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Letters to the Editor

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...

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...

by Letters to the editor on 2 April 2019 - 8:24pm

To The Editor:

British Columbians have seen right through Premier Horgan’s last minute “public consultation” on caribou recovery efforts. It is clear that staging a half-hearted public engagement was the only thing the NDP deemed necessary to move forward with their pre-determined plan. Forget listening to local residents with years of experience and deep...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2019 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

A number of reasons!

 I say “we” because this is bigger than just me, I am connected to something much greater and there are a number of people with the same concerns. (So I will say “I” or “we” while not taking credit for anything.)

We tried reaching out to our local MLA Michelle Mungall (who locked her doors to the public a few...

by Letters to the editor on 22 March 2019 - 6:01am

To The Editor:

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced (Thursday) that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional Park and preserved from logging.

We’re grateful that the RDCK, with the help of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), has...

by Contributor on 18 March 2019 - 1:46pm

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy. The BCPRC welcomes the strong start outlined in the plan tracking previous investments and those featured in this year’s...

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