Commentary

More Questions about Water Ownership
by Eileen Delehant... on Jul 6 2014 - 9:14pm

Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the natural and human history of the rivers of the upper Columbia River Basin. 

She speaks frequently at conferences and symposia throughout the Basin on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and its effects on Basin residents.  She has recently completed a manuscript titled A River Captured – history and hydro-electricity in the upper Columbia Basin

Letters to the Editor

Pacific Coast Airlines VP attempts to clear up media reports

Pacific Coast Airlines VP attempts to clear up media reports

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Below is our response to recent media stories speaking to the safety and reliability of services to Trail versus Castlegar airports.

The primary focus of the stories was on recently released data showing the Trail service being more reliable than the service in Castlegar.

The higher reliability of the Trail service is due to two factors:

Operations
• The flexibility of our operation allows us to delay/hold flight departures for improving weather conditions.

The window is shrinking

The window is shrinking

Editor, the Nelson Daily:
 
I appreciated the recent editorial cartoon of Harper and his welcome mat to China in your recent edition.

Just after I saw that, I read that the Wildrose Party of Alberta had proposed a pipeline policy for Canada that seems -- dare I say this about a right-wing party? -- "progressive." An all-Canadian pipeline to Atlantic Canada, not meant to sell oil to China or the USA, but to share our nation's resource with all provinces -- this is the Wildrose Party's idea.

LETTER: Forests under threat

LETTER: Forests under threat

Dear Editor,

When the movie Avatar made its debut, it caught the hearts of people everywhere as they empathized with the Navi, a people whose world and way of life was threatened by the intrusion of a huge profit-focused corporation. What most fail to realize is the very same thing is happening right now - here in the real world, in our own country – in the West Chilcotin of interior British Columbia.

LETTER: Area road maintenance on a slippery slope?

LETTER: Area road maintenance on a slippery slope?

Dear editor,

Road maintenance in our area has deteriorated drastically over the last few years.

Letter writer surprised at City plans to dump Civic Movie Theatre

Letter writer surprised at City plans to dump Civic Movie Theatre

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On April 5, 2011 (yes, almost one entire year ago), I wrote Councillor Deb Kozak about the City's plans for the vacant Nelson Movie Theatre — which at that point had been unoccupied for several months. 

I had left manyunanswered voice mail messages for the City Manager — with no response whatsoever.  And to her credit, Ms. Kozak responded the very next day. 

As a result of her explanations and other sources of information, I learned that:

A letter to SD No. 8 parents from Superintendent Jeff Jones

A letter to SD No. 8 parents from Superintendent Jeff Jones

The Nelson Daily has obtained a copy of the letter Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools/CEO Jeff Jones is sending home to parents in School District No. 8.

Dear Parents:

I am pleased that teachers and students were back in classes today, learning in safe and effective environments throughout our District.

At this time I am uncertain as to what will happen next in this challenging and very complex dispute.

Over the Spring Break I encourage you to watch our website, and pay attention to media reports.

LETTER: First Nations Summit withdrawal from Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

LETTER: First Nations Summit withdrawal from Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

Your Commission appointed Robyn Gervais as Independent Legal Counsel for Aboriginal interests. We had no role or any say in this matter. She has now withdrawn as Independent Legal Counsel. We find it extremely disturbing that she has had to take this drastic step.

The First Nations Summit applied for standing and was granted Limited Participant status. Despite the fact the government failed completely to provide any financial resources to our and all other First Nations/Aboriginal organizations, we did what we could to participate.

B.C. Nurses Union concerned about Castlegar Emergency services

B.C. Nurses Union concerned about Castlegar Emergency services

Editor, The Nelson Daily

BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4.

B.C. Pharmacists respond to Health Employers Association wage rollback

B.C. Pharmacists respond to Health Employers Association wage rollback

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.

The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.

MP from B.C. Southern Interior scribes letter to Minister Finley

MP from B.C. Southern Interior scribes letter to Minister Finley

February 13, 2012

Ottawa, ON

The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development

Room 707 Confederation Building

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Finley,

Enclosed please find two letters from constituents which represent the feedback my office has been receiving since the Prime Minister made the announcement to increase the Old Age Security (OAS) age to 67.