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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 October 2014 - 8:09am

To the dirt bikers riding on mountain bike trails:

I am a mountain biker and volunteer trail builder. I also grew up riding dirt bikes and still ride occasionally. Rossland offers endless opportunity for these sports. My experience has been that all bikers have enjoyed peaceful coexistence in the Rossland area. However, there is a noticeable increase in motorbikes on mountain bike...

by Contributor on 13 October 2014 - 12:58pm

We are currently facing two pivotal moments in public education in British Columbia.

Firstly, we have just ended a lengthy strike that will bring five years of labour stability and an opportunity to rebuild relationships and strengthen our education system. Over the past several months there has been a focus on what was wrong with the system rather than what is right. Now is the time to...

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...


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