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by Letters to the editor on 30 July 2012 - 9:30am

The Hon. Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Place de Ville, Tower C, 29th Floor, 330 Sparks Street

Otatwa, Ontario, K1A 0N5

RE:  Closure of the Nelson BC DFO Office

Dear Minister:

I write to bring to your attention concerns that are being voiced by local...

by Contributor on 23 July 2012 - 5:35pm

Dear Editor:

I am writing about hearings that are to be held in our area with respect to the way the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has decided to divide up the province between Members of Parliament.

Hearings in our area are scheduled for Nelson on October 2, 2012 and Castlegar on October 3, 2012. None are scheduled for Trail.

One might wonder...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 1:01pm

Open Letter to West Kootenay Residents:

It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don't quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place.

They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our...

by Contributor on 12 July 2012 - 11:20am

Do you care what sort of health care we will have in Canada starting in 2014? Do you want cheaper drug prices? How about health care programs and policies co-ordinated and monitored at a national level? Or having a national strategy to reduce wait times? Or including national standards for home and residential care? All these are on the table as the agreements on health care and transfer...

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 9:10am

Ed Note: See bottom of letter for information about Facebook group supporting urban chickens in Castlegar.

I'm baffled by the arguments Castlegar City Council is using to prohibit backyard chickens in small numbers.

If the concerns really relate to noise, excrement, and attraction of pests - then why do we allow citizens to have dogs?

Dogs bark at all hours.  The...

by Contributor on 28 June 2012 - 8:50am

What has 34 legs, speaks Russian but has no teacher? 

The soon-to-be Grade 3 Russian Bilingual (RB) class.  

Unfortunately, it is the intention of school administration to split this class between two schools: 13 children will remain at Castlegar Primary in a split Grade 2-3 RB class, while four children will be sent to a split Grade3/4 class at Twin Rivers Elementary School....

by Contributor on 10 May 2012 - 4:23pm

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...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2012 - 5:25pm

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...

by Contributor on 3 May 2012 - 5:20pm

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...