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by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 11:20am

Do you care what sort of health care we will have in Canada starting in 2014? Do you want cheaper drug prices? How about health care programs and policies co-ordinated and monitored at a national level? Or having a national strategy to reduce wait times? Or including national standards for home and residential care? All these are on the table as the agreements on health care and transfer...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 11:20am

Do you care what sort of health care we will have in Canada starting in 2014? Do you want cheaper drug prices? How about health care programs and policies co-ordinated and monitored at a national level? Or having a national strategy to reduce wait times? Or including national standards for home and residential care? All these are on the table as the agreements on health care and transfer...

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 9:10am

Ed Note: See bottom of letter for information about Facebook group supporting urban chickens in Castlegar.

I'm baffled by the arguments Castlegar City Council is using to prohibit backyard chickens in small numbers.

If the concerns really relate to noise, excrement, and attraction of pests - then why do we allow citizens to have dogs?

Dogs bark at all hours.  The...

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 9:10am

Ed Note: See bottom of letter for information about Facebook group supporting urban chickens in Castlegar.

I'm baffled by the arguments Castlegar City Council is using to prohibit backyard chickens in small numbers.

If the concerns really relate to noise, excrement, and attraction of pests - then why do we allow citizens to have dogs?

Dogs bark at all hours.  The...

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 8:50am

What has 34 legs, speaks Russian but has no teacher? 

The soon-to-be Grade 3 Russian Bilingual (RB) class.  

Unfortunately, it is the intention of school administration to split this class between two schools: 13 children will remain at Castlegar Primary in a split Grade 2-3 RB class, while four children will be sent to a split Grade3/4 class at Twin Rivers Elementary School....

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 8:50am

What has 34 legs, speaks Russian but has no teacher? 

The soon-to-be Grade 3 Russian Bilingual (RB) class.  

Unfortunately, it is the intention of school administration to split this class between two schools: 13 children will remain at Castlegar Primary in a split Grade 2-3 RB class, while four children will be sent to a split Grade3/4 class at Twin Rivers Elementary School....

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