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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 13 June 2016 - 3:53pm

To The Editor:

Open letter to Minister of Education Mike Bernier
Dear Minister Bernier,

We are writing to bring your attention to the financial struggle rural school districts face in this province.  In our constituencies of Nelson-Creston and Kootenay West, rural schools are facing closure and districts...

by Letters to the editor on 12 June 2016 - 7:10pm

To The Editor:

May I draw the attention of you and your readers to a very disturbing news item in the Wednesday June 9 issue of the Vancouver Sun, in the National Post section, page NP 1.  

It refers to an emerging scandal about the treatment of the voluntary secretary of the Lac du Bonnet MB branch of the Royal Canadian Legion....

by Letters to the editor on 5 June 2016 - 8:02pm

To The Editor:

The Blewett Conservation Society would like to thank all of those who signed our recent petition concerning water security in the Blewett area regarding  aquifer #511. 

There were 874 signatures on the petition and it is now part of the public record as it was presented to the Legislature by Michelle Mungall, MLA, on May 12, 2016. 


by Letters to the editor on 29 May 2016 - 1:52pm

To The Editor:

We live in the beautiful and struggling ecosystems of BC.  But like everywhere in the world, it is struggling because we are not outside the reaches of the changing climate.

By the end of August 2015 over 6,000 fires raged throughout BC, costing $380 million. Glaciologists tell us the local glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. 

by Letters to the editor on 12 May 2016 - 11:01pm

To The Editor:

As you may know, the federal government has launched a review of Canada Post. It has indicated that we will all have an opportunity to provide input throughout the review by way of mail, email, social media and other means. But the main public consultation process will be conducted by a parliamentary committee between September and November of...

by Letters to the editor on 21 April 2016 - 5:35pm

To The Editor:

Studies show that on average, "for profit" senior facilities in comparison to "non-profit" and publicly owned, provide the worst quality of care.


The answer is contained within a report published by the journal PLOS Medicine, due to concern over combining the care of seniors with profit.

For profit facilities...

by Jan Slomp on 6 April 2016 - 6:01pm

The Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts and several First Nation funders are unhappy with the lack of progress made by the Island Corridor Foundation to re-instate rail service between Victoria and Courtenay with a branch line to Port Alberni.
Rail service was historically developed for moving coal, lumber and passengers. The building of railroads was done by private...