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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 21 April 2016 - 5:35pm

To The Editor:

Studies show that on average, "for profit" senior facilities in comparison to "non-profit" and publicly owned, provide the worst quality of care.

Why?

The answer is contained within a report published by the journal PLOS Medicine, due to concern over combining the care of seniors with profit.

For profit facilities...

by Jan Slomp on 6 April 2016 - 6:01pm

The Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts and several First Nation funders are unhappy with the lack of progress made by the Island Corridor Foundation to re-instate rail service between Victoria and Courtenay with a branch line to Port Alberni.
 
Rail service was historically developed for moving coal, lumber and passengers. The building of railroads was done by private...

by Letters to the editor on 20 March 2016 - 10:51am

To The Editor:

We as Canadians need to protect our water and corporations must stop pumping it up for free so they can make a profit.

It is a valuable resource and should be respected.

Without clean water humans are in trouble. It is about time the government stood up and took notice by creating laws to protect our precious resource. I am very...

by Letters to the editor on 20 March 2016 - 10:48am

To The Editor:

I live in the Kootenay region of B.C. and have recently become aware of a company that is bottling and selling the water from our mountain streams to overseas markets.

Treating water as a commody is immoral especially when our area suffered water shortages last year. We must have some laws that not only protect the quality of our water...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2016 - 12:40pm

To The Editor:
 
Nelson residents should be concerned that, by lobbying our leaders in support of the idea that our carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous climate change, groups like Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most tragic circumstances ever.
 
Debate rages in the scientific community...

by Letters to the editor on 2 March 2016 - 2:17pm

To The Editor:

Dear Erwin Malzer:

This is to register my strongest objection to your crass and anti-social decision to kill 29 jobs in Nelson and something like 70 other family supporting jobs by centralizing and PRIVATIZING this service.

What can you be thinking?

Once again we are exposed to the kind of efficiency...

by Letters to the editor on 22 February 2016 - 4:00pm

To The Editor:

In a February 16, 2016 story on The Nelson Daily, the Blewett Conservation Society was critical of the Okinshaw Water Bottling Company.

The Okinshaw Water Bottling Company would like to...

by Letters to the editor on 20 February 2016 - 7:14am

To the Editor:

I have been keeping track of the Senior Advocates reports which are an excellent example of extensive research that outlines all aspects of the care that our seniors are receiving in this province.

Then I read her news release, which gains much more attention than the actual report does. She has highlighted the rising problem of "...

by Letters to the editor on 14 February 2016 - 8:04am

To The Editor:

With the Paris Climate Agreement, leaders’ world-wide overwhelmingly accepted that human-caused climate change is real and, because the world continues to increase fossil fuel use, the need to reduce emissions is urgent.

 Why are our politicians contemplating spending billions on pipelines when the Paris commitment means 75 to 80 per cent...

by Letters to the editor on 11 February 2016 - 2:56pm

To The Editor:

Building either Kinder Morgan and/or the Energy East pipeline should be challenged from the perspective of asking why Canada is exporting oil when we are importing it as well? 

Canadians need to know why, if the cost of refining Canadian crude is so expensive, it is cheaper to purchase Middle East and other foreign oil, ship it across the...

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