Commentary

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature
by David Suzuki on Jan 11 2017 - 10:41am

If you fly over a forest and look down, you’ll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun’s beneficence! Research shows we might benefit by thinking more like a forest.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Where did the elk go?

Letter: Where did the elk go?

To The Editor:

Larry Hall, president of the East Kootenay Hunters Association, states that the East Kootenay now has 7,500-8,000 elk, down from 30,000.  MLA Bill Bennett agrees with Hall and then adds the diversion of wolves and bears as well as urban voters who don’t hunt.

Historically, at least half of the Rocky Mountain elk in BC have resided in the Kootenays, which would put the province’s total number of elk currently between 15,000 to 16,000 animals. 

Letter: West Kootenay Cities help with Ride to Conquer Cancer Ride

Branwen Hainsworth . . . Thank you to everyone who donated to my Ride and who supported me!

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million raised for the Ride to Conquer Cancer this year.

Letter: Moving terminal to Queens Bay cuttting costs the chief motivation

Letter: Moving terminal to Queens Bay cuttting costs the chief motivation

To The Editor:

I am a resident of Queen’s Bay and working with my local community association. We are trying to sort out the issues around  MOTI ‘s (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) need to “address challenges around the Balfour Ferry terminal.“ 

One of their solutions is to move the ferry landing to Queen’s Bay.  Complex business to be sure, so many factors, so many opinions, lots of challenges.

Letter: Smoke and Mirrors

Letter: Smoke and Mirrors

To The Editor:

The latest city newsletter is showing comparison rates for electricity.  

Why?

They look good against all the others using coal, gas and other non renewable for the most part.  Let me show you another comparison.   Nelson should have the cheapest power in Canada; our dam makes power for 2 c/kWh selling for a 500% profit.   

Letter: How do privately owned prisons compare with privately owned senior facilities?

Letter: How do privately owned prisons compare with privately owned senior facilities?

To The Editor:

I have been trying to increase public awareness of the poor quality of care that our seniors receive in facilities with the hope that more people will raise their voices against this outrage, to our provincial government.

The Senior Advocates reports verify that the quality of care is declining due in part to insufficient training, staff levels, and therapy. And everyone seems to think that this is due to a lack of funding.

Letter: Canada Post needs us

Letter: Canada Post needs us

To The Editor:

Right now, our government is conducting a public review of Canada Post, and it's time to stop the cuts and embrace a smarter, greener, more community friendly vision for this public institution.

Canada Post belongs belongs to all Canadians, and contrary to what Harper appointees and big banks are telling us, Canada Post is profitable.

Letter: Support for gazebo to honour Chinese Communities in Nelson

Letter: Support for gazebo to honour Chinese Communities in Nelson

To The Editor:

I am writing in support of our Chinese Communities request to erect a gazebo on the northwest corner of Hall and Vernon Streets.

The Chinese were one of the mass migrations that helped build British Columbia. Unlike the Doukhobor & Japanese influxes the Chinese were less of a mass movement but rather came as individuals and have largely beeen recognized as workers to build the railways and were treated as disposable after that.

LETTER: Local postal workers union frustrated over flawed negotiations

LETTER: Local postal workers union frustrated over flawed negotiations

Dear Editor

On behalf of the women and men who process and deliver your mail and serve you at the Castlegar Post Office, I want to thank the public for your participation in the postal review and especially for your ongoing support during our difficult negotiations with Canada Post.

'Tragically Hip' Screening - to Fund Brain Cancer Research

'Tragically Hip' Screening - to Fund Brain Cancer Research

Dear Editor,

The Canadian Cancer Society is partnering with venues across Canada to host live screenings of The Tragically Hip’s concert in Kingston, Ont., on August 20. The Royal Theatre in Trail, the Element Club Bar & Grill in Castlegar and the Civic Theatre in Nelson are among the venues broadcasting the concert to Hip fans all while raising critically needed funds for brain cancer research.

Letters: Canada Child Benefit

Letters: Canada Child Benefit

To The Editor:

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