Letters

LETTER: City council needs frugality lesson

“Often, business interests and public interests are not the same.”

  • Feb 23, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

LETTER: Fletcher forgets B.C. Liberals’ ‘weasel party’ at legislature

Salary escalation occurred under Gordon Campbell’s watch

  • Feb 12, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Specialty lumber production at Western Forest Products’ Cowichan Bay sawmill. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

LETTER: Western Forest Products remains focused on B.C. employment

$350 million invested on B.C. coast in last six years, CEO says

  • Feb 11, 2019
Specialty lumber production at Western Forest Products’ Cowichan Bay sawmill. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
LETTER: Broken promises at Pacific Insight and Can-Filters

LETTER: Broken promises at Pacific Insight and Can-Filters

from reader William White

  • Jan 27, 2019
LETTER: Broken promises at Pacific Insight and Can-Filters
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

  • Jan 23, 2019
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Andrew Wilkinson says B.C. minister’s pipeline protest visit a bridge too far

Premier John Horgan should remove Doug Donaldson from cabinet, opposition leader says

  • Jan 10, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)
LETTER: Take advantage of grant opportunity to fund Castlegar Complex improvements

LETTER: Take advantage of grant opportunity to fund Castlegar Complex improvements

Writer suggests a short term, affordable and minimal tax increase is worth it.

LETTER: Take advantage of grant opportunity to fund Castlegar Complex improvements
Postal workers at the Castlegar Post Office were picketing Nov. 22. (Photo: Betsy Kline)

LETTER: Postal workers’ constitutional rights violated

“Constitutional rights should not be violated out of expediency” says letter writer.

  • Dec 15, 2018
Postal workers at the Castlegar Post Office were picketing Nov. 22. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
A conservation officer took Slocan Valley farmers to task after the death of three grizzly bears this fall, like the one pictured. But Susan Milton says that’s unfair.                                 Black Press file photo

LETTER: Castlegar Conservation officer’s comments missed the mark in grizzly bear death

Passmore farmer says she’s been subjected to rude, derogatory comments

A conservation officer took Slocan Valley farmers to task after the death of three grizzly bears this fall, like the one pictured. But Susan Milton says that’s unfair.                                 Black Press file photo
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’
Opinion: Castlegar Council needs better audio and better listening skills
Opinion: Castlegar Council needs better audio and better listening skills
LETTER: Proportional representation could clear the air

LETTER: Proportional representation could clear the air

OPINION: Letter writer lobbies for Renewable Kootenays and proportional representation

  • Sep 10, 2018
LETTER: Proportional representation could clear the air
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter: let’s be firesmart

The fire danger rating is high. Homeowners and businesses, keep your space…

OPINION: Watershed discussion part of Glade Market

OPINION: Watershed discussion part of Glade Market

Next Glade Market August 26.

  • Aug 20, 2018
OPINION: Watershed discussion part of Glade Market
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Greyhound has announced it will end bus service in western Canada on Oct. 31. File photo

LETTERS: Look at rail option to replace Greyhound

Author suggests building bus-sized railway cars at a new B.C. plant.

  • Aug 7, 2018
Greyhound has announced it will end bus service in western Canada on Oct. 31. File photo
LETTER: Add indoor walking track to rec complex

LETTER: Add indoor walking track to rec complex

Writer would still like to see an indoor walking track.

  • Jul 28, 2018
LETTER: Add indoor walking track to rec complex
LETTER: Author explains why Site C dam should be stopped

LETTER: Author explains why Site C dam should be stopped

From reader Michael Jessen

  • Jul 19, 2018
LETTER: Author explains why Site C dam should be stopped