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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 22 February 2011 - 10:26am

Dear editor,

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...

by Contributor on 22 February 2011 - 10:08am

Dear editor,

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...

by Robin Yassin-Kassab on 21 February 2011 - 6:29pm

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...

by Contributor on 21 February 2011 - 1:13pm

Dear editor,

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...

by Laurie Charlton on 7 February 2011 - 3:17pm

 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...

by Contributor on 4 February 2011 - 7:17am

Dear Editor,

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.


by Contributor on 1 February 2011 - 4:53pm
Ed. note. The following is a press release printed as received from the City of Rossland. The photo was added by the Telegraph.
It is well known that the Ministry Of Transportation has been planning to pave Columbia Avenue. In cooperation with MOT and in order to take advantage of the opportunity to have the paving paid for provincially, the City has carried...
by Contributor on 31 January 2011 - 11:59am

Dear Editor,

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.

by Laurie Charlton on 25 January 2011 - 1:43pm

Dear editor,

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?


by Contributor on 18 January 2011 - 4:07pm

Ed. Note. This letter was sent to Leslie Paul, PAC Chair, McLean Elementary School and Diana Wilkes, PAC Chair, Rossland Secondary School. The Telegraph was cc'd on the e-mail

 Dear Rossland Friends,
We don’t need to tell you how deeply, and how personally, parents in this school district have been impacted in recent months.   The threat of school closures strikes...