Commentary

No charges have been laid in the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster.
by Sara Golling on Mar 8 2017 - 4:26pm

In my few years of reporting on Rossland City Council, I have observed different styles of interaction between Council members, and between Council and the public; I have observed different concerns and priorities.  But always, our City Councils seem to have been concerned to do the best thing for Rossland and its people -- according to the values of our Council members of the time.  Yes, priorities have differed, and some errors have happened.  We all know that.  Errors and misjudgments will probably always happen; we just hope the effects are relatively insignificant.

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Some Pitfalls of Direct Democracy

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Dear Editor, Andre Carrel, former City of Rossland administrator, apparently has a personal bone to pick with Rossland, which is reflected in his mean spirited letter (and which may reflect his relationship with a previous Rossland council ). This might also explain why he feels so compelled to weigh in on an election which does not directly affect him.

Letter to the Editor: Constitution Bylaw

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Dear Editor, This message is about who should be Rossland’s mayor for the next three years. Just yesterday the Supreme Court of Yukon released a decision in a case involving the City of Whitehorse and one of its citizens. Although far away from Rossland, this court decision has a Rossland connection.

Letter to the Editor: Development between Pinewood and Happy Valley Questioned

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Dear Editor, This past Saturday development began between the Pinewood subdivision and Happy Valley. The trail connecting the two has been made off-limits to the public and the developer has said that seven lots will be cleared, though there is only approval for one or two show homes at this point in time. The developer also has a timber mark that enables him to log the property first, thereby circumventing his subdivision application of approval and the tree retention bylaw.

Letter to the Editor: Proposed Ophir Creek Cost Report

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Dear Editor, At a meeting of Rossland City Council on Monday 29th September, Councillor Charlton proposed a motion that staff be directed to prepare a report on the costs of the Ophir Creek reservoir and associated projects. This motion was rejected by a 6 to 1 vote. So, what is it that Council (with the exception of Councillor Charlton) doesn’t want to know and by inference doesn’t want the people of Rossland to know about this project?

LETTER: Getting poverty on the election radar

LETTER: Getting poverty on the election radar

 Dear Editor,


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 people struggling, and all too often failing, to raise their children and make ends meet.

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