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by Letters to the editor on 17 September 2011 - 1:50pm

To the Editor,

It is our Government’s long-standing position that political parties should rely on their supporters for financing, supporters who choose to fund the activities of political parties.

The “per-vote subsidy” to fund political parties is, in fact, a tax-on-voting. Canadians should have choice over whether...

by Contributor on 9 September 2011 - 9:18am

Dear editor,

After 30 bargaining sessions at the provincial table we have had no offers of pay increases, benefit improvements or the return of the class size and composition language that the BC Supreme Court recently ruled was illegally stripped from our contracts.

The court found that then-Minister of Education Christy Clark proudly led legislation based on information that...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 3 September 2011 - 9:22pm

Re: Hurricane Irene and the staggering costs of climate change

To the editor:

It is unlikely that global warming will cause increased extreme weather. If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on 28 August 2011 - 3:41am

To the Editor:

This year I had the pleasure of attending the Seniors Games for the first time. 

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed it and how fantastic the townspeople and the volunteers were. 

From losing keys (and finding them) and eating fabulous meals at Nelson`s restaurants to riding on the Electric Tram I had a wonderful time.

Everyone was...

by Contributor on 23 August 2011 - 10:11am

Dear Friends,

 

Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and love have lit up my home, my spirit, and my determination.

 

Unfortunately my treatment has not worked out as I hoped. So I am giving...

by Contributor on 18 August 2011 - 7:19am

Dear editor,

Given the comments [posted to this paper] I felt it was worth providing some additional insight from the perspective of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS).

The official trails network managed by the KCTS is non-motorized and there is an extensive list of reasons why. The primary reason is that 90% of the trails are located on private land. Landowners have...

by Nelson Daily Editor on 5 July 2011 - 10:52pm

To the editor:

The Liberals have made the HST an interesting topic of study for political scientists around the world; not in a positive way mind you, but as a fine example of how NOT to implement a tax shift.

What started as a lie in an election has now evolved into Christy Clark's attempt to buy your vote by reducing the HST rate by...

by Contributor on 13 June 2011 - 10:45am

RE:

Budget fails to make life more affordable for Canadian families: Atamanenko

To the Editor,

Your story “Budget fails to make life more affordable for Canadian families: Atamanenko” is misleading. As Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification...

by Contributor on 18 May 2011 - 9:41am

To the Editor,

Why are Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney afraid of local voices? The B.C. government has announced it will hold HST public dialogues featuring speakers from the No and the Yes sides in 10 different communities across the province.

It is clear that the intent was to have local participation from both sides so that attendees would have access...

by Harvey Oberfeld on 5 April 2011 - 9:56am

Ask anyone who has lived under a dictatorship and they will tell you of its ugly features: A Supreme Leader who rules with an iron fist; legislation pushed through by a rubber stamp legislative assembly with little or closured debate; government officials ordered into silence or fearful of speaking up; and a press denied the right to even ask questions, let alone get any answers.

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