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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2015 - 3:01pm

The Editor:

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used a long time as a measure of economic growth and assumed to describe the overall economic health of a nation. 

The calculation of GDP, however, does not factor in the real costs of doing business.  Issues such as social and environmental impacts are not considered. 

Resource depletion and...

by Letters to the editor on 16 March 2015 - 6:41pm

To the Editor:

Got that chill running down the back of your neck? It could already be Bill C-51.

Bill C-51, the so-called “secret police act” could already be putting a serious chill on public debate and democracy in Canada.

Here in Nelson, BC, I went to a protest of the bill on (Saturday) March 14th with over 150 other people. I had to...

by Letters to the editor on 11 March 2015 - 3:23pm

To the Editor:

The purpose of this letter is to empower seniors and their families with knowledge that is crucial to have when standing up for their right to be protected from abuse or neglect in a senior care facility.

It will enable them to demand a better quality of care afforded them by Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights".

Residential Care...

by Letters to the editor on 24 February 2015 - 6:11pm

Editor:

Canada – a powerful word that until recently brought with it images of world-class wilderness, functioning ecosystems, serious concern for climate change and a belief in a healthy economy AND a healthy environment. Where are we today?

Here are just a few headlines from the last three years under Prime Minister Harper that should be ringing major...

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2015 - 6:42pm

The Editor:

Every law enforcement spouse fears that one day, they will get “the knock” at the door to tell us our loved one has been hurt, but most of us think “it will not happen to me”.

On December 3rd 2014, I received that knock in the middle of the night, and my world was shattered. My husband, Jean-Rene Michaud, was shot multiple times...

by Letters to the editor on 18 January 2015 - 1:35pm

The Editor:

Do you remember when people from many countries put Canadian flags on their backpacks when traveling? Everyone wanted to be seen as Canadian because being Canadian allowed safe travel all over the world.

Things have changed. Now not even Canadians are necessarily willing to plaster their luggage with the flag like we once did. Canada’s...

by Letters to the editor on 4 December 2014 - 7:40pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily
 
My constituency office in Castlegar has recently heard from many concerned seniors who did not receive their pension cheques as usual in October and November.

When my assistant followed up with Service Canada, she was told that the SC regional offices had received thousands of complaints from seniors who found themselves in the...

by Letters to the editor on 18 November 2014 - 6:40pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           
   
However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers....

by Letters to the editor on 13 October 2014 - 1:33pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system.

Over the past several months there has been a focus on what...

by Contributor on 30 September 2014 - 8:19pm

By Don McRae
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation

The Government of B.C. has set out to become the most progressive place for people living with disabilities in Canada by 2024.

We believe that when barriers are removed, and people with disabilities are able to contribute to their communities, support their families, reach their...

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