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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 March 2018 - 9:07am

I have been thinking about the comments that say why we should NOT be going through with a larger Regional Community Comlex.

I ask the people that are opposed this question:   How many of us leave this community to travel to Kelowna, Spokane, Calgary, or any larger center - to get a better deal for our buck?   Have you ever asked yourself  why you do that?    It could be because they...

by Letters to the editor on 26 March 2018 - 7:40am

 

Ootischenia and Fairview residents,

November 16,2017 two bylaws were passed by the RDCK. By-law #2533,2016 increases residents' taxes to expand the service area to include Ootischenia and Fairview to pay for the second by-law.

This second by-law, #2388, 2014 is for animal (dog) control services.

The RDCK used a method of voting called the Alternative Approval...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Recently, I sent a letter to Minister Michelle Mungall asking that subsidies to the fossil fuel sector be eliminated.  Some time later, a letter from her office informed me that there are no subsidies – no public money is paid to the fossil fuel sector; but rather “targeted royalty programs”.  With the announcement on March 22nd that...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2018 - 12:24pm

To the Editor,

I wanted to follow up on your February 28, 2018 article (Some good news from Teck. And other things to consider) and provide some additional context for your readers on the extensive work Teck has underway to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

Selenium is a naturally-occurring element throughout the environment, the release of which can be...

by Letters to the editor on 2 March 2018 - 7:53am

To The Editor:

Last week turning at the junction onto the steep icy Cedar Street's one way street system from Silica to Vernon St., I encountered a grey Toyota SUV speeding up the wrong way. I had to brake hard, skidded, missing the vehicle by a few inches. This is the second time I've met a vehicle coming up the same hill recently. A few days ago, a...

by Letters to the editor on 27 February 2018 - 8:31pm

To The Editor:

Kinder Morgan may promise jobs in the short term, but will never guarantee clean-up for a tar-spill on the coast, or along the pipeline.

Ms. Notley's braggadocio sounds as conservative as B.C.'s former Liberals under Christy Clark. How can that be, given Ms. Notley's leadership in the NDP, a party that has stood for protection of...

by Letters to the editor on 6 February 2018 - 8:20pm

To The Editor:

Although small, I understand the fermentation process does produce CO2, a known greenhouse gas (GHG) and as such contributes to climate change, much in the same way that flatulence emits methane – a much more potent GHG.

In terms of scale, however, the burning of fossil fuels is by far the most significant emitter. 

If you were to...

by Letters to the editor on 31 January 2018 - 1:38pm

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

Tuition fees...

by Letters to the editor on 30 January 2018 - 8:07pm

To The Editor:

Students at Selkirk College are calling for tuition fee rates to be frozen for next year.

As a fuAnchorll-time student each year I have to pull out more and more student loans even when I...

by Letters to the editor on 21 December 2017 - 1:43pm

To The Editor:

Dear John Horgan:

Without beating around the bush, this is a “Dear John” letter, both literally and figuratively.  I know that we have only been hanging out for the past months, but my relationship with the NDP goes back quite a ways, long before you came on the scene.  Unfortunately, we have come to a place of...

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