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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 9 April 2013 - 8:59pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Neither Teck nor the BC government has denied the well documented facts reiterated by the recent selenium study quoted in Wildsight and its partners’ media release on the poisoning of the Elk River. 

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake reacted by the afternoon of our release stating that there would be no new coalmines...

by Letters to the editor on 21 March 2013 - 6:23pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

A recent study out of the U.S. has generated much discussion about the health of the Elk River. 

As the operator of five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley, which employ over 4,000 people who live in the region, we take environmental issues very seriously.

Our people raise their families in the Valley, fish in the...

by Letters to the editor on 15 January 2013 - 10:38am

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Did you know Nelson now has $50,000 dollars of grant money in solar power panels? 

This is grid tie PV solar, or in other words, it is hooked to the power grid and if there is excess power the meter spins backwards making money. 

The data for the first system on a public building has been in place for two years now...

by Contributor on 8 November 2012 - 4:12pm

To the Editor;

This poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters, who lived for some years at Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada, had emigrated from Russia in 1925 as a boy of 10 and had seen firsthand the horrors of revolution and war in his native country.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and...

by Letters to the editor on 30 October 2012 - 6:08pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I'm writing because the citizens of Canada need to act quickly to prevent PM (Stephen) Harper from pushing an extremely dangerous piece of legislation through parliament without a single debate or vote.

Its called the Canada-China Foreign Investment Partnership Agreement (FIPA) and its purpose is to open the door...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2012 - 5:03pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Once again Remembrance Day will soon be upon us.

A time for Canadians of all ages to remember the more than one hundred thousand fellow citizens who fought, bled and died protecting our freedoms along with the countless others who have served our country.

But Remembrance Day should not only be reserved to remember those...

by Letters to the editor on 15 October 2012 - 4:59pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our Province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive --- or, more often, fail to receive.

As a practicing, licensed health care provider (i.e., clinical health psychologist in the Province of Alberta for...

by Letters to the editor on 8 October 2012 - 9:55am

Editor, The Nelson Daily:
This is an open letter to asking the BC Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson's February 2012 Report "The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2)". 

After hearing Ombudsperson, Kim Carter, speak on September 12th, we are most impressed with the scope...

by Letters to the editor on 26 September 2012 - 8:08am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC) continue to seek a fair and reasonable collective agreement as rotating strike action continues this week in Nelson.

The goal of the job action, says CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette, is to put pressure on the Regional District while causing as little disruption as...

by Letters to the editor on 20 September 2012 - 6:50pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

You are likely familiar with the brilliant red color that the kokanee salmon turn in the fall when they are spawning in creeks and rivers in the area. Did you know that kokanee can also be found spawning on the beaches of some of our lakes?

These are kokanee that are called “shoal spawners”, and are found scattered throughout the...