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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 February 2010 - 12:34pm

Dear editor,

Kudos to the doctors and nurses who have had the courage to speak out about the proposed cutbacks in the OR department at KBRH in Trail. I would like to throw in my two bits' worth and make it personal.

I injured myself last June and had an appointment with a specialist in September; at that time, I was told I would require surgery, and that this specific surgery -...

by Contributor on 9 February 2010 - 10:22am

Dear Boundary Citizens,

There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Regarding: Whooping Cough Outbreak and Pertussis Vaccine for Children

As a public health specialist physician who is the Medical Health Officer for the Kootenay-Boundary area (including Castlegar), it is my responsibility to ensure all residents of the region get the best health information possible on which to base their decisions for themselves and their families...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:36am
Dear editor, It is with great regret that the department of surgery must submit this letter. We strongly believe that the public has a right to know what is happening to their surgical services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail. We are a group of highly skilled, specialist surgeons and anaesthetists who have been providing service to the population of the West Kootenay...
by Kyra Hoggan on 3 February 2010 - 4:44pm

Two trucks have been stolen from Trowelex a collective five times (one stolen three times, the other, twice now), including a theft discovered just three days ago, and the RCMP's new Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) is on the job.

Trowelex owner Nick Chernoff said the most recent theft, discovered Monday, is just one of a string of incredibly frustrating crimes, in which trucks and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 27 January 2010 - 4:51pm

Pass go, collect your $200, and Castlegar?

You bet, if the city has its way.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he's encouraging any and all to nominate Castlegar as one of the “wild card” communities, in hopes the city will have its own space on the board of the new Canadian edition of Monopoly.

“I found the information about the contest on the Internet...

by Kyra Hoggan on 20 January 2010 - 3:01pm

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel will be blazing a trail Sunday morning as he carries the Olympic torch along one leg of its local journey – and he's promised to quell his natural instinct to extinuish the fire.

“This is one fire I'll let burn,” he assured The Source.

Rempel said he didn't even apply to carry the torch – and was so stunned by the honour that...

by Contributor on 2 December 2009 - 4:52pm
Dear Editor:
Celgar’s refusal to pay taxes owed to the City of Castlegar smacks of anarchism, and it’s recent payment of $377,000 to the RDCK is meant to be divisive.

Celgar continues to try to intimidate and coerce the City of Castlegar and its citizens to reduce or eliminate taxes. Hopefully, the city council will strongly resist Celgar’s demands...

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...