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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 13 November 2017 - 7:02am
To The Editor:
 
Why should I care if the voting system changes in British Columbia ?
 
I feel I should care because our votes are one of the only ways we can influence important decisions that have to be made collectively.
 
I care because until we have a fair voting system all voices...
by Letters to the editor on 5 November 2017 - 2:42pm

To The Editor:

It’s all about balance. 

Even with a vegetarian meal, there needs to be a balance of the essential nutrients.  If we look at Proportional Representation (PR) in the same light, there is an opportunity for the electorate to choose the desired balance.  If we think of the various political parties as one of the essential “food groups”, then...

by Letters to the editor on 29 October 2017 - 8:19am

To The Editor:

We should not only applaud the City of Victoria for their recent call for climate accountability, but our local municipalities should join the chorus.

For far too long fossil fuel corporations have used tax payer dollars through government subsidies and externalized pollution costs to make billions in profits. Its time they join us in...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2017 - 12:34pm

To The Editor:

Accountability.

Local city councils in the Kootenays should follow the examples of  Victoria, Saanich and the District of the Highlands, who voted nearly unanimously to send a "Climate Accountability Letter" to 20 of the world's largest fossil fuel companies,...

by Letters to the editor on 20 July 2017 - 8:31am

Dear Editor,

We live in one of the most beautiful areas in this region and I am in favor of a waterfront trail along the Columbia River! 

I don't feel however, it needs to encroach on private property!

All of the city waterfront trails I have experienced have existed on cit- owned land.

I am one of the waterfront property owners and I feel blessed at the tranquility...

by Letters to the editor on 30 April 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

When I contemplate the choices we have in  the upcoming provincial election, I must admit I get depressed. I think we need a new category on the voting ballot entitled None of the Above.

The Liberals can be characterized as sneaky taxers with a conceited attitude. They are also given to flip and smart alec sophistry instead of candid,...

by Contributor on 17 November 2016 - 11:33am

There's been a flood of posts recently contrasting a naked or near-naked Melania Trump with Michelle Obama looking elegant. Alt-right criticism of Michelle, almost without exception, is abhorrent and racist. But is unfair criticism of one woman *in any way* addressed by inviting ridicule and mockery of another?

Michelle is extraordinary. She would be a hard act for anyone to follow, let...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly,...

by Ryan Lengsfeld on 25 November 2015 - 12:51pm

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

Cyber Monday, Toonie Tuesday, Superbowl Sunday and Seniors Thursday leave only...

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