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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 24 May 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

Open letter to Liberal Members of Parliament

May 31st is a very important day for me. I will be watching closely to see how you vote on electoral reform. 

Two years ago, Trudeau eloquently announced "We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post...

by Letters to the editor on 16 May 2017 - 7:08pm

To The Editor:

The election “results” are not yet final, but  there is a lot to learn from the process. Strong Liberal support in the past has weakened. “Green” has expanded substantially. Not a lot of change with the NDP, but significant.    Issues of housing affordability;  infrastructure – hospitals, schools; climate change and fossil fuel use, First Nations...

by Letters to the editor on 8 May 2017 - 7:57am

To The Editor:

A strategy to end strategic voting:

The political landscape in British Columbia has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember.

Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or wasting their vote all together. The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2017 - 10:37am

To the Editor:

I don’t usually write letters to the editor, but feel I must voice my opinion now.  Our current government has been cutting education and health services since they took power, closing schools and hospitals, laying off
nurses and teachers, centralizing power and encouraging privatization. 
They say there is no money, but BC is very...

by Letters to the editor on 30 April 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

When I contemplate the choices we have in  the upcoming provincial election, I must admit I get depressed. I think we need a new category on the voting ballot entitled None of the Above.

The Liberals can be characterized as sneaky taxers with a conceited attitude. They are also given to flip and smart alec sophistry instead of candid,...

by Letters to the editor on 27 April 2017 - 7:57am

To The Editor:

This is the NDP's election to lose provincially.

However, according to a Mainstreet poll, more voters in the Interior would prefer to have the Green Party hold the balance of power in the BC legislature than elect an NDP majority government. So who do we vote for in Nelson-Creston? I like Tanya Wall, based on my experience of working with...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2017 - 7:41am

To The Editor:

After much personal reflection and consideration, I will be supporting Kim Charlesworth and the Green Party of British Columbia in the provincial election on May, 9th.  I do so enthusiastically and wholeheartedly. 

Let me explain why.  

First and foremost, it begins with the candidate. Kim will be an excellent MLA who will...

by Letters to the editor on 30 March 2017 - 7:38am

To The Editor:

Nelson's new Kootenay food co-op and condo development needs a new store entrance.

I feel the entrance to the Co-op is likely illegal and is an accident waiting. The project manager for this new building and city should be asked to pay for a new entrance or create a barrier that prevents an accident.

There was very little...

by Letters to the editor on 23 March 2017 - 8:01pm

To The Editor:

More funding might help our seniors if they are in a publicly owned facility. A few more staff and maybe an extra therapist. But history shows that more funding has not improved the quality of care in "for profit" or even "non-profit" facilities.

The taxpayers shelled out more money in 2010 when the client rate was increased which...

by Letters to the editor on 12 March 2017 - 2:59pm

To The Editor:

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, democratically-elected leaders, have a similar problem with social licence.

Trudeau admits he needs it for his fossil-fuel development policies such as new pipelines. Trump does not admit -- it but he too needs social licence for many of his policies, as Nixon needed social licence in 1971 for his...