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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 26 July 2015 - 7:13pm

To The Editor:

This week Premier Clark blamed climate change for wildfire increase in BC. 

She wants to impose “stiffer penalties” for those who cause them.

Will this apply to her government, whose support of LNG projects will lead to increased fossil fuel extraction?

The scientific journal Nature said that fossil fuel extraction must “fall...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2015 - 1:51pm

To The Editor:

On behalf of my wife and children, we would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation to all those who helped my wife in the aftermath of the assault on her life on 8 July, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.


by Letters to the editor on 8 July 2015 - 8:53am

To The Editor:

June 18 was a momentous date for the people of the Kootenay and British Columbia – cancellation of the Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) for Jumbo Glacier Resort must now mark the end of a decades-long struggle for the protection of one of this region’s most beloved wild places, the Jumbo Valley.

The would-be...

by Letters to the editor on 24 June 2015 - 8:46pm

To The Editor:

Let me shed the light of reality: the report on the Nelson Solar Garden presented to Nelson Council does not paint a true picture of the idea.

I believe the report understates the true cost of the project by $50,000 to $200,000 or more which is shocking for something like this, a supposedly informed and professionally prepared document....

by Letters to the editor on 14 June 2015 - 12:51pm

To The Editor

The June 8th addition of The Guardian tells us encouraging news “G7 leaders agree to phase our fossil fuel use by end of century”.  The European Climate Foundation described the announcement as “historic, signaling the end of the fossil fuel age”.

More than 100 scientists have written a letter to Canada, to end the expansion of...

by Letters to the editor on 23 April 2015 - 4:17pm

To The Editor:

The Honourable Peter Fassbender
Minister of Education
PO Box 9045, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC
V8W 9E2

Dear Minister Fassbender:

As the Board of Education for School District #8 (Kootenay Lake), we are deeply concerned about the ramifications of Bill 11 on the future of...

by Letters to the editor on 17 April 2015 - 3:21am

To the Editor:

Recently, Thalia Vesterback (Interior Health) rebutted an article in the Nelson Star questioning the IHA’s recent decision not to purchase a new digital mammography machine for KLH and move these services to Trail, which can absorb the additional capacity.

Her response was misleading, neglected some hard truths and has raised more...

by Letters to the editor on 12 April 2015 - 10:14am

To the Editor:

The Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS) played a leading role in the establishment of Valhalla and Goat Range Provincial Parks, and it goes without saying that VWS welcomes the recent expansion to West Arm Park.

Contrary to government claims, however, the addition will not significantly benefit the endangered South Selkirk mountain caribou herd....

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2015 - 3:01pm

The Editor:

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used a long time as a measure of economic growth and assumed to describe the overall economic health of a nation. 

The calculation of GDP, however, does not factor in the real costs of doing business.  Issues such as social and environmental impacts are not considered. 

Resource depletion and...

by Letters to the editor on 16 March 2015 - 6:41pm

To the Editor:

Got that chill running down the back of your neck? It could already be Bill C-51.

Bill C-51, the so-called “secret police act” could already be putting a serious chill on public debate and democracy in Canada.

Here in Nelson, BC, I went to a protest of the bill on (Saturday) March 14th with over 150 other people. I had to...