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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 9 July 2009 - 10:15am

Dear Editor,
 
I have been in the midst of negotiating the purchase of the Jehovah Witness Hall in Rossland.  Everything is in place except the re-zoning from Church status to C-2 Commercial status.  At this point city staff is strongly recommending to Council that in order for the Church Hall to be re-zoned to C-2, I will be required to give them 16 feet of this property (SROW –...

by Contributor on 29 June 2009 - 2:50pm

To The Mayor and Council, City of Rossland

The challenge of setting DCC's is that of matching possibilities and probabilities in a realistic scenario, absent complete information. I regret that other commitments prevented me from attending the open meeting to discuss this with you directly.

From what I know, the principal issue with water-related DCCs stems from an unclear rate of...

by Graham Kenyon on 1 June 2009 - 11:24am

Far, far away, high in the rolling, jungle-clad hills of the Golden Triangle  north of Chiang Mai in the farthest reaches of Thailand is a small village.   This village appears to be of considerable inspiration to the rulers of our  Mountain Kingdom, so much so that there is talk of a sister city, yet another  to add to our sisters in Zimbabwe and Moab, Utah.  The name of this village  is Mee...

by Ken Holmes on 31 May 2009 - 6:55am

This letter will hopefully serve as a “wake-up call” to those citizens of Rossland who do not wish to see their taxes increased to pay for infrastructure for future development.

To refresh peoples memories, a Development Cost Charge (DCC) bylaw was introduced in Rossland in December 2004. It set the amount for a single family dwelling at $2,400.  When there...

by Ken Holmes on 19 May 2009 - 8:00am

Regarding your article “Speaking for Rosslanders – Council takes a stance on IPPs” and the discussion question you raise.

I agree with Mr. Kenyon that this is not an issue that Rossland Council should be getting into. The letter they are proposing to send to the Provincial Government certainly does not represent my views and seems to...

by Laurie Charlton on 22 April 2009 - 7:21pm

Dear Editor,

A leadership vacuum is developing at Rossland City Hall. As many people know by now, the City’s Administrator, Ron Campbell resigned  early last week.

I wish I could provide more details about his resignation but I can’t.  I  don’t know any details.  Mayor Greg Granstrom has refused to circulate Mr. Campbell’s letter of resignation to council and a meeting of...

by Contributor on 26 March 2009 - 9:17am
Dear editor: Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday March 26th, is the day of action to keep our rivers wild and our power public. Every step of the way, this campaign has been successfully pushed forward by you. Without all of us out there talking to our family, friends and neighbours, this issue wouldn't be on front pages, TV screens, and radios, and in the hearts of minds of people all...
by Laurie Charlton on 4 March 2009 - 3:19pm
Dear editor, Rossland Council is in the process of adopting a water rates bylaw for 2009 that will impose significant rate increases on people who are least able to afford it - seniors living in apartments. The rate increases are based not on the amount of water used by residents in the apartments but primarily of the number of units in the building. According to examples provided to Council...
by Kathy Wallace on 2 March 2009 - 8:52am
Dear Rachel Witter (and the many others who have voiced their comments in regard to the proposed project by Aquilini Renewable Energy): I am newly appointed as an RDKB Director as of the recent Municipal Elections. I welcome and encourage your letters and emails. I read every piece of correspondence I receive. Public input is a LARGE part of “due process”, and I am very cognizant that an elected...
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...

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