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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 23 December 2011 - 10:15am

I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”

In the piece, BC South Interior MP Alex Atamanenko based his recent statement about bottled water in the House of Commons on information that has long been confirmed as false — mythology one typically finds on anti-bottled water...
by Nelson Daily Editor on 6 December 2011 - 11:52pm

To the Editor:

We of Occupy Nelson would like to thank the City of Nelson, the Nelson City Police and the helpful folks on City Council for assisting us with dismantling the physical Occupation in front of City Hall.

We would like to thank the incredibly helpful (and ever-thoughtful) City manager for waiting until our most vulnerable...

by Contributor on 24 November 2011 - 6:34am

Canadians across the country are mobilizing to oppose the rushed passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill. If passed, Bill C-10 would shift Canada to a cruel, costly and failed fill-the-prisons approach to justice. The 150+ cross-country actions at MP’s constituency offices are focused on Thursday at 1PM, with some taking place throughout the day and Friday.

Canadians will be arriving...
by Contributor on 29 September 2011 - 3:17pm

To the editor:

Did you know that Castlegar has a huge hidden resource that is barely tapped? The bears know! I am talking about all the fruit that falls and is not used in our area. There were, at one time, at least 60 orchards in our valley. Now, there are no commercial fruit farms here, to my knowledge, but there is a ton of fruit to be gleaned.      
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by Contributor on 26 September 2011 - 9:59pm

To the Editor:

New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Alex Atamanenko is concerned about genetically modified (GM) foods. Great… But how does he explain the two NDP premiers who established the GM industry’s permanent presence in Western Canada?

In all the media coverage of Atamanenko’s discussions on genetic modification, not one reporter has ever asked him why...

by Letters to the editor on 25 September 2011 - 3:40pm

To the Editor:

The domestic dog: a wolf descendant whose bite is responsible for about 1,000 hospitalizations per day (mostly facial injuries of kids), and 34 deaths in 2010 in the USA alone.

Known for producing loud noise at all hours of the day, often roaming freely and leaving unsightly and smelly poop everywhere. Perfectly legal in...

by Contributor on 22 September 2011 - 12:47pm

 Attention: Soccer players & families of Castlegar!

Castlegar Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting in preparation for next years Youth & Mini soccer season on Oct. 18 at the Castlegar Complex at 7 p.m.
 
We, the executive, have reached a crossroads with respect to the future of soccer in Castlegar...
by Letters to the editor on 17 September 2011 - 1:50pm

To the Editor,

It is our Government’s long-standing position that political parties should rely on their supporters for financing, supporters who choose to fund the activities of political parties.

The “per-vote subsidy” to fund political parties is, in fact, a tax-on-voting. Canadians should have choice over whether...

by Contributor on 9 September 2011 - 9:18am

Dear editor,

After 30 bargaining sessions at the provincial table we have had no offers of pay increases, benefit improvements or the return of the class size and composition language that the BC Supreme Court recently ruled was illegally stripped from our contracts.

The court found that then-Minister of Education Christy Clark proudly led legislation based on information that...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 3 September 2011 - 9:22pm

Re: Hurricane Irene and the staggering costs of climate change

To the editor:

It is unlikely that global warming will cause increased extreme weather. If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures.

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