Letters

Letter: Sewer treatment property purchase referendum vs. common sense

Editor: A Skidegate Landing neighbourhood meeting to discuss the upcoming sewer treatment…

  • Jan 25, 2018
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

  • Jan 18, 2018
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12, 2018
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

Letter: Sewage treatment site has potential

Editor: I’m writing as a village taxpayer who is living in absentia…

  • Jan 12, 2018
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Dec 12, 2017
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: I’m voting ‘yes’ to electoral reform

Tom Fletcher defends corporate-backed B.C. Liberals

  • Dec 7, 2017
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)
A map detail from a 2010 engineering study that looked at four places to build a Queen Charlotte sewage treatment plant shows Option 3, Skidegate Landing West, as an area near sea level and close to Haida Point.                                However, the property that the Village of Queen Charlotte is now proposing to buy for a sewage treatment plant is District Lot 18 (marked “DL 18” on the map), which is closer to the village but at a much higher elevation than the area of Skidegate Landing West considered in the study. (Map detail from 2010 study by Opus DaytonKnight Consultants, Ltd.)

Letter: Sewage study never considered District Lot 18

Editor: This letter is for the residents of the Village of Queen…

  • Dec 1, 2017
A map detail from a 2010 engineering study that looked at four places to build a Queen Charlotte sewage treatment plant shows Option 3, Skidegate Landing West, as an area near sea level and close to Haida Point.                                However, the property that the Village of Queen Charlotte is now proposing to buy for a sewage treatment plant is District Lot 18 (marked “DL 18” on the map), which is closer to the village but at a much higher elevation than the area of Skidegate Landing West considered in the study. (Map detail from 2010 study by Opus DaytonKnight Consultants, Ltd.)

Letter: RE: “Myths of our Marine Environment” by Tom Fletcher

Editor: Once again the commercial salmon fishing industry is being tarred and…

Letter: Congratulations to Devin and Alan

Editor: Writing on the eve of the first election for the Village…

Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Nov 21, 2017
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)
Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)

LETTER: First Nations defending their waters

Response to Tom Fletcher from salmon farm occupiers

  • Nov 6, 2017
Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)

Letter to the Editor: Hill site is the wrong spot for sewage plant

The Queen Charlotte council has decided on a high hill site for…

Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels

RE: Now what about the ferries?

Thank you for your open letter regarding ferry services on the North…

Liabilities of a rapacious industry

Although climate change is a reality, our reliance on it to shrug off certain environmental changes is often overdone.

  • Oct 19, 2017
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Correcting the history of the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary

We just thought we’d drop you a line regarding your recent article…

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)

LETTER: Scientific consensus favours human-caused warming

Sierra Club B.C. campaigner responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Oct 5, 2017
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

The initial firefighters should be loggers and first responders living in the same area as the fire

  • Sep 2, 2017
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)

Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Readers call for electronic enforcement, car insurance competition

  • Aug 31, 2017
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)

Killing bears, one way or another

B.C. hunters speak out about grizzly hunt, wildlife management

  • Aug 23, 2017
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)