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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 16 July 2020 - 6:38am

To The Editor:

The BC government is asking for public input on how to set priorities for our province over the coming months. At the core of the discussion is how the $1.5 billion Economic Recovery Fund will be spent, as well as plans for next year’s budget.

Wildsight encourages all to fill out the government survey and participate in the upcoming...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2020 - 8:59am

To The Editor:

What have the B.C. and Canadian Governments got themselves and their taxpayers into?

The $40 billion LNG Canada project was to be the largest private sector and natural resource investment in Canadian history.

Now prospects for nearly half of the world's projects to build infrastructure for exporting liquefied natural gas have...

by Letters to the editor on 23 June 2020 - 9:04pm

To The Editor

The Nelson Police Board issued the following statement:

As a Board, we collectively believe in the inherent dignity of every person and are committed to our mission in providing independent civilian oversight, governance and strategic leadership to the NPD in order to reflect the needs, values, and diversity of our...

by Letters to the editor on 18 June 2020 - 7:32pm

To The Editor:

Environmental organizations are concerned about the proposal to build a massive ski resort between Kaslo and New Denver.

The Zincton resort will host up to 1,500 skiers daily, a real estate and village development in the middle of the mountains, and year-round recreation in the middle of important wildlife habitat.

The Central...

by Letters to the editor on 16 June 2020 - 1:40pm

To The Editor:

Happy Anniversary Nelson.

It was June 17th, 2017 the Nelson Community Solar garden began making power. You could buy a 25-year contract for the value of power a solar panel makes.

It was to be fully funded by those opting in, costs doubled, you paid that. You also pay full retail for the power instead of everyone...

by Letters to the editor on 3 June 2020 - 9:47am

To The Editor:

The BC Government Mountain Resorts Branch has recently received an expression of interest (EOI) for a new ski resort development (Zincton Expression of Interest) from Brent Harley and Associates Inc. and are requesting feedback from the public.

The British Columbia Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BCBHA) have concerns and are opposed to...

by Letters to the editor on 25 May 2020 - 7:17pm

To The Editor:

The re-opening of the economy after COVID-19 provides opportunities to address the climate crisis.  

With the dramatic “bottoming out” of the fossil fuel industry, due to the world market, it is clear that this unstable industry is a dinosaur. 

Headlines recently announced: “Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially...

by Letters to the editor on 21 May 2020 - 2:59pm

Community is everything right now. Reaching out to help others is what living in a small community is about. There are and have been countless wonderful people offering help via Facebook and neighbours just being plain neighbourly. I don’t think there has been anyone more caring, kind and thoughtful than Tony...

by Letters to the editor on 18 May 2020 - 11:11am

Open letter to: Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

As a nurse for over 40 years, I am acutely aware of how humans with a pre-existing health condition are more vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

The same can be said for our earth. This amazing life giving planet to which we are inextricably connected for all our...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2020 - 5:39pm

To The Editor:

Let’s not squander this opportunity!

Are we going to squander a big opportunity to stimulate the economy and fight climate disruption?

Climate change is happening now. ….and it will increase in severity in the coming years! To turn this trend around we must take all opportunities we have to mitigate and adapt to that change. If we are to...

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