Letters

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

  • Jan 23, 2019
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)
LETTER: Libraries the great equalizer

LETTER: Libraries the great equalizer

Libraries are so much more than lenders of books. They bring members…

  • Jan 19, 2019
LETTER: Libraries the great equalizer
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Andrew Wilkinson says B.C. minister’s pipeline protest visit a bridge too far

Premier John Horgan should remove Doug Donaldson from cabinet, opposition leader says

  • Jan 10, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)
Fireworks misery on New Year’s Eve

Fireworks misery on New Year’s Eve

The thing I love most about Parksville is the peace and quiet.…

  • Jan 2, 2019
Fireworks misery on New Year’s Eve
Merry Christmas to young and old. (Photo submitted)

What is happening to our beloved Christmas?

Trying not to offend minority groups or naysayers going too far

  • Dec 8, 2018
Merry Christmas to young and old. (Photo submitted)
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)

LETTER: Andrew Scheer may be most underrated political leader in Western world

Former MP John Weston writes about an evening he hosted with the federal Conservative leader

  • Jul 16, 2018
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Equality, Indigenous equality

Equality, Indigenous equality

Letter from chiefs applauds efforts being made with federal budget

  • Mar 26, 2018
Equality, Indigenous equality
Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

With every fiber of my being as his mother, I have stood resolutely, phone in hand, and said No, I cannot help you with that.

  • Feb 23, 2018
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Weaver fiddles while B.C.’s economic prospects burn

Skeena MLA warns of damage to B.C. investment from Green threats

  • Feb 6, 2018
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

  • Jan 18, 2018
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12, 2018
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Dec 12, 2017
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: I’m voting ‘yes’ to electoral reform

Tom Fletcher defends corporate-backed B.C. Liberals

  • Dec 7, 2017
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Nov 21, 2017
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)