Letters

Reckless kids ruin camping pad

Reckless kids ruin camping pad

Editor: On July 27, 2019 at around 6 p.m. a large, red…

  • Aug 7, 2019
Reckless kids ruin camping pad
Roaring mufflers disturb the peace

Roaring mufflers disturb the peace

Editor: Who are they? They roar up Center Street past the hospital,…

  • Jul 24, 2019
Roaring mufflers disturb the peace
Fireguard rehabilitation a big, ongoing task

Fireguard rehabilitation a big, ongoing task

Editor: The article “Fire aftermath at Skatchola site”, published on July 10,…

  • Jul 17, 2019
Fireguard rehabilitation a big, ongoing task
Re-zoning bid misses the mark

Re-zoning bid misses the mark

Editor: The mayor and council have put forth a re-zoning amendment located…

  • Jul 17, 2019
Re-zoning bid misses the mark
Rethink the proposed rezoning

Rethink the proposed rezoning

Editor: We are writing in regards to the proposed rezoning of 253…

  • Jul 17, 2019
Rethink the proposed rezoning
Not all farmers need pesticides

Not all farmers need pesticides

Editor: In response to the letter from Pierre Petelle of Croplife Canada…

  • Jul 10, 2019
Not all farmers need pesticides
Farmers need pesticides to grow food

Farmers need pesticides to grow food

Editor: In response to your story “Wise use of pesticides poses low…

  • Jul 3, 2019
Farmers need pesticides to grow food
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
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