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Letters to the Editor

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...
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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