Letters to the Editor
I am honorary Canadian observer on the umbrella U.S. Pesticide Working Group. I live in suburban Ottawa and have a substantial lawn maintained in an
excellent condition, without any pesticides and with very little effort. Few people know that herbicides were unavailable for weed control prior to WWII and were initially used for military purposes.
The lawns in my...
The Winter Carnival in Rossland was such a success this year!
Thanks to Kelly Acheson, the Chair of the Carnival Committee and all her Committee members and the many, many volunteers that put the whole show together. There was so much to do and see at this year's Winter Carnival and I think it reached out to everyone in the community, whatever their special...
[Editor's note: The following is a letter sent last week to School District 20 by Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom. The mayor read part of this letter aloud at Thursday's meeting at RSS]
Rossland City Council thanks the School Board for their efforts in dealing with the school situation in such a challenging environment and appreciates your involvement of the community through a...
Regarding submissions to the school board during Phase 2 - Planning for the Furure, people should not worry too much about a "unified" PAC response. The root of the issue, in my opinion, is the dependancy model that we continue to find ourselves in.
I believe that individual rural communities should be making decisions regarding education of our children and I have...
There has been a lot of passion and concern expressed regarding the possible cuts in our local schools. Meetings in the district have been well attended and numerous people are also expressing their thoughts in writing to the School District. Meanwhile the School District Trustees and board staff have faced the tough questions and concerns with professionalism.
I would like to say how wonderfull it is to live in a city where you can walk up the street and ski and walk on a groomed trail! I thank the city for being progressive by funding the grooming of Centennial trail, so that folks can walk to a trail that they ski, snowshoe or walk on, instead of having to get in their car and drive somewhere to be active.
It makes getting...
I am taking the CCSW (Classroom and Community Support Worker) program at
Selkirk College. I am at the end of the fall semester and it was a wild and
crazy time, so much coming at you so fast, but have truly enjoyed and learned
I’ve always wondered if I was being politically correct in my naming words
that went with those that I will...
If a plunge in the river is not your bag
If you’re finding your muscle tone starting to sag
If your head is still aching from the evening before
If your back feels tired and your legs are sore
If you ate too much and your belly is groaning
If you want to be happy and are fed up with moaning
Then try something different that gets your blood racing
I would like to commend the Telegraph's discussion with Nelson and Creston on their recreation infrastructure improvements and resultant tax increases. These were very timely considering Rosslands problem with our arena roof, i.e. 'should council have commenced studies on whether to take up the grant of $400K to repair the arena roof?'
My thoughts on...
The time has come to legalize marijuana, tax it, and create a few hundred thousand jobs. Marc Emery is currently waiting to see if we will let the US extradite him, to face a possible life sentence for selling seeds on the internet.
44% of Canadians have admitted to smoking weed, leading to the obvious conclusion that millions of Canadians currently possess marijuana...