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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...

by Letters to the editor on 30 August 2012 - 5:56pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The origins of Labour Day in Canada trace back 140 years to 1872 and a parade held in support of a Toronto union's strike for a 58-hour work week.  Back then, union activity was illegal in Canada and 24 workers were jailed for their role in the strike.

An outcry of support and rally on September 3 of 1873 led Prime Minister John...

by Letters to the editor on 29 July 2012 - 11:55am

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

After the thunderstorm on July 20, we, in the small area of Uphill near Robson and Hall Streets, are wondering, once again, why no one at the City Electrical Department was aware that ourpower didn't come back on when the rest of the City's power was restored. 

We and our neighbours within this very small grid (...

by Letters to the editor on 24 July 2012 - 8:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

The Perry Ridge Water Users Association extends their sincere condolences to the victims of the Johnsons Landing landslide.

Our Association has tracked landslides in the Kootenays for close to 30 years, using the expertise of Frank Baumann P. Eng,  Dr. June Ryder, P. Geo,the late Dr. Tony Salway, Terrain Specialist, Trevor Jones,...

by Contributor on 23 July 2012 - 5:35pm

Dear Editor:

I am writing about hearings that are to be held in our area with respect to the way the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has decided to divide up the province between Members of Parliament.

Hearings in our area are scheduled for Nelson on October 2, 2012 and Castlegar on October 3, 2012. None are scheduled for Trail.

One might wonder...

by Letters to the editor on 15 July 2012 - 4:38pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

A letter to Honourable Christy Clark, MLA, Premier of British Columbia by Regional District of Central Kootenay chairperson, John Kettle.

Dear Premier Clark:

On behalf of the Regional District of Central Kootenay I want to sincerely thank you and your government for the immediate and effective response to...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2012 - 5:25pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Calls to end the infamous 'War on Drugs' don't just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore.

Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001.

Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this...

by Letters to the editor on 3 May 2012 - 7:20pm

Editor,  The Nelson Daily

(Mikaiya Austin of Nelson decided to pen her thoughts on why the Heritage City needs a local theatre to watch movies.)

How many people, no matter their age, could honestly say that they hate the movies? I am willing to bet very few.

A night out to the theatre can be magical, romantic, adventurous, emotional, and...