Letters

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry heads up Lynn Canal toward Haines and Skagway from Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

LETTER: Alaska Marine Highway throws wrench in ‘once in a life time journey’

With the closure of service from Prince Rupert to Alaksa, tourism dollars will be affected

  • Oct 10, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry heads up Lynn Canal toward Haines and Skagway from Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In the summer I wrote a letter to the Park service, with a copy to The Northern View , about wheelchair access at Diana lake. I am pleased to report that the Park service has done work on this so that anyone with a disability permit can drive up to the area where the wheelchair bathrooms are. Wheelchair users can use Diana lake!                                Super exciting! I can’t wait for the summer weather next year.                                Emma Kivisild

Update from Kivisild: A letter went a long way for users of Diana Lake

Emma Kivisild can enjoy some fun in the sun, accessibly, next summer

  • Oct 8, 2019
In the summer I wrote a letter to the Park service, with a copy to The Northern View , about wheelchair access at Diana lake. I am pleased to report that the Park service has done work on this so that anyone with a disability permit can drive up to the area where the wheelchair bathrooms are. Wheelchair users can use Diana lake!                                Super exciting! I can’t wait for the summer weather next year.                                Emma Kivisild
Representatives from the Prince Rupert Teachers’ Union held an information rally outside North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice’s office on Monday afternoon demanding a fair deal. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

LETTER: “We need to compare apple to apples,” MLA Rice responds to teachers’ rally

On Sept. 30 Prince Rupert Teachers’ Union held an information rally outside Rice’s office

  • Oct 8, 2019
Representatives from the Prince Rupert Teachers’ Union held an information rally outside North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice’s office on Monday afternoon demanding a fair deal. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
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(The Northern View file photo)

LETTER: Cocullo’s “let the girls play” column based on absurd notion

Cocullo should think before she types

  • Oct 3, 2019
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Trees on the Butze Trail were cut down (left) to make way for economic growth (photo Shannon Lough)

LETTER: A response to Prince Rupert’s climate demands. Capitalism now a solution

Eshom trusts Elon Musk and start-up companies to solve climate change

  • Oct 3, 2019
Trees on the Butze Trail were cut down (left) to make way for economic growth (photo Shannon Lough)
LETTER: Separating Fletcher’s facts from fiction

LETTER: Separating Fletcher’s facts from fiction

Tom Fletcher would do well to take Greta Thunberg’s advice.

  • Sep 26, 2019
LETTER: Separating Fletcher’s facts from fiction
Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, salmon circle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

LETTER: Alaska fisheries harvest a small proportion of the Skeena River

Alaska Department of Fish and Game respond to claims that they are stealing all the salmon

  • Sep 26, 2019
Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, salmon circle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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
An art tribute to Choppo who was shot by the RCMP, made by artist Amanda Moore.

LETTER: Choppo didn’t have to die

Cruelty investigations should be conducted by BC SPCA

  • Sep 12, 2019
An art tribute to Choppo who was shot by the RCMP, made by artist Amanda Moore.
Tents once stood outside City Hall as a statement on the homeless issue in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

LETTER: No empathy for Prince Rupert’s homeless

Extreme Weather Shelter workers have become the extreme

  • Sep 12, 2019
Tents once stood outside City Hall as a statement on the homeless issue in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
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)
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LETTER: Make Diana Lake accessible for everybody

Wheelchair access to lake blocked by locked gate

  • Jul 11, 2019
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Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice was at Orchard Park in Kelowna on May 10 to announce that Mountain Equipment Co-op is the province’s newest Partner in Preparedness. (Karissa Gall photo)

MLA Jennifer Rice proud of NDP commitment to Prince Rupert

Since the pulp mill, industry benefits have been slow to flow back, leaving aging infrastructure

  • Jun 20, 2019
Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice was at Orchard Park in Kelowna on May 10 to announce that Mountain Equipment Co-op is the province’s newest Partner in Preparedness. (Karissa Gall photo)
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)
Premier John Horgan and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice announced $8-million in grant funding to the City of Prince Rupert in February 2019. (The Northern View photo)

LETTER: Thank you to MLA Rice for $8M grant to the city

In February, the province announced $100M in grants to northwest municipalities

  • Jun 6, 2019
Premier John Horgan and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice announced $8-million in grant funding to the City of Prince Rupert in February 2019. (The Northern View photo)
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney speaks at a rally before the election, in Sherwood Park Alta, on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

LETTER: Kenney was correct

Carbon taxes do not prevent forest fires however, a change in behaviour can reduce them

  • Jun 6, 2019
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney speaks at a rally before the election, in Sherwood Park Alta, on Monday April 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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: Effects of bullying felt throughout the years

LETTER: Effects of bullying felt throughout the years

New victims are created every day, from school to the workplace

  • May 30, 2019
LETTER: Effects of bullying felt throughout the years
Dwayne ‘The Rockfish’ Johnson (Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)

LETTER: Local residents use their savvy to save seal pup

But Vancouver Aquarium forgets to say thank you

  • May 30, 2019
Dwayne ‘The Rockfish’ Johnson (Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)
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)