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by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2021 - 5:35am

To The Editor:

Just before last fall’s election, the BC NDP released its report on old-growth logging.  They said they were implementing all the panel’s recommendations and that they were protecting hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest. One of the recommendations was immediate deferral of logging old-growth forests.

But forestry experts tell us...

by Letters to the editor on 9 May 2021 - 8:20am

To The Editor:

Brittny Anderson, MLA Nelson-Creston

Hello Brittny,

Belated best wishes on your election as our representative in the British Columbia legislature.  Also congratulations on your appointment as the Premier’s Special Advisor on Youth.  I certainly do not envy you in that position of...

by Letters to the editor on 4 May 2021 - 3:14pm

To The Editor:

It is with great sadness that we must announce the Cancellation of Rossland Golden City Days and the Rossland Fall Fair.

The Golden City Days Committee and the Rossland Fall Fair committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19. 

After discussing the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19,...

by Letters to the editor on 2 May 2021 - 12:36pm

To the Editor:

Every weekday a cavalcade of logging trucks pass by my house, sometimes four in a row. Each truckload makes me wonder what mountainside is being denuded for the sake of our gross domestic product, a yardstick that measures destruction of ecosystems as a gain.  

What we measure as beneficial is a choice and those choices influence the...

by Letters to the editor on 28 April 2021 - 11:53am

To The Editor:

As the Chair of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay lake), I write to provide clarity from the Board and, hopefully, answer concerns expressed through various media channels.

While I certainly don’t want to discount the valid concerns of any Wildflower School parents or stakeholders, it is vitally important as...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2021 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

School District 8 Kootenay Lake does not own the Central school building that houses Wildflower school, or the land that it sits on.

A legal document, verified by a Nelson lawyer, and dated June 28, 1902, stipulates that the Province of British Columbia gave The Corporation of the City of Nelson “to have and to hold the said parcel...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2021 - 7:12am

To The Editor:

The report came out last week that in 2019 Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions went up. Again. Canada has failed in all its commitments to reduce emissions. As long as emissions are going up we haven’t even started. These are the crucial last years to back away from global disaster, and Canada is still going the wrong way.

It really is an...

by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2021 - 1:35pm

To The Editor:

Wildflower School is a thriving multi-age school from Kindergarten to Grade 9 that operates within the public system.

It is a program of choice, focused on innovative and social-emotional learning that has served the Nelson community for nearly 20 years. Unfortunately, SD8 senior staff does not recognize the value of this education model...

by Letters to the editor on 13 April 2021 - 1:16pm

To The Editor:

On Tuesday, Nelson City Council will make a decision whether the 300-block of Victoria Street will become a parking lot for buses, a transit exchange. I’m opposed to this.

Many of the people most directly affected by this decision (home- and property-owners, businesses, service providers) have expressed frustration with the public...

by Letters to the editor on 9 April 2021 - 5:49am

To The Editor:

Open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

I am deeply distressed with the decisions your government has made and is continuing to make on old growth logging in BC. Fairy Creek is currently the contentious area, but other areas have and will follow...