Commentary

LETTER: Water meter fines too high; more respect for residents needed
by Contributor on Jul 22 2014 - 1:04pm

Dear Mr. Allin and members of the Grand Forks city council,

Concerning the new water metering bylaws now under consideration for first, second and third readings at this evening's meeting (July 21), and for probable adoption on August 18, I understood that these draft bylaws were only available within the Information Package that was prepared for the COTW (Committee of the Whole) meeting held on June 23rd; draft bylaws are not posted on the city's website because they are not yet in force.

Letters to the Editor

A generation of BC children lose out

BCTF President Jim Iker . . . Premier Clark has a choice

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

This week the BC Supreme Court ruled, for the second time, that the BC government broke the Constitution, twice when it stripped teachers of our working conditions.

Those working conditions kept class sizes small, ensured students had access to specialist teachers, and provided extra help to students with special needs. This week’s ruling was a victory for teachers and students, but also for working people across BC and Canada.

LETTER: Reader feels despair over logging in Lynch Creek

LETTER: Reader feels despair over logging in Lynch Creek

Dear Editor

Reading 'Logging in Lynch Creek North is underway'  filled me with despair and anger. Dispair because Lynch Creek North is an important corridor for a threatened grizzly bear population and the road density in the area already far exceeds the level recommended by grizzly bear biologists. 

LETTER: UBC students support ban on candy-flavoured cigarettes

LETTER: UBC students support ban on candy-flavoured cigarettes

Dear Editor,

We are third year nursing students at UBC-Okanagan and are writing in regard to the growing amount of flavoured tobacco products available today. With National Non-Smoking Week upon us, we feel it is important to address this concern specifically because of the way these products are being marketed towards youth.

LETTER: A reminder from the food bank to keep donating

LETTER: A reminder from the food bank to keep donating

To the residents of our area:

As I look outside my window this morning, at the heavy snow weighing down branches and bushes, I can't help but think how the physical trauma of hunger and the psychological burden of not being able to provide for one's family must weigh on the shoulders of Food Bank clients. We live in a land of abundance, yet members of our community don't have the resources to feed themselves adequately nor to provide warmth and shelter for themselves and their families. You can help!

LETTER: Atamanenko protests Canada Post cuts

LETTER: Atamanenko protests Canada Post cuts

Dear Minister,

Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear Canada Post’s announcement that it was planning to eliminate home delivery services, pursue the privatization of postal outlets, increase postal rates and lay off between 6,000 and 8,000 postal workers. The Canada Post Act doesn’t call upon Canada Post to make a profit at any cost. The three major mandates are service to all Canadians, reasonable costs and good labour relations. The changes to service proposed by Canada Post will in reality undermine all of these.

Recovering Grizzly Populations are not a Threat to Humans

Recovering Grizzly Populations are not a Threat to Humans

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Wildsight has been engaged with grizzly bear population surveys as well as efforts to assure healthy grizzly bear populations in the region for several decades.

Teck Trail GM speaks to health concerns in Trail and Northport

Teck Trail GM speaks to health concerns in Trail and Northport

Dear Editor,

For over 100 years Trail Operations has operated as a world class refinery and smelter in the West Kootenays of British Columbia. Our facility refines and recycles everything from metal concentrates to used batteries into metals and fertilizers that we all rely on. Over our 100-year history we have grown in lockstep with the city of Trail and surrounding communities. Our people live, work and raise their families in this community. I can say with certainty that no one cares more about the health and safety of people in this region than those of us who live here.

LETTER: Pass Creek Winter Celebration a hit

Among the dignitaries at the event was Santa Claus, who said he plans to be back for next year's event.

Hello Pass Creek Residents and community supporters;
What an amazing Winter Celebration for the Pass Creek Community.
• More than 120 people attended the event, with more than 40 families and 46 kids visiting Santa;
• 96 wooden ornaments were decorated to take home;
• 147 food items collected for Christmas hampers (est. $300 value);
• Over 40 new and used children’s books were collected for local Christmas food hampers;

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

How we come to these moments in local political history…

On the one hand we have a member of our honourable Grand Forks city council declaring in a public forum on the night of Dec. 5th: “If glyphosate shows up in your urine, it is certainly an indication your body is processing it adequately.” Absolutely brilliant on the part of Coun. Gary Smith! Be it said glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Monsanto antibiotic Round-Up.

'Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man'

'Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man'

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man.

A horrible crash at the height of his amazing snowboarding carreer has left him brain injured yet thoughtful, honest and more realistic than most of us who have never faced such highs and lows.

Last (Thursday) night at the Civic Theatre screening of The Crash Reel, he spoke with dignity and respect about his family, his competitors, his sponsors and the world of extreme sport.