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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 5 September 2013 - 12:05pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Last Friday’s Nelson Star carried an article featuring Area F director Ron Mickel expressing his concern regarding the risks to residents (homeowners, businesses, and schools) on the fan of Duhamel Creek associated with logging activities currently underway in the watershed.

Mr. Mickel cites the recent occurrence of...

by Letters to the editor on 29 August 2013 - 11:09am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Doesn’t it just cream your corn when you witness a situation that you have no control over?  One knows there is a problem and it needs to be solved however, helplessness seems to control the moment.  Am I the only person with skull cramps caused by incomprehension of our health system?
While waiting to see a doctor at a...

by Letters to the editor on 11 August 2013 - 5:54pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Dear Friends and Family.

How can our family possibly express our appreciation for the generosity, love and support we have received over the past nine weeks from the community of Nelson. 

After receiving the video link to Raising the Curtain, Maia and I were overwhelmed with the amount of energy, work and talent that went...

by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...

by Letters to the editor on 4 July 2013 - 6:47pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

While the Courts have said Canadians must have reasonable access to a legal source of marihuana for medical purposes, the Government of Canada believes this must be done in a controlled fashion in order to protect public safety.

On June 10, the Government of Canada announced the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes...