Commentary

Want actual facts about climate change? They're available.
by David Suzuki on Mar 21 2017 - 7:09pm

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental arguments not coated with a scientific sheen.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Former Librarian offers solution to NUC library collection conundrum

Letter: Former Librarian offers solution to NUC library collection conundrum

To The Editor:

Re: “Overdue at the Library(Nelson Daily, 29 November 2016) — following, “Lakeside Place gets provincial funding nod from BC Housing”)

LETTER: Senior services sorely lacking

LETTER: Senior services sorely lacking

Dear Editor,

On behalf of a large concerned group of students and local community members, it has come to our attention that there is a lack of senior support financially in the Kootenays, let alone across the province.

The local Senior outreach and support program (SOS) under the Castlegar district community services that has made an incredible difference in our local community, and their funding have been cut as of April 2017.

Letter: Squashed like a bug

Letter: Squashed like a bug

To The Editor:                          

Regarding the mayors recent article putting Nelson in the top 10 of North American cities moving into the high speed digital internet world. 

Anyone in the technical field knew the city couldn't play in the sandbox with Telus or Shaw.  When I first heard of this I said when the big boys come to town they will be squashed like a bug. They have just been squashed.

LETTERS: Rebels executive needs more accountability

LETTERS: Rebels executive needs more accountability

Dear Editor/Public:

During the last year I have been asking questions of the Castlegar Hockey Society's executive (Rebel executive). I attended the AGM, became a Member in Good Standing and have continued to ask questions, which is my right and my obligation, to make sure this executive is acting in a responsible manner.

I have asked for clarification on items, I have asked that they keep a complete and accurate recording of all meetings and I have asked for documents pertaining to contracts signed on behalf of the membership.

Letter: Keep your Smoke Alarm Firing on all Cylinders

Safety advocates have often thought that changing clock for Daylight Savings is an easy way to remember that batteries in smoke alarms must be replaced twice a year.

To The Editor:

Letter: The Good News of Climate Action Economics

Letter: The Good News of Climate Action Economics

To The Editor:

The Paris Agreement on climate change garnered enough signatories, and went into force Friday.  Economists see it as a framework for cooperation among countries, those not pulling their weight may suffer penalties such as trade sanctions. Meanwhile, some astute multinational corporations are already seeing the positive economic benefits of climate action.

Letter: Is the RDCK planning to repeal this tax increase

Letter: Is the RDCK planning to repeal this tax increase

To The Editor:

I was pleased to attend the opening of the newly renovated pool at the Nelson and District Community Complex recently.

The facility is gorgeous and the staff did a really great job in getting it completed.  I and my family look forward to years of uninterrupted use.  Before the ceremony started every person was handed an information sheet with frequently asked questions on it. 

The second last question was about funding and I will quote the question and answer directly. 

Letter: Time running out on finding renewable energy

Letter: Time running out on finding renewable energy

To The Editor:

Last week, we learned that the Paris climate agreement will go into effect in November after the EU formally joined the accord, making it a reality.

Concurrently, PM Trudeau announced the approval of the vast new LNG project for the BC coast, which flies in the face of Canada’s Paris commitments. It defies the arithmetic of climate change, a calculus that strengthens with each week of emerging science.

Letter: Clock is ticking

Letter: Clock is ticking

To The Editor:

The clock has been ticking on the need for action on climate change. Please do what you can to bring this issue to the forefront in our community.

Canada should cut carbon emissions by one-third within a decade to keep the promises we made at the December UN climate conference in Paris.

The extreme weather-related events in our community are only the tip of the iceberg when considering all the floods, fires, storms and drought that we are in-for.

Doug Jamieson

Letter: Reminder to our Federal political leaders following LNG approval

Letter: Reminder to our Federal political leaders following LNG approval

To The Editor:

In response to the Liberal approval of the northwest LNG proposal, I feel a need to remind our leaders of their campaign and post-election promises to respond responsibly to the climate changes we face.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna,made internationally binding commitments to cut carbon emissions and transition our country to a clean 21st-century economy powered by renewable energy.

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