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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 2 October 2014 - 10:36pm

Dear Editor,

This week many Rossland taxpayers received notice that they owe the City a penalty fee for late payment of their property taxes.  Several of us have found that out taxes were indeed paid on July 2.  While the money left our accounts on that day,  the City claims that it did not receive the...

by Ken Holmes on 7 September 2014 - 6:09am

It appears that in the recent referendum about 27% of Trail’s eligible voters voted in favour of a combined pedestrian / pipe-bridge. It also appears that 64% didn’t bother to vote at all, maybe because they had been told by their Council that it would not cost them anything in additional taxes… so why bother.

But what about the taxpayers in Rossland and Warfield who, so far, have had...

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...