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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 12 April 2018 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

I find it very disgusting that big business continues to manipulate public opinion with there ill gotten fortunes.

Newspaper, T.V., social media campaigns, are easy for these mega rich companies; and used to manipulate the general public. Health Care is particularly vulnerable to uncompassionate corporations who profit ammensley on the...

by Letters to the editor on 10 April 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Asking if pain killers should taste like candy seems like a ridiculous question doesn't it?

Until recently, every pain killer I have taken for my arthritis has not had a very good taste and I thought nothing of it. I bought a bottle of acetaminophen in a local drugstore with the store brand name Atoma. It is manufactured by Laboratoires...

by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2018 - 8:50am

To The Editor:

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society Board of Directors, Organization, Coaching Staff, Players and Fans would like to send our utmost sincere condolences to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Organization, of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

This tragedy hits to the core foundation of all involved in hockey and its fabric within Canada.

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by Letters to the editor on 5 April 2018 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

When I use the terms: fee, tax and price, there is always money involved; but the context varies.  When we pay the price of a dozen eggs – it is clear what the money is for.  Similarly, a fee is often attached to a service such as having others deal with my waste at the Transfer Site. 

A tax has a different rationale.  Whether governments...

by Letters to the editor on 3 April 2018 - 3:12pm

To The Editor:

The release (March 29th, 2018) of a public report by the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) into the fatal police-involved shooting (near Slocan) that occurred in October 2014, raises a number of concerns.

While...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Recently, I sent a letter to Minister Michelle Mungall asking that subsidies to the fossil fuel sector be eliminated.  Some time later, a letter from her office informed me that there are no subsidies – no public money is paid to the fossil fuel sector; but rather “targeted royalty programs”.  With the announcement on March 22nd that...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2018 - 6:38am

To The Editor:

In October of 2017, the City of Victoria called for “climate accountability” from the fossil fuel sector.  Most of us understand that we are all accountable for our pollution emissions.  Putting a price on carbon pollution is one step in that accountability journey.

With about 30 percent of carbon emissions coming from the fossil fuel...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2018 - 12:24pm

To the Editor,

I wanted to follow up on your February 28, 2018 article (Some good news from Teck. And other things to consider) and provide some additional context for your readers on the extensive work Teck has underway to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

Selenium is a naturally-occurring element throughout the environment, the release of which can be...

by Letters to the editor on 2 March 2018 - 7:53am

To The Editor:

Last week turning at the junction onto the steep icy Cedar Street's one way street system from Silica to Vernon St., I encountered a grey Toyota SUV speeding up the wrong way. I had to brake hard, skidded, missing the vehicle by a few inches. This is the second time I've met a vehicle coming up the same hill recently. A few days ago, a...

by Letters to the editor on 27 February 2018 - 8:31pm

To The Editor:

Kinder Morgan may promise jobs in the short term, but will never guarantee clean-up for a tar-spill on the coast, or along the pipeline.

Ms. Notley's braggadocio sounds as conservative as B.C.'s former Liberals under Christy Clark. How can that be, given Ms. Notley's leadership in the NDP, a party that has stood for protection of...

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