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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 31 October 2019 - 7:14am

To The Editor:

I was part of a cross-party team that worked to elect Jenica Atwin as the first Green MP from Fredericton. We focused all our attention on providing voters with information about our candidate, our platform and what she would try to do if elected. One voter told me she really liked Jagmeet Singh, but thought that voting NDP was a wasted vote. I...

by Letters to the editor on 27 October 2019 - 5:14pm

To The Editor:

The election results are in and I have a new representative in Ottawa – at least in theory.  I understand that (Kootenay Columbia Conservative MP) Mr. (Rob) Morrison represents his Party; but I’m not sure he does me. 

Well before the election, I posted questions regarding the CPC’s climate policy on two of Mr. Morrison’s Facebook pages:...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2019 - 7:01am

To The Editor:

A hearty congratulations to the City of Nelson for undertaking the removal of Japanese knotweed and the Kootenay Invasive Species Society in supporting their efforts.

In recent news it was...

by Letters to the editor on 14 October 2019 - 5:05am

To The Editor:

I attended the climate change forum last night at the United Church and left the gathering with the same sense of concern and urgency that I arrived with. Despite the alarms being set off by young activists like Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier, I still do not see a willingness to take bold and decisive action nor an ability to see the...

by Letters to the editor on 10 October 2019 - 6:50am

To The Editor:

Open Letter to NDP and Green Party Senior Staffers,

Only when the NDP and the Greens Collaborate on strategic voting on a riding by riding basis, will I believe that principles are trumping partisanship. The science tells us that we are clearly at, or past irreversible tipping points re: the 6th great...

by Letters to the editor on 7 October 2019 - 6:20am

To The Editor:

In the words of Greta Thunberg: “how dare you pretend you are fit to govern!” For most of the last thirty-two years we have lived in this community, one or sometimes two of you political parties have held office at a provincial and federal level. Yet the best you can do in this election is point fingers at each other and make empty promises that...

by Letters to the editor on 30 September 2019 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

Dear Nelson City Police and Nelson By-Law officers:

On the September 20 youth-led Climate Strike, during which about 1500 people packed Nelson's downtown streets - at times blocking traffic for a few minutes - I witnessed some very good work by Nelson City Police and By-law officers. As I had volunteered to...

by Letters to the editor on 29 September 2019 - 7:15am

To the Editor,

The Fridays For the Future youth strike last Friday was inspiring. Around the world, millions of youth and their supporters marched and demanded real climate action from the adults. By ‘real action’ I assume the youth mean action that avoids the forecasted global catastrophe and delivers the Paris Accord goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C...

by Letters to the editor on 17 September 2019 - 6:25am

To the Editor:

My trust in politicians is slipping with every election.

There are many reasons for this. One topical reason is the description of the so called ‘Trudeau carbon tax’ by critics or opponents in recent election campaigns and currently in our federal election campaign.

The descriptions given by politicians like Sheer, Ford and Kenney...

by Letters to the editor on 9 September 2019 - 10:57am

To The Editor:

Any day now the BCUC will rule on whether rural Nelson hydro customers will be paying more for power than city customers.

There is a clause in the Community Charter that says councillors can be held personally financially accountable. Might this apply to what I am presenting below?

Nelson hydro's bylaw says they will not purchase...