Commentary

OP/ED: On Robin Williams, mental health, and us
by Kyra Hoggan on Aug 12 2014 - 2:34pm

I’ve reached that truly crappy age when it seems like every day brings with it the death of another childhood icon – but that’s not so bad for me, as I’ve never been one to follow Hollywood buzz. Until recently, I thought a Kardashian was a fictional Star Trek species (and I remain unconvinced that I was far off base on that). I’m far more likely to be star-struck by the likes of Arun Gandhi and Stephen Lewis than I am to have any notion or interest in what Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan are doing.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links.

LETTER: US shutdown should push Canada toward proportional representation

LETTER: US shutdown should push Canada toward proportional representation

Dear Editor.

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority government after another.

LETTER: Colonial-style governments to blame for government failure

LETTER: Colonial-style governments to blame for government failure

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority government after another.

DWA calls for negotiations for longterm logging plan

DWA calls for negotiations for longterm logging plan

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Logging activities concern all who live in the Six Mile North Shore area
for potentially many years to come. 

BC Nurses Union urges IH to look at alternative solutions to Kaslo Hospital

BC Nurses Union urges IH to look at alternative solutions to Kaslo Hospital

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce Emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities which are serviced by Kaslo. 

LETTER: Councillor defends Pride attendance

LETTER: Councillor defends Pride attendance

Editor's Note: This letter is in response to a missive sent to the Castlegar News by a local resident, in which the resident condemns three city councillors for their attendance representing Castlegar at Nelson's Gay Pride event last summer:

Dear Mr. Kemperman,

Consulting Foresters of BC encourage the Duhamel Watershed Alliance to continue public review process

Consulting Foresters of BC encourage the Duhamel Watershed Alliance to continue public review process

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am writing on behalf of the Consulting Foresters of BC, who have members who live and work in the Kootenay Region, to express unease that the Duhamel Watershed Alliance are learning how to take nonviolent
action as a means of halting Kalesnikoff Lumber’s logging plans (Nelson Star - September 5).

Worried for the wrong reasons

Worried for the wrong reasons

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Last Friday’s Nelson Star carried an article featuring Area F director Ron Mickel expressing his concern regarding the risks to residents (homeowners, businesses, and schools) on the fan of Duhamel Creek associated with logging activities currently underway in the watershed.

Mr. Mickel cites the recent occurrence of damaging floods and landslides in the region this spring as the justification for residents to be worried about the impact of slides in their watershed.

Canada not third world country, but our health care may be

Canada not third world country, but our health care may be

Editor, The Nelson Daily

LETTER: Trail city councillor speaks to lack of Gay Pride events in city

LETTER: Trail city councillor speaks to lack of Gay Pride events in city

Letter to the Editor:

This week is Gay Pride Week in the Kootenays. This is a celebration of love and understanding to millions of people worldwide and, in many cases, the acknowledgment of equal rights for LGBT couples. I am afraid to say that I
have been remiss in my duties as a councillor as I did not bring up the topic
at the last City Council meeting. As such the city of Trail has no proclamation going into this week recognizing this event, an issue I hope to correct in our first meeting in September, even if it is retroactive.