Commentary

Letter from father of local man killed in impaired driving incident: Let Brandon's legacy be one of love and forgiveness
by Contributor on Sep 20 2014 - 4:31pm

Ed. Note: This was a post written on a Facebook page called 'In Loving Memory of Brando', then sent to The Source. To read the related news article, click here .

Hello everyone.

Brandon's dad here.

I hope and pray for each one of you, as you all struggle to accept such a terrible tragedy. Your outpouring of love, your messages, flowers and food and visits have been a great blessing to myself, his mother and family.

Letters to the Editor

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff speaks to fire chief debate

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff speaks to fire chief debate

Dear Kyra:

Thank you for writing a rebuttal with regard to the hiring of a second deputy fire chief and the Fire Chief as the airport manager. It certainly has ignited a lot of dialogue in our community – which is great. Almost a year ago, council debated the merits of hiring a second deputy fire chief during our budget meetings. There were two main reasons why we decided to add the position:

LETTER: Thankful for an idea for which the time has come

LETTER: Thankful for an idea for which the time has come

To the City of Castlegar,

Thanks goes out to Deb McIntosh for bringing forward the idea of rainbow crosswalks downtown! Cheers to her and to the City Council for making the effort to make a symbolic gesture of tolerance and respect for diversity. Not only is it coming from a genuine place of good will, it's coming from the heart, and that makes it worth so much more than just a few words. Castlegar is a community that encourages respect and diversity. That's a statement of positive strength and community.

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links.

LETTER: US shutdown should push Canada toward proportional representation

LETTER: US shutdown should push Canada toward proportional representation

Dear Editor.

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority government after another.

LETTER: Colonial-style governments to blame for government failure

LETTER: Colonial-style governments to blame for government failure

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority government after another.

DWA calls for negotiations for longterm logging plan

DWA calls for negotiations for longterm logging plan

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Logging activities concern all who live in the Six Mile North Shore area
for potentially many years to come. 

BC Nurses Union urges IH to look at alternative solutions to Kaslo Hospital

BC Nurses Union urges IH to look at alternative solutions to Kaslo Hospital

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce Emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities which are serviced by Kaslo. 

LETTER: Councillor defends Pride attendance

LETTER: Councillor defends Pride attendance

Editor's Note: This letter is in response to a missive sent to the Castlegar News by a local resident, in which the resident condemns three city councillors for their attendance representing Castlegar at Nelson's Gay Pride event last summer:

Dear Mr. Kemperman,

Consulting Foresters of BC encourage the Duhamel Watershed Alliance to continue public review process

Consulting Foresters of BC encourage the Duhamel Watershed Alliance to continue public review process

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am writing on behalf of the Consulting Foresters of BC, who have members who live and work in the Kootenay Region, to express unease that the Duhamel Watershed Alliance are learning how to take nonviolent
action as a means of halting Kalesnikoff Lumber’s logging plans (Nelson Star - September 5).

Worried for the wrong reasons

Worried for the wrong reasons

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Last Friday’s Nelson Star carried an article featuring Area F director Ron Mickel expressing his concern regarding the risks to residents (homeowners, businesses, and schools) on the fan of Duhamel Creek associated with logging activities currently underway in the watershed.

Mr. Mickel cites the recent occurrence of damaging floods and landslides in the region this spring as the justification for residents to be worried about the impact of slides in their watershed.