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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 5 April 2017 - 5:59pm

Students at Selkirk College have become embroiled in a legal battle for the right to vote about their membership in a national student group, according to Selkirk College Students’ Union Director at-Large Santanna Hernandez.

“Students submitted a valid petition for a referendum on membership in the Canadian Federation of Students, but instead of holding a vote this semester, the...

by Letters to the editor on 3 March 2017 - 3:40pm

Dear Editor,

Since 2001, tuition has increased annually for Selkirk College students.. Last year alone, the cost of attending Selkirk College from the year previous to the current academic year jumped 6.6 per cent. Last year, tuition fees were introduced for adult basic education, which are high school courses taken at the College.

These annual...

by Letters to the editor on 9 February 2017 - 7:59pm

To The Editor:

The Liberal Government under Justin Trudeau has chosen to abandon its commitment to reform our voting system. This is something that the Canadian voting public should not take laying down.

Our voting system stands at the core of our democratic process and represents our most fundamental democratic right. Our current "first past the post"...

by Letters to the editor on 30 November 2016 - 3:33pm

Dear Editor,

On behalf of a large concerned group of students and local community members, it has come to our attention that there is a lack of senior support financially in the Kootenays, let alone across the province.

The local Senior outreach and support program (SOS) under the Castlegar district community services that has made an incredible difference in our local community...

by Letters to the editor on 22 November 2016 - 3:32pm

Dear Editor/Public:

During the last year I have been asking questions of the Castlegar Hockey Society's executive (Rebel executive). I attended the AGM, became a Member in Good Standing and have continued to ask questions, which is my right and my obligation, to make sure this executive is acting in a responsible manner.

I have asked for clarification on...

by Contributor on 17 November 2016 - 11:33am

There's been a flood of posts recently contrasting a naked or near-naked Melania Trump with Michelle Obama looking elegant. Alt-right criticism of Michelle, almost without exception, is abhorrent and racist. But is unfair criticism of one woman *in any way* addressed by inviting ridicule and mockery of another?

Michelle is extraordinary. She would be a hard act for anyone to follow, let...

by Contributor on 27 October 2016 - 3:20pm

Dear Editor:

I have known Cherryl MacLeod  for many years through our involvement with the Union.  Cherryl has always been a passionate worker and a leader!  I have never had nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for her.  She has always been available to answer any questions I might have or find out the answers for me in a very timely manner in the past and I know if elected...

by Contributor on 24 October 2016 - 9:11am

The by-election takes place this weekend.  Elect Arry Dhillon to Castlegar City Council. His passion for this community shines through.  His approach, knocking on over 1,500 doors asking people's input to their concerns and what he wants to see, is admirable. He has strong views, and is  willing to work with current council on bringing our beautiful city moving forward. 

He has built...

by Contributor on 24 October 2016 - 9:07am

Dear Editor and my fellow voters,

We have an exciting opportunity before us,and that is the chance to elect to our esteemed City Council a member who has substantial professional expertise in tax law and finance, in running successful businesses that also build community, and significant experience working well on teams. That candidate is Janna Sylvest.

I first met Janna back in...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

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