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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 3 June 2019 - 11:49am

Dear Editor,

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon?  When I consider that everything we do happens within “the environment”, locally and globally and that environment is being impacted by serious climate disruption, I will be looking...

by Letters to the editor on 2 June 2019 - 6:21pm

To The Editor:

On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.

When I returned...

by Letters to the editor on 12 May 2019 - 5:27pm

To The Editor:

This Fall, the call will come for the opportunity to run the business of the nation. 

There will be at least four major companies making a pitch for that job. We know them as ‘political parties’. When contracting any company, it’s important that ‘deliverables’ are not just vague promises, but are supported with time lines and measureable...

by Letters to the editor on 10 May 2019 - 2:35pm

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers...

by Deb McIntosh on 4 May 2019 - 2:03pm

Dear Editor,

I would like to open the conversation up on homelessness in our area. We have people who are needing help and understanding. In fact, many of them are people who have grown up here who have just hit a rough patch. Some have never had a run-in with the law and others who are simply poor, which is not a crime. Yes, some have addictions and if they are given housing and useful...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2019 - 12:28am

To the Editor:

You may have heard in the news about a draft agreement on protecting BC’s endangered mountain caribou. Unfortunately, this recovery plan for herds in central BC has resulted in misinformed — and often racist — backlash.

Caribou across the province continue to be displaced from their critical habitat as our human footprint grows...

by Letters to the editor on 23 April 2019 - 10:54am

To The Editor:

With the transitional relief of Spring lighting up our lifestyles - allowing us some space to refresh and relish our step, making room for hope, enthusiasm and a time for excitement. 

This year, though, I am beginning to sense a potential conflict while moving around Nelson. I’ve observed two things: firstly, a fresh, wonderfully nifty...

by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2019 - 2:07am

To The Editor:

Accidents can happen in a split second. As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help pass on The War Amps PLAYSAFE message.

I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents. As a leg amputee, I also know...

by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2019 - 1:30pm

To the editor,

Regarding last week's council meeting, wherein the city, as represented by its council, once again laid bare its parochial colours of phobic postulation and intolerant ideation:

I haven't been following too closely the fallout because, as you might surmise, it sets me off- I might almost use the word "triggering" if it didn't come slathered with the...

by Susan Heaton-Sherstobitoff on 4 April 2019 - 3:24pm

At Monday, April 1st council meeting a gentleman stood up and made some very inappropriate homophobic comments, along with comments about the homelessness in our community. When I got home, I could not sleep as it really bothered me that not one of us on council or our staff intervened to tell him to sit down and be quiet - and for that I...