Commentary

OPINION: The Trouble With CETA and Faith-based 'Reality'
by Murray Dobbin on Nov 25 2016 - 2:06pm

"Sweep away the community of honest brokers in America [and] we'll be left with a culture and public dialogue based on assertion rather than authenticity, on claim rather than fact."

-- U.S. journalist Ron Suskind, 2004

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

Is The US Dollar Collapsing, or is it Not? There are three schools of thought on where the US dollar is headed, some say it will be dead before Sept. 2015  is over. Some believe it is business as usual, while a third group points to the US dollar as deflating.

Now I’m a Canadian, and personally, I do not care who is right, or who is wrong. But, what I do care about, and what is abundantly clear to most  working class people, in Canada, is that back in the 1990s, good living wage  jobs came under attack, (with government help) they were dissected into  part-time jobs, and that (with government help) permanent living-wage (living  income) job creation was discontinued, and never restarted.

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

What good can come of an election, where a fraudulent, discriminatory disconnection exists between the Canadian voter, and those who Rule?

Canada, and its working class, at this moment are held in a death grip by traitorous political powers. Powers, which cannot be seen to be serving the interests of Canada’s popular majority, or providing Governance in Canada's best interests. The entire Westminster system of domination, which has been entrenched at Ottawa, and which has subordinate offices spread out, and set up in the Capital Cities of the Nation, is a totally un-democratic, and un-servile, system of Governance. Those who impose Westminster’s Imperial, top down authority, are sworn agents, and are found in middleman organizations, which we (Canadians) know as political parties.

Letter to the Editor: Questions to ask Candidates

Letter to the Editor:  Questions to ask Candidates

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking the initative in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Some provinces have in fact shown successful action on climate change.

Letter: Questioning the reasoning of the BC Premier

Letter: Questioning the reasoning of the BC Premier

To The Editor:

This week Premier Clark blamed climate change for wildfire increase in BC. 

She wants to impose “stiffer penalties” for those who cause them.

Will this apply to her government, whose support of LNG projects will lead to increased fossil fuel extraction?

The scientific journal Nature said that fossil fuel extraction must “fall to negligible levels by 2020, to avoid an increase beyond the 2 C that allows a livable planet”. 

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

LETTER: Flick your butt out the window, lose your car?

This wildfire season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory.

As of July 14, fire crews have responded to 1,083 fires throughout the province - compared to 523 at the same time a year ago. Of those fires, we know over one-third are human caused. That's 375 fires, leading to an estimated 43,718 hectares going up in flames.

Family of assault victim appreciates support during trying period

Family of assault victim appreciates support during trying period

To The Editor:

On behalf of my wife and children, we would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation to all those who helped my wife in the aftermath of the assault on her life on 8 July, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

LETTER: Thanks owed and lessons learned

Ed. Note: for the context of this letter, see full coverage by following this link.

I just want to give a huge thanks to all those who played a part in allowing me and my family to keep Chumlee and Rosie. 

I first must thank my wonderful neighbours who signed my original petition that I submitted to city council and the creation of an online petition that was signed by almost 600 people within 24 hours.  The support you showed us was amazing. 

I would like to thank the various media and social network outlets that told our story which led to the overwhelming support of this wonderful community we call home. 

Five Major Questions For The Province

Five Major Questions For The Province

To The Editor:

June 18 was a momentous date for the people of the Kootenay and British Columbia – cancellation of the Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) for Jumbo Glacier Resort must now mark the end of a decades-long struggle for the protection of one of this region’s most beloved wild places, the Jumbo Valley.
 

Letter writer questions Nelson Solar Garden project

Letter writer questions Nelson Solar Garden project

To The Editor:

Let me shed the light of reality: the report on the Nelson Solar Garden presented to Nelson Council does not paint a true picture of the idea.

Ten Reasons for a Moratorium on Oil Sands Development

 Ten Reasons for a Moratorium on Oil Sands Development

To The Editor

The June 8th addition of The Guardian tells us encouraging news “G7 leaders agree to phase our fossil fuel use by end of century”.  The European Climate Foundation described the announcement as “historic, signaling the end of the fossil fuel age”.

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