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by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2012 - 11:13am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Below is our response to recent media stories speaking to the safety and reliability of services to Trail versus Castlegar airports.

The primary focus of the stories was on recently released data showing the Trail service being more reliable than the service in Castlegar.

The higher reliability of the Trail service is due to two...

by Contributor on 2 April 2012 - 11:26am

Dear editor,

In light of the recent resignation of 17 year veteran Liberal MLA John van Dongen from the Liberal caucus and party citing a lack of integrity in leadership in the Liberal government, many of us are wondering if BC’s governments and ministers have intentionally mislead us. You be the judge! 

BC’s governments and ministers

  1. “Gave” our Premier a 53% front...
by Contributor on 2 April 2012 - 11:26am

Dear editor,

In light of the recent resignation of 17 year veteran Liberal MLA John van Dongen from the Liberal caucus and party citing a lack of integrity in leadership in the Liberal government, many of us are wondering if BC’s governments and ministers have intentionally mislead us. You be the judge! 

BC’s governments and ministers

  1. “Gave” our Premier a 53% front...
by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:57am

On March 8th, the NDP Opposition put forward the following “reasoned amendment” which would stop the progress of Bill 22 through the Legislature:

It is not in the best interests of the education system in British Columbia for the government to legislate teachers back to work when an independent mediator could be appointed by the government and the Labour...

by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:57am

On March 8th, the NDP Opposition put forward the following “reasoned amendment” which would stop the progress of Bill 22 through the Legislature:

It is not in the best interests of the education system in British Columbia for the government to legislate teachers back to work when an independent mediator could be appointed by the government and the Labour...

by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:48am

Dear editor,

I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of citizens who are concerned about the present approaches to capacity planning and recovery of incremental costs from ongoing development.

I believe the core problem lies in the abundance of numbers being used variably for new homes from projected future development: anything from the presents OCP’s “build-out”...

by Contributor on 13 March 2012 - 7:48am

Dear editor,

I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of citizens who are concerned about the present approaches to capacity planning and recovery of incremental costs from ongoing development.

I believe the core problem lies in the abundance of numbers being used variably for new homes from projected future development: anything from the presents OCP’s “build-out”...

by Contributor on 29 February 2012 - 2:46pm

Dear editor,

It is ironic that today, February 29, 2012, Anti-Bullying Day, debate on Bill 22, the Education "Improvement" Act, will commence in our "democratic" provincial legislature.

This "legislation" (more like dictate) will complete the "draconian" (Supreme Court of Canada description), "Run Silent, Run Deep", Neo-liberal, union-busting, contract-stripping agenda that ...

by Contributor on 29 February 2012 - 2:46pm

Dear editor,

It is ironic that today, February 29, 2012, Anti-Bullying Day, debate on Bill 22, the Education "Improvement" Act, will commence in our "democratic" provincial legislature.

This "legislation" (more like dictate) will complete the "draconian" (Supreme Court of Canada description), "Run Silent, Run Deep", Neo-liberal, union-busting, contract-stripping agenda that ...

by Anonymous on 15 February 2012 - 4:49pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.

The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.

For years, hospitals across BC have been...

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