Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor.

Council must consider the housing needs of Rossland seniors

Letter to the Editor from Jackie Drysdale of Rossland

  • Jul 15, 2021

 

”Is there anything that can make life impossible on Earth?” writes Warren Watson. Photo: Clay Banks/Unsplash

Photosynthesis is good

Letter to the Editor from Warren Watson of Warfield

  • Jul 11, 2021

 

Letters can be emailed to editor@trailtimes.ca.

Politics influencing COVID-19 decisions

Letter to the Editor from Fred Hughes, Castlegar

  • Jul 8, 2021

 

Church bells and sirens are a common sound on Sundays writes Patty Crain. Photo: Prakamya Singh/Unsplash

Church bells and sirens resound in Trail

Letter to the Editor from Patty Crain of Trail

  • Jul 8, 2021
Church bells and sirens are a common sound on Sundays writes Patty Crain. Photo: Prakamya Singh/Unsplash
“The record setting heat puts into stark focus the urgency of our climate crisis,” writes Laura Sacks. Photo: Maxim Hopman/Unsplash

Not a world to leave to our children

Letter to the Editor from Laura Sacks of Tarrys

  • Jul 6, 2021
“The record setting heat puts into stark focus the urgency of our climate crisis,” writes Laura Sacks. Photo: Maxim Hopman/Unsplash
SOGI club members with the IRSSS cheque from button sales. Photo: Submitted

Letter: JL Crowe SOGI Club a success

SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) is an acronym used in inclusive education in B.C.

SOGI club members with the IRSSS cheque from button sales. Photo: Submitted
School districts across the province are adding an electric bus to their fleets. Photo: News.gov.bc.ca/flickr.com

Electric school buses at what cost?

Letter to the Editor from Robin Siddall of Warfield

  • Jun 24, 2021
School districts across the province are adding an electric bus to their fleets. Photo: News.gov.bc.ca/flickr.com
“Classes of 2020 and 2021 will have a remarkable distinction in history, and this will be their story to tell.” Photo: Tai’s Captures/Unsplash

‘Not sorry’

Letter to the Editor from Jennifer Sirges of Trail

  • Jun 22, 2021
“Classes of 2020 and 2021 will have a remarkable distinction in history, and this will be their story to tell.” Photo: Tai’s Captures/Unsplash
“Our language and hence our ability to communicate is being distorted and impeded by the use of COVID catchphrases,” writes Dave Carter. Photo: Brett Jordan on Unsplash

COVID catchphrases impede our communication

Letter to the Editor from Dave Carter of Castlegar

  • Jun 17, 2021
“Our language and hence our ability to communicate is being distorted and impeded by the use of COVID catchphrases,” writes Dave Carter. Photo: Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Gentle draft horses are bred and raised in feedlots in Canada to be exported for slaughter. Since 2013, more than 40,000 horses have been exported out of Canada. Photo: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition

Ban the shipping of Canadian horses overseas for slaughter

Since 2013, over 40,000 horses have been exported out of Canada.

  • Jun 11, 2021
Gentle draft horses are bred and raised in feedlots in Canada to be exported for slaughter. Since 2013, more than 40,000 horses have been exported out of Canada. Photo: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition
“This is going to be one of the most difficult letters I have submitted to my local paper in awhile,” writes Linda Grandbois. Photo: Glen Carstens Peters/Unsplash

‘We have a serious problem, what I don’t see is a solution’

Letter to the Editor from Linda Grandbois of Trail

  • Jun 10, 2021
“This is going to be one of the most difficult letters I have submitted to my local paper in awhile,” writes Linda Grandbois. Photo: Glen Carstens Peters/Unsplash
“I am the grandmother of one of those homeless people … I have been trying to get him the help he needs. However, everywhere I call I get stonewalled,” write a West Kootenay grandmother. Photo: Rod Long/Unsplash

Letter from a heartbroken West Kootenay grandmother

” … it is not the government workers who will put this together – it will be the people.”

“I am the grandmother of one of those homeless people … I have been trying to get him the help he needs. However, everywhere I call I get stonewalled,” write a West Kootenay grandmother. Photo: Rod Long/Unsplash
“Peace exists in my life because of your willingness to sacrifice,” writes Kristopher Shively to RCMP/police across B.C. Photo: Bryton Udy on Unsplash

‘Thank you for promoting peace in your own way’

Letter of gratitude to the BC RCMP from Kristopher Shively

“Peace exists in my life because of your willingness to sacrifice,” writes Kristopher Shively to RCMP/police across B.C. Photo: Bryton Udy on Unsplash
Photo: BC SPCA

BC SPCA’s Lock-In for Love fundraiser goes virtual

To register, or for more information, visit lockin.spca.bc.ca.

  • Jun 3, 2021
Photo: BC SPCA
“I have talked with several service providers who work directly with so-called ‘street people’ and they tell me that almost all have either grown up in Trail, always lived in Trail and/or have family in Trail,” writes Ann Godderis. Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash

The critical need for supportive housing in Trail

Letter to the Editor from Ann Godderis

  • May 27, 2021
“I have talked with several service providers who work directly with so-called ‘street people’ and they tell me that almost all have either grown up in Trail, always lived in Trail and/or have family in Trail,” writes Ann Godderis. Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash
“With appropriate funding, ANKORS would be willing to consider operating an OPS in Trail.” Photo: Tyler Harper

Please remember people who use substances are people first

Letter from the Trail Community Action Team

  • May 27, 2021
“With appropriate funding, ANKORS would be willing to consider operating an OPS in Trail.” Photo: Tyler Harper
” … the carbon cycle is of absolute necessity to all life on earth.” writes Thorpe Watson. Photo: Nagy Arnold on Unsplash

Letter: Another important message for our teachers

Letter to the Editor from Thorpe Watson, Warfield

  • May 14, 2021
” … the carbon cycle is of absolute necessity to all life on earth.” writes Thorpe Watson. Photo: Nagy Arnold on Unsplash
The elevator has been broken in Waneta Manor, a three-story building with a basement level for parking, since Feb. 18. Photo: Trail Times

Broken elevator should have been fixed a long time ago

Letter from Kathryn Oliphant, Trail

  • May 14, 2021
The elevator has been broken in Waneta Manor, a three-story building with a basement level for parking, since Feb. 18. Photo: Trail Times
“Loving others can take many forms, but in our given circumstances it would seem logical to think that loving action would mean attempting to keep others safe,” writes Marie Skinner. Photo: Drew Beamer on Unsplash

Trail United Church shares message to ‘Love One Another’

“We agree that the ability to practice our faith during this time is very important …”

  • May 13, 2021
“Loving others can take many forms, but in our given circumstances it would seem logical to think that loving action would mean attempting to keep others safe,” writes Marie Skinner. Photo: Drew Beamer on Unsplash
“And we can thank God and Mother Nature for such elegant and naturally occurring checks and balances to sustain life on earth,” writes Russ Babcock. Photo: Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

Letter: A message to teachers of our children

Letter to the Editor from Russ Babcock of Genelle

  • May 6, 2021
“And we can thank God and Mother Nature for such elegant and naturally occurring checks and balances to sustain life on earth,” writes Russ Babcock. Photo: Louis Maniquet on Unsplash