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Letters to the Editor

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...

by Ken Holmes on 3 June 2013 - 8:38am

Dear editor,

It has recently been stated in a local news publication that “Rossland held the notorious tag as the fattest energy town in BC last year”. This deserves comment and correction.

Where on Earth does this myth originate? If this originates from the Energy Diet folks, they should do their homework before making such statements. A draft Community...

by Contributor on 22 May 2013 - 7:27am
Dear editor,
Regardless of any particular election result, federal, provincial or municipal, certain truths remain self-evident. In the case of our two senior levels of government, excessive party discipline is slowly killing our democracy. In the May 14th BC provincial election barely 52 per cent of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot, down three per...
by Contributor on 10 May 2013 - 8:06am

Dear Sir,

I couldn't believe my eyes. Your letter page contained a letter from someone who holds a position of power in a local cooperative. He wrote to raise the prospect of taxation as a spectre of fear and loathing against which all co-op members...