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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 3 February 2021 - 8:17am

Dear Editor:

Monday, February 1 marked the four year anniversary of Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform. 

“We are committed to ensuring that the 2015 election will be the last federal election using FPtP”

It was a key...

by Letters to the editor on 26 January 2021 - 4:27pm

To The Editor:

On January 22nd, the RDCK issued a FAQ document regarding the decision made by the Nelson & District Recreation Commission on January 14th to close the Civic Arena early.

Within the document, it states that the decision was made by the Provincial Health Officer to suspend all games, tournaments and adult ice use. It goes on to say that...

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 1:53pm

To The Editor:

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year – its 75th anniversary.

The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, but it has also been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees. To date, more than 1.5 million...

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 11:52am

To The Editor:

Congratulations to Brittny Anderson on taking her hard-won seat in the Legislature. In your campaign, Brittny you expressed deep concern about BC’s environmental crises. Now in Victoria you will come up against challenges working with your party on these issues.

We have a half-finished Clean BC climate plan. Building LNG, and the fracking...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:49am

Dear Editor.

We fought global wars, and millions of people died to defend and protect our human rights, including our right to have democratic governments.

Last week’s invasion of the Capital Hill in DC was nothing but a stunning attack on democracy, perpetrated by none other than the President of the United States.

It was the end result of four years of Trump’s insidious...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:32am

To The Editor:

Not quite a New Year’s resolution, but being old has allowed me to reflect on how unchanging technology used to be until it changed.  Now those changes are happening so frequently that we can be caught thinking we are up to date. 

Recognizing your information might be old must be accompanied by a willingness to do something to change that...

by Letters to the editor on 29 December 2020 - 10:40am

To The Editor:

I have some concerns about the recent hype and media coverage from West Kootenay EcoSociety "100% Renewable Energy Plan", that is being brought by the NGO before a number of local municipalities for adoption.

In the next decade the BC NDP Ministry of Forest plans to clear-cut and truck at least 100,000 loads of old growth forest from the...

by Letters to the editor on 21 December 2020 - 2:13pm

To The Editor.

Somebody needs to explain just how (BC Premier John) Horgan possibly can justify taking our hard-earned tax dollars and give it to families with annual incomes up to 175,000 dollars, and individuals earning up to 67,500 dollars, insisting they desperately need ‘emergency funding’.

There is no doubt a lot of people who suddenly lost their...

by Letters to the editor on 17 December 2020 - 1:25pm

To The Editor:

While 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered by most for the COVID-19 pandemic, a young couple from Castlegar, Brett and Kendra (Wayling) Uniat, will remember it for the birth of their amazing daughter Zoey, born on October 12, Thanksgiving Day. 

Zoey is now nine weeks old and last week was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called “...

by Letters to the editor on 16 December 2020 - 9:42am

To The Editor:

A very big thank you and warm energetic support to the hardworking Postal Workers at the Vernon Street branch (in Nelson).

The line goes down the block and the wait to mail out this morning was one hour, but luckily, I was dressed warmly and had brought a book with me.

They were working efficiently and as quickly as they could...