Letters

Through photosynthesis, plants use CO2 from the atmosphere, water from the ground, and energy from the sun to create sugars used for growth and fuel. Photo: Nagy Arnold/Unsplash

Leave plant food alone

Letter to the Editor from Warren Watson

  • Nov 28, 2021
“There is a distinct border around community, that line is the line of marginalization,” writes Austin Hager.

Natural disasters in B.C., and the opiate epidemic

Letter to the Editor from Austin Hager

  • Nov 25, 2021
Email: editor@trailtimes.ca.

Advocate calls on B.C. seniors to get their booster

Letter from Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate

  • Nov 25, 2021
“ … workers, businesses, and communities are left in a vacuum of uncertainty awaiting details on potentially false promises by government,” writes Bob Brash. Photo: Zetong Li/Unsplash

What specifically will replace family supporting jobs B.C. is eliminating?

Letter to the Editor from Bob Brash

  • Nov 23, 2021
“ … workers, businesses, and communities are left in a vacuum of uncertainty awaiting details on potentially false promises by government,” writes Bob Brash. Photo: Zetong Li/Unsplash
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95 % of B.C. considered unceded lands

To the editor; It’s time to have an open and honest discussion…

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“A more informed population is needed, not more stigma and blame,” writes Marie Skinner. Photo: Hanna Morris/Unsplash

‘Not afraid at all,’ writes Trail leader about the city’s downtown

Letter to the Editor from Marie Skinner

  • Nov 16, 2021
“A more informed population is needed, not more stigma and blame,” writes Marie Skinner. Photo: Hanna Morris/Unsplash
“As a society, we need to provide these individuals with every opportunity to change their lives for the better,” writes Dan Deresh. Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash

No easy answers to addiction and homelessness in Trail

Letter to the Editor from Dan Deresh

  • Nov 16, 2021
“As a society, we need to provide these individuals with every opportunity to change their lives for the better,” writes Dan Deresh. Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash
Send letters to editor@trailtimes.ca. Photo: File

Unease with moving community kitchen to downtown Trail

Letter from Virginia Clover of Warfield

  • Nov 10, 2021
Send letters to editor@trailtimes.ca. Photo: File
“As we emerge from almost two years of COVID, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations should be able to lighten the mood and remind all British Columbians of our home and heritage.” Photo: Mark de Jong/Unsplash

Plans lacking in Canada for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Letter from Derek Hall of Vernon

  • Nov 4, 2021
“As we emerge from almost two years of COVID, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations should be able to lighten the mood and remind all British Columbians of our home and heritage.” Photo: Mark de Jong/Unsplash
Writer recounts moving to Trail in 1999 and the changes seen in the city since. Photo: Unsplash

Response to Trail Times letter, “I no longer feel safe going downtown alone”

“My family and I had moved from Creston to Trail for work and business reasons.”

  • Nov 4, 2021
Writer recounts moving to Trail in 1999 and the changes seen in the city since. Photo: Unsplash
Sidney Lambert, Neil Conner and Bert Coulson made a difference in the lives of generations of amputees that continues today. Photo: The War Amps
Sidney Lambert, Neil Conner and Bert Coulson made a difference in the lives of generations of amputees that continues today. Photo: The War Amps
One of Trail’s homeless hunkers down in a back alley. Photo: Trail Times 2020

‘I no longer feel safe going downtown alone,’ writes Trail man

Letter to the Editor from David Mackay

  • Oct 26, 2021
One of Trail’s homeless hunkers down in a back alley. Photo: Trail Times 2020
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the Kelowna hospital on Sept. 1, 2021. Photo: Aaron Hemens

‘We see you’ says Interior Health nurse to protesters

‘You have no idea what goes on within these walls. You don’t see us’

  • Sep 23, 2021
Roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the Kelowna hospital on Sept. 1, 2021. Photo: Aaron Hemens
“This is of particular importance in years of peak spawning, which occur every three years, and includes 2021,” advises biologist James Baxter. Photo: Submitted

Locals asked to report sightings of shoal spawning kokanee on Kootenay Lake

Call fish and wildlife at 250.354.6333 to report kokanee numbers and precise location on the lake

  • Sep 9, 2021
“This is of particular importance in years of peak spawning, which occur every three years, and includes 2021,” advises biologist James Baxter. Photo: Submitted
Peer reviewed published articles on climate science would help argument, writes Scott Leyland. Photo: Elena Mozhvilo/Unsplash

IPCC authors are peer reviewed scientists, are you?

Letter to the Editor from Scott Leyland of Rossland

  • Sep 3, 2021
Peer reviewed published articles on climate science would help argument, writes Scott Leyland. Photo: Elena Mozhvilo/Unsplash
A Trail senior pens her gratitude to the people who help her on outings around town. Photo: Courtney Hedger/Unsplash

Trail senior grateful for helpful community

Letter to the Editor from Tillie Budd

  • Sep 3, 2021
A Trail senior pens her gratitude to the people who help her on outings around town. Photo: Courtney Hedger/Unsplash
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash

Letter: Lack of ICBC road test times is unfair to new drivers

” … this has been an ongoing issue for over a year,” writes Michelle Tanguay.

  • Sep 2, 2021
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash
“The IPCC has relied solely on computer climate models for its 30-year litany of failed doomsday scenarios,” writes Thorpe Watson. Photo: Elena Mozhvilo/Unsplash

Letter: ‘CO2 falsely accused, once again, by another UN/IPCC report’

“IPCC relied solely on computer climate models for its 30-year litany of failed doomsday scenarios”

  • Aug 29, 2021
“The IPCC has relied solely on computer climate models for its 30-year litany of failed doomsday scenarios,” writes Thorpe Watson. Photo: Elena Mozhvilo/Unsplash
“Policies that are weak or slow to be implemented waste valuable time when dealing with an urgent situation,” writes Ron Robinson. Photo: Bill Oxford/Unsplash

‘B.C. government is ignoring the science’

Letter to the Editor from Ron Robinson of Nelson

  • Aug 19, 2021
“Policies that are weak or slow to be implemented waste valuable time when dealing with an urgent situation,” writes Ron Robinson. Photo: Bill Oxford/Unsplash