Letter to the Editor

“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
Petryshen writes, “Instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened old growth, our globally unique ancient forests continue to be loaded onto logging trucks.” Photo: B.C. government

Lots of talk but little action on B.C.’s old growth protection

Message from Wildsight after one-year release of A New Future for Old Forests

  • May 6, 2021
Petryshen writes, “Instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened old growth, our globally unique ancient forests continue to be loaded onto logging trucks.” Photo: B.C. government
Email letters to editor@trailtimes.ca.

Letter: Stand up for your taxpaying citizens

“We are no longer asking, but imploring that something be done.”

  • Apr 22, 2021
Email letters to editor@trailtimes.ca.
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Don’t force new Warfield bylaws down our throats

Letter to the Editor from Norm Marchi and Neal Smith

  • Apr 20, 2021
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There are many natural ways to deal with dandelions, writes Trisha Rasku. Photo: Unsplash

There are many alternatives to deal with dandelions other than poison

Letter from Trisha Rasku of Rossland

  • Apr 15, 2021
There are many natural ways to deal with dandelions, writes Trisha Rasku. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Wildsight.ca

Protect the Columbia Wetlands, protect B.C. wildlife

Columbia Wetlands a key stopover and breeding ground for birds, and helps connect sensitive species

  • Apr 15, 2021
Photo: Wildsight.ca
”Societies that allow the voices of dissent to be silenced cannot call themselves democratic,” writes Dave Carter. Photo: Brian Wangenheim on Unsplash

Letter: The dangers of censorship

Letters to the Editor can be emailed to editor@trailtimes.ca

  • Apr 13, 2021
”Societies that allow the voices of dissent to be silenced cannot call themselves democratic,” writes Dave Carter. Photo: Brian Wangenheim on Unsplash
Meadow in the sky: Trails at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort are splashed with colour and buzzing with life. Photo: Liam Harrap

Letter: Plant a message of hope

National Wildlife Week runs from April 4 to April 11

  • Apr 8, 2021
Meadow in the sky: Trails at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort are splashed with colour and buzzing with life. Photo: Liam Harrap
The Canadian Cancer Society’s April campaign kicks off today as Easter celebrations draw near. Photo: Trail Times

When daffodils bloom, hope grows for people affected by cancer in Trail

Help spread hope to people affected by cancer. Make a donation today at cancer.ca/daffodil.

  • Apr 1, 2021
The Canadian Cancer Society’s April campaign kicks off today as Easter celebrations draw near. Photo: Trail Times
Letter to the Editor from Keith and Linda Powell taken from the Cranbrook Townsmen.

‘Dogs and Stix Don’t Mix’

Letter to the Editor relevant to dog owners no matter where you live

  • Mar 25, 2021
Letter to the Editor from Keith and Linda Powell taken from the Cranbrook Townsmen.
“At the very least, I think a moratorium should be placed on Kootenay Lake logging until a plan is developed … that would be fair and beneficial to all,” writes Gerry Warner. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘I remain opposed to any logging within sight of Kootenay Lake’

Letter to the Editor from Gerry Warner

  • Mar 25, 2021
“At the very least, I think a moratorium should be placed on Kootenay Lake logging until a plan is developed … that would be fair and beneficial to all,” writes Gerry Warner. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kelowna: staff prepare a dog for surgery. Photo: Submitted

Your ‘other’ B.C. family doctor still cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine

Letter to the Editor from Corey Van’t Haaff, executive director, Society of BC Veterinarians Chapter.

  • Mar 25, 2021
Kelowna: staff prepare a dog for surgery. Photo: Submitted