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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2019 - 3:18pm

To The Editor:

Wish: federal parties' political hierarchies take first steps towards a cross-party climate ”war cabinet”, as suggested in the Green Party’s "Mission Possible”.

They model working together to strategically capture more seats and proportional representation, in order to deal with the Climate Crisis and ultimately also the generational...

by Letters to the editor on 9 July 2019 - 8:17pm

To The Editor:

I recently heard the difficulties of corner stores are experiencing in our city — some unable to keep doors open due to lack of business. 

Is it cost of goods or availability of product or the lack of information to the surrounding blocks of the availability of service?

Rosemont grocery recently closed and I am concerned we may lose...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2019 - 12:20pm

To The Editor:

Denmark recently had an election, prior to which 1.2 percent of the population called for a more aggressive response to the climate emergency.  Danes now have a government that has strengthened its 2030 target to reduce carbon emissions by 70% below the 1990 level.

Canada's pitiful target is 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

If 452,000...

by Letters to the editor on 29 June 2019 - 6:47pm
This weekend, Pass Creek is having an event called the Mighty Men's March, Hosted by an evangelist named Angus Buchan. Here is a link to the event: https://nelsoncovenant.com/events/mighty-men-s-conference
 
This evangelest is incredibly...
by Letters to the editor on 9 June 2019 - 3:01pm

To The Editor:

When I arrived in Nelson 49 years ago, I was deeply saddened by how the local environment was being treated.

The City of Nelson was burying garbage on its Kootenay River waterfront and occasionally burning cardboard and wood waste there. The Kootenay Forest Products mill pumped smoke into the air and spewed fly ash throughout Fairview....

by Letters to the editor on 5 June 2019 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us what should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon? 

When I consider that everything we do happens within “the environment”, locally and globally and that environment is being impacted by serious...

by Letters to the editor on 3 June 2019 - 11:49am

Dear Editor,

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon?  When I consider that everything we do happens within “the environment”, locally and globally and that environment is being impacted by serious climate disruption, I will be looking...

by Letters to the editor on 2 June 2019 - 6:21pm

To The Editor:

On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.

When I returned...

by Letters to the editor on 12 May 2019 - 5:27pm

To The Editor:

This Fall, the call will come for the opportunity to run the business of the nation. 

There will be at least four major companies making a pitch for that job. We know them as ‘political parties’. When contracting any company, it’s important that ‘deliverables’ are not just vague promises, but are supported with time lines and measureable...

by Letters to the editor on 10 May 2019 - 2:35pm

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers...

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