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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 December 2010 - 7:50am

Dear Editor; 

There has been much anger aimed at the board of School District 20 over the passing of the motion to postpone the Planning for the Future public consultation meetings that were scheduled to take place in January.
 
Our understanding is that at the next meeting of the board, probably in January, the board will work out a new schedule of public...
by Contributor on 21 December 2010 - 8:40am

Dear editor,

Congratulations to both the Rossland Learning Centre Project and to the Nelson Skate Park project for making it to the finalist stage of the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Good luck in the finals. 

 
 Over the last few weeks I have received several requests a day to vote in this competition. The initial requests came from Rossland. I did start...
by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...

by Contributor on 17 December 2010 - 2:21pm
To: Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid - Minister of Education
 
Since September 2008, S.D.20 (Kootenay-Columbia) engaged its staff and communities in a Planning for the Future process to determine how best to use its facilities in order to ensure that maximum funds flow to classrooms and educational programs. Educational priorities have always been our main concerns and...
by Ken Holmes on 30 November 2010 - 1:54pm
Re. your story about the ‘near record-setting disagreement’ over the Regional sewage system. You say that the Liquid Waste Management Plan has been stalled at Phase 1 since the service review was called by Trail over a year ago.
 
 
If a record is to be claimed I think that it’s important to get the facts right. The process has been stalled for three...
by Contributor on 17 November 2010 - 10:21am

As many Rosslanders know we are being charged a higher rate to use all City of Trail, Trail Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. I am one of many concerned and frustrated people (mother) who would like to use at least a couple of the facilities in Trail without being charged double every time I go. Yes, I believe Trail is hurting themselves but I also believe this situation is hurting...

by Contributor on 18 October 2010 - 1:28pm

In the light of the recent outcry regarding the murder of the mother bear and her two cubs in Castlegar that happened to be in a tree that was too close to so called civilization I would like to address humans need to control everything out of fear which shows up many times as cruelty to life around us.

 
Humans have this bizarre belief that we are the most evolved species...
by Keith Simmonds on 13 October 2010 - 9:03am

Dear Editor,

 
In mid September I came into brief but intense contact with a rather wonderful human being by the name of – well, let’s call him Roy. Roy wandered, or rather hobbled into our place – The United Church Food Bank - one Tuesday morning. Swollen feet clad in too-small sandals, swollen legs wrapped in gauze bandages and clad in khaki pants. He was neat, clean,...
by Diana Daghofer on 12 October 2010 - 1:06pm

Dear editor,
 
 As residents of this area, we believe everyone deserves to be protected from the health effects of pesticides, which have been linked to a multitude of illnesses including both adult and childhood cancers. It appears most residents of BC agree with us. A public consultation, conducted by the Government of British Columbia last winter resulted in more than 8,000...

by Graham Kenyon on 4 October 2010 - 9:06am

There was some earlier discussion of televising Council meetings up here in the Mountain Kingdom. Having attended a few, I don’t think other reality shows like Survivor and the Dragons Den need worry about their ratings, though I suspect there are occasions when the opportunity to vote someone off the island would be a welcome alternative to four hour marathons. And I sometimes wonder whether...

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