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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 October 2017 - 8:19am

To The Editor:

We should not only applaud the City of Victoria for their recent call for climate accountability, but our local municipalities should join the chorus.

For far too long fossil fuel corporations have used tax payer dollars through government subsidies and externalized pollution costs to make billions in profits. Its time they join us in...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2017 - 12:34pm

To The Editor:


Local city councils in the Kootenays should follow the examples of  Victoria, Saanich and the District of the Highlands, who voted nearly unanimously to send a "Climate Accountability Letter" to 20 of the world's largest fossil fuel companies,...

by Letters to the editor on 12 October 2017 - 6:57pm

To The Editor:

Hats off to the NDP minority government for introducing legislation on electoral reform. BC will hold a mail in referendum by November 2018 following public consultation. The threshold...

by Letters to the editor on 26 September 2017 - 7:41pm

To The Editor:

With the colder weather and rain in the East Kootenay, wildfires are coming under control and plans for salvage logging are being put together quickly.

The science over the past two decades has been clear: salvage logging is risky for our natural systems and delays or even prevents ecosystem recovery. Fire salvage logging increases soil...

by Letters to the editor on 24 September 2017 - 9:27am

To The Editor:

The devastating hurricanes we witnessed in early September shouldn’t have been named after a sweet old couple like Irma and Harvey. They should be named after the true culprits:  Exxon and Chevron.

Of course there are many more culprits, 90 companies have been implicated in a recent ‘peer reviewed’ study, in the journal Climate Change. The...

by Letters to the editor on 24 September 2017 - 9:23am
To the Editor:
More than 110 countries in the world recognize their citizens' right to clean air, clear water, and safe food. Unfortunately Canada is not one of them . . .. Yet.

Last year a federal committee recommended changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) including that the federal government...
by Letters to the editor on 12 September 2017 - 8:05pm

To The Editor:

"Water is life" — H. McSwan Glade Watershed Protection Society editorial June 2017 Valley Voice.

Concerned about industrial logging in their source of water citizens of Glade BC filed a section 29 under the Drinking Water Protection Act (DWPA) with the BC's Interior Health Authority. They should not have wasted their time....

by Letters to the editor on 20 August 2017 - 3:45pm

To The Editor:

Dear Nelson:

I love your city.  My wife and two kids have been visiting Nelson for the past six years.  We come up every summer from Los Angeles to enjoy your truly one-of-a-kind town. 

We love swimming in Kootenay Lake, floating down the Slocan River, eating out on Baker Street, morning coffee at Oso Negro, after supper binges at...

by Letters to the editor on 15 August 2017 - 7:04am

To The Editor:

Thank you Nelson!

The LV Rogers 50th anniversary reunion for the classes of 67 and 68 was a huge success, and the organizing committee would like to give a big shout out to our wonderful home town. We had over 190 people show up and we built our schedule so they would have lots of time to look around town, try some of our great...

by Letters to the editor on 7 August 2017 - 8:30pm
To The Editor:
August 6th marked the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
The "official" story presents this bombing as a way to end the Second World War. I question this interpretation chiefly because Hiroshima was not a military target, it was a city inhabited largely by women, children and the...