Need to say thank you to so many in Castlegar

I’ve been treated with compassion and kindness wherever I go.


I feel compelled to write and publicly thank everyone concerned.

Since I’ve moved to this fair city over eight years ago, during which time I’ve aged and become handicapped, I’ve been treated with compassion and kindness wherever I go.

Firstly the Chamber of Commerce is very helpful with information when I need it. Also the Lions Club have been most helpful to me.

Then there’s the wonderful transit drivers who are patient and helpful to us seniors.

The home support staff are truly Angels of Mercy who have to drive from one end of the valley to another, often in inclement weather to minister to our needs.

I also would like to thank the library staff who have been most helpful, in bringing me books when I’m unable to do so. The cashiers, at businesses, who show patience and have a smile on their face when I have problems getting the change with my arthritic finger.

Since I began to use a walker, even young people have helped me get through a heavy outside door.

If I have missed mentioning anyone, I beg to be forgiven, but you know who you are and I am very grateful.


Laura Makortoff,



Just Posted

West Kootenay highways a mess as heavy snowfall continues

‘Roads are very icy, people have to be patient and have to slow down’

Nelson-area man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Snowfall warning across the West Kootenay

A strong Pacific frontal system had Environment Canada issuing a snowfall advisory early Tuesday

Over $25,000 raised for Columbia Basin literacy

Success for 2018 Books for Kids campaign

Castlegar water rates set to rise for commercial, industrial users; no change for single-family homes

Multi-family residences are also likely to see a price hike in 2019

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

UPDATE: B.C. judge grants $10M bail for Huawei executive wanted by U.S.

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Oogie Boogie, Sandy Claws and coffin sleigh part of B.C. couple’s holiday display

Chilliwack couple decorates their house for the holidays using Nightmare Before Christmas theme

Most Read