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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 27 June 2022 - 2:13pm

To the Editor:

Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka) are a member of the salmonidae family.

They are the non-anadromous form of the sockeye salmon, meaning they do not migrate from the ocean to rivers. Instead they ...

by Letters to the editor on 23 June 2022 - 1:47pm
To The Editor:
Hello Nelson Mayor/Council:
In 1994 I sent Nelson's Mayor (Dave Elliot) and council information from Guelph, Ontario, Canada's first city to have organic waste pickup to compost at a city run compost site.
I hoped the city and regional...
by Letters to the editor on 1 June 2022 - 10:26am

To The Editor:

Dear Premier Horgan,

As a former BC NDP member, I don't get the direction your Party has been taking.

A couple of days ago, peaceful land defenders were removed by the RCMP – many militarized – on the Argenta-Johnsons Landing face in a way that was heavy handed, uncalled for and illegal. According to people...

by Letters to the editor on 26 May 2022 - 10:11am

To The Editor:

The Granite Pointe Board Of Directors is clarifying a misunderstanding regarding the well-being of three known heron nests on the 102-year-old golf course’s property.

“Granite Pointe and its board have for many years aimed to protect the course’s environmental, recreational, and historical values,” says BOD president AM Naqvi, “including...

by Letters to the editor on 16 May 2022 - 1:55pm

To The Editor:

The devastation in Ukraine by Russia, obliterating apartment buildings/housing, schools, hospitals, train stations, etc., shows that Putin is determined to continue on the genocide path.

Should the NATO countries continue the sanctions for some time (even after the war ends) until appropriate compensation is paid to Ukraine in  order to...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2022 - 6:54am

To The Editor:

As I watch the deconstruction of the former Mount Saint Francis Hospital, while recalling the “stories of former staff of the long-term care facility and the families of those who were cared for or died there”- Lee Reid’s book, Stories of Mount St. Francis Hospital 1950-2005, I sorrowfully wonder if such tragedy could be...

by Letters to the editor on 3 March 2022 - 11:14am

To the citizens of Kootenay Boundary,

Everyone in our region has been stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. We have all been subjected to a barrage of information, advice, and instructions; always evolving and sometimes conflicting. We write...

by Letters to the editor on 27 February 2022 - 10:33am

To The Editor:

I am deeply saddened and extremely angry at what is happening in Ukraine.

You may recall that when I was your Member of Parliament I participated in a diplomatic mission with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Committee (Google MP Stetski goes to Ukraine) to Ukraine, Latvia, Poland and Kazakhstan in 2017.

The purpose of the mission was...

by Letters to the editor on 17 February 2022 - 10:22am

To The Editor: 

Nelson's fire chief submitted a report summer of 2021 regarding ways to mitigate wildfire threats.

The Chief named water as the only proven effective way to effectively battle wildfires once they flare. The Chief referred to rooftop sprinklers and large capacity pumps to move water from the lake to areas of the City under threat.


by Letters to the editor on 13 February 2022 - 10:47am

To The Editor:

In a recent newsletter from our Kootenay – Columbia MP, Rob Morrison, there were some comments with which I fully agree – follow the science and science is not a political prop. 

As we know, science really provides the supporting evidence behind most of the health related policies currently in place.

In his heavily politicized...