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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 September 2016 - 7:55pm

To The Editor:

The deadline to give your public input on our new voting system is October 7th. If you have not yet had your say, this is the time

Why is it important?

You  may feel that electoral reform is about as interesting as watching...

by Letters to the editor on 29 September 2016 - 6:59pm

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.

Since this time, we have seen a...

by Letters to the editor on 27 September 2016 - 8:00pm

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.

Our ability to vote and be fairly represented is at the core of our democratic rights. The current system we are using (...

by Letters to the editor on 25 September 2016 - 2:36pm

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....

by Letters to the editor on 18 September 2016 - 12:41pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 30 August 2016 - 10:07pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 28 August 2016 - 6:26pm

To The Editor:

The latest city newsletter is showing comparison rates for electricity.  


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.   


by Letters to the editor on 21 August 2016 - 7:48am

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,...

by Letters to the editor on 16 August 2016 - 8:42pm

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...