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Letters to the Editor

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.

by Letters to the editor on 11 December 2016 - 11:56am

To The Editor:

The survey that the government has invited all households to take part in, has been designed to confuse and ultimately dodge the vital issue of fair voting (proportional representation) in Canada.

The postcard invites Canadians to take part in the national "conversation" on...

by Letters to the editor on 4 December 2016 - 12:26pm

To The Editor:

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

According to this article, Morgan Dehnel, president of the Nelson University...

by Letters to the editor on 22 November 2016 - 8:14pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 17 November 2016 - 6:41am

To The Editor:

Did you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm after changing the clocks back for Daylight Saving Time? With apologies to Saskatchewan residents, who do not adjust their clocks, safety advocates have often repeated this handy mnemonic device as an easy way to remember that batteries in smoke alarms must be replaced twice a year.


by Letters to the editor on 7 November 2016 - 2:37pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 31 October 2016 - 9:03pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 26 October 2016 - 8:35pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 20 October 2016 - 8:44pm

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...