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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 28 August 2016 - 6:26pm

To The Editor:

The latest city newsletter is showing comparison rates for electricity.  


They look good against all the others using coal, gas and other non renewable for the most part.  Let me show you another comparison.   Nelson should have the cheapest power in Canada; our dam makes power for 2 c/kWh selling for a 500% profit.   


by Letters to the editor on 21 August 2016 - 7:48am

To The Editor:

I have been trying to increase public awareness of the poor quality of care that our seniors receive in facilities with the hope that more people will raise their voices against this outrage, to our provincial government.

The Senior Advocates reports verify that the quality of care is declining due in part to insufficient training,...

by Letters to the editor on 16 August 2016 - 8:42pm

To The Editor:

Right now, our government is conducting a public review of Canada Post, and it's time to stop the cuts and embrace a smarter, greener, more community friendly vision for this public institution.

Canada Post belongs belongs to all Canadians, and contrary to what Harper appointees and big banks are telling us, Canada Post is...

by Letters to the editor on 11 August 2016 - 8:20pm

To The Editor:

I am writing in support of our Chinese Communities request to erect a gazebo on the northwest corner of Hall and Vernon Streets.

The Chinese were one of the mass migrations that helped build British Columbia. Unlike the Doukhobor & Japanese influxes the Chinese were less of a mass movement but rather came as individuals and have...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2016 - 8:04am

To The Editor:

On July 20th, families across Canada will receive their first Canada Child Benefit cheque.  While certain families will receive more assistance than they have in the past, others will receive less and perhaps most concerning, families who are counting on this assistance will be shocked to learn that they potentially don’t qualify for the level of...

by Letters to the editor on 13 July 2016 - 8:45pm

To The Editor:

Nelson is in a quiet, unravelling crisis. It is easy to miss because the rest of the world has such troubles that ours can seem too tiny to see. Our crisis is the same as in other places: social, economic, political.

The perennial abyss between the rich and poor of the earth is yawning wider, and a newer feature is the disappearance of a...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2016 - 8:27pm

To the Editor:

Will the Health Ministry implement any of the recommendations made by the Senior Advocate in regard to resident on resident aggression in senior facilities?

Let's take a look at the Ministries past record of acknowledging the problems within the Senior Health Care System.

Back in 2012 the tax payers paid for an investigation...

by Letters to the editor on 3 July 2016 - 10:11am

To the Editor:

A superficial perusal of SNC Lavelin’s Balfour Ferry study would indicate that shortening the time to cross Kootenay Lake from 50 to 30 minutes and increasing the capacity of the MV Osprey by 36% in summer and 60% for the rest of the year is good value for taxpayers’ money.

Unfortunately, there is no recognition in SNC-Lavelin’s...

by Letters to the editor on 30 June 2016 - 1:29pm

To The Editor:

I’m new to the area and was curious why the local school board was planning to close Winlaw elementary school.

From what I had read it was a growing school at near capacity (seemingly opposite to that often cited case for closing a rural school - dwindling enrolment in an aging population).

Neither of the public consultations I...

by Letters to the editor on 26 June 2016 - 5:53pm

To The Editor:

I find it very disconcerting to notice that the residents of Nelson and particularly the North Shore are being so silent on the proposed ferry landing move to Queens Bay. 

They may only be looking at the study that has been published which shows there to be quite a cost savings if it is moved.  Unfortunately the study is very one sided and...