Commentary

History is going to be made in the next several weeks as an indigenous man named Rick Desautel takes on the logical machinery of the provincial government.
by Eileen Delehant... on Sep 26 2016 - 10:15am

For the next several weeks, history is being made at the Nelson, B.C. courthouse, as an indigenous man named Rick Desautel sets the love of his ancestors against the logical machinery of the provincial government. 

While this case arguing for the right of an “extinct” man to hunt in his territory may not seem to have much bearing on the Columbia River Treaty, it will likely ripple out across the profitable system of dams operating in the upper Columbia Basin.

Letters to the Editor

Op-Ed: Rail Service on Vancouver Island is Essential for Economic Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Op-Ed:  Rail Service on Vancouver Island is Essential for Economic Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

The Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts and several First Nation funders are unhappy with the lack of progress made by the Island Corridor Foundation to re-instate rail service between Victoria and Courtenay with a branch line to Port Alberni.
 

Letter: Refugees

Letter: Refugees

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.

Sadly, they have not arrived.  More to the point, we have no idea why not, when they may arrive, or what the issues facing them now may be.  

Letter: Government needs to create laws to protect water resource

Letter: Government needs to create laws to protect water resource

To The Editor:

We as Canadians need to protect our water and corporations must stop pumping it up for free so they can make a profit.

It is a valuable resource and should be respected.

Letter: Concern over right to clean water

Letter: Concern over right to clean water

To The Editor:

I live in the Kootenay region of B.C. and have recently become aware of a company that is bottling and selling the water from our mountain streams to overseas markets.

LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

Letter: Should Nelson Residents be concerned?

Letter: Should Nelson Residents be concerned?

To The Editor:
 
Nelson residents should be concerned that, by lobbying our leaders in support of the idea that our carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous climate change, groups like Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most tragic circumstances ever.
 
Debate rages in the scientific community about the causes of climate change. Scientists cannot even agree whether warming or cooling lies ahead, let alone the degree to which we affect it.

LETTER: Dear Erwin Malzer — What can you be thinking?

LETTER: Dear Erwin Malzer — What can you be thinking?

To The Editor:

Dear Erwin Malzer:

This is to register my strongest objection to your crass and anti-social decision to kill 29 jobs in Nelson and something like 70 other family supporting jobs by centralizing and PRIVATIZING this service.

What can you be thinking?

Once again we are exposed to the kind of efficiency-at-any-cost philosophy of a corporation that might make car parts.

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

Letter: Okinshaw Water Bottling Company responds to BCS press release

Letter: Okinshaw Water Bottling Company responds to BCS press release

To The Editor:

In a February 16, 2016 story on The Nelson Daily, the Blewett Conservation Society was critical of the Okinshaw Water Bottling Company.

The Okinshaw Water Bottling Company would like to respond to those concerns raised by the Blewett Conservation Society in the story and news release.

LETTER: Staff increases and personality evaluations urgently needed in senior facilities

LETTER: Staff increases and personality evaluations urgently needed in senior facilities

To the Editor:

I have been keeping track of the Senior Advocates reports which are an excellent example of extensive research that outlines all aspects of the care that our seniors are receiving in this province.

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