Back to top

Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2021 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

School District 8 Kootenay Lake does not own the Central school building that houses Wildflower school, or the land that it sits on.

A legal document, verified by a Nelson lawyer, and dated June 28, 1902, stipulates that the Province of British Columbia gave The Corporation of the City of Nelson “to have and to hold the said parcel...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2021 - 7:12am

To The Editor:

The report came out last week that in 2019 Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions went up. Again. Canada has failed in all its commitments to reduce emissions. As long as emissions are going up we haven’t even started. These are the crucial last years to back away from global disaster, and Canada is still going the wrong way.

It really is an...

by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2021 - 1:35pm

To The Editor:

Wildflower School is a thriving multi-age school from Kindergarten to Grade 9 that operates within the public system.

It is a program of choice, focused on innovative and social-emotional learning that has served the Nelson community for nearly 20 years. Unfortunately, SD8 senior staff does not recognize the value of this education model...

by Letters to the editor on 13 April 2021 - 1:16pm

To The Editor:

On Tuesday, Nelson City Council will make a decision whether the 300-block of Victoria Street will become a parking lot for buses, a transit exchange. I’m opposed to this.

Many of the people most directly affected by this decision (home- and property-owners, businesses, service providers) have expressed frustration with the public...

by Letters to the editor on 9 April 2021 - 5:49am

To The Editor:

Open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

I am deeply distressed with the decisions your government has made and is continuing to make on old growth logging in BC. Fairy Creek is currently the contentious area, but other areas have and will follow...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2021 - 3:04pm
Open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

I am deeply distressed with the decisions your government has made and is continuing to make on old growth logging in BC. Fairy Creek is currently the contentious area, but other areas have and will follow...

by Letters to the editor on 28 February 2021 - 8:30am

To The Editor:

This is to commend (The Nelson Daily) for his article on the rallies across BC on Monday (February 22, 2021).

In an era in which freedom of speech and freedom of the press are increasingly rare phenomena, it is heartwarming to see a (online) newspaper that until now has mostly stuck to the mainstream narrative, making room for...

by Letters to the editor on 16 February 2021 - 11:27am

An Open Letter to Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Katrine Conroy:

Dear Minister Conroy,

Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. We hope you will usher in considerable change from the former destructive...

by Letters to the editor on 16 February 2021 - 8:13am

To The Editor:

The new NDP majority government campaigned on an election promise to implement all 14 of the old growth review panel recommendations, which was received in April.

One of those recommendations was to ban logging in at-risk old growth forests within 6 months. These deferrals are overdue – they should have been implemented by the...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2021 - 8:49am

To The Editor:

Open letter to the Saturday mask and pandemic protesters,

I saw you walking up and down Baker St. on Saturday and wanted to let you know that you scare me. I am 8 months pregnant and the last thing I want is to catch COVID-19 only to slip into a coma while in labour or die as other pregnant women have. While these cases...

Pages