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An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar
by Contributor on Nov 27 2014 - 9:18pm

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF CASTLEGAR, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and discussion has been respectful and reasonable, some of it has not been appropriate or constructive.    

Letters to the Editor

Pat, Maia and family overwhelmed by community support

Pat, Maia and family overwhelmed by community support

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Dear Friends and Family.

How can our family possibly express our appreciation for the generosity, love and support we have received over the past nine weeks from the community of Nelson. 

After receiving the video link to Raising the Curtain, Maia and I were overwhelmed with the amount of energy, work and talent that went into that event on our behalf. 

We would like to thank the performers, donors, volunteers and organizers. 

We only wish we could have been there.

OPEN LETTER TO THE PM: Leave our British past...in the past

OPEN LETTER TO THE PM: Leave our British past...in the past

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and were delighted when we came back to find how Canadian identity and pride had grown noticeably. To us, this was a very good thing.

LETTER: Support for new K-12 school in Rossland

LETTER: Support for new K-12 school in Rossland

Dear Editor,

It is my pleasure to write a letter supporting the Red Mountain Academy.  I feel confident that an academic partnership between the Academy and Self Design High (SDH) will provide a favorable outcome for all involved; students, athletes and parents.  It will be a “win win” situation for all.

An open letter to Premier Christy Clark

An open letter to Premier Christy Clark

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Open letter to Premier Christy Clark:
 
Dear Premier Christy Clark.

Your ambition to pay off BC’s debt, and not burden the next generation with it, is praiseworthy.

But, have you really thought about the big picture?

Money and debt is a man-made creation and is not real. Natural gas and oil, however, is the real thing and a finite resource.

LETTER: Is Rossland a 'fat' energy town? And does the Energy Diet help the poor?

LETTER: Is Rossland a 'fat' energy town? And does the Energy Diet help the poor?

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

LETTER: 'Whipped' doc shows BC democracy as farce

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Dear editor,
 
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per cent from 2009.

LETTER: Taxes are about sharing

LETTER: Taxes are about sharing

Dear Sir,

I couldn't believe my eyes. Your letter page contained a letter from someone who holds a position of power in a local cooperative. He wrote to raise the prospect of taxation as a spectre of fear and loathing against which all co-op members should raise standards, mount ramparts and prepare to repel raiding hordes of collectors who would reap the benefits of dividends from the grasp of co-op members.

My Views on the candidates and my choice

My Views on the candidates and my choice

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Many of my friends and I have been discussing politics lately with the Provincial Election happening next week. I, like the others, have been uncertain where my voice will be heard.

Who will represent me, and my conservative values of fiscal responsibility and free enterprise? Generally I vote Conservative but currently there is no Conservative Party Candidate in our riding of Nelson / Creston.

I began to take a deeper look into the candidates to find similar values and
this is what I found.

Letter writer concerned about the past decade, now voting NDP

Letter writer concerned about the past decade, now voting NDP

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I have seen the damage the “Liberal“ party has done to our province since being elected in 2001.