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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 16 February 2017 - 7:14pm

To The Editor:

Demos, the people, Kratos, to rule, put them together and you get democracy, the people rule. Not political parties, not political leaders, but you and I, the people rule.

by Letters to the editor on 15 February 2017 - 7:38pm

An open Valentine to Justin Trudeau:

Dear Justin:

Please don't break my heart. You promised to reform Canada's voting system so that our votes would be fairly represented. A promise is a promise and there is nothing dearer to my heart that democracy. 

If you break this promise you will break my heart and I promise you that my...

by Letters to the editor on 13 February 2017 - 8:57am

To The Editor:

I happened to be in downtown Nelson recently and appreciated the huge job the City still has to do.  At the same time, I appreciate why so many people are walking on the roads – many sidewalks continue to be impassible. 

Many local residents missed the boat in not clearing successive snow falls ; but choosing to wait until the task seems...

by Letters to the editor on 9 February 2017 - 7:59pm

To The Editor:

The Liberal Government under Justin Trudeau has chosen to abandon its commitment to reform our voting system. This is something that the Canadian voting public should not take laying down.

Our voting system stands at the core of our democratic process and represents our most fundamental democratic right. Our current "first past the post"...

by Letters to the editor on 8 February 2017 - 7:39pm

To The Editor:

I am a person with a physical disability who is writing to voice my displeasure over the new garbage rules. 

These new garbage rules are whack. I understand less weight, but I am a person with a physical disability, who thankfully has nice neigbours who are willing to put out my garbage and recycling out on the morning of garbage day.

by Letters to the editor on 5 February 2017 - 1:35pm

To The Editor:

I cannot believe the new system that City Hall has instituted now with garbage pick up.

First garbage was included with my taxes and then the city decides to charge as they think that the service is not paying for itself. No proof was ever given of such a monetary loss. Now the new mode is to leave your garbage in a bag by the curb or lane...

by Letters to the editor on 2 February 2017 - 8:19pm

To The Editor:

Where is BC’s leadership on climate change? Moving first can be risky. Doubt says leaping into the clean energy economy is like coming to the edge of a mountain pool and you cry “Lets jump in!” everybody responds “Great idea!”, so you bound into the air and just before landing in the water you turn and see that nobody has followed. 

by Letters to the editor on 18 January 2017 - 7:14am

To The Editor:

Climate science makes rapid advancements while many national policies move backwards. Tragically, we have already entered the rapidly increasing phase of climate change, in which impacts increase nonlinearly. Until recently, we have been protected by the inherent strength of the environment: it can withstand a lot of punishment before it begins...

by Letters to the editor on 4 January 2017 - 8:35pm

To The Editor:

The year 2016 looks to go down as the warmest year on record. However the New Year brings reasons for optimism.

A new public opinion research survey of Canadians conducted by Abacus Data, shows 70% support a transition from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible, including half in Alberta, to cleaner, lower-carbon sources of energy....

by Letters to the editor on 21 December 2016 - 8:10pm

To The Editor:

A Christmas poem to all the Liberal MPs in Canada.

Oh Liberal MP, oh Liberal dear
Pull up a chair and lend me your ear.
My tale is short, I won't keep you long
Just a wee ask to fix a big wrong.

Twas not long ago Trudeau made clear
FPTP had had its last year.