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Letters to the Editor

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 21 July 2021 - 12:24pm

Dear friends,

We join in your excitement as we start to feel that our lives are normal again. It has been so wonderful to hug friends, see family, host a party and watch sports in person.

But we are writing to caution you that COVID-19 is not gone. Wherever vaccination rates are lower we are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 and this includes Castlegar! In...

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...

by Interior Health Authority on 5 May 2021 - 3:16pm
COVID-19 has impacted each of us in many ways. One of the areas that we are monitoring closely is mental health. Mental health affects all of us.

As we mark the 70th annual Mental Health Awareness Week I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the toll that the ongoing pandemic is having on people’s feelings of stress, loneliness, and anxiety.


by Letters to the editor on 5 May 2021 - 2:39pm

To the Citizens of Rossland From Rossland City Council:

Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore is currently in the USA. While not breaking any laws, she travelled contrary to current Federal and Provincial Public Health recommendations against non-essential travel which has raised significant concerns in our community.

While Mayor Moore has responded publicly on...

by Letters to the editor on 4 May 2021 - 3:14pm

To The Editor:

It is with great sadness that we must announce the Cancellation of Rossland Golden City Days and the Rossland Fall Fair.

The Golden City Days Committee and the Rossland Fall Fair committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19. 

After discussing the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19,...