Letters

Tossing plastic better than burning it

Tossing plastic better than burning it

Editor: Plastic seems much in the news these days. Internationally a shipload…

  • Jul 3, 2019
Tossing plastic better than burning it
First Nations, settlers both deserve respect

First Nations, settlers both deserve respect

Editor: It’s true that across most of British Columbia there are First…

  • Jun 26, 2019
First Nations, settlers both deserve respect
Kindness from strangers on the highway

Kindness from strangers on the highway

Editor: My husband Gary left our home in Burns Lake about noon…

  • Jun 26, 2019
Kindness from strangers on the highway
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Man spits on 7-Eleven manager over mask rule, sparking Vancouver police probe
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has resigned
Trudeau says he will call Biden to save Keystone XL pipeline
Ottawa prioritizing vaccines for Indigenous people
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)
Property taxes burden regular people

Property taxes burden regular people

Editor: Property taxes are strictly a wealth tax. They have little to…

  • Jun 9, 2019
Property taxes burden regular people
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)
Walk to Remember Perry Jr Sebastian

Walk to Remember Perry Jr Sebastian

Editor: Perry Jr Sebastian went missing from the Nee Tahi Buhn reserve…

  • May 22, 2019
Walk to Remember Perry Jr Sebastian
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)
School district needs to communicate more

School district needs to communicate more

Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned parent. A proposal…

  • May 15, 2019
School district needs to communicate more
Bravo Village of Burns Lake

Bravo Village of Burns Lake

Editor: I’ve been a resident of the Burns Lake area since 2015.…

  • May 1, 2019
Bravo Village of Burns Lake
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
Most of us are immigrants

Most of us are immigrants

Editor: This is in response to the “Residents shocked at Soldiers of…

  • Apr 10, 2019
Most of us are immigrants
The privatization of BC’s wildlife

The privatization of BC’s wildlife

Editor: With the stroke of a pen, Minister Doug Donaldson has made…

  • Apr 10, 2019
The privatization of BC’s wildlife
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)
Foreign interests seek profits over environment

Foreign interests seek profits over environment

Editor: In the article “Pro-pipeline group eyes expansion to Burns Lake” from…

  • Mar 27, 2019
Foreign interests seek profits over environment
Hereditary chiefs represent Lake Babine Nation

Hereditary chiefs represent Lake Babine Nation

Editor: As a matter of their indigenous system of governance and law,…

  • Mar 6, 2019
Hereditary chiefs represent Lake Babine Nation
Charter protection needed for rural Canadians

Charter protection needed for rural Canadians

Writer on ICBC “relief” for rural rates, and says lack of protection means subsidizing urban voters.

  • Feb 20, 2019
Charter protection needed for rural Canadians
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

LETTER: Fletcher forgets B.C. Liberals’ ‘weasel party’ at legislature

Salary escalation occurred under Gordon Campbell’s watch

  • Feb 12, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Specialty lumber production at Western Forest Products’ Cowichan Bay sawmill. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

LETTER: Western Forest Products remains focused on B.C. employment

$350 million invested on B.C. coast in last six years, CEO says

  • Feb 11, 2019
Specialty lumber production at Western Forest Products’ Cowichan Bay sawmill. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)