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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 26 September 2017 - 7:41pm

To The Editor:

With the colder weather and rain in the East Kootenay, wildfires are coming under control and plans for salvage logging are being put together quickly.

The science over the past two decades has been clear: salvage logging is risky for our natural systems and delays or even prevents ecosystem recovery. Fire salvage logging increases soil...

by Letters to the editor on 24 September 2017 - 9:27am

To The Editor:

The devastating hurricanes we witnessed in early September shouldn’t have been named after a sweet old couple like Irma and Harvey. They should be named after the true culprits:  Exxon and Chevron.

Of course there are many more culprits, 90 companies have been implicated in a recent ‘peer reviewed’ study, in the journal Climate Change. The...

by Letters to the editor on 24 September 2017 - 9:23am
To the Editor:
More than 110 countries in the world recognize their citizens' right to clean air, clear water, and safe food. Unfortunately Canada is not one of them . . .. Yet.

Last year a federal committee recommended changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) including that the federal government...
by Letters to the editor on 12 September 2017 - 8:05pm

To The Editor:

"Water is life" — H. McSwan Glade Watershed Protection Society editorial June 2017 Valley Voice.

Concerned about industrial logging in their source of water citizens of Glade BC filed a section 29 under the Drinking Water Protection Act (DWPA) with the BC's Interior Health Authority. They should not have wasted their time....

by Letters to the editor on 20 August 2017 - 3:45pm

To The Editor:

Dear Nelson:

I love your city.  My wife and two kids have been visiting Nelson for the past six years.  We come up every summer from Los Angeles to enjoy your truly one-of-a-kind town. 

We love swimming in Kootenay Lake, floating down the Slocan River, eating out on Baker Street, morning coffee at Oso Negro, after supper binges at...

by Letters to the editor on 15 August 2017 - 7:04am

To The Editor:

Thank you Nelson!

The LV Rogers 50th anniversary reunion for the classes of 67 and 68 was a huge success, and the organizing committee would like to give a big shout out to our wonderful home town. We had over 190 people show up and we built our schedule so they would have lots of time to look around town, try some of our great...

by Letters to the editor on 7 August 2017 - 8:30pm
To The Editor:
August 6th marked the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
The "official" story presents this bombing as a way to end the Second World War. I question this interpretation chiefly because Hiroshima was not a military target, it was a city inhabited largely by women, children and the...
by Letters to the editor on 25 July 2017 - 9:27pm

To The Editor:

Before we paint Michelle Mungall as the Scott Pruit of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, we need some context.

 If we recall from our Grade 8 Science, all things are connected (the web). Although government portfolios are organized as specialized compartments for administrative convenience, there still needs to be communication...

by Letters to the editor on 20 July 2017 - 8:31am

Dear Editor,

We live in one of the most beautiful areas in this region and I am in favor of a waterfront trail along the Columbia River! 

I don't feel however, it needs to encroach on private property!

All of the city waterfront trails I have experienced have existed on cit- owned land.

I am one of the waterfront property owners and I feel blessed at the tranquility...

by Letters to the editor on 16 July 2017 - 8:48pm

With all the political posturing around climate change, we have in effect global acknowledgement that human accelerated climate change is real.  Now comes the painful process, for us all, as governments and lobby groups put their spin on the reality to fit their own political agenda that might cause delays in positive action.  One hope, for us all, could be that they all at least start to take...