Letters

The Front Street cycle track is now open for use downtown. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Front Street’s criss-cross lines don’t make sense

There are several very real flaws in this Front Street traffic scenario, says letter writer

  • Jul 24, 2021
The city and volunteers do a good job removing invasive species, yet garden centres continue to sell these invasive plants, laments letter writer. (File photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Invasive plants shouldn’t be sold

Perhaps it is time that stores and garden centres took some responsibility, says letter writer

  • Jul 22, 2021
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delays in careless driving case led to unsatisfactory sentence

There was cause to suspend the accused man’s driver’s licence early in the process, says letter writer

  • Jul 19, 2021
An RDN Transit bus drives by the old Jean Burns building site downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bus loop in the middle of downtown undesirable

Transit exchanges bring ‘out-of-control problems,’ says letter writer

  • Jul 18, 2021
An RDN Transit bus drives by the old Jean Burns building site downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
People causing disorder in Nanaimo could end up causing a destructive fire, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Municipality idle as Nanaimo burns

People causing disorder in Nanaimo are capable of causing destruction, says letter writer

  • Jul 18, 2021
People causing disorder in Nanaimo could end up causing a destructive fire, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
It is infuriating to see cigarette butts discarded during high fire hazard weather, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Smokers who toss their butts should be named, shamed

Tossing cigarette butts onto dry grass endangers our communities, says letter writer

  • Jul 15, 2021
It is infuriating to see cigarette butts discarded during high fire hazard weather, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
There’s nothing wrong with hoping for trails along the rail corridor, but people should know the facts, says letter writer. (File photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dream about rail trail, but be informed

Sections of rail trail already constructed or proceeding, notes letter writer

  • Jul 12, 2021
There’s nothing wrong with hoping for trails along the rail corridor, but people should know the facts, says letter writer. (File photo)
An advertisement for a red t-shirt saying ‘Sorry eh’ was offensive, as the shirt could have been mistaken as orange, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red T-shirt saying ‘sorry’ deeply offensive

T-shirt could have been mistaken as orange, says letter writer

  • Jul 11, 2021
An advertisement for a red t-shirt saying ‘Sorry eh’ was offensive, as the shirt could have been mistaken as orange, says letter writer.
A sheet covered with handprints affixed to a sign outside St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church last week. (Photo submitted)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Church should cover costs related to examinations of unmarked grave sites

Perhaps churches should lose tax-exempt status for a period of time, says letter writer

  • Jul 10, 2021
A sheet covered with handprints affixed to a sign outside St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church last week. (Photo submitted)
RCMP should search suspicious people, especially after dark, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Searches of suspicious individuals would make everyone safer

Security cameras aren’t enough, says letter writer

  • Jul 9, 2021
RCMP should search suspicious people, especially after dark, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Too much focus is placed on the small percentage of wrong-doers in society, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good citizenship goes a long way

Too much attention given to small minority of wrong-doers in Canadian society, says letter writer

  • Jul 4, 2021
Too much focus is placed on the small percentage of wrong-doers in society, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
The site of the old Jean Burns Building at the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Victoria Crescent. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bus exchange isn’t best use for Jean Burns site

Land use should add to appeal of downtown business district, says letter writer

  • Jul 3, 2021
The site of the old Jean Burns Building at the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Victoria Crescent. (News Bulletin file photo)
Canada Day at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Truth, reconciliation must come before Canada Day parties

Nation mourning after discoveries of unmarked graves at residential schools, says letter writer

  • Jun 30, 2021
Canada Day at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island residents will benefit from the tracks again one day, speculate letter writers. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Having both rail and trail would be best

Paving over tracks cements us to car-dependent future, says letter writer

  • Jun 26, 2021
Island residents will benefit from the tracks again one day, speculate letter writers. (News Bulletin file photo)
A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway extension. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fix roads, sidewalks before extending walkway

Spend on street improvements that benefit everyone, says letter writer

  • Jun 23, 2021
A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway extension. (City of Nanaimo image)
The Nanaimo sign at Maffeo Sutton Park could be hazardous for children, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nanaimo sign will cause falls

Children can’t resist climbing on sign, says letter writer

  • Jun 20, 2021
The Nanaimo sign at Maffeo Sutton Park could be hazardous for children, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Put rail trail right overtop of the tracks

Removing tracks would be a horrendous expense, says letter writer

  • Jun 19, 2021
A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)
Letter writer suggests ways residents and the municipality can address the problem of litter along the highway. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t add to litter problem

Letter writer who picks up litter along Parkway Trail implores Nanaimo to be tidier

  • Jun 18, 2021
Letter writer suggests ways residents and the municipality can address the problem of litter along the highway. (Stock photo)
Heather Kitsul, registered nurse, prepares vaccine doses at the immunization clinic at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vaccine-hesitant people face risks

Health-care system could be overloaded in certain emergency situations, says letter writer

  • Jun 16, 2021
Heather Kitsul, registered nurse, prepares vaccine doses at the immunization clinic at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
An event on the lawn of the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Tuesday to remember the 215 children whose remains were confirmed buried in unmarked graves outside a Kamloops residential school. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canada’s racist systems cannot ever be forgiven

Teen letter writer from Nunavut calls for truth and reconciliation

  • Jun 13, 2021
An event on the lawn of the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Tuesday to remember the 215 children whose remains were confirmed buried in unmarked graves outside a Kamloops residential school. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)