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by Rossland Telegraph on Apr 26 2017 - 12:39pm

To further our understanding of what's accelerating climate change, here's a brand-new report from the David Suzuki Foundation about leaking of methane from fracking and other fossil fuel extraction being much greater than reported by industry and government, and how it has been measured, and why it's scary:

Methane emissions much higher than reported, threaten climate and GHG reduction targets

Letters to the Editor

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Letter: Most important political decision of our time

Letter: Most important political decision of our time

To The Editor:

The Canadian public is faced with the most important political decision of our time. The Federal Government is know deciding on whether our not to change our voting system and is inviting public input on this decision.

Letter: Growing concern over the environment

Letter: Growing concern over the environment

To The Editor:

Last week, Trudeau’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told CTV that the Liberal government is sticking with (former Prime Minister Stephen) Harper’s embarrassing, science-free climate targets.

These are targets she herself has previously referred to as “unambitious” and “the floor, not the ceiling” of what Canada should be doing.

This comes from a government elected on promises to tackle the climate crisis and undo Harper’s destructive climate legacy.

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.

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