I’ve been in a total funk for the past few weeks – all the negativity and rage surrounding the current city strike have been so disheartening and demoralizing. I keep thinking, What about after the strike? We’re all going to have to go back to working together, shopping in each other’s stores, attending our children’s hockey games together.
The City wishes to advise Castlegar residents that City facilities remain open and City non-union staff will endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors during the current labour strike. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.
What’s Going On?
Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, and Linda Worley, RDKB Area B Director, witnessed firsthand area residents’ dissatisfaction with CP’s response to their ongoing concerns with the recent addition of night trains on the local Castlegar to Trail run. In September, CP Rail implemented the decision to redeploy locomotives late at night for reasons of “increased efficiency”.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF CASTLEGAR, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
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.
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.
Nov 25., 2014
Dear Mayor Chernoff and Council,
This Open Letter proposes a human-to-human way to break the labour dispute impasse that -- to put it mildly -- is negatively affecting all our citizens in a number of ways, and not just in practical terms.
I believe that true faith, no matter the stripe, is the most beautiful, miraculous thing a person can be given. And I believe it comes through questioning and soul-searching and observation.
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.
The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262: