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Letters to the Editor

by Cindy McCallum Miller on 8 August 2016 - 1:56pm

Dear Editor

On behalf of the women and men who process and deliver your mail and serve you at the Castlegar Post Office, I want to thank the public for your participation in the postal review and especially for your ongoing support during our difficult negotiations with Canada Post.

You may remember that on July 2nd, Canada Post indicated that they intended to lock out their 50,...

by Cindy McCallum Miller on 27 June 2016 - 10:20am

Dear Editor:

Canada Post management has given every indication that they will lock out their clerks and letter carriers and rural drivers any time after July 2. Negotiations have been ongoing for six months and in the spring, management applied for conciliation and requested that process be speeded up so they could lock us out faster.

They have communicated with large volume...

by Letters to the editor on 9 June 2016 - 3:09pm

My husband and I are a retired couple on a fixed income who have recently moved to Ooteschenia. We have an account with Waste Management for our garbage pick up. They offer WEEKLY service only and will not accommodate our needs of a MONTHLY pick up.

We feel we are being penalized for striving to be green! We re-cycle, burn and compost 75 per cent of our waste and definitely do NOT need...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2016 - 11:26am

For the past several years, Millennium Park has undergone many changes. The path allowed access and allowed the community to stroll through nature. The ongoing additions for the past several years have just taken away from the beauty of the walkway, in my opinion.

Now I am greeted by tractors driving down the paths, sometimes sections are closed and orange fencing has been the norm for...

by Kirk Duff on 7 May 2016 - 4:43pm

As most of us know the City budget is very complex and takes considerable time to put together. Weighing out what to fund and what not to fund or somewhere in between can be very stressful for those directly involved.

My experience has been that decisions made by our elected officials are done with the best intentions using the best available information at the time. Every decision has...

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2016 - 2:14pm

I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.

Due to human error, a component of my medication, which is vital to my well being and life, was not delivered to the store. Upon hearing of this, Erica began calling the local...

by Letters to the editor on 10 April 2016 - 2:46pm

So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?

I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.

I don't have anywhere to keep my garbage. If I put my old garbage can on the front patio, it is available to the bears that are now making their presence...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly,...

by Kirk Duff on 9 March 2016 - 9:20am

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

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by Contributor on 29 February 2016 - 9:36am

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

“Every year women and men around the world acknowledge March 8 as a day to focus on gaining...

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