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Letters to the Editor

by John Malcolm on 16 October 2013 - 3:57pm

I have read with interest some of the comments and letters written about the City's hiring of a second Deputy Fire Chief. I have been interested to see the comments because often times when members of our community write, they have brilliant ideas and cogent arguments that serve the community well. It is this reason that Council goes to considerable lengths to present its annual budget for...

by Jason Peil on 13 October 2013 - 11:40am

To the City of Castlegar,

Thanks goes out to Deb McIntosh for bringing forward the idea of rainbow crosswalks downtown! Cheers to her and to the City Council for making the effort to make a symbolic gesture of tolerance and respect for diversity. Not only is it coming from a genuine place of good will, it's coming from the heart, and that makes it worth so much more than just a few...

by Contributor on 7 October 2013 - 12:17pm

Dear Editor.

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority...

by Letters to the editor on 7 October 2013 - 11:37am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Logging activities concern all who live in the Six Mile North Shore area
for potentially many years to come. 

Ministry of Forests has given Kalesnikoff Lumber permission to log extensively in the Duhamel Creek Watershed and Six Mile area, and the Licensee states they are about to apply for another logging permit, in...

by Letters to the editor on 6 October 2013 - 1:10pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce Emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities which are serviced by Kaslo. 

Contrary to The Ministry of Health’s strategic goal #3 which speaks to accessibility of timely, safe, and...

by Deb McIntosh on 27 September 2013 - 9:55am

Editor's Note: This letter is in response to a missive sent to the Castlegar News by a local resident, in which the resident condemns three city councillors for their attendance representing Castlegar at Nelson's Gay Pride event last summer:

Dear Mr. Kemperman,

In response to your letter, let me assure you that I...

by Letters to the editor on 29 August 2013 - 11:09am

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Doesn’t it just cream your corn when you witness a situation that you have no control over?  One knows there is a problem and it needs to be solved however, helplessness seems to control the moment.  Am I the only person with skull cramps caused by incomprehension of our health system?
While waiting to see a doctor at a...

by Contributor on 22 August 2013 - 10:48am

This is for everyone who feels a need to share this photo (the one attached to this story). As someone on assistance, this is very hurtful.

I do not choose to be disabled. But it most certainly does not define me as a human being, nor does it diminish my worth. I have done thousands of hours of volunteer work and have saton many committees. Many of us on assistance give back to...

by Contributor on 14 August 2013 - 10:12pm

To Whom it may concern.

The Winlaw Fire Department is a volunteer group that has come together to help their community in the event of an emergency. We were recently asked by the Regional Fire Chief to provide traffic control for a nonemergency community event, I refused. Disciplinary action has now being taken against me for...

by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...