Letters to the Editor from the North Island - Powell River Riding

Line-up for Nanaimo town hall shows people care about the country

Feb. 15, 2018 Dear editor, I went to Nanaimo on Friday, Feb. 2 for PM Trudeau’s town hall. I didn’t even try to get inside, but talked to people in the line who were waiting to get in. There were people who had concerns about Kinder Morgan, LNG, electoral reform, the...

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Reader pens response to MLA’s Site C Dam explanation email

From The Comox Valley Record, February 8, 2018 Dear Ms Ronna-Rae Leonard, In kind response to your mass email, “A word on Site C from Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox To those who emailed me regarding Site C” Seems to me you say: ‘I can not say it was the...

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Green Party focuses on more than environment

  Re: “Green Party’s challenge,” editorial, Jan. 11. In general, I agree with some of the points made in the editorial. However, I would like to point out a couple of areas that require clarification.   Contrary to what many still believe, the B.C. Green...

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Microplastics in shellfish

I was surprised to read that, according to the Denman Island beach clean-up people, the biggest source of plastics in the Sound is from the shellfish industry itself tossing its plastic waste in to the water (three to four tons annually). I would have thought and industry would not contaminate its own product, but especially an industry that calls itself ‘sustainable’.

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Consider your Candidate

Printed in the Comox Valley Echo, September 2015 When I was in high school my very wise Law teacher advised us on our responsibility when we would go out to vote. He said we would need to decide the criteria for selecting for whom we would vote. Would it be for the...

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Can’t get no satisfaction?

Printed in the Powell River Peak, September 9th, 2015   Three bears: Papa, Mama and Baby, were all of voting age. They all wanted Stephen Harper to be retired, the environment to be restored and the economy to again be vibrant and resilient [“Party games,” August...

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