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.
One of the arguments I'm hearing most in opposition to the city's proposed parcel tax is criticism over city council spending money on the Millennium Park Ponds – the argument being that council self-indulgently bought a shiny new toy we can't afford and now residents are footing huge tax bills as a result.
I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.
So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?
I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.
April is Parkinson's Awareness month. I would like share my story with you to hopefully help bring a better understanding of what it is like to have Parkinson's Disease.
Honourable Minister McCallum,
The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16. As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community. We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.