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EDITORIAL: Out Of Bounds Outlaws

With the number of avalanche fatalities in the news over the past several weeks, and the volume of media coverage the incidents have received, many British Columbians and Canadians in general have been asking questions about the overall safety of backcountry travel, be it skiing, snowmobiling or other. While avalanche activity...

EDITORIAL: Another New Year

Another New Year and we turn to optimism as a cure for the 2008 hangover that lays coiled tightly around many of our heads this morning. The last year, 2008, was much like the couple of thousand that preceded it. In terms of genuine human happiness or contentment, one can’t argue that there’s more around today than in 1953 ...

EDITORIAL: "It Could Be"

Is the unthinkable now thinkable? “It could be.” This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper became the first Western leader to publicly admit the possibility of a global depression: not exactly the kind of comment designed to spur on the shoppers a week before our annual carnival of conspicuous consumption. When asked if an...

COMMENT: A Local Perspective on the Canadian Childcare Crisis

A report issued late last week by UNICEF on early childhood education in economically advanced countries announced that Canada, of the 25 nations involved, was tied for last place with Ireland when it comes to supporting child care. This news, for people not intimately involved in the child care industry or without young...

EDITORIAL Recycling: More Questions Than Answers

As Rossland ponders the future of its recycling program, it’s worth giving some thought to the options under consideration and to the nature of recycling itself. According to the Telegraph’s poll this week, Rosslanders appear united on one thing: they want to keep curbside collection. Eighty two percent of respondents want ...

EDITORIAL: A Pro-Rogue Indeed

Stephen Harper can no longer be Prime Minister. Even though Governor-General Michaelle Jean has allowed Harper to prorouge parliament until January 26, when his government must table a budget, he has lost the moral right to lead our nation. When Harper went on television last night and tried to insist that his government was...

Guest Editorial: Child Poverty and Olympic Dreams in BC

As the international press learns this week how much it will cost them to cover the 2010 Winter Games, many activists hope to apprise them of how much they believe the Olympics are costing British Columbians. A three-day world press briefing began on Tuesday, which will see over 200 members of the media tour Olympic venues,...

Editorial: Rossland Telegraph Supports K-12 in Rossland

Rossland is at a crossroads. In uncertain economic times, and with our population dwindling (and our school-age population dwindling more quickly) we need to do everything we can to shore up the pillars of our community if we’re to survive in the long haul. One of those pillars, an essential one, we believe, is Rossland...

Editorial: Earning Our Whinge Wings

Have you ever wondered where we’d be without the right to complain? Here in Canada we’re fortunate enough to be able to take for granted our right to moan about food in a restaurant or roll our eyes at slow service at the grocery store. But let’s take a moment now and think of the unfortunate millions who live under the yoke...

Editorial: Make Your Voice Heard

Even as a kind of cosmic alignment seems to be occurring south of the border something similar may be taking place here in tiny Rossland. In the United States, the threat of economic and ecological collapse are being countered by the choice of a new president, Barack Hussein Obama, who represents a progressive, deracinated ...

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