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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 29 August 2014 - 6:55am

On May 27th, 2010 Enbridge Northern Gateway submitted an application to the National Energy Board to build two parallel pipelines each with a length of 1,177 kilometres from Alberta to British Columbia. On June 17, 2014 the Canadian Government accepted the project proposal.

On April 20, 2011 I submitted an application to the city of Rossland to re-zone the old Cook Avenue...

by Contributor on 16 August 2014 - 8:36am

To the Residents of Rossland,

My name is Spencer Clements and I am the President of William Cole Companies.

For the past several months we have been investing in the hotel at RED Mountain design development and project team. We have assembled a world-class group of architects, consultants and operators. Our intention is for this hotel to reflect the character of Rossland; small...

by Contributor on 29 July 2014 - 8:55pm

To The Editor:

Here are some "Top Ten" facts (in no particular order of priority) that have been communicated to us by parents, grand-parents, teachers and other concerned citizens about Premier Clark and her government's stand against teachers and public education in this province:

1. The fact that kids are being shamelessly, "cheated", "short-...

by Contributor on 11 June 2014 - 8:13am

Dear editor,

A record high, 33,387 BC teachers exercised their democratic franchise and voted 86% in favour of escalating our job action up to and including full withdrawal of services, if needed.

I want to express my deepest gratitude and respect for the resounding support  and solidarity shown by Kootenay Columbia teachers by their vote in our local.

We have...

by James Klemmensen on 10 June 2014 - 8:52am

Dear editor,

Recently, I have felt compelled to write about the state of high school education in Rossland.  It’s a topic we’ve all heard at least a thing or two about, but if I could bend your ear for just a minute, there’s a chance I might be able to bring forth a unique perspective.

Last year, I was a grade 10 student at RSS.  The closure of Grades 10 - 12 left me with two...

by Contributor on 4 June 2014 - 12:22pm

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

Based on the evidence presented below, we, the undersigned scholars, have concluded that the Joint  Review Panel’s (JRP) assessment of the Northern Gateway Project (the Project) represents a flawed  analysis of the risks and benefits to British Columbia’s environment and society. Consequently, the JRP  report should not serve as the basis for...

by Contributor on 20 May 2014 - 12:39pm

BC Teachers are taking a stand for public education! What’s going to happen?

It’s not something we do lightly but, after 16 months at the bargaining table and still a long way off from a fair deal, teachers across BC will begin rotating strikes on Monday, May 26 to May 29, 2014.

Teachers in our school district will be on the picket lines on Tuesday,...

by Aaron Cosbey on 15 May 2014 - 12:55pm

Deaer editor,

Most of us know the terrible situation SD20 finds itself in, needing to cut $730,000 from next year’s budget, when District finances have already been cut to the bone over the years. I’ve heard it argued that Rossland’s independent Seven Summits Centre for Learning is partly responsible for the problem, having taken students from SD20, and thereby lowered transfers from...

by Contributor on 24 April 2014 - 12:34pm

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West Broadwater Road. This is a picture of the garbage we picked up along side of the road in that short distance!


by Contributor on 8 April 2014 - 8:03am

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.  Instead, they have...