Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Have a heart when it comes to homelessness

When we de-humanize people, it’s easier to be cruel to them, says letter writer

  • Aug 6, 2020

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pandemic isn’t a time for tax increases

City councillors are out of touch with the taxpayers, says letter writer

  • Aug 1, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Price of homelessness being shared by everyone

Taxpayers should not be forced to pay costs tied to never-ending social issues, says letter writer

  • Jul 26, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canada needs right model of drug decriminalization

Changes need to improve lives and reduce social impacts of problematic drug use, says letter writer

  • Jul 25, 2020

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Homeowners paying for Nanaimo council’s tax-and-spend ways

As Nanaimo falls apart all, the city is building more bike lanes, says letter writer

  • Jul 19, 2020
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Invest equitably in education

Under-funding the education system results in a two-tiered system, says letter writer

  • Jul 17, 2020

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Improved health and social services needed

It’s imperative that the root systemic causes of homelessness are addressed, say letter writers

  • Jul 12, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council’s special-interest projects boosting property taxes too high

City council should keep in mind its core services when budgeting, says letter writer

  • Jul 3, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An oil spill in B.C. is unthinkable

Letter writer opposes pipeline expansion to the West Coast

  • Jul 1, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Busing students to school isn’t a green solution

Keeping schools open in neighbourhoods a better use of education funding, says letter writer

  • Jun 24, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police here show professionalism

We should balance criticisms of police with praise as warranted, says letter writer

  • Jun 23, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Emphasis on bike lanes is unwarranted

To the editor, Re: Bike lanes can wait in these times, Letters,…

  • Jun 22, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We must not allow any amount of racism to be considered tolerable

14-year-old letter writer shares personal experiences

  • Jun 17, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No need for masks on ferry’s car decks

Letter writer doesn’t feel Transport Canada guidelines pertinent to B.C.

  • Jun 16, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bike lane network will only come together piece by piece

We have to start somewhere to improve cycling infrastructure, says letter writer

  • Jun 10, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Talk of ‘second wave’ of virus is fear-mongering

Virus behaviour is unpredictable, says letter writer

  • Jun 7, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Property tax increase ‘heartless’ in these hard times

Pandemic has cost people their jobs, notes letter writer

  • Jun 3, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No need to wait to enforce new speed limit in the north end

If safety is the goal, why is there a ‘grace period’ for motorists to adjust, asks letter writer

  • May 31, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No government interested in paying for rail right now

Rail advocates are ignoring the basic problem of affordability, says letter writer

  • May 29, 2020