Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Cannabis opposition a vote for prohibition

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RE: Grand Forks, Nelson - the pot lobby is all around us and Dueling Columnists agree -- on Prohibition!

While researching the legalization of cannabis Mr. Legget must have somehow missed the 2002 report by the Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs. Far from being the "pot lobby" the senate is our chamber of "sober second thought".

Letter to the editor: Not hearing the voice of reason

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Dear Editor,

Regarding the Celgar/Castlegar debacle, I wonder that many people seem to be so clearly on one side or the other.

Does it not occur to anyone to question the City's reported refusal to engage in dialogue with Celgar over the past three years? If true, does that refusal not demonstrate a level of arrogance that matches, if not exceeds, Celgar's arrogance in refusing to abide by the law? If true, the City's refusal to engage in dialogue could well be seen as the opening volley in this skirmish rather than Celgar's refusal to pay its tax bill.

LETTER TO THE PREMIER: MP Atamanenko on Glacier Howser

Alex Atamanenko

Dear Premier Campbell:

On 24 July 2009 I submitted a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office, expressing concerns with the proposed Glacier Howser Private Hydroelectric Project.  Attached please find a copy of this submission.

An overwhelming majority of people in our area are against this project as evidenced by over 1100 people who showed up to a Environmental Assessment hearing held in Kaslo, in addition to over 450 people who attending a public meeting in Nelson.  It is my understanding that the public hearings in the Lardeau Valley and Invermere were also, almost to a person, outspoken against this project.  To my knowledge, of the many emails and letters I have received on this subject, only the proponent’s and a mining contractor’s were supportive.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Act To Save Rivers

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Dear editor: Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday March 26th, is the day of action to keep our rivers wild and our power public. Every step of the way, this campaign has been successfully pushed forward by you. Without all of us out there talking to our family, friends and neighbours, this issue wouldn't be on front pages, TV screens, and radios, and in the hearts of minds of people all across BC. Thank you for helping get the word out about the threat to our rivers and streams.

LETTER: Getting poverty on the election radar

LETTER: Getting poverty on the election radar

 Dear Editor,


We are writing to ask your readers to help us make poverty an issue in this election campaign.  We know the Harper government has the needed funds to reduce poverty, but instead it has chosen to spend billions of our tax dollars for things like the G-8/G-20 Summits, reduced taxes for large corporations, fighter jets and other “big ticket” items which don’t benefit people struggling, and all too often failing, to raise their children and make ends meet.