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LETTER: An open letter to Mayor Taylor
by Contributor on Apr 4 2014 - 12:17pm

This open letter to Mayor Brian Taylor was submitted by Grand Forks resident Julia Butler. 

Dear Mayor Taylor

At the council meeting on March 10, I presented council with a letter from Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development stating, “I assure you that the Province of British Columbia does not require local governments to build new assets before applying for funding. You commented on the installation of water meters,...”  

Letters to the Editor

Marking a period of Remembrance honours the past, present and future

Marking a period of Remembrance honours the past, present and future

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Once again Remembrance Day will soon be upon us.

A time for Canadians of all ages to remember the more than one hundred thousand fellow citizens who fought, bled and died protecting our freedoms along with the countless others who have served our country.

LETTER: Fortis replies to gas marketer letter

LETTER: Fortis replies to gas marketer letter

Dear Editor,

This is a response to one of your readers expressing concerns regarding the Customer Choice program and the role of gas marketers.

LETTER: Fortis came in like a Lamb but turning out to be a Lion

LETTER: Fortis came in like a Lamb but turning out to be a Lion

Dear editor,

The nice friendly community power company that bought-out West Kootenay Power is showing us a different side. They are walking out on the City of Trail without even saying good bye. The city of Penticton is looking for alternate power sources as Fortis is too expensive.

LETTER: Don't be taken in - gas marketers in town

LETTER: Don't be taken in - gas marketers in town

To the Editor:

A colorfully dressed man named Raad and his associate were making calls on people’s homes in the 7000 block of 18th Street in Grand Forks last week. When he called on my uncle he said that he was “with the Access people and was there to protect buyers from rising gas prices.”

He said he could give him a guaranteed rated for the next five years. My uncle was skeptical but found the man to be assertive that he knew what he was doing and was very positive about his “good company.”

Reader concerned about nature and extent of mental illness and addictions in BC

Reader concerned about nature and extent of mental illness and addictions in BC

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our Province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive --- or, more often, fail to receive.

Nelson Area Society for Health chairperson urges public to get involved

Nelson Area Society for Health chairperson urges public to get involved

Editor, The Nelson Daily:
 
This is an open letter to asking the BC Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson's February 2012 Report "The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2)". 

After hearing Ombudsperson, Kim Carter, speak on September 12th, we are most impressed with the scope and thoroughness of this investigation. 

LETTER: As winter approaches, are our highways safe enough?

LETTER: As winter approaches, are our highways safe enough?

Dear editor,

I have previously written about the state of our roads and highways, especially after my family was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in January last year.  Luckily, they walked away with minor injuries but the effects psychologically have lasted much longer.

CUPE 2262 members in Nelson still without a contract

CUPE 2262 members in Nelson still without a contract

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC) continue to seek a fair and reasonable collective agreement as rotating strike action continues this week in Nelson.

The goal of the job action, says CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette, is to put pressure on the Regional District while causing as little disruption as possible to Nelson residents and NDCC users.

Research work being conducted on the Kokanee Shoal Spawners

Research work being conducted on the Kokanee Shoal Spawners

Editor, The Nelson Daily

You are likely familiar with the brilliant red color that the kokanee salmon turn in the fall when they are spawning in creeks and rivers in the area. Did you know that kokanee can also be found spawning on the beaches of some of our lakes?

These are kokanee that are called “shoal spawners”, and are found scattered throughout the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

Labour Day message from B.C. Fed

Labour Day message from B.C. Fed

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The origins of Labour Day in Canada trace back 140 years to 1872 and a parade held in support of a Toronto union's strike for a 58-hour work week.  Back then, union activity was illegal in Canada and 24 workers were jailed for their role in the strike.

An outcry of support and rally on September 3 of 1873 led Prime Minister John A. MacDonald to commit to repealing the law banning union activity, helping to lay the groundwork for real progress for working people.