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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 22 November 2021 - 12:09pm

To The Editor:

BC is reeling from floods. A moment those who've paid attention to climate science have been dreading for decades. Ironically right after COP26.

Despite BC's new forestry commitments, old growth is still being logged. And our tax dollars are still being used to subsidize fossil fuels. It's talk and log and frack as usual. Unsurprisingly,...

by Letters to the editor on 9 November 2021 - 8:13am

To The Editor:

Kootenay Lake has had two hatcheries during the last century.

The more notable one was located in Nelson at the base of Cottonwood Falls operating from the early 1900s until about 1962. It was closed after numerous evaluations determined it did little to improve KL fishing. Its primary purpose evolved into stocking local small lakes and...

by Letters to the editor on 25 October 2021 - 1:20pm

To The Editor:

As we approach Remembrance Day, I’d like to pay tribute to the veteran members of The War Amps.

The War Amps was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans...

by Letters to the editor on 20 October 2021 - 1:42pm

To The Editor:

For many years and more so in recent months, the BC Truck Loggers Association has called for a collective vision for forestry in our province. Earlier this month, we renewed the call and asked the BC government to facilitate the way forward, as a matter of urgency.

Forestry has been at the forefront of media attention for the last several...

by Letters to the editor on 18 October 2021 - 8:38am

To The Editor:

This past summer, hundreds of wildfires blazed around the world. Driven by extreme heat waves, these fires made one thing abundantly clear: the climate crisis is at our doorsteps and our politicians simply are not acting at the scale and pace we need.

For years, Justin Trudeau has tried to style himself as a climate leader while...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2021 - 3:31pm

To The Editor:

Our society is facing three major crises killing our fellow citizens that cry out for individual moral power.

Our human hearts are being asked to respond to the fourth wave of COVID-19, a climate emergency, and an opioid epidemic.

Our actions with regard to the three crises we face are insufficient.

Although the COVID-19...

by Letters to the editor on 28 September 2021 - 4:00pm

An open letter to SOWK residents:

Thank you to everyone that participated and voted in the 2021 Federal Election. Turnout across the country was lower than average so I thank you for taking the time to engage.

Obviously, this election did not turn out how I wanted and I am disappointed and dismayed by the results. I am concerned about the rising...

by Letters to the editor on 7 September 2021 - 8:19am

To The Editor:

There is predictable certainty during election time: grand promises will be made minus the details of how those “deliverables” will actually be delivered, monitored and reported. 

In the context of anthropogenic climate change, the same strategy is used with no mention that inertia will be one of the major delivery tools. 

A harsh...

by Letters to the editor on 29 August 2021 - 8:16am

To The Editor:

I write about courage of convictions. Afghanistan has fallen. Will Canada admit its mistake making war there? I hope so. Some Nelsonites will know I protested our war there for a decade, on every Remembrance Day from 2002 to 2013, sometimes at personal risk from very angry members of the ceremony crowds. I hope what I did showed courage in my...

by Letters to the editor on 21 July 2021 - 12:24pm

Dear friends,

We join in your excitement as we start to feel that our lives are normal again. It has been so wonderful to hug friends, see family, host a party and watch sports in person.

But we are writing to caution you that COVID-19 is not gone. Wherever vaccination rates are lower we are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 and this includes Castlegar! In...

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