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Letters to the Editor

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...
by Contributor on 17 January 2011 - 3:48pm

 Dear Editor:

The Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon is calling on the BC government and Liberal leadership candidates to support smokers who wish to quit by providing funding for nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) for those British Columbia smokers trying to quit. 
by Laurie Charlton on 10 January 2011 - 2:32pm

City staff are giving away City property and Rossland Council is doing  nothing about it.

In October 2010, a building permit was issued for the construction of a  garage in the 1900 block of Second Ave.  The problem is the garage is being  built so that it crosses the property line and encroaches about 7 feet onto  the City’s road allowance.

When asked why a building...

by Contributor on 9 January 2011 - 8:15pm

 Dear Editor, 

This letter is in response to (a series of articles and commentary in local media, inlcuding a letter written by Roland Vogel).

Mr. Vogel, as far as I am aware, appears to be the voice of people in the Glenmerry area. He is fairly representative of the views of Trail concerning Trail’s place amongst our local communities. I will not respond to the various partial...

by Contributor on 22 December 2010 - 7:50am

Dear Editor; 

There has been much anger aimed at the board of School District 20 over the passing of the motion to postpone the Planning for the Future public consultation meetings that were scheduled to take place in January.
Our understanding is that at the next meeting of the board, probably in January, the board will work out a new schedule of public...
by Contributor on 21 December 2010 - 8:40am

Dear editor,

Congratulations to both the Rossland Learning Centre Project and to the Nelson Skate Park project for making it to the finalist stage of the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Good luck in the finals. 

 Over the last few weeks I have received several requests a day to vote in this competition. The initial requests came from Rossland. I did start...
by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...