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by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

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,...

by Ryan Lengsfeld on 25 November 2015 - 12:51pm

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

Cyber Monday, Toonie Tuesday, Superbowl Sunday and Seniors Thursday leave only...

by Contributor on 1 September 2015 - 2:11pm

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

We continue to read headlines that ISIS has fired chemical mortar shells; they continue to torture and behead anyone who does...

by Contributor on 4 August 2015 - 11:33am

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2015 - 1:51pm

To The Editor:

On behalf of my wife and children, we would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation to all those who helped my wife in the aftermath of the assault on her life on 8 July, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.

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by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2015 - 3:01pm

The Editor:

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used a long time as a measure of economic growth and assumed to describe the overall economic health of a nation. 

The calculation of GDP, however, does not factor in the real costs of doing business.  Issues such as social and environmental impacts are not considered. 

Resource depletion and...

by Contributor on 24 March 2015 - 2:04pm

Dear Editor:

This letter will help seniors and their families demand a better quality of care in residential care facilities. It will empower them with the knowledge to fight against abuse and neglect. The government is not upholding their rights to protection outlined in Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights". The following information will enable seniors to make the government and...

by Contributor on 25 November 2014 - 1:24am

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

   Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           

   However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.

   With November being Radon Action Month, we felt it...

by Contributor on 4 November 2014 - 4:07pm

Editor's note: The original article had a link to the wrong video. This has been updated. 

To The Editor:
        
To the producers of the ad, “What The %$#@ Is Borscht?” the correct spelling is B-O-R-S-H-C-H in English – the last consonant of the word in Russian is pronounced “shch”; the producers of the ad, or staff at Grand Forks City Hall, could simply...

by Contributor on 13 October 2014 - 12:58pm

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system. Over the past several months there has been a focus on what was wrong with the system rather than what is right. Now is the time to...

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