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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 August 2021 - 8:16am

To The Editor:

I write about courage of convictions. Afghanistan has fallen. Will Canada admit its mistake making war there? I hope so. Some Nelsonites will know I protested our war there for a decade, on every Remembrance Day from 2002 to 2013, sometimes at personal risk from very angry members of the ceremony crowds. I hope what I did showed courage in my...

by Letters to the editor on 18 July 2021 - 9:21am

To The Editor:

It’s only mid July and Canada is already on track for one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. And, that’s even before we consider the floods, drought and other impacts of the extreme heat we’re seeing this summer.

I’m worried not just because climate change is clearly here, but because our government isn’t acting at the...

by Letters to the editor on 7 July 2021 - 2:59pm

To The Editor:

Here in BC, we're packing our emergency kits, checking weather sites, and wondering why things have reached this critical point.

Both our Prime Minister and Premier campaigned as climate champions. Yet Canada has not once reached a single Paris Agreement target.

Both have subsidized fossil fuels with our tax dollars instead of...

by Letters to the editor on 29 June 2021 - 2:37pm

To The Editor:

This Canada Day I will reflect on what factors in my life have led me to be so obtuse about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous People. 

I am a 7th generation Canadian, from UK and European ancestry who never had to be torn away from my family to go to school.  In school I learned all about my people and their ancient...

by Letters to the editor on 13 May 2021 - 5:35am

To The Editor:

Just before last fall’s election, the BC NDP released its report on old-growth logging.  They said they were implementing all the panel’s recommendations and that they were protecting hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest. One of the recommendations was immediate deferral of logging old-growth forests.

But forestry experts tell us...

by Letters to the editor on 9 May 2021 - 8:20am

To The Editor:

Brittny Anderson, MLA Nelson-Creston

Hello Brittny,

Belated best wishes on your election as our representative in the British Columbia legislature.  Also congratulations on your appointment as the Premier’s Special Advisor on Youth.  I certainly do not envy you in that position of...

by Letters to the editor on 4 May 2021 - 3:14pm

To The Editor:

It is with great sadness that we must announce the Cancellation of Rossland Golden City Days and the Rossland Fall Fair.

The Golden City Days Committee and the Rossland Fall Fair committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19. 

After discussing the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19,...

by Letters to the editor on 9 April 2021 - 5:49am

To The Editor:

Open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

I am deeply distressed with the decisions your government has made and is continuing to make on old growth logging in BC. Fairy Creek is currently the contentious area, but other areas have and will follow...

by Letters to the editor on 16 February 2021 - 11:27am

An Open Letter to Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Katrine Conroy:

Dear Minister Conroy,

Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. We hope you will usher in considerable change from the former destructive...

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...