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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 22 March 2019 - 6:01am

To The Editor:

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced (Thursday) that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional Park and preserved from logging.

We’re grateful that the RDCK, with the help of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), has...

by Letters to the editor on 19 March 2019 - 8:16pm

To The Editor:

Otherwise normal intelligent people seem to lose all their common sense when the sun comes out. Read this and your hydro bill before the sun comes out.

The Nelson Community Solar Garden, a feelgood political project was to be fully funded by those opting in. This didn't happen and you're paying, as well as any and all future costs. You (...

by Contributor on 18 March 2019 - 1:46pm

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy. The BCPRC welcomes the strong start outlined in the plan tracking previous investments and those featured in this year’s...

by Letters to the editor on 18 March 2019 - 11:06am

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Letters to the editor on 14 March 2019 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

RE: Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou: study

Despite compelling evidence that caribou will disappear without mature forests, ...

by Letters to the editor on 11 March 2019 - 7:41am

To The Editor:

In response to a recent editorial by Minister Mungall, I direct readers to the report referred to by the Minister, which states, in a section entitled “Waneta Expansion EPA”: 

"Ultimately, this review was not able to determine why or to whom the Waneta Expansion project was important or why BC Hydro was directed to accept...

by Letters to the editor on 1 March 2019 - 6:54am

To The Editor:

This week Canadians were shocked to hear the explosive testimony of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Ms. Wilson-Raybould shared extensive details of inappropriate, and potentially illegal, pressure brought on her by the highest officials of Justin Trudeau’s government and Justin Trudeau himself – all to let a...

by Letters to the editor on 28 February 2019 - 8:08pm

To The Editor:

Our Provincial Government has notified us that invasive species of plants are the intended target of 24 chemicals to be used throughout our lands.

It is ironic that the company responsible for the use of these chemicals is known as Drinkwater.  Indeed, the water and air will not be any better because of the planned use of these chemicals...

by Letters to the editor on 18 February 2019 - 11:28am

To The Editor:

The letter from Norm Yanke about our climate crisis is awful to read, sad and dismal in its implications -- so much so that  I hesitate to comment. I want to weep at the depth of the insanity it endorses.

By his logic, no problem that is being made by other people's...

by Letters to the editor on 13 February 2019 - 7:06am

To The Editor:

Further to Norm Yanke’s Feb. 5th letter of concern about the role of city councillors, I was reminded that the City of Nelson does occupy a small part of the planet — we are part of the whole.  It seems we don’t appreciate the close relation between climate policy and...

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