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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 3 March 2022 - 11:14am

To the citizens of Kootenay Boundary,

Everyone in our region has been stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. We have all been subjected to a barrage of information, advice, and instructions; always evolving and sometimes conflicting. We write...

by Letters to the editor on 27 February 2022 - 10:33am

To The Editor:

I am deeply saddened and extremely angry at what is happening in Ukraine.

You may recall that when I was your Member of Parliament I participated in a diplomatic mission with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Committee (Google MP Stetski goes to Ukraine) to Ukraine, Latvia, Poland and Kazakhstan in 2017.

The purpose of the mission was...

by Letters to the editor on 17 February 2022 - 10:22am

To The Editor: 

Nelson's fire chief submitted a report summer of 2021 regarding ways to mitigate wildfire threats.

The Chief named water as the only proven effective way to effectively battle wildfires once they flare. The Chief referred to rooftop sprinklers and large capacity pumps to move water from the lake to areas of the City under threat.


by Letters to the editor on 13 February 2022 - 10:47am

To The Editor:

In a recent newsletter from our Kootenay – Columbia MP, Rob Morrison, there were some comments with which I fully agree – follow the science and science is not a political prop. 

As we know, science really provides the supporting evidence behind most of the health related policies currently in place.

In his heavily politicized...

by Letters to the editor on 9 February 2022 - 12:25pm

To The Editor:

Recently we witnessed a renewed explosion of anger protesting protective health measures over COVID.  

Prior to last month, we saw smaller virulent expressions and scattered demonstrations opposing vaccines, masks or even social distancing.  This time it has grown into an assault on the citizens of Ottawa, and...

by Letters to the editor on 14 January 2022 - 2:21pm

To The Editor:

I read with interest, an article appearing in the December 31 edition of (Movement to protect old-growth forests in region, province gains some traction)...

by Letters to the editor on 22 November 2021 - 12:09pm

To The Editor:

BC is reeling from floods. A moment those who've paid attention to climate science have been dreading for decades. Ironically right after COP26.

Despite BC's new forestry commitments, old growth is still being logged. And our tax dollars are still being used to subsidize fossil fuels. It's talk and log and frack as usual. Unsurprisingly,...

by Letters to the editor on 9 November 2021 - 8:13am

To The Editor:

Kootenay Lake has had two hatcheries during the last century.

The more notable one was located in Nelson at the base of Cottonwood Falls operating from the early 1900s until about 1962. It was closed after numerous evaluations determined it did little to improve KL fishing. Its primary purpose evolved into stocking local small lakes and...

by Letters to the editor on 25 October 2021 - 1:20pm

To The Editor:

As we approach Remembrance Day, I’d like to pay tribute to the veteran members of The War Amps.

The War Amps was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans...

by Letters to the editor on 20 October 2021 - 1:42pm

To The Editor:

For many years and more so in recent months, the BC Truck Loggers Association has called for a collective vision for forestry in our province. Earlier this month, we renewed the call and asked the BC government to facilitate the way forward, as a matter of urgency.

Forestry has been at the forefront of media attention for the last several...