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To the Editor,
Why are Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney afraid of local voices? The B.C. government has announced it will hold HST public dialogues featuring speakers from the No and the Yes sides in 10 different communities across the province.
It is clear that the intent was to have local participation from both sides so that attendees would have access...
We are writing to ask your readers to help us make poverty an issue in this election campaign. We know the Harper government has the needed funds to reduce poverty, but instead it has chosen to spend billions of our tax dollars for things like the G-8/G-20 Summits, reduced taxes for large corporations, fighter jets and other “big ticket” items which don’t benefit...
Ask anyone who has lived under a dictatorship and they will tell you of its ugly features: A Supreme Leader who rules with an iron fist; legislation pushed through by a rubber stamp legislative assembly with little or closured debate; government officials ordered into silence or fearful of speaking up; and a press denied the right to even ask questions, let alone get any answers.
A double standard is alive and well at Rossland City Hall.Homeowners in Rossland are required to get all necessary permits and meet all requirements before they can do even small renovations to their homes.
Red Mountain Ventures (RMV) on the other hand seems to have no such requirement. A cabin has been built near the Red Mountain Lodge without a Development...
The City of Rossland has received a mandate from the citizens for the go ahead of the project to replace the infrastructure on the main street and it only makes sense that we replace the old worn out infrastructure before we repave the roadway.
The question now becomes, at what cost? Not only in the money we pay in our taxes but more importantly, in the disruption and potential...
In the Facilities Report released by the school district this fall, three of the top-rated scenarios see Rossland Secondary School closing and MacLean Elementary becoming a K-7 school. This is based on the assumption that grades kindergarten to seven will fit in MacLean. When you take a closer look at the numbers, however, it becomes clear that this is not a viable option.
At a City of Rossland financial planning meeting late last year, I asked questions about the justification for the Columbia/Washington infrastructure upgrade project. After a few vague and unqualified answers about the need to replace 100-year-old infrastructure, further discussion was cut off on the grounds that there would be a public meeting to discuss this project. I...
There is significant misinformation in the recent article about the parcel tax review panel.This misinformation does a disservice to readers of the Telegraph.
A parcel tax roll is prepared on the basis of a bylaw adopted by Council.The bylaw (not the panel as stated in the article) defines the specifics of
the parcel tax roll. Bylaw #2343, adopted in...
Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and heroines and martyrs of Libya, and with our brave correspondent in Tripoli, now under fire. Communication is on and off, mainly off. Here is her most recent report. Since she sent it the phone lines have been cut entirely and the city’s electricity is also disconnected.
I live in the Ben Ashour area of Tripoli. Minutes ago my...
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