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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 24 October 2018 - 9:51am
A key ingredient in any democracy is that people choose their leaders based on their values.  In our current voting system we are often forced to choose between a person or a party or to vote “strategically”. The make-up of the government often doesn’t reflect the popular vote so a party may only get 10% of the seats even if 30 % or 40% of the people voted for them. Even worse, one party...
by Letters to the editor on 24 October 2018 - 7:07am

To The Editor:

The B.C. government passed an amendment to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act on March 14, 2018 that protects corporate confidentiality.  Ministry of Finance officials say the new confidentiality provision prevents them from disclosing what individual fossil fuel companies pay in royalties.

Billions of dollars of lost revenue from decreased...

by Contributor on 23 October 2018 - 9:45am

Plus ça change.....


One hundred years ago, in 1919, William Lyon Mackenzie King proclaimed that 1921 would be the last...

by Letters to the editor on 21 October 2018 - 3:53pm
To The Editor:
Mayor and Council Members
The Corporation of the City of Nelson 
Dear Council Members:
Re:  Full Page Ads, During Election

I am writing this letter prior to Election Day...

by Letters to the editor on 18 October 2018 - 7:56pm

To The Editor:

This upcoming election is important, actually every election is important. It is our opportunity to exercise our democratic rights. Don’t think that’s important? Look down south, there were 100 million people who didn’t vote in that election and I hope they think about that every day. Think it can’t happen here in sweet loving Canada? Look...

by Letters to the editor on 12 October 2018 - 8:29am
To The Editor:

Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.

Of course, we will keep local representation under pro rep, and of course nobody will be 'appointed' an MLA unless we vote...

by Letters to the editor on 11 October 2018 - 7:03am

To the Editor:

The dust seems to have settled finally on the new Ontario Government’s heavy handed intrusion into the democratic process of Toronto’s current civic elections.  Now it should be very clear to all Canadians that under Canada’s Constitution civic government does not exist except at the whim of the Provinces.

All it would take for something...

by Letters to the editor on 8 October 2018 - 4:28pm

To The Editor:

Is there a relationship between sound climate/environmental policy and electoral systems?  I often ponder that question and have come to the conclusion that when governments need to collaborate with other parties in order to legislate policies that best serve the broad needs of the population including the environment; there is less influence...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2018 - 7:24am

To The Editor:

While Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premier Horgan are proudly congratulating themselves on building the Canadian economy with the announcement of a multibillion dollar LNG plant, the rest of us are wondering what the hell is going on here.

These two climate warrior leaders are celebrating plans for a massive carbon bomb that will...

by Letters to the editor on 18 September 2018 - 7:50pm

To The Editor:

Most Kootenay residents are 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. But did you know that kokanee can also be found spawning along the beaches of some of our lakes? These type of kokanee are called shoal spawners, and are found scattered throughout the...