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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 13 October 2015 - 8:14am

To the Editor:

I am deeply concerned about the misinformation being spread in our riding about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Former Conservative MP Jim Abbott, now senior advisor to the David Wilks election campaign, trumpets the new trade agreement as “a gigantic...

by Letters to the editor on 12 October 2015 - 8:32am

To The Editor:

The recently negotiated (Trans-Pacific Partnership) TPP trade agreement is another example of the Harper Conservatives trying to throw the Election in their favour.

Again Harper has shown his disdain for democracy by ignoring the Canadian Constitution.

According to our Constitution, when Harper dissolved...

by Letters to the editor on 12 October 2015 - 8:20am

To The Editor:

In 2011, Stephen Harper convinced Canadians to give him a majority, and look how that turned out.  Harper used - some might say abused - this majority to bring in a vast amount of poorly conceived, highly partisan legislation - including all the omnibus budgets...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2015 - 1:44pm

To The Editor:

With the two front runner candidates, (Wayne) Stetski (of the NDP) and (David) Wilks (of the Conservatives), currently locked at 37 percent in the local polls, those voters planning to vote either Green or Liberal need to know that their votes will only serve to help Wilks get re-elected.

Only if those of us who want the Harper...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2015 - 12:45pm

To The Editor:

According to an article in Forbes magazine, Japan’s lost nuclear output since Fukushima has been half displaced by efficiency, frugality, and renewables. Renewables provide 13% of America’s energy, 33% of Italy’s, 46% of Spain’s, 50% of Scotland’s, over 50% of Denmark’s, and 64% of Portugal’s. Germany’s fossil-fueled generation hit a 35-year low...

by Letters to the editor on 28 September 2015 - 10:54am

To the Editor:

This is an open letter to David Wilks.

Mr. Wilks, you are running for re-election as MP for Kootenay-Columbia. I would like your constituents to know that I believe you are not a fit person for the job.

Over the past four years, you have shown that you are more concerned with following orders from the...

by Letters to the editor on 5 September 2015 - 7:50am

To The Editor

You may have read or heard that Cottonwood Market's future is uncertain. I want to assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. The City of Nelson is planning to tear down the current buildings at the end of this season, but we plan to work with the city to erect new shelters before the season begins for 2016. I am completely certain...

by Letters to the editor on 2 September 2015 - 8:34pm

To The Editor:

Politics at its best? Or politics at its worst?

With the official start of the federal election being called over the August long weekend, we also saw the start of political parties’ election sign campaigns. Now, love them, or hate them, they are part of the political tradition in Canada, and one of the most effective ways that...

by Letters to the editor on 23 August 2015 - 5:43pm

To The Editor:

Many environmentalists and climate-warming panic artists have bemoaned Stephen Harper’s less than speedy transition to non-carbon sources of power. 

While there have been some  efforts towards windpower (Alberta) and tidal power (New Brunswick) in conversion to electrical energy it is obvious that these efforts, while brave, have minimal;...

by Contributor on 4 August 2015 - 11:33am

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking...