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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 5 July 2013 - 11:21am

Dear editor,

It has come to our attention that Tourism Rossland has identified money designated under a line “Visitor Centre” to be re-directed to fund a free shuttle bus to Red Mountain in the winter.

The money listed under the line “Visitor Centre” in the city’s budget is, in fact, destined to go towards the “Museum Gateway Project”...

by Contributor on 18 June 2013 - 9:21pm

Dear Editor,

It is my pleasure to write a letter supporting the Red Mountain Academy.  I feel confident that an academic partnership between the Academy and Self Design High (SDH) will provide a favorable outcome for all involved; students, athletes and parents.  It will be a “win win” situation for all.

Online schooling has demonstrated success...

by Graham Kenyon on 14 June 2013 - 7:42am

Dear Editor,

Ken Holmes’ recent critique of the new Kootenay Energy Diet initiative was puzzling to me, not so much the pedantic detail offered to support his criticism, but rather the difficulty I have in...

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Contributor on 22 May 2013 - 7:27am
Dear editor,
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per...
by Contributor on 10 May 2013 - 8:06am

Dear Sir,

I couldn't believe my eyes. Your letter page contained a letter from someone who holds a position of power in a local cooperative. He wrote to raise the prospect of taxation as a spectre of fear and loathing against which all co-op members...

by Contributor on 8 May 2013 - 7:56am

To the Mayor and Councillors:

I am extremely disappointed to learn of the recommended cuts to the Sustainability Commission, and strongly urge you to revise your budget plans for 2013.

The Sustainability Commission is the hub of several community groups in Rossland, and is integral to the vision so many of us have of Rossland as a community leading the way in innovation and...

by Contributor on 20 March 2013 - 1:29pm

Dear editor,

When Laurel and moved our family to this part of the world, we were were blessed with the option of sending our children to Camp Koolaree. On the shores of Kootenay Lake, just a bit north of Nelson, it's a rustic wilderness camp owned by the United Church that’s accessible by boat or a hike on the railway only. Home to 140 kids who canoe, swim, hike, play, sing, and run...

by Dermod Travis on 20 February 2013 - 1:13pm

IntegrityBC has released a letter that it has sent all 24 registered political parties in the province detailing a series of recommendations on electoral reform and government accountability for each party to consider putting forward in their respective platforms for the May 14th general election. The letter has also been sent to each BC Liberal and NDP MLA. IntegrityBC invites independent...

by Contributor on 13 February 2013 - 5:35pm

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday February 12, 2013 District School board 20 conducted 2nd reading and sent for 3rd reading a bylaw to close Mclean Elementary School and convert Rossland Secondary School to K to 9 and bus years 10-12 to Crowe in Trail.

As a concerned resident of School Board District 20 I would like to draw your attention to the following headline and excerpt from the...