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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 18 October 2016 - 7:37pm

To The Editor:

In response to the Liberal approval of the northwest LNG proposal, I feel a need to remind our leaders of their campaign and post-election promises to respond responsibly to the climate changes we face.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna,made internationally binding commitments to cut carbon...

by Letters to the editor on 13 October 2016 - 7:40pm

To The Editor:

Once again the Conservatives are largely responsible for the continuing inhumane treatment of animals in Canada. Only two Conservative MP's were capable of recognizing animal sentience with a yes vote for Bill C-246 which was an attempt to improve animal welfare.

Not only does this show a disregard for animal cruelty, it is also a complete...