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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 27 January 2020 - 10:36am

In support of the January 25th Global Day of Action calling for No War on Iran, approximately 80 people who gathered at Castlegar United Church
urged all Federal party leaders to work to avoid a catastrophic war.  They wrote:
Whereas the USA may launch a war on Iran;
Whereas such a war will involve Canada;
Whereas such a war could lead to a world nuclear war;...

by Letters to the editor on 14 January 2020 - 6:24am

To The Editor:

A mindboggling 292 square kilometer open pit mine in norther Albertais quietly working its way through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s approval process.

This behemoth relies on relentless growth in oil demand at a time of growing climate instability. 

 Frontier would pump out an annual 4.1 megatonnes of climate-...

by Letters to the editor on 9 January 2020 - 7:43pm

To The Editor:

I read the submitted article (published Tuesday, December 31, 2019) on the online (The Nelson Daily) site from the Nature Conservancy of Canada suggesting to leave Christmas trees in backyards to slowly decay.

While I...

by Letters to the editor on 16 December 2019 - 8:25am

To The Editor:

Last month, more than 11,000 scientists from around the world declared that our earth is facing a climate emergency. This news isn’t exactly new - alarming climate change trends have been noted by world scientists for over 40 years. Yet greenhouse gas emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the earth's climate....

by Letters to the editor on 3 December 2019 - 7:28pm

To The Editor:

Civil Rights lawyer Gary Haugen is concerned with the human capacity for compassion. He says of the genocide in Rwanda, that it was one of the world’s greatest failures of simple compassion.

Today we are faced with another call for compassion.

(Recently) The Lancet, a prestigious...

by Letters to the editor on 1 December 2019 - 4:55pm

To The Editor:

Bill 41, the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, is poised to pass (soon), having passed first and second reading with unanimous support. This is exceptionally good news for all of us.

The history of colonialism in BC is becoming more well known. It is clear that we new-comers have profited greatly from the...

by Letters to the editor on 24 November 2019 - 7:13pm

To The Editor:

MP Morrison: Our children’s health at risk 

(Recently), a special report by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet included sobering news about how climate change is impacting our children’s health: “The life of every child born today will be profoundly affected by climate change. Without accelerated...

by Letters to the editor on 11 November 2019 - 2:19pm

To The Editor:

On the November first weekend the Creston Curling Club held a benefit bonspiel for the Nelson Curling Club, to help Nelson pay for repairs to their ice plant.

The Bonspiel raised almost $10,000, and is a first of its kind in this area and perhaps anywhere in Canada. The Creston Club worked extremely hard using volunteers as usual to put on...

by Letters to the editor on 11 November 2019 - 9:03am

To The Editor:

To Wayne Stetski, my thanks for his service, and a piece of advice — if the NDP are afraid to call themselves socialist, as their forerunners the CCF were not, then his party does not deserve to attract support from the Liberals.

Fight for the "S word" and make it your own, not what your enemies say it is. Americans cannot comprehend nor...

by Letters to the editor on 31 October 2019 - 8:23pm

To The Editor:

I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made up of members of CHAMP, we pay tribute to the veterans who founded the Association and all those who have served our country.

I have participated in Operation Legacy as far back...

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