Commentary

Victoria's tent city — a sign of times?
by Dermod Travis on Jun 19 2016 - 1:03pm

With so much of the attention focused on Victoria's tent city and Vancouver's skyrocketing home prices in the housing debate, one group is left hollering “hey, what about us?”

Recently, The Province newspaper published “Squeezed out: Renters losing homes as Lower Mainland owners cash in on hot market.”

Good article. What really hit home, though, were the comments posted to various social media sites.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Glowing commendation for Safeway managers

LETTER: Glowing commendation for Safeway managers

I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.

Due to human error, a component of my medication, which is vital to my well being and life, was not delivered to the store. Upon hearing of this, Erica began calling the local pharmacies and hospitals to inquire if the drug was in stock, to no avail.

LETTER: Resident less-than-pleased with city's new garbage collection

LETTER: Resident less-than-pleased with city's new garbage collection

So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?

I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.

Op-Ed: Rail Service on Vancouver Island is Essential for Economic Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Op-Ed:  Rail Service on Vancouver Island is Essential for Economic Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

The Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts and several First Nation funders are unhappy with the lack of progress made by the Island Corridor Foundation to re-instate rail service between Victoria and Courtenay with a branch line to Port Alberni.
 

Letter: Refugees

Letter: Refugees

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly, they have not arrived.  More to the point, we have no idea why not, when they may arrive, or what the issues facing them now may be.  

Letter: Government needs to create laws to protect water resource

Letter: Government needs to create laws to protect water resource

To The Editor:

We as Canadians need to protect our water and corporations must stop pumping it up for free so they can make a profit.

It is a valuable resource and should be respected.

Letter: Concern over right to clean water

Letter: Concern over right to clean water

To The Editor:

I live in the Kootenay region of B.C. and have recently become aware of a company that is bottling and selling the water from our mountain streams to overseas markets.

LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

Letter: Should Nelson Residents be concerned?

Letter: Should Nelson Residents be concerned?

To The Editor:
 
Nelson residents should be concerned that, by lobbying our leaders in support of the idea that our carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous climate change, groups like Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most tragic circumstances ever.
 
Debate rages in the scientific community about the causes of climate change. Scientists cannot even agree whether warming or cooling lies ahead, let alone the degree to which we affect it.

LETTER: Dear Erwin Malzer — What can you be thinking?

LETTER: Dear Erwin Malzer — What can you be thinking?

To The Editor:

Dear Erwin Malzer:

This is to register my strongest objection to your crass and anti-social decision to kill 29 jobs in Nelson and something like 70 other family supporting jobs by centralizing and PRIVATIZING this service.

What can you be thinking?

Once again we are exposed to the kind of efficiency-at-any-cost philosophy of a corporation that might make car parts.

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

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