Letters to the Editor
This wildfire season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory.
As of July 14, fire crews have responded to 1,083 fires throughout the province - compared to 523 at the same time a year ago. Of those fires, we know over one-third are human caused. That's 375 fires, leading to an estimated 43,718 hectares going up in flames.
We must send a clear message to those that...
How refreshing and amazing it was that council reconsidered their actions and took an other look at one family's situation. However, no such consideration has been extended to 40 or more families living in the Connors Road/Riverside Crescent subdivision whose quality of life and home resale value has been impacted by train horn noise.
Do you know the decibel...
To The Editor:
On behalf of my wife and children, we would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation to all those who helped my wife in the aftermath of the assault on her life on 8 July, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.
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I just want to give a huge thanks to all those who played a part in allowing me and my family to keep Chumlee and Rosie.
I first must thank my wonderful...
I read your article: Fire/downed power line on Columbia, Samaritans step up in a huge way, and thought it would be valuable to share some tips on how to stay safe if you come across a downed power line.
Safety is a guiding principle at FortisBC. Our...
Interior Health’s board chair Erwin Malzer today announced that president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny has informed the board of directors of his decision to resign in the fall of 2015 in order to pursue other opportunities.
“In his tenure as president and CEO, Dr. Halpenny has been a passionate leader, working tirelessly to improve health care for residents throughout the Interior,”...
I've been seeing a large number of "kind people" picking up "lost pets" and posting on social media. It's a bit disturbing to me and others that people are so quick to grab the animal and take it home to keep safe until owners are located.
Last fall one of our dogs ran out our front door and down the street and in the time it took for me to slip on a pair of flip...
Derek Vanstone, VP Government Affairs, Industry
And Corporate Strategy
Dear Mr. Vanstone,
Thank you very much for taking the time to meet with us to discuss the future of the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
As you are aware, technology currently exists to improve the reliability of airports such as our Airport in Castlegar. British Columbia and...
I would like to urge all citizens of Canada and our local MP Alex Atamanenko, to speak out against Bill C-51.
The government’s secret police Bill C-51 is reckless, dangerous, and ineffective: reckless for turning CSIS into a ‘secret police’ force with little oversight or accountability; dangerous for opening the door to violations of our Charter Rights including...
It is with mixed feelings of gratitude and sorrow that we extend a heart-felt thank you to the brave individuals who responded to our house fire in Paterson on the evening of Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Thank you for saving our outbuildings and the forest surrounding...