Letters

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
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)
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)
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)
LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz announces project proceeding to engineering and environmental assessment, joined by officials from PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Korea Gas as well as Premier Christy Clark and Natural Gas Development MInister Rich Coleman, April 30, 2014. (Black Press files)

Statement from Andy Calitz, CEO LNG Canada

LNG Canada CEO says consortium continues Kitimat facility construction despite pipeline opposition

  • Jan 11, 2019
LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz announces project proceeding to engineering and environmental assessment, joined by officials from PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Korea Gas as well as Premier Christy Clark and Natural Gas Development MInister Rich Coleman, April 30, 2014. (Black Press files)
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)
Message from Coastal GasLink president after RCMP action

Message from Coastal GasLink president after RCMP action

A message from the President of Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Jan 8, 2019
Message from Coastal GasLink president after RCMP action
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.’
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge
Ootsa Lake resident speaks out, Burns Lake

Ootsa Lake resident speaks out, Burns Lake

We are not bunch of ignorant newbies

Ootsa Lake resident speaks out, Burns Lake
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)
LETTER: Tools needed to integrate the past with the future
LETTER: Tools needed to integrate the past with the future
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)