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.
There are many opinions about the upcoming referendum and proposed upgrades/enhancements (known as Option B). With investments of this size it is understandable to get emotionally involved.
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.
We all have a role in nature conservation
Earth Week is a time to promote awareness and appreciation for our environment, sustainable living and earth awareness.
How much time do citizens need to be informed enough to vote on an issue? Discussions about electoral reform and different forms of proportional representation compared with our long-standing system called “first-past-the-post” have been going on in BC for years.
Transportation accounts for about a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second-highest source, slightly behind the oil and gas industry. In the U.S., it’s the largest source of emissions and pollution.
The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline has dominated news in the past few weeks. The public is divided over whether we should build this pipeline and allow Alberta oil sands output to increase, or whether it presents too much risk to BC’s rivers and coastal environments.
Because it's Sunday (a more casual day, at least in my world), I feel I can write something personal and totally politically irrelevant – just information I stumbled upon which has made my life better, and I want to share.
Canada’s environmental record ranks in the top ten among comparable high-income countries around the world, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.