Letters to the Editor
Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and heroines and martyrs of Libya, and with our brave correspondent in Tripoli, now under fire. Communication is on and off, mainly off. Here is her most recent report. Since she sent it the phone lines have been cut entirely and the city’s electricity is also disconnected.
I live in the Ben Ashour area of Tripoli. Minutes ago my...
A while ago in Rossland, there was an open forum between City staff, councillors and the public. One of the clear messages was a promise for more open government. Recently, there has been a process conducted by the City of Rossland which has been anything but open – the proposal for an infrastructure upgrade of Columbia Avenue and Washington Street in conjunction...
The recent City of Rossland newsletter about the Columbia Avenue and Washington Street infrastructure project should have been titled “Propagating the Myth”. The newsletter, which was not approved by Council, contains many misleading statements.
The City has provided very little justification for undertaking this project and has done...
Recently, a local chapter of the Council of Canadians invited me to speak at a forum about CETA. The forum will play host to our current MP as a speaker as well as MP Peter Julian, the NDP’s International Trade Critic.
As most people will recall, the NDP sent out a cartoonish flyer last fall, which discussed the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known simply as CETA. Since then, there has been much discussion about the issue and recently, our current MP has spent time criticizing both local constituents and the local media about the situation....
Rossland Council has taken a step toward turning the Columbia/Washington infrastructure project into another financial fiasco like the Ophir Reservoir project. The project is based on the assumption that a maximum of $6 million will have to be borrowed to pay for the work.
Questions arise whether that will be enough money and what will we get for it?
Ed. Note. This letter was sent to Leslie Paul, PAC Chair, McLean Elementary School and Diana Wilkes, PAC Chair, Rossland Secondary School. The Telegraph was cc'd on the e-mail
City staff are giving away City property and Rossland Council is doing nothing about it.
In October 2010, a building permit was issued for the construction of a garage in the 1900 block of Second Ave. The problem is the garage is being built so that it crosses the property line and encroaches about 7 feet onto the City’s road allowance.
When asked why a building...
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