Category: Letters to Editor

Tribute for Bob Hager

We miss Bob Hager attendances at our monthly meetings of the Tsolum River Restoration Society. When he and Judy, his life companion, were not travelling elsewhere in the world, he would always fly over from Vancouver to be present at our meetings, to give us encouragement and sage advice and extend his generosity. During the last several months, when he knew was dying, he still made the flights, but accompanied either by his daughter, Shelly, or one of his former business colleagues.

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Bring them home.

We need to bring Mark, and Tish, home. SOON. Help Kera find leads on a level-entry, ground level apartment, with a good sized bathroom, friendly neighbours, easy-clean floors, in-suite laundry, and preferably all utilities included (including internet)…. for somewhere in the region of $900/m (max shelter allowance on disability that we can ascertain at this point). Could be anywhere between Black Creek and Nanaimo or on the Sunshine Coast, maybe lower mainland (tho we realize that’s highly improbable).

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Watergate at the Comox Valley

Dear Comox Valley Resident:

Hopefully, after reading this you will reconsider your support to the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. Why are we fighting a problem that doesn’t exist?

The Comox Valley Regional District has failed to demonstrate that a new Comox Valley Water Treatment is needed. We need to work as a community to oppose the CVRD project to filter 147 million liters of water per day from the Comox Lake unnecessarily.

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Water issues here in the Comox Valley

Water issues here in the Comox Valley are nothing new and the recent proposal for a water bottling plant in Merville, is just the latest water issue to receive public attention and scrutiny.!!

I find it appalling that in her statements NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard supports the granting of a groundwater license through a process that lacked any public consultation, public notices, public hearings or support from the CVRD. Would MLA Leonard support such a process if it was conducted under a Liberal government? I doubt it very much.!!

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Today I grieve for my country.

Today, one day after the stupefying not guilty verdict of Gerald Stanley, the man who pulled the trigger in the shooting death of the young Cree man Coulten Boushie, Sen. Murray Sinclair, who headed Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission wrote these saddened words…words from the heart speaking to the heart of our wounded nation…words of grief on our behalf…words of wisdom wrapped in sorrow speaking of the shame his (our) country bares.

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PM Trudeau’s town hall

Dear Editor,

I went to Nanaimo on Friday, February 2, for PM Trudeau’s town hall. I didn’t even try to get inside, but talked to people in the line who were waiting to get in. There were people who had concerns about Kinder Morgan, LNG, electoral reform, the opioid crisis, the national housing strategy, and much more.

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