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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2020 - 6:26am

To The Editor:

Scientists know that First Nations people have lived in what is now Canada for at least 12,000 years.

Europeans arrived about 500 years ago and colonized the land. At first, Indigenous people were treated as allies. As more and more settlers arrived from Europe and the demand for land increased, administrators began to regard First Nations...

by Letters to the editor on 28 January 2020 - 6:09am

To The Editor:

At the end of the month-long Alzheimer’s Awareness Month campaign “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand,” the Alzheimer Society of B.C. thanks the people of Nelson and the rest of the West Kootenay region for the role they have played in challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia.

It is important to raise awareness about...

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2020 - 10:36am

In support of the January 25th Global Day of Action calling for No War on Iran, approximately 80 people who gathered at Castlegar United Church
urged all Federal party leaders to work to avoid a catastrophic war.  They wrote:
Whereas the USA may launch a war on Iran;
Whereas such a war will involve Canada;
Whereas such a war could lead to a world nuclear war;...

by Letters to the editor on 14 January 2020 - 6:24am

To The Editor:

A mindboggling 292 square kilometer open pit mine in norther Albertais quietly working its way through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s approval process.

This behemoth relies on relentless growth in oil demand at a time of growing climate instability. 

 Frontier would pump out an annual 4.1 megatonnes of climate-...

by Letters to the editor on 9 January 2020 - 7:43pm

To The Editor:

I read the submitted article (published Tuesday, December 31, 2019) on the online (The Nelson Daily) site from the Nature Conservancy of Canada suggesting to leave Christmas trees in backyards to slowly decay.

While I...

by Letters to the editor on 16 December 2019 - 8:25am

To The Editor:

Last month, more than 11,000 scientists from around the world declared that our earth is facing a climate emergency. This news isn’t exactly new - alarming climate change trends have been noted by world scientists for over 40 years. Yet greenhouse gas emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the earth's climate....

by Letters to the editor on 9 December 2019 - 7:23am

To The Editor:

As a candidate for the Green Party in the recent federal election I had the privilege of spending time in communities across the Kootenay Columbia Electoral District over the course of my campaign. What is striking and what we have in common across each of our communities is the incredible beauty of this region – a beauty that for many of us...

by Letters to the editor on 3 December 2019 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

Civil Rights lawyer Gary Haugen is concerned with the human capacity for compassion. He says of the genocide in Rwanda, that it was one of the world’s greatest failures of simple compassion.

Today we are faced with another call for compassion.

(Recently) The Lancet, a prestigious...

by Letters to the editor on 1 December 2019 - 4:55pm

To The Editor:

Bill 41, the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, is poised to pass (soon), having passed first and second reading with unanimous support. This is exceptionally good news for all of us.

The history of colonialism in BC is becoming more well known. It is clear that we new-comers have profited greatly from the...

by Letters to the editor on 27 November 2019 - 7:24pm

To The Editor:

Open letter Nelson city council:  

In 1994 I gave Nelson city council details of organic waste management in Guelph Ontario, the first city in Canada to separate municipal organic waste for compost. I was literally laugh at by employees of the city, they told me there would never be real recycling in Nelson....

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