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by Contributor on 9 November 2009 - 4:20pm

Dear editor:

Following a two year battle with brain cancer, Johan courageously released his material body and joined the forces of nature. His indomitable spirit lives on in his daughters Kai and Talia and in his wife Avril.

Johan is the son of Annie and the late Peeter Kruus and the brother of Anders, Martin, and Linda. He is also family to Anne and Michael, Darrel and Dianna, and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 November 2009 - 4:02pm

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches...

by Contributor on 31 October 2009 - 1:39pm

Dear editor,

In reference to your recent comment on the H1N1 issue, I know that part of the role of a journalist is to stimulate discussion, but as I am very involved with the H1N1 initiatives at Selkirk, and in Interior Health, I would like to clarify a couple of things. You indicated that two school principles have noted the absentee rates are the same as usual and that is wonderful,...

by Contributor on 22 October 2009 - 4:33pm

Dear Editor,

The Health and Human Services department at Selkirk College would like to take this opportunity to honour “Thank a Youth Worker Day”, which occurs on November 5, 2009, and thank the professionals who work with youth and families in our communities.

You may ask, “What is a youth worker?” Well, youth workers are professionals who focus on infants, children and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 October 2009 - 10:31am

In a rare moment of accord, Celgar officials say they are as pleased as City of Castlegar representatives at the outcome of this year's Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Celgar manager Al Hitzroth said the UBCM resolution urging the provincial government to re-examine major industry taxation in B.C. is good news.

“I'm still disappointed in the provincial...

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...