Dear Editor and my fellow voters,
We have an exciting opportunity before us,and that is the chance to elect to our esteemed City Council a member who has substantial professional expertise in tax law and finance, in running successful businesses that also build community, and significant experience working well on teams. That candidate is Janna Sylvest.
Today's news that Premier Christy Clark has fired the democratically elected Vancouver School Board shows that her education agenda is more about closing schools than providing quality public education, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today.
On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the top 40% of income.
To The Editor:
A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.
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.
I try not to make the news about me, I just report it.
But honesty compels me to write this.
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.
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.
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.
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.