February 21, 2018

Letter to the editor in Nanaimo sparks outrage

A letter to the editor published in the Nanaimo Daily newspaper has gone viral on social media as people express shock over what is being called a racist diatribe. The title sets the tone "Educate first nations to be modern citizens." The letter, written by Don Olsen, uses point form to say among other things First Nations couldn't come up with the … [Read more...]

Justice Minister sends another strongly worded letter to Ottawa

BC's Justice minister is demanding a meeting in person with the federal Fisheries minister after the sudden closure of Kits Coast Guard base.  Shirley Bond has faxed a letter to Minister Keith Ashfield expressing deep concern with the closure, especially how it was done.   When it was pointed out previous letters on this issue have … [Read more...]

Open letter in HD Mining case not received

One of the unions that has been pushing for Canadians to be given first crack at work at a coal mine in Tumbler Ridge hasn't received an open letter that's addressed to it. That from spokesperson, Brian Cochrane. A letter from HD Mining says the company is willing to talk with the two unions that have taken it to Court. But, HD says it must be … [Read more...]

Dhaliwal answers questions about controversial letter

Saying he believes in the leadership of Premier Christy Clark, Sukh Dhaliwal has made it official: he wants to be a BC Liberal MLA for the riding of Surrey-Panorama. The former Liberal MP is finally answering questions about a letter he wrote in 2008. Dhaliwal wrote to a U-S district court judge on parlimentary letter head saying he had met Ranjit … [Read more...]

Chris Nolan’s Final Letter To Batman

With "The Dark Knight Rises" delivered and the promo tour cut short, filmmaker Chris Nolan is about to head out on a long overdue vacation. Before he goes though he's done one last piece of writing, a foreword to the upcoming "The Art of Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy" coffee book which hit stores this past Friday. The foreword serves as … [Read more...]

Cummins sends letter to the PM over fish

  The leader of the BC Conservatives has taken pen to paper to oppose a move made by a Federal Government he was once part of.  John Cummins has written Prime Minister Stephen Harper to urge him to rethink amendments to the Fisheries Act.  Cummins says the changes would see public ownership of fish taken away, "Take that fisheries … [Read more...]

A letter from the killer?

Armstrong RCMP have received a letter from a person claiming to be responsible for the killing of Taylor van Diest October 31st. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says they're trying to determine if the letter is valid and who wrote it. To that end, they are asking area residents to increase their awareness of their surroundings and not to travel … [Read more...]

VPD chief not taking responsibility for unattributed letter

Two days after an unattributed Vancouver Police Department memo accused un-named reporters of inciting Stanley Cup rioters, no one on the force is ready to take responsibility for it.Inspector Dean Robinson says talk to the Chief. "I may as well refer you to the Chief's office, that's who has been doing all the business." But the boss, Chief Jim … [Read more...]

Silvercorp CEO writes letter to shareholders

VANCOUVER - Silvercorp Metals chairman and chief executive Rui Feng says his company has been attacked by a group of well-organized short sellers trying to profit by manipulating the company's share price with false allegations and rumours."They are nefarious short sellers utilizing the Internet, fictitious names, and distributing false allegations … [Read more...]