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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 23 February 2011 - 11:42am

In the Facilities Report released by the school district this fall, three of the top-rated scenarios see Rossland Secondary School closing and MacLean Elementary becoming a K-7 school. This is based on the assumption that grades kindergarten to seven will fit in MacLean. When you take a closer look at the numbers, however, it becomes clear that this is not a viable option.

by Robin Yassin-Kassab on 21 February 2011 - 6:29pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and heroines and martyrs of Libya, and with our brave correspondent in Tripoli, now under fire. Communication is on and off, mainly off. Here is her most recent report. Since she sent it the phone lines have been cut entirely and the city’s electricity is also disconnected.

I live in the Ben Ashour area of Tripoli. Minutes ago my...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 15 February 2011 - 11:54pm

An open letter to the president and CEO of BC Hydro, president and CEO of FortisBC, president of Axor, chair and CEO of the BC Utilities Commission, the BC Minister of Energy, the BC Minister of Environment and Federal Minister of Environment, and all our respective MLAs and MPs in the hope that someone will step forward to make common sense prevail.


by Contributor on 4 February 2011 - 7:17am

Dear Editor,

Recently, a local chapter of the Council of Canadians invited me to speak at a forum about CETA.  The forum will play host to our current MP as a speaker as well as MP Peter Julian, the NDP’s International Trade Critic.


by Contributor on 31 January 2011 - 11:59am

Dear Editor,

As most people will recall, the NDP sent out a cartoonish flyer last fall, which discussed the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known simply as CETA.  Since then, there has been much discussion about the issue and recently, our current MP has spent time criticizing both local constituents and the local media about the situation.

by Contributor on 9 January 2011 - 8:15pm

 Dear Editor, 

This letter is in response to (a series of articles and commentary in local media, inlcuding a letter written by Roland Vogel).

Mr. Vogel, as far as I am aware, appears to be the voice of people in the Glenmerry area. He is fairly representative of the views of Trail concerning Trail’s place amongst our local communities. I will not respond to the various partial...

by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...

by Contributor on 17 December 2010 - 2:21pm
To: Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid - Minister of Education
Since September 2008, S.D.20 (Kootenay-Columbia) engaged its staff and communities in a Planning for the Future process to determine how best to use its facilities in order to ensure that maximum funds flow to classrooms and educational programs. Educational priorities have always been our main concerns...
by Contributor on 13 October 2010 - 1:57pm

The Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation purchased an ultrasound unit for the Castlegar & District Hospital in 1997. Money was raised by the Castlegar community during the “Light Up” campaign. This unit was replaced by a new ultrasound machine in about 2005. It was noted that 60 per cent of the cost was funded by I.H. and 40 per cent by the Regional Hospital District.


by Contributor on 1 October 2010 - 1:50pm

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to...