To the Editor;

Gossip is a social disease. It isn’t unique to small communities, but this is where its effects are particularly profound, and the communities served by The Capital are certainly no exception.

There is the seemingly-benign gossip about the lives of others that is spread by decent but careless people, and there is also the ill-intentioned gossip that is spread by poisonous people. Both can be equally harmful to individuals, and to the overall health of a community.

I’ve

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Dear Editor;
Last weekend I attended/participated in three events in our regional community; unrelated and yet, each, highlighting the true meaning of community and the ability to offer hope right here among us.
World Day of Prayer has been celebrated in Canada since 1922; committed to human rights and Ecumenism around the world and at home, raising and sharing funds. I was grateful to attend this service and story-sharing at St. Mary’s Lodge on Friday; this year thoughtfully and beautifully

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To the Editor
Re: “The issue of euthanasia/assisted suicide” - Feb. 15, 2017.
On July 16, 2016, I responded to comments made on this very same subject.
The writer claims that the Supreme Court of Canada made a dangerous decision supporting Bill C-14. She that allowing euthanasia will devalue life and lead to a culture of death. Hmmm?
Where are the facts to substantiate such assertions? Have the societies in BC, Oregon, Switzerland, and Holland all vanished because of doctor assisted deat

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To the Editor;
(The following is a copy of a letter sent to MP Kevin Sorenson).
RE: “Have your say”
Taxes: I want the federal gov’t to go after the top 10% of society for dodging paying their fair share in taxes (Read the Panama Papers; tax havens). I wrote to you before on this subject when you were part of the Harper gov’t. Nothing was done then, and, so far, the Liberals haven’t done anything as well.
The richest folks in Canada are using loopholes in the tax laws, w

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