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Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival
by David Suzuki on Sep 21 2016 - 1:43pm

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Pessimism is the easy option

Letter: Pessimism is the easy option

To The Editor:

Nelson is in a quiet, unravelling crisis. It is easy to miss because the rest of the world has such troubles that ours can seem too tiny to see. Our crisis is the same as in other places: social, economic, political.

The perennial abyss between the rich and poor of the earth is yawning wider, and a newer feature is the disappearance of a middle that would bridge that.

Letter: Does the Health Ministry acknowledge the reports that we are paying for?

Letter: Does the Health Ministry acknowledge the reports that we are paying for?

To the Editor:

Will the Health Ministry implement any of the recommendations made by the Senior Advocate in regard to resident on resident aggression in senior facilities?

Let's take a look at the Ministries past record of acknowledging the problems within the Senior Health Care System.

Back in 2012 the tax payers paid for an investigation by the Ombudsman to determine what needed to be changed to improve the quality of care for our seniors in facilities.

Letter: Failing grade for SNC-Lavelin study

Letter: Failing grade for SNC-Lavelin study

To the Editor:

A superficial perusal of SNC Lavelin’s Balfour Ferry study would indicate that shortening the time to cross Kootenay Lake from 50 to 30 minutes and increasing the capacity of the MV Osprey by 36% in summer and 60% for the rest of the year is good value for taxpayers’ money.

Letter: Winlaw School Closure Consultation Process Flawed

Letter: Winlaw School Closure Consultation Process Flawed

To The Editor:

I’m new to the area and was curious why the local school board was planning to close Winlaw elementary school.

From what I had read it was a growing school at near capacity (seemingly opposite to that often cited case for closing a rural school - dwindling enrolment in an aging population).

Neither of the public consultations I attended at WE Graham elementary school in Slocan on May 17th or Winlaw elementary school on June 13th provided any answers - or did they. 


LETTER: Speak up during government review of Canada Post

LETTER: Speak up during government review of Canada Post

Dear Editor:

Canada Post management has given every indication that they will lock out their clerks and letter carriers and rural drivers any time after July 2. Negotiations have been ongoing for six months and in the spring, management applied for conciliation and requested that process be speeded up so they could lock us out faster.

They have communicated with large volume mailers, which is why you may have recently received robo-calls from businesses telling you to make sure you keep paying your bills whether or not you receive any.

Letter: Nelson Shore residents strangely quiet on proposed move of Balfour Ferry Terminal

Letter: Nelson Shore residents strangely quiet on proposed move of Balfour Ferry Terminal

To The Editor:

I find it very disconcerting to notice that the residents of Nelson and particularly the North Shore are being so silent on the proposed ferry landing move to Queens Bay. 

They may only be looking at the study that has been published which shows there to be quite a cost savings if it is moved.  Unfortunately the study is very one sided and has excluded some huge costs that will bring the total cost of the move and the upgrade at Balfour to be very similar. 

Letter: Open letter to Minister of Education Hon. Mike Bernier

Letter: Open letter to Minister of Education Hon. Mike Bernier

To The Editor:

Open letter to Minister of Education Mike Bernier
 
Dear Minister Bernier,
 

We are writing to bring your attention to the financial struggle rural school districts face in this province.  In our constituencies of Nelson-Creston and Kootenay West, rural schools are facing closure and districts are charging parents for basic services such as busing.

LETTER: THE TROUBLE WITH BEAR BANGERS

Bears

As a wise and departed friend once said to me, “I feel a letter coming on”.

A Bear Banger is a very loud explosive that is launched from a hand held cylinder. They are meant for use in remote areas to ward off aggressive bears for fear of one’s safety. Hikers, wilderness campers, wildlife photographers and the like often carry them. They are unregulated and more available than firecrackers.

Letter: What happens to your poppy money?

Letter: What happens to your poppy money?

To The Editor:

May I draw the attention of you and your readers to a very disturbing news item in the Wednesday June 9 issue of the Vancouver Sun, in the National Post section, page NP 1.  

It refers to an emerging scandal about the treatment of the voluntary secretary of the Lac du Bonnet MB branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Letter: Thank You to those who signed petition concerning water security in Blewett area

Presenting the petition, from left, Mike Devine, Michelle Mungall, Malcolm Fitz-Earle. — Submitted photo

To The Editor:

The Blewett Conservation Society would like to thank all of those who signed our recent petition concerning water security in the Blewett area regarding  aquifer #511. 

There were 874 signatures on the petition and it is now part of the public record as it was presented to the Legislature by Michelle Mungall, MLA, on May 12, 2016. 

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