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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 11 January 2013 - 7:05pm

Dear editor,

Although we reside in southwest Ontario near Guelph, my wife and I share great affection for Rossland.

A decade and a half ago, with she between jobs and me on a sabbatical from my teaching career, we decided to spend a year in the mountains of southern B.C. with our children – and chose Rossland. Indeed, our son returned and now lives there with his partner, and I...

by Contributor on 11 January 2013 - 2:55pm

Dear Rossland City Councilors,

I am baffled by the Mayor calling a public meeting and then having nothing specific to say.  He acknowledges  that “mistakes were made” but can’t say what they were. He says there have been changes but can’t identify any specifically.

Most outrageously, he continues to say that there is no evidence of illegality, in the face of overwhelming evidence...

by Ken Holmes on 6 January 2013 - 8:33am

Dear editor,

At the meeting in the Seniors’ Centre last Thursday, the Mayor claimed that a comprehensive audit of the Arena contracts awarded to the former building inspectors company had been done. He said many times that he doesn’t see the need for a more comprehensive investigation.

Anyone even with only a minimal knowledge of contracting procedures who reads the auditor’s...

by Contributor on 5 January 2013 - 9:09am

Dear editor,

I am a consultant with a doctoral degree in leadership and a keen interest in the importance of trust in organizations. More importantly, I am a resident of Rossland and, like many others, implicitly trust my elected officials to do be reliable stewards of our affairs. Acting on behalf of others requires openness and accountability—both important aspects of trust.


by Crickets on 4 January 2013 - 8:51am

Dear madames/sirs,

Nobody can deny that our government needs to focus on the citizens that count. We cannot continue to spend money on education, health care and social services while the population using those services are barely  paying into the tax base. Less than 3% of children and teens attending school earn an income, while the injured, sick and elderly lying about in hospitals...

by Contributor on 24 October 2012 - 10:01am

Dear editor,

I attended a workshop in Trail over the last couple days called “Heart-Mind Inquiry”.  The purpose was to create positive change in our communities, with a focus on building compassion in kids. 

As part of the process, we were asked to dream five years into the future.  I don’t usually DO creative writing, but once in a while....

The Dream: Rossland, RSS,...

by Contributor on 23 October 2012 - 2:29pm

Dear editor,

Our gorgeous long fall has kept our mind from winter sports, but the curling season is just around the corner.  The Rossland Curling Clubs are looking for new or experienced curlers for all evenings.

Curling is a fun and inexpensive, social winter sport.  For less than $150 you get over 15 games from November through March.  The equipment is as simple as a pair of...

by Contributor on 23 October 2012 - 9:15am

Dear Editor,

This is a response to one of your readers expressing concerns regarding the Customer Choice program and the role of gas marketers.

Since the launch of the Customer Choice program, British Columbians have been able to choose who supplies their natural gas. They...

by Contributor on 17 October 2012 - 8:17am

Dear editor,

The nice friendly community power company that bought-out West Kootenay Power is showing us a different side. They are walking out on the City of Trail without even saying good bye. The city of Penticton is looking for alternate power sources as Fortis is too expensive.

Their new rates are really putting it to 60% of us. Of course, as pointed out by Fortis, 40% are...

by Contributor on 8 October 2012 - 8:52am

Dear editor,

I have previously written about the state of our roads and highways, especially after my family was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in January last year.  Luckily, they walked away with minor injuries but...