Commentary

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse
by Adrian Barnes on Oct 24 2014 - 8:25pm

Thursday evening around forty Rosslanders gathered at the Old Firehall to do a little speed dating with nine of the ten candidates for our upcoming municipal election. Mayor Granstrom, although invited, neither responded nor attended. So much, I have to say, for both accountability and leadership on that front.

The event, ably hosted by Kelly McLean, went smoothly and all the feedback indicated that attendees and candidates alike enjoyed themselves and their conversations.

Letters to the Editor

'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.

Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools pens letter to parents

Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools pens letter to parents

November 29, 2013

To Our SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community

This letter is to follow up from the one I sent to you dated August 29, 2013. I have no doubt that you have been hearing in the media about the current state of our District’s negotiations relative to the CUPE collective agreement. The purpose of this message is to advise you that recently CUPE Local 748 has reaffirmed their strike mandate.

COMMENT: B.C.’s multicultural society is a crucial tie to international trade

Hon. Teresa Watt

Our province has created deep historical, cultural and business ties with countries around the world enabling us to create strong trading partnerships and diversify our markets. Each year B.C. welcomes close to 40,000 new immigrants because we recognize the importance of the wide-range of social and economic benefits associated with multiculturalism.

Putting the 'community' in Community Harvest Food Bank

Putting the 'community' in Community Harvest Food Bank

Dear Community Members:

It is that time of year again when the Community Harvest Food Bank makes it appeal to the greater community.

LETTER: Mule deer populations struggle outside of GF

LETTER: Mule deer populations struggle outside of GF

A recent poll in the city of Invermere overwhelmingly supported a deer cull but as expected the much larger question was ignored -- the future of the mule deer.

My Remembrance Day quandary

My Remembrance Day quandary

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Remembrance Day this year put me in a terrible, conflicted quandary. I really couldn't figure out what to do.

I think Remembrance Day is important, in its original sense of remembering the terrible sacrifices and pain of war. It came out of World War I, the war to end wars, and I think the key message was: Lest we forget! Never again!

LETTER: A nursing student's plea to allow people to die with dignity

LETTER: A nursing student's plea to allow people to die with dignity

Dear Editor,

It was a cool February day when I was forced to play the role of God and make one of the toughest decisions of my life: to end my cat’s pain and suffering through euthanasia. Having had a very special bond with animals all my life, this was not a decision I took lightly.

Participating in research studies can have long lasting benefits

Participating in research studies can have long lasting benefits

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Have you participated in a research project or know of anyone who has?

Many of us are suspicious of research: we feel like we are being asked to be guinea pigs or to reveal private information.

We may imagine electrodes to our heads or other gruesome images, so it is no wonder that finding people willing to participate in research is difficult. I would like to see this change.

LETTER: Apology for fire chief; dressing down for editor

LETTER: Apology for fire chief; dressing down for editor

I write in response to letters penned by Mr. Malcolm, CEO City of Castlegar and Councillors McIntosh and Heaton-Sherstobitoff in regard to written comments made by me in response to what I felt was an over-reactive rebuttal penned by Kyra Hoggan to the letter from Paul Thederen published in the October 3, 2013 edition of the Castlegar News.