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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 2 November 2022 - 9:10am

To The Editor:

I served as a Lieutenant with the Queen’s Own Rifles regiment in the Second World War. In 1945, in the Rhine Valley, Germany, I was injured by an anti-personnel mine explosion, resulting in the loss of my left leg below the knee.  

When I returned home from the war, I joined The War Amps and have been a member ever since. This Association...

by Letters to the editor on 27 October 2022 - 9:47am

To The Editor,

As the mantle is being prepared to be passed down from King John to Prince David for the coronation of the new leader of the BC NDP, we should all pause to reflect.

One item of reflection should be how the BC NDP (no relation to the Federal NDPs) and the BC Liberals (no relation to the Federal Liberal party) are appearing to act more and...

by Letters to the editor on 17 October 2022 - 4:31pm

To The Editor:

I'd like to respond to a letter printed on Page 8 of the recent issue of the Nelson Star entitled “Please stop Killing Bears” written by Noreen Clayton.

I have been an organic farmer for over 35 years in the Slocan Valley. Now that I live in Nelson, I continue to grow much of my own vegetables.

I agree that killing so many...

by Letters to the editor on 24 August 2022 - 5:19pm

To The Editor:

In recent weeks there has been a gathering of homeless people behind the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre near Cottonwood Falls Park.  This has resulted in a dangerous and unsightly mess consisting of garbage, used needles and human waste. 

Management of the Recycling Centre has taken this matter most seriously and has hired services...

by Letters to the editor on 27 June 2022 - 2:13pm

To the Editor:

Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka) are a member of the salmonidae family.

They are the non-anadromous form of the sockeye salmon, meaning they do not migrate from the ocean to rivers. Instead they ...

by Letters to the editor on 23 June 2022 - 1:47pm
To The Editor:
Hello Nelson Mayor/Council:
In 1994 I sent Nelson's Mayor (Dave Elliot) and council information from Guelph, Ontario, Canada's first city to have organic waste pickup to compost at a city run compost site.
I hoped the city and regional...
by Letters to the editor on 1 June 2022 - 10:26am

To The Editor:

Dear Premier Horgan,

As a former BC NDP member, I don't get the direction your Party has been taking.

A couple of days ago, peaceful land defenders were removed by the RCMP – many militarized – on the Argenta-Johnsons Landing face in a way that was heavy handed, uncalled for and illegal. According to people...

by Letters to the editor on 26 May 2022 - 10:11am

To The Editor:

The Granite Pointe Board Of Directors is clarifying a misunderstanding regarding the well-being of three known heron nests on the 102-year-old golf course’s property.

“Granite Pointe and its board have for many years aimed to protect the course’s environmental, recreational, and historical values,” says BOD president AM Naqvi, “including...

by Letters to the editor on 16 May 2022 - 1:55pm

To The Editor:

The devastation in Ukraine by Russia, obliterating apartment buildings/housing, schools, hospitals, train stations, etc., shows that Putin is determined to continue on the genocide path.

Should the NATO countries continue the sanctions for some time (even after the war ends) until appropriate compensation is paid to Ukraine in  order to...

by Letters to the editor on 7 March 2022 - 6:54am

To The Editor:

As I watch the deconstruction of the former Mount Saint Francis Hospital, while recalling the “stories of former staff of the long-term care facility and the families of those who were cared for or died there”- Lee Reid’s book, Stories of Mount St. Francis Hospital 1950-2005, I sorrowfully wonder if such tragedy could be...