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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 9 April 2015 - 5:12pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2015 - 3:01pm

The Editor:

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used a long time as a measure of economic growth and assumed to describe the overall economic health of a nation. 

The calculation of GDP, however, does not factor in the real costs of doing business.  Issues such as social and environmental impacts are not considered. 

Resource depletion and...

by Contributor on 24 March 2015 - 2:04pm

Dear Editor:

This letter will help seniors and their families demand a better quality of care in residential care facilities. It will empower them with the knowledge to fight against abuse and neglect. The government is not upholding their rights to protection outlined in Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights". The following information will enable seniors to make the government and...

by antoinette on 13 March 2015 - 1:30pm

To the Editor:

As an ex-South African who was affected by and had friends scarred and killed by “The Terrorism Act” and its spy network during the anti-Apartheid days, I’m so alarmed by the doors of abuse opened by Prime Minister Harper’s Bill C-51 that I’ve committed to co-organizing – with local childcare worker Michelle Davis -- Castlegar’s part in the nation-wide “Defend Our Freedom...

by Contributor on 13 March 2015 - 12:39pm

This letter is in response to Jean H. Broeckx letter: What is the Delay in Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting of Waylon Edey.

Let me first say that your letter was well written and I am by no means refuting any of your thoughts or questions. However, I am going to explain to you and all the readers why you haven’t heard from us, his family.

This whole ordeal has...

by Contributor on 4 March 2015 - 6:15pm

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

On the evening of Jan. 30, 2015, Waylon Jesse Edey, of Yahk, B.C. was shot dead by an...

by Contributor on 6 January 2015 - 3:17pm

Dear Editor,

I’m writing this because I am just livid.
My neighbour is 70 years old. She has suffered a stroke, has had two heart attacks, and multiple surgeries on her pancreas. She is not in good health, to say the least. Doesn't stop her though, she was out shoveling snow yesterday!


by Contributor on 27 November 2014 - 9:18pm


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.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and...

by Contributor on 26 November 2014 - 9:14pm

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.

All City...

by Contributor on 25 November 2014 - 1:24am

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.

   With November being Radon Action Month, we felt it...