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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 25 July 2017 - 9:27pm

To The Editor:

Before we paint Michelle Mungall as the Scott Pruit of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, we need some context.

 If we recall from our Grade 8 Science, all things are connected (the web). Although government portfolios are organized as specialized compartments for administrative convenience, there still needs to be communication...

by Letters to the editor on 20 July 2017 - 8:31am

Dear Editor,

We live in one of the most beautiful areas in this region and I am in favor of a waterfront trail along the Columbia River! 

I don't feel however, it needs to encroach on private property!

All of the city waterfront trails I have experienced have existed on cit- owned land.

I am one of the waterfront property owners and I feel blessed at the tranquility...

by Letters to the editor on 16 July 2017 - 8:48pm

With all the political posturing around climate change, we have in effect global acknowledgement that human accelerated climate change is real.  Now comes the painful process, for us all, as governments and lobby groups put their spin on the reality to fit their own political agenda that might cause delays in positive action.  One hope, for us all, could be that they all at least start to take...

by Letters to the editor on 21 June 2017 - 7:33pm

To The Editor:

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord has motivated many elected officials in the US, to “redoubling their climate efforts” states the former mayor of NYC.  “Cities, states and corporations could achieve, or surpass, the pledge of the former administration”.

This growing list, which includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80...

by Letters to the editor on 20 June 2017 - 6:25am

To The Editor:

The CBC news article (Climate Change cost for BC) referenced studies that suggested Climate Change could cost Canada billions of dollars by 2020.  Much of this anticipated cost included infra-structure repair and dealing with food accessibility that has been compromised due to climate change in areas where we currently source food.  The...

by Letters to the editor on 6 June 2017 - 8:17pm

To The Editor:

If Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Trudeau think that they can dictate to British Columbians on the basis of whose economy and environment is more important, then they need to think again.

We have an important sport and commercial salmon fishery, and a coastline that is the envy of every tourism operator in the country....

by Letters to the editor on 5 June 2017 - 2:24pm

 To The Editor:

I looked at TD Bank's promo page on the internet - "Enriching Lives, Environmental Leader, Strengthening Communities".  

What they did notmention is that they are underwriting one of the largest environmentalcarbon bombs Canada could be involved with. Kinder Morgan are about toissue shares this week to fund their $1.7...

by Letters to the editor on 24 May 2017 - 8:33pm

To The Editor:

Open letter to Liberal Members of Parliament

May 31st is a very important day for me. I will be watching closely to see how you vote on electoral reform. 

Two years ago, Trudeau eloquently announced "We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post...

by Letters to the editor on 16 May 2017 - 7:08pm

To The Editor:

The election “results” are not yet final, but  there is a lot to learn from the process. Strong Liberal support in the past has weakened. “Green” has expanded substantially. Not a lot of change with the NDP, but significant.    Issues of housing affordability;  infrastructure – hospitals, schools; climate change and fossil fuel use, First Nations...

by Letters to the editor on 8 May 2017 - 7:57am

To The Editor:

A strategy to end strategic voting:

The political landscape in British Columbia has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember.

Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or wasting their vote all together. The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately...