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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 10 March 2011 - 10:57am

Dear editor,


A double standard is alive and well at Rossland City Hall.Homeowners in Rossland are required to get all necessary permits and meet all requirements before they can do even small renovations to their homes.

Red Mountain Ventures (RMV) on the other hand seems to have no such requirement.  A cabin has been built near the Red Mountain Lodge without a Development...

by Contributor on 9 March 2011 - 3:56pm

The City of Rossland has received a mandate from the citizens for the go ahead of the project to replace the infrastructure on the main street and it only makes sense that we replace the old worn out infrastructure before we repave the roadway.

The question now becomes, at what cost? Not only in the money we pay in our taxes but more importantly, in the disruption and potential...

by Contributor on 23 February 2011 - 11:42am

In the Facilities Report released by the school district this fall, three of the top-rated scenarios see Rossland Secondary School closing and MacLean Elementary becoming a K-7 school. This is based on the assumption that grades kindergarten to seven will fit in MacLean. When you take a closer look at the numbers, however, it becomes clear that this is not a viable option.

by Contributor on 22 February 2011 - 10:26am

Dear editor,

At a City of Rossland financial planning meeting late last year, I asked questions about the justification for the Columbia/Washington infrastructure upgrade project. After a few vague and unqualified answers about the need to replace 100-year-old infrastructure, further discussion was cut off on the grounds that there would be a public meeting to discuss this project. I...

by Contributor on 22 February 2011 - 10:08am

Dear editor,

There is significant misinformation in the recent article about the parcel tax review panel.This misinformation does a disservice to readers of the Telegraph.

A parcel tax roll is prepared on the basis of a bylaw adopted by Council.The bylaw (not the panel as stated in the article) defines the specifics of 
the parcel tax roll.  Bylaw #2343, adopted in...

by Robin Yassin-Kassab on 21 February 2011 - 6:29pm

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...

by Contributor on 21 February 2011 - 1:13pm

Dear editor,

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...

by Laurie Charlton on 7 February 2011 - 3:17pm

 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...

by Contributor on 4 February 2011 - 7:17am

Dear Editor,

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.


by Contributor on 1 February 2011 - 4:53pm
Ed. note. The following is a press release printed as received from the City of Rossland. The photo was added by the Telegraph.
It is well known that the Ministry Of Transportation has been planning to pave Columbia Avenue. In cooperation with MOT and in order to take advantage of the opportunity to have the paving paid for provincially, the City has carried...