Letters

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canada’s seat distribution skews results of elections

Ontario and Quebec have a disproportionate number of ridings, letter writer says

  • Oct 14, 2021
A rendering of a cycle track to Victoria Crescent, Albert Street and Wallace Street, as it might look from the Terminal Avenue-Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: More dining and entertainment options would draw people downtown

Letter writers offer ideas for the Terminal-Commercial ‘Hub’ properties

  • Oct 16, 2021
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘None of the above’ was the top choice of riding’s residents

The largest voting share in Nanaimo-Ladysmith was no vote, points out letter writer

  • Oct 9, 2021
Doctors could be forced to make difficult decisions about which patients get ventilators in intensive care units, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Ventilators should go to patients who did their part to combat virus

Anti-vaxxers putting doctors in a position to have to make difficult choices, say letter writers

  • Oct 11, 2021
Doctors could be forced to make difficult decisions about which patients get ventilators in intensive care units, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Weirdness adds colour to the world, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being weird is something that should be embraced

I love being weird because it means I get to be myself, says letter writer

  • Oct 3, 2021
Weirdness adds colour to the world, says letter writer.
We might not be able to stop the impacts of climate change, but we can better prepare, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Preparation needed as climate change impacts are upon us

Politicians should be better planning for the future, says letter writer

  • Oct 2, 2021
We might not be able to stop the impacts of climate change, but we can better prepare, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s not too late for solutions as overdose crisis claims lives

Aunt shares story of overdose death, calls for new measures

  • Sep 30, 2021
Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of Terminal Avenue with a transit exchange next to the roadway. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hub plans for downtown shouldn’t include bus loop

Transit exchange will detract from prime piece of entertainment district, says letter writer

  • Sep 28, 2021
A rendering of Terminal Avenue with a transit exchange next to the roadway. (City of Nanaimo image)
A shot of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a clinic earlier this year. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Allay needle fears

The number of anti-vaxxers who are simply scared of needles is under-reported, says letter writer

  • Sep 27, 2021
A shot of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a clinic earlier this year. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City and business owners capable of downtown re-design

No need to hire a consultant, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2021
The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Obtaining a B.C. Vaccine Card is simple even for those who don’t have a smart phone, says letter writer. (B.C. Government photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clear reasoning was provided for B.C.’ s proof-of-vaccine card

Everyone had ample advance warning that this was the next step being taken, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2021
Obtaining a B.C. Vaccine Card is simple even for those who don’t have a smart phone, says letter writer. (B.C. Government photo)
Teachers should be getting vaccine out of concern for the health and safety of students, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents need assurances teachers are vaccinated

Union and trustees should be strongly advocating for 100-per cent vaccination, says letter writer

  • Sep 17, 2021
Teachers should be getting vaccine out of concern for the health and safety of students, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Firefighter Jared Anaka is helped out of the Abyss after being lowered nearly seven metres into the crevice and clearing wood debris to reach a Chihuahua-Papillon cross that fell into the narrow space between the rocks on the Extension Ridge Trail on July 20. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Leave nature natural, don’t fence off Abyss

It’s a few dog owners who are at fault, not the geological phenomenon, says letter writer

  • Sep 12, 2021
Firefighter Jared Anaka is helped out of the Abyss after being lowered nearly seven metres into the crevice and clearing wood debris to reach a Chihuahua-Papillon cross that fell into the narrow space between the rocks on the Extension Ridge Trail on July 20. (News Bulletin file photo)
Election campaign is a chance to talk about solutions to doctor shortage, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Addressing doctor shortage should be a priority

Politicians need to do more than pay lip service to the public health system, says letter writer

  • Sep 11, 2021
Election campaign is a chance to talk about solutions to doctor shortage, says letter writer.
A rendering showing a cycle track and mixed-use building massing at the old Jean Burns building site at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Start over on design of ‘Hub’

Letter writer has yet to see any positive comments about the city’s plans for Commercial-Terminal

  • Sep 10, 2021
A rendering showing a cycle track and mixed-use building massing at the old Jean Burns building site at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue. (City of Nanaimo image)
Digital identities make it easy for governments to grant privileges to certain segments of society, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vaccine passports will segregate B.C.

Linking privileges to vaccination status is coercive and unethical, says letter writer

  • Sep 9, 2021
Digital identities make it easy for governments to grant privileges to certain segments of society, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
A rendering of what the rebuilt Nanaimo Correctional Centre might look like. (IBI Group Architects image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lakeside jail with amenities won’t help in deterring crime

Letter writer supports rehabilitation but says designs seem ‘a little much’

  • Sep 9, 2021
A rendering of what the rebuilt Nanaimo Correctional Centre might look like. (IBI Group Architects image)
A dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those who were reluctant about vaccine put others at risk

Case counts spiking due to those who haven’t followed public health guidance, says letter writer

  • Sep 6, 2021
A dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)
Protesters in Nanaimo ask RCMP to stand down from enforcing a court injunction at Fairy Creek on the south Island. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protests aren’t anti-forestry

Forest protectors in favour of a sustainable, selective harvest in B.C., says letter writer

  • Sep 4, 2021
Protesters in Nanaimo ask RCMP to stand down from enforcing a court injunction at Fairy Creek on the south Island. (News Bulletin file photo)