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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Andrew Bennett on 20 September 2012 - 10:39am

Dear Laurie Charlton,

I write in response to your recent condemnation of council's process in hiring our new CAO/CFO.

I've added some headings to break things up.


by Contributor on 13 September 2012 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

As director of the RougeMusic concert series and as a professional musician, I feel passionate about ensuring that there is a thriving arts community in Rossland.

Currently I am raising funds and managing large budgets for the Health Arts Society’s Kootenay wide concert series, as well as other concert series in the region, all of which are doing well financially....

by Contributor on 12 September 2012 - 10:41pm

To the Editor;

In recent months I have passed through Grand Forks on two occasions. During my first visit I drove by what could be described as an "animal compound" adjacent to the Kettle River. I observed animals, particularly horses, kept in what I consider to be appalling and unacceptable conditions. In June some of these horses were standing up to their shins in...

by Letters to the editor on 30 July 2012 - 9:30am

The Hon. Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Place de Ville, Tower C, 29th Floor, 330 Sparks Street

Otatwa, Ontario, K1A 0N5

RE:  Closure of the Nelson BC DFO Office

Dear Minister:

I write to bring to your attention concerns that are being voiced by local...