Letters to the Editor
Editor, The Nelson Daily
Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism”?
We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Viet Nam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a Prime Minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.
I fear that maybe...
The best way to explain my issue would be in chronological order but would require a longer article to accomplish.
A condensed version, in this case, is applicable.
On December 30th at 3:50 p.m., our vehicle was caught in a collision with what best described was a pothole.
The pothole measured 48 inches long by 20 inches wide and was 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 inches deep....
This week, teachers of grade 4 and 7 students in School District #20 will be sending letters home with students asking parents to withdraw their children from writing the FSAs.
The FSAs do not count toward student’s marks nor do the results actively support learning.
They are expensive to develop and administer and take valuable...
To the Editor, The Nelson Daily
I write this from a big city, Victoria, during the holiday.
The new year has begun today, and I am moved to reflect on what Nelson might expect from the downstream effects of the Occupation events in 2011. From an urban landscape, which is the habitat of most planetary residents, I can see more clearly.
Does Nelson have...
I read with interest the article that appeared in the December 9, 2011, edition of The Castlegar Source entitled, “MP wants bottled water banned.”
To the Editor:
We of Occupy Nelson would like to thank the City of Nelson, the Nelson City Police and the helpful folks on City Council for assisting us with dismantling the physical Occupation in front of City Hall.
We would like to thank the incredibly helpful (and ever-thoughtful) City manager for waiting until our most vulnerable...
Open letter to: Sue Keenan B.C. School Sports (BCSS), Teresa Rezansoff, School District 51, and Honorable George Abbott, Rick Davis and Alison Sidow, Ministry of Education, Tim Gayda, SportBC.
Re: Student pursues legal angle to get the right to play volleyball by Mona Mattei on 27 Nov 2011
Canadians across the country are mobilizing to oppose the rushed passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill. If passed, Bill C-10 would shift Canada to a cruel, costly and failed fill-the-prisons approach to justice. The 150+ cross-country actions at MP’s constituency offices are focused on Thursday at 1PM, with some taking place throughout the day and Friday.
To The Editor;
"“Our Mission as educators is to encourage the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social and cultural growth in our students" states the mission statement of the Grand Forks Secondary School.
Sounds promising, but the current administration clearly prioritizes the physical aspect of education over literacy.
We are appalled that they have...