Letters

LETTER: Can you really claim Mission homeowners use twice as much water as Abbotsford?

LETTER: Can you really claim Mission homeowners use twice as much water as Abbotsford?

If water is leaking into the ground, we need to fix that

  • Nov 2, 2019
LETTER: Can you really claim Mission homeowners use twice as much water as Abbotsford?
LETTER: City or district decision should have gone to a proper vote

LETTER: City or district decision should have gone to a proper vote

Negative option billing is a devious misleading and unethical (although legal) process

  • Nov 1, 2019
LETTER: City or district decision should have gone to a proper vote
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

  • Oct 21, 2019
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)
(Black Press Media file)

LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019
(Black Press Media file)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

  • Oct 17, 2019
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

A reader responds to part of Black Press Media’s special series on cannabis agriculture in B.C.

  • Sep 19, 2019
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced
LETTER: Does process stand up to democracy?

LETTER: Does process stand up to democracy?

District or City: Elector response form provides no opportunity to register approval

  • Sep 13, 2019
LETTER: Does process stand up to democracy?
LETTER: Shouldn’t we be slowing down development?

LETTER: Shouldn’t we be slowing down development?

Given the pending disaster of the sewer line, the rational thought should be to slow down

  • Sep 13, 2019
LETTER: Shouldn’t we be slowing down development?
LETTER: Conquer Cancer rider moved by hand-written message of thanks

LETTER: Conquer Cancer rider moved by hand-written message of thanks

‘Never underestimate the value of cheering someone on’

LETTER: Conquer Cancer rider moved by hand-written message of thanks
LETTER:	Reclassification idea to change from district to city baffling to reader

LETTER: Reclassification idea to change from district to city baffling to reader

‘No way would a name change make any difference to attracting more businesses’

  • Aug 18, 2019
LETTER:	Reclassification idea to change from district to city baffling to reader
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

LETTERS: B.C. Views column downplays urgency of climate change

‘Tom Fletcher should propose real solutions to climate crisis’

  • Aug 13, 2019
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
LETTER: I hope you enjoy my bike

LETTER: I hope you enjoy my bike

Bike theft wrecks reader’s day

  • Jul 12, 2019
LETTER: I hope you enjoy my bike
LETTER: Don’t spend money on name change

LETTER: Don’t spend money on name change

District of Mission works fine according to letter writer

  • Jul 12, 2019
LETTER: Don’t spend money on name change
Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

  • Jun 15, 2019
Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)
LETTER: Don’t complain about bike lane

LETTER: Don’t complain about bike lane

You are aware, are you not, that more people biking means fewer people driving?

  • Jun 7, 2019
LETTER: Don’t complain about bike lane
LETTER: Mission is not a bike-friendly environment

LETTER: Mission is not a bike-friendly environment

Due to geographical design as a mountainside community

  • Jun 7, 2019
LETTER: Mission is not a bike-friendly environment
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)

B.C. Building Trades, not taxpayers, financed my Red Seal training

Union representative responds to Tom Fletcher’s column

  • Jun 5, 2019
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)
LETTER: Why are gas prices in Mission so high asks reader?

LETTER: Why are gas prices in Mission so high asks reader?

‘Come on, gas retailers, just be fair’

  • May 31, 2019
LETTER: Why are gas prices in Mission so high asks reader?

LETTER: Life on 7th Ave. isn’t easy

Traffic, the fire hall and now bike lanes

  • May 31, 2019
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

  • May 21, 2019
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)