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Letters to the Editor

by Kimberly Joines on 27 February 2010 - 7:25am

Hey Rossland,

By now I imagine most of you have heard… I love how quickly rumors can circulate around this little town of ours! But in case you haven’t, I have some incredibly disheartening news.  It pains me to tell you that it looks unlikely that I will be competing in the 2010 Paralympics in March.  Just one month prior to the beginning of the games, I had a “missed step”...

by Contributor on 25 February 2010 - 10:13am

Raising Broilers: An easy way to fill your freezer and make extra money

The first thing I noticed when I moved to Grand Forks was the amount of land that everyone had. I grew up in Calgary where I could see what my neighbour was having for supper from my kitchen window. When we moved here I was trying to figure out how to make some extra money and saw an...

by Contributor on 22 February 2010 - 12:34pm

Dear editor,

Kudos to the doctors and nurses who have had the courage to speak out about the proposed cutbacks in the OR department at KBRH in Trail. I would like to throw in my two bits' worth and make it personal.

I injured myself last June and had an appointment with a specialist in September; at that time, I was told I would require surgery, and that this specific surgery -...

by Contributor on 9 February 2010 - 10:22am

Dear Boundary Citizens,

There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:36am
Dear editor, It is with great regret that the department of surgery must submit this letter. We strongly believe that the public has a right to know what is happening to their surgical services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail. We are a group of highly skilled, specialist surgeons and anaesthetists who have been providing service to the population of the West Kootenay...
by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:18am

Dear 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...

by Jackie Drysdale on 31 January 2010 - 10:49am

Dear editor,

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...

by Contributor on 18 January 2010 - 11:14am

[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...

by Contributor on 12 January 2010 - 9:33am

Dear editor,

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...

by Contributor on 11 January 2010 - 12:05pm

Dear editor,

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 have...