Letters to the Editor
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...
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”...
It is ironic that today, February 29, 2012, Anti-Bullying Day, debate on Bill 22, the Education "Improvement" Act, will commence in our "democratic" provincial legislature.
This "legislation" (more like dictate) will complete the "draconian" (Supreme Court of Canada description), "Run Silent, Run Deep", Neo-liberal, union-busting, contract-stripping agenda that ...
Editor, The Nelson Daily
On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.
The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.
For years, hospitals across BC have been...
An open letter to the community of Castlegar;
Interior Health would like to apologize to the residents of Castlegar and area for not properly informing you of the temporary closure of the emergency department last Saturday.
Interior Health has contingency plans in place when facing a service interruption like this, which includes notifying community officials, the public, and the...
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.”