Letters to the editor

Letter writers weigh in on the City of Nanaimo adopting ‘doughnut’ economics as a guiding principle for decision-making.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City of Nanaimo’s ‘doughnut’ has to be more than empty calories

Letter writers react to city council’s recent decision to adopt ‘doughnut’ economic model

  • Jan 16, 2021

 

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam at a press conference last year. (Canadian Press photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better federal vaccine planning badly needed

Why hasn’t Parliament done more to protect seniors and care homes, asks letter writer

  • Jan 16, 2021

 

To submit a letter to the editor to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for byelection

Qualicum Beach letter writers say councillor’s move to provincial politics broke ‘unwritten contract’

  • Jan 12, 2021

 

A campsite set up in Bowen Park last week. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those who are homeless need a place they can go

Citizens and community leaders need to stop Band-Aiding the situation, says letter writer

  • Jan 9, 2021
A campsite set up in Bowen Park last week. (News Bulletin photo)
Health-care workers and others on the front lines are making sacrifices, so the rest of us should respect those efforts, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those on the front lines know pandemic is serious

Trust health-care professionals, not Facebook groups, suggests letter writer

  • Jan 7, 2021
Health-care workers and others on the front lines are making sacrifices, so the rest of us should respect those efforts, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Doughnut theory full of holes

Letter writer reminds city council that it is not the United Nations

  • Jan 5, 2021
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support mom and pop businesses

Letter writer fears there will only be corporate big box stores and fast food franchises left

  • Jan 3, 2021
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Municipality’s bike lane budget debated

Some readers embrace cycle infrastructure, some suggest city reconsider priorities

  • Jan 2, 2021
Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Landlords clearly in it for themselves

Landlords’ interests are hostile to ours, says letter writer

  • Dec 29, 2020
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Include your address (it won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. E-mail letters to editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Plenty of reasons to say thanks

Thanking people you know and do not know will warm hearts, predicts letter writer

  • Dec 25, 2020
Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Include your address (it won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. E-mail letters to editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference in Ottawa last month. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians pipe up from behind their masks at Christmas time

Letter writer proposes Christmas carol-themed masks for each of the federal party leaders

  • Dec 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference in Ottawa last month. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Recyclables and personal belongings at a temporary camp set up close to a fenced-off picnic shelter at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t forget about those in the city without homes at Christmas time

It is easy to forget people out in the cold in Nanaimo this week, says letter writer

  • Dec 24, 2020
Recyclables and personal belongings at a temporary camp set up close to a fenced-off picnic shelter at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)
Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Include your address (it won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. E-mail letters to editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health order cheats putting us all at risk

It’s sad when people ignore public safety to achieve self-gratification, says letter writer

  • Dec 24, 2020
Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Include your address (it won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. E-mail letters to editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Locations of speed humps and raised sidewalk on Bay Street. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City has worse traffic problems than speeding on Bay Street

Letter writer says Departure Bay Road has worse traffic issues

  • Dec 20, 2020
Locations of speed humps and raised sidewalk on Bay Street. (City of Nanaimo image)
Just how are bylaw officers supposed to enforce a new animal responsibility bylaw, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pet bylaw an ‘anti-animal act’

Letter writer says he’s an animal lover but thinks proposed animal responsibility bylaw is ridiculous

  • Dec 16, 2020
Just how are bylaw officers supposed to enforce a new animal responsibility bylaw, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)
We can’t celebrate the holidays with those outside our households, but we can share the spirit of the season in other ways, says letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Send out season’s greetings

For those who are separated from loved ones, the holidays will be difficult, says letter writer

  • Dec 14, 2020
We can’t celebrate the holidays with those outside our households, but we can share the spirit of the season in other ways, says letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)
Letter writer says government support of natural gas development will delay reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government’s support of natural gas development fuels emissions

Acknowledging climate crisis and acting on it are two different things, says letter writer

  • Dec 13, 2020
Letter writer says government support of natural gas development will delay reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Young people show dedication to keeping older people safe

Letter writer ‘profoundly grateful’ to those helping to keep her safe

  • Dec 11, 2020
COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rent freeze during pandemic isn’t fair to landlords

Why does the battle to control rental costs fall solely on landlords’ shoulders, asks letter writer

  • Dec 10, 2020
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
(Black Press file photo)

CEO: Malahat commute could take two hours in 2038, Island rail part of the solution

LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO Stevenson confident in survey results

  • Dec 9, 2020
(Black Press file photo)