Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

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.

LETTER: Council needs to reconsider Connors Road

LETTER: Council needs to reconsider Connors Road

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.

Family of assault victim appreciates support during trying period

Family of assault victim appreciates support during trying period

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.

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

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 neighbours who signed my original petition that I submitted to city council and the creation of an online petition that was signed by almost 600 people within 24 hours.  The support you showed us was amazing. 

I would like to thank the various media and social network outlets that told our story which led to the overwhelming support of this wonderful community we call home. 

LETTER: Fortis speaks to yesterday's downed power line

LETTER: Fortis speaks to yesterday's downed power line

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 crews are highly trained to respond to situations like yesterday’s events and their first priority on site will always be to ensure the safety of the surrounding area.

Five Major Questions For The Province

Five Major Questions For The Province

To The Editor:

June 18 was a momentous date for the people of the Kootenay and British Columbia – cancellation of the Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) for Jumbo Glacier Resort must now mark the end of a decades-long struggle for the protection of one of this region’s most beloved wild places, the Jumbo Valley.
 

Release: IHA announces president/CAO's resignation

Release: IHA announces president/CAO's resignation

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.

LETTER: 'Helping' dogs may actually be a hindrance

LETTER: 'Helping' dogs may actually be a hindrance

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. 

MP lobbies Air Canada for better landing technology for Castlegar

MP lobbies Air Canada for better landing technology for Castlegar

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 all West Kootenay communities would benefit if flights into Castlegar could be predictable during the winter months.

Letter: SD 8 Chair deeply concerned about future of public education

Letter: SD 8 Chair deeply concerned about future of public education

To The Editor:

The Honourable Peter Fassbender
Minister of Education
PO Box 9045, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC
V8W 9E2

Dear Minister Fassbender:

As the Board of Education for School District #8 (Kootenay Lake), we are deeply concerned about the ramifications of Bill 11 on the future of public education in the Province of British Columbia and call upon the provincial government for its immediate withdrawal.