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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 2 July 2012 - 6:18pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On May 7, a debate in the chambers of Nelson City Council on a motion about legalizing cannabis was profoundly similar to others currently taking place across Canada and the world (Council Debates Legalization of Pot, June 12, 2012).

As an active participant in this debate, I have some suggestions which may help us work...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2012 - 5:25pm

The Editor, The Nelson Daily:

Calls to end the infamous 'War on Drugs' don't just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore.

Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001.

Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this...

by Contributor on 23 April 2012 - 9:20pm

To the Editor:

Thank goodness the Liberals made a good decision in refusing the application to pave a wonderful artery into nature.  We are not Cranbrook and this is not urban Grand Forks.

Locals, British Columbians and people from all over the world, but especially Europeans, travel to enjoy the amazing experience of walking and biking the rail trail.  They do...

by Contributor on 27 March 2012 - 4:57pm

Dear Editor:

After reading the letters and responses regarding the proposed paving of the Trans Canada Trail between Grand Forks and Christina Lake, I feel compelled to respond.

The Grand Forks Community Trails Society and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary partnered in this project. While there have been a large number of letters in support of this development, there...

by Contributor on 11 March 2012 - 3:42pm

To the Editor;

Teachers in the Boundary are very upset and completely disillusioned with the Liberal government's attack on public education and basic union rights that have been fairly negotiated over the past few decades.

To make it clear, teachers would much rather be in classrooms with students and only escalated their job action to a full strike after...

by Contributor on 25 February 2012 - 2:39pm

To the Editor;

I am writing to voice my opposition and conerns with the application under the Ministry's Community Recreation program by the RDKB Area D Regional Director to pave the Trans Canada Trail between Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

My reasons are these:

1.  A good percentage of the trail lies within the City of Grand Forks.
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by Contributor on 20 February 2012 - 9:40am

BC Nurses’ Union members continue to be concerned about the closure of the Castlegar Emergency services on February 4. We want the community of Castlegar to know that our priority is to provide quality and safe patient care. The nurses at Castlegar Hospital will continue to advocate for improvements so that high quality care will be there for you.

The Castlegar emergency nurses...

by Barry Brandow on 19 February 2012 - 12:44pm

To the Editor;

Bruce Davidson an activist from Walkerton, Ontario who has made over one hundred presentations will tell his story in Grand Forks in March. Remember Walkerton, over 2300 seriously ill, seven deaths and over 40 left with serious health problems, all from cow manure in one of the town’s water wells?

Al Grant from Rock Creek will start the evening...

by Anonymous on 15 February 2012 - 4:49pm

Editor, The Nelson Daily

On January 6, 2012, the Health Employers Association of BC suddenly announced a unilateral 9%-14% wage rollback for B.C.’s hospital pharmacists.

The wage rollback is certain to aggravate an ongoing staffing shortage in
BC’s hospital pharmacies, putting all British Columbians at risk.

For years, hospitals across BC have been...

by Contributor on 4 February 2012 - 9:43am

Open letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Forestry and Lands,

Mr. Pryce and Mr. Hendrickson,

I sent an email yesterday opposing the proposed granite mine exploration.  I mentioned the existing popular trail (four seasons) that will be ruined, and the proximity to the Granby river.

After more review of the application, my husband and I have three big concerns...