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by Letters to the editor on 14 February 2018 - 7:23pm

To The Editor:

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by Letters to the editor on 6 February 2018 - 8:20pm

To The Editor:

Although small, I understand the fermentation process does produce CO2, a known greenhouse gas (GHG) and as such contributes to climate change, much in the same way that flatulence emits methane – a much more potent GHG.

In terms of scale, however, the burning of fossil fuels is by far the most significant emitter. 

If you were to...

by Letters to the editor on 31 January 2018 - 1:38pm

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

Tuition fees...

by Letters to the editor on 30 January 2018 - 8:07pm

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Students at Selkirk College are calling for tuition fee rates to be frozen for next year.

As a fuAnchorll-time student each year I have to pull out more and more student loans even when I...

by Letters to the editor on 21 January 2018 - 10:52am

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This week marks a historic milestone in BC politics and maybe, just maybe, we're on the cusp of another historic milestone.

January 24th, exactly 100 years ago, Mary Ellen Smith became the first woman elected to the BC legislature. She went on to have a long career in politics, affecting positive change for women and children....

by Letters to the editor on 18 January 2018 - 7:42am

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The Dogwood Initiative, like it’s sister group LeadNow, grew to substantial influence during the Harper and Clark era in large part by consolidating anti-pipeline activism into a political and fundraising force. 
 
After both the Keystone and Northern Gateway appeared to be down for the count, campaigners on both...
by Letters to the editor on 7 January 2018 - 6:40pm

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City of Nelson management was asked how they get away with raising hydro rates. The reply “because we can”. The BCUC has no jurisdiction, it's up to mayor and council.

In 2010 Nelson hydro customers paid .06c/kWh, basic was $10 . . . it's headed for 10.63c and $15.98.  BC Hydro rate is 8c and $11.

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by Letters to the editor on 2 January 2018 - 3:23pm

To The Editor:

Some of my resolution for 2018 involves understanding my behavior. 

I drive a gas powered vehicle and understand that the exhaust emissions are a form of pollution.  I try to limit the use of that vehicle by planning an “errand day”, when there are a lot of stops, or sidewalks have yet to be cleared. Walking is still an option, if I’m not...

by Letters to the editor on 27 December 2017 - 7:14pm

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Nelson should be commended for moving to raise its water rates to cover its infrastructure costs. The increase is consistent with the best practices for municipal water pricing identified by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission.

Water infrastructure is essential: it provides us with reliable, clean water and protects our natural water resources....

by Letters to the editor on 21 December 2017 - 1:43pm

To The Editor:

Dear John Horgan:

Without beating around the bush, this is a “Dear John” letter, both literally and figuratively.  I know that we have only been hanging out for the past months, but my relationship with the NDP goes back quite a ways, long before you came on the scene.  Unfortunately, we have come to a place of...

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