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Letters to the Editor

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...

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...

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