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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 like...

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...

by Contributor on 26 October 2014 - 6:58pm

To the Editor,

I am writing this comment /response to the October 23 article “Meeting on Fate of Blueberry Creek School Draws Hundreds” written by Kyra Hoggan.

The article describes the large turnout of people and the almost unanimous opinion that the School Board...

by Contributor on 13 October 2014 - 12:58pm

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system. Over the past several months there has been a focus on what was wrong with the system rather than what is right. Now is the time to...

by Contributor on 11 October 2014 - 3:34pm

Dear Editor,

It turns out that the man being hunted in Slocan is a person whom I know. He is actually a very good friend of (my partner’s). I have heard some ludicrous statements regarding this "psychopath" and the events over the past twenty-four hours, in fact I was one of the people spreading the rumours. I may not have made a huge deal out of it like I have read in some places, but...