Letters to the Editor – Aug. 25

This week's two letters discuss dog control and public art.

Letter to the Editor re: Dog Control

I have a dog, a basset cross, named Maggie, she lives with me at the Tom Uphill Manor for the past nine years. She is loved by everyone here. I take her for walks often, always on her leash.

On Sunday, Aug. 14 we walked over to the Red Apple. On our way back through their parking lot she was attacked by a big dog. It came around the corner by the dumpsters. When he saw Maggie he lunged for her breaking his collar and leash, the owner could not hold him. It was terrifying, thank goodness, Maggie was not injured. We were both shook up by the incident. A lady in a white pickup saw it all happen and came over to check on Maggie. Also a lady, from the Red Apple was outside and checked Maggie, there was no broken tissue.

I am a senior (in my 80’s) and now I am scared to take Maggie for a walk. I believe the big dog was a boxer or maybe a bull mastiff, only the owner knows for sure, at least twice the size of Maggie. I feel that if you can’t control your dog, you should not walk the dog in a public place in the middle of the afternoon.

A concerned dog owner,

Ruth HopkinsFernie, B.C.

 

Letter to the Editor re: Public Art

To whomever had the Hockey Rink outer wall of the lovely skating rink coloured art installation painted over:

SHAME ON YOU!

Cathy Smith-ClarkFernie, B.C.

 

Just Posted

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Local DJ to take stage at Fernie Stoke Fest

Jenn Johnson - aka Jenn Frost - confirmed as closing act at Fernie Stoke Fest on April 9

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Social media influencers promote Fernie

MountainGirls, The Lady Alliance founders stop in Fernie on western Canada RV tour

GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back

Riders post 6-1 win over Columbia Valley Rockies; prepare for playoffs

70% of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccines for children: poll

The debate for pro and anti vaccinations has heated up after a measles outbreak in Vancouver

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

‘A little baloney’ in PM’s claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

The Conservatives and NDP want Trudeau to waive that privilege so Wilson-Raybould can offer her side of the story

Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless: critics

When Canada legalized weed last fall, it only allowed fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds

Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

But most analysts see a limited market for foldable-screen phones

Alcohol policies fizzle for Canadian governments as harms overflow: reports

About 80 per cent of Canadians drink, and most enjoy a drink or two

Most Read