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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 10 May 2019 - 2:35pm

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers...

by Letters to the editor on 26 April 2019 - 12:28am

To the Editor:

You may have heard in the news about a draft agreement on protecting BC’s endangered mountain caribou. Unfortunately, this recovery plan for herds in central BC has resulted in misinformed — and often racist — backlash.

Caribou across the province continue to be displaced from their critical habitat as our human footprint grows...

by Letters to the editor on 23 April 2019 - 10:54am

To The Editor:

With the transitional relief of Spring lighting up our lifestyles - allowing us some space to refresh and relish our step, making room for hope, enthusiasm and a time for excitement. 

This year, though, I am beginning to sense a potential conflict while moving around Nelson. I’ve observed two things: firstly, a fresh, wonderfully nifty...

by Letters to the editor on 22 April 2019 - 2:07am

To The Editor:

Accidents can happen in a split second. As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help pass on The War Amps PLAYSAFE message.

I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents. As a leg amputee, I also know...

by Letters to the editor on 25 March 2019 - 7:17am

To The Editor:

A number of reasons!

 I say “we” because this is bigger than just me, I am connected to something much greater and there are a number of people with the same concerns. (So I will say “I” or “we” while not taking credit for anything.)

We tried reaching out to our local MLA Michelle Mungall (who locked her doors to the public a few...

by Letters to the editor on 22 March 2019 - 6:01am

To The Editor:

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced (Thursday) that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional Park and preserved from logging.

We’re grateful that the RDCK, with the help of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), has...

by Contributor on 18 March 2019 - 1:46pm

The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) congratulates the provincial government for launching the first ever poverty reduction plan for B.C.: TogetherBC. After a decade of advocacy, B.C. is no longer the only province without a poverty reduction strategy. The BCPRC welcomes the strong start outlined in the plan tracking previous investments and those featured in this year’s...

by Letters to the editor on 18 March 2019 - 11:06am

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Letters to the editor on 14 March 2019 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

RE: Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou: study

Despite compelling evidence that caribou will disappear without mature forests, ...

by Letters to the editor on 11 March 2019 - 7:41am

To The Editor:

In response to a recent editorial by Minister Mungall, I direct readers to the report referred to by the Minister, which states, in a section entitled “Waneta Expansion EPA”: 

"Ultimately, this review was not able to determine why or to whom the Waneta Expansion project was important or why BC Hydro was directed to accept...

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