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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 7 October 2013 - 12:06pm

Colonial rule raises its ugly head again.

The failure of the US government to continue to operate is yet another example of how screwed up our colonial style governments really are:

While we have democratic elections, we do not have democratic governments.

Our politicians do not want democracy and arrogantly insist on forming one dysfunctional minority...

by Letters to the editor on 6 October 2013 - 1:10pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce Emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities which are serviced by Kaslo. 

Contrary to The Ministry of Health’s strategic goal #3 which speaks to accessibility of timely, safe, and...

by Barry Brandow on 30 July 2013 - 10:19am

The recent announcement by BC Timber Sales that the perimeter of the Class A Gladstone Provincial Park in the Lynch Creek watershed will be logged is hardly surprising.

Very few politicians and bureaucrats respect our democratic system of governance and repeatedly take advantage of the largest and most important stakeholder group, unfortunately the most impotent “we the people”. This...

by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...

by Contributor on 18 June 2013 - 9:21pm

Dear Editor,

It is my pleasure to write a letter supporting the Red Mountain Academy.  I feel confident that an academic partnership between the Academy and Self Design High (SDH) will provide a favorable outcome for all involved; students, athletes and parents.  It will be a “win win” situation for all.

Online schooling has demonstrated success...

by Contributor on 17 June 2013 - 6:15pm

One morning when I was “in town” I decided to take a few hours out of my busy schedule to wander around to admire the beautiful hanging baskets and other flower displays.  I walked around the grounds of the art gallery, city hall and Gyro Park.  I was so impressed!  In the air the “city” seemed to be saying – “Welcome!  Welcome! Welcome!  Stay awhile! Enjoy me! I’m here for you!  I’m all...

by Graham Kenyon on 14 June 2013 - 7:42am

Dear Editor,

Ken Holmes’ recent critique of the new Kootenay Energy Diet initiative was puzzling to me, not so much the pedantic detail offered to support his criticism, but rather the difficulty I have in...

by Grand Forks and District Public Library on 6 June 2013 - 8:52pm

Hi Folks!

We have a little suggestion box in the library. It’s off to the side of the checkout desk – a small, wooden treasure chest. We receive all sorts of comments, and I’ve decided to include some of them, along with my responses:

Q: Would love to have reservations for magazines, please! The library used to!

A: That’s a great...

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Barry Brandow on 1 June 2013 - 10:11pm

One of the major reasons cougar sightings have increased recently is the dramatic decline in the province’s deer population, their traditional prey.

Contrary to the pathetic posturing of fish and wildlife staff and organized hunters the ungulate populations in our province are in serious trouble. Although there are a number of reasons the most prominent and egregious is liberalized...

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