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Letters to the Editor

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.

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...

by Letters to the editor on 21 January 2019 - 7:29am

To The Editor:

At the January 7 city council meeting, the Nelson City administration recommended to councillors that recycling rates remain the same. They then casually tacked on a resolution to not participate in the RDCK’s regional composting plan. And asked councillors to vote.

For neophytes who have no experience with industrial composting systems,...

by Letters to the editor on 4 January 2019 - 10:29am

Dear Editor:  We just had a direct democracy referendum on the issue of electoral reform.
How much more democractic (the will of the people)  can  we get.  The issuewas decided by the plebians  not the aristocracy, not judges, not political parties and not politicians.
There is no way the Canadian people are going to have electoral reform pushed down their throats by a judge.   ...

by Letters to the editor on 11 December 2018 - 6:29am

To The Editor:

The advent of legalized marijuana has brought up an important issue to government and private sectors alike: the possibility of marijuana impairment in the workplace causing damage, financial loss, personal harm, or even death.

  • The RCMP have a 28-day drying out period before officers can return to active duty.
  • Airlines...
by Letters to the editor on 7 December 2018 - 6:55am

To The Editor:

I'm pleased, even uplifted, at bad news from Alberta's tar-sands industry; their product is falling in market value. The purchase of TransMountain by Trudeau for $4.5 billion has not salvaged this filthy industry. It must suffer a quick death for the sake of fighting climate change.

Tough luck, Canadian capitalists and your economics, we...

by Letters to the editor on 4 December 2018 - 7:50pm

To The Editor:

Dear:  Honourable John Horgan, Premier

Cc: Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy and Mines

From:  Climate Change Scientists and Climate Policy Experts

Date:  December 2,...

by Letters to the editor on 28 November 2018 - 7:25am

To The Editor:

It is a sign of our times that the most important political decision of our time is sitting in a ballot on our kitchen table (or misplaced in our junk mail).
We have in front of us an opportunity to change the voting system in our Province. We can remain with a system that limits choice and places decision making...
by Letters to the editor on 27 November 2018 - 7:45pm

To The Editor:

In light of the Greyhound bus lines reducing service in British Columbia, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to any people living with cancer who may be impacted by this withdrawal of service. No matter where you live, CCS is here to ensure that no Canadian has to face cancer alone.

Like other...

by Letters to the editor on 24 November 2018 - 12:28pm

To The Editor:

I am truly appreciative of all the voters who have contacted me because they are trying to figure out for themselves how they might vote in this important referendum . I voted for Proportional Representation.

Why? Because I am a Green Party supporter?


I grew up in the UK under both Conservative and Labour governments who ...