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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 May 2013 - 7:27am
Dear editor,
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per...
by Letters to the editor on 8 May 2013 - 3:46pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Many of my friends and I have been discussing politics lately with the Provincial Election happening next week. I, like the others, have been uncertain where my voice will be heard.

Who will represent me, and my conservative values of fiscal responsibility and free enterprise? Generally I vote Conservative but currently there...

by Letters to the editor on 8 May 2013 - 3:41pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I have seen the damage the “Liberal“ party has done to our province since being elected in 2001.

- Jumbo wild is a beautiful, pristine and magical place that needs to be protected. Christy Clark has ignored the enormous public protest of the people in the Kootenay’s and is bending the laws by setting up a municipality where there...

by Letters to the editor on 9 April 2013 - 8:59pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Neither Teck nor the BC government has denied the well documented facts reiterated by the recent selenium study quoted in Wildsight and its partners’ media release on the poisoning of the Elk River. 

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake reacted by the afternoon of our release stating that there would be no new coalmines...

by Letters to the editor on 21 March 2013 - 6:23pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

A recent study out of the U.S. has generated much discussion about the health of the Elk River. 

As the operator of five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley, which employ over 4,000 people who live in the region, we take environmental issues very seriously.

Our people raise their families in the Valley, fish in the...

by Letters to the editor on 15 January 2013 - 10:38am

The Editor, The Nelson Daily

Did you know Nelson now has $50,000 dollars of grant money in solar power panels? 

This is grid tie PV solar, or in other words, it is hooked to the power grid and if there is excess power the meter spins backwards making money. 

The data for the first system on a public building has been in place for two years now...

by Contributor on 8 November 2012 - 4:12pm

To the Editor;

This poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters, who lived for some years at Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada, had emigrated from Russia in 1925 as a boy of 10 and had seen firsthand the horrors of revolution and war in his native country.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and...

by Letters to the editor on 30 October 2012 - 6:08pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I'm writing because the citizens of Canada need to act quickly to prevent PM (Stephen) Harper from pushing an extremely dangerous piece of legislation through parliament without a single debate or vote.

Its called the Canada-China Foreign Investment Partnership Agreement (FIPA) and its purpose is to open the door to...

by Letters to the editor on 23 October 2012 - 5:03pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Once again Remembrance Day will soon be upon us.

A time for Canadians of all ages to remember the more than one hundred thousand fellow citizens who fought, bled and died protecting our freedoms along with the countless others who have served our country.

But Remembrance Day should not only be reserved to remember those...

by Letters to the editor on 15 October 2012 - 4:59pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our Province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive --- or, more often, fail to receive.

As a practicing, licensed health care provider (i.e., clinical health psychologist in the Province of Alberta for...