Commentary

by Rossland Telegraph on Jun 23 2008 - 2:07pm
Here are the facts. The average North American consumes about 120 pounds of paper each year. Rosslanders consume close to a half a million pounds of paper per year: 240 tons of paper and newsprint. If that sounds bad, then hold onto your cardboard coffee cup. It gets worse. Here's a list of the resources that go into our 240 ton millstone: • 480 cords of wood • 26 million gallons of water • 2 500 lbs of sulphur • 84 000 lbs of lime • 69 000 lbs of clay • 280 tons of coal • 26 000 kilowat hours of electricity • a quarter ton of dye and pigment.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks from a candidate

Letter: Thanks from a candidate

Dear Readers:

I would like to take this opportunity to express my immeasurable gratitude to the people of Rossland for their tremendous support for me and the BC Greens.

Green Party supporters throughout the Kootenay West area should take pride in their voices, and votes, being heard louder than ever before! I am so proud of British Columbians for electing North America's first Green Party caucus. We have entered some very exciting and optimistic political times!

Letter: Let's put an end to strategic voting

Letter: Let's put an end to strategic voting
To The Editor:
 
A strategy to end strategic voting:
 
The political landscape in British Columbia has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember.
 
Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or wasting their vote all together. The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately represented (proportional representation).
 

LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

Dear Editor:

As we head to the polls on May 9, a question we should be considering is what type of world we want to leave for our children and grandchildren.

Are we are doomed to go over the climate cliff – facing a world with ever increasing extreme weather, mudslides, catastrophic wildfires, and sea level rise? Or should we just not think about it because it is too overwhelming?

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Moore Answers Citizen Nightingale

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Moore Answers Citizen Nightingale

Dear Rosslanders:

It is important to the City and to Council that we have accurate information out to the public. We certainly appreciate citizens coming forward with their concerns and we are happy to provide information and clarification on the points that have been raised. Residents are always welcome to contact our Chief Financial Officer who is a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) with their questions. It's also quite unusual to have a citizen implore us to raise taxes instead of lower them. This is a point of view that is quite refreshing!

LETTER: Canadian Federation of Students replies to Selkirk students

LETTER: Canadian Federation of Students replies to Selkirk students


Selkirk Students Deserve Fair, Transparent and Democratic Referendum

(On April 5) the Castlegar Source published a letter to the editor containing  misinformation about Selkirk College students' membership in the Canadian  Federation of Students. The letter leaves out some critical information that Selkirk students need to hear. (To read the letter, click here).

LETTER: Canadian Federation of Students sues Selkirk College students

LETTER: Canadian Federation of Students sues Selkirk College students

Students at Selkirk College have become embroiled in a legal battle for the right to vote about their membership in a national student group, according to Selkirk College Students’ Union Director at-Large Santanna Hernandez.

“Students submitted a valid petition for a referendum on membership in the Canadian Federation of Students, but instead of holding a vote this semester, the Federation sued us to stop the process,” she said.

Letter: More funding not always the answer

Letter: More funding not always the answer

To The Editor:

More funding might help our seniors if they are in a publicly owned facility. A few more staff and maybe an extra therapist. But history shows that more funding has not improved the quality of care in "for profit" or even "non-profit" facilities.

The taxpayers shelled out more money in 2010 when the client rate was increased which according to the Health Minister, was to be used to increase staff levels.

Did that happen? No.

Open Letter from Anglican Church to Senator Lynn Beyak

Open Letter from Anglican Church to Senator Lynn Beyak

Senator Lynn Beyak's complaint that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) "didn't focus on the good" done by Canada's residential schools has provoked calls for her resignation, and some people wonder how she is qualified to sit on the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples Committee.

Letter: FortisBC works with customers experiencing high winter bills

Letter: FortisBC works with customers experiencing high winter bills

To The Editor:

As our customers know, the winter season brings higher electricity bills given the home heating energy requirements compared to the rest of the year.

During the mid-December to mid-February billing period, many parts of our electricity service territory experienced much colder than usual winter temperatures. With colder than usual weather, energy use has been higher than typical, which is now being reflected on customer bills.

Letter: About Access Gas

Letter:  About Access Gas

To the Editor:

I was recently visited by a representative of Access Gas offering me participation in the Customer Choice Program which guarantees you stable pricing for the gas you receive via Fortis for the next five years.  The program is well presented and documented and is perfectly legitimate.

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