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by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2019 - 1:30pm

To the editor,

Regarding last week's council meeting, wherein the city, as represented by its council, once again laid bare its parochial colours of phobic postulation and intolerant ideation:

I haven't been following too closely the fallout because, as you might surmise, it sets me off- I might almost use the word "triggering" if it didn't come slathered with the...

by Susan Heaton-Sherstobitoff on 4 April 2019 - 3:24pm

At Monday, April 1st council meeting a gentleman stood up and made some very inappropriate homophobic comments, along with comments about the homelessness in our community. When I got home, I could not sleep as it really bothered me that not one of us on council or our staff intervened to tell him to sit down and be quiet - and for that I...

by Letters to the editor on 2 April 2019 - 8:24pm

To The Editor:

British Columbians have seen right through Premier Horgan’s last minute “public consultation” on caribou recovery efforts. It is clear that staging a half-hearted public engagement was the only thing the NDP deemed necessary to move forward with their pre-determined plan. Forget listening to local residents with years of experience and deep...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2019 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

A number of reasons!

 I say “we” because this is bigger than just me, I am connected to something much greater and there are a number of people with the same concerns. (So I will say “I” or “we” while not taking credit for anything.)

We tried reaching out to our local MLA Michelle Mungall (who locked her doors to the public a few...

by Letters to the editor on 22 March 2019 - 6:01am

To The Editor:

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced (Thursday) that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional Park and preserved from logging.

We’re grateful that the RDCK, with the help of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), has...

by Contributor on 18 March 2019 - 1:46pm

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy. The BCPRC welcomes the strong start outlined in the plan tracking previous investments and those featured in this year’s...

by Letters to the editor on 18 March 2019 - 11:06am

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Letters to the editor on 14 March 2019 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

RE: Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou: study

Despite compelling evidence that caribou will disappear without mature forests, ...

by Letters to the editor on 11 March 2019 - 7:41am

To The Editor:

In response to a recent editorial by Minister Mungall, I direct readers to the report referred to by the Minister, which states, in a section entitled “Waneta Expansion EPA”: 

"Ultimately, this review was not able to determine why or to whom the Waneta Expansion project was important or why BC Hydro was directed to accept...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2019 - 1:45pm

Dear Council Members,

     I am writing to implore you to reconsider your upcoming tax budget. The proposed 34/35 per cent over five years is astronomical, particularly in light of the current three-per-cent cost of living increase. We have all seen groceries and gasoline prices go up much more than that, which impacts us all as well. We have no control over that. I am a 70-year-old...

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