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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 2 April 2020 - 7:00pm

Dear Editor,

My name is Amy and I am a recent Selkirk College graduate.

When I say recent, I mean recent. I graduated February 28, 2020 and, within days of said graduation, COVID-19 started its climb to the pandemic that it is currently.

I am writing to you because recently-graduated students have been forgotten...

by Letters to the editor on 31 March 2020 - 6:50am

To The Editor:

Grappling with the effects of our humanity and the CoronaVirus outbreak, we are humbled by our inability to stop the virus’s rampage and our lack of control. But at the same time, we are empowered by our collective influence.

We are seeing a mobilization of our unified behaviour made possible through the use of technology. Our leaders can...

by Letters to the editor on 28 March 2020 - 11:21am


Two points about the  response of some people to the Covid 19 pandemic:

In the US, one decides one's response on the basis of party-political identification. I say this on the basis of polling by Pew Research.

“Is it raining?” you  may ask an American. “I will get back to you, once I know how the Party formulates our response.” -- might well be the reply. The...

by Letters to the editor on 24 March 2020 - 5:06pm

Ed. Note: The following was posted by a reader as a comment on The Castlegar Source, and seemed worthwhile sharing as a letter.

Hiya peeps! A bit of self-therapy and a quick thought for us all:

I trust you are already taking up best practices and following advice from reputable sources. I also hope that this note finds you...

by Letters to the editor on 24 March 2020 - 4:42pm

OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration

Dear Ministers,

Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in...

by Letters to the editor on 12 March 2020 - 1:16pm

To The Editor:

Social workers across British Columbia will celebrate our profession and the work we do during Social Work Week, March 15 – 21, 2020.

This year’s theme is “United by Diversity. Strengthened by Inclusion”; values which have long been the cornerstones of the social work profession.

Social workers strive to enhance the worth, self-...

by Letters to the editor on 5 March 2020 - 8:45am

A decal of a cartoon Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted was posted on social media with the name of an Alberta-based company prominently on display. When questioned about it, the owner both acknowledged he was aware of the sticker and downplayed the clearly violent imagery of the rape of a minor. On the cusp of...

by Letters to the editor on 28 February 2020 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

Our children and grandchildren. We care for them, lose sleep over them, and provide them with food, shelter and so much love.

Why then is it so hard for us to consider their future and ensure that they have one in which they will thrive?

We know that the fossil fuel industry spends tremendous sums of money influencing governments,...

by Letters to the editor on 24 February 2020 - 8:27am

To The Editor:

I will confess that for big projects, I think flow charts are a useful graphic to map the path from start to completion.

In the context of the December 20, 2019 news release from Environment and Climate Change Canada, I noticed part of their statement: … “Canada will develop a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and will set legally...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2020 - 6:26am

To The Editor:

Scientists know that First Nations people have lived in what is now Canada for at least 12,000 years.

Europeans arrived about 500 years ago and colonized the land. At first, Indigenous people were treated as allies. As more and more settlers arrived from Europe and the demand for land increased, administrators began to regard First Nations...