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by Contributor on 17 November 2009 - 3:51pm

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

One can only...

by Kyra Hoggan on 11 November 2009 - 4:02pm

A $3.6-million budget deficit (due to Celgar's non-payment of municipal taxes this year) has Castlegar Civic Works reconsidering how they handle matters like snow-removal.

In a report to council, city director of civic works Chris Barlow said, “During the 2008 budget year, the single largest source of overtime came from snow operations.”

He said the city already has a...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 November 2009 - 4:02pm

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches...

by Contributor on 5 November 2009 - 11:15am

Dear Editor,

November 15 to 22 is Restorative Justice Week.

Restorative Justice is justice that attempts to repair the damage done when a crime is committed.

Often when we think of justice, it is retributive justice, justice that demands that a penalty be paid for harm that is done. Retributive justice is based on the concept of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth....

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...