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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 May 2016 - 1:52pm

To The Editor:

We live in the beautiful and struggling ecosystems of BC.  But like everywhere in the world, it is struggling because we are not outside the reaches of the changing climate.

By the end of August 2015 over 6,000 fires raged throughout BC, costing $380 million. Glaciologists tell us the local glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. 

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by Letters to the editor on 12 May 2016 - 11:01pm

To The Editor:

As you may know, the federal government has launched a review of Canada Post. It has indicated that we will all have an opportunity to provide input throughout the review by way of mail, email, social media and other means. But the main public consultation process will be conducted by a parliamentary committee between September and November of...

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 "...

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