Letters to the Editor
Attention: Soccer players & families of Castlegar!
To the Editor,
It is our Government’s long-standing position that political parties should rely on their supporters for financing, supporters who choose to fund the activities of political parties.
The “per-vote subsidy” to fund political parties is, in fact, a tax-on-voting. Canadians should have choice over whether...
After 30 bargaining sessions at the provincial table we have had no offers of pay increases, benefit improvements or the return of the class size and composition language that the BC Supreme Court recently ruled was illegally stripped from our contracts.
The court found that then-Minister of Education Christy Clark proudly led legislation based on information that...
Re: Hurricane Irene and the staggering costs of climate change
To the editor:
It is unlikely that global warming will cause increased extreme weather. If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures.
August 20, 2011
To the editor:
The Liberals have made the HST an interesting topic of study for political scientists around the world; not in a positive way mind you, but as a fine example of how NOT to implement a tax shift.
What started as a lie in an election has now evolved into Christy Clark's attempt to buy your vote by reducing the HST rate by...
To the Editor,
Why are Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney afraid of local voices? The B.C. government has announced it will hold HST public dialogues featuring speakers from the No and the Yes sides in 10 different communities across the province.
It is clear that the intent was to have local participation from both sides so that attendees would have access...
We are writing to ask your readers to help us make poverty an issue in this election campaign. We know the Harper government has the needed funds to reduce poverty, but instead it has chosen to spend billions of our tax dollars for things like the G-8/G-20 Summits, reduced taxes for large corporations, fighter jets and other “big ticket” items which don’t benefit...
Throughout the current election campaign, (including the Castlegar All Candidates forum), NDP candidate Atamanenko has railed against 'the Harper government's' lack of co-operation, their 'inability to compromise', and to simply 'get along with others
Yet he fails to acknowledge or explain how - if the...
I have been a proud pit bull and American Staffordshire owner for 10 years now. Our six-year-old dog Pearl is great with children, adults, and other dogs. Never have we seen her bare her teeth, growl, snap, or bite at another dog or a human.
I was upset when I read (an article about the city's $1,000-licensing fee for pit bulls and American Staffordshire dogs).