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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 30 October 2012 - 6:08pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I'm writing because the citizens of Canada need to act quickly to prevent PM (Stephen) Harper from pushing an extremely dangerous piece of legislation through parliament without a single debate or vote.

Its called the Canada-China Foreign Investment Partnership Agreement (FIPA) and its purpose is to open the door to...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2012 - 5:03pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Once again Remembrance Day will soon be upon us.

A time for Canadians of all ages to remember the more than one hundred thousand fellow citizens who fought, bled and died protecting our freedoms along with the countless others who have served our country.

But Remembrance Day should not only be reserved to remember those...

by Letters to the editor on 15 October 2012 - 4:59pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our Province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive --- or, more often, fail to receive.

As a practicing, licensed health care provider (i.e., clinical health psychologist in the Province of Alberta for...

by Letters to the editor on 8 October 2012 - 9:55am

Editor, The Nelson Daily:
This is an open letter to asking the BC Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson's February 2012 Report "The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2)". 

After hearing Ombudsperson, Kim Carter, speak on September 12th, we are most impressed with the scope...

by Letters to the editor on 26 September 2012 - 8:08am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC) continue to seek a fair and reasonable collective agreement as rotating strike action continues this week in Nelson.

The goal of the job action, says CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette, is to put pressure on the Regional District while causing as little disruption as...

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...