Letters

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Letter to the Editor: I am losing patience

“The Advance has a habit of censoring the truth. Guess what? This is a small town and the word gets around quickly.”

  • Feb 11, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
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Letter to the Editor: Space exploration is something that has always fascinated me

The concept of time-travel has also fascinated me, and someday, it may be possible to do so, according to Albert Einstein’s “Theory of relativity.”

  • Jan 26, 2021
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Letter to the Editor: Try Thank-you

“Maybe it’s time for the ‘silent majority’ to become ‘vocal’ and at least support those who are positively vocal. Let’s encourage those who are serving us in all walks of life instead of increasing their pain and frustration.”

  • Jan 19, 2021
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Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Overcoming unimaginable odds in health care

Interior Health CEO Susan Brown reflects on 2020, expresses hope for 2021

  • Jan 14, 2021
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown. (Contributed)
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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Letter to the Editor: Words Are Powerful

“People can hold their views, but for me, when threats are made a line is crossed.”

  • Jan 11, 2021
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Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
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Letter to the Editor: A Love Letter to the People who work at Creston’s Crest View Care Village

“Today, I want to say a specific thank you to those who are, in any way, keeping my specific person well and safe – my mom.”

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: We need to stop complaining about our discomforts and consider how we can become part of the solution

“Few, if any, like wearing masks but they are an important tool in helping to prevent the spread of this virus. Those who serve us each day in the medical and retail fields must wear them for hours at a time.”

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: To all of the non-maskers: Get the facts first.

“After reading and understanding the Charter, one can only conclude that; no, you do not have the right to be ignorant.”

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: None of us are Troglodytes

“We are all humans sharing this piece of time and space together. Please let us do so with kindness and compassion for the humanness of one another.”

  • Dec 7, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to Creston’s Anti-maskers

“I understand that you are hurting. We are all suffering in one form or another form. What we need to do to get this virus under control.”

  • Dec 3, 2020
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Note to the Editor: In my day, we were the “peace generation”

“And you want to protest being made to wear a mask to protect your health and MINE? Wow!”

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Letter to the editor: I am writing to express my disappointment

“I felt sorry for the two boys that were sent to report on the rally. They seemed clearly out of their element. From my experience, they did nothing to convey the scope of that public meeting.”

  • Dec 1, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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Letter to the Editor: I am renting property in the Creston Valley, and the owners do not live in Canada

“(The owners) have allowed a family member, who just returned from the US, to use the property as his quarantine site.”

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: I live in Creston, and I have COVID-19

“I am still sick, and I don’t know where I contracted this virus, but I want to share my story so that you know that Coronavirus is here in our little community”

  • Nov 10, 2020
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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