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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 3 May 2023 - 10:33am

To The Editor:

I am writing to express my total opposition to fracking in BC and anywhere in the world.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves drilling deep into the earth and directing a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals at a rock layer, to release the gas inside.

Fracking for gas in northeast BC produces methane...

by Letters to the editor on 30 April 2023 - 9:34am

To The Editor:

An Open Letter to the RDCK Directors and fellow citizens:

Dear Directors:

I am writing to express my full support for the immediate implementation of the Climate Action Plan you have drafted.  I applaud the decision to take the plan to open houses around the district: that is...

by Letters to the editor on 24 April 2023 - 6:48am

To The Editor:

A small group of people seem bent on hijacking the RDCK climate plan. It is unclear why -- the plan is clearly designed to make life easier for rural residents facing the uncertainties of our changing climate. The plan includes no new bylaws or taxation, and it builds on existing programs that are already in the works. So why all the fuss?

by The Nelson Daily Sports on 3 April 2023 - 8:42am

To The Editor:

The last segment of its 6th big report on the climate crisis was released last week by the International Panel on Climate Change last week.  It’s being framed in the media as “the last warning”.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was typically strong in his remarks: 

“This report is a clarion call to massively fast-track climate...

by Letters to the editor on 6 March 2023 - 8:12am

To The Editor:

On the subject of homelessness, which Nelson, and all Canada, must do something about, my public comments have blamed this sad situation on the consequences of capitalist values (the drive to maximize profit) ruling our market. However, some research has made me reconsider.

There's a severe mis-fit between supply and demand.

How did...

by Letters to the editor on 6 February 2023 - 9:13am

To the Editor:

In recent editions of the Nelson Star, the following articles: “A Reflection of Service” by Pat Dooley, “Appreciation To Friends and Family of Buck Crawford” written by his adult children, and “Adult Lunch Bucket’s Donation to KidSport Nelson in honour of Keith McFadyen” caused me to pause and reflect.

We are so fortunate to have...

by Letters to the editor on 1 February 2023 - 3:30pm

Dear Editor,

With Alzheimer’s Awareness month coming to a close, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to say a big thank you to the people of the West Kootenay for joining forces with us to raise awareness and flipping the script on stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. That world...

by Letters to the editor on 6 January 2023 - 4:36pm
To The Editor:
The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society apologizes to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, all Nelson Leafs fans, hockey fans in general and all member clubs of the KIJHL for the on-ice events of Saturday, December 31, 2022.
As a proud member of the KIJHL the Nelson Leafs failed to abide by League principles to encourage...
by Letters to the editor on 5 December 2022 - 11:08am

To The Editor:

Thanks to reporter Timothy Schafer and The Nelson Daily for their on-going coverage of local politics, and the story from Nov 2, headlined ‘Lifestyle leads list of labour issues as business grapples with survival.’

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce wanted to provide some clarity on the findings of its three-part State of...

by Letters to the editor on 29 November 2022 - 10:13am

To The Editor:

An American observer of his nation's public discourse in 2020 said this: "Americans do not understand one another, do not trust one another, and do not like one another."

Canadians generally believe our public sphere is nowhere near as toxic as what is seen in the USA.

I will own up to this: I really have difficulty liking...