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by Contributor on 2 November 2009 - 12:17pm

I have just learned that the 50 plus condo development "Arrow Lakeside Resort and Marina", on the edge of Syringa Park is only now applying for water, effluent & a couple of other licences that will make it able to legally operate.

And, guess where they want to dispose of their sewage from 50 plus units? Into the Arrow Lake, Castlegar's drinking water source, of course.


by Contributor on 22 October 2009 - 9:30am

Dear Editor,

The Health and Human Services department at Selkirk College would like to take this opportunity to honour “Thank a Youth Worker Day”, which occurs on Nov. 5, and thank the professionals who work with youth and families in our communities.

You may ask, “What is a youth worker?” Well, youth workers are professionals who focus on infants, children and adolescents, with...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 October 2009 - 10:31am

In a rare moment of accord, Celgar officials say they are as pleased as City of Castlegar representatives at the outcome of this year's Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Celgar manager Al Hitzroth said the UBCM resolution urging the provincial government to re-examine major industry taxation in B.C. is good news.

“I'm still disappointed in the provincial...

by Contributor on 22 August 2009 - 11:22am

While reading you rebuttal column I was struck by one thought in particular. "baby, want a bottle", the whinning and complaining about people expressing themselves, was too much. It is obvious that your not meant to be a journalist. Grow a thicker skin fast. Or get in the tv news game. Either way grow-up and stop whinning. It's not about you, stop being so self absorbed, no one cares if your...

by Contributor on 22 August 2009 - 11:20am

To The Editor, RE: Pot response a mixed bag

“I don't agree with legalization, and I'll say so firmly and passionately.”

This is what is getting you the vitriolic emails, Kyra. Your insistence, your determination to stick to your opinion in the face of all the new evidence makes you look like a closed-mined idiot. You might THINK it makes you look firm, a strong-willed...

by Contributor on 21 August 2009 - 7:07pm

To The Editor, RE: Grand Forks, Nelson - the pot lobby is all around us

“Those contentions are made meaningless, though, by the fact that THC is readily available in pill form by prescription.”

This myth – this outright lie – is one of the main blocks towards sensible drug policy in Canada.

1) Cesamet and Marinol have NO actual cannabis in them. They are synthetic...

by Contributor on 20 August 2009 - 5:42pm

RE: Grand Forks, Nelson - the pot lobby is all around us and Dueling Columnists agree -- on Prohibition!

While researching the legalization of cannabis Mr. Legget must have somehow missed the 2002 report by the Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs. Far from being the "pot lobby" the senate is our chamber of "sober second thought".

The senate report states "...

by Contributor on 4 August 2009 - 11:44am

Dear Editor,

Regarding the Celgar/Castlegar debacle, I wonder that many people seem to be so clearly on one side or the other.

Does it not occur to anyone to question the City's reported refusal to engage in dialogue with Celgar over the past three years? If true, does that refusal not demonstrate a level of arrogance that matches, if not exceeds, Celgar's arrogance in refusing to...

by Contributor on 3 August 2009 - 1:33pm

Dear Premier Campbell:

On 24 July 2009 I submitted a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office, expressing concerns with the proposed Glacier Howser Private Hydroelectric Project.  Attached please find a copy of this submission.

An overwhelming majority of people in our area are against this project as evidenced by over 1100 people who showed up to a Environmental Assessment...

by Contributor on 26 March 2009 - 9:17am
Dear editor: Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday March 26th, is the day of action to keep our rivers wild and our power public. Every step of the way, this campaign has been successfully pushed forward by you. Without all of us out there talking to our family, friends and neighbours, this issue wouldn't be on front pages, TV screens, and radios, and in the hearts of minds of people all...