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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2023 - 8:12am

To The Editor:

On the subject of homelessness, which Nelson, and all Canada, must do something about, my public comments have blamed this sad situation on the consequences of capitalist values (the drive to maximize profit) ruling our market. However, some research has made me reconsider.

There's a severe mis-fit between supply and demand.

How did...

by Letters to the editor on 6 February 2023 - 9:13am

To the Editor:

In recent editions of the Nelson Star, the following articles: “A Reflection of Service” by Pat Dooley, “Appreciation To Friends and Family of Buck Crawford” written by his adult children, and “Adult Lunch Bucket’s Donation to KidSport Nelson in honour of Keith McFadyen” caused me to pause and reflect.

We are so fortunate to have...

by Letters to the editor on 1 February 2023 - 3:30pm

Dear Editor,

With Alzheimer’s Awareness month coming to a close, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to say a big thank you to the people of the West Kootenay for joining forces with us to raise awareness and flipping the script on stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. That world...

by Letters to the editor on 6 January 2023 - 4:36pm
To The Editor:
The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society apologizes to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, all Nelson Leafs fans, hockey fans in general and all member clubs of the KIJHL for the on-ice events of Saturday, December 31, 2022.
As a proud member of the KIJHL the Nelson Leafs failed to abide by League principles to encourage...
by Letters to the editor on 5 December 2022 - 11:08am

To The Editor:

Thanks to reporter Timothy Schafer and The Nelson Daily for their on-going coverage of local politics, and the story from Nov 2, headlined ‘Lifestyle leads list of labour issues as business grapples with survival.’

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce wanted to provide some clarity on the findings of its three-part State of...

by Letters to the editor on 29 November 2022 - 10:13am

To The Editor:

An American observer of his nation's public discourse in 2020 said this: "Americans do not understand one another, do not trust one another, and do not like one another."

Canadians generally believe our public sphere is nowhere near as toxic as what is seen in the USA.

I will own up to this: I really have difficulty liking...

by Letters to the editor on 2 November 2022 - 9:10am

To The Editor:

I served as a Lieutenant with the Queen’s Own Rifles regiment in the Second World War. In 1945, in the Rhine Valley, Germany, I was injured by an anti-personnel mine explosion, resulting in the loss of my left leg below the knee.  

When I returned home from the war, I joined The War Amps and have been a member ever since. This Association...

by Letters to the editor on 27 October 2022 - 9:47am

To The Editor,

As the mantle is being prepared to be passed down from King John to Prince David for the coronation of the new leader of the BC NDP, we should all pause to reflect.

One item of reflection should be how the BC NDP (no relation to the Federal NDPs) and the BC Liberals (no relation to the Federal Liberal party) are appearing to act more and...

by Letters to the editor on 17 October 2022 - 4:31pm

To The Editor:

I'd like to respond to a letter printed on Page 8 of the recent issue of the Nelson Star entitled “Please stop Killing Bears” written by Noreen Clayton.

I have been an organic farmer for over 35 years in the Slocan Valley. Now that I live in Nelson, I continue to grow much of my own vegetables.

I agree that killing so many...

by Letters to the editor on 24 August 2022 - 5:19pm

To The Editor:

In recent weeks there has been a gathering of homeless people behind the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre near Cottonwood Falls Park.  This has resulted in a dangerous and unsightly mess consisting of garbage, used needles and human waste. 

Management of the Recycling Centre has taken this matter most seriously and has hired services...