Letters

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)
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
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)
Letter: Town of Ladysmith and Canada Post dropped the ball during snowstorms

Letter: Town of Ladysmith and Canada Post dropped the ball during snowstorms

The snow removal by the Town of Ladysmith was abysmal, at the…

  • Feb 15, 2019
Letter: Town of Ladysmith and Canada Post dropped the ball during snowstorms
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)
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)
Adulthood is better; central vac great too

Adulthood is better; central vac great too

It beats the hell out of being an improper teenager!

  • Jan 3, 2019
Adulthood is better; central vac great too
Eat more fruits and veggies, not protein

Eat more fruits and veggies, not protein

Let’s talk about real food, not imitation food-like substances

  • Jan 3, 2019
Eat more fruits and veggies, not protein
Woodstove was vital to surviving windstorm power outage

Woodstove was vital to surviving windstorm power outage

We had no power, phones or running water for over nine days

  • Jan 3, 2019
Woodstove was vital to surviving windstorm power outage
‘Holiday’ instead of ‘Christmas’ is annoying

‘Holiday’ instead of ‘Christmas’ is annoying

I am sorry to have to say I am sort of happy that Christmas is over for this year.

  • Jan 3, 2019
‘Holiday’ instead of ‘Christmas’ is annoying
You paid for their dinner at the Doghouse, Dec. 21

You paid for their dinner at the Doghouse, Dec. 21

You should know that your gift created exactly the effect you might have hoped for.

  • Jan 3, 2019
You paid for their dinner at the Doghouse, Dec. 21
Statements on property assessments misleading

Statements on property assessments misleading

How can Mr. Gerry Marolla suggest that raising the assessment won’t increase property taxes?

  • Jan 3, 2019
Statements on property assessments misleading
Lake Cowichan visitors impressed with blackout kindness

Lake Cowichan visitors impressed with blackout kindness

As the rain pummeled outside, we were being rescued with showers, biscuits and coffee

  • Jan 3, 2019
Lake Cowichan visitors impressed with blackout kindness
News Bulletin file photo                                The number of car crashes in the region suggests a need for more driver training, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Motorists may need extra lessons

While good driving abounds, evidently there is too much bad driving, says letter writer

  • Dec 13, 2018
News Bulletin file photo                                The number of car crashes in the region suggests a need for more driver training, says letter writer.
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.’
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