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Remember kindness?

Remember kindness?

I confess. I have been binge-watching TV series. Lately I have narrowed my watching mostly to The West Wing an old favourite about a Democratic president, Jed Bartlet, portraying the manic, day-to-day crisis management of the White House. But in my defence I am doing so in part as an antidote to another series which I quit watching because the values it displayed and promoted were so execrable. House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as a ruthless congressman seeking revenge (and higher office) for being betrayed by “his” president.

LETTER: Break the Silence

LETTER: Break the Silence

If someone is being bullied, the last thing you want to do is walk away from them. They need support, and lots of it. I do not know of anyone that would walk away, or stop being friends with someone who is being bullied. That would be shameful.

We need to start treating mental illness and depression as we do with bullying. Do not walk away from those who need your help.

How can we support people successfully in a society that has mental illness and depression as taboo subjects? We need to break the silence.

LETTER: In aftermath of Mount Polley, people need to take control, bring govt back in line

LETTER: In aftermath of Mount Polley, people need to take control, bring govt back in line
Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article  Mount Polley Disaster published in the The Nelson Daily on August 6, 2014. 

Smoky sky advisory issued for region as fires blaze on

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Forest fire smoke in the area has caused the Ministry of Environment to issue a smoky skies advisory for Thompson, Shuswap, Okanagan, Similkameen, Nicola, Boundary and Fraser Canyon regions.

According to the Ministry, smoke concentrations can vary depending on the winds, fire behaviour and temperature fluctuations.

They recommend avoiding strenuous outdoor activities and that vulnerable people like infants, the elderly and those with medical conditions stay inside.

LETTER: Gov't to blame for Mount Polley disaster

LETTER: Gov't to blame for Mount Polley disaster

Dear Editor,

I read with horror the article Mount Polley Disaster published in the The Boundary Sentinel on August 6, 2014.

I have been following the news on the Fraser River Imperial Mines tailing pond contamination. I see that the government treated this toxic tailings pond with the same the extreme carelessness I have observed for the last 30 years while protecting wild salmon from disease.

In loving memory of Paul Edwin Wolfe, July 6, 1916 - July 28, 2014

In loving memory of Paul Edwin Wolfe, July 6, 1916 - July 28, 2014

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Paul “Pop” Wolfe in Arrow Lakes Hospital, at the age of 98 years.

         Pop will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; his extended family at Halcyon House; his nieces, nephews, extended family, and his many friends both human and animal. 

Shambhala Music Festival: Before and After

Shambhala Music Festival is definitely a good time to be had by all, but organizers have security systems in place for a festival that draws some 10,000 electronic music lovers. — Photo courtesy Shambhala Music Festival

As excitement and numbers build for the 17th Shambhala Music Festival August 8-11 at a ranch outside Salmo, concerns over the security and safety of festivalgoers heighten in light of the recent death at the Pemberton Music Festival.

Foul play has been ruled out in the death of 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath, but the tragedy underscores the risks of bringing huge numbers of people together, who are partying for days with little sleep and often using drugs and alcohol.

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

The brand "Sweet 2 Eat" fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves. 

Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it. 

Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store. 

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

In a Saturday morning interview on CBC Radio’s The House, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for South Okanagan-Similkameen continued his government’s attacks on the Canadian judiciary. I feel his remarks betray a scary lack of understanding of the role of the courts in our country.

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

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On July 2nd there was a field trip on Nature Trust property. The major objective of the field trip was to encourage Nature Trust to take ownership of their 475 acres and start the process of mitigating the significant damage caused by the cow which is contrary to the 99 year lease agreement signed with the Fish & Wildlife Branch in 1974 a year after the purchase.

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