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by Laurie Charlton on 28 September 2009 - 1:43pm

Dear editor,

Recent Rossland City Council decisions make me question whether we are receiving appropriate advice from staff. Based on these decisions, Council appears to be establishing a double standard. Council accepted questionable recommendations from staff to be lenient with bylaw violators and potential developers on one hand but to impose unnecessary conditions for individuals...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on 26 September 2009 - 10:00am

Now that you’re into the swing of putting away berries and other fruit for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about making your elderberry tincture. Elderberry trees are thin, mid-sized trees that look almost like tall bushes that branch out with narrow, long leaves and have an umbrella-like berry formation at the end of the branches. The berries are purply blue and quite small-about...

by Rossland Telegraph on 17 September 2009 - 1:20pm

 

Dear Minister Flaherty:
 
I write today on behalf of Mr. Cal Craik, of Okanagan Barrel Works, Ltd., Oliver, BC, to urgently request that you take immediate steps to alleviate the harm which is being done to his business as a result of the import tax reduction on finished barrels from Europe. Okanagan Barrel Works, Ltd is Canada’s only barrel manufacturer and this...
by Contributor on 15 September 2009 - 10:21am

To the Editor:

I am one of the councilors from the City of Rossland who voted against giving cross- country skier George Grey a grant to help fund his Olympic training expenses. I am also one of the individuals living in Rossland who is working to raise the needed money through a community effort. Let me explain…

As a new councilor I am discovering just how challenging it can be...

by Contributor on 8 September 2009 - 1:30pm

Dear Rosslanders,

This is an update on the Development Cost Charges issue, which I presume you are all interested in, since what happens will eventually impact your property taxes (and if you're a renter, I'm sure you know that when property taxes go up, so do rents.) I'm dividing this report into two parts: what City Council is doing about DCCs, and what other groups in town are doing...

by Ken Holmes on 3 September 2009 - 11:43am

Dear Editor,

I have been involved in the DCC issue for the past 5 years and do not recall ever being told that “…these costs (Development Cost Charges or DCCs) are needed to look after old infrastructure around town” as stated in the article by the Chamber of Commerce. DCCs are only intended to cover growth related infrastructure costs and “looking after old infrastructure”, which I...

by Contributor on 17 August 2009 - 10:49pm

British Columbia’s forest-dependent First Nations Communities today called on the province’s municipalities to join the fight to get long- promised funding to address the pine-beetle exacerbated fire threats.

 

“First Nations have been cheated out of tens of millions of dollars that were promised to make their pine-beetle devastated communities safer from fires, but other...

by Contributor on 3 August 2009 - 1:33pm

Dear Premier Campbell:

On 24 July 2009 I submitted a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office, expressing concerns with the proposed Glacier Howser Private Hydroelectric Project.  Attached please find a copy of this submission.

An overwhelming majority of people in our area are against this project as evidenced by over 1100 people who showed up to a Environmental Assessment...

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...

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