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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 16 February 2021 - 8:13am

To The Editor:

The new NDP majority government campaigned on an election promise to implement all 14 of the old growth review panel recommendations, which was received in April.

One of those recommendations was to ban logging in at-risk old growth forests within 6 months. These deferrals are overdue – they should have been implemented by the...

by Letters to the editor on 7 February 2021 - 8:49am

To The Editor:

Open letter to the Saturday mask and pandemic protesters,

I saw you walking up and down Baker St. on Saturday and wanted to let you know that you scare me. I am 8 months pregnant and the last thing I want is to catch COVID-19 only to slip into a coma while in labour or die as other pregnant women have. While these cases...

by Letters to the editor on 4 February 2021 - 7:02am

Monday, February 1 marked the four year anniversary of Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform.

“We are committed to ensuring that the 2015 election will be the last federal election using FPtP”

It was a key campaign promise which Trudeau repeated over 1800 times. An all party parliamentary committee, ERRE, heard from experts from around the world, MPs sought input from...

by Letters to the editor on 3 February 2021 - 8:17am

Dear Editor:

Monday, February 1 marked the four year anniversary of Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform. 

“We are committed to ensuring that the 2015 election will be the last federal election using FPtP”

It was a key...

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 1:53pm

To The Editor:

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year – its 75th anniversary.

The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, but it has also been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees. To date, more than 1.5 million...

by Letters to the editor on 25 January 2021 - 11:52am

To The Editor:

Congratulations to Brittny Anderson on taking her hard-won seat in the Legislature. In your campaign, Brittny you expressed deep concern about BC’s environmental crises. Now in Victoria you will come up against challenges working with your party on these issues.

We have a half-finished Clean BC climate plan. Building LNG, and the fracking...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:49am

Dear Editor.

We fought global wars, and millions of people died to defend and protect our human rights, including our right to have democratic governments.

Last week’s invasion of the Capital Hill in DC was nothing but a stunning attack on democracy, perpetrated by none other than the President of the United States.

It was the end result of four years of Trump’s insidious...

by Letters to the editor on 11 January 2021 - 9:32am

To The Editor:

Not quite a New Year’s resolution, but being old has allowed me to reflect on how unchanging technology used to be until it changed.  Now those changes are happening so frequently that we can be caught thinking we are up to date. 

Recognizing your information might be old must be accompanied by a willingness to do something to change that...

by Letters to the editor on 30 December 2020 - 12:05pm

To the Editor:

It used to be, and largely still is, considered an act of politeness to let others go first.  In the context of climate change and emissions reductions, this might be described as a rationale for inertia.  China and India are currently used to support that rationale.  Although China tops the emitters list, followed by the USA and then India, both China and India are...

by Letters to the editor on 29 December 2020 - 10:40am

To The Editor:

I have some concerns about the recent hype and media coverage from West Kootenay EcoSociety "100% Renewable Energy Plan", that is being brought by the NGO before a number of local municipalities for adoption.

In the next decade the BC NDP Ministry of Forest plans to clear-cut and truck at least 100,000 loads of old growth forest from the...

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