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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2015 - 6:42pm

The Editor:

Every law enforcement spouse fears that one day, they will get “the knock” at the door to tell us our loved one has been hurt, but most of us think “it will not happen to me”.

On December 3rd 2014, I received that knock in the middle of the night, and my world was shattered. My husband, Jean-Rene Michaud, was shot multiple times...

by Letters to the editor on 18 January 2015 - 1:35pm

The Editor:

Do you remember when people from many countries put Canadian flags on their backpacks when traveling? Everyone wanted to be seen as Canadian because being Canadian allowed safe travel all over the world.

Things have changed. Now not even Canadians are necessarily willing to plaster their luggage with the flag like we once did. Canada’s...

by Letters to the editor on 4 December 2014 - 7:40pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily
My constituency office in Castlegar has recently heard from many concerned seniors who did not receive their pension cheques as usual in October and November.

When my assistant followed up with Service Canada, she was told that the SC regional offices had received thousands of complaints from seniors who found themselves in the...

by Letters to the editor on 18 November 2014 - 6:40pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           
However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers....

by Letters to the editor on 13 October 2014 - 1:33pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system.

Over the past several months there has been a focus on what...

by Contributor on 30 September 2014 - 8:19pm

By Don McRae
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation

The Government of B.C. has set out to become the most progressive place for people living with disabilities in Canada by 2024.

We believe that when barriers are removed, and people with disabilities are able to contribute to their communities, support their families, reach their...

by Letters to the editor on 19 September 2014 - 10:22am

A letter from Kootenay Lake School District Superintendent Jeff Jones on the return to school guidelines after the BC Teachers Federation and BC Public School Employers’ Association finalized a new contract earlier this week.

September 19, 2014...

by Letters to the editor on 19 August 2014 - 8:41pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Every week we see a news item about the homeless — here in our own town, in Vancouver and, well, just about everywhere.

A couple of weeks ago the Vancouver Sun ran a letter to their editors from a distinguished doctor, researcher and former cabinet minister, Dr. Pat McGeer and his wife. 

His point was that much of the...

by Letters to the editor on 14 August 2014 - 9:44am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On July 31, The Nelson Daily published a letter from Maurice A. Rhodes who raised concerns about a new fire rating sign at the Kootenay Lake Zone office north of Nelson on Highway 3A...

by Letters to the editor on 10 August 2014 - 8:07pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

We're writing to set the record straight in response to concerns raised by Maurice A. Rhodes in his July 31st letter published in The Nelson Daily about the new sign at...