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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 19 August 2019 - 9:18am

To The Editor:

I find the reasons for the glyphosate ban being forwarded by the RDCK bothmisguided and misleading.

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson stated in 2018 that reforested areas were being sprayed to kill back broadleaf species and give conifers a chance to establish themselves. He further stated that the Ministry is producing hardier conifers that...

by Letters to the editor on 14 August 2019 - 4:02pm

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

On behalf of the City of Rossland’s council, I am writing to you to express our support for dissolving the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. The recent Court of Appeals ruling stating that no significant progress has been made on the development has given the Province a golden opportunity to re-assess the project and make some common-sense...

by Letters to the editor on 11 August 2019 - 1:11pm

To The Editor:

In the lead up to the 2019 federal election MP Wayne Stetski talks a good line on climate change, but can we rely on him to oppose BC minority NDP and federal Liberal government fossil fuel expansion policies?

When Burnaby-South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart was arrested alongside Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, in opposition to the...

by Letters to the editor on 14 July 2019 - 3:18pm

To The Editor:

Wish: federal parties' political hierarchies take first steps towards a cross-party climate ”war cabinet”, as suggested in the Green Party’s "Mission Possible”.

They model working together to strategically capture more seats and proportional representation, in order to deal with the Climate Crisis and ultimately also the generational...

by Letters to the editor on 9 July 2019 - 8:17pm

To The Editor:

I recently heard the difficulties of corner stores are experiencing in our city — some unable to keep doors open due to lack of business. 

Is it cost of goods or availability of product or the lack of information to the surrounding blocks of the availability of service?

Rosemont grocery recently closed and I am concerned we may lose...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2019 - 12:20pm

To The Editor:

Denmark recently had an election, prior to which 1.2 percent of the population called for a more aggressive response to the climate emergency.  Danes now have a government that has strengthened its 2030 target to reduce carbon emissions by 70% below the 1990 level.

Canada's pitiful target is 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

If 452,000...

by Letters to the editor on 9 June 2019 - 3:01pm

To The Editor:

When I arrived in Nelson 49 years ago, I was deeply saddened by how the local environment was being treated.

The City of Nelson was burying garbage on its Kootenay River waterfront and occasionally burning cardboard and wood waste there. The Kootenay Forest Products mill pumped smoke into the air and spewed fly ash throughout Fairview....

by Letters to the editor on 5 June 2019 - 7:16am

To The Editor:

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us what should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon? 

When I consider that everything we do happens within “the environment”, locally and globally and that environment is being impacted by serious...

by Letters to the editor on 3 June 2019 - 11:49am

Dear Editor,

There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon?  When I consider that everything we do happens within “the environment”, locally and globally and that environment is being impacted by serious climate disruption, I will be looking...

by Letters to the editor on 2 June 2019 - 6:21pm

To The Editor:

On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.

When I returned...

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