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EDITORIAL: The Galloway Ban

This week, British Member of Parliament George Galloway was denied entry into Canada under Canada’s anti-terrorism legislation. Galloway, a vociferous supporter of the Palestinian people, was banned from entering Canada because of his public support for Hamas (and criticism of Israel). Galloway is not some sort of fringe-ish,...

EDITORIAL: Rossland Went to the Dogs A Long Time Ago

A shocking revelation this week, as new research into Mountain Kingdom archives reveals a dark truth from Rossland’s storied history. Look closely at the photograph which accompanies this editorial (to see the image properly, open the file attachment at the end of this editorial). Gaze upon Rossland, clutched in the icy grip...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hmmmm...That Smell

Dear editor, I was walking along Centennial Trail the other day and as I approached the water treatment plant from a westerly direction, I was enveloped in the smell of shit, and not very good shit, I might add! Where could this smell be coming from, I asked myself? My suspicions were immediately aroused by the presence of ...

EDITORIAL: An Open Letter to Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs

Dear Mayor Bogs: We here at the Rossland Telegraph, along with many other Rosslanders, were saddened and disappointed to hear recently that Trail City Council has submitted a letter to School District 20 advocating the termination of K-12 education in Rossland. We believe strongly that when times are tough - and they are...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Futures

Dear editor, I am a mother of a two year old toddler and I am contemplating moving to the Rossland area with my husband. We are looking at this as our permanent move and are eager to raise our daughter in a beautiful area with so many healthy opportunities. I was raised in the area and have extensive family throughout the...

EDITORIAL: Hmm...

Hmm. This week, Rossland city council has been working on its communication skills on several fronts. On Monday, Council issued its first glossy newsletter this week (bye trees!) and is considering a monthly column in the Trail Times (bye forest!). There are also plans to put in place a public input period at the beginning ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Proposed Christina Lake Hazardous Waste Recycling Centre a Bad Idea

By Rachel Witter Recently, a company called Aquilini Renewable Energy submitted an application to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary requesting the re-zoning of a piece of property on Ponderosa Drive, about two minutes south of Christina Lake. This re-zoning would then allow Aquilini to construct a two-phase,...

COMMENTARY: Losing The Dog Poop Battle

As the snow has been melting over these past couple of warm weeks (Is spring coming already? Did winter even really get started?) the brown land mines planted around town by our dog population have started appearing everywhere. Walking up Washington Street the other day, doing my best to keep my head up and continue a...

EDITORIAL: The Audacious Geography of Hope

On Monday of this week, I went to a talk in Nelson by Chris Turner, the Calgarian author of The Geography of Hope (Note to Self: does he pay royalties to Barack Obama or is Mr. Turner just audacious?), a book that bravely attempts to grab a very ferocious bull by both horns. Unfortunately, they turn out to be the horns of a...

EDITORIAL: Meet the New Council…

It’s becoming common journalistic practice to do an assessment of a new government after its first hundred days in office and that milestone will be passed this weekend here in Rossland: it’s now been three months since the election of our new mayor and council. Last November’s election followed the tenure of the previous...

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