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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 13 March 2015 - 12:39pm

This letter is in response to Jean H. Broeckx letter: What is the Delay in Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting of Waylon Edey.

Let me first say that your letter was well written and I am by no means refuting any of your thoughts or questions. However, I am going to explain to you and all the readers why you haven’t heard from us, his family.

This whole ordeal has...

by Contributor on 4 March 2015 - 6:15pm

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

On the evening of Jan. 30, 2015, Waylon Jesse Edey, of Yahk, B.C. was shot dead by an...

by Contributor on 6 January 2015 - 3:17pm

Dear Editor,

I’m writing this because I am just livid.
My neighbour is 70 years old. She has suffered a stroke, has had two heart attacks, and multiple surgeries on her pancreas. She is not in good health, to say the least. Doesn't stop her though, she was out shoveling snow yesterday!


by Contributor on 27 November 2014 - 9:18pm


This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and...

by Contributor on 26 November 2014 - 9:14pm

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

All City...

by Contributor on 25 November 2014 - 1:24am

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

   Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           

   However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.

   With November being Radon Action Month, we felt it...

by Contributor on 16 November 2014 - 6:16pm

I would like to thank everyone that voted on Nov. 15,  I really appreciate your strong support for change.  

 I am very excited to be the new Area J Director for the next four years.  I will be working extremely hard for all the residents of our community.

I wil be working with all levels of government with Area J's best interests at heart.

I would...

by Contributor on 9 November 2014 - 4:14pm

Nov 6, 2014


The men and women who work for the city of Castlegar and are members of CUPE 2262 have patiently waited for a resolution to their collective bargaining for many months.  They have been forced to take strike action for the first time in 60 years but before doing so, their union tried to appeal to the candidates for city council to end the impasse at the...

by Contributor on 4 November 2014 - 4:07pm

Editor's note: The original article had a link to the wrong video. This has been updated. 

To The Editor:
To the producers of the ad, “What The %$#@ Is Borscht?” the correct spelling is B-O-R-S-H-C-H in English – the last consonant of the word in Russian is pronounced “shch”; the producers of the ad, or staff at Grand Forks City Hall, could simply...

by Contributor on 28 October 2014 - 2:35pm

I was recently honoured to be chosen as the NDP candidate in the new federal riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I thank all who took part in the nomination election process.  I especially thank and congratulate my fellow candidate, Margaret Maximenko, and her team, for a tremendous campaign—a campaign that added hundreds of people to an already healthy riding membership.  I also thank...