Letters to the editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supportive housing plan unbalanced

Letter writer worries crime and social disorder will increase from Newcastle area to south end

  • Aug 8, 2020

 

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 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

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: 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: 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: 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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Community policing office’s closure will impact safety in the area

Strong police and bylaw presence needed in neighbourhood, say letter writers

  • May 28, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all seniors in need of relief during pandemic

Letter writers donating their $300 cheques to charity, ask others to consider doing the same

  • May 24, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cancel tax increase

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted household incomes, says letter writer

  • May 20, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thousands of ferry travellers unacceptable to Vancouver Island residents

Letter writer says B.C. government attempting to downplay non-essential travel across the strait

  • Apr 17, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Naming park for land surveyor problematic

Benjamin Pearse surveyed land around Nanaimo for settlement, says letter writer

  • Mar 22, 2020