Letter to the Editor

Herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager

LETTER – Fishery restrictions not strict enough to protect herring in the Strait of Georgia

Dear editor, I will start with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans…

  • Jan 12, 2022

 

Past generations have responded differently in times of hardship, says letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Face adversity bravely

Letter writer compares past generations’ response to hardship with today’s response to the pandemic

  • Jan 3, 2022

 

An environmental consulting firm in Montreal comparing natural and artificial Christmas trees concluded that natural trees have less impact on climate change and resource depletion, says retired VIU forest ecology professor. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Natural Christmas trees preferable to fake ones

Natural trees have less impact on climate change and resource depletion, says letter writer

  • Jan 2, 2022

 

Letter writer can’t understand why the city can’t understand that every neighbourhood is somewhat different and may have quite different needs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City needs to recognize not all neighbourhoods organize the same way

Every neighbourhood is somewhat different and may have quite different needs, says letter writer

  • Dec 19, 2021
Letter writer can’t understand why the city can’t understand that every neighbourhood is somewhat different and may have quite different needs.
Rail is a much-needed option for travel up and down the Island, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Failing to invest in rail would be regrettable

Government’s lack of interest in maintaining and utilizing the tracks is baffling, says letter writer

  • Nov 6, 2021
Rail is a much-needed option for travel up and down the Island, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
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.
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 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)
Commercial Street at Museum Way in Nanaimo’s downtown. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New BIA’s efforts won’t be enough to lift downtown

Shoppers need better reasons to come downtown than artificial inducements, says letter writer

  • Aug 10, 2021
Commercial Street at Museum Way in Nanaimo’s downtown. (News Bulletin file photo)
Traffic backed up on the Nanaimo Parkway near Northfield Road due to a motor vehicle crash in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parkway traffic intolerable

Nanaimo needs a highway interchange at Northfield Road, says letter writer

  • Aug 7, 2021
Traffic backed up on the Nanaimo Parkway near Northfield Road due to a motor vehicle crash in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
Departure Bay’s speed limits are illogical, suggests letter writer. (Photo submitted)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speed limits creating confusion for motorists at Departure Bay

Speed limit next to playground is already 30km/h, says letter writer

  • Jul 31, 2021
Departure Bay’s speed limits are illogical, suggests letter writer. (Photo submitted)
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
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)
Immunization stations set up at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Invisible care workers’ deserve early immunizations as thanks

Perhaps it’s time for B.C. to think outside the age box, says letter writer

  • Apr 3, 2021
Immunization stations set up at the Beban Park social centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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LETTER – Comox doctor requesting consideration of Island Health COVID-19 ‘bubble’

The following is an open letter to Island Health medical health officer,…

  • Nov 2, 2020
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LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

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

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
An artist’s rendering of what the Front Street cycle track will look like. (City of Nanaimo image)

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
An artist’s rendering of what the Front Street cycle track will look like. (City of Nanaimo image)
A Black Lives solidarity demonstration at Maffeo Sutton Park earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)

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
A Black Lives solidarity demonstration at Maffeo Sutton Park earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of a two-way cycle track on Front Street. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bike lanes can wait in these times

City council needs to overhaul its priorities, says letter writer

  • May 18, 2020
A rendering of a two-way cycle track on Front Street. (City of Nanaimo image)