Commentary

Photo from David Suzuki Foundation
by Contributor on Apr 16 2015 - 5:44pm

By David Suzuki

Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and coal burning. Schools and workplaces regularly shut down when pollution exceeds hazardous levels. People have exchanged paper and cotton masks for more elaborate, filtered respirators. Cancer has become the leading cause of death in the city and throughout the country.

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Pass Creek Winter Celebration a hit

Among the dignitaries at the event was Santa Claus, who said he plans to be back for next year's event.

Hello Pass Creek Residents and community supporters;
What an amazing Winter Celebration for the Pass Creek Community.
• More than 120 people attended the event, with more than 40 families and 46 kids visiting Santa;
• 96 wooden ornaments were decorated to take home;
• 147 food items collected for Christmas hampers (est. $300 value);
• Over 40 new and used children’s books were collected for local Christmas food hampers;

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

How we come to these moments in local political history…

On the one hand we have a member of our honourable Grand Forks city council declaring in a public forum on the night of Dec. 5th: “If glyphosate shows up in your urine, it is certainly an indication your body is processing it adequately.” Absolutely brilliant on the part of Coun. Gary Smith! Be it said glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Monsanto antibiotic Round-Up.

'Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man'

'Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man'

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man.

A horrible crash at the height of his amazing snowboarding carreer has left him brain injured yet thoughtful, honest and more realistic than most of us who have never faced such highs and lows.

Last (Thursday) night at the Civic Theatre screening of The Crash Reel, he spoke with dignity and respect about his family, his competitors, his sponsors and the world of extreme sport.

Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools pens letter to parents

Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools pens letter to parents

November 29, 2013

To Our SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community

This letter is to follow up from the one I sent to you dated August 29, 2013. I have no doubt that you have been hearing in the media about the current state of our District’s negotiations relative to the CUPE collective agreement. The purpose of this message is to advise you that recently CUPE Local 748 has reaffirmed their strike mandate.

COMMENT: B.C.’s multicultural society is a crucial tie to international trade

Hon. Teresa Watt

Our province has created deep historical, cultural and business ties with countries around the world enabling us to create strong trading partnerships and diversify our markets. Each year B.C. welcomes close to 40,000 new immigrants because we recognize the importance of the wide-range of social and economic benefits associated with multiculturalism.

Putting the 'community' in Community Harvest Food Bank

Putting the 'community' in Community Harvest Food Bank

Dear Community Members:

It is that time of year again when the Community Harvest Food Bank makes it appeal to the greater community.

LETTER: Mule deer populations struggle outside of GF

LETTER: Mule deer populations struggle outside of GF

A recent poll in the city of Invermere overwhelmingly supported a deer cull but as expected the much larger question was ignored -- the future of the mule deer.

My Remembrance Day quandary

My Remembrance Day quandary

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Remembrance Day this year put me in a terrible, conflicted quandary. I really couldn't figure out what to do.

I think Remembrance Day is important, in its original sense of remembering the terrible sacrifices and pain of war. It came out of World War I, the war to end wars, and I think the key message was: Lest we forget! Never again!

LETTER: A nursing student's plea to allow people to die with dignity

LETTER: A nursing student's plea to allow people to die with dignity

Dear Editor,

It was a cool February day when I was forced to play the role of God and make one of the toughest decisions of my life: to end my cat’s pain and suffering through euthanasia. Having had a very special bond with animals all my life, this was not a decision I took lightly.