Letters

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Letter: Gwaii Trust change would sow division

A change of representation for the non-Haida communities of Gwaii Trust has…

  • Nov 5, 2018
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
After being flown to Langley for surgery, Maria and Garry Otto’s 13-year-old Pomeranian managed to survive a fierce attack by river otters along the Sangan River last week. (Submitted)

Letter: Small dog attacked by Sangan river otters

Editor, On Wednesday, Sept. 19, my wife and I were fishing at…

  • Oct 5, 2018
After being flown to Langley for surgery, Maria and Garry Otto’s 13-year-old Pomeranian managed to survive a fierce attack by river otters along the Sangan River last week. (Submitted)
Sable fish from Haida Gwaii. (Pan Pacific/Flickr)

Letter to the Editor: More Haida and local seafood, please

I recently spent 10 wonderful days on the islands of Haida Gwaii.…

  • Sep 7, 2018
Sable fish from Haida Gwaii. (Pan Pacific/Flickr)
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter: Compassion, collaboration for the Village of Queen Charlotte

During this period of our lives, where homelessness runs rampant globally, to…

  • Aug 24, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)

LETTER: Andrew Scheer may be most underrated political leader in Western world

Former MP John Weston writes about an evening he hosted with the federal Conservative leader

  • Jul 16, 2018
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)
Letter: Haawa for a SAR exercise well done

Letter: Haawa for a SAR exercise well done

On behalf of the Sandspit Lifeboat Station, I would like to express…

  • Jun 3, 2018
Letter: Haawa for a SAR exercise well done

Reflecting on a day with the Odd Squad

I’m writing because of two girls I once knew. (And all the…

  • May 18, 2018
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Letter: Sandspit speeder had no cause to complain about big rig

Letter: Sandspit speeder had no cause to complain about big rig

I am a 60-year-young professional truck driver. I have been driving big-rig…

  • May 3, 2018
Letter: Sandspit speeder had no cause to complain about big rig
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The editorial page of the April 20 Haida Gwaii Observer is one of several recent issues to feature Black Press legislature reporter and columnist Tom Fletcher. (Haida Gwaii Observer)

Letters: Observer editorials echo too much Tom

I’m a big supporter of local journalism and have been a continuous…

  • Apr 26, 2018
The editorial page of the April 20 Haida Gwaii Observer is one of several recent issues to feature Black Press legislature reporter and columnist Tom Fletcher. (Haida Gwaii Observer)
By Marcus Alexander

Letters: Cartoon spread a negative business vibe

I’m writing in response to The Happy Clam cartoon in the April…

  • Apr 17, 2018
By Marcus Alexander
Equality, Indigenous equality

Equality, Indigenous equality

Letter from chiefs applauds efforts being made with federal budget

  • Mar 26, 2018
Equality, Indigenous equality
Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

With every fiber of my being as his mother, I have stood resolutely, phone in hand, and said No, I cannot help you with that.

  • Feb 23, 2018
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

Letters: Schools decision should benefit students above all

Editor: My wife, the late Faith Thorgeirson, taught at the Masset Elementary/Secondary…

  • Feb 9, 2018
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Weaver fiddles while B.C.’s economic prospects burn

Skeena MLA warns of damage to B.C. investment from Green threats

  • Feb 6, 2018
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)