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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 18 October 2021 - 8:38am

To The Editor:

This past summer, hundreds of wildfires blazed around the world. Driven by extreme heat waves, these fires made one thing abundantly clear: the climate crisis is at our doorsteps and our politicians simply are not acting at the scale and pace we need.

For years, Justin Trudeau has tried to style himself as a climate leader while...

by Letters to the editor on 4 October 2021 - 3:31pm

To The Editor:

Our society is facing three major crises killing our fellow citizens that cry out for individual moral power.

Our human hearts are being asked to respond to the fourth wave of COVID-19, a climate emergency, and an opioid epidemic.

Our actions with regard to the three crises we face are insufficient.

Although the COVID-19...

by Letters to the editor on 28 September 2021 - 4:00pm

An open letter to SOWK residents:

Thank you to everyone that participated and voted in the 2021 Federal Election. Turnout across the country was lower than average so I thank you for taking the time to engage.

Obviously, this election did not turn out how I wanted and I am disappointed and dismayed by the results. I am concerned about the rising...

by Letters to the editor on 7 September 2021 - 8:19am

To The Editor:

There is predictable certainty during election time: grand promises will be made minus the details of how those “deliverables” will actually be delivered, monitored and reported. 

In the context of anthropogenic climate change, the same strategy is used with no mention that inertia will be one of the major delivery tools. 

A harsh...

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...