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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 18 July 2021 - 9:21am

To The Editor:

It’s only mid July and Canada is already on track for one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. And, that’s even before we consider the floods, drought and other impacts of the extreme heat we’re seeing this summer.

I’m worried not just because climate change is clearly here, but because our government isn’t acting at the...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2021 - 2:59pm

To The Editor:

Here in BC, we're packing our emergency kits, checking weather sites, and wondering why things have reached this critical point.

Both our Prime Minister and Premier campaigned as climate champions. Yet Canada has not once reached a single Paris Agreement target.

Both have subsidized fossil fuels with our tax dollars instead of...

by Letters to the editor on 29 June 2021 - 2:37pm

To The Editor:

This Canada Day I will reflect on what factors in my life have led me to be so obtuse about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous People. 

I am a 7th generation Canadian, from UK and European ancestry who never had to be torn away from my family to go to school.  In school I learned all about my people and their ancient...

by Letters to the editor on 23 June 2021 - 10:02am

To The Editor:

MP Morrison is committed to ensuring protections are in place to ban conversion therapy in Canada and that the law targets coercive practices, and not conversations, as the Justice Department says the bill (C-6) is intended to do. 

Conservatives were hoping for a non-partisan environment to work through the details of the legislation. ...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2021 - 5:35am

To The Editor:

Just before last fall’s election, the BC NDP released its report on old-growth logging.  They said they were implementing all the panel’s recommendations and that they were protecting hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest. One of the recommendations was immediate deferral of logging old-growth forests.

But forestry experts tell us...

by Letters to the editor on 9 May 2021 - 8:20am

To The Editor:

Brittny Anderson, MLA Nelson-Creston

Hello Brittny,

Belated best wishes on your election as our representative in the British Columbia legislature.  Also congratulations on your appointment as the Premier’s Special Advisor on Youth.  I certainly do not envy you in that position of...

by Letters to the editor on 4 May 2021 - 3:14pm

To The Editor:

It is with great sadness that we must announce the Cancellation of Rossland Golden City Days and the Rossland Fall Fair.

The Golden City Days Committee and the Rossland Fall Fair committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19. 

After discussing the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19,...

by Letters to the editor on 2 May 2021 - 12:36pm

To the Editor:

Every weekday a cavalcade of logging trucks pass by my house, sometimes four in a row. Each truckload makes me wonder what mountainside is being denuded for the sake of our gross domestic product, a yardstick that measures destruction of ecosystems as a gain.  

What we measure as beneficial is a choice and those choices influence the...

by Letters to the editor on 28 April 2021 - 11:53am

To The Editor:

As the Chair of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay lake), I write to provide clarity from the Board and, hopefully, answer concerns expressed through various media channels.

While I certainly don’t want to discount the valid concerns of any Wildflower School parents or stakeholders, it is vitally important as...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2021 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

School District 8 Kootenay Lake does not own the Central school building that houses Wildflower school, or the land that it sits on.

A legal document, verified by a Nelson lawyer, and dated June 28, 1902, stipulates that the Province of British Columbia gave The Corporation of the City of Nelson “to have and to hold the said parcel...