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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 25 August 2019 - 4:10pm

To The Editor:

Dear Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynn:

I'm part of a group of people who are profoundly concerned about climate change. Many of us worked on the proportional representation campaign, and have been involved with the Green Party or the NDP or both in the past.

I implore you to put the climate crisis ahead of partisanship...

by Letters to the editor on 19 August 2019 - 9:18am

To The Editor:

I find the reasons for the glyphosate ban being forwarded by the RDCK bothmisguided and misleading.

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson stated in 2018 that reforested areas were being sprayed to kill back broadleaf species and give conifers a chance to establish themselves. He further stated that the Ministry is producing hardier conifers that...

by Letters to the editor on 14 August 2019 - 4:02pm

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

On behalf of the City of Rossland’s council, I am writing to you to express our support for dissolving the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. The recent Court of Appeals ruling stating that no significant progress has been made on the development has given the Province a golden opportunity to re-assess the project and make some common-sense...

by Letters to the editor on 11 August 2019 - 1:11pm

To The Editor:

In the lead up to the 2019 federal election MP Wayne Stetski talks a good line on climate change, but can we rely on him to oppose BC minority NDP and federal Liberal government fossil fuel expansion policies?

When Burnaby-South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart was arrested alongside Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, in opposition to the...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2019 - 3:18pm

To The Editor:

Wish: federal parties' political hierarchies take first steps towards a cross-party climate ”war cabinet”, as suggested in the Green Party’s "Mission Possible”.

They model working together to strategically capture more seats and proportional representation, in order to deal with the Climate Crisis and ultimately also the generational...

by Letters to the editor on 9 July 2019 - 8:17pm

To The Editor:

I recently heard the difficulties of corner stores are experiencing in our city — some unable to keep doors open due to lack of business. 

Is it cost of goods or availability of product or the lack of information to the surrounding blocks of the availability of service?

Rosemont grocery recently closed and I am concerned we may lose...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2019 - 12:20pm

To The Editor:

Denmark recently had an election, prior to which 1.2 percent of the population called for a more aggressive response to the climate emergency.  Danes now have a government that has strengthened its 2030 target to reduce carbon emissions by 70% below the 1990 level.

Canada's pitiful target is 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

If 452,000...

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