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Editorial: Air and Share

Since we started the Telegraph last fall, our prime directive (yes, we've seen the new Star Trek film—it's swell) has been to provide a voice for the community of Rossland, a public space where Rosslanders can come together (yes, we've heard the new Beatles album—it's fab) and share information and resources and air grievances...

EDITORIAL: The Spirit of Volunteerism

As Rossland struggles with recreation issues and the Pool Society tries to promote the idea of membership for its facility, it seems like a good time to take a moment to give some thanks for the spirit of volunteerism. The Trail Aquatic Centre may become an unaffordable option for many families in town, but we'll still have...

COMMENTARY: One or Two Things Stephen Harper Never Learned in Kindergarten

Watching TV and TV ads would, I suspect, rarely qualify as newsworthy events but this week a series of ads caught my attention and got me riled up. Every time they come on, they lead to a debate in our household. Not that I’m a big TV watcher by any stretch, but I do often watch the 6 o’clock news and if you’ve been watching...

EDITORIAL: Election 2009: The People Have Mumbled

At the conclusion of what was an insubstantial, ignored, and rather silly campaign by the two main parties, British Columbians awake to a new dawn...that looks pretty much like the previous 1400 or so. However, digging through a landfill crammed with discarded campaign signs (are there any Green ones in there, we wonder), we...

EDITORIAL: And The Telegraph Endorses...

Here's how we see the election. First, the environment is the only issue that really matters. If you disagree, stop reading now as you'll object to everything that follows. Anyone who reads this paper on a regular basis will know that, in our opinion, we're on the verge of one of two things: a catastrophic series of events ...

GUEST OPINION: The Proposed STV System

By Andre CarrelThe question we need to ask before we talk about electoral systems is this: Why do we need government? The answer is that human activity is organized through institutions that facilitate long-term cooperation, starting at the level of the family and spiralling into ever larger circles. Governments are institutions...

EDITORIAL: Speaking to the Issues

Whenever a storm starts brewing in our 'Recent Comments' box, the same pattern emerges. An legitimate issue is raised, usually because of a story we've posted or a letter we've received, and Rosslanders are quick to take an interest (how's that for tact?). Quickly, however, things start to get personal. Sound familiar? The ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stewardship Society Responds

Dear Editor,The Rossland Telegraph (Apr 21st) and Trail Times (Apr 22nd) both have a letter from Jackie Drysdale alarmed at the creation of the Rossland Stewardship Society. Her premise is that Council is elected to govern the City, undisturbed by public input, at least not from any self-appointed citizens' group.Would you ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: His One Regret

Dear Editor,Ron Campbell said in the interview that his one regret was the approach taken  to extend the municipal boundary to the North.  I don’t believe that it was  the “approach” (although the approach was to rush the thing through  before anyone had a chance to react). It was the fact that the proposal made  no sense to...

COMMENTARY - Uninspired and Undecided

Driving back to Rossland from Castlegar in the warm sunshine, windows down and the new smell of life returning to the flora world, I found my relaxing drive home interrupted by a conversation on CBC radio. I’d been only vaguely listening, but now two politicians were shouting over one another. My attention piqued, I closed ...

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