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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 12 October 2018 - 8:29am
To The Editor:
 

Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.

Of course, we will keep local representation under pro rep, and of course nobody will be 'appointed' an MLA unless we vote...

by Letters to the editor on 11 October 2018 - 7:03am

To the Editor:

The dust seems to have settled finally on the new Ontario Government’s heavy handed intrusion into the democratic process of Toronto’s current civic elections.  Now it should be very clear to all Canadians that under Canada’s Constitution civic government does not exist except at the whim of the Provinces.

All it would take for something...

by Letters to the editor on 8 October 2018 - 4:28pm

To The Editor:

Is there a relationship between sound climate/environmental policy and electoral systems?  I often ponder that question and have come to the conclusion that when governments need to collaborate with other parties in order to legislate policies that best serve the broad needs of the population including the environment; there is less influence...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2018 - 7:24am

To The Editor:

While Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premier Horgan are proudly congratulating themselves on building the Canadian economy with the announcement of a multibillion dollar LNG plant, the rest of us are wondering what the hell is going on here.

These two climate warrior leaders are celebrating plans for a massive carbon bomb that will...

by Letters to the editor on 18 September 2018 - 7:50pm

To The Editor:

Most Kootenay residents are 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. But did you know that kokanee can also be found spawning along the beaches of some of our lakes? These type of kokanee are called shoal spawners, and are found scattered throughout the...

by Letters to the editor on 4 September 2018 - 2:21pm

To The Editor:

A federal election looms in 2019. One year can make a huge difference,  I know, yet I'm close to one-hundred-percent sure I cannot cast a ballot for one of the three major parties.

Liberals failed to come close to our expectations when Justin got elected. He has shown himself a miserable lightweight, a poseur who knows how to project...

by Letters to the editor on 29 August 2018 - 2:02pm

To The Editor:

Dear Minister Heyman:

It was a pleasure to meet with your Assistant Deputy Ministers, Jennifer McGuire and Jim Standen, on August 22, 2018, regarding the imminent threat that zebra and quagga mussels pose to British Columbia's freshwater ecology, native fish species, infrastructure, economy, tourism, beach quality...

by Letters to the editor on 19 August 2018 - 7:51am

To The Editor:

Recently FortisBC made a public statement that they would not be increasing the price of electricity in 2018, because they cared about their customers. Let's judge that statement on its merits.

Why, we must ask, is the Company currently before the BC Utilities Commission asking for an increase in the Basic Charge from $16.05 to $18.70 per ...

by Letters to the editor on 14 August 2018 - 11:45am

To The Editor:

I don’t know if lowering the bar on carbon emissions is a Canadian thing; like being polite – we don’t want to hurt feelings or loose our competitive edge.  If we look at the sad case of Sweden, who in 1991 introduced a carbon tax of $44 (Can.) per tonne and is now over $200(Can.) per tonne, we can see the consequences.  During that time their...

by Letters to the editor on 31 July 2018 - 6:51pm

To The Editor:

The Honourable Marc Garneau, MP
Minister of Transport
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Garneau:

Recently, Greyhound Canada, a private extra-provincial bus company, announced that they would no longer provide service to most of British Columbia.

For rural...

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