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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 10 February 2019 - 7:30am

To The Editor:

Compost comment: I see the City of Nelson Council is discussing whether tojoin in the RDCK compost collection program which prompts me to write.

I have been composting for about 15 years in my garden. It started with four pallets lashed together and has grown. I turn out enough compost yearly to have not needed to purchase any for a...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2019 - 8:26pm

To The Editor:

Dear Michelle Mungall:

As a constituent, I don't feel represented by you as my MLA or by Premier John Horgan. Even though it's become almost routine to break election promises in Canadian politics, it is not acceptable.

Humanity is fighting for its very survival in the face of extreme climate disruption. We...

by Letters to the editor on 5 February 2019 - 8:42pm

To The Editor:

At the last city council meeting councillor Rik Logtenberg said he wants the city to declare a Climate Emergency.

We could all save ourselves a lot of money by sending this councillor and others who think like this to Africa.

Having recently returned from Africa, population over 1 billion which includes Tanzania and Uganda the...

by Letters to the editor on 31 January 2019 - 7:48pm

To The Editor:

While the focus is on the extravagant, and alleged illegal, spending  by two top minor officials at the BC Legislature, everyone is  overlooking the fact that according to the BC Comptroller General, the cost of running the Legislature and paying our MLAs has jumped  from $6.4 million per MLA in 2004/05 to $17.7 million per MLA in  2018/19.

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by Letters to the editor on 29 January 2019 - 8:47pm

To The Editor:

“Today (Wednesday) is Bell ‘Let’s Talk Day’ which encourages people to have conversations about mental health to raise awareness and reduce stigma. Last Friday, the annual report from BC’s Provincial Health Officer found that the province is falling behind the rest of the country when it comes to mental health.

“The report found that...

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