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Letters to the Editor

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Barry Brandow on 1 June 2013 - 10:11pm

One of the major reasons cougar sightings have increased recently is the dramatic decline in the province’s deer population, their traditional prey.

Contrary to the pathetic posturing of fish and wildlife staff and organized hunters the ungulate populations in our province are in serious trouble. Although there are a number of reasons the most prominent and egregious is liberalized...

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 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 Contributor on 21 February 2013 - 6:20am

Ed. Note: The following letter is a tribute to Twin Rivers teacher Brian Rigby, who died of a heart attack at the school on Feb. 12.

Dear Editor,
 
My name is Terry, I am Ethan Wiebe's Stepmom.

I wanted you to know that I went to Brian Rigby's Celebration of Life at the Nelson Covenant Church. There were so many people there, standing...
by Katrine Conroy on 1 February 2013 - 4:17pm

Dear editor,

The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour.

Nominations are now being received for the 2013 Order of British Columbia.  If you know anyone in this community who has truly...

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 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 Contributor on 8 October 2012 - 8:52am

Dear editor,

I have previously written about the state of our roads and highways, especially after my family was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in January last year.  Luckily, they walked away with minor injuries but...

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