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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 9 February 2009 - 12:59pm
I’ve just finished a fascinating read: ‘Old Fences, New Neighbors’ by Peter R Decker, the story of the ranching community in the Ouray valley of SW Colorado – mountain country, beautiful and remote, but a tough place to make a living. Geographically this area is not far from the ski resort town of Telluride, and a good part of the book does discuss the effects of in-migration and development on...
by Rossland Telegraph on 12 January 2009 - 8:50am
Thursday is recycling and garbage day here. The driveway was a sheet of ice. After doning coat, over nightgown, boots and kleats, I slide my way down the driveway with the 1st box. After one fall, I decided that was stupid and gave the next box and the garbage a push which sent them sailed to the bottom of the hill. Then I only had to position them. Recycling in Rossland in the winter is...
by Rossland Telegraph on 26 December 2008 - 9:13am
January 2008 Johan Kruus of Nordic Spirit Timberworks was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Johan underwent brain surgery to have the tumor removed and then received radiation treatments and chemotherapy. As some of you know, Johan has also been pursing novel chemotherapy approaches and combining these with diet change, meditation, acupuncture and...
by Rossland Telegraph on 8 December 2008 - 2:28pm
Dear Editor, Will Koop of the BC Tapwater Alliance has just released a report on the history of Rossland's watershed reserves: http://bctwa.org/RossResRep-Dec8-08.pdf The report is a very interesting and thorough description of Rossland's efforts over the last 85 years to protect our water supplies and the machinations of the provincial government to undermine the control we once had over...
by Rossland Telegraph on 25 November 2008 - 10:30am
Dear Rossland residents, Many thanks to the people of Rossland for electing me to City Council. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to serve our community and will do my best to justify your confidence in me. As we enter into the new term, I hope that you will remain (or become) actively engaged with local issues, and take full advantage of opportunities to funnel your input into...
by Rossland Telegraph on 17 November 2008 - 8:45am
Dear Residents of Rossland, Thank you for electing me to our city council. I greatly appreciate the solid endorsement your votes represent. I am deeply honoured and privileged to be given this great responsibility. I believe municipal government plays an extremely important role in the lives of all citizens, a responsibility that I will take very seriously. To borrow a phrase from a famous...
by Rossland Telegraph on 13 November 2008 - 9:25am
Dear Editor, It’s election time again and the citizens of Rossland will shortly bid farewell to another exhausted band of bleary-eyed, twitchy-nerved veterans of the three years of purgatory that is public service in the Mountain Kingdom. And once again there are new folks itching to take their place, to settle their bums on the seats of power. Surprisingly really, but then despite the...
by Rossland Telegraph on 4 November 2008 - 11:29am
Dear Editor, Andre Carrel, former City of Rossland administrator, apparently has a personal bone to pick with Rossland, which is reflected in his mean spirited letter (and which may reflect his relationship with a previous Rossland council ). This might also explain why he feels so compelled to weigh in on an election...
by Rossland Telegraph on 3 November 2008 - 9:43am
Dear Editor, This message is about who should be Rossland’s mayor for the next three years. Just yesterday the Supreme Court of Yukon released a decision in a case involving the City of Whitehorse and one of its citizens. Although far away from Rossland, this court decision has a Rossland connection. Ten years ago the Yukon adopted a new Municipal Act with a division on Public Votes, a process...
by Rossland Telegraph on 20 October 2008 - 11:45am
Dear Editor, This past Saturday development began between the Pinewood subdivision and Happy Valley. The trail connecting the two has been made off-limits to the public and the developer has said that seven lots will be cleared, though there is only approval for one or two show homes at this point in time. The developer also has a timber mark that enables him to log the property first, thereby...

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