Letters to the editor – April 26, 2018

Humboldt tragedy brought out kindness For some reason it takes a tragedy to pull people together. Such is the case when citizens of the world were there for Saskatchewan — a flatlands province in the heart of Canada — and members of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team that met their fate on April 6 on […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 19, 2018

B.C. saving us from bad oil British Columbia is standing up for all of us. If the Kinder Morgan Pipeline gets expanded, oil tanker traffic will increase by seven times in the waters off Vancouver in the Georgia Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. That beautiful coastal area and its waters will be […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 12, 2018

Golden Rice assumptions wrong The editorial, “Health Canada is obligated to approve Golden Rice,” (WP, April 5), interprets the department’s decision as a “humanitarian gesture,” but that is an assumption — an incorrect assumption. Additionally, and more importantly, the release of Golden Rice is opposed by a significant number of large farmers’ networks across Asia. […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 5, 2018

Lack of farmer support Once again, a railway backlog is keeping Manitoba grain farmers from moving their product to market. It’s unacceptable, but entirely predictable. Since the federal government unilaterally scrapped the Canadian Wheat Board without proper protections for farmers, the result has been chaotic. Four years ago, Canadian farmers lost billions of dollars due […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 29, 2018

Pesticides are vital Since the responsibility of pesticide registrations was taken away from Agriculture Canada in 1995, and moved to Health Canada, and then put in the hands of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) as an inter-agency department between Agriculture Canada, Environment Canada, and Health Canada, there has been a disturbing trend of farmers […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 22, 2018

Guns offer protection I commend Sgt. Colin Sawrenko and Staff Sgt. Greg Abbott for a fine job speaking to the crowd that gathered at the town hall meeting on March 5. It was very informative with charts, graphs, stories and advice proving what we knew anyway — that RCMP are an amazing team doing a […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 15, 2018

Rural areas need STC It would appear the Saskatchewan Party has made a lot of blunders. Rural Saskatchewan is a very large area that is sparsely populated and very much needed the Saskatchewan Transportation Company’s services for transport of seniors who required medical attention to Saskatoon and Regina. STC also moved a lot of farm […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 22, 2018

Grain at Vancouver Has grain performance at Vancouver improved? There have been many changes in the industry configuration in terms of structure and policy, with the most dramatic being the consolidation of grain companies and facilities, the termination of the CWB in 2012 and recent record tonnages in production and shipments. The question remains as […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 15, 2018

Local pharmacies important Quality health care is at the heart of each of our communities, and local pharmacies are an essential part of Manitoba’s public health care system. Pharmacists build relationships with patients and their families and work hard to deliver quality medication to the patients they care about. This is why the government’s recent […] Read more

Letters to the editor – February 8, 2018

  Sustainable energy production Being involved in environmental activism for many years has been very beneficial in learning the vast array of methods that we can create environmentally responsible energy. The naysayers try to contain the discussion that clean alternatives are not there yet in technology and cost returns, which is hog wash. Clean energy […] Read more