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by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2012 - 5:25pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Calls to end the infamous 'War on Drugs' don't just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore.

Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001.

Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this...

by Contributor on 19 April 2012 - 5:41pm

Dear Rick Hansen:

I hope that during your next 25 years of raising money for spinal cord research (SCR) we will see the end of inhumane, scientifically fallacious spinal cord experiments on animals. It was 25 years ago when Lifeforce, a Vancouver based ecology and animal rights organization, gave you extensive data about the failure of “animal models” but you went on to fund animal...

by Contributor on 16 April 2012 - 7:17am
Hi Andrew,
 
Thanks for your excellent comment to my letter in the Telegraph on wood smoke. I was very interested to read about your experiences with the Rocket Mass Heater.
 
I became interested in more efficient wood burning...
by Contributor on 13 April 2012 - 2:36pm

Dear Editor,

I’ve just been reading your story “Only YOU can prevent cancer now” and can support wholeheartedly the mission of the PCN (Prevent Cancer Now) campaigners.

What I find ironical though, and even hypocritical in some instances, is that we often read about campaigns about...

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 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”...

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