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Letters to the Editor

by Deanne Steven on 10 January 2014 - 10:08am

Dear Mayor and Councillors,

Please find below and attached our request for funding for the 2014 year. This year we are requesting that our funding be tied directly to Business License revenue as we feel that this would be a good method of determining our success every year. The more businesses that are licensed in Rossland the stronger the overall economy has become,...

by Alex Atamanenko on 8 January 2014 - 7:40pm

Dear Minister,

Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear Canada Post’s announcement that it was planning to eliminate home delivery services, pursue the privatization of postal outlets, increase postal rates and lay off between 6,000 and 8,000 postal workers. The Canada Post Act doesn’t call upon Canada Post to make a profit at any cost. The three major mandates are service to all...

by Contributor on 4 November 2013 - 8:26am

To The Editor

In late September, at a Council meeting packed with public wanting to talk about Cooke Ave. rezoning and broadband, Council noted its in-camera decision at meeting two weeks earlier in which they voted not to renew the contract of the City’s Manager of Planning, Mike Maturo.  

Maybe it’s that there was so much other news going on then, or maybe it’s that I’ve just...

by Contributor on 10 October 2013 - 1:50pm

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links.

Nelson has been moved into a new riding called Kootenay Columbia which includes Cranbrook. I attended the public meeting held by the Commission in Nelson along with approximately 20...

by Contributor on 5 October 2013 - 8:26am

A decade or so ago Rossland engaged in a series of municipal exchanges with city officials from the city of Nyanga in Zimbabwe. The following letter, by Zimbabwe's Cathy Buckle, gives an update on life in that part of the world and may be of interest to anyone who remembers the exchanges, or to anyone with an interest in everyday life in another country.

Dear Family and Friends...

by Contributor on 19 September 2013 - 8:57am
Deaer editor,
This letter is about an important issue which applies to our businesses. Our businesses continue to struggle because we pay high taxes and the population is not increasing. Recently closing the High School has made our survival even harder...
by Contributor on 18 July 2013 - 7:31am

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

My wife and I spent 16 years out of country and...

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...