Letters

Swimmers need a slow lane

Swimmers need a slow lane

Dear Editor, I went to the one-hour long adult public swim tonight…

Swimmers need a slow lane
Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

  • Jun 15, 2019
Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)
LETTER: Customers should not have to pay for BC Hydro Crisis Fund

LETTER: Customers should not have to pay for BC Hydro Crisis Fund

Open letter to all residential BC Hydro customers: Are you aware of…

  • Jun 14, 2019
LETTER: Customers should not have to pay for BC Hydro Crisis Fund
To clarify, the downtown belongs to all of us

To clarify, the downtown belongs to all of us

If the province won’t help with downtown vagrancy, the city must explore solutions

To clarify, the downtown belongs to all of us
Unelected senate interfering with our democracy

Unelected senate interfering with our democracy

Dear Editor, An unelected Senate is interfering with the democratic process of…

Unelected senate interfering with our democracy
LETTER: CMSD82 trustees not listening to their communities

LETTER: CMSD82 trustees not listening to their communities

Coast Mountains School District’s mission statement is as follows: “Coast Mountains School…

  • Jun 6, 2019
LETTER: CMSD82 trustees not listening to their communities

Terrace needs a helmet bylaw for skatboarders

Terrace needs a helmet bylaw for skatboarders

  • Jun 6, 2019
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)

B.C. Building Trades, not taxpayers, financed my Red Seal training

Union representative responds to Tom Fletcher’s column

  • Jun 5, 2019
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)
Rob Brown nailed it

Rob Brown nailed it

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Rob Brown for his column…

Rob Brown nailed it
Dismayed with discourteous speeders, litterers

Dismayed with discourteous speeders, litterers

Open letter to speeders and litter bugs: Nisga’a Highway a.k.a. Kalum Lake…

Dismayed with discourteous speeders, litterers
LETTER | It is not Bill C-69 breaking this country apart

LETTER | It is not Bill C-69 breaking this country apart

Dear Editor, Bill C-69, dubbed the Impact Assessment Act, would overhaul Canada’s…

LETTER | It is not Bill C-69 breaking this country apart
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

  • May 21, 2019
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)
Thank you Garbathon volunteers

Thank you Garbathon volunteers

Dear Editor, “I was very upset to see the front page photo…

  • May 16, 2019
Thank you Garbathon volunteers
Writer argues the recent shuffle of principals in the school district bears similarities that led to the 1981 illegal teachers’ strike that jumpstarted unionization in the province. Pictured, teacher union activists gathered around a new plaque last year dedicated to strike by the BC Labour Heritage Centre. (Brittany Gervais photo)

LETTER | Troubling lack of transparency in principal demotions

Dear Editor, Thirty-eight years ago this month, the teachers of what was…

  • May 16, 2019
Writer argues the recent shuffle of principals in the school district bears similarities that led to the 1981 illegal teachers’ strike that jumpstarted unionization in the province. Pictured, teacher union activists gathered around a new plaque last year dedicated to strike by the BC Labour Heritage Centre. (Brittany Gervais photo)
Let’s pace ourselves

Let’s pace ourselves

Dear Editor, B.C. now has over 5 million people, according to Statistics…

  • Apr 25, 2019
Let’s pace ourselves
Whose national interest does the Senate committee serve?

Whose national interest does the Senate committee serve?

Dear Editor, The recent Senate committee hearing on Bill C-48, the tanker…

  • Apr 25, 2019
Whose national interest does the Senate committee serve?
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming at a funding announcement for new school playground equipment, March 2019. (B.C. government)

Building a better learning environment for B.C. students

Minister’s message for Education Week, April 23-27

  • Apr 20, 2019
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming at a funding announcement for new school playground equipment, March 2019. (B.C. government)
LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties

LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties

Ingrid Rice is a cartoonist who lives in North Vancouver

  • Apr 15, 2019
LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties
Can you spot the difference?

Can you spot the difference?

Dear Editor, Humans, we are all the same DNA testing has proven…

  • Apr 4, 2019
Can you spot the difference?
Dokie Ridge wind farm near Chetwynd B.C. in 2010. B.C.’s existing wind energy is mostly near the Peace River dams in northeastern B.C. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Student demand to stop carbon fuel use can’t be achieved

Nuclear power is the only technology that would do it quickly

  • Apr 2, 2019
Dokie Ridge wind farm near Chetwynd B.C. in 2010. B.C.’s existing wind energy is mostly near the Peace River dams in northeastern B.C. (Black Press files)