Letters to the Editor: March 31

Donna Grainger's letter of thanks; Cominco Gardens

Thanks to all

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Thank you to the many people and organizations who supported the many fundraising campaigns and causes EKFH stood behind.

Thank you to the individuals who formed our board of directors for their strong leadership and collaborative approach in the growth of EKFH.

Thank you to those amazing individuals who also shared their talents at EKFH and made coming to work fun and rewarding.

Thank you to the media who strengthened our voice in every community in the East Kootenay.

Thank you to those at Interior Health who ensure that our fundraising was aligned with priority needs for not just the regional hospital but every health care facility in the region.

Thank you to the MLAs, the Mayor and Councils, the Regional District Representatives and the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District for working hard on behalf of our communities to ensure we have the best health care possible here at home.

Thank you to those individuals in every area of health care who dedicate their lives and skills to health care in administration, in delivery and in quality.

Thank you to the other funding partners health care auxiliaries, tuck shops and foundations who prove every day that in working together great things can and do happen.

Thank you to the people who opened their hearts, shared their smiles and crossed my path for it was you that made my passion grow.

And last but not least thank you to my family especially my amazing husband Leigh who encouraged, inspired and always stood by me through everything possible in being blessed with the career I was given at EKFH.

Thank you.

 

With sincere appreciation

Donna Grainger

Former Executive Director at EKFH

 

Cominco Gardens

As a longtime resident of Kimberley — 69 years — I am truly saddened to see that Kimberley City Council is considering closing Cominco Gardens. I now live in Cranbrook, but go back to Kimberley quite often and always enjoy a stroll through the Gardens. My wife and I donate to the Gardens each year to maintain the roses there for  each of our parents and I’m sure many others do the same.

What are Council’s plans for the land the Gardens sit on? Hopefully not another failed project like the old Watkins School site!

Are the people who support the Gardens on a regular basis, going to have a voice? How about the citizens of Kimberley — will they be heard by Council?

The statement by Councillor Oakley that every nickel and dime needs to be accounted for is a joke!

Think this through Council, you could do more harm than good by getting rid of a truly beautiful area such as Cominco Gardens.

Len Moody

Cranbrook