Commentary

Some Interesting Corporate Political Donations to BC Parties in 2014
by Dermod Travis on Apr 13 2015 - 11:19am

Children sing that “when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are.” By adulthood, most of us have given up on that idea and a few – just to hedge their bets – donate to political parties rather than testing their luck on a star. And that's what makes the annual financial reports from B.C.'s political parties so fascinating.

Letters to the Editor

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.

Balance between industry and environment must be reestablished — Wildsight

Balance between industry and environment must be reestablished — Wildsight

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Neither Teck nor the BC government has denied the well documented facts reiterated by the recent selenium study quoted in Wildsight and its partners’ media release on the poisoning of the Elk River. 

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake reacted by the afternoon of our release stating that there would be no new coalmines approved in the Elk Valley until a valley-wide plan to manage the cumulative effects of selenium concentrations in the Elk River is developed.

Operator of five coalmines in the Elk Valley committed to health of Elk River

Operator of five coalmines in the Elk Valley committed to health of Elk River

Editor, The Nelson Daily

A recent study out of the U.S. has generated much discussion about the health of the Elk River. 

As the operator of five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley, which employ over 4,000 people who live in the region, we take environmental issues very seriously.