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LETTERS: Former MP calls for end to left-wing partisan politics

Dear Editor, Not long ago I received a call requesting donations to save our CBC. As I reflected upon our conversation, it became clear to me that the only way to save our public broadcaster was to ensure that the Conservatives do not win the federal election. However, due to their strong lead in the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dangerous lies about renewables

Dear editor, Pro-oil politicians like Premiers Danielle Smith and Scott Moe are lying to Canadians about renewable energy and I’m sick of it. The risk of losing power during a brutal cold snap like the one Alberta just had is terrifying. The province’s power grid struggled because extreme temperatures took out multiple gas generators, not […]

Another reason our cops are cool this Christmas

Ed. Note: The holiday season can be difficult for many – and can be straight-up torture for our first responders – but they still do stuff like this. It’s maybe worth holding them all in our hearts as they continue to be here for us regardless the season. ~ Kyra Nearly two dozen Castlegar RCMP […]

Letter: Disturbing stories only highlights need for hemodialysis treatments in Nelson

To The Editor: Thank you to the Nelson City Council and the Village of Kaslo for passing motions in support of the establishment of hemodialysis treatment at the Kootenay Lake Hospital. We, renal patients, are asking our politicians, West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Board, BC Renal, and Interior Health to make it possible for us […]

LETTER: Sunfest Committee Needs Help

The Castlegar Festival Society organizes the Sunfest Weekend each year. We have just celebrated our 50th Anniversary. Sunfest weekend was back this year after the Covid-19 break and it was a huge success thanks to the committee, all the sponsors, and to all the residents and friends who took in the festivities. We had Festival […]

LETTER: Protecting human rights and inclusiveness

Dear Elected Representatives to the School Boards 8 & 20: I write today to express my concern over the negative impact on the lives of teachers and students that the Anti-SOGI voices are attempting to create. I support all initiatives that line up with our Province’s Human Rights guidance, to protect the most marginalized in […]

LETTERS: Keep industry out of our politics

Dear editor, This summer has made it clearer than it’s ever been before. We are in a climate emergency, and it’s time to act like it. But instead of getting us off fossil fuels and salvaging a livable future for our children, our federal government is offering piecemeal half-measures. The recent announcement about limiting fossil […]

LETTER: Eliminate dementia stigma

Dear Editor, With Alzheimer’s Awareness month coming to a close, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to say a big thank you to the people of the West Kootenay for joining forces with us to raise awareness and flipping the script on stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s...

Open Letter to the Public from Kootenay Boundary Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

To the citizens of Kootenay Boundary, Everyone in our region has been stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. We have all been subjected to a barrage of information, advice, and instructions; always evolving and sometimes conflicting. We write to explain our perspectives as Family Practitioners (Family...

LETTER: Honouring veteran members of the War Amps on Remembrance Day

To The Editor: As we approach Remembrance Day, I’d like to pay tribute to the veteran members of The War Amps. The War Amps was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War, sharing...
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