Letters to the Editor
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.
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...
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...
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?
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