Letters to the Editor
The tragedy of this pandemic has inadvertently become a important opportunity for our society to slow down and think carefully about how we live. Before this event we were struggling with another deadly situation albeit one that is occuring much more slowly and is not as obvious or immediate in our perception but still one that needs major attention.
Hello friends and neighbours,
These are unusual and uncertain times. Every one of us is experiencing a lot of upheaval,
change, and stress. Our government is working hard to address the many challenges facing
British Columbians, even as they change and develop by the day. I understand the deep
impacts these changes can have- I too am personally taking life day by...
To The Editor:
In the face of these uncertain times, many of us are concerned about how our livelihoods will fare: between oil plummeting to under $5 and our local, community-owned shops closing for an indefinite period, we all share the concern of how long this will continue and what will we be facing when it’s over.
Despite the various federal and...
Open letter to the people of B.C.:
When an outbreak hits a community, one of the most urgent things people want is information. This is human nature, as information allows us to protect ourselves, our families and our loved ones.
Information is at the heart of public health: knowing what our risks are, where they are coming from and who is affected. One of the...
My name is Amy and I am a recent Selkirk College graduate.
When I say recent, I mean recent. I graduated February 28, 2020 and, within days of said graduation, COVID-19 started its climb to the pandemic that it is currently.
I am writing to you because recently-graduated students have been forgotten...
To The Editor:
Grappling with the effects of our humanity and the CoronaVirus outbreak, we are humbled by our inability to stop the virus’s rampage and our lack of control. But at the same time, we are empowered by our collective influence.
We are seeing a mobilization of our unified behaviour made possible through the use of technology. Our leaders can...
Two points about the response of some people to the Covid 19 pandemic:
In the US, one decides one's response on the basis of party-political identification. I say this on the basis of polling by Pew Research.
“Is it raining?” you may ask an American. “I will get back to you, once I know how the Party formulates our response.” -- might well be the reply. The...
Ed. Note: The following was posted by a reader as a comment on The Castlegar Source, and seemed worthwhile sharing as a letter.
Hiya peeps! A bit of self-therapy and a quick thought for us all:
I trust you are already taking up best practices and following advice from reputable sources. I also hope that this note finds you...
OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration
Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in...
To The Editor:
Social workers across British Columbia will celebrate our profession and the work we do during Social Work Week, March 15 – 21, 2020.
This year’s theme is “United by Diversity. Strengthened by Inclusion”; values which have long been the cornerstones of the social work profession.
Social workers strive to enhance the worth, self-...