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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 24 February 2020 - 8:27am

To The Editor:

I will confess that for big projects, I think flow charts are a useful graphic to map the path from start to completion.

In the context of the December 20, 2019 news release from Environment and Climate Change Canada, I noticed part of their statement: … “Canada will develop a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and will set legally...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2020 - 6:26am

To The Editor:

Scientists know that First Nations people have lived in what is now Canada for at least 12,000 years.

Europeans arrived about 500 years ago and colonized the land. At first, Indigenous people were treated as allies. As more and more settlers arrived from Europe and the demand for land increased, administrators began to regard First Nations...

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2020 - 10:36am

In support of the January 25th Global Day of Action calling for No War on Iran, approximately 80 people who gathered at Castlegar United Church
urged all Federal party leaders to work to avoid a catastrophic war.  They wrote:
Whereas the USA may launch a war on Iran;
Whereas such a war will involve Canada;
Whereas such a war could lead to a world nuclear war;...

by Letters to the editor on 14 January 2020 - 6:24am

To The Editor:

A mindboggling 292 square kilometer open pit mine in norther Albertais quietly working its way through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s approval process.

This behemoth relies on relentless growth in oil demand at a time of growing climate instability. 

 Frontier would pump out an annual 4.1 megatonnes of climate-...

by Letters to the editor on 9 January 2020 - 7:43pm

To The Editor:

I read the submitted article (published Tuesday, December 31, 2019) on the online (The Nelson Daily) site from the Nature Conservancy of Canada suggesting to leave Christmas trees in backyards to slowly decay.

While I...

by Letters to the editor on 16 December 2019 - 8:25am

To The Editor:

Last month, more than 11,000 scientists from around the world declared that our earth is facing a climate emergency. This news isn’t exactly new - alarming climate change trends have been noted by world scientists for over 40 years. Yet greenhouse gas emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the earth's climate....

by Letters to the editor on 3 December 2019 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

Civil Rights lawyer Gary Haugen is concerned with the human capacity for compassion. He says of the genocide in Rwanda, that it was one of the world’s greatest failures of simple compassion.

Today we are faced with another call for compassion.

(Recently) The Lancet, a prestigious...

by Letters to the editor on 1 December 2019 - 4:55pm

To The Editor:

Bill 41, the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, is poised to pass (soon), having passed first and second reading with unanimous support. This is exceptionally good news for all of us.

The history of colonialism in BC is becoming more well known. It is clear that we new-comers have profited greatly from the...

by Letters to the editor on 24 November 2019 - 7:13pm

To The Editor:

MP Morrison: Our children’s health at risk 

(Recently), a special report by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet included sobering news about how climate change is impacting our children’s health: “The life of every child born today will be profoundly affected by climate change. Without accelerated...

by Letters to the editor on 18 November 2019 - 6:46am

To The Editor:

This new city council certainly has its climate emergency agenda proponents.

A day doesn't go by without another scary article announcing world ending global warming unless we do something immediately. Cities are signing on to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

What is Nelson doing?

Natural gas heating is one of our biggest uses...

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