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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 11 June 2018 - 1:43pm

Canadian democracy is not a matter of fairness. Since European invasion, Canada has had 200 years of colonial autocracy, then 50 years of elections without votes for women, and an additional 50 years without votes for Indigenous people. In every form democracy has taken since Confederation, it has been used to defend the interests of capital – the ultra-rich – over that of Indigenous people...

by Letters to the editor on 11 June 2018 - 8:12am

To the Editor:

The reaction from electoral reform opponents to last week's report by Attorney General David Eby was as swift as predictable: “The deck is stacked!” and “it's too complicated!” But is that really true? We find it normal that governments make many important decisions without holding a referendum, but now that we, the voters get to make the...

by Letters to the editor on 1 June 2018 - 6:21am

To The Editor:

Local Kootenayites for proportional representation are feeling optimistic with Attorney-General David Eby's announcement of the referendum question.

“It’s great to have a clear and fair question for the referendum. Now we can get to work on reaching as many voters as possible in our community over the next six months,” says Ann Remnant,...

by Letters to the editor on 29 May 2018 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

We are in opposition to N.W. Mtn. Experience - File# 4405891 and Retallack - File# 4405893 proposed for the St. Mary Valley. Applications such as these are rushed through the system, with no careful consideration of the short or long term implications.

Both proposals fall into the no aerial traffic/ limited development zone defined...

by Letters to the editor on 24 May 2018 - 1:26pm

To The Editor:

FortisBC has been a part of the coordinated emergency response to flooding throughout the province and is working proactively to minimize customer and environmental impact, mitigate damage to our systems in the communities where we operate, and ensure the safety of residents and FortisBC employees.  This year’s snowpack, which was over 150 per...

by Contributor on 22 May 2018 - 9:32am
Dear Editor
When driving into Trail from Columbia Gardens/Waneta I am always awed at the beautiful Rossland Range. Normally, I don’t think much beyond the view, except to note the increasing white patches (clear cuts) on the landscape.
Recently, I learned that Red Mountain Resorts was approved by Rossland City Council, to build 10 cabins near Paradise Lodge on...
by Letters to the editor on 14 May 2018 - 2:44pm

To The Editor:

I was once at a rather large house party, when the collective hunger cried for pizza. 

The host graciously took pencil and paper to survey the guests on their pizza preferences.  It turned out that 30 percent wanted salami and cheese, 25 percent veggie, 25 percent spinach and feta with 20 percent asking for Hawaiian. 

At a glance,...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2018 - 5:24pm

To The Editor:

I would like to respond to this proposal for recreational use of a large area of wilderness, south of the Purcell Wilderness Area. 

The impacts of this proposal need to be carefully considered.  Our Crown land is a Public Trust that requires care and respect for all living things and future generations as well. This proposal would see...

by Letters to the editor on 29 April 2018 - 7:00am

To The Editor:

Recently, the Fraser Institute released a study that stated Canada’s environmental performance was among the top 10 high-income countries in the world. A news release about the study was published on TheNelsonDaily.com.

The report said...

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2018 - 2:02pm

To The Editor:

I was appalled to hear that the Prime Minister intends to provide a Texas extraction company with billions of tax dollars to foist their dirty pipeline on a reluctant province. 

First of all, the Trudeau government has no such mandate.  This government pledged to be a proactive partner in the fight against climate change and to engage in...

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