Commentary

LETTER: Friend of Slocan's DeGroot calls for calmer heads and fewer rumours
by Contributor on Oct 11 2014 - 3:34pm

Dear Editor,

It turns out that the man being hunted in Slocan is a person whom I know. He is actually a very good friend of (my partner’s). I have heard some ludicrous statements regarding this "psychopath" and the events over the past twenty-four hours, in fact I was one of the people spreading the rumours. I may not have made a huge deal out of it like I have read in some places, but I still posted that people should be aware that there had been "a shooting" based off of something I read in a thread that was local to the scene. Then today I heard that this "mentally unstable person was former special ops"... this coming from a neighbour of his. This is how things go bad REALLY quickly.

Letters to the Editor

Reader concerned about nature and extent of mental illness and addictions in BC

Reader concerned about nature and extent of mental illness and addictions in BC

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our Province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive --- or, more often, fail to receive.

Nelson Area Society for Health chairperson urges public to get involved

Nelson Area Society for Health chairperson urges public to get involved

Editor, The Nelson Daily:
 
This is an open letter to asking the BC Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson's February 2012 Report "The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2)". 

After hearing Ombudsperson, Kim Carter, speak on September 12th, we are most impressed with the scope and thoroughness of this investigation. 

LETTER: As winter approaches, are our highways safe enough?

LETTER: As winter approaches, are our highways safe enough?

Dear editor,

I have previously written about the state of our roads and highways, especially after my family was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in January last year.  Luckily, they walked away with minor injuries but the effects psychologically have lasted much longer.

CUPE 2262 members in Nelson still without a contract

CUPE 2262 members in Nelson still without a contract

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC) continue to seek a fair and reasonable collective agreement as rotating strike action continues this week in Nelson.

The goal of the job action, says CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette, is to put pressure on the Regional District while causing as little disruption as possible to Nelson residents and NDCC users.

Research work being conducted on the Kokanee Shoal Spawners

Research work being conducted on the Kokanee Shoal Spawners

Editor, The Nelson Daily

You are likely familiar with the brilliant red color that the kokanee salmon turn in the fall when they are spawning in creeks and rivers in the area. Did you know that kokanee can also be found spawning on the beaches of some of our lakes?

These are kokanee that are called “shoal spawners”, and are found scattered throughout the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

Labour Day message from B.C. Fed

Labour Day message from B.C. Fed

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The origins of Labour Day in Canada trace back 140 years to 1872 and a parade held in support of a Toronto union's strike for a 58-hour work week.  Back then, union activity was illegal in Canada and 24 workers were jailed for their role in the strike.

An outcry of support and rally on September 3 of 1873 led Prime Minister John A. MacDonald to commit to repealing the law banning union activity, helping to lay the groundwork for real progress for working people.

LETTER: Closure of the Nelson BC DFO Office

LETTER: Closure of the Nelson BC DFO Office

The Hon. Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Place de Ville, Tower C, 29th Floor, 330 Sparks Street

Otatwa, Ontario, K1A 0N5

RE:  Closure of the Nelson BC DFO Office

Dear Minister:

I write to bring to your attention concerns that are being voiced by local residents and elected officials about the closure of the Nelson, BC DFO Office and the re-assignment or loss of staff biologists here. 

Frustrated Uphill residents plead with city to fix three-decade-old electrical problem

Frustrated Uphill residents plead with city to fix three-decade-old electrical problem

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

After the thunderstorm on July 20, we, in the small area of Uphill near Robson and Hall Streets, are wondering, once again, why no one at the City Electrical Department was aware that ourpower didn't come back on when the rest of the City's power was restored. 

We and our neighbours within this very small grid (approximately 10 - 12 homes) were without power for at least 24 hours.

Hazard mapping to prevent landslides sorely need in BC.

Hazard mapping to prevent landslides sorely need in BC.

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

The Perry Ridge Water Users Association extends their sincere condolences to the victims of the Johnsons Landing landslide.

Our Association has tracked landslides in the Kootenays for close to 30 years, using the expertise of Frank Baumann P. Eng,  Dr. June Ryder, P. Geo,the late Dr. Tony Salway, Terrain Specialist, Trevor Jones, Engineer and Allen Isaacson, Hydrologist.

LETTER: Proposed federal riding boundary changes need local discussion

LETTER: Proposed federal riding boundary changes need local discussion

Dear Editor:

I am writing about hearings that are to be held in our area with respect to the way the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has decided to divide up the province between Members of Parliament.

Hearings in our area are scheduled for Nelson on October 2, 2012 and Castlegar on October 3, 2012. None are scheduled for Trail.