay safe if you come across a downed power line.

Safety is a guiding principle at FortisBC. Our...

by Castlegar Source on 9 June 2015 - 1:04pm

Interior Health’s board chair Erwin Malzer today announced that president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny has informed the board of directors of his decision to resign in the fall of 2015 in order to pursue other opportunities.

“In his tenure as president and CEO, Dr. Halpenny has been a passionate leader, working tirelessly to improve health care for residents throughout the Interior,”...

by Contributor on 2 June 2015 - 1:59pm

Dear Editor,

I've been seeing a large number of "kind people" picking up "lost pets" and posting on social media. It's a bit disturbing to me and others that people are so quick to grab the animal and take it home to keep safe until owners are located. 

Last fall one of our dogs ran out our front door and down the street and in the time it took for me to slip on a pair of flip...

by Alex Atamanenko MP on 28 May 2015 - 10:31am

Derek Vanstone, VP Government Affairs, Industry

And Corporate Strategy

Air Canada

Dear Mr. Vanstone,

Thank you very much for taking the time to meet with us to discuss the future of the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

As you are aware, technology currently exists to improve the reliability of airports such as our Airport in Castlegar.  British Columbia and...

by Contributor on 13 April 2015 - 12:32pm

Dear Editor,

I would like to urge all citizens of Canada and our local MP Alex Atamanenko,  to speak out against Bill C-51.

The government’s secret police Bill C-51 is reckless, dangerous, and ineffective: reckless for turning CSIS into a ‘secret police’ force with little oversight or accountability; dangerous for opening the door to violations of our Charter Rights including...

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