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by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2012 - 5:25pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Calls to end the infamous 'War on Drugs' don't just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore.

Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001.

Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this...

by Letters to the editor on 3 May 2012 - 7:20pm

Editor,  The Nelson Daily

(Mikaiya Austin of Nelson decided to pen her thoughts on why the Heritage City needs a local theatre to watch movies.)

How many people, no matter their age, could honestly say that they hate the movies? I am willing to bet very few.

A night out to the theatre can be magical, romantic, adventurous, emotional, and...

by Letters to the editor on 25 April 2012 - 8:36pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily
Who is the one per cent against whom Occupy wants us to mobilize? A website called Global Rich will tell you.

Unfortunately it uses simple math to calculate who is "rich" and come up with a figure around $47,500 Cdn. as being in the top 1 per cent annual wage earners.

Arithmetically, you are in the 1 %. But...

by Contributor on 19 April 2012 - 5:41pm

Dear Rick Hansen:

I hope that during your next 25 years of raising money for spinal cord research (SCR) we will see the end of inhumane, scientifically fallacious spinal cord experiments on animals. It was 25 years ago when Lifeforce, a Vancouver based ecology and animal rights organization, gave you extensive data about the failure of “animal models” but you went on to fund animal...

by Contributor on 13 April 2012 - 2:36pm

Dear Editor,

I’ve just been reading your story “Only YOU can prevent cancer now” and can support wholeheartedly the mission of the PCN (Prevent Cancer Now) campaigners.

What I find ironical though, and even hypocritical in some instances, is that we often read about campaigns about...

by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2012 - 11:13am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Below is our response to recent media stories speaking to the safety and reliability of services to Trail versus Castlegar airports.

The primary focus of the stories was on recently released data showing the Trail service being more reliable than the service in Castlegar.

The higher reliability of the Trail service is due to two...

by Letters to the editor on 5 April 2012 - 9:06am

Editor, the Nelson Daily:
I appreciated the recent editorial cartoon of Harper and his welcome mat to China in your recent edition.

Just after I saw that, I read that the Wildrose Party of Alberta had proposed a pipeline policy for Canada that seems -- dare I say this about a right-wing party? -- "progressive." An all-Canadian pipeline to Atlantic Canada...

by Contributor on 25 March 2012 - 6:43pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On April 5, 2011 (yes, almost one entire year ago), I wrote Councillor Deb Kozak about the City's plans for the vacant Nelson Movie Theatre — which at that point had been unoccupied for several months. 

I had left manyunanswered voice mail messages for the City Manager — with no response whatsoever.  And to her credit, ...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2012 - 7:06pm

The Nelson Daily has obtained a copy of the letter Kootenay Lake Superintendent of Schools/CEO Jeff Jones is sending home to parents in School District No. 8.

Dear Parents:

I am pleased that teachers and students were back in classes today, learning in safe and effective environments throughout our District.

At this time I am uncertain as to what will happen next...

by Contributor on 21 February 2012 - 3:41pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4.

We want the community of Castlegar to know that our priority is to provide quality and safe patient care. The nurses at Castlegar Hospital will continue to advocate for improvements so that high quality care will be there...