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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 26 October 2016 - 8:35pm

To The Editor:

Last week, we learned that the Paris climate agreement will go into effect in November after the EU formally joined the accord, making it a reality.

Concurrently, PM Trudeau announced the approval of the vast new LNG project for the BC coast, which flies in the face of Canada’s Paris commitments. It defies the arithmetic of climate change...

by Letters to the editor on 20 October 2016 - 8:44pm

To The Editor:

The clock has been ticking on the need for action on climate change. Please do what you can to bring this issue to the forefront in our community.

Canada should cut carbon emissions by one-third within a decade to keep the promises we made at the December UN climate conference in Paris.

The extreme weather-related...

by Letters to the editor on 18 October 2016 - 7:37pm

To The Editor:

In response to the Liberal approval of the northwest LNG proposal, I feel a need to remind our leaders of their campaign and post-election promises to respond responsibly to the climate changes we face.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna,made internationally binding commitments to cut carbon...

by Letters to the editor on 13 October 2016 - 7:40pm

To The Editor:

Once again the Conservatives are largely responsible for the continuing inhumane treatment of animals in Canada. Only two Conservative MP's were capable of recognizing animal sentience with a yes vote for Bill C-246 which was an attempt to improve animal welfare.

Not only does this show a disregard for animal cruelty, it is also a complete...

by Letters to the editor on 29 September 2016 - 7:55pm

To The Editor:

The deadline to give your public input on our new voting system is October 7th. If you have not yet had your say, this is the time

Why is it important?

You  may feel that electoral reform is about as interesting as watching...

by Letters to the editor on 29 September 2016 - 6:59pm

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Since this time, we have seen a...

by Letters to the editor on 27 September 2016 - 8:00pm

To The Editor:

The Canadian public is faced with the most important political decision of our time. The Federal Government is know deciding on whether our not to change our voting system and is inviting public input on this decision.

Our ability to vote and be fairly represented is at the core of our democratic rights. The current system we are using (...

by Letters to the editor on 25 September 2016 - 2:36pm

To The Editor:

Last week, Trudeau’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told CTV that the Liberal government is sticking with (former Prime Minister Stephen) Harper’s embarrassing, science-free climate targets.

These are targets she herself has previously referred to as “unambitious” and “the floor, not the ceiling” of what Canada should be doing....

by Letters to the editor on 18 September 2016 - 12:41pm

To The Editor:

Larry Hall, president of the East Kootenay Hunters Association, states that the East Kootenay now has 7,500-8,000 elk, down from 30,000.  MLA Bill Bennett agrees with Hall and then adds the diversion of wolves and bears as well as urban voters who don’t hunt.

Historically, at least half of the Rocky Mountain elk in BC have resided in the...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...