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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 2 March 2014 - 11:46am

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Congratulations to the MIR Peace Lecture series for bringing in Chris Hedges for his extraordinary talk last Friday, February 28th.

Hedges covered a huge landscape of the world today in a little over an hour. He centered much of his message around the imagery of the novel Moby Dick. The author, Herman Melville, was a...

by Letters to the editor on 30 January 2014 - 11:17am

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

This week the BC Supreme Court ruled, for the second time, that the BC government broke the Constitution, twice when it stripped teachers of our working conditions.

Those working conditions kept class sizes small, ensured students had access to specialist teachers, and provided extra help to students with special needs. This...

by Letters to the editor on 30 December 2013 - 9:02pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Wildsight has been engaged with grizzly bear population surveys as well as efforts to assure healthy grizzly bear populations in the region for several decades.

While it is true that grizzly bear numbers are recovering in this region, it is a simplistic misrepresentation to suggest that recovery is complete and that a hunt is...

by Letters to the editor on 13 December 2013 - 2:01pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Kevin Pearce is a remarkable young man.

A horrible crash at the height of his amazing snowboarding carreer has left him brain injured yet thoughtful, honest and more realistic than most of us who have never faced such highs and lows.

Last (Thursday) night at the Civic Theatre screening of The Crash Reel, he...

by Contributor on 29 November 2013 - 1:17pm

November 29, 2013

To Our SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community

This letter is to follow up from the one I sent to you dated August 29, 2013. I have no doubt that you have been hearing in the media about the current state of our District’s negotiations relative to the CUPE collective agreement. The purpose of this message is to advise you that recently CUPE Local 748 has...

by Letters to the editor on 14 November 2013 - 6:12pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Remembrance Day this year put me in a terrible, conflicted quandary. I really couldn't figure out what to do.

I think Remembrance Day is important, in its original sense of remembering the terrible sacrifices and pain of war. It came out of World War I, the war to end wars, and I think the key message was: Lest we...

by Letters to the editor on 11 November 2013 - 4:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Have you participated in a research project or know of anyone who has?

Many of us are suspicious of research: we feel like we are being asked to be guinea pigs or to reveal private information.

We may imagine electrodes to our heads or other gruesome images, so it is no wonder that finding people willing to participate in...

by Letters to the editor on 7 October 2013 - 11:37am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Logging activities concern all who live in the Six Mile North Shore area
for potentially many years to come. 

Ministry of Forests has given Kalesnikoff Lumber permission to log extensively in the Duhamel Creek Watershed and Six Mile area, and the Licensee states they are about to apply for another logging permit, in...

by Letters to the editor on 6 October 2013 - 1:10pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce Emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities which are serviced by Kaslo. 

Contrary to The Ministry of Health’s strategic goal #3 which speaks to accessibility of timely, safe, and...

by Letters to the editor on 10 September 2013 - 9:21pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am writing on behalf of the Consulting Foresters of BC, who have members who live and work in the Kootenay Region, to express unease that the Duhamel Watershed Alliance are learning how to take nonviolent
action as a means of halting Kalesnikoff Lumber’s logging plans (Nelson Star - September 5).

As forest...