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by Letters to the editor on 15 March 2017 - 9:09am

To the Editor:

I was recently visited by a representative of Access Gas offering me participation in the Customer Choice Program which guarantees you stable pricing for the gas you receive via Fortis for the next five years.  The program is well presented and documented and is perfectly legitimate.

But although this all sounds fine, when I read the...

by Letters to the editor on 12 March 2017 - 2:59pm

To The Editor:

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, democratically-elected leaders, have a similar problem with social licence.

Trudeau admits he needs it for his fossil-fuel development policies such as new pipelines. Trump does not admit -- it but he too needs social licence for many of his policies, as Nixon needed social licence in 1971 for his...

by Letters to the editor on 6 September 2016 - 9:03pm

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

by Ken Holmes on 20 August 2016 - 8:18am

                Regarding “Trail refuses to pay”, Council Matters, August 17thRossland Telegraph.

                A few years ago, Trail complained that their percentage of the cost of the sewage service was too high since their population had reduced considerably since the original agreement. Eventually after prolonged negotiations, Trail, Warfield and...

by Contributor on 3 August 2016 - 8:50pm

Dear Editor,

The Canadian Cancer Society is partnering with venues across Canada to host live screenings of The Tragically Hip’s concert in Kingston, Ont., on August 20. The Royal Theatre in Trail, the Element Club Bar & Grill in Castlegar and the Civic Theatre in Nelson are among the venues broadcasting the concert to Hip fans all while raising critically...

by Letters to the editor on 13 June 2016 - 3:17pm

As a wise and departed friend once said to me, “I feel a letter coming on”.

A Bear Banger is a very loud explosive that is launched from a hand held cylinder. They are meant for use in remote areas to ward off aggressive bears for fear of one’s safety. Hikers, wilderness campers, wildlife photographers and the like often carry them. They are unregulated and more...

by Contributor on 16 May 2016 - 12:17pm

The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation – leaving taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion, a new report shows.

“Other industrial sectors treat accident insurance and security deposits as a routine and fundamental cost...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.


by Contributor on 30 March 2016 - 10:01am

Dear Editor,

This week, all School District #20 employees received an email from our superintendent delineating another example of our government manipulating funding formulas to extract every possible penny from Boards of Education.

Our School District's 2016/2017 projected budget deficit increased from $650,000 to $950,000 with the stroke of a pen and now we are being requested...

by Contributor on 6 March 2016 - 10:18am

What a great town we live in -  thanks especially to some of our young people who seem to be taking on the world – acting locally AND globally!  Over the past few days I’ve heard about so many impressive initiatives taking place, that I thought I’d write to acknowledge just a few of the recent achievements of Rossland’s youth.

How heartwarming that the Rossland Trail Interact club...


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