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by Letters to the editor on 30 April 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

When I contemplate the choices we have in  the upcoming provincial election, I must admit I get depressed. I think we need a new category on the voting ballot entitled None of the Above.

The Liberals can be characterized as sneaky taxers with a conceited attitude. They are also given to flip and smart alec sophistry instead of candid,...

by Contributor on 17 November 2016 - 11:33am

There's been a flood of posts recently contrasting a naked or near-naked Melania Trump with Michelle Obama looking elegant. Alt-right criticism of Michelle, almost without exception, is abhorrent and racist. But is unfair criticism of one woman *in any way* addressed by inviting ridicule and mockery of another?

Michelle is extraordinary. She would be a hard act for anyone to follow, let...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

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...

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