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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 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 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...

by Letters to the editor on 31 March 2020 - 6:50am

To The Editor:

Grappling with the effects of our humanity and the CoronaVirus outbreak, we are humbled by our inability to stop the virus’s rampage and our lack of control. But at the same time, we are empowered by our collective influence.

We are seeing a mobilization of our unified behaviour made possible through the use of technology. Our leaders can...

by Letters to the editor on 28 March 2020 - 11:21am

Editor:

Two points about the  response of some people to the Covid 19 pandemic:

In the US, one decides one's response on the basis of party-political identification. I say this on the basis of polling by Pew Research.

“Is it raining?” you  may ask an American. “I will get back to you, once I know how the Party formulates our response.” -- might well be the reply. The...

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