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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 1:53pm

To The Editor:

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year – its 75th anniversary.

The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, but it has also been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees. To date, more than 1.5 million...

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 11:52am

To The Editor:

Congratulations to Brittny Anderson on taking her hard-won seat in the Legislature. In your campaign, Brittny you expressed deep concern about BC’s environmental crises. Now in Victoria you will come up against challenges working with your party on these issues.

We have a half-finished Clean BC climate plan. Building LNG, and the fracking...

by Katrine Conroy on 25 January 2021 - 10:29am

Dear Community Member,

It has been one year since B.C.’s first joint statement about the novel coronavirus (now termed COVID-19) from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. Since that date, our world has changed dramatically. We have all felt the impacts of the pandemic on our lives, our families, and our communities.
This last year has...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:49am

Dear Editor.

We fought global wars, and millions of people died to defend and protect our human rights, including our right to have democratic governments.

Last week’s invasion of the Capital Hill in DC was nothing but a stunning attack on democracy, perpetrated by none other than the President of the United States.

It was the end result of four years of Trump’s insidious...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:32am

To The Editor:

Not quite a New Year’s resolution, but being old has allowed me to reflect on how unchanging technology used to be until it changed.  Now those changes are happening so frequently that we can be caught thinking we are up to date. 

Recognizing your information might be old must be accompanied by a willingness to do something to change that...

by Letters to the editor on 30 December 2020 - 12:05pm

To the Editor:

It used to be, and largely still is, considered an act of politeness to let others go first.  In the context of climate change and emissions reductions, this might be described as a rationale for inertia.  China and India are currently used to support that rationale.  Although China tops the emitters list, followed by the USA and then India, both China and India are...

by Letters to the editor on 29 December 2020 - 10:40am

To The Editor:

I have some concerns about the recent hype and media coverage from West Kootenay EcoSociety "100% Renewable Energy Plan", that is being brought by the NGO before a number of local municipalities for adoption.

In the next decade the BC NDP Ministry of Forest plans to clear-cut and truck at least 100,000 loads of old growth forest from the...

by Letters to the editor on 21 December 2020 - 2:13pm

To The Editor.

Somebody needs to explain just how (BC Premier John) Horgan possibly can justify taking our hard-earned tax dollars and give it to families with annual incomes up to 175,000 dollars, and individuals earning up to 67,500 dollars, insisting they desperately need ‘emergency funding’.

There is no doubt a lot of people who suddenly lost their...

by Letters to the editor on 17 December 2020 - 1:25pm

To The Editor:

While 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered by most for the COVID-19 pandemic, a young couple from Castlegar, Brett and Kendra (Wayling) Uniat, will remember it for the birth of their amazing daughter Zoey, born on October 12, Thanksgiving Day. 

Zoey is now nine weeks old and last week was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called “...

by Letters to the editor on 13 December 2020 - 10:00pm

To The Editor:

How to occupy your time during a shutdown is something with which we are all having to deal. 

In this digital age it is so much easier to have access to and indeed create content  and have it posted on the internet.  As consumers it is important to be able to sort that content in to the good, bad and ugly.  With a little effort one can...