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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 26 July 2010 - 10:27am
Open Letter:
 
To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Constable Bell and our Victim Service Worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.
 
We have heard repeatedly that the mental health...
by Contributor on 17 June 2010 - 1:17pm

Dear editor:

By now, most of us who shop at Safeway have been exposed to the self checkout aisle, whether by choice or with the helpful assistance of one of the staff. Not wanting to assist in the downsizing of the human element I have chosen not to be “trained ”on this cold impersonal device !

I quite enjoy the warm friendly interaction with “real live people”, people who...

by Contributor on 8 June 2010 - 9:00am

Dear editor,

Death is not an option.  It is an experience each of us will face one day.  How we, or our loved ones, are cared for during that experience has taken a significant turn for the worse as local administrators once again reduce service levels while trying to convince us that adequate care is still available. Nurses and physicians in both hospital and home care settings will...

by Contributor on 1 June 2010 - 7:18am

Dear editor,

There is just one month left in the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative and there are some great things happening in the month of June. Our small group behind the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative are intent on keeping the focus on long-term efforts on rebuilding Haiti in the public eye for awhile longer.

We are able to do this...

by Contributor on 26 May 2010 - 11:08am

Dear editor,

Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto?  Did you know it is currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy? This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs.

Monsanto has a history of developing poisons, acids, plastics, biological warfare agents,...

by Contributor on 17 March 2010 - 10:56am

Two services of Castlegar & District Community Services Society (CDCSS) assist over 300 people a year without funding from any level of government.

“These volunteer-run programs show how individual generosity provides benefits for many others,” said Board Chair Roberta Hamilton.

An ongoing service, the Seniors Counselling Program, helps older people fill in application forms...

by Contributor on 16 March 2010 - 9:29am

 Dear Editor, As a visitor to the very pleasant town of Castlegar, and when visiting Red Mountain, I slipped on the ice in the parking lot.   It was a hard fall, and I felt it should be checked out by the First Aid attendants in the Ski Patrol Booth.  

 
I was very impressed with their care and concern.   A hospital visit was required and all the team involved, from Ski...
by Contributor on 8 March 2010 - 3:10pm

To the residents of the Kootenay Boundary;

There has been significant attention around the changes Interior Health is making to the Operating Room at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. These changes are going forward next month and will ensure Interior Health is equitably distributing the resources available in the Kootenay Boundary for the range of core services provided.

KBRH...

by Contributor on 4 March 2010 - 8:32am

Dear editor,

We all witnessed how our Olympic athletes inspired and unified our nation. Whether they won or not, their stories touched our hearts and we applauded their efforts. We are writing in response to Interior Health’s proposed cuts to our Hospital. Instead of going for gold in our Health Care system it seems we allow the towel to be thrown in, apparently bowing to the almighty...

by Contributor on 2 March 2010 - 11:32am

People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.

You may or may not know that in October, 2009 a road safety issue was reported by the School District #51 (SD #51) maintenance...

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