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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Letters to the editor on 18 March 2019 - 11:06am

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Letters to the editor on 14 March 2019 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

RE: Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou: study

Despite compelling evidence that caribou will disappear without mature forests, ...

by Letters to the editor on 11 March 2019 - 7:41am

To The Editor:

In response to a recent editorial by Minister Mungall, I direct readers to the report referred to by the Minister, which states, in a section entitled “Waneta Expansion EPA”: 

"Ultimately, this review was not able to determine why or to whom the Waneta Expansion project was important or why BC Hydro was directed to accept...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2019 - 1:45pm

Dear Council Members,

     I am writing to implore you to reconsider your upcoming tax budget. The proposed 34/35 per cent over five years is astronomical, particularly in light of the current three-per-cent cost of living increase. We have all seen groceries and gasoline prices go up much more than that, which impacts us all as well. We have no control over that. I am a 70-year-old...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2019 - 6:19pm

One of the primary reasons that many citizens are drawn to Castlegar, is the economy.

It attracts people who are not wealthy, like retirees and those on fixed incomes.

Many politicians want to build arbitrary monuments to themselves. They want to be remembered so they can bask in kudos for re-election.

We do not need to become like Nelson. We do not need excessive...

by Letters to the editor on 1 March 2019 - 6:54am

To The Editor:

This week Canadians were shocked to hear the explosive testimony of former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Ms. Wilson-Raybould shared extensive details of inappropriate, and potentially illegal, pressure brought on her by the highest officials of Justin Trudeau’s government and Justin Trudeau himself – all to let a...

by Letters to the editor on 28 February 2019 - 8:08pm

To The Editor:

Our Provincial Government has notified us that invasive species of plants are the intended target of 24 chemicals to be used throughout our lands.

It is ironic that the company responsible for the use of these chemicals is known as Drinkwater.  Indeed, the water and air will not be any better because of the planned use of these chemicals...

by Deb McIntosh on 14 February 2019 - 2:12pm

I’m writing this in response to a widely-publicized column by MP Richard Cannings earlier this week about issues in his riding.

He says, “This week one issue dominated the conversation—housing, housing, housing.”

But there’s no mention of it in reference to Castlegar.

“I met with the new mayor of Castlegar as well, and his priority is the same as the previous mayor—...

by Letters to the editor on 12 February 2019 - 8:43am

OPEN LETTER: The discriminatory, sexist comments about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould being spread by government officials and staff are appalling and condemnable  

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

We demand that you immediately and categorically publicly condemn the racist and sexist innuendo about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould that is being...

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