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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2018 - 6:38am

To The Editor:

In October of 2017, the City of Victoria called for “climate accountability” from the fossil fuel sector.  Most of us understand that we are all accountable for our pollution emissions.  Putting a price on carbon pollution is one step in that accountability journey.

With about 30 percent of carbon emissions coming from the fossil fuel...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2018 - 12:24pm

To the Editor,

I wanted to follow up on your February 28, 2018 article (Some good news from Teck. And other things to consider) and provide some additional context for your readers on the extensive work Teck has underway to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

Selenium is a naturally-occurring element throughout the environment, the release of which can be...

by Letters to the editor on 2 March 2018 - 7:53am

To The Editor:

Last week turning at the junction onto the steep icy Cedar Street's one way street system from Silica to Vernon St., I encountered a grey Toyota SUV speeding up the wrong way. I had to brake hard, skidded, missing the vehicle by a few inches. This is the second time I've met a vehicle coming up the same hill recently. A few days ago, a...

by Letters to the editor on 27 February 2018 - 8:31pm

To The Editor:

Kinder Morgan may promise jobs in the short term, but will never guarantee clean-up for a tar-spill on the coast, or along the pipeline.

Ms. Notley's braggadocio sounds as conservative as B.C.'s former Liberals under Christy Clark. How can that be, given Ms. Notley's leadership in the NDP, a party that has stood for protection of...

by Letters to the editor on 14 February 2018 - 7:23pm

To The Editor:

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by Letters to the editor on 6 February 2018 - 8:20pm

To The Editor:

Although small, I understand the fermentation process does produce CO2, a known greenhouse gas (GHG) and as such contributes to climate change, much in the same way that flatulence emits methane – a much more potent GHG.

In terms of scale, however, the burning of fossil fuels is by far the most significant emitter. 

If you were to...

by Letters to the editor on 31 January 2018 - 1:38pm

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

Tuition fees...

by Letters to the editor on 30 January 2018 - 8:07pm

To The Editor:

Students at Selkirk College are calling for tuition fee rates to be frozen for next year.

As a fuAnchorll-time student each year I have to pull out more and more student loans even when I...

by Letters to the editor on 21 January 2018 - 10:52am

To The Editor:

This week marks a historic milestone in BC politics and maybe, just maybe, we're on the cusp of another historic milestone.

January 24th, exactly 100 years ago, Mary Ellen Smith became the first woman elected to the BC legislature. She went on to have a long career in politics, affecting positive change for women and children....

by Letters to the editor on 18 January 2018 - 7:42am

To The Editor:

The Dogwood Initiative, like it’s sister group LeadNow, grew to substantial influence during the Harper and Clark era in large part by consolidating anti-pipeline activism into a political and fundraising force. 
 
After both the Keystone and Northern Gateway appeared to be down for the count, campaigners on both...

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