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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 2 March 2010 - 11:32am

People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.

You may or may not know that in October, 2009 a road safety issue was reported by the School District #51 (SD #51) maintenance...

by Contributor on 9 February 2010 - 10:22am

Dear Boundary Citizens,


There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Regarding: Whooping Cough Outbreak and Pertussis Vaccine for Children

As a public health specialist physician who is the Medical Health Officer for the Kootenay-Boundary area (including Castlegar), it is my responsibility to ensure all residents of the region get the best health information possible on which to base their decisions for themselves and their families...

by Contributor on 18 January 2010 - 11:14am

[Editor's note: The following is a letter sent last week to School District 20 by Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom. The mayor read part of this letter aloud at Thursday's meeting at RSS]

Rossland City Council thanks the School Board for their efforts in dealing with the school situation in such a challenging environment and appreciates your involvement of the community through a...

by Contributor on 12 January 2010 - 9:33am

Dear editor,

Regarding submissions to the school board during Phase 2 - Planning for the Furure, people should not worry too much about a "unified" PAC response. The root of the issue, in my opinion, is the dependancy model that we continue to find ourselves in.

I believe that individual rural communities should be making decisions regarding education of our children and I have...

by Contributor on 11 January 2010 - 12:05pm

Dear editor,

There has been a lot of passion and concern expressed regarding the possible cuts in our local schools.  Meetings in the district have been well attended and numerous people are also expressing their thoughts in writing to the School District. Meanwhile the School District Trustees and board staff have faced the tough questions and concerns with professionalism.

I have...

by Contributor on 30 December 2009 - 7:47am

Dear editor,

I am taking the CCSW (Classroom and Community Support Worker) program at
Selkirk College. I am at the end of the fall semester and it was a wild and
crazy time, so much coming at you so fast, but have truly enjoyed and learned
so much.

I’ve always wondered if I was being politically correct in my naming words
that went with those that I will...

by Graham Kenyon on 29 December 2009 - 8:01am

If a plunge in the river is not your bag

If you’re finding your muscle tone starting to sag

If your head is still aching from the evening before

If your back feels tired and your legs are sore

If you ate too much and your belly is groaning

If you want to be happy and are fed up with moaning

Then try something different that gets your blood racing

The...

by Contributor on 14 December 2009 - 8:20am

Dear editor,

The time has come to legalize marijuana, tax it, and create a few hundred thousand jobs. Marc Emery is currently waiting to see if we will let the US extradite him, to face a possible life sentence for selling seeds on the internet.

44% of Canadians have admitted to smoking weed, leading to the obvious conclusion that millions of Canadians currently possess marijuana...

by Contributor on 19 November 2009 - 9:45am

Dear editor,

All the fresh, new snow has certainly got everyone in the community excited about going skiing or riding this season. And that’s a good thing. We like to see people playing in the snow! As a seasonal reminder, please take great care if you plan on touring or hiking either Red or Granite Mountains prior to our official opening day.

There are many early season...

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