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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 3 December 2019 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

Civil Rights lawyer Gary Haugen is concerned with the human capacity for compassion. He says of the genocide in Rwanda, that it was one of the world’s greatest failures of simple compassion.

Today we are faced with another call for compassion.

(Recently) The Lancet, a prestigious...

by Letters to the editor on 1 December 2019 - 4:55pm

To The Editor:

Bill 41, the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, is poised to pass (soon), having passed first and second reading with unanimous support. This is exceptionally good news for all of us.

The history of colonialism in BC is becoming more well known. It is clear that we new-comers have profited greatly from the...

by Letters to the editor on 24 November 2019 - 7:13pm

To The Editor:

MP Morrison: Our children’s health at risk 

(Recently), a special report by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet included sobering news about how climate change is impacting our children’s health: “The life of every child born today will be profoundly affected by climate change. Without accelerated...

by Letters to the editor on 18 November 2019 - 6:46am

To The Editor:

This new city council certainly has its climate emergency agenda proponents.

A day doesn't go by without another scary article announcing world ending global warming unless we do something immediately. Cities are signing on to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

What is Nelson doing?

Natural gas heating is one of our biggest uses...

by Letters to the editor on 11 November 2019 - 2:19pm

To The Editor:

On the November first weekend the Creston Curling Club held a benefit bonspiel for the Nelson Curling Club, to help Nelson pay for repairs to their ice plant.

The Bonspiel raised almost $10,000, and is a first of its kind in this area and perhaps anywhere in Canada. The Creston Club worked extremely hard using volunteers as usual to put on...

by Letters to the editor on 11 November 2019 - 9:03am

To The Editor:

To Wayne Stetski, my thanks for his service, and a piece of advice — if the NDP are afraid to call themselves socialist, as their forerunners the CCF were not, then his party does not deserve to attract support from the Liberals.

Fight for the "S word" and make it your own, not what your enemies say it is. Americans cannot comprehend nor...

by Letters to the editor on 31 October 2019 - 8:23pm

To The Editor:

I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made up of members of CHAMP, we pay tribute to the veterans who founded the Association and all those who have served our country.

I have participated in Operation Legacy as far back...

by Letters to the editor on 31 October 2019 - 7:14am

To The Editor:

I was part of a cross-party team that worked to elect Jenica Atwin as the first Green MP from Fredericton. We focused all our attention on providing voters with information about our candidate, our platform and what she would try to do if elected. One voter told me she really liked Jagmeet Singh, but thought that voting NDP was a wasted vote. I...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2019 - 7:01am

To The Editor:

A hearty congratulations to the City of Nelson for undertaking the removal of Japanese knotweed and the Kootenay Invasive Species Society in supporting their efforts.

In recent news it was...

by Letters to the editor on 7 October 2019 - 6:20am

To The Editor:

In the words of Greta Thunberg: “how dare you pretend you are fit to govern!” For most of the last thirty-two years we have lived in this community, one or sometimes two of you political parties have held office at a provincial and federal level. Yet the best you can do in this election is point fingers at each other and make empty promises that...

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