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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 25 May 2020 - 7:17pm

To The Editor:

The re-opening of the economy after COVID-19 provides opportunities to address the climate crisis.  

With the dramatic “bottoming out” of the fossil fuel industry, due to the world market, it is clear that this unstable industry is a dinosaur. 

Headlines recently announced: “Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially...

by Letters to the editor on 21 May 2020 - 2:59pm

Community is everything right now. Reaching out to help others is what living in a small community is about. There are and have been countless wonderful people offering help via Facebook and neighbours just being plain neighbourly. I don’t think there has been anyone more caring, kind and thoughtful than Tony...

by Letters to the editor on 18 May 2020 - 11:11am

Open letter to: Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

As a nurse for over 40 years, I am acutely aware of how humans with a pre-existing health condition are more vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

The same can be said for our earth. This amazing life giving planet to which we are inextricably connected for all our...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2020 - 5:39pm

To The Editor:

Let’s not squander this opportunity!

Are we going to squander a big opportunity to stimulate the economy and fight climate disruption?

Climate change is happening now. ….and it will increase in severity in the coming years! To turn this trend around we must take all opportunities we have to mitigate and adapt to that change. If we are to...

by Letters to the editor on 6 May 2020 - 5:47am

To The Editor,

This May, we remember the Canadians who sacrificed life and limb to help liberate the Netherlands 75 years ago.

I had the privilege of growing up in ...

by Letters to the editor on 16 April 2020 - 11:44am

Dear editor,

The tragedy of this pandemic has inadvertently become a important opportunity for our society to slow down and think carefully about how we live. Before this event we were struggling with another deadly situation albeit one that is occuring much more slowly and is not as obvious or immediate in our perception but still one that needs major attention.

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by Katrine Conroy on 16 April 2020 - 9:48am

Hello friends and neighbours,
These are unusual and uncertain times. Every one of us is experiencing a lot of upheaval,
change, and stress. Our government is working hard to address the many challenges facing
British Columbians, even as they change and develop by the day.  I understand the deep
impacts these changes can have- I too am personally taking life day by...

by Letters to the editor on 14 April 2020 - 4:34pm

To The Editor:

In the face of these uncertain times, many of us are concerned about how our livelihoods will fare: between oil plummeting to under $5 and our local, community-owned shops closing for an indefinite period, we all share the concern of how long this will continue and what will we be facing when it’s over.

Despite the various federal and...

by Contributor on 7 April 2020 - 5:01pm

Open letter to the people of B.C.:

When an outbreak hits a community, one of the most urgent things people want is information. This is human nature, as information allows us to protect ourselves, our families and our loved ones.

Information is at the heart of public health: knowing what our risks are, where they are coming from and who is affected. One of the...

by Letters to the editor on 2 April 2020 - 7:00pm

Dear Editor,

My name is Amy and I am a recent Selkirk College graduate.

When I say recent, I mean recent. I graduated February 28, 2020 and, within days of said graduation, COVID-19 started its climb to the pandemic that it is currently.

I am writing to you because recently-graduated students have been forgotten...

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