Letters

Letter writer wonders why Metral Drive was chosen for road upgrades ahead of other Nanaimo streets. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nanaimo’s roadwork projects don’t seem to follow any logical order

Letter writer wonders why Metral Drive received upgrades before other deficient streets

  • Aug 6, 2022
This is no time for local governments to advocate for resurrection of this rail line which the taxpayers of B.C. do not support, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Voice objection to restoring rail

Support for rail a misguided priority in these economic times, says letter writer

  • Aug 7, 2022
Nanaimo’s developer-friendly council further encourages that disconnect between incomes and the cost of buying or renting, says letter writer. (Stock image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City’s rapid development disconnected with housing affordability

Development boom will push home prices and rents beyond local incomes, says letter writer

  • Jul 30, 2022
The City of Nanaimo has approved a plan that would involve eliminating all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what the city is calling call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Areas of Nanaimo outside the downtown need attention

Commercial Street getting new sidewalks as other parts of town go without, notes letter writer

  • Jul 28, 2022
The City of Nanaimo has approved a plan that would involve eliminating all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what the city is calling call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Plastic use shouldn’t be regulated

Plastic waste is the landfill’s problem, says letter writer

  • Jul 31, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
The Canadian flag blows in the wind as 20 members of CFB Comox run with the Olympic Torch past the base at CFB Comox, B.C., in 2009. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Now isn’t the time for Olympic bid

Former Nanaimo mayor suggests that B.C. and Canada prioritize facing more pressing problems

  • Jul 30, 2022
The Canadian flag blows in the wind as 20 members of CFB Comox run with the Olympic Torch past the base at CFB Comox, B.C., in 2009. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxes need to be high enough to keep city humming along

Everything costs more these days, says letter writer

  • Jul 23, 2022
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Train tracks in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Connect the dots, make rail a reality

Rail improvements will cost money, but so will alternatives, says letter writer

  • Jul 23, 2022
Train tracks in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nicol Street needs sprucing up

This is what visitors to our city see first as they enter our city limits, says letter writer

  • Jul 16, 2022
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this summer, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: With construction costs rising, every project matters

Unwanted and unneeded amenities eating up tax dollars, says letter writer

  • Jul 16, 2022
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this summer, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)
It’s time to apply pressure on elected officials to act on climate transition, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Extreme heat should lead to climate action

We should be connecting the dots between climate change and heat domes, suggests letter writer

  • Jul 12, 2022
It’s time to apply pressure on elected officials to act on climate transition, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Recent studies contradict claimed or implied greenhouse gas reductions of passenger rail in the Island Corridor Foundation business case, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing back passenger rail wouldn’t cut emissions much

Buses a better option than passenger rail for highway decongestion, says letter writer

  • Jul 9, 2022
Recent studies contradict claimed or implied greenhouse gas reductions of passenger rail in the Island Corridor Foundation business case, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Letter writers aren’t happy with rising property taxes. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City unbothered about high taxes

Lack of thinking and concern for homeowners by our city leaders is inexcusable, says letter writer

  • Jul 7, 2022
Letter writers aren’t happy with rising property taxes. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City plan will lead to increase in home values, property taxes

Don’t expect tears from city hall, says letter writer

  • Jul 2, 2022
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governance model serving Canada well

Our democracy guards us against corruption, dictatorships and extremism, says letter writer

  • Jul 1, 2022
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.
Letter writer supports the promotion of environmentally friendly bike lanes and multi-use pathways in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Streets with bike lanes perfectly navigable

Slow down, be aware, learn to share the road, says letter writer

  • Jul 1, 2022
Letter writer supports the promotion of environmentally friendly bike lanes and multi-use pathways in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Build Nanaimo upward, not outward

There is a lot of land for infill development and gentle densification, says letter writer

  • Jun 25, 2022
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon deliver’s an address last year from Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Monarchy’s role in government is well-balanced

Ties to British crown solidly entrenched in Canada’s constitution, notes letter writer

  • Jun 18, 2022
Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon deliver’s an address last year from Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Property taxes ‘out of control’

Homeowners in Nanaimo report that their tax bills are higher than expected

  • Jun 18, 2022
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
A back door at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman entered through to get into a classroom in last week’s shooting, is seen in the distance in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Following shooting in U.S., we should lock school doors in B.C.

Letter writer says parents would be very supportive of a locked-door policy

  • Jun 10, 2022
A back door at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman entered through to get into a classroom in last week’s shooting, is seen in the distance in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)