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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 2 March 2010 - 11:32am

People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.

You may or may not know that in October, 2009 a road safety issue was reported by the School District #51 (SD #51) maintenance...

by Contributor on 25 February 2010 - 11:33am


Dear Editor:

Re: Reduction in surgical services at KBRH

Several times, my wife and I have used the surgical services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), and, as we get older, we may need them again.

Therefore, the recently announced 25-per-cent reduction in KBRH operating room time, in order to save Interior Health money, is not acceptable. It follows...

by Contributor on 24 February 2010 - 1:09pm

Dear editor,

Kudos to the doctors and nurses who have had the courage to speak out about the proposed cutbacks in the OR department at KBRH in Trail. I would like to throw in my two bits' worth and make it personal.

I injured myself last June and had an appointment with a specialist in September; at that time, I was told I would require surgery, and that this specific surgery -...

by Contributor on 22 February 2010 - 12:34pm

Dear editor,

Kudos to the doctors and nurses who have had the courage to speak out about the proposed cutbacks in the OR department at KBRH in Trail. I would like to throw in my two bits' worth and make it personal.

I injured myself last June and had an appointment with a specialist in September; at that time, I was told I would require surgery, and that this specific surgery -...

by Contributor on 9 February 2010 - 10:22am

Dear Boundary Citizens,


There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Regarding: Whooping Cough Outbreak and Pertussis Vaccine for Children

As a public health specialist physician who is the Medical Health Officer for the Kootenay-Boundary area (including Castlegar), it is my responsibility to ensure all residents of the region get the best health information possible on which to base their decisions for themselves and their families...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:36am
Dear editor, It is with great regret that the department of surgery must submit this letter. We strongly believe that the public has a right to know what is happening to their surgical services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail. We are a group of highly skilled, specialist surgeons and anaesthetists who have been providing service to the population of the West Kootenay...
by Kyra Hoggan on 3 February 2010 - 4:44pm

Two trucks have been stolen from Trowelex a collective five times (one stolen three times, the other, twice now), including a theft discovered just three days ago, and the RCMP's new Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) is on the job.


Trowelex owner Nick Chernoff said the most recent theft, discovered Monday, is just one of a string of incredibly frustrating crimes, in which trucks and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 27 January 2010 - 4:51pm

Pass go, collect your $200, and ...buy Castlegar?


You bet, if the city has its way.


Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he's encouraging any and all to nominate Castlegar as one of the “wild card” communities, in hopes the city will have its own space on the board of the new Canadian edition of Monopoly.


“I found the information about the contest on the Internet...

by Kyra Hoggan on 20 January 2010 - 3:01pm

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel will be blazing a trail Sunday morning as he carries the Olympic torch along one leg of its local journey – and he's promised to quell his natural instinct to extinuish the fire.


“This is one fire I'll let burn,” he assured The Source.


Rempel said he didn't even apply to carry the torch – and was so stunned by the honour that...

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