Letters to the Editor
Well, quite the day was Tuesday. While my wife Carolyn was in Kentucky for the famous Derby, my daughter Casey and I were in a bit of a track meet ourselves.
As everyone knows by now, one of our llamas got out of her enclosure and went for a sight seeing tour of Ootischenia and Castlegar. While it has been written that Cocoa has been on the “lam” three times, the truth is this is her...
The Editor, The Nelson Daily:
Calls to end the infamous 'War on Drugs' don't just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore.
Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001.
Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this...
To the Editor:
Once again it is spring in the land of Happily Ever After and the mayor's thoughts have turned to travel.
Some time ago in his not so peaceful court he was rebuked for his travel plans to a far and distant kingdom. However, being the King of the land, he said to his court, nay I shall bring this back to court and I shall take even more of you on our journey. Now...
Dear Rick Hansen:
I hope that during your next 25 years of raising money for spinal cord research (SCR) we will see the end of inhumane, scientifically fallacious spinal cord experiments on animals. It was 25 years ago when Lifeforce, a Vancouver based ecology and animal rights organization, gave you extensive data about the failure of “animal models” but you went on to fund animal...
I’ve just been reading your story “Only YOU can prevent cancer now” and can support wholeheartedly the mission of the PCN (Prevent Cancer Now) campaigners.
What I find ironical though, and even hypocritical in some instances, is that we often read about campaigns about...
Editor, The Nelson Daily
Below is our response to recent media stories speaking to the safety and reliability of services to Trail versus Castlegar airports.
The primary focus of the stories was on recently released data showing the Trail service being more reliable than the service in Castlegar.
The higher reliability of the Trail service is due to two...
Road maintenance in our area has deteriorated drastically over the last few years.
During the first 10 years of privatization of highways maintenance the system worked fine. The Ministry required the contractors to maintain the same number of employees, equipment and yards that the M.O.H. previously had.
The Ministry had full time inspectors making sure...
BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4. We want the community of Castlegar to know that our priority is to provide quality and safe patient care. The nurses at Castlegar Hospital will continue to advocate for improvements so that high quality care will be there for you.
The Castlegar emergency nurses...
Editor, The Nelson Daily
On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.
The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.
For years, hospitals across BC have been...
February 13, 2012
The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Room 707 Confederation Building
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Dear Minister Finley,
Enclosed please find two letters from constituents which represent the feedback my office has been receiving since the Prime...