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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Contributor on 13 February 2013 - 9:03am

Dear Chairman Ganzert:

I served as a School Trustee some years ago, and I understand the difficulties that budget cuts entail, but surely somewhere along the line, the educational and social needs of a community must be taken into consideration.

I do not feel, however, that the Board of School District 20 should move students from Rossland Secondary School to the J.Lloyd...

by Contributor on 9 February 2013 - 8:34am

Dear trustees

I am writing regarding the difficult decision facing you in regards to schools in Rossland. I urge you to consider a few additional points in making your decision. Your decision will affect the quality of education for all students in your school district. It is not just a Rossland issue! Parents and citizens from the whole area should be concerned and should have been...

by Contributor on 6 February 2013 - 4:09pm
To the members of the SD20 board,
After receiving the news from your monday night board meeting regarding the voting out of Option 1 - K-12 at RSS, it is fair to say the community of Rossland is in utter disbelief.
I was one of those people who believed in you all on January 15th when you said you came into this process...
by Ken Holmes on 6 February 2013 - 11:08am

Dear editor,

With all the focus on the Jason Ward affair and the prospect of school closures in Rossland, we shouldn’t lose sight of other concerns--like our taxes.

  • We still don’t know the final cost of the Columbia / Washington project and its impact on taxes. (When are we going to be informed on this?)
  • It has been reported that the City is looking into...