Commentary

Letter: Let's put an end to strategic voting
by Letters to the ... on May 8 2017 - 7:57am
To The Editor:
 
A strategy to end strategic voting:
 
The political landscape in British Columbia has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember.
 
Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or wasting their vote all together. The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately represented (proportional representation).
 

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Calendar conundrum confounds contributor

LETTER: Calendar conundrum confounds contributor

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

LETTER: Condemning kindness makes no sense - spread it, instead

LETTER:  Condemning kindness makes no sense - spread it, instead

A flurry of letters and Facebook posts demanding we stop the Syrian refugee immigration and take care of our homeless and vets before refugees got us thinking.

Head of Food Bank says local working families going hungry, homeless

Head of Food Bank says local working families going hungry, homeless

Dear Premier Clarke, Katrine Conroy MLA, Richard Cannings MP, Prime Minister Trudeau,

Letter: Nelson's off leash dog park no longer safe to visit

Letter: Nelson's off leash dog park no longer safe to visit

To The Editor:

I am writing to alert dog loving Nelsonites that the off leash dog park by the lake is no longer safe to visit.

A few months ago my friends dog Scout was attacked by a vicious off lead dog and was severely injured.

Letter: Do the Math

Letter: Do the Math

To the Editor:

Dear Ms Stead:

The Globe and Mail has just written off the Green Party of Canada as irrelevant as a result of the election numbers they have found. I suggest they do their sums again.

In the three provinces where the Green Party have an elected MP and/or an elected MLA the results were as follows:

LETTER: Non-RF water metres are an option

LETTER: Non-RF water metres are an option
Dear Editor,
 
Phase 2 of the universal water meter boondoggle is in progress… there were approximately 400 meters remaining to be installed. Here are a few things all residents and homeowners should know:
Were you aware that all homeowners could get a water meter installed without the radio frequency (RF) feature?

LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

LETTER: Federal Conservative candidate weighs in on international issues

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

Letter: Canada right to stay the course

To The Editor:

Many environmentalists and climate-warming panic artists have bemoaned Stephen Harper’s less than speedy transition to non-carbon sources of power. 

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

LETTER: Top two federal parties suppressing and oppressing working class Canada

Is The US Dollar Collapsing, or is it Not? There are three schools of thought on where the US dollar is headed, some say it will be dead before Sept. 2015  is over. Some believe it is business as usual, while a third group points to the US dollar as deflating.

Now I’m a Canadian, and personally, I do not care who is right, or who is wrong. But, what I do care about, and what is abundantly clear to most  working class people, in Canada, is that back in the 1990s, good living wage  jobs came under attack, (with government help) they were dissected into  part-time jobs, and that (with government help) permanent living-wage (living  income) job creation was discontinued, and never restarted.

LETTER: City should check existing water metres

LETTER: City should check existing water metres

How much would it cost for the City of Grand Forks to test the accuracy of local industries' water meters? Last year, the CAO told me it would be too expensive. But, as far back as five years ago, expert engineering companies have been recommending this to our city.

Why would our city be considering installing more water meters if it can't afford to properly take care of the ones it already has?

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