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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 1 August 2019 - 11:49am

As the owner of MountainHigh Lighting in downtown Castlegar, I urge the city to pursue any initiative in renewable energy and positive environmental change.

We have been leaders in the advancement of LED lighting in this region and strive to support forward thinking citizens in their search for energy efficient...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2019 - 3:18pm

To The Editor:

Wish: federal parties' political hierarchies take first steps towards a cross-party climate ”war cabinet”, as suggested in the Green Party’s "Mission Possible”.

They model working together to strategically capture more seats and proportional representation, in order to deal with the Climate Crisis and ultimately also the generational...

by Letters to the editor on 9 July 2019 - 8:17pm

To The Editor:

I recently heard the difficulties of corner stores are experiencing in our city — some unable to keep doors open due to lack of business. 

Is it cost of goods or availability of product or the lack of information to the surrounding blocks of the availability of service?

Rosemont grocery recently closed and I am concerned we may lose...

by Rev. Greg Powell on 8 July 2019 - 1:49pm

The current humanitarian crisis of migrants and refugees seems overwhelming. The sheer scale of the challenge leaves many feeling disempowered, sometimes resorting to racism or xenophobia.

This is only the beginning.

The best evidence suggests the climate crisis will continue to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis--as if an image of a drowned young father and infant daughter isn't...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2019 - 12:20pm

To The Editor:

Denmark recently had an election, prior to which 1.2 percent of the population called for a more aggressive response to the climate emergency.  Danes now have a government that has strengthened its 2030 target to reduce carbon emissions by 70% below the 1990 level.

Canada's pitiful target is 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

If 452,000...

by Letters to the editor on 4 July 2019 - 12:23pm

Dear Editor,

I have read and shared a number of posts regarding the archaic and controversial speaker at an evangelical event. I don't regret sharing my opinion, at all, for the longest time Castlegar remained relatively silent on a number of issues.

Well, that has changed.


by Letters to the editor on 29 June 2019 - 6:47pm
This weekend, Pass Creek is having an event called the Mighty Men's March, Hosted by an evangelist named Angus Buchan. Here is a link to the event:
This evangelest is incredibly...
by Letters to the editor on 17 June 2019 - 3:22pm

I love being a Councillor.  To be involved in decisions that are bigger than myself is a humbling experience.  The City Staff (Chris, Lucas, Tracey, Nicole & David) have been so welcoming and Bruno has been nothing but kind and supportive every step of the way.  I have learned so much from my fellow councillors:  Dan with his cool and collected approach, always makes a calm rational...

by Letters to the editor on 9 June 2019 - 3:01pm

To The Editor:

When I arrived in Nelson 49 years ago, I was deeply saddened by how the local environment was being treated.

The City of Nelson was burying garbage on its Kootenay River waterfront and occasionally burning cardboard and wood waste there. The Kootenay Forest Products mill pumped smoke into the air and spewed fly ash throughout Fairview....

by Letters to the editor on 5 June 2019 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us what 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...