Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lot of work ahead for Canadians

Letter: Lot of work ahead for Canadians

To The Editor:

Canada drew upon its compassion during the Paris Climate Summit.  Knowing that if our carbon emissions continue unchanged, some of the earliest and most tangible consequences are to island nations in the southern hemisphere.

They will be overwhelmed by the rising sea level, lives and livelihoods lost, and so we made a commitment: A pledge that we would not allow rising global temperatures to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius.

It’s a remarkable promise, since October 2016 saw a 1 degree global rise in temperature. 

Letter: Paris Climate Summit, A historic first

Letter: Paris Climate Summit, A historic first

To The Editor:

Negotiations are difficult by nature.  Managing negotiations between 195 countries is nearly impossible.  This was the dilemma facing the negotiators of the Paris climate Summit.  To solve it they brought in a unique management strategy.

The trick to getting through over-complicated negotiations comes from the Zulu people of South Africa, called “induba”.

LETTER: B.C. needs to fix its record of brutal inaction on poverty policy

LETTER: B.C. needs to fix its record of brutal inaction on poverty policy

Dear Editor,

In response to Deb McIntosh’s recent letter re: the Community Harvest Food  Bank’s struggles to assist families and individuals living in poverty, we suggest it is high time that our wealthy province makes  some meaningful policy changes so that the families of one in five children in BC don’t have to be dependent on charity to survive.

LETTER: Calendar conundrum confounds contributor

LETTER: Calendar conundrum confounds contributor

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

LETTER: Condemning kindness makes no sense - spread it, instead

LETTER:  Condemning kindness makes no sense - spread it, instead

A flurry of letters and Facebook posts demanding we stop the Syrian refugee immigration and take care of our homeless and vets before refugees got us thinking.

Head of Food Bank says local working families going hungry, homeless

Head of Food Bank says local working families going hungry, homeless

Dear Premier Clarke, Katrine Conroy MLA, Richard Cannings MP, Prime Minister Trudeau,

Letter: Nelson's off leash dog park no longer safe to visit

Letter: Nelson's off leash dog park no longer safe to visit

To The Editor:

I am writing to alert dog loving Nelsonites that the off leash dog park by the lake is no longer safe to visit.

A few months ago my friends dog Scout was attacked by a vicious off lead dog and was severely injured.

Letter: Do the Math

Letter: Do the Math

To the Editor:

Dear Ms Stead:

The Globe and Mail has just written off the Green Party of Canada as irrelevant as a result of the election numbers they have found. I suggest they do their sums again.

In the three provinces where the Green Party have an elected MP and/or an elected MLA the results were as follows:

LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

To The Editor:

Many environmentalists and climate-warming panic artists have bemoaned Stephen Harper’s less than speedy transition to non-carbon sources of power.