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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2018 - 5:24pm

To The Editor:

I would like to respond to this proposal for recreational use of a large area of wilderness, south of the Purcell Wilderness Area. 

The impacts of this proposal need to be carefully considered.  Our Crown land is a Public Trust that requires care and respect for all living things and future generations as well. This proposal would see...

by Florio Vassilakakis on 1 May 2018 - 10:09am

In a letter to the editor in the April 19 edition of the Castlegar News, Councillor Bruno Tassone explains his reasoning for voting against a council motion to support the upcoming Regional District Recreation Complex referendum. While I respect his right to support or oppose any motion, I do not accept his asserted reasoning. As elected officials we have a responsibility to...

by Letters to the editor on 29 April 2018 - 7:00am

To The Editor:

Recently, the Fraser Institute released a study that stated Canada’s environmental performance was among the top 10 high-income countries in the world. A news release about the study was published on TheNelsonDaily.com.

The report said...

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2018 - 2:02pm

To The Editor:

I was appalled to hear that the Prime Minister intends to provide a Texas extraction company with billions of tax dollars to foist their dirty pipeline on a reluctant province. 

First of all, the Trudeau government has no such mandate.  This government pledged to be a proactive partner in the fight against climate change and to engage in...

by Letters to the editor on 12 April 2018 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

I find it very disgusting that big business continues to manipulate public opinion with there ill gotten fortunes.

Newspaper, T.V., social media campaigns, are easy for these mega rich companies; and used to manipulate the general public. Health Care is particularly vulnerable to uncompassionate corporations who profit ammensley on the...

by Letters to the editor on 10 April 2018 - 8:03pm

To The Editor:

Asking if pain killers should taste like candy seems like a ridiculous question doesn't it?

Until recently, every pain killer I have taken for my arthritis has not had a very good taste and I thought nothing of it. I bought a bottle of acetaminophen in a local drugstore with the store brand name Atoma. It is manufactured by Laboratoires...

by Letters to the editor on 8 April 2018 - 8:50am

To The Editor:

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society Board of Directors, Organization, Coaching Staff, Players and Fans would like to send our utmost sincere condolences to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Organization, of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

This tragedy hits to the core foundation of all involved in hockey and its fabric within Canada.

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by Letters to the editor on 5 April 2018 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

When I use the terms: fee, tax and price, there is always money involved; but the context varies.  When we pay the price of a dozen eggs – it is clear what the money is for.  Similarly, a fee is often attached to a service such as having others deal with my waste at the Transfer Site. 

A tax has a different rationale.  Whether governments...

by Letters to the editor on 3 April 2018 - 3:12pm

To The Editor:

The release (March 29th, 2018) of a public report by the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) into the fatal police-involved shooting (near Slocan) that occurred in October 2014, raises a number of concerns.

While...

by Letters to the editor on 3 April 2018 - 9:43am

By coincidence, we both arrived in Castlegar around the same time (nearly four years ago for Greg and three years for Elizabeth).

We've both noticed that when friends from elsewhere ask us about Castlegar we generally respond with something like, "I love it here!”

And recently we've both noticed that public dialogue in the Castlegar area has deteriorated, and quickly. It seems...

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