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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 13 December 2020 - 10:00pm

To The Editor:

How to occupy your time during a shutdown is something with which we are all having to deal. 

In this digital age it is so much easier to have access to and indeed create content  and have it posted on the internet.  As consumers it is important to be able to sort that content in to the good, bad and ugly.  With a little effort one can...

by Letters to the editor on 30 November 2020 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

The recent mail out by Kootenay-Columbia Conservative MP, Rob Morrison reeks of right wing short sighted rhetoric.

Appointed to O’Toole’s “shadow cabinet” for National Security, Morrison’s long winded propaganda flyer nowhere mentions the effects of environmental...

by Letters to the editor on 23 November 2020 - 3:28pm

To The Editor:

Top international lawyers to draft definition of "Ecocide" 75 years after Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide coined at Nuremberg.

It’s an extraordinary moment to be launching this project as the first international trials are remembered at Nuremberg. 75 years on, humanity faces a new and global threat: climate and ecological crisis...

by Letters to the editor on 19 November 2020 - 6:44am

Rob Morrison’s Fall 2020 Newsletter is both disappointing and concerning.

Disappointing because it’s been over a year since the 2019 Federal election and this is only the second time we’ve heard from our MP.

I say only the second time because Canada’s House of Commons encourages regular communication between MPs and their constituents, covering the costs of designing, printing...